VOL. 131 | NO. 202 | Monday, October 10, 2016
Happy Monday, Memphis! Get ready for an eclectic mix of fairs, food and festivals to keep you entertained this week. Check out details on those and other need-to-know happenings in The Week Ahead…
For a room with several dozen brightly colored balloons and a buffet, the small auditorium at Southwest Tennessee Community College on Macon Cove got very quiet last week when SWTCC president Tracy D. Hall began talking about her 14-month tenure as leader of the city’s community college.
For Metropolitan Bank Memphis market CEO Philip May, it’s not a difficult question to answer.
Two projects planned a block apart from each other will flood the Midtown market with luxury rental units.
Trump vs. Clinton or Giants vs. Packers? America Chooses.
Gestalt Community Schools will not be running Humes Preparatory Academy Middle and Klondike Preparatory Academy Elementary schools after the end of the current school year, the charter school announced Friday, Oct. 7.
From the sideline, Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson watched history unfold as Tony Pollard raced 95 yards and erased a 20-year gap between kick returns for touchdowns.
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Memphis rediscovering itself and aiming higher
As director of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Jen Andrews has been on the front lines of what can fairly be called a green revival in Memphis. And she is amazed at how much change has occurred over the last decade, a rebirth that spans not just across the miles but now seems embedded in the city’s psyche.
The word “parks” doesn’t begin to adequately describe what is currently happening in Memphis.
2015: City Council member Jim Strickland upsets incumbent Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, taking 42 percent of the vote in the mayor’s race to 20 percent for Wharton. Wharton becomes only the second incumbent mayor to lose a reelection bid in the history of the mayor-council form of government. And Strickland becomes only the second mayor elected from a seat on the council.
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An out-of-town developer with one hotel planned for the Downtown market has purchased the former Memphis College of Art graduate school at 477 South Main for another hotel.
The president of Southwest Tennessee Community College told teachers and other staff of the school Thursday, Oct. 6, that they are sending students on “journeys of confusion” with answers that either make no sense or are different than the answers students get elsewhere on campus.
A Downtown apartment complex will lock in affordable rents in one of Memphis’ most expensive areas. The South Main Artspace Lofts saw a formal groundbreaking Thursday, Sept. 29, at the giant United Warehouse building at 138 St. Paul Ave., tucked off of South Main.
Lamar Avenue is a $300 million problem. Rush hour on Lamar turns into several hours, and for the hundreds of distribution centers located near the corridor, just-in-time delivery is nearly impossible in the face of miles of congested traffic.
Joe Brown didn’t understand what the big deal was Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the YRC Freight Memphis terminal and distribution center in South Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Tony Wroten after he played in one preseason game.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A man who filmed a couple who had overdosed on heroin and were lying unconscious on a Memphis sidewalk as people mocked them is defending his decision to post the video live on Facebook.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators on Friday called for a public response to help keep civil rights milestones in Tennessee history from being removed from the social studies standards for public schools.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sam Kennedy, a former Tennessee Press Association president who helped push for the state's sunshine law, was inducted to the State Open Government Hall of Fame in Washington this weekend.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas State Medical Board has passed telemedicine rules to allow doctors to examine patients from a distance through audio and visual technology.
Drugmaker Mylan will pay $465 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicaid for its life-saving EpiPen, ending one of the controversies over the soaring price of the emergency allergy injection.