VOL. 131 | NO. 167 | Monday, August 22, 2016
This week, Habitat for Humanity gets a hand from some famous friends, the City Council talks marijuana, and TEDxMemphis returns with more "ideas worth sharing." And that's just a taste of what's in store in the week ahead...
Thirteen incumbents in the four suburban municipal elections on the Nov. 8 ballot were effectively re-elected to new terms at the Thursday, Aug. 18, filing deadline for the set of 30 races.
You might call it round two of the deannexation battle.
More than 1,000 employees participate in volunteer effort
Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. held its third annual We Serve Day on Friday, Aug. 19, as more than 1,000 employees fanned out to participate in more than 65 volunteer efforts across the country.
Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife and first lady Rosalynn Carter arrived in the city Sunday for a week of work in North Memphis on the Habitat for Humanity subdivision Bearwater Park.
Aretha’s Franklin’s childhood home received another reprieve in Environmental Court.
Not long after Good Shepherd Health opened its Memphis-based membership and charity-based pharmacy about a year ago, pharmacist and founder Dr. Philip Baker explained the motivation driving his operation. It was things like a disdain for the big markups at major commercial pharmacies, and a desire to get prescriptions into the hands of people who most need them.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Strickland’s administration streamlines communication, with restrictions
When Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland was finally ready to tell the public who he was appointing as Memphis’ next police director – the culmination of one of the most consequential decisions he’s faced so far during his more than seven months in office – the first word of that choice didn't come via a news outlet. Nor did the mayor call a press conference, at least not immediately.
Another show of force by Memphis Police at another protest.
2013: First varsity football game for Lausanne Collegiate School. Lausanne beat Fayette Ware High School 47-28.
LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR
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.
It took just two words to send shares of Memphis-based International Paper as high as they’ve been all year.
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.
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.
Graceland and Black Lives Matter meet again Monday evening, according to the announcement as the weekend began of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Jeff Bivins will take over as chief justice next month.
MCKENZIE, Tenn. (AP) – Bethel University has filed a lawsuit and obtained a restraining order against state education departments.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Supporters of a plan to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas turned in additional signatures Friday in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot.
NEW YORK (AP) – Even Wall Street workers are unhappy with how their retirement plans are run.
At the supermarket, shoppers receive detailed receipts of their scanned and bagged items. After restaurant meals, wait staff hand diners itemized bills. But call out "Check, please!" to a financial services provider and the result might be a rundown of cryptic line items – 12b-1? Expense ratio? Or a passing reference to Part 2 of Form ADV.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.