VOL. 131 | NO. 70 | Thursday, April 7, 2016
In a unanimous vote, Shelby County commissioners waived their legal privilege Wednesday, April 6, and approved the public release of a disparity study that is expected to show minority businesses get a low percentage of county government contracts.
In the immediate aftermath of Paxton Lynch’s pro day at the University of Memphis, it sort of felt like the postgame following a season-opening victory over a lesser non-conference opponent.
This is a Memphis story. And by now it should be clear that Bill Courtney loves a Memphis story.
A proposal to form a joint city-county group to explore voluntary de-annexation and the city’s footprint goes to the Memphis City Council for a vote in two weeks.
It was a windy Pro Day Wednesday at the University of Memphis for Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch. And if the wind wasn’t for you, you could watch Lynch work out for NFL teams and their representatives on the NFL network.
One of the goals of Memphis’ EPIcenter entrepreneurship organization is to make sure the focus and discussions around supporting local entrepreneurs are inclusive and take time to contemplate non-traditional demographics.
Spence Wilson, chairman of the board of Kemmons Wilson Companies, is the keynote speaker for the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards to be held May 11 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
1215 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116, Sale Amount: $4.3 million -
Southland Mall, Memphis’ first enclosed mall when it opened 50 years ago, has sold for $4.3 million in foreclosure.
If it had been a football game, you could have called it the Desperation Bowl. The Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies each badly needed a victory.
In the pre-dawn hours of March 22 I found myself awake and decided to check Facebook on my phone before attempting to go back to sleep.
The vicinity of April Fool’s Day is an apt time to reflect on a tale often told to first-year law students. In contracts class, perhaps. It is the story of a man who wrote a check on the side of a cow. The point of the story ultimately would be that a negotiable instrument is judged on the language and intent in the transaction, rather than by the physical means of evincing it. Kinda, sorta.
Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police have released the names of three officers involved in the shooting death of a Memphis man, but authorities are refusing to say which officer actually fired his weapon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would allow mental health counselors to turn patients away based on the counselors' religious beliefs and personal principles has passed in the House in Tennessee, the latest state to introduce measures that opponents say legalize discrimination against gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's attorney general has called fantasy sports contests illegal gambling.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.
Top U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Irish rival Allergan are charting independent futures after scrapping a record $160 billion deal torpedoed by new Treasury Department rules meant to block American companies from moving their corporate addresses overseas – on paper – to avoid U.S. taxes.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration acted Wednesday to require that brokers who recommend investments for retirement savers meet a stricter standard that now applies to registered advisers: They must act as "fiduciaries" – trustees who are obligated to put their clients' best interests above all.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve policymakers were split at their last meeting over how to respond to a slowing global economy, with two officials supporting a rate hike in March even as an opposing group felt that even raising rates in April would be too soon.