» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 133 | NO. 5 | Friday, January 5, 2018

New Owners of Downtown Hotel Seeking PILOT Transfer, Bakery Development Project Progressing

Richmond, Virginia-based Apple Hospitality REIT is seeking an assignment from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. in order to complete the purchase of the Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis – Beale Street located at 175 Peabody Place in Downtown Memphis.

Memphis Hilton Sells for $31M

The Memphis Hilton, the iconic cylindrical hotel located 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. in East Memphis, has sold for $31 million.

NAACP Leads Coalition Calling for Boycott of Monuments Protest

The Memphis Branch NAACP is urging Memphians to ignore planned Saturday protests by groups opposed to the recent removal of Confederate monuments.

Texas Investor Buys $14.6M Industrial Portfolio

Sealy & Co., a Texas-based real estate investment firm, has purchased a 584,000-square-foot industrial portfolio in the Southeast Memphis submarket for $14.6 million.

Attorney, Former Political Activist Lewis Donelson Dies at 100

In a century of life that began in Memphis, Lewis Donelson was many things including an attorney, politician and strategist. In all of those pursuits and others, he was one of the city’s most influential citizens and a force in some of the most historic moments in the city’s history as well as the state’s history.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
94.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 58%

EVENTS

POTS@TheWorks will present the world premiere of “All Saints in the Old Colony” Friday, Jan. 5, through Jan. 28 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

more events »

Florida Developers Planning $23M Retirement Facility in E. Memphis

Vero Beach, Florida-based Harbor Retirement Associates has filed a $23.2 million building permit application with the Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build a new senior living facility in East Memphis.

Battling Opioids

Shelby County to launch public health campaign this month

Later this month, Shelby County government will roll out a public health effort led by the Shelby County Health Department to battle opioid addiction. “We’re taking a very long view of this. It’s not going to be a quick fix,” Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell told Shelby County Commission members Wednesday, Jan. 3, during committee sessions.

Memphis Leaders: Avoid Parks During Protests

City leaders are urging Memphians to avoid two city parks and a third area Saturday, Jan. 6, after several groups indicated they plan to protest last month’s removal of Confederate monuments. However, city chief legal officer Bruce McMullen said at a Thursday morning taping of the WKNO-TV program “Behind the Headlines” that no group had applied for a city permit to hold a march or demonstration.

Last Word: Saturday In The Parks, The Citizen and Kroger Backlash

No protest or march permits applied for at City Hall as of Thursday morning in anticipation of a Saturday Confederate monuments protest, according to city chief legal officer Bruce McMullen at Thursday’s taping of “Behind The Headlines.” Our discussion included lots about the city’s move toward taking down the monuments Dec. 20 and what could happen next. Also, McMullen tells us there were some other nonprofits that talked with the city about Health Sciences and Memphis Parks before Memphis Greenspace. The show airs Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on WKNO TV.

New Memphis Arrival Opens Coffee Shop at Brooks

Four months ago, David Pender had never visited Memphis before. That’s how he starts a recap of what for him has been a serendipity-fueled introduction to the Bluff City, an arrival that’s included landing behind the counter at his newly opened coffee shop, Low Fi Coffee, inside the museum store at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

228-Acre Development Planned For Southaven

The Southaven Board of Aldermen has approved developer Brian Hill’s ambitious plan for a 228-acre mixed-use development called Silo Square in the heart of DeSoto County.

Auto Body Parts Distributor Eyes Northeast Memphis Site

Salt Lake City, Utah-based aftermarket auto body parts distributer Certifit Inc. is planning a 604,800-square-foot distribution facility on the southwest corner of Appling and Reese roads.

SPORTS

Former Tiger Clinton McDonald Nominee for NFL Man of the Year

Clinton McDonald, a former University of Memphis football player, is up for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award after already having been selected as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Man of the Year.

College Football Playoff Imperfect, But Entertains

Go ahead, make the case. Central Florida went undefeated, was clearly the class of the Group of 5.

Why Aren’t Starved Fans All In for the Titans?

There is some irony in the Tennessee Titans’ going to the “Show-Me State” for a first-round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Pruitt Makes Most of Early Signing Date

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt could have done a lot worse during the Dec. 20-22 early signing period, the first-ever for high school recruits in college football.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Save More This Year

Ray’s Take: January is the time of year when many people make decisions about how they want to improve their lives in the coming year. Part of your plans for improvement should be to figure out if there are any places in your life where you can save more than you did last year (and the year before). 

Memphis is Changing

SOMETHING’S GOING ON HERE. President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis was invited back to Memphis in 1964 when black folks were getting all uppity during the civil rights movement. He has finally left the podium.

STATEWIDE

Blackburn, Fincher to Report Money Raised in US Senate Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn says she raised $2 million in the last quarter of 2017 in her bid to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, while former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher says he raised $1.45 million in about two months.

2 UT Chattanooga Employees Resign, Cited for Public Indecency

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Two University of Tennessee at Chattanooga employees have resigned, and one has pleaded guilty to his charge, after being cited for public indecency at an adult theater.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Panel Stands by Proposal to Ban Disputed Herbicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas regulators stood by their plan Wednesday to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, despite a request from lawmakers to reconsider the restriction and a lawsuit by a maker of the weed killer.

Arkansas Woman Says Colleague Owes Her Half of $300K Lottery

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas woman filed a lawsuit alleging her co-worker ran off with her half of a $300,000 lottery prize and asking a judge to freeze part of the winnings until the dispute is settled.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Southwest Agrees to Pay $15 Million Over Collusion Claims

DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million to settle class-action lawsuits that accuse the four biggest U.S. carriers of conspiring to boost prices by holding down the supply of tickets for sale.

Facebook CEO's 2018 Challenge: Fix Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) – Mark Zuckerberg says his "personal challenge" for 2018 is to fix Facebook.

A Fantastic Year for Fund Investors: Everyone's a Winner

NEW YORK (AP) – Sometimes, everyone's a winner. Last year was one of those times for mutual-fund investors.

MEDIA

CBS News Fires Political Director for 'Inappropriate' Acts

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS News has fired its political director, Steve Chaggaris, for "inappropriate behavior," the latest in a string of powerful men to lose a job over alleged misconduct.

TECHNOLOGY

AP Explains: Who's Affected by Computer Chip Security Flaw

Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world's personal computers and smartphones.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

In New Rule, Trump Tries to Deliver a Health Care Promise

WASHINGTON (AP) – Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 94 494 11,526
MORTGAGES 99 552 13,427
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 45 1,858
BUILDING PERMITS 135 926 24,165
BANKRUPTCIES 63 276 7,473
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 106 3,912
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 39 181 4,681
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 74 2,544

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.