VOL. 132 | NO. 153 | Thursday, August 3, 2017
By the end of the year, the administration of Mayor Jim Strickland plans to have a specific enough plan for Fairgrounds redevelopment to take an application for a Tourism Development Zone to state officials for approval.
A development group wants to breathe new life into the former Wonder Bread plant that used to fill the Memphis Medical District with the smell of fresh bread before it closed in 2013.
Memphis-based self-storage financing company Jernigan Capital Inc. has “had an outstanding first half of 2017.” That’s according to its namesake chairman and CEO Dean Jernigan.
The Charleston, a 284-unit apartment community on the east side of Houston Levee Road just south of U.S. 64, has sold in a $27.9 million deal.
They get to play in an orchestra next to world-class musicians. They will have mentors and be mentors for children in the Shelby County Schools system. During their 10-month fellowship, they are paid a stipend and housing is provided at artist friendly Crosstown Concourse.
For most, the school year starts next week. But classes are already underway at St. Jude’s new Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, an idea 15 years in the making, according to the physician who had that idea. The school is a big step in higher education in Memphis and its road to research center status.
Following years of planning, development of curriculum and recruitment of staff and faculty, the first class of a dozen students has begun studies at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s new Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Eric Barnes, publisher and CEO of The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc., has become the next president of the Tennessee Press Association, the trade association for the state’s newspapers.
The Daily News recently earned six awards, including two first-place wins, at the Tennessee Press Association’s 2017 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.
Medical device company Wright Medical Group N.V., which has its U.S. headquarters in Memphis, saw net sales of $179.7 million during the second quarter, the company reported Wednesday, Aug. 2, a 5 percent improvement over the year-ago quarter.
Heidi Shafer was first elected to the Shelby County Commission in 2010. But when she is talking about the way county government works, she often goes further back than that to her experience as an aide to her predecessor on the commission, Dr. George Flinn.
When the House and Senate return to Washington from the August recess, the clock will be ticking on a tax-reform proposal that is a Republican priority.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
Memphis-based First Alliance Bank has signed a 10-year lease to relocate its Poplar Avenue branch into the recently remodeled Clark Tower office building.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, has dedicated a plaque marking the childhood home of soul singer Aretha Franklin.
VIEW FROM THE HILL
Bryan Rippy, 38, chuckles when he says he’s in the prime of his life. But sharpening his skills is no laughing matter, and he understands the importance of raising his value in the job market.
Provence conjures images of great food and wine, fields of lavender, Rhone Valley vineyards and ancient hillside villages, all tucked into an unforgettable romantic package.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black is running for governor in Tennessee.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – While a new Arkansas law that took effect Tuesday authorizes speeds of up to 75 mph on some major highways, state highway officials said, "Not so fast."
NEW YORK (AP) – Wells Fargo is now facing at least three lawsuits from customers who say they were hurt by the bank's latest scandal, over how it operated its auto lending business.
DALLAS (AP) – Qatar Airways says it is dropping an attempt to buy a big stake in American Airlines, an audacious bid that had received a chilly reception from American.
Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses.
NEW YORK (AP) – For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time.
CHICAGO (AP) – Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple's iPhone may be ready for its next big act – as a springboard into "augmented reality," a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen.