VOL. 131 | NO. 220 | Thursday, November 3, 2016
The carillon at Idlewild Presbyterian Church played the University of Memphis fight song Wednesday, Nov. 2, as the parking lot of the Midtown Kroger filled with cars. A block away a fire truck’s siren mixed with the church bells as the truck left the Union Avenue fire station to a call.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare CEO Gary Shorb is retiring from the hospital system at year’s end. In addition to a legacy that’s included 15 years as Methodist’s CEO, plus other leadership roles at Methodist and at Regional One Health, Shorb is also leaving something behind in the city’s medical district – his name.
Laurelwood Shopping Center will undergo a $1 million renovation and is bringing in two new tenants, a local fine gifts retailer and a New York-based clothier.
For Melvin Williams, chef at Alpha Omega Veteran’s Services, receiving venison donated by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is a special treat each hunting season.
The goat, the curse, whatever you choose to call it – it’s over for the Cubs who are baseball’s world champions. And even in this basketball town, there is something about the tradition of baseball that commands attention. But alas October belongs to the political surprise in Presidential races exclusively as once again the World Series is decided in November.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame will be honoring six musicians tomorrow at its 2016 induction ceremony at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, an event that will also include appearances and performances by artists like Snoop Dogg and Cat Power.
Starting a used car lot used to be a lot simpler. In fact it was considered a right – “development by right” – until a change in recent years in the local Unified Development Code.
Memphis-based Verso Corp. is laying off 190 workers at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, as it temporarily idles one of its paper machines there.
Blame it on Disney Pixar. When our son was younger he was obsessed with the “Cars” movie.
Things I already knew, but have recently reconfirmed: That, at any given time, my clothing (including the contents of my pockets) weighs about six pounds.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – More than $16 million in political contributions has flowed to candidates running for seats in the Tennessee General Assembly this year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Restoration work is getting underway on the cupola of the Tennessee Capitol building.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas voters were narrowly split over a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before the state Supreme Court disqualified a competing measure from next week's ballot, according to a poll released Wednesday by the University of Arkansas.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday, six days before Americans choose a new president, but hinted again that it would likely raise rates soon.
NEW YORK (AP) – Whether it's a video clip of your friend's dog or a live stream of the presidential debates, you are likely watching more videos on Facebook than ever. And that means you're also more likely to see video ads.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Money isn't everything, but it counts for a lot at work. That's why work-related websites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor are adding new online tools to help professionals understand their salary potential.