VOL. 129 | NO. 175 | Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The next front in City Hall’s discussion of youth violence won’t be another crime summit.
Nonprofit gearing up to launch film accelerator program
FuelFilm, a nonprofit that wants to serve as a launch pad of sorts for independent filmmakers and to kick the Memphis film industry up a notch, is ready for its close-up.
Shelby County Democratic Party leaders chose former Public Service Commissioner and Tennessee Regulatory Authority Commission Sara Kyle Monday, Sept. 8, as the Democratic nominee for State Senate District 30.
A group of founders with long-standing family ties to Memphis, including sons of FedEx founder Fred Smith, is in the process of launching Big River Distilling Co. LLC, a local vodka distillery which will start production next month.
Shelby County Commissioners elected a Democratic chairman Monday, Sept. 8, but for a second consecutive year, that chairman was elected with the support of a majority of the Republicans on the body.
Mark Sutton is the new chief executive officer and chairman of International Paper Co., named this week as the board of the Memphis-based company prepares for the retirement of current CEO and chairman John Faraci.
Former Millington Mayor Richard Hodges pleaded guilty Monday, Sept. 8, to one count of facilitation of bribery.
The Memphis region’s existing 50 miles of greenways, paths and trails are responsible for some increase in property values, particularly residential property, says Rusty Bloodworth, vice president of Boyle Investment Co. and past chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Memphis chapter.
University of Memphis sophomore quarterback Paxton Lynch apparently likes the big stage. Lynch passed for a career-high 305 yards as he completed 27-of-41 passes (one touchdown, no interceptions) in the Tigers’ 42-35 loss at then-No. 11 UCLA.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
8920 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN 38018, Sale Amount: $27.9 million -
The 324-unit Walnut Hill Apartments in Cordova has sold for $27.9 million to an entity affiliated with Philadelphia-based RAIT Financial Trust.
Proponents of formal classroom education, the following message might not be for you.
The possibility of a new position as a fund development or fundraising professional brings excitement and anticipation. A new position could mean the opportunity to “finally” put one’s professional skills to use. Maybe with a new position there will be greater opportunities to implement best practices and to meet – or even exceed – goals.
STOCKHOLM (AP) – Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers stepped up their borrowing in July, led by rising auto loans and higher credit card balances.
DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines is putting a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don't expect a pay increase anytime soon.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday, promising to make it easier for them to get disability benefits, health care, job training and other benefits.