VOL. 128 | NO. 152 | Tuesday, August 6, 2013
A day before the board of the Memphis Area Transit Authority votes on significant cuts in bus and trolley service, the Memphis City Council will review $2.1 million in capital spending for the authority.
Amurica photo studio to open Crosstown storefront
When Jamie Harmon formally throws open the doors to the first storefront for his Amurica photo studio – later this month, if all goes according to plan – fans of his quirky, trinket-filled photo booth will have somewhere permanent they can visit.
Missed buses and late buses as well as late registration were an expected part of opening day of the consolidated school district.
Attorneys for the Shelby County Commission are seeking a status conference with U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays on their plan to convert what is now a 23-member countywide school board to 13 members effective Sept. 1.
The city of Memphis is considering acquiring the Raleigh Springs Mall site as part of a civic-driven effort to revive the former retail hub.
It still takes too long to make a deal to move a business to Memphis with tax incentives, but without them, Memphis can’t compete with tax rates in other cities in the Southeast U.S., according to two local business leaders.
Memphis-based musician Amy LaVere’s third solo album, “Runaway’s Diary,” won’t be released until early next year, but the songwriter, bassist and vocalist has a few summer projects that should keep anxious fans satisfied.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
7910 Trinity Road, Cordova, TN 38018, Permit Cost: $2.3 million -
The ownership group of Volvo of Memphis has filed a $2.3 million building permit for the company’s new dealership at 7910 Trinity Road in Cordova.
March 6, 2009, was a dark day in the investment world. The S&P 500 reached an intra-day level of 666 (no, that number is not a typo), as the pains of a prolonged and severe recession had swelled to a genuine concern of a pending economic depression.
Part one of a two-part interview with Mike Bruns. Mike Bruns possesses the characteristics of an ideal board member: deeply engaged with the organizations he supports, generous as a donor, and he treats his nonprofit involvement with the same seriousness he applies to business ventures.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Corrections Corp. of America, one of the largest prison operators in the country, has completed its approximately $36 million acquisition of the privately held Correctional Alternatives Inc.
SELMER, Tenn. (AP) – McNairy County could soon be home to the two largest solar energy installations in the state.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority didn't sell as much electricity in its third fiscal quarter as last year's equivalent period, but it produced more cheap power.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service firms expanded in July at the fastest pace since February, fueled by a brisker month of sales and a jump in new orders. The increase suggests economic growth could be picking up after a weak first half of the year.
AMSTERDAM (AP) – European authorities have cleared US Airways Group Inc.'s proposed merger with American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp. – on the condition that they give up one slot at London's Heathrow airport and take steps to foster competition on the London-Philadelphia route.