» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 132 | NO. 170 | Monday, August 28, 2017

The Week Ahead: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Hey, Memphis! It’s time to celebrate 901 Day – but not before you hit Tiger Lane Thursday for the University of Memphis Tigers’ season-opening football game. Plus, check out “the prince of kosher gospel” in concert and more hot happenings in The Week Ahead...

Regions, FedEx Backing Business Seminar

Regions Bank is joining FedEx Corp. to provide financial backing for a seminar for business owners this week that will include 20 Regions bankers providing customized business coaching for entrepreneurs.

What Memphis Parents Should Know About How Schools Share Student Information

The sharing of student information is at the center of the latest squabble between Shelby County Schools and state-authorized charter schools — making it more important than ever for Memphis parents to know what’s at stake.


Memphis Hustle to Debut Nov. 4, Have 23 Home Games

D. J. Stephens, Adonis Thomas Drafted by Grizzlies’ minor league team

The Grizzlies’ minor league team, the Memphis Hustle, will begin play in the NBA G League on Nov. 4 and have 23 home games.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: from the South at 10.4 gusting to 16.1 mph
Humidity: 94%


Remington College will hold its 3 Lives blood drive for Lifeblood on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Memphis campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. The drive is part of a national effort highlighting the need for minority blood donors to help patients with sickle cell and other blood disorders. Visit 3lives.com.

more events »


Pottery Studio/Coffee House to Open on Highland Strip

549 S. Highland St., Memphis, TN 38122 -
Belltower Artisans, a pottery studio and coffee shop founded in 2016 by college students Micah Dempsey and Christopher Galbreath, has inked a deal to move into a 2,788-square-foot space in the Highland Strip.


9/01 in the 901

Lining up for the good of Memphis

What started as an esoteric online conversation five years ago has grown into a massive citywide event to celebrate all the best parts of the Bluff City.

Editorial: Memphis Still on Road To Becoming ‘Bike Community’

The Shelby County Board of Adjustment this week approved a proposed multifamily development in the Cooper-Young Historic District, a small project by many standards on a 0.4-acre tract near the neighborhood’s namesake, the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue.

August 25-31, 2017: This week in Memphis history

2016: Former President Jimmy Carter is in Memphis to lead a group of 1,500 Habitat for Humanity volunteers in building 19 new homes in the Bearwater Park subdivision in North Memphis. The subdivision is on the site of what had been the Cedar Court apartment complex.


Graceland To Fill City Arena Gap With $50 Million Whitehaven Theater

The next phase in Graceland’s expansion in Whitehaven will be a $40 million to $50 million investment in a 6,000- to 7,000-seat theater and event center about where the Heartbreak Hotel currently stands.

ALS/FTD Breakthrough Found With St. Jude Help

A team of scientists that includes researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Mayo Clinic has made a breakthrough discovery about the causes of Lou Gehrig’s disease, paving the way for the development of treatments.

New Cooper-Young Apartments Receive Green Light

A contentious apartment complex slated for the heart of the Cooper-Young Historic District is moving forward after receiving the green light from the Memphis & Shelby County Board of Adjustment. But the board’s approval of the project Wednesday, Aug. 23, wasn’t a quick process.

Remaking Crosstown

The story of the Sears tower and Crosstown Concourse

As he was leading tours through Crosstown Concourse this month, Todd Richardson took a small group to a set of windows for a balcony view of an addition being constructed on the north side of the property.

Monuments Rally Draws Arrests at Forrest Statue

Memphis Police arrested several people Saturday, Aug. 19, as they attempted to climb the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park and cover the image of the Confederate general, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard with a white sheet.


Tennessee Governor to Drop Privatization Push at State Parks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is dropping efforts to outsource management of Tennessee's state parks and will let his successor decide whether to renew the privatization attempt.

Philips to Build Health Technology Center in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dutch giant Royal Philips plans to build a health technology center in Tennessee that officials expect will create more than 800 jobs in the Nashville area over the next two years.


Arkansas Task Force Recommends Deadline for Herbicide Use

MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas task force has recommended limiting the in-crop use of an herbicide.

Tyson Foods Says Inquiry Into Price-Fixing Claims is Closed

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) – Tyson Foods says a federal investigation into allegations of price-fixing has ended and that it likely won't face disciplinary action.

Tight Budget Puts Some Mississippi Highway Projects on Hold

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Department of Transportation is delaying work on several highway expansion projects because of a tight state budget.


VW Engineer Gets Prison, $200,000 Fine in Diesel Scandal

DETROIT (AP) – A Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company's diesel emissions scandal was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison and a $200,000 fine, a steeper punishment than prosecutors requested.


Yellen Defends Bank Regulations Passed After 2008 Crisis

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday emphatically defended the web of regulations the Fed helped enact after the 2008 financial crisis, saying it helped restore the banking system's health and disputing criticism that the rules have hurt lending.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email

Blog News, Training & Events
PROPERTY SALES 78 78 13,921
MORTGAGES 93 93 16,098
BUILDING PERMITS 242 242 28,995
BANKRUPTCIES 59 59 8,985

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.