VOL. 129 | NO. 1 | Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Two days before Christmas, the nearly three-year-old federal court case that was a key part of the change in Shelby County public education passed what might be one of its final deadlines.
Newman’s historic Memphis photos on display
Don Newman was a photographer whose pursuit of the perfect shot once took him to the middle of one of the busiest streets in Memphis.
In the Press Magazine, an independently owned and operated faith-based magazine, hosted a holiday gala and food benefit Sunday, Dec. 29, at Downtown’s 300 South Main Gallery, marking the publication’s official release party.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant capped a busy 2013 on the economic development front with a New Year’s Eve announcement of a $200 million silicon metal plant near Corinth.
Ben Makino has joined Opera Memphis as the company’s music director. The conductor and pianist, who most recently worked with the Long Beach Opera in Long Beach, Calif., previously served as the music director of Opera Memphis’ inaugural 30 Days of Opera in 2012.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Before settling in for a career in law, Jack Shelton, an associate with Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC, needed to quench his thirst for travel.
With the rapid technological advancements that have accompanied the Information Age, the “selling process” has been shifting toward more of a “buying process” for years, as most buyers engage in significant online research prior to ever engaging a sales rep. Today’s buyers are further along in the sales process, with a much clearer understanding of what they need before your sales reps ever get their shot.
Ray’s Take: It was a great holiday. The decorations sparkled, the food was opulent, and the gifts were worthy of the best Santa Claus. However, in a tradition nearly as old as the holiday itself, now the mailbox is stuffed with bills and your bank account is depleted.
On the day after Christmas, 1958, I turned 7. The next day, Ole Miss played Florida in the Gator Bowl. The only other bowl games then were Sugar, Orange, Rose, and Cotton – all played on New Year’s Day – plus Sun, Tangerine, and Bluegrass, played earlier. Eight in all.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Equality Project is starting a new initiative to encourage business to show support for the state's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. is being recognized by a leading lottery trade organization with an award named after her.
Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid – it's just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.
NEW YORK (AP) – Millions of people step aboard airplanes each day, complaining about the lack of legroom and overhead space but almost taking for granted that they can travel thousands of miles in just a few hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month on a better outlook for hiring and overall growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014.
Netflix is testing new price plans for streaming video as it tries to lure more viewers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose in October from the previous year at the fastest pace in almost eight years. But price gains slowed in most U.S. cities from September to October, suggesting the increases are leveling off.