VOL. 131 | NO. 121 | Friday, June 17, 2016
Almost every George Lapides story, at least for those of us working in Memphis sports media, begins with those first impressions after arriving in town.
Long-time sports journalist and radio sports talk host George Lapides died Thursday night, June 16, following a long illness.
Memphis-based FedEx Express and Orbis International debuted the third-generation Orbis Flying Eye Hospital on Thursday, June 16, at the FedEx World Hub.
After six months of deliberation, the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine has ratified a diversity policy for its five PILOT programs.
Two longtime Memphis-area companies secured tax incentives at the June meeting of the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine.
Are your lights on yet? How is your air conditioning? First came the rain Wednesday night and then came the power outages that stretched into Thursday.
The final piece of ServiceMaster’s local incentive package fell into place Wednesday, June 15, at a Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine board meeting.
All of a sudden, it seems, Kroger has transformed itself from a traditional grocery retailer to a tech-savvy brand that’s comfortable on the cutting edge.
Memphis-based Haizlip Studio has been chosen as the architect of record for the University of Memphis’ $33 million land bridge and parking garage at Southern Avenue and Echles Street.
Fragile is probably the best way to describe the compromise that emerged this week from county commissioners to fully fund the Shelby County Schools budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Over the years, there wasn’t much down time and not a lot of quiet moments. Over the years, there was a sustained echo – the ping, ping, ping of an aluminum bat, and later the whack, whack, whack of a wood bat, squaring up a baseball.
THE TIPPING POINT
Want to gaze into the future? Hop into Paul Young’s Infiniti and ride around Downtown for an hour. “These three blocks will be something of a spine for the neighborhood,” he says, as a light rain falls on the windshield. “We envision five- or six-story buildings with restaurants and retail at street level, commercial and residential up top.”
To see the soul of founding principal Todd Walker’s architecture firm, you need only step into the offices of archimania, located – for now – in a low-slung former retail strip on South Main.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Everyone knows July 4th is America’s birthday – the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the creation of a nation where “all men are created equal.”
SEEDING TOMORROW IN WEST TENNESSEE. Things grow in Hardeman County. Crops, livestock, husbandry in all its forms – and relationships grow there, too, between the wild and the tame, between an abundance of resources and their conservation, between awe and understanding.
Ray’s take: Most investors place “safety” or “guarantees” on the list to consider when evaluating any investment. Too many don’t fully consider the risk of going broke safely on that list. That’s what inflation does to you.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Tuition will rise almost 7 percent on average this fall at Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The American Counseling Association said Thursday it's opposed to an effort in Arkansas to allow counselors to refer clients to another provider if they have a religious objection to treating them.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – German automaker Volkswagen plans to ramp up its offerings of electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices rose a moderate amount in May, driven up by rising energy costs and the biggest increase in shelter costs in more than nine years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Paris-based international group is forecasting that the U.S. economic expansion, celebrating its seventh birthday this month, should remain on track over the next two years with growth strengthening in 2017.