VOL. 131 | NO. 217 | Monday, October 31, 2016
A week after Navy and its triple-option ran all over the Memphis Tigers, Tulsa running back James Flanders left his footprints on the defense with a career-high 249 rushing yards and five touchdowns in a 59-30 victory Saturday night at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
First Tennessee Bank’s Memphis-based capital markets business, FTN Financial, is acquiring a Houston company that specializes in Small Business Administration loans.
Good morning, Memphis – and happy Halloween! From the Indie Memphis Film Fest to the long-awaited opening of the Midtown Kroger, there’s plenty of exciting happenings to keep you busy in the coming days. Peruse what’s going on in The Week Ahead while you munch on the candy you’re supposed to be saving for the trick-or-treaters. (We won’t tell.)
Before Thanksgiving, the Wolf River Conservancy should have a contract awarded to begin work on the trail and trail head at Kennedy Park and start work on the privately funded part of the 21-mile Wolf River Greenway.
The last weekend of early voting is done and now we get the early vote surge through Thursday, which is the last day for early voting at the 21 polling places across Shelby County.
Half of suspensions across Tennessee in the 2014-15 school year were handed out in just 8 percent of schools, many of which serve black students in Memphis.
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Even the lagging Memphis office market is becoming more active
The year’s biggest office deal didn’t affect Memphis’ office absorption at all, but everyone in real estate has felt its reverberations.
TraVure in Germantown, Big River Crossing, Guest House at Graceland, Crosstown Concourse. That’s not to mention Graceland West, the larger plans for Germantown’s Western Gateway, and references to the Big River Park in West Memphis as “Shelby Farms West.”
2015: Republican presidential contender Ben Carson campaigns in West Memphis with a stop at West Memphis High School. At the time, Carson is leading in the polls in Iowa, the first stop for the Democratic and Republican presidential contenders in 2016.
Ask CBRE senior associate Gray Fiser to sum up the commercial real estate market in Memphis over the course of 2016, and he’s ready with a few quick bullet points by way of reply.
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MTSU student Emily Webb cobbled together enough money to pay for her first year and a half of expenses.
Memphis-based Mid-America Apartments LP has won approval from Germantown leaders of financial incentives for a new headquarters in the TraVure development in Germantown.
The Big River Crossing across the Mississippi River opened Saturday, Oct. 22, with a whistle blast from a restored Union Pacific railroad steam engine and delegations from each side of the pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk -- Memphis and West Memphis – meeting in the middle.
The Heartbreak Hotel on Elvis Presley Boulevard was full Wednesday, Oct. 26 – its final night as a hotel.
On the first Saturday morning in which it was consistently autumn by the weather conditions as well as the calendar, political leaders on both sides of the Mississippi River walked from Memphis and West Memphis to meet in the middle of the Big River Crossing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman is citing Ten-nessee whiskey as an example of why Congress should approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – At least seven current and former Republican lawmakers in Tennessee had financial ties to a prominent GOP donor who recently settled a federal fraud case involving the military health care program.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The heirs of a Mississippi blues musician claim rock guitarist Eric Clapton gave a songwriting credit to the wrong artist.
ATLANTA (AP) – Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South.
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon wants you to order your turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce online this Thanksgiving – its latest effort to make its Prime subscription service a central part of food shopping, much the way it's done for other consumer goods.
U.S. companies are cutting merger deals at a record pace even though antitrust regulators have moved to oppose several recent high-profile combinations.