VOL. 133 | NO. 83 | Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is proposing a change in the city property tax rate from the current $3.27 to a $3.19 rate as part of his third budget proposal.
The 4.2 million-square-foot Memphis Depot Industrial Park just north of Memphis International Airport has sold for $50 million.
The chief of schools for Shelby County Schools who was the founding director of Innovation Zone Schools is the new leader of the state-run Achievement School District.
Independent Bookstore Day Returns This Weekend
Don’t be surprised this weekend to come across customers at Burke’s Book Store posing in front of a “selfie station,” taking pictures of themselves at the 143-year-old Midtown institution to post and share with their friends.
When you think of economic engines that drive the Memphis economy there are a lot of corporate names past and present that come to mind. One further down the list is the Memphis Defense Depot in southeast Memphis more than 20 years after the Army closed up shop. Along the stretch of Airways near Memphis International Airport are the blue collar neighborhoods built by the hub for Army supplies that located here in the early 1940s on 4.2 million square feet of land.
Columbus, Ohio-based Continental Hospitality Group has bought the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown for nearly $29 million.
A new map of plans for the Graceland campus in Whitehaven shows two “exhibit buildings” of 80,000 square feet each on either side of a “live event center” Elvis Presley Enterprises wants to build on the western border behind its Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex.
Since its inception, Memphis and The Fourth Chickasaw Bluff on the Mississippi River have been bound together.
The three Republican primary contenders for Shelby County mayor have spent a lot of their time together talking about taxes this campaign season.
Chandler Parsons is optimistic, at least relatively speaking. For the first time in three summers, he is not having a knee surgery.
Longtime songwriter, touring artist and studio owner Keith Sykes has joined Ardent Studios as chief manager, bringing more than 40 years’ experience in the music industry. More than 100 of Sykes’ songs have been recorded by other artists – including John Prine, Rosanne Cash and George Thorogood – and have sold more than 25 million records worldwide. In addition, he once played in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and co-wrote the 1979 hit “Volcano” with Buffett.
If you’re like me, the adults in your life taught you early on, “Don’t talk to strangers.” You may have even heard the phrase, “stranger danger.” The idea is that strangers can harm you in some way. Staying away from strangers kept you safe from kidnapping or something else bad.
In the lead-capture business, the formula for success is straightforward on the surface: an offer strategy that your target market finds relevant, engaging ad content in a format that grabs the consumer, and an effective landing page that compels those consumers to take action.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Responsible tax incentives for economic development are without a doubt part of the equation in primarily closing the deal in recruiting new industry to Memphis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Tennessee restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Republican-led Tennessee Senate has passed a bill that calls for a monument to unborn children to be placed on the state Capitol grounds.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's Republican-led legislature has passed a proposal to exempt Jack Daniel's and other distillers from property tax on whiskey barrels, a fee the company says it hasn't had to pay at least since Prohibition ended eight decades ago.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam that would require certain college scholarship students to finish 30 hours of credits annually has failed in the Tennessee House.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas' highest court rejected an effort Monday to force the state's attorney general to approve the wording of a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in four counties.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Two film industry leaders told theater owners Tuesday that are optimistic about the movie and theatrical exhibition business despite concerns about declining attendance and competition from streaming services.
DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines.
DETROIT (AP) – Audi is recalling about 1.2 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the electric coolant pumps can overheat and possibly cause a fire.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that his pick for Veterans Affairs secretary might want to withdraw after the emergence of allegations about inappropriate workplace behavior, including over-prescribing prescription drugs and drinking on the job.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.