VOL. 131 | NO. 109 | Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Shelby County Commissioners set the stage in Wednesday, June 1, committee sessions to take the first of three votes Monday on a stable $4.37 county property tax rate.
Shelby County Schools leaders will go ahead with plans for expanding Raleigh Egypt High School to a grades 6-12 school starting in August.
David Fizdale didn’t leave the Miami Heat, a place where he won two NBA championship rings as an assistant, and the surf and sand of South Beach, to take on a major rebuilding job.
It took six hours. But the Memphis City Council’s budget committee completed its budget reviews Tuesday, May 31, with a recommendation of a 1.5 percent pay raise for city employees other than fire and police and $300,000 in grant funding to hire a full-time director for the Whitehaven Economic Development Council.
“There’s no way I can do that. I’m not that kind of hero.” David Jordan often hears that response when he talks to people about the possibility of becoming a foster parent.
When the school year ends, that’s not necessarily when leaders of school systems can take it easy.
Two protesters blocking cars from parking on the Overton Park Greensward were arrested Monday, May 30.
Papa Murphy’s has cooked up some ambitious growth plans in Memphis to accompany the pizza pies the Vancouver, Wash.-based chain is known for.
Memphis-based MAA is a year into its search for a new headquarters, and the company is moving closer to plans for a newly constructed building.
Just before the Memorial Day weekend, candidates in the most hotly contested races on the Aug. 4 ballot got the packages they’ve been waiting on – yard signs.
Wesley Fox has joined family law firm Shea Moskovitz & McGhee PLC as an associate attorney. Fox earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2014 and previously served as a Title IV-D attorney for Shelby County.
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As we all take a collective breath from the wonderful time that is Memphis in May, and on the heels of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, this is a good time for everyone to take stock in skin protection as we look forward to a hot and fun summer!
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – A Rutherford County sheriff's office administrator who faces federal charges has asked for a public defender to represent him, weeks after obtaining a permit to build a $598,684 home.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Camping fees at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may increase by 25 percent.
SHANGHAI (AP) – Wal-Mart's tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn't look like much. But it's a key part of the company's strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – German automaker Volkswagen saw its net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year – but showed it can still make money even as it grapples with a costly scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices kept climbing in March as the spring home buying season began, but so far the higher costs haven't thwarted sales.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer spending surged in April by the largest amount in more than six years, led by a big jump in purchases of autos and other durable goods.