VOL. 129 | NO. 117 | Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Most of council day at City Hall Tuesday, June 17, will be devoted to closing out most, but not all, of the city’s budget season.
Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum celebrates milestone moment in rock
It’s one of the most well-known bits of lore associated with Memphis, that of a 19-year-old singer who, in July 1954, walked into a recording studio and belted his raucous version of the blues song “That’s All Right (Mama)” into Sam Phillips’ microphone.
A company that recycles and manufactures post-industrial plastics is considering relocating from Arkansas to Memphis.
The Shelby County Attorney’s office is investigating whether Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks lives in the district she has represented for the last eight years.
Ricky Wilkins told a packed campaign headquarters in Poplar Plaza on a busy campaign weekend that U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is waging a dirty campaign while complaining that Wilkins is doing the same.
As Graceland marks the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley in August, another important artist from Sun Records will be remembered in Dyess, Ark.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, June 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
6870 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38115, Sale Amount: $1.1 million -
Local real estate investment firm Aren Investments LLC has paid $1.1 million for the Haverty’s furniture store at 6870 Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.
Part one of a three-part series. Private-public partnerships are promoted as a collaborative way to bring people and resources together across sectors.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate after a dismal start to the year even though the job market won't return to full employment until 2017.
NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Sales of a treated ground beef product that critics derisively dubbed "pink slime" have rebounded, according to two of its manufacturers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.
DENVER (AP) – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.