VOL. 131 | NO. 55 | Thursday, March 17, 2016
FedEx Corp. founder and CEO Fred Smith never said the word “Amazon,” but the e-commerce giant was clearly on his mind Wednesday.
John R. Butler has been selected as the new president of Agricenter International, officially beginning his position on July 1 of this year. Butler, a fifth-generation farmer who also held various management roles at Cargill, Inc., will succeed retiring president John Charles Wilson.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) – University of Memphis assistant coach Damon Stoudamire was hired Wednesday, March 16, as the new coach at the University of the Pacific. Stoudamire, who also played for the Memphis Grizzlies for three seasons (2005-2008) and later served as a Grizzlies assistant coach, was introduced on the Stockton, Calif., campus Wednesday by Pacific's athletic director, Ted Leland.
Midsouth Food Truck Fest organizer Stanley Perrin’s inaugural one-day event last year brought almost two dozen food trucks and some 10,000 foodies to Tiger Lane.
Five years ago, a police officer with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center shot and killed a man. The man, who had just pulled out a gun at Regional One Health, was making his way down Dunlap Street to the UTHSC campus.
George Howard Putt died in prison sometime last year state prison officials disclosed Wednesday -- far from the brief time he spent in Memphis but never far from the carnage he left behind in the Memphis of 1969.
Later this month Young Women Philanthropists, an auxiliary of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM), will put on its fourth Modern Day Woman’s Conference to empower, engage and educate women ages 25-45 on how to take the next step in their professional, civic, community and personal journeys.
As a potentially damaging deannexation bill moves to the state Senate for a possible vote soon, city officials are considering options to combat the expected loss of revenue should the bill pass.
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris refers to himself as a “meat and potatoes” legislator. The four-term Republican senator from Collierville, a self-described policy wonk, is considering a run for governor in 2018. But if the race boils down to charisma, he says the media will have to determine if he has enough to win the top office.
Poor timing and questionable numbers: That’s how legislators are viewing a business justification plan for outsourcing facilities management across Tennessee.
A correspondent wrote that strategerie has been a favorite word in her family ever since some world leader uttered it a few years back. She listed some other items that were attributed to the same guy:
American families considering travel to Europe often think of London, Paris and Rome.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
555 Wood Arbor Parkway, Memphis, TN 38018, Sale Amount: $31.1 million -
The Grove at Trinity Point apartments have sold for $31.1 million.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, a leading figure in the Republican takeover of all three branches of Tennessee state government, announced Wednesday that he won't run for re-election.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal to place Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal before the voters in November has been defeated in a House subcommittee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Legislation that would order the state of Tennessee to sue the federal government over the refugee resettlement program is advancing over concerns by both the governor and refugee rights groups.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would have frozen tuition rates at Tennessee's public colleges and universities appears to be dead after failing to make it through a House subcommittee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would require transgender students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth is gaining momentum in the Tennessee legislature after passing in a House subcommittee.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) – A prison in Pine Bluff is a step closer to moving into a vacant hospital in West Memphis.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged in light of global pressures that risk slowing the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate panel approved an aviation policy bill Wednesday after a partisan fight over whether airlines gouge consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes.