VOL. 130 | NO. 173 | Friday, September 4, 2015
With construction underway on its $90 million resort hotel north of Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. has filed paperwork for its plan for the plaza area across Elvis Presley Boulevard from the mansion itself.
Opera Memphis general director Ned Canty takes an expansive view toward where his arts organization sits in a local entertainment landscape that presents abundant options for the public.
Pugh brothers grow flower shop into four-branch business
Pugh’s Flowers came first. Landscaping as Pugh’s Earthworks and then Lickety Split Couriers followed. And now the latest venture – Rosie’s Pest Control – has become its own entity.
When New York-based Cerberus Capital Management closed Aug. 31 on its $440 million acquisition of 4,200 rental homes in five states – including 1,032 in Shelby County – it demonstrated a trend in local real estate.
Billy Orgel joked this week that his Tennessee Brewery redevelopment is “kind of like a convenience store compared to One Beale.”
OXFORD, Miss. – Like a lot of places around the SEC this summer – Alabama, Georgia, LSU – the preseason conversation here has been all about quarterbacks. Which explains why five days before Ole Miss was to open the season on Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. Tennessee-Martin, junior center Robert Conyers was asked to weigh in on the topic.
He can turn up just about anywhere, do just about anything.
MEMPHIS FROM THE BEACH. When I first shared these observations a few years ago, I was doing pretty much what I’m doing right now – keeping the sand out of my beer and helping my dogs stare at the ocean. Like that activity, I think the observations are worth repeating.
It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate Labor Day, the holiday dedicated to recognizing the achievements of American workers. With an unemployment rate hovering around 5.3 percent, many employers are asking the same question: “How do we retain our best employees?”
BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Davidson County judge says she plans to rule this week on whether to grant class-action certification on a lawsuit filed by several school boards alleging Tennessee's education funding shortchanges them and students.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued an order to formally remove a chancery judge who already resigned.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Businesses are preparing for Mississippi's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, during which time guns, ammunition, archery and other hunting and shooting equipment will be exempt from the state's 7 percent sales tax.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies expanded at a healthy pace in August, lifted by robust consumer spending resulting from steady job gains.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but applications remain at historically near low levels in a positive sign for the U.S. economy amid a broader global slowdown.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.