VOL. 130 | NO. 162 | Thursday, August 20, 2015
If a Memphis beer garden can work in the spring, why not the fall?
At a Wednesday, Aug. 19, press conference on its campus, the University of Memphis took the next step in its athletic capital campaign in announcing it had 60 percent of the needed funds for new football and men’s basketball practice facilities and that ground will be broken on each this fall.
Memphis city government’s financial problems and how those problems happened was the flashpoint for the latest meeting of the top mayoral contenders on the Oct. 8 ballot.
Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana founder Jose "Pepe" Magallanes says customers have been asking for years that the restaurant he opened in 2003 add more locations to complement its existing Germantown-area presence.
Verso Corp. is permanently eliminating 300 jobs in Maine and laying off another 300 in Kentucky as it reduces production of coated paper and dried market pulp.
In response to a police officer shortage, the Memphis City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18, took its first step toward approving an ordinance that would allow city employees to freeze their retirement plans.
Community Foundation scholarships provide helping hand
Kiera Aycock is starting her freshman year at the University of Memphis. She will live in a dorm. And she will major in criminology, or in psychology with an emphasis in criminology.
Memphis City Council members closed out a series of votes Tuesday, Aug. 18, on moving the statue and disinterring the remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park near Downtown Memphis.
The Blues Foundation has selected a fourth-generation Memphian to succeed Jay Sieleman as president and CEO.
Overton Square will host a two-day blues festival in October billed as the first of its kind in the city since 1969.
Ray’s Take Nobody cares more about your financial well-being than you do. The good news is that handling your money is a learned behavior. The bad news is that you might be making some financial decisions that are not moving you towards your goals.
Carole King famously sang, “[I]t’s too late, baby now, it’s too late,/ Though we really did try to make it.” Something in this song created a gluey intangible not-yet-named noun that affixed itself to my soul. When I hear the words “Somethin’ inside has died, and I can’t hide/ And I just can’t fake it,” I feel a shudder throughout my being.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrats claimed on Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is displaying hostility toward state workers by looking to outsource the management of more government functions to the private sector, but Haslam dismissed the allegation as politics.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials in their July discussions appeared to move closer to their first interest rate hike in nearly a decade but expressed wide-ranging concerns about wages, inflation and a significant slowdown in China.
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is on its way back.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest drop in airline fares in nearly two decades slowed consumer inflation in July following two months of slightly faster gains.
NEW YORK (AP) — Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on the photos you post? How about mark the end of a relationship without your 500 closest friends getting notified?
PALO ALTO, California (AP) — The office has all the trappings of a high-tech startup. There's a giant beanbag in the foyer and erasable, white board walls for brainstorming. Someone's pet dog lounges happily on the sunny balcony.