VOL. 130 | NO. 37 | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Allegiant Air will bring its ultra-low-cost service to Memphis International Airport beginning May 22 with nonstop flights to Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and its hometown of Las Vegas, the company announced Wednesday.
Crosstown Concourse officially breaks new ground
Around 2010, Francis Ssebikindu saw people exploring the Sears Crosstown property, kicking the tires of the long-vacant retail and distribution building.
A new Power Center Academy middle school in Hickory Hill near or on the footprint of the old Marina Cove Apartments moved a step closer to reality with Gestalt Community Schools applying for a $7 million building permit to build a 40,147-square-foot middle school at 5449 Winchester Road.
Saying there is a pulse in the city for change, Memphis Police Association President Mike Williams announced Monday, Feb. 23, he will run for Memphis mayor in the October city elections.
The president of the Economic Development Growth Engine wants Memphis City Council members and Shelby County commissioners to approve proposed changes to payment-in-lieu-of taxes incentives the EDGE board grants.
With about a month left in his term as chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party, Bryan Carson resigned Saturday, Feb. 21, after a confrontation behind closed doors with the party’s executive committee over his handling of the party’s bank accounts.
Upon his election, Diaz pursued policies that included tax cuts, rebuilding the city’s reserves and working to take the city from junk bond status to an A+ bond rating.
In what officials hope will be another step in rebuilding service at Memphis International Airport, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority will announce the arrival of a new low-cost carrier on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
765 Tanglewood St., Memphis TN 38104, Sale Amount: $27,000 -
Developer Charles S. “Charlie” Ryan has acquired a key piece of Midtown property.
You’re trying to raise money. You know who could provide funding. You set personal appointments, talk with people in person. You know you have a good project that will make an impact. Yet all you hear is “no.” When do you give up? Russell Joel Brown heard “no” 75 times before he got to “yes.”
For baseball fans, one of the greatest days is when pitchers and catchers report for spring training.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Many people know Tennessee Promise offers free tuition to the state's community colleges. But the money can also be used at four-year schools that offer associate degrees.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new real-time road conditions map developed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation has come in handy this winter.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – While political leaders in Tennessee agree on the growing need to bolster funding for road building and maintenance, there is little consensus about how go about doing it.
ATLANTA (AP) – Politicians of all ideologies have failed American workers in an era of rising corporate profits and declining wages, the nation's top labor leader said Monday, vowing to pressure candidates running for president in 2016 to address the issue.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.