VOL. 128 | NO. 54 | Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The countywide school board returns from spring break Tuesday, March 19, for a special meeting that could include terms of or at least a discussion of buyout terms for Shelby County Schools superintendent John Aitken.
Visible Music College prepares to launch Chicago campus
Thirteen years after Visible Music College founder Ken Steorts launched a school with a focus on music ministry and production that relocated into Memphis after outgrowing its original Lakeland campus, the school is preparing to launch a satellite campus.
Shelby County Commissioners approved a plan Monday, March 18, to convert the countywide school board to a 13-member single district body effective Sept. 1.
Urban planner and designer Jeff Speck has told city government leaders that the recently renamed Jefferson Davis Park is the “obvious next opportunity” for riverfront development plans and represents a “big bang in an important place.”
Countywide school board members meeting in special session Tuesday, March 19, will consider a recommendation to change or alter plans for an optional school for the musical arts at Humes Middle School and instead turn the school over to the state-led Achievement School District.
Memphis City Council members get their first look Tuesday, March 19, at a proposal to repeal the much amended impasse ordinance in place since the 1978 fire and police strikes.
Two countywide school board members who ran against each other for the same seat on the school board last year agree that the 23-member board is doing the best it can to make decisions about the schools merger.
Memphis-based Triumph Bank saw a 28 percent gain in its pretax income in 2012 compared to 2011.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
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Last week we discussed the importance of crafting a legacy statement to help steer your life and priorities, while affording future generations something to cherish. This week, let us re-focus on our civic pride campaign, “Memphis Rocks,” which is now featured on thousands of T-shirts being worn around the Mid-South and in various cities around the globe.
NEW YORK (AP) – FedEx Corp. wants businesses and consumers to buy more express-delivery shipping services, and the company could indicate whether that’s happening yet when it reports fiscal third-quarter results before the market opens Wednesday.
NASHVILLE (AP) – First lady Crissy Haslam will be in Memphis on Tuesday, March 19, to promote early literacy.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – The Lambuth campus of the University of Memphis is sponsoring a panel discussion about the relationship between politics and music.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A special joint offering from Tennessee craft brewers Yazoo and Calfkiller features an unusual sales pitch to beer aficionados: "Now With Even More Taxes!"
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates increased in half of U.S. states in January from December, as employers nationwide added the fewest jobs in seven months.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Thomas Perez, President Barack Obama's choice for Labor secretary, has used his perch as the nation's chief civil rights enforcer to crack down on voter suppression, discrimination and police brutality.
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders fell this month because of concerns that increased demand for new homes is exceeding supplies of ready-to-build land, building materials and workers.