VOL. 129 | NO. 26 | Friday, February 7, 2014
Memphis-based ServiceMaster Co. has laid off 65 employees and eliminated another 40 vacant positions in a restructuring of its headquarters that began Wednesday, Feb. 5, and was confirmed Thursday.
Park’s bicycle arch to serve as gateway
The bicycle arch on the eastern side of Overton Park should be installed Saturday, Feb. 8, where Sam Cooper Boulevard dead-ends into East Parkway.
Nashville-based Elmington Capital Partners apparently likes the apartment market in Downtown Memphis.
The four likely contenders in the May Democratic primary for Shelby County Mayor have already had their first debate. But there were no clashes among the quartet, at least not yet.
With candidates in the August Shelby County Schools board elections already a month into their filing period, the Shelby County Commission delayed Wednesday, Feb. 5, any vote on changes in the number of seats on the school board as well as the district lines until its Feb. 24 meeting.
The 10th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign raised more than $97 million to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, representing a projected 31 percent increase over the previous year.
A business doesn’t get to be 35 years old by accident, and especially in the volatile world of financial planning, longevity is a thing that comes hard, if at all.
With two weeks to the filing deadline for candidates in the May Shelby County primary elections and two months to the deadline for those in the August state and federal primaries and county nonpartisan elections, the fields have solidified enough that some political players are weighing their prospects for a late entry before the filing deadlines.
It wasn’t unthinkable that Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks would come into FedExForum and win. They were, after all, protecting a one-game lead over the Grizzlies for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference, Nowitzki has been on a hot streak, Rick Carlisle is one of the NBA’s best coaches and the Grizzlies were without point guard Mike Conley.
Rafael Nadal isn’t walking through that door. But Kei Nishikori is.
URPED MY OATS. “I urped my oats,” the 2-year-old announced from the backseat. “Urped her oats? Did she throw up back there?” her grandfather questioned. “Yes, baby,” her grandmother said to her, “you do have purple boots.”
For many employees in the Memphis area, the story is all too familiar. You wake up one day and go to work, just like it was any other. You wear the same clothes, drive the same route, and eat at the same place for lunch. Things seem fine at first, but something starts to feel a little out of whack.
MURFREESBORO (AP) – Copies of a new book about remarkable Tennessee women will go to all of the state's public high schools, thanks to support from the Middle Tennessee State University History Department.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Human Services is seeking sponsors for its Summer Food Service Program.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican operative Chip Saltsman has been hired to run GOP campaigns in the Tennessee House.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate version of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has been delayed to allow sponsors of the measure and a competing version to try to work out differences.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fears of an economic slowdown are heightening anticipation of what Friday's U.S. jobs report for January might reveal.
WASHINGTON (AP) – People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration is laying out new requirements to ensure the safety of infant formula.