VOL. 130 | NO. 6 | Friday, January 9, 2015
Methodist Fayette Hospital in Somerville is tentatively slated to close March 27, according to Methodist Healthcare executives who said Thursday, Jan. 8, they made the “difficult decision” because of several years of a declining inpatient volume.
Councilman reflects on tenure en route to Legislature
At his last Memphis City Council session, Lee Harris reflected this week on his three years on the council and the group of politicians he joined.
Macy's is closing its 150,000-square-foot store at Southland Mall in early spring, affecting 112 employees.
Memphis businessman Mark Giannini is in custody in Florida following his indictment this week on aggravated rape and rape charges.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has set Feb. 2 as the date for a special session of the Tennessee Legislature on his Medicaid expansion proposal.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. has confirmed what The Daily News first reported in December: It will play a key role in the development of a massive outlet mall in Southaven.
Tennessee’s two Republican U.S. senators are committee chairmen in the Senate’s new GOP majority.
The team behind a new record label that’s launched in Memphis has big ambitions for what it describes as the “musical venture capital” the label wants to share with musicians.
One only need look back to Monday, Jan. 5, at FedExForum to understand the business of the NBA. The New York Knicks were warming up for their game against the Grizzlies when word came down that team president Phil Jackson was done waiting for things to get better on their own.
Wading in with some quick takes on everything from Josh Pastner to Jameis Winston to Baseball Hall of Fame voting …
FAST FACTS: Elliott was the American Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 2014 as a sophomore; he scored 13 points in the Miami Beach Bowl victory to give him 120 for the year, second in school history to the 138 points scored by running back DeAngelo Williams in 2004; Elliott holds the school record for longest field goal (56 yards) and kicked a 55-yard field goal to tie the score in the bowl game vs. BYU and send the game into a second overtime.
A SPECK OF CEREAL. Insure Tennessee reminds me of Lorne Greene, David Letterman and a can of Alpo.
When I visited Dublin, Ireland, in 2013, I was surprised at what I found. It was a European city that in some ways reminded me of home. People were incredibly friendly. The culture was built around music, food and socializing. The city’s core is a similar size to Downtown Memphis, and it’s built around a river.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Elvis Presley fans have gathered at Graceland in sub-freezing temperatures to celebrate what would have been the late singer's 80th birthday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Andrew Jackson: President. Hero. Rockstar.
NEW YORK (AP) – J.C. Penney Co. said that it will close about 40 stores this year and cut approximately 2,250 jobs, as it tries to improve its profitability.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in November, as stronger demand for auto and student loans offset a drop in credit card debt.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. mortgage rates started the year by dipping to new lows, with the benchmark 30-year rate marking its lowest level since May 2013.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Smartwatches don't have to look ugly to be functional. Clothing and accessories designers are collaborating with engineers to produce computerized wristwatches that people will want to wear all day and night.