VOL. 130 | NO. 58 | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The charter school organization that was to take over Airways Middle School in August as part of the state-run Achievement School District announced suddenly Wednesday, March 25, that it won’t be opening a Memphis school.
Memphis Fashion Week celebrates local artists, designers and retailers
Memphis Fashion Week is celebrating its emergence as a full-fledged event.
Memphis civic and business leaders are in the early stages of talking with an anonymous donor about lighting the Harahan Bridge while a Memphis-based movie theater titan is exploring building a new theater Downtown.
A building on a block that was meant to serve as an example of Downtown’s rebirth is in such bad condition that it is endangering adjacent properties, the city of Memphis claims in a new lawsuit.
Shelby County Schools and Millington Municipal Schools leaders met this week to talk over the possibility of teenagers in Northaven attending Millington Central High School next school year.
Shelby County Schools board member Billy Orgel and Shelby County government public affairs officer Steve Shular receive the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards Wednesday, March 25, from the Rotary Club of Memphis East.
When the Memphis Grizzlies won by 21 points at New York Monday night, they won their 50th game of the season, clinched a fifth straight playoff berth and second-year head coach Dave Joerger earned his 100th victory.
Former NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be in Memphis Friday, March 27, to announce the endowment of a $30,000 scholarship fund for seniors at Booker T. Washington High School.
Paragon Bank is blowing out a milestone candle on its birthday cake this year.
Tim Ware says if you want to get a quick idea about the tenor of a school, visit the cafeteria during a lunch period.
With the indictment last week of four Shelby County deputy jailers on charges of drug possession with intent to distribute, federal and local law enforcement leaders went public with an undercover sting that began in July.
Aryen Moore-Alston, executive chef and owner of Sweet Potato Baby, recently received two honors for the boutique catering and baked-goods company she opened in Memphis last year.
This friend of mine – we’ll call him Luke – told an interesting story recently.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official says 10 harbors on the Mississippi River in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee are scheduled for dredging this year.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Hamilton County and six Chattanooga-area school systems filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state saying local schools are not being funded as required by law.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Proposals that seek to re-enact abortion laws that were struck down by a state Supreme Court decision are advancing in the House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is continuing to advance in the House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he's pleased to see his Insure Tennessee proposal revived in the Legislature, but the top Republican in the Senate called it unlikely that the measure will reach an up-or-down vote by the full chamber.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's attorney general wants a federal appeals court to set aside a recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission to allow cities like Chattanooga to offer municipal broadband beyond their normal service area.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – AAA motor club wants to put the brakes on proposed legislation that would allow many motorcyclists to ride without a helmet.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state Legislature on Monday passed a bill allowing workers to sue their employers if they are fired for storing guns in cars parked on company lots.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal that would allow guns in off-campus areas used by schools has passed the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash.