VOL. 133 | NO. 98 | Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Lakeland School System has pulled a $3 million building permit for an expansion of Lakeland Elementary School at 10050 Oak Seed Lane. The expansion has been planned for some time as the school system has grown.
Faropoint Ventures continues to remain active in the Greater Memphis Area with the sale of two Olive Branch retail centers for a combined $9.24 million.
The city will be rebidding the $175 million renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Tuesday, May 15.
Despite having the second-worst record in the NBA last season at 22-60, the Memphis Grizzlies slid backward two spots in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago and will have the fourth pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
American Queen Steamboat Co. has moved its Memphis headquarter to New Albany, Indiana, in what the riverboat cruise company describes as “an effort to synergize shoreside operations with parent company HMS Global Maritime.”
The annual raucous Memphis in May Festival has arrived for its 41st year. And in its shadow is the much more sedate second annual Davos on the Delta conference at the nearby Peabody hotel, within earshot of the festival and olfactory stimulation of its sprawling barbecue competition.
Not. Top. Three. The Grizz got the fourth pick of the NBA draft in Tuesday’s draft lottery in Chicago. Grizz president of business operations Jason Wexler had probably the best reaction on Twitter: “So for the next 5 weeks we are in a window where everyone can be wrong and everyone can be right at the same time.” The memory of Hasheem Thabeet’s arrival in Memphis looms large in this uncertainty and draft day is the only thing that can make that memory fade. At least for now, that image just got a bit sharper. And it becomes more vivid every time between now and the draft in June that you start a sentence with “The Grizz could still…”
The newest star on The Orpheum Theatre’s “Walk of Fame” sidewalk is for a horn band that built its sound on Memphis soul and rhythm and blues.
With certain areas of the city such as the Fletcher Creek drainage basin nearing peak-hour capacity, the city of Memphis is teaming up with the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County to help ensure that impending sewer issues do not hamper future development.
The Swine & Dine barbecue team tent is set up and ready for the kickoff of the 2018 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest at Tom Lee Park. The largest barbecue event in the world opens Wednesday, May 16, and runs through Saturday.
Shelby County commissioners reappointed former commissioner Julian Bolton as their legislative policy adviser Monday, May 14, sending his reappointment, effective to the end of September, to Mayor Mark Luttrell, who vetoed an earlier version of the appointment in April.
As the Memphis Redbirds rolled up 91 wins in the 2017 regular season and won their division by an overwhelming 22 games, they had their hot streaks. But they also never really had a cold spell.
Jon Pegg recently joined Explore Bike Share as bike fleet manager as the local nonprofit prepares for the May 23 launch of its 600-bicycle, 60-station bike-share system. Pegg comes to Explore Bike Share from Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op, where he served as shop manager.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee panel has voted not to pursue campaign finance complaints that question House Speaker Beth Harwell's help from a political committee and a $3.1 million self-loan to her Republican gubernatorial campaign.
NEW YORK (AP) – Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Cadence Bank and State Bank Financial Corp. are announcing a merger.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his wife, Melania, is "doing really well" although she remains hospitalized following a medical procedure to treat a kidney condition the White House described as benign. He said he expected the first lady back home at the White House before the end of the week.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Richard Clarida, President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 post at the Federal Reserve, is pledging support for the Fed's twin goals of stabilizing inflation and maximizing employment while also declaring the importance of the central bank's independence.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators have stepped up the kind of testing that could have caught years of emissions-rigging by Volkswagen, but need to do more to keep automakers from duping them again on pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general said Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is challenging for the company because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language, the company said Tuesday.