VOL. 131 | NO. 7 | Monday, January 11, 2016
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from drones and robot research to the Grizzlies’ annual MLK symposium at the National Civil Rights Museum...
Memphis and Shelby County saw a 16 percent increase in condo sales last year, with 781 units sold compared to 671 sold in 2014.
Ever since Memphis coach Dave Joerger decided to have power forward Zach Randolph play off the bench, he has been Mr. Team First and Mr. Positive Attitude.
More than 100 vehicles from leading manufacturers were on display at the Memphis International Auto Show, staged over the weekend at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
The Mississippi River at Memphis crested and then it rained.
When the Shelby County Trustee’s office puts a set of tax delinquent properties up for auction Jan. 19-21, it will be a first in several ways.
When Jan Bouten looks out his office window at 20 S. Dudley St., he can count no less than five medical institutions in his field of view.
Two research institutes at the University of Memphis – the FedEx Institute of Technology and the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute – have teamed up to launch a biologistics partnership.
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Memphis' street art scene looks to come out of the shadows
Brandon Marshall is a full-time artist, making a living painting commissioned murals for clients. He’s also well-versed in the graffiti world of Memphis, a small but determined group of artists who tag properties around the city.
One of the oldest public murals in Memphis, a city that can’t seem to get enough of them, is at the Pink Palace Museum.
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Carlisle Corp. is exploring a third high-rise building to go with the luxury hotel and apartment towers in its $215 million One Beale project.
While it relies today on outside vendors like UPS, FedEx and the USPS to deliver customer orders, Amazon has been making moves that signal it wants to increasingly cut out those companies and become something of a package delivery giant in its own right.
Memphis Police Department director Toney Armstrong has taken a job at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The development company that wanted to build a speculative industrial park on the former Mall of Memphis site has sold the property instead.
Memphis City Council members approved Mayor Jim Strickland’s slate of 12 division chiefs and directors Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the first council meeting of 2016. And Strickland defended the pay raises for some of those positions compared to the salaries those appointed positions paid in the Wharton administration.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is highlighting several destinations in the upcoming year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers return Tuesday for the second session of the 109th General Assembly with an eye toward quickly disposing of their business and heading home for election season.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A vote on unionization by dealers at the MGM Gold Strike Casino in Tunica County has been put off amid charges that MGM Resorts International broke federal law while campaigning against union representation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers boosted their borrowing in November, as higher credit card spending partially offset slower growth in auto and student loans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is motoring ahead despite slowing global growth that caused upheavals in financial markets around the world this week.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – This year's CES gadget show, like ones before it, showed off a mix of the dreamy and the practical in technology. Gadget prototypes promised us fully autonomous vehicles carrying commuters on the streets and in the sky, while gizmos went on sale that aimed to solve daily problems like restocking your fridge.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – It's enough to make you want to drop everything and race for the nearest power outlet: Your workday isn't even done, and your smartphone or laptop battery is already in the red zone.