VOL. 133 | NO. 104 | Thursday, May 24, 2018
The Memphis City Council on Tuesday, May 22, honored surviving city sanitation workers from 1968 who went on strike with its 25th annual Humanitarian of the Year Awards.
Explore Bike Share Officially Debuts in Memphis
After nearly two years of planning, preparation and hard work, Explore Bike Share in Memphis has finally rolled out. Despite the early morning heat and humidity, several hundred onlookers and volunteers assembled Downtown in Court Square Wednesday, May 23, to celebrate the official launch of the 600-bike fleet.
The newest Memphis City Council member is Joseph Ford Canale. The Christian Brothers High School golf coach and funeral director got the seven votes required to fill the vacant Super District 9 seat on the first and only ballot by the 12 council members.
The school year that ends Thursday, May 24, marks five years since the historic change in public education kicked off in August 2013.
ATLANTA (AP) – The NFL draft is heading to Music City.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
A year-old law enabling Tennessee colleges and universities to keep secret the “proprietary” fees they pay money managers for handling risky investments is likely to be reviewed this year.
Climbing mountains, metaphorically speaking, has become my preferred lifestyle. The exhilaration of the climb, whatever the challenge, I find inspirational. However, I have never considered actually scaling a mountain, even a large boulder, until last week when I visited Memphis Rox, a premier rock climbing facility that opened two months ago in Memphis.
Some time ago, our support center received a frantic email from a customer. His laptop had been stolen from his rental car while he was traveling in Texas for business. He wasn’t sure what to do, and was concerned about the loss of data in addition to the obvious concern of finding the hardware.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Public Records Act is adamant that public records should be available. But that doesn't mean government entities will make them affordable.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Middle Tennessee State University says it has struck an agreement with its research partner in China to for a joint ginseng institute.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones – a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit."
NEW YORK (AP) – Credit card companies are taking the next step in using their points programs to influence what millions of customers buy, going as far as influencing what color blender you might purchase.
Planes will be packed as Americans head out on summer vacations this year.
NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war for Fox's entertainment properties.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials earlier this month suggested that another rate hike was on the way soon, while also noting several risks facing the economy from rising wage pressures to potential harm from administration trade policies.
NEW YORK (AP) – President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter says it's adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year's midterm elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.