VOL. 130 | NO. 65 | Friday, April 3, 2015
Some of the startup teams newly graduated from Start Co. accelerator programs are raking in the investment cash.
New generation represents changing tone of civil rights memories
The Selma to Montgomery voting rights march and the Alabama town’s Bloody Sunday in 1965 happened long before London Lamar was born.
Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery, the longest-serving member of the council, won’t be running for re-election on the October ballot.
On the sidewalk in front of the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street are two brass music notes, side by side. One honors the late Mid-South Concerts promoter Bob Kelley and the other honors Mike Glenn, the New Daisy’s long-time operator.
A year ago, rain washed out the scheduled exhibition game at AutoZone Park between the St. Louis Cardinals and their top farm club, the AAA Memphis Redbirds.
Cypress trees and water features take residence in The Pyramid
The nearly complete Bass Pro Shops inside The Pyramid features a 600,000-square-foot water feature, 100-foot-tall fiberglass cypress trees and the tallest free-standing elevator shaft in the U.S.
The second annual Multicultural Career Expo promises to bring together the communities and businesses of the Mid-South, with organizers expecting 2,000 jobseekers to visit with 50 companies across the health care, financial services, travel, logistics, higher education and nonprofit sectors.
Stylistically, it was a bit of short of spectacular. No one on the Grizzlies cracked 20 points, the opponent was bound for the NBA Draft Lottery, and the game was less about buzz and more about finally taking care of business on the home court.
Hold up your hand if you’re an Alabama football player and you have not been arrested in the last week. Three Crimson Tide players were arrested, one on suspicion of domestic violence, another for driving under the influence and another on a marijuana charge.
PRAYING FOR TENNESSEE. This being Easter week, let’s open with a prayer. Aren’t we all Christians – at least all of us who matter – and in Tennessee, the Promised Land?
Over the past 30 years, one thing is for sure. Business has changed. In fact, the change has been so dramatic that it’s become somewhat of a generational issue.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An advanced plastics manufacturer is opening a new manufacturing facility in Knox County that's expected to create more than 200 jobs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A top Republican supporter of a bill to strip local governments of the power to bar handgun carry permit holders from being armed in parks, playgrounds and ball fields said Thursday that even if a school uses a park, playground or ball field for just one event per year, that would enable the school to ban guns there.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The latest effort to make it a crime to have open alcohol containers in vehicles driving on Tennessee roads has failed in a House committee.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Investor Warren Buffett says the economy continues to grow steadily, but too many people continue to miss out on the American dream.
NEW YORK (AP) – A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.