VOL. 131 | NO. 227 | Monday, November 14, 2016
After raising $42 million of a $70 million capital campaign goal sooner than expected, leaders of Christian Brothers University are embarking on a more aggressive, $28 million second phase that will change the geography of the Fairgrounds-area campus.
Autoliv, the world’s largest auto safety supplier, has signed a lease to move into a 157,366-square-foot distribution facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Trailing by a touchdown, University of Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson and wide receiver Anthony Miller hooked up for a 57-yard touchdown with 6:46 left in the fourth quarter.
When local law enforcement and criminal justice system leaders unveil a new five-year plan Tuesday, Nov. 10, for reducing crime and making Shelby County safer, it will be more focused than their previous effort.
Good morning, Memphis! It’s finally feeling like fall outside – just in time for Graceland to flip with switch on Elvis’ Christmas light display. Plus, we have details on a couple of autumn-themed parties, plenty of basketball, and more to keep you busy in The Week Ahead…
It’s way too soon to tell. That’s the message Group Benefits LLC has sent to clients in response to phone calls and messages that were pouring in after Donald Trump’s surprise win in the presidential election.
Memphis and Shelby County’s new home sales prices continue to climb. The average sales price of $319,357 in the third quarter marked the highest on record, amounting to a 6 percent price increase from the average new home sales price of $300,635 in Q3 2015.
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How Clinton-Trump informs our local politics going forward
If you stood in certain places during the last days of the 2016 campaign in Memphis you could see the 2018 elections even if you couldn’t see Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s national victory over Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.
The good news is the 2016 presidential election is over. The bad news is it probably didn’t resolve a lot. And the winner now faces a far more formidable challenge – governing.
2005: Premiere of the movie “Walk the Line” – the film bio of Johnny Cash that was made in Memphis.
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A plan to redevelop the former Tenoke Building into a hotel may be revived several years after a similar idea for the vacant Downtown office high-rise fell through.
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump won Tennessee’s 11 electoral votes Tuesday, Nov. 8, in unofficial statewide election returns while Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton carried Shelby County in the popular vote.
The Shelby County Home Rule Charter serves Shelby County government the same way that the United States Constitution serves our country and our federal government. Our county charter was carefully written by a special committee of citizens 30 years ago and it has served the people of Shelby County well, putting into place checks and balances and clear lines of accountability that are essential for a fair and efficient government.
A Memphis-based medical testing and research laboratory is changing its business model and suspending its diagnostic testing services partly in response to what it says is the Affordable Care Act’s effect on reimbursement rates.
Voter turnout in Shelby County for the 2016 presidential general election was 59.7 percent, according to unofficial returns posted by the Shelby County Election Commission early Wednesday, Nov. 9. That marks the lowest showing since the 2004 presidential general election, when turnout was 57 percent.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has been named to the 16-member executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former state Rep. Ryan Haynes says he won't seek another term as chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party following a tumultuous presidential election cycle.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Board of Education has accepted a state panel's approval of a new adult education charter school in Little Rock and a new Haas Hall Academy campus in downtown Rogers.
J.C. Penney cut its sales outlook for the year after reporting a surprise decline in a key sales figure for the third quarter as it wrestled with sluggish clothing sales.
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is "crazy."
NEW YORK (AP) – Federal regulators say that they are concerned that AT&T's exempting its DirecTV unit from cellphone data caps could hurt competition.
NEW YORK (AP) – As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream.