VOL. 131 | NO. 115 | Thursday, June 9, 2016
Five months into his four-year term as Memphis mayor, Jim Strickland has his first budget and all but one of his major appointments made – Memphis Police director. The budget cleared the Memphis City Council Tuesday, June 7, with a few minor amendments from council members, next to no debate and no dissenting council votes.
After a strong April, home sales in Shelby County continued to perform well in May.
Shelby County’s mortgage market continued heating up in May, and when combined with April’s numbers makes it likely the second quarter will end up well above where things stood at this time last year.
The discussion is different than it was once, and yet it is ever the same. The PGA Tour Executive Women’s Day program is in its fourth year now and the panel discussion held Tuesday, June 7, at TPC Southwind, site of this week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic, played to a full audience.
Lots of blue lights in Cordova Thursday evening as the Memphis Police Department remembers Officer Verdell Smith, who died in Saturday’s Downtown rampage in the line of duty. His funeral is Friday.
The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the Memphis International Airport checkpoint Wednesday, June 8.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
160 Madison Farms Drive , Collierville, TN 38017 -
Collierville’s 324-unit Madison at Schilling Farms apartment community has changed hands in the largest multifamily sale in Shelby County over the past year.
There is a passage from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” that reads, “A child goes forth each day, and the first object that the child sees, that object he becomes, for a day, or part of a day, or for days stretching into years.” For me, that “object” was my parents. What I saw in them, I have become. The older I get, the more it surprises me how of much of me is them.
I was 50 when I died. April 21, 2002. I can’t forget the date.
Adam Nickas, the new executive director of Tennesseans for a Responsible Future, is looking for a sweeping plan to catch some 280,000 people who fall into a health care coverage gap across the state.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The American Physical Therapy Association is launching a public education campaign in response to the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. The U.S. is currently in the grip of a prescription drug epidemic and resurgence in the use of heroin stemming from painkiller abuse.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in nine months in April but pulled back on filling them, a sign of caution that may reflect concerns about tepid economic growth.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Peanut residue detected in flour has prompted Frito-Lay and Hostess to recall some of their snack products.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings – the room's size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info?
NEW YORK (AP) – You'll soon see four new names on the periodic table of the elements, including three that honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY