VOL. 130 | NO. 39 | Thursday, February 26, 2015
The team behind the development of the historic Tennessee Brewery has acquired a key piece of property adjacent to the long-vacant structure as plans for the new Brewery Revival series of events there move forward.
Scott McCormick aims to keep Memphis Botanic Garden momentum in full bloom
Back in the 1970s, Scott McCormick was taking pictures of the Memphis Botanic Garden for the White Station High School yearbook.
Memphis in May International Festival has unveiled the lineup for the Beale Street Music Festival that will unfold over three days in May at Tom Lee Park. The event is expected to bring a crowd of more than 100,000.
Sales of new services at Terminix, the acquisition of Home Security of America Inc. and organic growth at American Home Shield prompted Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. to post increases in revenues Thursday, Feb. 26, for the year 2014 and the fourth quarter of the year.
With less than a week for nominations, the Rotary Club of Memphis East is preparing to select the recipients of the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards.
The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday, Feb. 24, to hire an attorney to work with Tennessee’s other major urban school systems in weighing a possible lawsuit against the state that would force full state funding of the Basic Education Program.
Legislation by Sen. Lee Harris requiring local governments to hold a referendum before they take on “extraordinary” debt could run into opposition from his own City Council and municipal leaders across Tennessee.
The board of trustees of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has voted unanimously to name Emily Ballew Neff as the museum’s executive director.
RAY’S TAKE: I’ve heard it said that it’s not what you make, it’s what you keep that counts. Taxes matter, and over time they matter a lot. Using tax smart investments can reduce the amount of taxes you pay while you are in your accumulation years and also impact taxes you pay after you retire.
If there’s one adjective that does not fit “Parenthood,” NBC’s six-season series that shuttered its doors in January, it’s symmetrical. Great show! I hate to see it go. But it was out of balance. Always! And delightfully so!
When we, as managers, delegate decision-making authority, we don’t delegate accountability because we cannot. And lest we forget, one bad decision, in the face of uncertainty, can destroy so much value.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.
NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) – Middle Tennessee auto parts supplier Unipres USA Inc. has announced plans for an expansion that will lead to 435 more jobs over the next five years.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he would "never, ever" discourage regulators from enforcing environmental rules at a fellow Republican state lawmaker's hog farm.
DALLAS (AP) – Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days.
NEW YORK (AP) – MetLife's home lending unit will pay $123.5 million to end an investigation into allegations it gave government-backed mortgages to people who didn't meet federal requirements.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has come under fire from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's independence in her second day of testimony to Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown looms Friday at midnight.