VOL. 131 | NO. 136 | Friday, July 8, 2016
Memphis Police are “doubling up” on patrol for now, Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Friday, July 8, and are sending more officers to respond to calls in the wake of a sniper attack in Dallas Thursday evening that killed five police officers.
The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County has terminated executive director Andrew Jacuzzi’s contract and retained Amy Howell as consulting interim director.
Local Democratic party leaders had trouble just taking a vote Thursday, July 7, as the group met for the first time since party chairman Michael Pope signed off on a settlement with former chairman Bryan Carson over missing party funds.
The disastrous rollout of the new TNReady student achievement tests has gone from finding a new test vendor to a re-examination of the role such testing plays in public education.
Saint Francis Medical Partners – the affiliated physician network of Saint Francis Healthcare, which includes Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett – has opened a new 10 exam-room practice on Summer Avenue.
The University of Memphis’ 49-year-old Richardson Towers dormitory is preparing to meet the wrecking ball, just months after the Centennial Place residence hall opened at Patterson Street and Norriswood Avenue. Students began moving into Centennial Place in January.
As I write this, I’m wondering if something else will happen once it goes up on our website that will render this irrelevant by the time you read it.
You’ve registered to vote in the August elections – now what? Perhaps you are still deciding whether you will cast your ballot during the July 15-30 early voting period or be a traditionalist and vote on Election Day Aug. 4.
If you know anything about Kat Gordon at all, it’s likely the Technicolor version that’s clearest in press photos: There she is, gingham apron tied on, smile dazzling, holding a tempting plate of cupcakes or pie from her wildly popular bakery, Muddy’s Bake Shop, which now comprises two retail locations and a commercial kitchen and custom studio.
He is in a crisp shirt and pants, nice golf shoes, and of course there’s that cool Callaway golf bag sitting nearby. The guy looks serious. And at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, Will Hogue is more than just a picture of fitness. He’s cut.
At the end of his essay for the playerstribune.com, in which free agent Mike Conley discussed why he returned to Memphis on a five-year max contract worth $153 million, he wrote the following:
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals will have to make do without All-Star second baseman Matt Carpenter for an extended period. They've struggled plenty even with Carpenter in the lineup.
A LOSS FOR WORDS. We lost a good one two weeks ago. Good man. Good son and husband, father and grandfather, brother and friend. Good citizen and arts supporter. Good mentor to students and adviser to college presidents, Episcopal priests and copywriters.
Ray’s Take: In a perfect world, when we retire, our debt should already be “retired.”
NEW YORK (AP) – Wendy's said hackers were able to steal customers' credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought.
Many motorists are clogging their car's engine by not using gasoline with enough added detergents.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies added 172,000 jobs last month, according to a private survey, a sign that hiring may have recovered after a slowdown in April and May.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign that U.S. workers still have job security despite recent tremors in the global economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government on Thursday tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 American cities, further bridging the gulf between countries as close as 90 miles and an hour flight but long kept at a greater distance by the Cold War.