VOL. 131 | NO. 47 | Monday, March 7, 2016
A laugher. The University of Memphis basketball team hasn’t had many of those this season, but they got one to end the American Athletic Conference schedule with an 83-53 victory at East Carolina.
Alex Castle, head distiller at Old Dominick Distillery, will be responsible for Memphis’ only brand of Tennessee whiskey and bourbon when the Downtown facility is up and running later this year.
How was your weekend, Memphis? In a few short days it’ll be time to “spring forward” – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. First, check out our weekly roundup of area happenings, from a discussion with local changemakers to the inaugural Memphis Black Restaurant Week…
At the first Shelby County Commission meeting since the March primary elections, commissioners will consider a move to eliminate all term limits for elected county officials.
When Regions Bank holds the grand opening for its new Downtown branch at 88 Union Ave. on March 17, one of the things on display will be a vision of what Regions sees as the future of banking.
The first weekend since the Memphis City Council vote on the Overton Park Greensward was an eventful one on the greensward.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is backing the plan by the Memphis Area Transit Authority to make some short-term adjustments to its route system later this year.
Nordstrom Rack is just the tip of the Class A iceberg. At least three more best-in-class retailers are headed for the newly built East Memphis shopping center, and the fate of the Wolfchase Galleria Sears is to be decided.
Memphis City Council member Reid Hedgepeth says the body's Tuesday, March 1, vote to give the Memphis Zoo control of part of the Overton Park Greensward was an attempt to “rectify a mistake.”
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Overton Park Greensward controversy takes a new direction as spring approaches
First it was a rumor – there would be a move by the Memphis City Council aimed at putting a quick end to the long-simmering Overton Park Greensward controversy.
Even if you agree with the Memphis City Council’s decision on the Overton Park Greensward, you should have reservations about how the council went about this.
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Sears, Kroger, Eastgate tenant to close
The prized retail stretch of Poplar Avenue between Perkins Road and Interstate 240 is shaking up in a way the area hasn’t seen in several decades. Within the next two years, more than 230,000 square feet will be made available in what has historically been a tight trade area.
After months of speculation, Nordstrom Rack has confirmed plans to open in Memphis.
The success of Whitehaven High School and how to spread it
It’s not hard to find remnants of Whitehaven’s past in a drive down Elvis Presley Boulevard, but none of those reminders are as vivid as the 122-year-old Whitehaven High School.
A committee reviewing proposals to manage the Mud Island River Park has narrowed the field of four contenders down to two.
Memphis City Council members voted 11-1 Tuesday, March 1, to grant the Memphis Zoo control of the northern part of the Overton Park Greensward.
CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) – The second and only official Grammy Museum outside of Los Angeles opened Saturday in the Mississippi Delta, cradle of the blues.
DETROIT (AP) – The U.S. government is investigating complaints that the brakes can fail on Ford's F-150 pickup truck, one of the most popular vehicles in the nation.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A robust February jobs report showcased a resilient U.S. economy just as fears of a new recession had begun to surface.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit rose in January as American exports fell for a fourth straight month, the Commerce Department said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Once reluctant to hype the U.S. economy's slow climb out of recession, President Barack Obama now is in cheerleader mode.