VOL. 133 | NO. 45 | Friday, March 2, 2018
One night after the Memphis Grizzlies had their losing streak extended to 11 games in a defeat to a Phoenix Suns team that broke its own 10-game losing skid with the victory, the University of Memphis took losing at home to even lower level.
When 20 of the 26 Memphis City Council members and Shelby County Commissioners got together Thursday, March 1, at Beale Street Landing, the idea of some kind of county government funding for expanding access to pre-kindergarten ran into some resistance on the county side.
The foundation that launched 20 years ago and operates the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy and the Soulsville Charter School has added a dozen names to its board of directors. An expansion that’s meant to help lift the organization to new heights.
Dunavant Awards honor work of humble public servants
Hard-working, compassionate, dedicated, deeply caring, honest. These were the words used to describe Shelby County chief administrative officer Harvey Kennedy and General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Tim Dwyer, the honorees at the 15th annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards luncheon.
The May 1 Shelby County primary ballot is set, with 33 Republicans and 50 Democrats seeking 23 county offices – specifically the right to advance as the nominees of their respective parties to the August county general election.
What blooms before spring and after the rains? It is the quest. The quest that must be declared over and over again – in the confidence of homes and the parlors of supporters – across kitchen tables and behind the soundproof doors of conference rooms -- the patios where supporters have gathered and the rented spaces where campaigns are located. Usually with food. Perhaps a corner table or possibly a catered buffet. Maybe just coffee.
The city of Memphis has filed $25 million in building permit applications to move ahead with its Raleigh Springs Town Center plans.
It was a symbolic day for Lakeland. On the same day that the last piece of the old Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall was torn down, the city’s 160-plus-acre mixed-use Lake District project celebrated another milestone – its first tenant.
A flurry of large-scale build-to-suit projects north of the Tennessee-Mississippi state line – the first of their kind in a decade – capped off a busy 2017 for the Memphis industrial market, which closed the fourth quarter with 665,896 square feet of net absorption, according to Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors’ latest Marketbeat report.
MARTHA KELLY'S MEMPHIS
Memphis artist Martha Kelly sketches the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics broadcast during a recent dinner at Next Door American Eatery in Crosstown Concourse.
Tennessee’s basketball team is rolling into March Madness.
This much is beyond question: Tubby Smith never would have made it as a sports talk radio host. He does not really trade in hot takes. More like tepid takes.
THE PRESS BOX
Mainly, it was just sad. Say what you will about it being a big loss, i.e., a big win, in the name of tanking, but that’s an easier judgment when you’re not there for it.
Saying “this is Tennessee, not Florida” and school officers here will face trouble head-on, state Rep. Antonio Parkinson is co-sponsoring legislation to arm off-duty police to patrol public schools.
REPENTANCE. FORGIVENESS. AND WAFFLES. Lent is complicated.
Ray’s Take: Most people have heard the expression, “He/she is a trust fund baby.” But what does that mean exactly?
ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) – An automotive supplier will invest $190 million to expand operations at a Tennessee plant, a move that will allow the company to add 320 jobs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State officials are reaching out to tell Tennesseans who attended the deadly Las Vegas concert shooting that they may qualify for financial aid.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee school district has suspended two bus drivers accused of placing students in danger.
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.
NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 at the stores it owns, becoming the third major retailer this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws.
NEW YORK (AP) – Kohl's shoppers will be able to pick up some groceries while shopping for clothing at select stores.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Harley-Davidson says it will collaborate with Alta Motors on the motorcycle maker's plans for an electric bike.
Uber is driving deeper into health care by offering to take patients in every U.S. market where it operates to their next medical appointment.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Determined to protect vital American industries, President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, dramatically raising the possibility of a trade showdown with China and other key trading partners.
NEW YORK (AP) – Equifax said Thursday that an additional 2.4 million Americans were impacted by last year's data breach, however these newly disclosed consumers had significantly less personal information stolen.