VOL. 129 | NO. 192 | Thursday, October 2, 2014
Robin Hicks, communications adviser for FedEx Trade Networks, arrived at the Lucius Burch Natural Area at Shelby Farms Park last week and made her way through the vegetation to the Wolf River.
Blended learning program brings technology to schools
Once students in 18 Shelby County schools return from their fall break Oct. 13 they should start taking home the Lenovo Yoga laptop-tablets that are at the heart of the system’s three-year blended-learning pilot program.
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft seem to have been eating the traditional cab industry’s lunch.
Delta Airlines is making more changes at Memphis International Airport.
Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc. is acquiring the wealth management assets of Dominick & Dominick LLC, a privately held New York-based investment firm.
The Innovation Zone schools in the Shelby County Schools system won’t be turned over to charter school organizations, superintendent Dorsey Hopson said Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Memphis Police brass plan to put uniform police officers on some Memphis Area Transit Authority buses.
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. is eliminating 112 jobs across its three-state service area as a cost-cutting measure.
More than two years after all of the votes were counted and a year after the election results were formally disputed in court, the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, Sept. 30, that Shelby County Schools board member Kevin Woods beat the Rev. Kenneth Whalum for the District 4 Shelby County Schools board seat.
Ray’s take: If you've at least started planning for your retirement, congratulations. It's often a hard first step. Follow-up steps are just as important.
DAVIDSON, N.C. – A few years ago, Brown University had the largest puzzle-related student activities organization in the country. Its Puzzling Association, with over 30 members, met weekly to solve, discuss and construct. New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz declared a “Brown Week” in the autumn of 2010, publishing a crossword by a different student for six consecutive days. Natan Last, Class of 2012, had 14 Times puzzles published before he graduated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The head of the state Department of Children's Services is considering whether older teens should be moved from the department's custody into the adult correctional system after a third major escape attempt from one of its juvenile detention centers in less than a month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic Senate candidate Gordon Ball is pouring $1 million of his own money into his campaign against Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander.
NEW YORK (AP) – People are quitting their jobs at a faster clip and that's pushing small business owners to work harder to hold onto top talent.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in September, as expectations for hiring and new orders slipped from their August levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is issuing a final rule raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.