VOL. 131 | NO. 65 | Thursday, March 31, 2016
The city of Memphis pension board granted a line-of-duty disability retirement Thursday, March 31, to Memphis police officer Connor Schilling.
East Memphis’ most prominent office towers, Clark Tower and the iBank Tower, are anchors in a strategy to make the Poplar Avenue-facing corner more walkable and memorable.
The de-annexation by referendum legislation pending in the Tennessee Legislature was sent to a summer study committee Wednesday, March 30, in the state Senate, effectively killing the proposal for the legislative session.
Sixteen bus route changes will take effect in May at the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
As Tony Allen tells it, “I grew up in some of the hardest parts of Chicago.” And when he says “grew up,” he means survived.
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson says the budget proposal he will take to the SCS board next month includes $50 million in cuts and is still $36 million in the red.
And in less than a half hour Wednesday, the de-annexation drama that should qualify as the political equivalent of a Netflix binge-watchable television series made just for Memphis was done.
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Basar has called off his plan to run in the crowded Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District, but Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has pulled his petition to join the same crowded field.
Expansion seems to be the name of the game for the Indie Memphis Film Festival, which comes back in November for its 19th annual celebration of film and filmmakers.
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ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness arm of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has purchased a North Memphis warehouse for $6 million.
Every place has a food.
I am always looking for useful proverbs, adages, mottos, and the like. Especially stuff that can be easily memorized. Like “Don’t chew with your mouth full.” And “I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did when I got here.”
As much as Tennessee Republicans want to put a happy face on the departure of Senate Speaker and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, holding it together in the wake of his departure will be an awesome task.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Two Tennessee-based cancer charities labeled "shams" by the Federal Trade Commission have settled a massive fraud case, along with their president, by agreeing to a $75.8 million judgment and the dissolution of the businesses.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An audit of the state Department of Human Services by the Comptroller has called into question management and spending in the children's food program.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – TennCare Director Darin Gordon, who spearheaded Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's unsuccessful Insure Tennessee proposal, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down after 10 years in charge of the state's expanded Medicaid program.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Music streaming leader Spotify has raised $1 billion in debt as it looks to buy companies that could accelerate its growth before listing shares on the public market within the next couple of years, according to two people familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's customers stopping in for a Big Mac on the eve of Tax Day may be greeted by demonstrators calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Microsoft wants people to have more intelligent conversations with their computers.