VOL. 131 | NO. 24 | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Architect and urban planner Steve Auterman stood before a standing-room-only crowd at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Tuesday, Feb. 2, and made the case for a broader vision of Overton Park.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Bass Pro Shops have agreed on a tentative and general plan for future development of the Pinch District, according to Memphis City Council member Berlin Boyd.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has approved a grant of up to $4.3 million to support production of a TV series that will be shot in Memphis this spring.
The rollout of police body cameras will mean hiring more people at the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, according to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.
His second day on the job, the new Memphis Police Director, Michael Rallings, met the Memphis City Council and discovered just what a huge issue police body cameras are – if he didn’t know that already.
The young, injured patients often in need of rehabilitation and physical therapy who are brought to Dr. Roxana Caraballo’s new East Memphis center can’t speak for themselves or necessarily demonstrate where and why they hurt.
At any given time, around 525 of the people jailed at 201 Poplar have a persistent mental illness. That’s means 25 percent of the jail’s capacity, and exponential care and liability, are directed to people who commit crimes as a byproduct of illness.
The line for the 8th Congressional District seat began forming within half an hour of incumbent Stephen Fincher’s announcement Monday, Feb. 1, that he would not seek re-election in the August primaries.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told state legislators Monday, Feb. 1, that the state’s estimated $500 million surplus has to be balanced with a global economy that could change for the worse.
After the Grizzlies had gone into New Orleans and handed the Pelicans a 110-95 defeat, Anthony Davis neatly summed up the transformation that occurs – has been occurring – when the Grizzlies shoot from the perimeter like a real live contemporary NBA team.
Viacom’s CMT network will announce Wednesday that it's begun casting for an eight-episode, Memphis-themed scripted drama it’s bringing to the small screen later this year.
Rebecca Hinds has joined Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston P.C. as an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation section. In this role, Hinds represents clients in civil and commercial litigation matters, including business law, transportation liability, construction disputes, breach-of-contract matters and employment law. She also helps commercial clients obtain tax incentives and advises individuals and businesses in the drafting and negotiation of contracts.
Reviews have become a standard way in which we communicate our satisfaction or displeasure with one another. Chances are good that the last time you had a negative experience at a restaurant, you logged on to a site like Yelp to share your experience with the online community.
I recently received an email from a former colleague that appeared to be a DropBox link with “important documents.” Since it had been awhile since our last correspondence, I emailed back to make sure that the note was real, only to receive a bogus response that confirmed my suspicions. Cue me reporting it to her company’s help desk, blocking the user from my email, and deleting the note.
History has already been made at this year’s Super Bowl of advertising – thanks to a record price tag of $5 million for a 30-second spot. It’s a hefty spike from the $4.5 million advertisers ponied up last year, but it didn’t slow CBS from nearly selling all of its big-game ad time by last November.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First Tennessee Bank has reached a $1.9 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, resolving allegations that the bank discriminated against African-Americans and Hispanics.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to create a limited school voucher program has been scheduled for a Monday floor vote in the state House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The House Republican Caucus has elected Rep. Timothy Hill to succeed Jeremy Durham as majority whip.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has revoked the credit card privileges of the Davidson County Election Commission and ordered an audit of all charges paid with tax dollars.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the world — and rarely a thought in the minds of the millions of travelers who rely on it.
DALLAS (AP) — The big plunge in crude prices is taking a toll on Big Oil.