VOL. 130 | NO. 67 | Tuesday, April 7, 2015
FedEx Corp. has agreed to take over one of Europe's largest delivery companies, TNT Express, for $4.8 billion, the companies announced Tuesday, April 7.
Overton Square Crawfish Festival expecting big crowd
In the 20th year of a Midtown tradition, Overton Square is stronger than ever.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell takes a $1.18 billion budget proposal to Shelby County Commissioners in Wednesday, April 8, committee sessions.
Shelby County Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr was remembered warmly by colleagues and friends Tuesday, the day after he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car on the parking lot of Memphis Country Club.
The competition among Shelby County Schools, the Achievement School District and charter schools has been a positive for public schools, say two Shelby County Schools board members.
About 25 food trucks are set to descend on Tiger Lane next week, along with musicians to provide live entertainment, as part of the first Mid-South Food Truck Fest.
Memphis City Council members get their first look Tuesday, April 7, at a new strategy for the Memphis Police Department as well as Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s choices for the new Beale Street Tourism Development Authority.
When outfielder Randal Grichuk arrived at spring training this year, he could look down the schedule to the April 3 St. Louis Cardinals’ exhibition game with the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park and wonder if he would be staying behind while the big club left for Chicago and the start of the major-league season.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – American package delivery service FedEx has agreed to take over Dutch rival TNT Express, one of Europe's largest delivery companies, for 4.4 billion euros ($4.8 billion), the companies announced Tuesday, in a move FedEx said will strengthen its business globally.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
6277 Lake Arbor Drive and 6206 Knight Arnold Road, Memphis, TN 38115, Sale Amount: $18.5 million -
The Woods at Ridgeway, an apartment community near the northeast corner of Ridgeway and Knight Arnold roads, has sold for $18.5 million to an affiliate of Michigan-based ROCO Real Estate.
This is what we’ve heard: When a butterfly flaps its wings, it can start a hurricane on the other side of the world. The idea being that a tiny movement can initiate unanticipated activities. We hope you will join us in a burgeoning butterfly movement of unintended positive consequences.
Waking at 4 a.m. for an early morning flight to Phoenix isn’t how I’d typically want to start a day that sees me hiking a difficult trail up Camelback Mountain at lunchtime.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen is seeking to add to a planned expansion announced last year to produce a new sport utility vehicle in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The gloves are coming off in a legislative fight over efforts to repeal state guidelines about which spirits can be labeled as "Tennessee Whiskey."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he favors House lawmakers stripping a provision inserted into a guns-in-parks proposal that would allow handgun carry permit holders to be armed on the grounds of the state Capitol.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight an initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court said that it is adding a way that lawyers can voluntarily donate to access to justice programs to help people who don't have enough money for an attorney.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service firms expanded at a slightly slower yet still healthy pace in March, an encouraging sign after multiple reports last week pointed to a slowing economy.