VOL. 133 | NO. 89 | Thursday, May 3, 2018
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is proposing a rollback of the $4.11 county property tax rate to $4.05 in his last budget proposal to the Shelby County Commission.
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 13-member Shelby County Commission will have eight new faces when all of the votes are counted in the Aug. 2 county general election.
It turns out election turnout in Tuesday’s county primary elections was up from the same election cycle four years ago – almost 19,000 more voters – a 14.9 percent turnout if you only go by the number of “active” voters – 13.4 percent if you go with combined active and “inactive”. Yes, when last we met, I said it was a decrease from 2014. It’s not. And here is how that happened.
Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace (right) introduced J.B. Bickerstaff as the new head coach of the team on Wednesday, May 2. Bickerstaff had served as interim coach since late November following the firing of David Fizdale.
Community Foundation launches Next Step Forward grant program
What today is known as the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis was born out of the city’s fallout from the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination on April 4, 1968.
Christ Community Health Services is about two months away from wrapping up a pair of major projects, one of which is the completion of a renovation and expansion of its clinic at 2861 Broad Ave.
Local investor trying to rebuild North Memphis neighborhood one house at a time
Typically investors who go into downtrodden neighborhoods with the intention of making a profit from the area’s affordable housing stock don’t have a good reputation, but then again, Larry Odom Bonds Jr. isn’t like most investors.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
It wasn’t quite a constitutional crisis, but when Reps. Micah Van Huss and Joe Towns start teaming up, something is amiss.
Parents want to see their kids do better in school. Seniors want to avoid or delay the cognitive decline that often accompanies aging. People who are overweight or suffering from a serious disease hope to find a miracle treatment.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out of her post after less than 15 months at the helm, a tenure that included a tumultuous search for a head football coach and other controversies.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Financial firm AllianceBernstein Holding LP is moving its global headquarters from New York to Tennessee, bringing 1,050 jobs and investing more than $70 million in the booming southern city of Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a plan to pay for a $5.4 billion mass transit system that called for a new light rail system, expanded bus routes and the building of a downtown underground tunnel.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A cybersecurity firm is investigating an attack that disabled a Tennessee county's election website.
NEW TAZEWELL, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities raided a Tennessee sheriff's office as part of a yet undisclosed federal investigation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Music icon Bob Dylan is partnering with a distillery to make whiskey at a 140-year-old Tennessee church and bottle it under the name Heaven's Door.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.
NEW YORK (AP) – Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-affiliated data firm at the center of Facebook's worst privacy scandal in history, is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down.
WASHINGTON (AP) – FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) – Small business hiring picked up moderately last month as owners held to their strategy of cautiously adding to their payrolls.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday but noted that inflation is nearing the Fed's 2 percent target rate after years of remaining undesirably low.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Facing critical decisions in the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump has hired Emmet Flood, a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process.