VOL. 129 | NO. 130 | Friday, July 4, 2014
Chancellor Kenny Armstrong ruled Thursday, July 3, that the Shelby County Commission can take up the question Monday, July 7, of whether Commissioner Henri Brooks lives in the district she represents.
New podcast celebrates city’s creative resurgence
Memphis is experiencing a creative resurgence. And Billy Nation and Andrew Lebowitz, two friends who work at the marketing communications firm Oden, want to talk about it.
With an Aug. 1 demolition date looming, a group of Tennessee Brewery supporters is still working behind the scenes to save the historic structure from the wrecking ball.
Shelby County Commissioners close out their budget season Monday, July 7, by making a decision on two competing county property tax rate proposals – both lower than the current $4.38 rate.
The venerable Poplar Plaza shopping center at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street near the University of Memphis is slated to undergo a second facelift.
For much of the renovated Beale Street Entertainment District’s 30-year history, George Miller was a figure in exile just on the other side of the district’s formal eastern border of Fourth Street.
Democratic Party leaders bet a lot politically at the outset of the 2014 election season on retired Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown as more than just the party’s nominee for district attorney general.
The city of Memphis can collect property tax revenues from two parts of Southwind whose annexation was stopped in 2013 just days before the areas were to become part of the city.
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
It’s unlikely that Jarnell Stokes was the only Memphis high school basketball player sitting in the upper reaches of FedExForum cheering on the Grizzlies and warming up to that new power forward that we all know as Z-Bo.
So what does Team USA’s soccer experience and the Memphis Grizzlies experience have in common?
As the real estate crash and Great Recession battered the construction industry, the leadership at Linkous Construction Co. made a strategic decision to keep its team intact and maintain the level of service the general contracting and construction management firm had become known for.
WHEN STORIES ARE TOLD IN THE DARK, LEAVE A LIGHT ON. As I watch what leads the local TV news – basically a visual evening recap of whatever that day’s monitoring of police scanners and chasing sirens can produce – and what passes for TV reporting – basically an evening twist to whatever might be salacious or sensational in that morning’s paper – I wonder if all of our better angels have left town.
Parents of newly minted graduates have all heard about it: the “Boomerang Generation.” According to Pew Research Center, It’s estimated that some 45 percent of college graduates between the ages of 18 and 24 are living at home with family. If you are a parent, you may be wondering what you can do to give your children the gift of independence on this Fourth of July.
With central bank stimulus offsetting moribund economic data and geopolitical depressants, this market continues its low volume, low volatility ways. With the absence of news and trading strategies capturing our attention at the moment, let’s take a look back at the second quarter and identify the winners and losers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit fell in May as U.S. exports hit an all-time high, helped by a jump in exports of petroleum products. Imports dipped slightly.
A jump in pharmacy revenue fueled June sales growth for two of the nation's largest drugstore chains, and they may start adding gains from the health care overhaul later this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – There may be more to that "we the people" notion than you thought.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says job growth in June shows the recovery is taking hold, but the economy could still do better.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.