» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 132 | NO. 57 | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Zoo Parking Compromise In Doubt

A Memphis Zoo parking plan appears to be off after a Tuesday city council committee session in which Memphis Zoo leaders said they will not put up half of the $500,000 to pay for planning and design work on the reconfigured and expanded zoo parking lot.

Council Receptive To Restoring City Control of Beale

The Beale Street Tourism Development Authority would be out of business by May 21 and the city administration would be charged with hiring a day to day manager for the Beale Street entertainment district under a proposal by council member Martavius Jones.

County Commission Passes on State House Appointment

Shelby County Commissioners will not appoint someone to the open state House District 95 seat in advance of the June 15 special election for the seat.

Weirich Accepts Private Reprimand 3 Days Before Professional Conduct Hearing

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Monday, March 20, she is accepting a private reprimand admitting an error, thus ending a review of her conduct in the murder trial of Noura Jackson by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
44.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 55%

EVENTS

Rotary Club of Memphis will meet Tuesday, March 21, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dr. Keith G. Anderson, a cardiologist at Sutherland Cardiology Clinic and president of the Tennessee Medical Association, will discuss numerous health care topics, including how federal health care reform could impact Tennessee. Cost is $20 at the door. Email taylor@memphisrotary.org to register.

more events »

EMPHASIS Entertainment Memphis

Memphis Museums and Attractions Broaden Reach With Host of Upgrades

Elvis Presley Enterprises made a splash in recent weeks with the grand opening of the 200,000-square-foot museum, restaurant and retail complex known as Elvis Presley’s Memphis. But the Graceland operator isn’t the only local institution upgrading what it offers visitors.

Last Word: 'Ono Poke and the Ghost of The Luau, Council Day and $3 Concerts

The ghost of the Luau lives on. Loeb has a new tenant for the Shops of Chickasaw Gardens called ‘Ono Poke that features Hawaiian cuisine. And the restaurant will be just about on the other side of Poplar Avenue from where the Luau used to stand with its large concrete Easter Island head, Polynesian dishes and Hawaii Five-O era architecture – not the remake, the real Five-O and the real McGarrett.

Hopson, Caldwell Plan for SCS Long-Term

Five years into historic changes in public education locally, the rapid pace of change is starting to give way to longer-term views and plans.

'Ono Poke Brings Hawaiian Fare to Memphis

Loeb Properties Inc. announced on Monday afternoon the arrival of ’Ono Poke as a new tenant to the Shops of Chickasaw Gardens, 3145 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis.

Local Concert Business Amping Up, Keeping Memphis Promoters Busy

The concert business appears to be healthier in 2017, with more performers and artists on tour than in recent years – and more of them are booking shows in Memphis.

Grizzlies Updating FedExForum With Fans’ Enjoyment in Mind

Every NBA offseason brings questions about the roster for the next season. But regardless of on-court changes for the Grizzlies’ 2017-18 season, FedExForum will be improved with multimillion-dollar upgrades highlighted by a new high-definition scoreboard roughly four times the size of the current board.

New Police Recruiting Class Gets Started

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland touted a class of 151 Memphis police and police service technician recruits Monday, March 20, as the beginning of rebuilding a depleted police department that is below 2,000 officers.

Mills Looks To Spread Republican Reach in City

The Shelby County Republican Party is becoming more diverse and working to get back non-voting Republicans, its new permanent chairman says.

Council Agenda Includes Final Impasse Vote And Beale Street Management Discussion

Memphis City Council members take up third and final reading Tuesday, March 21, of changes to the city’s impasse process and talk more specifically about a move to do away with the Beale Street Tourism Development Authority.

MATA Partnership Brings Employees Mobile Clinic

The Memphis Area Transit Authority, Memphis’ public transportation provider that provides rides for almost 8 million passengers a year, has turned to a mobile solution for its employees’ health care.

SPORTS

Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons Has Knee Surgery

Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons was to undergo surgery on his left knee Monday, March 20.

TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

Conservative Tax Reform Group Supports Amended Fuel-Tax Plan

NASHVILLE – One of the nation’s most conservative anti-tax groups is supporting a plan by Sen. Mark Norris to offset fuel-tax increases with a reduction in the state’s grocery tax and nix a proposal to tie rates to the Consumer Price Index.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Pivot For Innovation

Pivoting your way to profitability, Somik Raha, SmartOrg. There are many unforeseen hazards between concept and launch. Pivoting provides a unique opportunity to learn from experience and to change course at key development stages, making the difference between attaining mediocre results and achieving astounding success.

The Pros and Cons of Engaging Political Leaders in Fundraising

Fundraising is a community endeavor, and our communities include the politicians who are elected to represent us at all levels.

STATEWIDE

3 Tennessee Death Row Inmates Lose Supreme Court Appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from three Tennessee death-row inmates who say they should not be executed because they are intellectually disabled.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Chuck Berry's Influence on Rock ‘n’ Roll Was Incalculable

Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask.

A Muppet With Autism to Be Welcomed Soon on 'Sesame Street'

NEW YORK (AP) – Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted.

Where's The Line? Theme Parks Aiming to Eliminate Them

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – At Universal Orlando Resort's new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it's time to enter the ride.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

From Bedroom to Boardroom, Supreme Court is in Your Business

WASHINGTON (AP) – Quick, name a Supreme Court justice. OK, name three. One of the current justices, Stephen Breyer, once noted wryly that their names are less well-known than those of the Three Stooges.

Battered By Scandal, Marines Issue New Social Media Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members culpable of online misconduct. Among the coming changes: a requirement that all Marines sign a statement acknowledging they have read and understand the new guidelines.

HEALTH CARE

Already in Peril, Rural Hospitals Unsure on Health Care Bill

CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) – Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that serves this rural community in southeast Georgia.

Home Health Aides: Minimum-Wage Hikes Could Deepen Shortage

WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) – Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey's most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettuccine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower.

TECHNOLOGY

Wi-Fi on Wheels: Google Helps Students Get Online, on the Go

ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) – For some rural American school children, tech giant Google is stepping in to help ensure they can get online to do their homework during their often lengthy commutes to and from school.

ECONOMY

US Homebuilder Sentiment Surges to 12-year High in March

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects than they have been since the high-flying days of the housing boom.

Conservative Tax Reform Group Supports Amended Fuel-Tax Plan

NASHVILLE – One of the nation’s most conservative anti-tax groups is supporting a plan by Sen. Mark Norris to offset fuel-tax increases with a reduction in the state’s grocery tax and nix a proposal to tie rates to the Consumer Price Index.

Weirich Accepts Private Reprimand 3 Days Before Professional Conduct Hearing

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Monday, March 20, she is accepting a private reprimand admitting an error, thus ending a review of her conduct in the murder trial of Noura Jackson by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.