VOL. 133 | NO. 14 | Thursday, January 18, 2018
The average airfare at the Memphis International Airport for the third quarter of 2017 fell to $379, which marks a $16 drop year-over-year and a $26 drop from the second quarter of 2017, according to data released by the Department of Transportation.
Memphis is out of the running for Amazon’s massive second headquarters. The Seattle-based ecommerce giant released a list of 20 finalists Thursday, Jan. 18, out of the 238 proposals submitted by cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
When the Memphis Police Department graduates a class of about 80 recruits Thursday, Jan. 18, at First Baptist Church–Broad, the MPD will have a net annual gain in police officers for the first time in seven years.
After six months as president of Rhodes College, Marjorie Hass says small liberal arts colleges like Rhodes are “on the defensive.”
Casinos join forces more often in era of declining revenue
Several factors have combined to upend business conditions at the Tunica casinos in recent years, but there is renewed optimism among gaming operators there who are discovering there is strength in numbers.
In an effort to generate more certified minority and women-owned businesses in Shelby County, the Greater Memphis Chamber will host its first joint certification fair with the county on Jan. 23.
Snow Day 3 as this becomes a snow week for many of us. Granted one of those days was a federal holiday in which the temperature was above freezing and the sun was out. During the second consecutive snow day Wednesday for Shelby County Schools students, Candous Brown, a teacher at Raleigh Egypt High School held class anyway via Facebook.
The Overton Square restaurant Stanley Bar-B-Que that was formerly known as Schweinehaus has filed for bankruptcy, though chef and co-owner David Walker says it isn’t going anywhere for now.
As president of business operations for the Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum, Jason Wexler is more than busy. Grizzlies’ home games. And this season, home games at the Landers Center in Southaven for G League affiliate the Memphis Hustle.
The Frayser Community Development Corp. is a lot busier these days, so much so that it’s expanding its headquarters at 3684 N. Watkins St., where the organization is bursting at the seams.
U.S. travel industry representatives earlier this week expressed concern over declines in international travelers to the U.S.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
Springfield resident Felicity Palma struggled mightily when she moved to Tennessee from Florida two years ago after suffering health problems and losing her job.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An audit suggests that Tennessee lawmakers require updates on the 9,000-plus rape kits statewide, including almost 7,000 in Memphis, that were awaiting testing in July 2014.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee lawmaker has taken steps to follow through on a promise not to pursue school voucher legislation this year.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A Norfolk Southern Railway official says the company still doesn't know how thousands of gallons of oil ended up in the Tennessee River and Citico Creek.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee education officials plan to increase teacher preparation program outcomes across the state.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park says it is raising fees for front-country campgrounds and picnic pavilions by 10 to 25 percent.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward Tuesday with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law.
NEW YORK (AP) – Yahoo users will be able to stream eight basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Banking Committee has voted for a second time to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve reported Wednesday that the economy was growing at a moderate pace at the start of the year, with the majority of business contacts optimistic about prospects for 2018.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Trump-appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that he is launching a review of all the federal consumer watchdog agency's policies and priorities.
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.