VOL. 132 | NO. 175 | Monday, September 4, 2017
Hello, Memphis – and Happy Labor Day! Hopefully the promise of an exciting football season and Memphis Redbirds playoff games will help ease you back into work mode after the three-day weekend. Both are in store – along with Goat Days and much more – in The Week Ahead...
Education research continues to show that early intervention sets the foundation for students’ future academic success. On Friday, Memphis’ Hutchison School hosted nationally acclaimed education researcher Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden for a talk titled "How Critical Is a Strong Early Childhood Education.”
As she looked across Elvis Presley Boulevard from the parking lot of the new Tri-State Bank headquarters at Elvis Presley and Farrow Road last week, Memphis City Council member Patrice Robinson took in the view of the new five-bay retail strip and looked north at another new strip soon to come online, and talked about a third in the works.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced Friday, Sept. 1, that the state of Tennessee is dropping its legal challenge of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – DACA – program created by executive order during the Obama administration.
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.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
In this week’s Real Estate Recap, a financial services firm inks a full floor in Clark Tower and Crosstown High School files a $4.1 million permit to build-out space in the Crosstown Concourse for its charter school that is scheduled to open next fall.
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 MEMPHIS NEWS
Inside the program and out, more expected from Memphis football
Here’s the thing about expectations: You either embrace them, turning them into some divine combination of daily bread and rocket fuel, or they crush you.
It can be a bit disorienting. Gateways – Bicentennial, Overton Park, even Binghampton. There’s that second convention center hotel. And Heartbreak Hotel in Whitehaven gives way to a $40 million, 6,000-seat arena that is most certainly not in Midtown or Downtown.
2016: The formal opening of Heart of the Park improvements at Shelby Farms Park. The $70 million project includes an expansion of the 52-acre Patriot Lake to create the 80-acre Hyde Lake, the addition of 300 more trees to the park’s landscape, a new visitors center and an event center with a restaurant, and a new entrance to the park further east of Farm Road.
LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR
After making a name for himself as a popular bartender in Downtown Memphis, Daniel Masters struck out on his own and opened his first bar, The Silly Goose, at the age of 28.
In March, Tommy Sneed Jr. bought out his father, three uncles and an aunt, and became the owner of 60-year-old Sneed Insurance.
After 30 years, Meredith McDonald still passionate about real estate
Entering the upscale offices of Doug Carpenter + Associates on South Main, veteran residential real estate agent Meredith McDonald radiates Southern charm and professionalism.
A contentious apartment complex slated for the heart of the Cooper-Young Historic District is moving forward after receiving the green light from the Memphis & Shelby County Board of Adjustment. But the board’s approval of the project Wednesday, Aug. 23, wasn’t a quick process.
Arrival at AutoZone’s Downtown headquarters feels a bit like entry at airport departure gates. A security guard records the name and destination of a visitor, scans her driver’s license, then notifies the person she’s here to see: Preston Frazer, vice president of loss prevention and safety.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee city will spend a combined nearly $5 million for upgrades to its former convention center and the site of the 1982 World's Fair.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi hospital seeking to offset reduced revenues is closing its skilled nursing unit and community health department in addition to scaling back its inpatient mental health center.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A new casino could be coming as the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is expected to vote soon on whether to build it.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says two businesses have applied for licenses to grow medical marijuana and five have applied for licenses to sell it.
DETROIT (AP) – Honda and some of the people suing the company over faulty Takata air bag inflators have agreed to a $605 million settlement.