VOL. 131 | NO. 122 | Monday, June 20, 2016
New home sales in Memphis and Shelby County were up 53 percent in May, with 69 recorded for the month compared with 45 recorded in May 2015. It marks the first increase in new housing activity since January.
The new Shelby County Elections administrator wanted to get an idea about what voter turnout will be like for her first election at the helm.
Shelby County commissioners could wrap up most of the formalities Monday of their budget season.
Loflin Yard will be packed Monday night with creatives and young professionals who for almost three years now have been gathering monthly for meetings at different hotspots around the city that follow the same format.
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.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the NBA champs, beating the Golden State Warriors 93 – 89 in the final game of the NBA’s second season. I don’t want to hear a word about how baseball takes too long.
Let’s get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from a new headstone for one of the Beale Street Sheiks to an event to celebrate (and buy from) Memphis' maker community.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
The Grizzlies taught Memphis to ‘believe.’ Will fans still come if the team struggles?
Long before Jim Strickland was mayor of Memphis, he was a thirtysomething lawyer and sports fan. Not always in that order. He loved the University of Memphis – his alma mater – and rooted like crazy for the basketball team. And on those less frequent occasions when there was a reason to believe, for the football team, too.
If you’ve not consulted your calendar for the beginning of summer and assumed it is already here, that’s completely understandable.
2008: The first issue of The Memphis News features a cover story on the suburbs of Memphis. Developer Henry Turley: “It’s ‘This is not the city -- county taxes, county schools. Don’t look back.’ That’s the only reason they are built, so why should they be built well? They’re not.”
LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR
Loflin Yard, the Downtown bar, restaurant and entertainment space that opened two months ago, is adding to its offerings.
With the Big River Crossing on the north side of the Harahan Bridge moving toward a fall opening, the city of Memphis has reached an agreement with a group of anonymous donors for the lighting of the bridge by the Oct. 22 opening of the pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk.
Lehman-Roberts Co. president Patrick Nelson is right when he says, “What we do is not terribly fancy or glamorous.”
Parking concerns for ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ move to Downtown Memphis have been resolved.
The Church Health Center is gearing up to move into and begin seeing patients at the renovated Crosstown Concourse early next year, with no immediate plans to fill the vacant president’s position following the departure of Antony Sheehan last month.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Panthers are making sure Cam Newton's blind side is protected.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis after a brief demotion, during which he played center field to add to his versatility.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – World Wrestling Entertainment said it has suspended Jerry "The King" Lawler after he and his girlfriend were arrested Thursday night on charges of domestic violence.
Experts say it's too soon to gauge whether a week of horrific news out of Orlando will hurt tourism there. But travel agents are not seeing widespread cancellations, and many travelers say they're committed to visiting.
WASHINGTON (AP) – High-tech hackers brought in by the Pentagon to breach Defense Department websites were able to burrow in and find 138 different security gaps, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.