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Here’s who’s running for Memphis school board in August

After a relatively quiet school board race in Memphis two years ago, this year’s run promises a lot of action as 14 people vie for four seats. Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest school system, is stabilizing its finances and setting a course for how schools are managed, so the winners will have significant impact on how the district proceeds. The election, set for Aug. 2, is likely to draw in hefty funds from organizations that favor charter schools and more school autonomy as the Memphis district decides how to bolster low-performing schools and manage several school types. Some board members and the superintendent they hired, Dorsey Hopson, say they support a transition to a system where school districts operate schools more like charters, giving them more autonomy. But they have at times worked to undermine such a transition, often referring to charter schools as negative competition. And the school board…

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Once again, you’ve made WREG-TV the most watched news station in the Mid-South

Memphis, TN May 26, 2016 – WREG-TV News Channel 3, Tribune Broadcasting’s Memphis station, is number one in news ratings in May, marking the 5th year in a row of consecutive sweeps wins. News Channel 3 came out on top in most head-to-head ratings races, including Morning, Noon, 4PM, 4:30PM, 10PM and in every weekend newscast. “We are grateful to the people of the Mid-South for placing their trust in us. Our focus is on them–whether we are tracking severe weather or exploring solutions to crime. We fight each day to make Memphis a safer place to live,” said News Director Bruce Moore. WREG President and General Manager Ron Walter added, “As members of this community, we live and breathe the triumphs and trials of our viewers. We feel their hurt and share their jubilation. As a team, News Channel 3 leads the way in telling their stories.” Nielsen Media…

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More Companies Cutting Jobs

Summary On June 8th, we published an article titled "10 Companies That Are Cutting Jobs". Since June 8th, there have been numerous more announcements of job cuts at various companies on our radar. We have compiled a list and summary of 9 job-cut announcements made since June 8th. Background Since our last article on job cuts on June 8th, there have been many more companies popping up on our radar with job cuts coming, along with two companies who have announced further cuts since that last article. General Electric Co. (GE) Back on our list again, General Electric has announced that even more jobs are coming to a close. Earlier in June, GE was cutting Houston, TX area jobs to defend against a low-oil-price environment. This time, GE is cutting jobs as a part of synergy efforts following last year’s acquisition of Alstom. GE will be cutting 235 from Chattanooga,…

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How To Purchase Affordable Cordova TN Real Estate

If your goal is to purchase property in Cordova Tennessee, and you don’t know where to look, there are many options that are available. You can find advertisements in the classifieds for people that are selling this themselves, or you can go talk to a realtor. A real estate agent might be the best option. They will know exactly what you are looking for, and can do all of the research for you. They will then send you information about every listing that comes up that is matching your criteria. It may take a few weeks to get the one that you want, but this can be accelerated by working with one of these realtors. How You Choose The Right Realtor You can choose the best realtor for the job doing a couple different things. First of all, you need to look at reviews online. They sometimes have these where…