Morning Links: 7 May 2008

Tennessee Commerce chops CFO, mediation firm adds local attorney, Scene editor moving on, Healthways tweaks Medicare contract, and more...

Franklin-based Tennessee Commerce Bancorp has fired CFO George Fort. The bank earlier this year found shortcomings in its internal controls, leading its board to place Fort on paid leave two months ago.

Family law mediator Andrew Cate has joined the local office of Settlement Solutions, a regional dispute resolution firm.

That's one less competitor for Tennessee as it bids to land Volkswagen's first U.S. plant: Dothan, Ala., is out of the race.

After four years on the job, Scene Editor Liz Garrigan is leaving to work with Bill King's Magellan Media.

David Ingram, CEO of Ingram Entertainment, will not stand for re-election to the board of Goldleaf Financial Solutions. (Search for 'Class 3.') Click here for some background on what has at times been a tumultuous board stint.

Healthways and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have amended the contract governing the Medicare Health Support group Healthways is managing. The Franklin-based company (Ticker: HWAY) is no longer responsible for producing cost savings.

Corrections Corp. of America is expanding its prison being built in Southern Mississippi by a third to more than 2,200 beds.

Taking out one-time gains in the year-ago period, National Health Investors' first-quarter profits were essentially flat at $11.4 million.