VOL. 132 | NO. 219 | Friday, November 3, 2017
Fresh off of the sale of the Trustmark Centre, Faropoint Ventures has acquired two more substantial office assets.
With two highly-anticipated developments already in the works, Gill Properties has announced plans for a new mixed-use development East Memphis.
Between the success of Highland Row, the revitalization of the Highland Strip, and the University of Memphis’ own plans to build a land bridge across the Southern Avenue railroad tracks, the demand for real estate in the area surrounding the U of M is soaring.
City of Memphis leaders likely will reveal a few new details when they present the draft plan for Mid-South Fairgrounds redevelopment at a Monday, Nov. 6, town hall meeting. But Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration took much of the suspense and speculation out of next week’s session Wednesday, Nov. 1, releasing details that show the administration’s general belief that a few steps still need to be taken before the city gets to a broad reconfiguration of the Fairgrounds.
Three weeks into his run for Shelby County mayor on the 2018 ballot, state Sen. Lee Harris told a group of 30 supporters in Victorian Village Wednesday, Nov. 1, that he is running as a response to the “Trump approach.”
St. Jude researchers develop non-invasive alternative to liver biopsies
Patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital no longer have to experience painful needle liver biopsies thanks to a new procedure developed by the hospital’s researchers with the help of a former University of Memphis student.
Shelby County Commission chairwoman Heidi Shafer says the commission, through its attorneys, is in ‘the final stages of launching litigation” against big pharma over the opioid problem locally. And in a written statement Thursday she said she believes the litigation “will result in significant recovery for hundreds of millions of dollars that Shelby County has spent trying to heal, save, nurse and otherwise deal with the opioid crisis.” Shafer specifically announced the hiring on a contingency basis of a national law firm.
Memphis is going purple in November – the color for pancreatic cancer awareness – as the city hosts a series of events spearheaded by the Kosten Foundation to bring attention to one of the deadliest and hard-to-diagnose cancers.
As calculated decisions go, it seemed like a good one. Probably, it was a smart decision despite the unhappy result.
Looks like Butch Jones has survived another week to coach Tennessee’s football team.
Back in the day, where was a TV game show called “To Tell the Truth.” On this game show, there was one person who had forged a unique accomplishment and two imposters also claiming to be this person. At the end of the show, the panel would vote, and then the real person of accomplishment would reveal themselves by standing up.
THE PRESS BOX
Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo watched Anthony Miller catch 10 passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns this year.
MARTHA KELLY'S MEMPHIS
Replicas of the Nina and Pinta, two of the three ships that Christopher Columbus and his crew sailed from Europe when they discovered America (The Bahamas) in 1492, docked at Beale Street Landing this month. The ships, which are owned by the Columbus Foundation, were sketched by Memphis artist Martha Kelly, who provides an artist’s glimpse of life in the Bluff City every month for The Daily News.
Ray’s Take: Estate planning has undergone a lot of changes over the years, and one of the most significant doesn’t have anything to do with the tax laws. It is the change in family relationships. Chances are, you or someone you know is part of a blended family. This was once an uncommon situation, but in today’s world fully 42 percent of adults have some kind of step-relationship, according to Pew Research.
A necessary conversation. Tom (R) and I (D) had an email conversation recently. Remember when conversation between those who differ was possible?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Democrats have voted to support resolutions calling for the legalization of medical marijuana, wider health care coverage and a $15 minimum wage.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The federal judge presiding over the fraud trial of four former executives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has denied a company attorney's request for real-time transcripts of court proceedings.
CHARLESTON, Tenn. (AP) – A chemical plant in Tennessee that will likely stay idle until next year has maintained its staff of almost 700 workers as it recovers from an explosion there in September.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his choice of Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the nation's central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, the first woman to hold the position.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump and Republican senators agreed Thursday not to deal with a needed fix for young immigrants in must-pass year-end spending legislation, according to some GOP lawmakers.
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) – Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $23 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Google is partnering with AutoNation, the country's largest auto dealership chain, in its push to produce self-driving cars for wide use.
WASHINGTON (AP) – In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics. House investigators released a trove of Facebook and Twitter ads that showed just how extraordinary the cyber intrusion was.