VOL. 132 | NO. 73 | Wednesday, April 12, 2017
On a warm Wednesday at high noon, attorney Billy Moss stood on the steps of the Judge D'Army Bailey Courthouse and announced the sale of Memphis' tallest building would be postponed for the sixth, but supposedly last time.
The Memphis City Council went back into the terms for an expanded Memphis Zoo parking lot Tuesday, April 11, just nine months after brokering and approving a compromise on the project between the zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy.
The final month of the quarter capped off a strong start to 2017 as the number of homes sold in Shelby County were up 20 percent in March and 13 percent for the first quarter.
Shelby County’s mortgage market closed out a busy first quarter with a 24 percent bump in purchase mortgage volume for the final month of the quarter, new figures show.
Just in time for National Zucchini Bread Day on April 25, locally owned Lilee’s Gourmet Bakery is expanding into more Memphis-area retail locations. The fresh food bakery’s staple – zucchini bread muffins, or “Z-muffins” – are now sold in 18 area Kroger stores as well as Miss Cordelia’s Grocery, the Curb Market, Cash Savers, Superlo, Whole Foods and Fresh Market.
Just in time for spring, the near unraveling of the Overton Park-Zoo parking compromise. The Memphis City Council again put together a compromise Tuesday to keep the move to a new expanded parking lot on track and the funding in place by the Memphis Zoo and Overton Park Conservancy.
The sale of the 600-room Sheraton Memphis Downtown took a step forward Tuesday, April 11.
With nearly 20 nationalities calling Binghampton home, the neighborhood possibly is the most culturally diverse in Memphis.
The Big River Crossing on the Harahan Bridge has been honored with an American Architecture Award, the nation’s highest public award for new architecture.
There should be one central statewide data and reporting system for how the poor are represented in civil and criminal matters in Tennessee, according to a state task force that reported its findings Monday, April 10, to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Center fielder Dexter Fowler’s 2016 season could not have ended any better: winning Game 7 of the World Series, being part of a Cubs team that will forever be legends for breaking that 108-year-old curse.
Dedric and K.J. Lawson are transferring to the University of Kansas to play for coach Bill Self, The Kansas City Star reported. The brothers, who announced last week they would be leaving the University of Memphis basketball program, will have to sit out next season before being eligible.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen says he and coach Tubby Smith are "extremely optimistic about the future of our program" even though the Tigers' top three scorers this season are all transferring.
Miss Music City Elizabeth Hale led literacy activities April 8 with students at Porter-Leath’s Head Start facility on American Way. Titleholders from around the state participated in Miss Tennessee Serves Day.
Nikeisha Royston recently joined Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region as community manager, a role in which she identifies individuals interested in supporting women’s rights, then trains them to advocate for themselves and others and to be involved in the legislative process.
Karla Meza dreams of enrolling in the University of Tennessee Law School after growing up in Knoxville and watching college students walk along Cumberland Avenue.
Memphis civil rights activist Bill Owens, who campaigned for Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, is criticizing a state legislator who refused to back his political efforts in a statement on the House floor.
Legislation by Rep. Antonio Parkinson designed to cut felony charges for possession of small amounts of marijuana didn’t exactly light up the House Monday evening.
State Sen. Lee Harris is calling on the Legislature to rethink its stance on refugees amid legal action taken against the federal government after President Donald Trump ordered an air strike against Syria.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal appeals court has rebuked Memphis police for sending a tactical team to serve a misdemeanor warrant on a 67-year-old animal hoarder who was later killed by an officer, but the court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against the city.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Federal labor regulators have added to charges to a complaint that Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency at Nissan's Mississippi plant have violated workers' rights.
NEW YORK (AP) – Google said it's "taken aback " by the government's claim that it doesn't compensate women fairly.
TOKYO (AP) – Toshiba Corp., whose U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, raised doubts Tuesday about its ability to survive as a company.
CHICAGO (AP) – An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.