VOL. 132 | NO. 10 | Friday, January 13, 2017
The popular restaurant/sports bar/adult arcade Dave & Buster’s will join the likes of Ikea, Nordstrom Rack and Trader Joe’s on the list of popular franchises opening up first-time locations in the Bluff City.
Memphis-based Verso Corp. has named B. Christopher DiSantis as its new chief executive officer effective Feb. 1.
The Memphis and Shelby County housing market remained healthy in 2016, where a record high in average home sales prices and a 15-year low in foreclosures helped make the housing crisis of last decade seem more and more like a distant memory.
Sam Goff, vice president of Independent Bank’s mortgage division, was already upbeat about the Memphis-area mortgage market as 2016 was only just getting under way.
The St. Louis Cardinals have cancelled their scheduled Cardinals Caravan stop for tonight, Friday Jan. 13, at AutoZone Park, because of poor road conditions in Missouri between Memphis and St. Louis.
Bobby White admits Humes Preparatory Academy is a “challenging situation.”
Add Dave & Buster’s to the list of "it" retail hot spots. The restaurant-arcade has inked a lease in Cordova by Wolfchase Galeria with plans to open later this year, probably fourth quarter.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said his core services or “brilliant at the basics” strategy is working a year into his four-year term of office. But he told the Memphis Kiwanis Club Wednesday, Jan. 11, that the strategy will take some time and patience toward what he termed a “renaissance.”
Saying they can avoid a “runaway” convention for “crazy or radical ideas,” Republican state legislators are filing legislation calling for a convention of states in Nashville to adopt a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Mike Nienaber has won a lot of college basketball games. Recently, he bagged No. 300 as the coach at Christian Brothers University. Before that, he won 242 games for Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn.
In the immediate aftermath of the Tennessee Titans’ turnaround season, Jon Robinson’s title was expanded to executive vice president and general manager.
Are the Tennessee Titans on the verge of a breakthrough? It seemed as much over the second half of the 2016 season – the meltdown at Jacksonville notwithstanding.
THE TIPPING POINT
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Theo Ossei-Anto knew he wanted to make a difference in education – but he says coming to Memphis was an unexpected adventure.
THE ENGLISH MAJOR RETORT. So here we are between the election – you remember the election – and the inauguration – you know, the upcoming event that even some of the Rockettes can’t raise a leg over – and we’re already exhausted.
Ray’s Take When you’re busy focusing on living your life, it’s easy to fall into spending habits that aren’t exactly consistent with your long-term goals. Marketing departments hire some very smart people who can get you to buy things that you didn’t even know you wanted!
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says Volkswagen officials have assured him that the German automaker's expansion plans in Tennessee remain on track despite an agreement to pay $4.3 billion in federal criminal and civil fines.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville International Airport has set a new record with nearly 13 million passengers in 2016. That's an increase of 1.3 million travelers, or 11 percent more than the previous year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state lawmaker who tried to unseat Republican Beth Harwell as speaker of the House has been removed from his position as chairman of the Transportation Committee.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Customers of Mississippi's two private electric utilities will see higher bills in February as they pass through rebounding natural gas costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Republicans are taking the first steps toward dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, facing pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to move quickly on a replacement.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Newly released transcripts show Federal Reserve officials were sharply divided in 2011 over whether the central bank should launch a program aimed at pushing long-term interest rates lower to spur economic growth.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. federal government's budget deficit rose from a year earlier for the second straight month, the latest sign of a rising financing gap.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.