VOL. 129 | NO. 212 | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation’s president and chief executive officer, announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, that he will step down from leading the international organization in September 2015.
Airfares remain high but are falling
This week, Frontier Airlines began adding six flights a week between Memphis International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Charter school operators who are being considered for the next round of schools entering the state-run Achievement School District are facing the most organized opposition effort in the three-year history of the district in Memphis.
If you tuned into The Late Show with David Letterman Monday, Oct. 28, you saw Jerry Lee Lewis in a very unusual setting – not at the center of attention.
The Memphis Business Journal is preparing to leave Downtown and relocate to East Memphis in 2015.
Newby’s owner Todd Adams has turned to crowdfunding to help him raise money that will be used to keep his bar and music venue on the Highland Strip open.
Early voting in advance of the Nov. 4 election day looks like it will finish strong in Shelby County in the last four days.
The University of Memphis men’s basketball team was picked third in the American Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, the league office announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, during its annual media day held at the New York Athletic Club.
The first College Football Playoff Rankings were released this week and if the playoff started today Mississippi State and Ole Miss would hold seeds one and four respectively, with Florida State No. 2 and Auburn No. 3.
It might be easy to overlook the signage that identifies a place or business when considering the wide sweep of Memphis’ topography.
Ray’s take: The UBS Investor Watch “Doing Well at Doing Good” report released recently says, “In spite of the recent economic uncertainty, America's ‘giving gene’ remains intact, and donations of money have actually increased.”
‘Twas many and many a year ago when I acquired a genuine witch’s hat. That Halloween I covered my face with clown-white and donned an old choir robe. I was trying to be the funniest witch imaginable.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A task force formed by Gov. Bill Haslam met Wednesday to examine Tennessee's sentencing structure and look at ways to reduce the state's high recidivism rate.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials in eastern Tennessee are hoping to open the doors of a 35,000-square-foot building to students seeking a four-year degree.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says a $175 million bus rapid transit project that has attracted vocal opposition will not get underway before he leaves office next year.
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) – DeSoto County Supervisor Harvey Wayne Lee has died an all-terrain vehicle accident south of Hernando, Mississippi.
NEW YORK (AP) – Workers in five states could get a raise after Election Day.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market – a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.