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VOL. 130 | NO. 77 | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Memphis Budget Proposal Includes More Street Paving, Health Insurance ‘Overhang’

Street paving is the centerpiece of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s capital improvements budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Start Co. Startups Pull in $1.8 Million

The funding announcements keep rolling in for startup teams that participated in Start Co.’s 2014 round of accelerator programming.

Cohen Says Pot Legalization Odds Still Long In Tennessee

On the second observance of “4/20” – the unofficial underground day of open marijuana usage – since several states legalized the drug, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen told a group at the University of Memphis that Tennessee probably will be the last state to follow suit or even legalize medical usage.

Major Changes

Under Captain Rich’s leadership, Salvation Army grows Memphis presence

Aside from Christmas bells for its annual red kettle campaign, The Salvation Army historically has had a “quiet presence” in Memphis, according to Ellen Westbook, director of community relations and development.

Grizzlies-Blazers Series Just Getting Started

Had this been an NFL Playoff game, Portland coach Terry Stotts would have summed up the just-ended season and perhaps said an optimistic word about next year.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Southwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 70%


Who’s Hiring Memphis Career Fair will be held Tuesday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Memphis-area employers in a variety of sectors will be conducting on-site interviews. Admission is free; attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume. Visit whoshiringmemphis.com.

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Wharton Traces City’s Path in Financial Crisis

City Hall’s budget season in this Memphis election year will be about more than the dollar figures and line items in Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s budget proposal.

City Blight Efforts Evolve Beyond Demolition

The Frayser Community Development Corp. knew the house it wanted on University Street. There were plenty to choose from with multiple abandoned houses on the block. But it wanted the worst one, at 3200 University St.

Grizzlies Game 1 Victory ‘Like a Breath of Fresh Air’

For weeks, maybe months, the Memphis Grizzlies played as though they often didn’t have enough oxygen. It was as though during the last third of the NBA’s 82-game regular season, their air would be cut off at the start of the games, or for a quarter, or when trying to protect a lead.

Huey’s Hosting Celebration for 45th Anniversary

Huey’s Restaurants is throwing a block party later this month to celebrate its 45th anniversary, a bash for which the public will need to bring lawn chairs and big appetites.

City Hall Budget Season Begins

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton takes an operating budget proposal of more than $622 million to the Memphis City Council Tuesday, April 21.


April 21 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.


Wal-Mart Moves Forward With New Supercenter

6790 Raleigh Lagrange Road, Memphis, TN 38134, Permit Amount: $600,000 -
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is moving forward with plans for a new supercenter near Interstate 40 and Whitten Road.


Five Questions to Ask When Interviewing for Fundraising Job

Part two of a two-part series. You’ve been selected to interview for a fundraising position. You’ve read the job description and researched the organization online. You’ve even talked with people who have been involved with the nonprofit over the years. You feel it inside: “This could be my dream job.” Yes, it could. But, it could also be a nightmare.

Nature is a Stage in San Juan Islands

An island getaway can have water sports, delectable seafood, amazing drinks, lots of sunshine, sand and the beautiful scent of saltwater in the air.


Tennessee School Voucher Bill Approaching Key Committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A state school voucher proposal that failed in the last two Tennessee General Assembly sessions is gaining support as it approaches a key committee in the final days of this year's legislative session.


Cardinals Place Grichuk on Disabled List, Recall Infielder Dean Anna

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says outfielder Randal Grichuk, put on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, will have to change his workout routine to avoid further problems.


Survey: US Businesses Expect Sales Rebound, More Hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

A Small Victory for Fliers: Summer Domestic Fares Fall $2.01

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief – $2.01 in savings to be exact.


TSA Adding New Security Measures for Airline, Airport Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday.

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