VOL. 129 | NO. 210 | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Renovation of the historic Nineteenth Century Club building on Union Avenue in Midtown will begin in a matter of days, according to a local preservation group.
60th anniversary heralds Memphis’ musical past
The 60th anniversary this year of a seminal moment in the formation of rock ‘n’ roll, a moment that also happens to be a bedrock episode in Memphis music lore, has come with all the attendant tributes and celebrations to be expected for such a milestone.
Seven Shelby County Commissioners are suing commission chairman Justin Ford for stopping them from adding items to the body’s agenda.
Two veteran Memphis charter school operators announced Monday, Oct. 27, that they are bowing out of plans to operate new schools in the state-run Achievement School District next year.
Wright Medical Group Inc. of Memphis announced Monday, Oct. 27, a merger of the specialty orthopedic company with Tornier N.V., a global medical device company headquartered in Amsterdam that makes and markets joint replacement and soft tissue repair devices.
AutoZone’s board of directors is recommending shareholders vote against the motion a shareholder plans to present at the company’s annual meeting in December that would ask the auto parts retailer to provide greater detail on its political spending.
Shelby County Commissioners moved a critical vote on changing health insurance benefits for county employees to a special Thursday, Oct. 30, meeting in a Monday session dominated by the proposed changes.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a top prospect who played for the Memphis Redbirds the past two seasons, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.
Germantown will have a new mayor once all of the votes are counted Nov. 4 in the city’s municipal elections on the ballot.
Early voting turnout in advance of the Nov. 4 Election Day was running about 17,000 voters behind the early vote turnout four years ago for the same election cycle through the second and final weekend in the early voting period.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
3900, 4100 Willow Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38118, Sale Amount: $1.9 million -
Two buildings inside Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park in Hickory Hill have been sold for $1.9 million.
Not all fundraising challenges lie in the actions – or lack of action – by donors, board members, staff and volunteers. Some are hidden in plain sight. Consider the following.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is returning to familiar themes touting his long political career in Tennessee in what his campaign is calling the "closing TV ad" of his race against Democratic challenger Gordon Ball.
PARIS, Tenn. (AP) – Republican state House Speaker Beth Harwell is open to a possible run for statewide office in Tennessee.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.