VOL. 129 | NO. 239 | Tuesday, December 9, 2014
After an unusually strong October for home sales, activity in Shelby County cooled in November.
Memphis music fans launch new singles label
John Miller and Chaney Nichols are a pair of Memphis music aficionados who tend to dismiss with a laugh that old saw about how music is fine and well for fun but involves misspent, wasted energy when pursued as a career.
AutoZone kicked off its new fiscal year with another quarter of growth, posting increases in same-store sales and earnings per share that are typical of earning announcements from the Memphis-based auto parts retailer.
Shelby County Commissioners approved the Graceland economic impact plan Monday, Dec. 8, the last local hurdle for a plan that includes the construction of a 450-room hotel and a later phase transforming the Graceland Plaza area across Elvis Presley Boulevard from the Graceland mansion.
The Plough Foundation has made an unprecedented series of grants totaling nearly $12 million to serve Memphis-area seniors.
Shelby County Commissioners haven’t resolved all of their differences from the start of their term of office in September, but county commissioner Steve Basar says they are on their way.
Organizers of three days of local protests over a series of deaths at the hands of police officers in New York, Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere will likely hold a similar protest Saturday, Dec. 13, the same day a national protest is being planned for Washington D.C.
The contingency plans and other political maneuvering for the city of Memphis elections are well underway.
December is a good month at the Metropolitan Inner-Faith Association (MIFA), a “fun month, a popular month,” as executive director Sally Jones Heinz says.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
44 S. Highland St.; 366, 374 and 380 Ellsworth St., Memphis, TN 38111, Sale Amount: $4.3 million -
Indianapolis-based developer Milhaus Ventures has acquired several vacant parcels for the long-awaited Highland Row project near the University of Memphis for $4.3 million.
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The Eurozone, Japan and select emerging markets all seem to be struggling economically with low inflation levels, poor policy responses, and low demand. Meanwhile, the U.S. keeps posting surprisingly strong economic numbers.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Butch Jones appears to have Tennessee's football heading in the right direction, and the university rewarded him with a raise and two-year contract extension Monday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – West Virginia will make its first Liberty Bowl appearance in half a century when it meets Texas A&M on Dec. 29.
MIAMI (AP) – BYU and Memphis will meet for the first time in the Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Park on Dec. 22.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – When the White House announced that Nashville would be the backdrop for a speech by President Obama on immigration, a spokesman praised the city's efforts to welcome and integrate its fast-growing immigrant population.
NEW YORK (AP) – Hold the pickles, onions and special sauce. The Big Mac is becoming a victim of finicky tastes.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Smartphones and laptops have become essential tools for today's teenagers. But learning how these devices work has often taken a backseat to other priorities in U.S. schools.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.