VOL. 130 | NO. 121 | Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The developers behind a massive hotel near Graceland are ready to shake, rattle and roll on the project.
Memphis City Council members put City Hall’s budget season to rest Tuesday, June 23, with approval of a $656.5 million city operating budget that includes 2 percent pay raises for city police and firefighters and a 1 percent pay raise for all other city employees starting in January.
Already an award winner, Greenprint plan seeks regional approval
A result of a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and two years of planning, the pre-implementation phase of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan is gaining momentum.
In the space of five hours Monday, June 22, Shelby County Commissioners voted down an operating budget, a capital budget and an attempt at a continuation budget to keep spending at the same levels past July 1 and into the new fiscal year.
Two years ago this month, Delta Air Lines executives told officials at Memphis International Airport that Memphis would no longer be a Delta hub, an announcement that came after a series of cuts in the number of daily flights.
The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved Monday, June 22, a 25-cent property tax hike to partially finance construction of a new, $99 million Collierville High School.
OneJet, a startup airline catering to business travelers, has launched its Memphis to Indianapolis route, providing easy access to several large markets in the Midwest.
A little more than a year ago, Wunderlich Securities Inc. chief market strategist Art Hogan stood before an audience of business leaders assembled by The Daily News – part of the paper’s regular seminar series – and offered his take on an economic recovery that looked different depending on where a person stood.
The Memphis Police Association is asking its attorneys if union police officers are forbidden from going on strike if the Memphis City Council ignores an impasse committee’s recommendation to raise officer pay 3 percent.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
5995 Waterstone Oak Way, Memphis, TN, Sale Amount: $7.5 million -
RoCo-Lakes LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, purchased two parcels comprising The Lakes at Ridgeway Apartments on June 11.
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I must’ve been out of my mind. How else to explain an anti-Disney person deciding to travel two time zones to visit Disneyland, just days after the official kickoff of the madness of the 60th anniversary celebration?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville restaurant has removed an image of the Confederate flag after criticism of it arose in the Nashville mayoral race.
HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An auction company says the massive Huntsville estate of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker has sold for $701,000.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists are likely to remain free because the government said Monday that it will not seek to have a sabotage charge reconsidered.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Real estate has gotten hot again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Gulfstream Aerospace executive has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after he acknowledged embezzling more than $10 million from the company to fund a lavish lifestyle that prosecutors say included escorts and two homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a new report Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.