VOL. 131 | NO. 66 | Friday, April 1, 2016
The Tennessee Legislature’s de-annexation debate is over for now. But the bill’s effect on the Memphis-Capitol Hill relationship has left a larger political imprint than the proposal.
The leadership at Metropolitan Bank is feeling confident enough about its balance sheet, its talent bench and its future prospects that it let shareholders know in recent days – we’re looking for banks to buy.
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.
You’ve heard of the mediation process surrounding the long-term use of the Overton Park Greensward by the Memphis Zoo for its overflow parking.
The path isn’t always a smooth one lined with platitudes and milestones.
MARTHA KELLY'S MEMPHIS
Every month, The Memphis News is giving our readers an illustration from local artist Martha Kelly of places, events, sights and sounds that make Memphis ‘Memphis.’
Red diamonds, a 14th century Ming vase, William Shakespeare’s signature and, of course, the unfiltered Gregg Popovich compliment. Yes, these are among the rarest things on planet earth.
Will Barton, in case you were wondering, still talks with his old college basketball coach.
WE CANNOT REMAIN STILL. When the news of the assassination broke on April 4, 1968, I ran to the dorm phone to call home to find out what in my world was going on, if my city was on fire, my family safe. All the lines to Memphis were busy, the answers would have to wait.
Ray’s Take: There’s an old saying that if you don't know where you're going, it's difficult to get there. That is never truer than with your financial goals.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's plan for road construction involves $2 billion for 94 projects around Tennessee over the next three years.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A coalition of groups has launched an ad campaign against House Speaker Beth Harwell and other lawmakers over a controversial bill that would allow counselors to refuse to treat patients on the basis of "sincerely held religious beliefs."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Rep. Jon Lundberg, a captain in the Navy Reserve, will miss the remainder of the legislative session after being called up for duty at the Pentagon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill to have state lawmakers fill U.S. Senate vacancies has been defeated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that he remains opposed to a renewed effort to make the Holy Bible the official state book of Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would have allowed juvenile offenders to have shorter life-in-prison sentences has died in the Tennessee Legislature.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but applications still stayed near historic lows that point to a stable job market.
WASHINGTON (AP) – From Akron to Tampa Bay, from New York City to San Francisco, Medicare on Friday launches an ambitious experiment changing how it pays for hip and knee replacements in an effort to raise quality and lower costs.