VOL. 130 | NO. 14 | Thursday, January 22, 2015
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has been awarded an 11-year tax break to develop a $64 million store near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway that is expected to employ 175 people.
Hnedak Bobo Group provides travel scholarships to employees
May Branden Canepa will touch down on Spanish soil in late May, realizing a decade-long dream to walk a portion of El Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage route that winds its way to the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela.
Overton Square is preparing to throw a party that’s been 45 years in the making, the commemoration of a milestone for one of the city’s premier restaurant and entertainment districts that’s once again hopping with activity.
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson has proposed ending a single school building housing a conventional SCS school next to a state-run Achievement District School, a move Hopson has talked about making since he became superintendent.
After serving less than a year on the Memphis City Council in 2011, Berlin Boyd is back on the council and working toward a longer stay.
Iberiabank is opening a new branch in Memphis on Monday.
The deal to win Shelby County government’s backing of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s plan for a Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone is getting more complex.
To “fight like a girl,” as the slogan on so many pink T-shirts says, starts with knowing the enemy. Breast cancer is pervasive enough that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.
The University of Memphis has completed its internal review of the on-field fight that followed the Tigers’ Miami Beach Bowl win against Brigham Young University last month.
Ray’s take: I’ve often heard that you can tell more about a person by looking at how he or she spends their time and money rather than what they claim is important to them. January is a good time to take stock of not only your finances but also how you spend your time. And the two can be related.
Wikipedia indicates that a song written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew “charted #7 on the Billboard R&B charts and #14 on the Billboard pop charts” in 1960. The actual title of the song was “My Girl Josephine,” although “in various cover versions,” it became known as “Hello Josephine.” It’s a bluesy number, easy to play on the guitar, and the lyrics begin:
Stronger dollar = higher valuations. The stock market overreached in 2013, expecting big things from 2014. Earnings estimates for 2014 were for growth of 10-plus percent. High expectations boosted valuations above long-term averages.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say nearly 5,000 of 12,000 backlogged rape evidence kits have been tested in Memphis, leading to dozens of indictments.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday kicked off a statewide tour to make the hard sell for his proposal to extend health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's 17 casinos along the Mississippi River won less than $1 billion for gamblers last year for the first time since 1994.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has been elected to chair the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president's health care law.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) – Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new version of Windows – and a new wearable 3D gadget it calls the HoloLens.