VOL. 131 | NO. 163 | Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Several hundred Black Lives Matter movement protesters massed south of Graceland Monday, Aug. 15, on the 39th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death as several thousand people gathered on the other side of a thick police presence for Graceland’s annual candlelight vigil.
Memphis-based MAA will purchase Atlanta-based Post Properties Inc. for $4 billion, creating the largest publicly traded real estate investment trust by number of owned apartments. The combined company will have an expected value of $17 billion with an equity market capitalization of $12 billion.
Four-star offensive tackle Obinna Eze has bypassed offers from multiple SEC schools, including Alabama, Florida and LSU, to commit to the University of Memphis, according to Memphis.247sports.com.
A Downtown property’s ample windows, turn-of-the century architecture and an interesting backstory attracted hotel developer Suna Investments to the historic Winchester Building at 179 Madison Ave.
Before the rain did its thing Monday night at Graceland, the latest Black Lives Matter movement protest was a fact at Graceland’s annual candlelight vigil.
The Memphis Animal Shelter should have a three-year action plan by the end of October to end the killing of pets at the shelter for time and space considerations.
The single largest private business investment in Whitehaven, including a $45 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex across from Graceland mansion, is an effort to establish Memphis as “the home of rock ’n’ roll” and to do it specifically where Elvis Presley made his home.
Rhodes College junior Will Cobb, a computer science major, still can’t believe it.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
The pitch for Matrix Achievement Group can seem to be all about now, all about the fast-moving, 24-hour clock exhausting everyone, and the feeling that if only the technology could be made to always work for you, everything would be better.
Editor’s note: Part one of a three-part series. Like famous musicians, effective brands maintain a certain sway over those who come into contact with them, a sense of awe and authority that translates talent, focus and hard work into an essence that communicates instantly.
Editor’s note: Part one of a two-part interview with Leland Faust. Financial management and investing is critical to the sustainability of nonprofits. As a board member or trustee you have a fiduciary responsibility. But how do you fulfill that responsibility? What do you need to know as it relates to financial management and investment?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Inmates at a downtown Nashville jail have been transferred out of the facility in preparation for the jail's reconstruction.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A custom footwear designer says he has given a pair of Nike cleats a patriotic look for Titans linebacker Avery Williamson to wear during Tennessee's opener on Sept. 11.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Three married couples killed in the crash of a small airplane in Alabama all lived in the university town of Oxford, Mississippi, where city flags were lowered Monday as residents grappled with the loss of so many lives at one time.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas officials say the continuing process of providing high-speed internet to each of the state's 276 school districts should be completed by June.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DENVER (AP) – Scientists say most of the sources contributing to a puzzling concentration of the greenhouse gas methane over the Southwestern United States appear to be natural gas production facilities.
REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about the housing market this month, reflecting strong growth in new-home sales and prices.