VOL. 132 | NO. 156 | Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Development Services Group’s $73 million plan to breathe new life into a 10-acre swath of the Memphis Medical District has taken its first public step toward becoming a reality.
Chattanooga-based High Point Climbing and Fitness has submitted plans with development officials to open a Memphis location adjacent to Christian Brothers High School in East Memphis.
The initial design of a public plaza south of FedExForum commemorating the 1968 sanitation workers strike calls for a central sculpture with the words “I Am a Man” in 15-foot-tall stainless steel letters, along with quotes from speeches by civil rights leaders on other parts of the built environment and on the letters of the sculpture.
The new chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party says the local party has lost its voters and getting them back is the path to victory in the 2018 county elections and beyond.
With More Apartments Coming, Midtown Developers and Residents Will Have to Compromise to Pave the Future
With hundreds of units already announced and all signs indicating there are more to come, the Midtown apartment market is primed to explode.
Some changes are coming in the rules surrounding incentives that the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County – or EDGE – can use for different kinds of development and for broader use of tax increment financing – or TIF – zones to sustain redevelopment.
First day of school redux on Tuesday for students in Memphis Catholic Schools and it is a half-day. The first day of classes in most of the county’s other schools Monday went smoothly. Shelby County Schools reports more than 6,000 students registered on the first day of school despite another concerted effort at numerous events to register students in advance. That’s in a school system of approximately 96,000 students.
Memphis City Council members take up a hotel on Beale Street and a new lease with the University of Memphis to use Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium at their Tuesday, Aug. 8, session.
The school year began Monday, Aug. 7, with some parents registering children on the first day, other children finding their way back into academic routines on their own and Shelby County Schools leaders awaiting the release of achievement test scores from the state that will set a new baseline for where students are academically.
One of the most scrutinized, criticized and well paid jobs in local government is going to be open at the end of 2017.
Memphis has been blessed to give birth to the modern grocery store, rock ‘n’ roll, and such corporate category leaders as Holiday Inn, FedEx and AutoZone. These native inventions became the basis of our regional economy after the slow demise of the agrarian culture when cotton was king.
In the nonprofit world money is almost always an issue. Where will it come from? When will it arrive? Is it restricted or unrestricted? These questions are accompanied by others such as, “How are we implementing our fund development strategy?” and, “Will we meet our fundraising goals?”
HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A jail in Tennessee is accused in three federal lawsuits of not providing adequate medical care to its inmates.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Austin Peay University's new board of trustees has dismissed a complaint of gender discrimination in hiring.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democrat Craig Fitzhugh is joining the race for Tennessee governor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says she's facing a new normal as she resumes her duties about a week after her 22-year-old son died of an apparent drug overdose.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – While spring floods left many rice farmers with fewer acres of rice than they originally planned, they're hopeful a rising market can offset at least some of the lost acreage.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge Monday to halt a new Arkansas anti-loitering law that it says unconstitutionally targets panhandlers and that the restrictions pose the same problems as a ban on begging that was struck down last year.
NEW YORK (AP) – Silicon Valley's efforts to promote workforce diversity haven't yielded many results – unless you count a backlash at Google, where a male engineer blamed biological differences for the paucity of female programmers.
NEW YORK (AP) – Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service.
DETROIT (AP) – Starbucks Corp. is shooting down a rumor that its coffee shops will give discounted drinks and food to undocumented immigrants on Aug. 11.