VOL. 132 | NO. 17 | Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Memphis Grizzlies next season will have an expansion NBA Development League team it will own and operate that will play its home games at the Landers Center in Southaven.
The vacant Imperial Lanes bowling alley on Summer Avenue is moving closer to redevelopment as a Planet Fitness gym.
The Memphis-area economy across several key sectors – construction, real estate, retail spending, and others – is continuing to improve.
David Bronczek will be promoted to the role of president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corp. 11 months ahead of schedule, the shipping giant announced Monday, Jan. 23.
If South Cordova, Windyke and Southwind leave Memphis, the city should get to keep sales tax and property tax revenue generated by commercial properties in those three recently annexed areas.
How many of you knew the Iowa Energy was what amounts to a minor league team connected to the Grizz? How many of you knew that before Wade Baldwin and Troy Williams got sent there last month?
The Memphis branch of the NAACP has one full-time employee and is looking for a new executive director in what amounts to a major overhaul of the chapter as it marks its centennial year.
NASHVILLE – A debate could be brewing in the General Assembly this session over increasing Tennessee’s minimum wage.
SPECIAL EDITION: Memphis Newsmakers – Sports
The baseball fields in January are relatively quiet, at least compared to March. That’s when 60 to 65 teams begin to make their way every weekend to the Gameday Baseball complex in Cordova, where tournaments are in high gear from March through October.
While pro and college sports dominate local media coverage, the Mid-South remains a hotbed for outdoors activities such as hunting and fishing.
Step inside the East Memphis offices of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and the 58-year history of the game is captured in long, mirrored display cases featuring the helmets of every team to play in the game – from the simple crimson-and-white helmet of Alabama to the golden dome of Notre Dame.
When an organization captures your heart you think about how you can contribute to their work. You give of your time, resources and talents. You can also plan to continue your giving in the future, even when you’re gone. You can start at 20 years old or 70. Age is not a barrier.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is tapping Danielle Whitworth Barnes as the state Department of Human Services commissioner.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State officials have authorized a special audit of Tennessee State Museum operations after its executive director received a 26 percent pay raise.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities have closed all northbound lanes of a highway in east Tennessee after a 15-foot deep sinkhole opened up.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country music legend Crystal Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi casinos ended 2016 on a high note, with revenue rising in both December and the year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire.