VOL. 132 | NO. 237 | Thursday, November 30, 2017
Not long after starting her new job Oct. 1 as the first executive director of Thistle & Bee, a social enterprise focused on helping women who’ve survived sex trafficking and prostitution, Jordan Boss was allowed to ride along one night with a Memphis Police Department detective.
Pat Hazell’s one-man show coming to Halloran Centre
As a baby boomer, Halloran Centre vice president of operations Ron Jewell can relate to comedian Pat Hazell’s world view as presented in his one-man act, “The Wonder Bread Years.”
Tami Sawyer and Sam Goff may be seeing each other on the August county general election ballot. But between now and May, they have separate primary races for the District 7 seat on the Shelby County Commission.
The Shelby County Health Department is seeking a variance from the Board of Adjustment for a new facility at its current 814 Jefferson Ave. location.
Signs of life at the old Kroger store on Exeter in Germantown. The new developers for a project that was supposed to be a Trader Joe’s have pulled a $90,000 building permit to remove the façade of the building. But no word on who the new tenant may be and some interesting remarks about recruiting tenants in general who won’t have as many trucks making deliveries in a retail center that borders a residential area.
The day after the Memphis Grizzlies fired coach David Fizdale just 19 games into his second season, general manager Chris Wallace rejected the notion that center Marc Gasol was a “coach-killer” and said more went into the decision to change coaches than one fractured relationship.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
The Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action picks its battles judiciously. Once labeled as a bunch of anti-gun extremists, the group is anything but, spokeswoman Kat McRitchie says.
As November closes and we move fully into the holiday season, I still remain a touch thankful looking back over the past year. Yes, I have much to be thankful for on the personal side of life, but during this season of thanks there are some travel-related items worth mentioning.
I read a lot of press releases from the Federal Trade Commission about enforcement actions against companies it alleges have deceived consumers, including many that are out-and-out scams. A recent one included a plea to companies to help protect their employees from student loan debt relief scams.
NEW YORK (AP) – Nashville, Tennessee, is among four finalists for a pair of Major League Soccer expansion teams after government financing for a new stadium was approved this month.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Federal agents used a Pilot Flying J employee to try to get Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to make incriminating comments on the telephone, but court testimony suggests Haslam was aware he was making the call at their behest.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – A year after deadly wildfires broke out in Tennessee, members of the community have come together to remember the 14 people whose lives were lost.
Mississippi State has hired Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as its football coach, bringing in another up-and-comer who is largely in the mold of previous coach Dan Mullen.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Garrison Keillor, the former host of "A Prairie Home Companion," said Wednesday he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of what the network called improper behavior.
NEW YORK (AP) – NBC News fired "Today" show host Matt Lauer for what it said Wednesday was "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a colleague, making him perhaps the most familiar figure in America brought down so far by the misconduct accusations that have swept through Hollywood and the media over the past two months.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed expects to continue raising interest rates gradually. And she sought to assure lawmakers that the Fed would take care not to choke off any extra growth generated by tax cuts as long as inflation stayed tame.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Led by a rise in business investment, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 3.3 percent from July through September, its fastest rate in three years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it does not anticipate the government will be forced to shut down at midnight on Dec. 8.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge refused to block the president's choice to temporarily run the nation's top consumer financial watchdog and, for the moment, ended a two-way battle for leadership of the agency.