VOL. 131 | NO. 61 | Friday, March 25, 2016
In operation since 1969, Sugar Services is one of the last vestiges of the South End’s legacy as a heavy industrial area. While the factory has continued to process bulk sugar into liquid sugar from its site at 15 W. G.E. Patterson, at the southeast corner of Tennessee Street, developers attracted to the South Main Arts District have built condos and apartments on either side.
As a vice president for Bank of America, Jill Crocker has witnessed the upheaval that can occur when one financial institution takes over another.
The ad opens on a wide view of horses charging across a sweeping vista. As a camera pans over the scene, the voiceover from a child is eventually heard. “I love horses.”
At week’s end in Nashville, a bill to allow de-annexation by referendum was still on the tracks to passage. But there were significant differences in the Senate and House versions as the Tennessee Legislature heads for adjournment for the year in early April.
Let’s all take a deep cleansing breath, away from the mounds of pollen that are amassing in the Memphis spring.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Alzheimer’s families in Tennessee have a champion in Washington, D.C.! I would like to thank Congressman Steve Cohen for co-sponsoring the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act. This move shows true understanding that Alzheimer’s is an unavoidable reality for families, as well as a budget-breaker for state and federal governments.
THE TIPPING POINT
Why start a bank? It’s a question that would never occur to most people. But to Susan Stephenson, the answer is obvious: “It’s infinite variety. You get to participate in other people’s dreams. In the morning, I can be a first-time homeowner. In the afternoon, I’m a small business looking to open a new location.”
In some respects, it’s all very corny. This whole notion of a football team as a family and relationships being the foundation of everything.
This is not a Grizzlies season to remember. It is a Grizzlies season impossible to forget.
ON PORCHES. Whatever porches are about, the best ones are about time. Time for swings and rocking chairs and reflection. Time spent alone with your thoughts or time shared with others sharing space and experience. Time to be very quiet. Or very loud. Life in real time.
Last week, upon experiencing SXSW in my old stomping grounds of Austin, I listened, networked, and ate far more in one concentrated period than I ever thought possible. The sights and tastes were exhilarating, and the opportunities were empowering.
Ray’s Take: Owning our own home is still a big part of the American dream. Achieving that dream has changed a bit since the Great Recession when significantly tighter standards were put in place.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to remove four-year public universities from the Board of Regents system and give them their own boards won approval Thursday in the Tennessee House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state Senate has passed a bill that would force people who sue state employees or elected officials to pay legal fees if they fail in a lawsuit.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill seeking to strip funding from University of Tennessee's diversity office has been withdrawn in the Senate.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Longtime state Sen. Randy McNally plans to run for Senate speaker after this year's elections.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Comptroller's Office is questioning the spending of one agency and the reimbursements claimed by another that participate in food programs to feed low-income children.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill seeking to allow Tennessee cities to ban guns from being carried at ticketed events has failed in a House subcommittee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill seeking to underscore the right of Tennessee clergy to refuse to perform marriages based on religious convictions has failed in the House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Senate is advancing a bill to require transgender students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth, while House members are seeking to revive the measure that was defeated earlier in the week.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to develop painkillers that are harder to abuse, the latest in a string of steps designed to combat abuse of highly-addictive pain drugs like codeine and oxycodone.