VOL. 131 | NO. 146 | Friday, July 22, 2016
From lending activity to bank data to anecdotal evidence from businesses in the area, the Memphis economy seems to be moving into the summer months from a position of strength.
Vincent Astor knows his way around the Memphis-Shelby County Room at the Memphis Public Library’s Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
Two recently approved projects will bring more than $300,000 in public projects to the Edge District.
John Gemmill, the president of the Memphis Blues Society, says there is a standard look to blues festivals – a poster with a guitar player and “fill-in-the-name-of-the-city blues festival,” and a lineup that includes performers from all over the place.
Last Word is more like First Word because of a blink of the computer overnight at around 11 p.m. that left us able to create and report but not to post. But not to worry, we will resume our night owl habits Sunday into Monday after this brief reminder of the way things used to be when the deadline was when the presses stopped.
The largest public school district in Tennessee is under a federal civil rights investigation into bias allegations surrounding district officials' treatment of migrant children from Central America and their parents, U.S. Department of Education officials said Wednesday.
As a kid growing up in Memphis, Meka Egwuekwe remembers his first computer clearly: It was from Texas Instruments, the kind Bill Cosby was selling on TV. He played games for six months, then, bored, he pulled out the instruction book and began learning to program in a language called BASIC.
THE TIPPING POINT
On a blistering Friday in early July, in a colorful classroom at Lester Community Center, 25 middle-schoolers are getting a crash course in data encryption. “Who can tell me the difference between a black-hat hacker and a white-hat hacker?” asks Audrey Jones, standing at the front of the room.
The Tennessee Titans’ offensive playbook has been rewritten. The verbiage for calling plays has been edited. The line has been revamped with three new starters.
THERE IS NO OTHER, OTHER THAN US. They came for them. They came for us.
Ray’s Take: How prepared are you for the emotional side of retirement?
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say the former leader of a Memphis street gang has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett and several other prominent business leaders have released a group of recommendations for improving corporate governance.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Domino's said its sales jumped 9.7 percent at U.S. stores open at least a year in the second quarter, boosted by the convenience of its digital ordering options and loyalty program.
DETROIT (AP) – General Motors is recalling nearly 308,000 older Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags might not inflate in a crash.
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's will become the first major corporation to collaborate with the makers with the wildly popular "Pokemon Go."