VOL. 131 | NO. 123 | Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The major violent crime rate for Memphis rose 7.5 percent by the end of May compared to the first five months of 2015 and the rate was 9.1 percent higher than a year ago countywide, according to statistics from Operation: Safe Community released Tuesday, June 21.
The Lamar Avenue road project waiting for years to get started could be about to emerge from the planning stage to construction with a federal grant.
Shelby County Commissioners delayed final votes on all of the budget matters before them Monday, June 20, until a special meeting next week.
The planned relocation next year of the UrbanArt Commission from Poplar and Highland to a storefront across from Crosstown Concourse is one of the bigger items on a lengthy and growing to-do list for the arts-focused nonprofit.
On a dry erase board by the National Civil Rights Museum, a new education reform group in town last week asked citizens to fill in the blanks about their high school experience with a sentence that began, “I thought high school would be…”
The Fairgrounds and the Mid-South Coliseum aren’t a priority of the new administration at City Hall.
The Shelby County Commission probably has enough votes to approve the funding in the county budget the Shelby County Schools system wants, which includes $24.7 million on new funding.
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.
Kroger has plans for a fuel center at 1411 Poplar Ave., across from its Crosstown supermarket.
EMPHASIS Architects & Engineers
When it opens in January 2017, the Crosstown Concourse building will place users in the medical, educational and arts professions side-by-side in a 1.5-million-square-foot building.
Memphis-based Haizlip Studio has been hired to help reimagine a former NASA satellite tracking station and Cold War outpost in western North Carolina into a full-service, $40 million science resort complete with an independent research facility and lodging.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Almost 20 years ago, Kevin Ledford opened his own engineering firm in Arlington. He was taking flying lessons at the time and so he liked the idea of being near the town’s airport.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, June 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
Financial and in-kind support from businesses and corporations are so important to the life of nonprofits. Whether through event sponsorships or grants for programs and operations, businesses matter. They provide visibility, funding and talent.
One of Snapple’s current commercials spoofs email scams by reimagining how such a communication would come if delivered via the telegraph in the 1860s. The telegraph operator calls out to his friends, “A prince wants to give us $20,000. All he needs is our social security number. ...We’re going to be rich!” They all cheer at their anticipated windfall as one shouts, “Horses for everyone!”
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee judge on Monday ordered famed wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and his fiancee to stay away from one another following their arrest on domestic violence charges.
CHICAGO (AP) – As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using Medicare records and recently released data from the health care law's Open Payments program.
If you bought a ticket through Ticketmaster between late 1999 and early 2013, you could be eligible for free tickets to a number of events.
MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina (AP) – It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling.
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, the pain was particularly severe for black and Hispanic Americans.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Labor Department must do a better job of explaining why it is changing a longstanding policy on whether certain workers deserve overtime pay.