VOL. 131 | NO. 259 | Thursday, December 29, 2016
Nordstrom Rack is moving one step closer to opening an East Memphis location in 2017.
Arlington Community Schools is seeking a $3 million building permit to construct a two-story administration building on Arlington Trail.
2016: YEAR IN REVIEW
In a few weeks, the East Memphis space that once housed Cosmic Coconut will host a grand opening for its new incarnation.
It’s the Grizz and the Thunder Thursday at the Forum followed by the Tigers and South Carolina at the Forum Friday. And yes there are still people in town watching football. They are here for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl earlier in the day Friday between Georgia and TCU. You should join them.
As always, you can categorize the sports year by the wins and losses. By the Grizzlies making a sixth straight playoff appearance and by the University of Memphis football team going to a third consecutive bowl game. And by the Big 12 eliminating U of M from the expansion process before the league ditched the idea altogether.
Spring at City Hall is budget season and it can be stormy for a new mayor, not to mention a city council with six new members. But that wasn’t the case in 2016.
Public service is a worthy legacy, and one that the Rotary Club of Memphis East wants to recognize and encourage in the next generation.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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A Midtown Memphis strip mall is changing hands for $5 million, according to a special warranty deed filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds on Dec. 21.
See places before they disappear. One of the top travel trends for 2017 focuses on experiences that are likely to change in the near future. That includes Cuba, which also was at the top of travel trends for 2016. But destinations experiencing change also includes those brought on by climate change.
If you’re a small-business owner or running a startup, you might dream of having a personal assistant to help you manage your calendar or do inventory of the office supply closet. Luckily, Amazon and Google have developed technology that offers many of the benefits of an assistant for a fraction of the cost.
As I read of “Right Stuff” astronaut John Glenn’s Dec. 8 death in Columbus, Ohio, a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke runs through my head. The first stanza goes:
Some Tennesseans recall the days when the state Legislature met every other year and wonder if it should revert to that schedule. Considering the General Assembly pushes most of its work into 3 1/2 months, it might be worth a try.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee attorney general says a ban on snapping selfies at the ballot box is constitutional.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The new season of "Nashville" starts with traditional songs rooted in gospel and folk music rather than big production country songs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The new Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor has officially gotten the job, drawing praise from Gov. Bill Haslam and higher education officials.
NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump's election as president has made many small business owners more upbeat about 2017.
Let's face the grim truth: Those 10 pounds you want to lose will likely be among your New Year's resolutions next year, too.
NEW YORK (AP) – If you're cleaning out your closets for the new year, or need some spare cash after the holidays, your old stuff can help fill up your wallet.
Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012.