VOL. 130 | NO. 90 | Friday, May 8, 2015
A few times a week, people recognize me from Behind the Headlines, the show I’ve hosted on WKNO for the past four and a half years. It’s an odd and wildly self-conscious experience, but one that I’ve almost grown used to over the years, only because people seem to appreciate the show very much.
Tom Lee’s heroism still stands in river lore
Somewhere in the University of Memphis Libraries’ Special Collections section is a cassette – a relic itself – that holds the voice of Harry Wiersema recalling his time living by the Mississippi River in Memphis.
The news that Conduit Global would lay off nearly 600 of its 700 Memphis call center employees happened so quickly that Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was caught by surprise when the word came Wednesday, May 6.
The team behind the effort to redevelop the historic but long-vacant Tennessee Brewery could receive a 20-year tax freeze to help make the project a reality.
Memphis and Shelby County home sales in April were slightly off last year’s pace, though pricing improved and foreclosure sales continued to plummet, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports.
Triumph Bank found itself at the end of April with a second straight record-breaking month for its mortgage division, with Triumph Mortgage having funded more units and loan volume in the month than during any other in the bank’s history.
A California-based investor has purchased the Shops at Kirby Gate in East Memphis for $3.4 million.
They have made a memory. No matter what happens going forward, the Memphis Grizzlies have earned a measure of respect that cannot be stripped away like Tony Allen taking the ball from Klay Thompson.
Wading in with a few quick takes …
DIVORCE MAY BE BEST. After all, it was a shotgun wedding.
As today’s professionals are learning, the fastest way to get a big raise is to switch jobs. Often, staying at the same job will put an additional 2 to 3 percent in your pocket each year. That’s not enough to keep up with the rising costs of rent, food or much of anything.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Comcast says it is bringing its super-fast Internet service to Nashville, but won't say how much it will cost to install or subscribe.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $123.8 million.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that helps homeowner associations or neighborhood watch groups keep repeat offenders out of their communities.
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the government reports Friday on job growth during April, it could help clarify an increasingly nagging question:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Slightly more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. But even with the modest increase, the total number of people collecting jobless aid – pulled down steadily for months – fell to near 15-year lows.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up this week to the highest level since mid-March.
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – SeaPort Airlines is seeking federal approval to end service between Greenville and Memphis within three months.