VOL. 128 | NO. 114 | Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Downtown Memphis Commission President Paul Morris will become the new project director for the Main Street to Main Street revitalization project that includes a Harahan Bridge boardwalk.
Martin family again takes control of East Memphis property
Ever since he was a child, Brad Martin, chairman of private investment firm RBM Venture Co. and retired chairman and CEO of Saks Inc., was attracted to the large wooded property at 1023 Cherry Road near Park Avenue in East Memphis.
Countywide school board members approved Tuesday, June 11, the use of $12 million from the reserves of the two combined school systems to bridge a funding gap in the budget for the first fiscal year of the consolidated school system.
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. broke ground Monday, June 10, on an $84.8 million Cancer Center near the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis campus that is slated to open mid-2015.
The new playground near Rainbow Lake in Overton Park features something not seen on modern playgrounds in awhile – a metal merry-go-round or roundabout.
Antonio Neal has joined Madison Line Records, the record label affiliated with Visible Music College, as chief operating officer. Neal – a four-time Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner who has also been nominated for a Grammy Award and four Stellar Gospel Music Awards – will oversee marketing, publishing and day-to-day operations at the label.
Every brand needs a Web presence to survive in the digital age, but how do you know that Web investment is actually performing?
Here is a short list of rapid cultural changes: Consumer and business databases. Cable. TIVO and DVR. The Internet. Search engines. Satellite radio. Podcasts. Social networks. Blogs. Mobile. The iPhone. Thousands more innovations in beta today.
MEMPHIS (AP) – An appearance by former Elvis Presley co-star Mother Dolores Hart and a listening party for a new box set featuring his performances at Stax Records are highlights of the annual celebration of the rock n' roll icon this August.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Belmont University's law school has received provisional accreditation.
WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for emails and other information that people transmit online.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discount retailer Dollar General Corp., and a BMW manufacturing plant in South Carolina over their use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire employees.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A major federal study has found that minority renters and homebuyers who test the housing market for discrimination were told about and shown fewer homes and apartments than their equally qualified white counterparts.