VOL. 131 | NO. 71 | Friday, April 8, 2016
The Shelby County Election Commission voted Friday, April 8, to hire Linda Phillips, a former county clerk in Tippecanoe County, Ind., to be the next Shelby County elections coordinator.
Some 2,500 new employees start jobs each year at employers in the Memphis Medical District, and about 1,300 new students each year start hitting the books at educational institutions there, too.
The sports business is the expectations business. Always. No exceptions.
The Republican primary race to fill the 8th District Congressional seat Republican incumbent Stephen Fincher is giving up drew a field of 13 contenders – seven from Shelby County and four from Jackson, Tennessee – at the Thursday, April 7, noon filing deadline for the Aug. 4 ballot.
The Shelby County Health Department has confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in Shelby County.
Before Lakeland became a city, it was the Lakeland Amusement Park. A California-based developer is bringing back that original flair with his proposal for The Lake District, a 165-acre mixed-use development.
More residences are planned for the South End. Home builders Hamilton & Holliman, on behalf of property owners David and Stacy Petringa, recently submitted plans for a 10-lot subdivision at 27 West Carolina.
Not so fast with the off-season. There is a Memphis post-season after all.
A bypass around a raw sewage leak into Nonconnah Creek and McKellar Lake was up and running Thursday, April 7, according to the city of Memphis.
A local entrepreneur is looking to bring an innovative marketplace made out of shipping containers to Memphis.
Parking, traffic solutions reach all corners of Overton Park
If a crowd shows up some place other than the Greensward, is it a busy spring in Overton Park?
United Housing Inc. has gotten a boost from area financial institutions in recent days to the tune of $1.1 million.
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.
The Golden State Warriors may not break, or even tie, the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record from the 1995-96 season. By the time you read this, if it is after the San Antonio Spurs play at Oracle Arena on Thursday night, April 7, the mathematics for shattering the record may have turned on them.
THE TIPPING POINT
Say you stole a television worth $300. How long should you be punished? A year? Five years? Whatever you answered, it probably wasn’t “for the rest of your life.” But that’s how the U.S. legal system currently treats many people who have been convicted of felonies.
OVERTON EAGLES SOAR. When the city last talked about closing the Overton Park golf course, I told my story in a column.
Ray’s Take: If you Google the words “student loan crisis,” millions of hits should convince you that this is a very hot topic.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Memphis woman has been accused of embezzling more than $130,000 from the Christian adoption agency she worked for.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Speaker Beth Harwell is taking steps to move the offices and limit the access of state Rep. Jeremy Durham, who is under investigation for sexual harassment.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has named Wendy Long as the state's new TennCare director.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Commercial air service has returned to Tupelo after a hiatus.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers borrowed at a modest pace in February for the second month in a row, evidence of ongoing caution that has kept a lid on spending this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate refused Thursday to come to the aid of airline passengers squeezed by the ever-shrinking size of their seats.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI has not decided whether to share with Apple Inc. details about how the bureau hacked into an iPhone linked to a California terrorism investigation, the bureau's director says.