VOL. 128 | NO. 134 | Thursday, July 11, 2013
Shelby County property taxes aren’t due until October, but the tax bills were to go out to taxpayers later this month.
Victorian Village humming with activity after years of neglect
Around nine years ago Scott Blake was walking to St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral when he noticed a window in the tower at the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village had been blown out, exposing it to the elements.
In a few short years, Jonathan Pekar has created a formidable film department at Memphis-based Ardent Studios.
A Shelby County General Sessions Court judge has prohibited the owners of the historic Nineteenth Century Club building on Union Avenue from doing any demolition there while an attorney investigates if the sale of the building was legal.
With a website launch this week and a year’s worth of preparation, the Downtown Memphis Commission is taking the next step in a developing awareness effort and branding campaign for the South Main Historic Arts District.
With less than a month to the opening of the first year of the consolidated school system, much of the focus has shifted to the classroom and away from the system, the school board and even the ongoing federal court case over the merger.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Chances are good that you’ve seen attorney David Pool in action. Maybe not pacing the courtroom floor in front of a jury but in front of a raucous crowd at a late-night tavern. The in-house counsel for Drexel Chemical Co. came to the legal profession late, having been heavily involved in the local music scene with groups such as Pam and the Passions, and Carson & Pool.
Ray’s Take Selling your home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll probably make. It’s a time to stay cool and realistic. However, most of us have a big emotional investment in our homes alongside a significant financial one. You probably selected it because you loved it, were excited to move in and built special memories there.
MARSEILLE, France – I never expected those other Rivieras to look anything like those here in the States. (See last week’s column or risk being lost while reading this one. Hint: I’m on vacation.)
WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time, hedge funds will be allowed to advertise to the general public under a rule adopted Wednesday by federal regulators.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Billionaire investor Carl Icahn will ask a judge to assess the fairness of a proposed $24.4 billion acquisition of struggling personal computer maker Dell in his latest attempt to wrangle a higher price from a group of buyers that includes company CEO Michael Dell.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials seem far from a consensus on the question that's consumed investors for months: When will the Fed slow its bond purchases?
WASHINGTON (AP) – The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing terms twice as high as when school let out.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Gay rights advocates notched another victory Wednesday after a Senate panel approved a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.