VOL. 130 | NO. 194 | Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Before the votes are counted Thursday, Oct. 8, there are some other numbers – which are already being counted – to tell the story of the 2015 Memphis elections.
Tiger Lane. Crosstown Concourse. The Shelby Farms “Heart of the Park” expansion. The Main to Main Multi-Modal Connector Project across the Harahan Bridge. Some of the city’s biggest development projects lead to Allworld Project Management, a 5-year-old firm that’s taking the project management industry to new, tech-focused territory.
Frost Bake Shop co-owner Bill Kloos Jr. is busy cooking up more than just the assortment of cakes, cookies and other sweet treats with which his Laurelwood Shopping Center bakery is stocked.
On the last day of the Mid-South Fair Sunday, Oct. 4, several hundred people gathered at the Mid-South Fairgrounds to listen to live music, watch roller derby, buy souvenirs, cheer on a wrestling exhibition or two and, of course, eat.
The last Memphis City Council meeting before Thursday’s Memphis election day should be a short one given the campaign blitz underway by candidates in the 13 council races as well as the races for Memphis mayor and City Court clerk.
Yes, it would have been great fun to have both Ole Miss and the University of Memphis undefeated for their Oct. 17 game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, especially since the 11 a.m. game will be carried on ABC.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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The building previously known as Dunn Avenue Elementary is getting ready for its first group of students since 2013, according to several permits and deeds recently filed by Memphis College Preparatory School Inc.
Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part series. Fundraising is fundraising, or is it? We asked Lisa Hoffman about her observations related to the similarities and differences between large, established nonprofits and emerging, or grassroots, organizations as it relates to fundraising.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A retired prison warden says the reclassification of maximum-security prisoners to medium-security has increased violence directed at both inmates and staff and made the institutions unmanageable.
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Less than two years after opening in a rural Tennessee cornfield, Discovery Park of America has celebrated its 500,000th visitor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has selected a former northwest Tennessee Circuit Court judge to serve as a new senior judge, presiding over cases across the state.
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The only southern state without a monument to soldiers who fought in the Battle of Shiloh is changing that.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. economy is outperforming Europe at the moment because the Fed moved more quickly and aggressively to fight the 2008 financial crisis than Europe did.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that made it tougher to prosecute people for trading on leaked inside information.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and five states on Monday announced a $20 billion final settlement of claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.