VOL. 131 | NO. 189 | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
With no debate, Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Sept. 20, the second of three readings of an ordinance that would allow police officers to write a ticket with a $50 fine for possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana.
FedEx grew its profit to $715 million for the quarter ended Aug. 31 from $692 million during the year-ago quarter, the company reported Tuesday, Sept. 20, a week ahead of its annual meeting of shareholders in Memphis.
The University of Memphis is moving forward with its plan for a new on-campus student recreation facility at 3798 Southern Ave.
The Nineteenth Century Club, one of the last great mansions of Union Avenue, was slated to become a strip mall. Next door to the 107-year-old building is a Taco Bell, which stands on the site of the Nineteenth Century Club’s former ballroom.
A big night in Nashville and Memphis for the issue of marijuana decriminalization. An ordinance to allow cops to write a ticket with a $50 fine for possession of less than half an ounce of pot won final approval by the Metro Nashville Council hours after the Memphis City Council approved second of three readings of a similar ordinance. The Memphis action sets the stage for a final vote at City Hall on this come October 4.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis has launched a new service at its flagship East Memphis campus – an adult inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit, where patients can get specialized care and treatment.
On the western end of Hickory Ridge Mall in the corner of a space that was once a video game arcade, there is a super hero’s outfit – a stylized W in the center of the brick-red armored top.
The University of Memphis football team has won the first two games under new head coach Mike Norvell and the cumulative tally in those wins over Southeast Missouri and Kansas is 78-24.
No one, including Marc Gasol himself, will know that he has really recovered from his broken foot suffered last February until he’s playing games that count and then able to stack games on top of one another.
Dr. Shweta Patel has joined Adams Patterson Gynecology & Obstetrics as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Patel, who’s a lieutenant commander of the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, comes to Adams Patterson after serving as a naval medical officer and sexual assault response liaison at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Very often in school, we’re taught to understand both sides of an issue. If you can argue for or against a point, you’re often more likely to truly understand all dimensions of the problem at hand.
Since Facebook Live launched in April of this year, live-streaming events have become very popular. While competitor Periscope has been around since early 2015, Facebook has integrated live-streaming directly into the timelines of 1.71 billion users, making these live videos more visible than ever.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Six Tennessee state lawmakers who received an expense-paid trip to Europe did not have to report it under state campaign finance laws because the donor is not a registered lobbyist.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gerald McCormick, the fiery majority leader of the Tennessee House, says he won't seek another term as the chamber's No. 2 Republican.
NEW YORK (AP) – Chinese antitrust regulators have approved Marriott's buyout of Starwood, marking the final approval needed for the deal to close.
NEW YORK (AP) – Macy's plans to hire about 83,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, about equal to the number of hires last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Obama administration officials are previewing long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation's roadways safely – without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can't make it to market quickly.
REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON (AP) – Homebuilders pulled back on construction in the South, causing the pace of August housing starts nationwide to fall to their lowest level in three months.
NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast plans to launch a cellphone service roughly in the middle of next year, although it would be limited to areas of the country where it's a cable provider.