VOL. 131 | NO. 194 | Wednesday, September 28, 2016
A U.S. Justice Department review of the July 2015 fatal shooting of Darrius Stewart by Memphis Police officer Connor Schilling has concluded there is “insufficient evidence” to charge Schilling with any federal crime in the incident.
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson says his plan to rightsize the school system to emerge in October will be about “transformation” including turning East High School into a “magnet school.”
The Memphis Area Transit Authority board of commissioners approved more than $500,000 in new bus service Tuesday, Sept. 27, including three new bus routes, and it extended the contract of MATA president and general manager Ronald Garrison through 2022.
Autumn is a few days late in arriving, but just in time for a stepped-up schedule of tours of the Big River Crossing this week.
81.4 million of you watched Monday’s Trump-Clinton debate which aired on 11 networks altogether, according to the preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the television rating business.
Ten college students and one high school student put in long hours over the weekend, shredding code in the latest RhodesHacks computer development competition held inside McCallum Ballroom on the Rhodes College campus Sept. 23-24.
Coming back from knee surgery isn’t new to Chandler Parson. The biggest free agent signing in Grizzlies history has been there, rehabbed that before.
Long before Nashville singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb decided to launch his Moon River Music Festival in Memphis, he’d been thinking for years about creating a festival that had the warm vibe of a family reunion for the bands and fans.
Nicholas Oyler has been named bikeway and pedestrian program manager for the city of Memphis, tasked with establishing walking and biking as safe, convenient and realistic forms of transportation in the city. The wide scope of the position includes tasks such as expanding Memphis’ network of bike lanes, implementing new pedestrian safety projects and educating individuals on the role of walking and biking.
You probably never thought you’d hear the words “social media” and “cover letter” together in one sentence. But today, I hope to convince you to consider them to be related when you’re looking for a new job.
Seemingly every brand has a presence on at least one social platform these days. Very few, however, are successfully converting that resource investment into engaged, loyal customers. What’s the secret of those realizing customer conversion? They are following these laws of social-media marketing.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – State officials have approved a $600,000 job training grant for a Volkswagen supplier in Chattanooga.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee's law school dean says a professor will not face disciplinary action for a Twitter post that called on drivers to run over demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, North Carolina.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its decision rejecting an attempt to block votes on a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum said the school will begin its search for a new athletic director now that Scott Stricklin has left to take the same job at Florida.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee had opted against giving athletic director Dave Hart a contract extension with a raise before he announced he was stepping down, according to documents obtained in a public records request by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday stumbled over a must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Democrats, demanding money so Flint, Michigan, can address its lead-contaminated water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure, as did a dozen of the Senate's most conservative members.
Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) – Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.