VOL. 131 | NO. 231 | Friday, November 18, 2016
A class-action lawsuit filed by Just City claims people were held for "unreasonable" lengths of time at the Shelby County Jail after trouble with the new computer records system.
The Downtown Memphis Commission is looking ahead with strategies to improve the pedestrian experience, support large-scale hotel developments, attract corporate headquarters both large and small, and enhance the Main Street Mall.
A nearly $40 million bond issuance is fueling a whirlwind of activity for the faith-based nonprofit institution Trezevant Manor, which is using the proceeds for everything from funding capital improvement projects to saving big on refinancing outstanding debt.
Porter-Leath has a long history of serving Memphis’ most vulnerable children, a mission on full display recently when more than 400 volunteers joined nearly 2,000 children in classrooms around Memphis to read “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich.”
THE TIPPING POINT
At parties, people ask Thomas Hobson what he does for a living. When he tells them, he usually gets a response he describes as “thanks but no thanks.”
THE PRESS BOX
Put aside the big contracts the Grizzlies gave center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley. Because truth is, although the Grizzlies could pay them more as returning agents, Conley and Gasol also could have earned rich deals in bigger cities where the rosters were closer to being title-ready.
They look different. The way they talk is different. And most important, the way they play is different.
Be honest, Vols fans: Do you really want a rematch with Alabama in the SEC Championship game?
It’s time. In a weak AFC South, the Tennessee Titans appear to be at least a year ahead of schedule in their quest for playoff contention.
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs will be one of 11 senior scholarship players honored at Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. home finale against Missouri at Neyland Stadium.
Ray’s Take Financial abuse against elderly victims is nothing new. With an aging population and more access to personal information online, it’s a crime that’s reaching epidemic proportions.
IMPLICITLY AND EXPLICITLY, ONE OF US. I’ve been reading about implicit bias lately. It’s complicated but I like the way the National Center for State Courts describes it. In part:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The famous Tennessee lakeside property where Johnny and June Carter Cash spent much of their 35-year marriage has been listed for sale.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A labor union was kept barred from protesting or demonstrating at Wal-Mart's stores and offices in Arkansas after the state's highest court on Thursday scaled back a judge's order prohibiting the group from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A plan to build a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Arkansas state Capitol has advanced, with a state panel voting the proposal can now face a public hearing.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Leaders of Mississippi's universities and community colleges are announcing a plan to encourage people to complete college degrees.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Graduates of career training programs at public colleges tend to land better paying jobs than those who attended for-profit schools, according to government data released Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's wants to makes its fast-food outlets feel more like restaurants, with plans to eventually expand table service across its U.S. locations.
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is offering new tools for charity fundraising, for marking yourself safe during a crisis and for helping others – or asking for help – after a natural disaster.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Not content to just rent out rooms and homes, Airbnb is adding local tours and activities to its travel services in a number of cities.