VOL. 128 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 4, 2013
Norfolk, Va.-based Norfolk Southern Corp. expects to continue increasing operations this year at its new Memphis Regional Intermodal Terminal in Rossville, just east of Collierville.
Mayor Wharton looks to add to priorities in 2013
In the first year of his first full four-year term of office as Memphis mayor, A C Wharton Jr. put his political weight behind shifting priorities at City Hall.
Clarence Broady, who at one time robbed drug dealers, was sentenced to 31 years in prison Thursday, Jan. 3, for being a hit man for the Craig Petties drug organization.
Pennsylvania-based Exeter Property Group has snatched up the Smucker’s distribution warehouse in West Memphis for $15.6 million.
At one point when Kimberly Bryant, a native Memphian who got a degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, was still in school, Apple’s Macintosh was still new on the scene.
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Regina Hubbard first got involved with the Memphis Area Association of Realtors because she wanted to learn from the group’s positivity and team-oriented environment.
Depending on your perspective, it was lavish praise that spoke to the Tigers’ potential still there for the realizing and great NCAA Tournament victories still there for the taking.
2013 Sports Forecast by the numbers: 1. The Grizzlies swing a deal before the trade deadline but are fined by the NBA when, out of habit, they try to trade O.J. Mayo.
SCHOOL LESSONS IN HEROISM. On Friday morning, Dec. 21 – one week after semi-automatic gunfire swept through elementary school classrooms and the nation, murdering innocence – one week after a Memphis police officer stood between a bullet and you and me, giving us all she had – a single two-ton bell in the tower of Idlewild Presbyterian Church rang 29 times. Once for officer Martoiya Lang, 20 times for the children of Newtown, six times for their teachers and, unlike anywhere else I’m aware of, once for the shooter’s mother and once for him. Each is the toll of madness, of misplaced priorities and violence, of the belief that more armed violence is not only a righteous solution but a constitutional right. And of a country where it’s easier to buy an assault rifle than vote, easier to buy ammunition than Sudafed.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A report from the state Second Look Commission cites what members called "gaping holes" in the child welfare system.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi budget writers have released their initial proposals. But they're months away from deciding exactly how much the state will spend on education, health care and other services during fiscal 2014, which begins July 1.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas' revenues in December beat the previous year and expectations, fueled primarily by an increase in individual income tax collections, the state finance office said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) – A last-minute surge in spending seems to have saved the holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve policymakers expressed broad support last month for the Fed's plan to buy bonds to support the U.S. economy. But they differed over how long to keep buying bonds to drive down long-term interest rates.