VOL. 132 | NO. 174 | Friday, September 1, 2017
The Tennessee Capitol Commission blocked Gov. Bill Haslam’s request Friday, Sept. 1, to move the embattled Nathan Bedford Forrest bust out of the State Capitol to the Tennessee State Museum.
The remnants of Hurricane Harvey “wreaked havoc” in Shelby County Thursday, Aug. 31, according to Memphis Light Gas and Water Division President Jerry Collins.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is seeking $21.5 million in immediate funding for pre-construction and early construction work on two projects on Downtown's north end: the long-awaited renovation of the Memphis Convention Center and to begin specific planning, land acquisition and construction for the Bicentennial Gateway project that includes the convention center and the Pinch District area north of it.
Tigers kick returner Tony Pollard let the ball settle into his hands. Do not take that part for granted. This was at the start of the second half Thursday night at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. And not to say there was a lot of water, but at one point the Cajun Navy probably could have sailed areas of the stadium concourse.
The Tennessee Shakespeare Company has its first permanent home, announcing Thursday, Aug. 31, that it has bought the Ballet Memphis facility at 7950 Trinity Road in Cordova for $1.9 million.
Camp Bow Wow franchisees find success catering to canine campers
Canine companions reside in 44 percent of U.S. households, and most dog owners consider them part of their family. But many pooches spend their days home alone while their humans are at work, which can create stress and separation anxiety for these highly social pack animals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an incident this month when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors said Thursday.
There are moments in the history of sports amateur and professional that involve turn outs like the one Thursday at the Liberty Bowl for the Tigers football season opener. There were the people who ran the St. Jude marathon in the ice several years back even after the race was cancelled. Going back to the 1980s, there were those who came out in below freezing temps for Alabama Coach Bear Bryant’s last game that came at the annual Liberty Bowl.
At the end of the final hour-long panel discussion during the two-day Southern Lodging Summit Downtown, Chad Crandell, the managing director and CEO of CHM Warnick – one of the best-known hotel asset management firms and advisers to hotel owners – made his pitch.
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee says he wants to see tax reform that might mean a reduction in some taxes but very specific cuts aimed at a larger goal of promoting economic growth that makes up the revenue lost.
University Clinical Health, the clinical practice organization affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, is expanding with the acquisition of a new practice, the addition of another and some future expansion beyond Memphis coming soon.
Pinnacle Bank is seeking a set of variances from the Memphis and Shelby County Board of Adjustment to build a new branch at the corner of Union Avenue and Rozelle Street.
Early voting opens Friday, Sept. 1, in the only scheduled election of 2017 in Shelby County – Arlington municipal elections.
THE PRESS BOX
David Fizdale was eloquent as he again stated the city of Memphis should remove its Confederate statues. Chris Wallace appeared to have lost weight, an executive expression that this team will be ready for training camp in a few weeks.
Last September, the Memphis Grizzlies launched their new in-house digital news and information platform: Grind City Media.
Based on preseason predictions, the SEC East is pretty much a toss-up between Georgia and Florida.
By the time you read this, it is possible that Alex Tanney might have already thrown his last pass as a member of the Tennessee Titans.
Enough of the talk. Enough of the speculation. Let’s play some football.
They read us like a book. When I was growing up, The Book Shelf was about where the northwest corner of the Kroger in Poplar Plaza is now. It smelled like books – not the library smell of tomes and the weight of knowledge, but the smell of brand-new information, shiny new possibilities, a world of discovery on a personal scale.
Ray’s Take: A long, happy retirement is one of the great American dreams.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee secretary of state's office says it has begun offering online voter registration.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park will receive a $2.5 million upgrade to its radio communications systems in response to a fire in Tennessee that contributed to 14 deaths and millions of dollars of damage in November.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee school district has made several changes to its child abuse and neglect reporting policy, including barring educators from conducting their own investigations.
NEW YORK (AP) – The scope of Wells Fargo's fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers' permission between 2009 and 2016.
NEW YORK (AP) – Macy's and Best Buy are expanding their same-day delivery offers as they try to be more competitive with online leader Amazon.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation's complex tax code. To slash taxes, they say they'll curb a web of expensive deductions and credits to allow more revenue to flow to the government.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Apple's faithful fans and investors won't have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next.
CHICAGO (AP) – Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who abuse drugs.