VOL. 132 | NO. 149 | Friday, July 28, 2017
It’s been a refrain especially in residential real estate for several quarters now: Consumers are feeling more secure in their jobs, upbeat about the local and national economics and thus confident about spending. And Memphis-area home sales and mortgage data have reflected that confidence.
Southern College of Optometry is opening a new eye clinic that offers paperless telemedicine services and other state-of-the-art technology inside Crosstown Concourse, in space the clinic will share with Church Health Eye Care.
Former mayor proposes new facility for juvenile offenders
Dan Michael is not the first Juvenile Court judge former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has talked to about educating juvenile offenders in custody.
Republican contender for Tennessee governor Randy Boyd says his endorsement this week by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is more like a partnership.
The "skinny" repeal of Obamacare comes up short in the U.S. Senate in an after midnight Friday vote in D.C. And it appears U.S. Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee voted for the repeal measure that came up short. Here are the basics early Friday morning from The New York Times.
A plan to add metal shipping containers at the Levitt Shell has been rejected by the Shelby County Board of Adjustment.
A Los Angeles-based developer has submitted plans to construct a 25-unit apartment complex in the heart of Cooper-Young.
THE PRESS BOX
The floor is open for questions – on Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss, the amazing Memphis Redbirds and streaky St. Louis Cardinals, the start of University of Memphis football practice, and a few NBA matters …
When Donald Gray was just a boy, not yet 10 years old, he played in a church basketball league. His father, Donald Gray Sr., remembers that his son had a good time playing with the other kids. It was fun, something to do.
Time flies, doesn’t it? A lot can happen in 20 years. Think about it: In 1997, Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term as president. Princess Di was killed in a car crash. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 8,000 for the first time. And the Tennessee Oilers played their home games in Memphis.
Nashville’s Kyle Phillips never knew how good he had it as a University of Tennessee football player. Not until he went to Vietnam with The VOLeaders Academy for a 13-day study with numerous other student-athletes from UT. They left June 29 and returned two weeks later.
THE TIPPING POINT
What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question commonly asked of children, with a slate of common answers: doctor, teacher, astronaut.
DNA IN THE TIMBERS, SOUL IN THE PLACE. We drive by them at the edge of fields, just there in the woods, or just here abandoned at the edge of progress, beneath the tumble of vines and what remains of a roof or a wall, the dark eyes of broken windows and missing doors, the lost welcome of sagging porches, of warmth gone cold from crumbling chimneys, reminders of a life and lives, of another time – and every time I wonder who they were, what happened there.
Ray’s Take: There’s a perception that all banks are the same and offer the same services and have the same fees. That may have been true at one time, but in today’s world, it pays to investigate a broad range of financial institutions to find the one that has the best products and services geared toward your individual needs.
Agricenter International planted more than 78,000 sunflower seeds this year and visitors can view them from the parking lot near Walnut Bend Road or off Smythe Farm Road. The sunflowers are expected to remain in bloom for another week.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union want to join a lawsuit challenging a Tennessee law that requires counseling and a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Financial personality Dave Ramsey has broken ground on a new corporate headquarters in Tennessee.
FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) – A technical institute in Arkansas plans to merge with a neighboring community college.
NEW YORK (AP) – Goldman Sachs is looking to lend wealthy investors up to $25 million, using their stocks and bonds as collateral.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Volkswagen and U.S. environmental regulators announced agreement Thursday on a plan for the German automaker to fix most of the diesel cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Randal Quarles, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, says he likes a predecessor's ideas for where regulators should prune banking rules.