The Shelby County Commission is considering fining people who call 911 for non-emergency reasons since they are just tying up the dispatchers who could be handling far more important calls. So here's fair warning, people: When you need to find the correct time, the number is JAM-JAM-1, not 911. It's really not that hard to remember.
Congratulations to our neighbors to the south in Olive Branch for landing the new FedEx facility, a $57 million satellite package-processing operation. Okay, we admit we're pretty jealous, but hey, at least we have the Forum.
A Memphis church gives away a $75,000 home to a couple claiming to be Katrina victims, only to find out that the recipients of the generous gift 1) were possibly not even a couple, 2) were probably not Katrina victims, and -- here's the kicker -- 3) sold the house for a nice profit. When contacted by a TV reporter, one of the short-term home-owners said, "Take it up with God." Or you could try an attorney first or the police.
Burglars break into a Lakeland
Muvico at Peabody Place darkens about half of its 22 screens, citing a decrease in demand. Some people will see this as the direct result of in-home competitors like Netflix, but we tend to blame Hollywood for cranking out such tripe as Santa Claus 3.