VOL. 133 | NO. 57 | Tuesday, March 20, 2018
They came in large numbers and they came early. The University of Memphis opened Tuesday’s press conference to the public and the basketball program’s staunchest supporters showed up at the gleaming new Laurie-Walton practice facility for the tip-off of the Penny Hardaway Era.
An explosion rocked a FedEx facility in the San Antonio suburb of Shertz, Texas, around 1 a.m. on March 20, injuring one worker.
Greater Memphis Chamber senior vice president of the Chairman’s Circle, Shea Flinn, has announced he will be leaving his post, effective May 4.
Shelby County commissioners plan to appoint a new General Sessions Environmental Court Judge April 2 with Monday being the deadline for applicants to apply for the interim position.
A Memphis screening of the three-hour, two-part HBO documentary on Elvis Presley over the weekend elicited cheers and applause with some somber moments .
Ben Colar and Dan Price have been talking about doing this for the better part of five years, and now the pair of Archer Malmo alums is moving forward with their ambition - they’re in the process, this week in fact, of launching their own creative agency.
A medical device manufacturer and a third-party distribution center operator will be seeking tax abatements from the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County to expand their respective footprints in the area.
By the time Penny Hardaway is formally announced as the new Tigers basketball coach Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. the reaction could make you wonder what is going to be left by the time the first Tigers team led by Hardaway takes the court next season. Among those reacting Monday to the word of a contract agreement between Hardaway and the University was none other than LeBron James tweeting about the Tigers possible choices of footwear.
U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant says street gangs in various forms and coalitions are “the prime problem and concern here in West Tennessee and Memphis.”
Memphis City Council members have their first discussion Tuesday, March 20, on Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland ’s proposal to provide $6 million in city funding to expand prekindergarten programs by 2020.
Volunteers coordinated by Volunteer Memphis and Memphis City Beautiful completed their planting of trees Saturday along South Parkway between Gaither and Pillow. The “Plant the Parkways” effort seeks to plant more than 1,000 flowering trees along the city’s parkways, which are considered park land. The effort, which moves to North Parkway in May, is also sponsored by Leadership Memphis and The Kresge Foundation.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright won't face the death penalty if convicted of killing him more than seven years ago in Tennessee, a prosecutor said Monday.
Memphians are enjoying a bumper crop of on-demand ordering apps and platforms, especially in the meals-to-go space. Uber Eats and Bite Squad are among the big-name food-ordering apps that give diners here the option – with just a few taps – to order meals that get sent straight to their door.
Democratic contender for governor Karl Dean is pushing hard the idea that Democrats can win one of the two statewide races on the Tennessee ballot this year.
The man who reportedly most influenced the Rev. Billy Graham’s ministry left a legacy in Memphis that still impacts people from all over the world.
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Riviana Foods’ South Memphis rice facility is growing again. The Houston, Texas-based company has filed a $3.1 million building permit application for site work at the 2360 Prospect St. plant it shares with Ebrofrost North America, the U.S. arm of German rice and pasta manufacturer Ebrofrost Holding GmbH.
A special column for emerging nonprofits and those who are “struggling.”
Collaboration, as a concept, can be used by those seeking control of a culture for their own purposes. If collaboration becomes a form of groupthink or censorship, watch out. I’ve seen many different professional cultures’ versions of collaboration – and have left some feeling as if I were in a governmental public input meeting where very little actual input is allowed by design.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A judge has dismissed the state of Tennessee's lawsuit against the federal government over the refugee resettlement program.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen plans to build a new five-passenger SUV in Chattanooga.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding six people at a Tennessee church in September faces a 43-count indictment, including first-degree murder, attempted murder and felony civil rights intimidation charges.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) – Nissan Motor Co. says it will increase van production at its Mississippi plant, adding a second shift in April.
NEW YORK (AP) – Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot last month expect more than 1 million participants in upcoming marches in Washington and elsewhere calling for gun regulations, students said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture – it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.
NEW YORK (AP) – Claire's, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
NEW YORK (AP) – A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said. It's a fate for drug dealers that Trump has been highlighting publicly in recent weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve's first meeting under Jerome Powell's leadership will likely end Wednesday with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes.