VOL. 133 | NO. 88 | Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Republican David Lenoir and Democrat Lee Harris will meet in the Aug. 2 county general election to decide who will be the next Shelby County Mayor. Lenoir and Harris won their respective primaries easily Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
The Shelby County Commission will have eight new faces when all of the votes are counted in the Aug. 2 county general election.
Shelby County commissioners approved a resolution Monday, April 30, urging Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would require local and state law enforcement agencies to work with federal immigration and customs enforcement agents on immigration matters.
Opera Memphis unveils 2018-19 season lineup
Whenever the leadership at Opera Memphis maps out the lineup for a new season of music, general director Ned Canty has a specific audience member in mind. He’s thinking about that concertgoer who’s attending their very first opera, who’s never been roused by Carmen or had their passion stirred by La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Rigoletto and so many other classics of the genre.
The immediate headline of Tuesday’s county primary elections is Lee Harris and David Lenoir battling in the August county general to see who becomes the next county mayor. But there were lots of other stories in the results. Here's the roundup of that and the other countywide primaries.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The maker of the Gibson guitar, omnipresent for decades on the American rock 'n' roll stage, is filing for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt.
First Tennessee Bank is laying off a few dozen employees in Greene County, Tennessee, a move that’s related to the bank’s merger with Capital Bank Financial Corp.
Explore Bike Share is about to hit the streets of Memphis. In conjunction with the kickoff of National Bike Month, Explore Bike Share has announced its official 60-station, 600-bike system launch date will be May 23.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority's new gas-fired power plant in Tennessee is ready to run.
The new owners of the Gibson Guitar Factory building in Downtown Memphis have partnered with a prominent local family to bring the prime parcel of land back to life.
While the NFL remains concerned about safety on kickoffs, the league is not planning to eliminate them, league vice president Troy Vincent said.
St. Mary’s Episcopal School has promoted John Bartholomew to athletic director. Bartholomew has been coaching lacrosse at St. Mary’s since 2014, and the following year, he joined the school full-time as assistant athletic director and lacrosse coordinator. He has been serving as St. Mary’s interim athletic director since last fall.
One of the hardest things about looking for a new job is this: Most people wait to start looking until they need a job. In other words, they’ve been fired, or they hate their work situation so much that they’re ready to quit. Does this sound familiar? The problem is, if you wait until you need a job, you’ve probably waited too long. The chances you’ll find a job on just the day you need it is low.
For many business-to-business (B2B) companies, the ability to grow correlates directly with the ability to effectively expand the sales team.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – It turns out that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is handy when there's car trouble.
RIDGELY, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say Excel Boat Company is investing $9 million in a manufacturing facility in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says reports of hate crimes increased across the state last year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted a fourth judge's ruling exempting some farmers from an herbicide ban that took effect last week.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. and Twitter say they will create live content and advertisements in sports, news and entertainment from the entire Disney portfolio.
NEW YORK (AP) – Goldman Sachs agreed Tuesday to pay a combined $109.5 million in fines to federal and New York state authorities to settle charges that the investment bank's currency traders unlawfully shared customers' order information with other banks in order to take advantage of the market.
Pfizer posted slightly higher sales and a 14 percent jump in profit in the first quarter, thanks to lower restructuring costs and a much-lower tax rate, but its revenue still missed Wall Street expectations.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his company's annual developer conference acknowledging that 2018 has been an "intense year" so far, but offered no apology for the company's big privacy scandal.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Maple syrup and honey producers aren't too sweet on a plan to label their natural products as containing added sugars.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The top security official for embattled Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt abruptly left office ahead of his scheduled questioning before a congressional panel, one of two top aides whose departures were announced Tuesday amid a series of federal ethics investigations of the agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government will take another 30 days to decide whether to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, extending a period of uncertainty for businesses in those regions.