» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 131 | NO. 89 | Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Council Approves Overton Boundary Ordinance on First Reading

Memphis City Council members approved an ordinance Tuesday, May 3, on the first of three readings to set boundaries in Overton Park including the use of the park Greensward.

1866 Memphis Massacre Anniversary Draws Historians

South Street is now named G.E Patterson Boulevard in one of two name changes since the thoroughfare was a dirt road trod by horses and the wagons they pulled.

Norris Recounts Path to Majority Status, Dunavant Award

Good government isn’t a bowl of cherries. There will be controversy even with the best of intentions and with everything done by the numbers. And that applies to those who win awards like state Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville.

Startup Teams Announced for ‘Summer Of Acceleration’

Monday, May 2, marked Day One of Memphis’ first “summer of acceleration,” a joint program of seven startup accelerators running concurrently that have collectively drawn the participation of 18 startup teams and dozens of founders hailing from as far away as Slovenia and Israel.

Last Word: Council Return on Overton, No Frayser Truck Stop and Historian-apolooza

June 30 is fast approaching. It’s coming up so fast that the City Council is moving to seal in any agreement that might come from the Overton Park Greensward mediation process before the ink dries.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
67.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southeast at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 66%

EVENTS

Center for Southern Folklore will host Bill Donoghue for a seminar and Q&A titled “Sonny Boy Williamson II: Rock’s Missing Blues Link” on Wednesday, May 4, at 3 p.m. at 119 S. Main St. Following the seminar, co-researcher Jim Basnight will perform Delta-style selections on his 12-string guitar. Cost is free. For reserved seating, email jlpeiser@gmail.com or call 901-525-3655.

more events »

Memphis Attorney Speaks for Tunsil After Startling NFL Draft

Although two quarterbacks – Jared Goff and Carson Wentz – were the first two players selected in last weeks’ NFL Draft, an Ole Miss offensive lineman and the 13th overall pick made most of the headlines.

Graceland Welcomes 20 Millionth Visitor

A 31-year-old newlywed from London was the 20 millionth visitor to Graceland since it opened 34 years ago.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Fisher & Phillips Adds David Jones

Attorney David S. Jones has joined Fisher & Phillips LLP as a partner in the firm’s Memphis office. Jones has more than 15 years’ experience in immigration and employment law, most recently serving as a partner at Jackson Lewis P.C. In his new role, he represents corporate clients in complex matters relating to both immigration benefits and enforcement, as well as export control compliance under the Export Administration Regulations and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Art Of The Resume

Job seekers often spend quite a lot of time perfecting their resumes. From tiny details such as the font, to the experience and education sections, a resume can be mulled over for days, weeks or months. It can be overwhelming and can paralyze a job search.

Density is Destiny for Memphis’ Creative Economy

The lack of density in creative workers has worked against the cultivation of a creative economy in Memphis. Density turns out to play an outsized role in the cultivation of collective knowledge and access to the resources necessary to build creative solutions to power the modern-day economy.

Data-Driven Marketing Decisions Spark Growth

Correctly analyzed, data can be a catalyst for predictable, incremental growth and transformative change in your organization. However, we all know there’s more to creating measurable outcomes through data analysis than just crunching the numbers.

Actions to Take When an Employee Sues

The 2015 Hiscox Guide to Employee Lawsuits reports that U.S. companies have at least an 11.7 percent chance of having an employment charge filed against them. In Tennessee, the odds increase to nearly 32 percent. Arkansas and Mississippi are also above the national average, with a 42 percent chance in Arkansas and a 51 percent chance in Mississippi.

STATEWIDE

Stax, Other Tennessee Concerts to Live-Stream in Chicago

A Memphis concert is one of three that will be live-streamed from Tennessee into high-traffic areas in Chicago later this month in what promoters are calling "the first long-distance concert of its kind."

Lawsuit: Salon Shampoo License Requirement Doesn't Wash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon, a conservative think tank says they shouldn't have to get a license.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Campus Carry Becomes Law Without Haslam Signature

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Metlife Fined $20M for Variable Annuities Switches

WASHINGTON (AP) – MetLife has been fined $20 million by Wall Street's policing body for misleading customers in switching them from variable annuities contracts into more expensive ones.

CONSUMER NEWS

The Republic of Tea Recalls Green Tea Over Salmonella Fears

NOVATO, Calif. (AP) – The California-based company The Republic of Tea is recalling one of its green tea blends as a precaution over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

TECHNOLOGY

Move Over Drones, Driverless Cars – Unmanned Ship Up Next

SAN DIEGO (AP) – It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday – ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.