VOL. 131 | NO. 2 | Monday, January 4, 2016
Ellen Degeneres is behind another big donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Tennessee state Senate Democratic leader Lee Harris is considering a challenge of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen in the August Democratic Congressional primary.
CBRE Memphis has gone from being an affiliate of CBRE Group Inc. to becoming part of the Fortune 500 real estate service and investment firm.
Change as a political force is usually defined by the length of a campaign season.
The Mississippi River at Memphis was a foot and a half above flood stage Sunday, Jan. 3, with the muddy waters of the Mississippi just a few feet away from Tom Lee Park and Greenbelt Park on Mud Island.
How was your weekend, Memphis? 2016 has kicked off with a full calendar – from an Elvis birthday celebration to a haunted pub crawl. So whether you’re still making your New Year’s resolutions or already have broken a few, here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about...
Hello, 2016. What’s your hurry?
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.
Jalen Rose, Spencer Haywood and Tamika Catchings are the recipients of the 11th annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award and will be honored on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, Jan. 18 – when the Grizzlies play the New Orleans Pelicans at FedExForum.
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Facing criticism, Urban Child Institute poised for change
The Urban Child Institute’s research produces data. That data provides guidance for making decisions about how to best help Memphis children age 3 and younger. And The Urban Child Institute’s assets, around $150 million in 2013, offer a means to that end.
When you really get down to it, history is a collection of moments, moments that, when they fall one after the other over the long arc of time, eventually form the tapestry representing who we are.
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The restaurateurs behind long-standing Italian restaurant Amerigo are bringing a new concept to a high-profile project.
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 Court Clerk Kay Robilio has appointed her front office as she prepares to take the oath of office Friday, Jan. 1, as the first new city court clerk in 20 years.
After 15 years, Uptown prepares for another growth spurt
A quality, affordable neighborhood for low- to moderate-income Memphians. That’s developer Henry Turley’s ongoing vision for Uptown, a North Memphis neighborhood benefiting from $150 million in redevelopment efforts.
The numbers are startling: Only 43 percent of African-American males in Memphis graduate from high school, and the city’s poverty rate for families with children younger than 18 is 44.3 percent, double the national average.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – After six years, an investment program in Tennessee has become a sparkplug for startups and spurred job creation. It has put private investors on track to make millions and yielded millions in tax savings for insurance companies.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Weather officials say 19 tornadoes touched down in Tennessee last year, marking the state's lowest total since 2007.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Just in case this ends up being his last college game, Arkansas' Alex Collins made it one to remember.
Wondering how you will fare financially in 2016? Below are what experts think next year will hold for financial matters close to home: Raises, rent, gas, food and health.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops.