VOL. 128 | NO. 171 | Monday, September 2, 2013
Memphis City Council members talk trash – specifically, the proposed changes to decades of established policies for garbage collection in the city – during their Tuesday, Sept. 3, executive session.
Fire Museum of Memphis using grants to update, add exhibits
Thanks to a few big grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Plough Foundation, the Fire Museum of Memphis is pressing ahead with a slew of upgrades to its educational programs and exhibits focused on fire prevention and life safety.
The Tigers’ game Saturday, Sept. 7, against Duke at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium isn’t just the season’s first for the University of Memphis. It’s also a relevant measuring stick because the fourth game last season was played at Duke and the Tigers were on the short end of a 38-14 score.
The historic shift in criminal justice philosophy by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama’s administration reflects the direction in which state and federal prosecutors in Shelby County already have been heading for several years.
There was a time when the outgoing president of the Nineteenth Century Club got a silver tea service at the end of her tenure.
Laufer Group International Ltd. has continued its Southeast expansion by making an entry into the Memphis logistics market with a Downtown office.
The race for the state House seat held by the late Lois DeBerry since 1973 includes 10 Democrats, one Libertarian and no Republicans or independents, as of the Thursday, Aug. 29, noon filing deadline for candidates.
All American Sweets was the confection of chef Bill Kloos Jr., who moved from St. Louis to Memphis to take over the operation of Yia-Yia’s Euro Café and later would go on to open Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
1475 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116, Loan Amount: $2.6 million -
The Influence1 Foundation, the Memphis-based organization that bought the former Bishop Byrne High School in June, has filed a $2.6 million loan on the property, at 1475 E. Shelby Drive in Whitehaven.
Some of my clients tell me they wonder if it’s even possible to get focused nowadays with the constant onslaught of life-distracting things and events. First of all, I think the realistic answer to this question falls in the category of Henry Ford’s famous statement, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Strategic planning is the process that drives the work of many nonprofit organizations and institutions. It takes different forms depending on the culture and policies of the nonprofit. Some complete the process at a retreat, others hire a facilitator to work with a committee of the board, still others hire a firm to survey best practices and emerging trends amongst competitors and collaborators. The outcome – a strategic plan – will drive operations and decision making over a multi-year period.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state's open carry-gun law Thursday, allowing it to take effect after a circuit judge's order had kept it on hold about two months.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas cotton growers have watched their costs rise this season as bugs fed from the ground up and a fungus descended from above.
General Electric Co. plans to spin off the U.S. consumer lending business of its finance arm with an initial public offering of stock that could come early next year, according to The Wall Street Journal.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Excited about the new iPhone expected to be unveiled Sept. 10? Apple will now join others in allowing you to trade in your old model.