VOL. 130 | NO. 7 | Monday, January 12, 2015
St. Jude school keeps patients on education track
A child with cancer who comes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a lot of concerns.
Shelby County government will have $110 million in bonds over the next two years to finance school construction projects across the seven public school systems.
For Nathan Essex, the president of Southwest Tennessee Community College, his tenure has been a series of changes.
An affiliate of a New York-based real estate investment firm has bought the Stonebridge Crossing Apartments in Lakeland for $34.7 million.
The deadline for submitting an application to fill a vacant seat on the Memphis City Council wasn’t necessarily last week, according to a legal opinion from the council’s attorney.
Wright Medical Group Inc. expects revenue for fourth quarter 2014 to be approximately $83.3 million, representing growth of 23 percent as reported compared to fourth quarter 2013, the Memphis-based orthopedic company announced Monday, Jan. 12.
Shelby County Commissioners could take up an endorsement Monday, Jan. 12, of the city’s proposed Tourism Development Zone for redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds.
In what could be a troubling sign for the city’s first enclosed mall, Macy’s is closing its 150,000-square-foot store at Southland Mall in early spring, a move that will affect 112 employees.
Jack Soden, the head of Elvis Presley Enterprises, looked out at a crowd on the front lawn of Graceland last week in single-digit temperatures and talked about the durability of Elvis Presley’s appeal.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam hopes that when the special session of the Tennessee Legislature begins Feb. 2 the ceremony of the start of a legislative session as well as his second inaugural will have passed.
The University of Memphis football team’s historic season is over, but several seniors are playing on.
“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, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
Because she’s the owner of Graffiti Nail Bar, Lauren Boyd’s business is nails. What she really is, though, is an artist, and her business is her art studio.
“What are the metrics?” We get this question all the time from nervous directors and VPs who are struggling with the philosophical underpinnings of front-end innovation. They are eager to launch an innovation program, but want to be able to foresee the outcome before embarking on the journey of discovery.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – An acetate recording of the ballad "My Happiness," the first song Elvis Presley ever recorded, sold at auction Thursday night for $300,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate hit a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this year even as overseas economies stumble.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state's Republican governor.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it paid the federal government a record $98.7 billion in 2014, a payment that reflects the central bank's earnings from holdings of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities purchased to keep long-term interest rates low to boost the economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is tapping the current U.S. "sanctions czar" to be the No. 2 in command at the CIA.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we're years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider's KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more.