VOL. 131 | NO. 181 | Friday, September 9, 2016
The city of Germantown is moving toward a contract on 33 acres of land south of Poplar Avenue for a new elementary school.
Locally owned grocery The Curb Market is returning to its midcentury roots with its plan to locate a new, larger store in Crosstown Concourse.
Bidders have until 8 p.m. (CST) Friday, Sept. 9, to bid on properties in the fourth and final online tax sale auction for 2016.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority has secured $4.3 million in federal funding to purchase replacement buses, saving the system money by deploying new transit technology.
Memphis’ last traditional public housing complex is coming down and a new kind of subdivision will rise in its place.
The Shelby County Jail is getting crowded and it’s because prisoners awaiting trial are staying longer.
For Opera Memphis’ fifth anniversary of its “30 Days of Opera” event during September, the organization wanted to borrow a page from people’s Netflix habits and help Memphians literally binge watch the art form.
Vance Middle School once served as the anchor for its surrounding neighborhood until the school was shuttered in 2014 by Shelby County Schools, sending its students to another school about a mile away.
Imagine if Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd hadn’t recovered the fumble by UT quarterback Joshua Dobbs in the end zone for a touchdown in overtime last Thursday night.
On an August morning in 1999, the Tennessee Titans coaching staff and front office personnel awoke to this headline in the local newspaper:
This isn’t just any football game. It’s the Battle at Bristol.
I have read and listened to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s reasons for protesting the American flag and the National Anthem.
It sounded like a wonderful gift – Tonya Parson had just sent her mother on a Mexican cruise to celebrate a big birthday. Parson, a nurse who was working on her master’s degree at the time, says her mother came back with general malaise. She just didn’t feel good.
Ray’s Take When thinking about mortgages, most people look at either the rate or the payment. Typically a 30-year mortgage offers lower payments but has a higher rate and more total interest cost. A 15-year mortgage offers a lower interest rate but has higher payments. Neither one is inherently right or better. When deciding on the mortgage that is best for you, take a deeper look at everything involved.
IT’S NOT YOU. IT’S THE LAW. You know that feeling when you’re in line … any line, including any lane for anything … that the line was moving faster until you got in it, and you wonder if it’s just you, subject of a cosmic conspiracy, or a karmic joke, or, like Job, a bet between God and Satan.
THE TIPPING POINT
Growing up, it wasn’t enough for Bryant-Joshua Turner to watch movies. He wanted to know how the VCR worked – so he took it apart. At the time, he was 9 years old.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a Shelby County sheriff's deputy has been charged with trying to extort thousands of dollars from an alleged drug dealer.
LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) – Automotive supplier Johnson Controls plans to phase out 290 jobs over the next two years as the company ends production at its Lexington plant in West Tennessee.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Horse and dog tracks in Arkansas that offer electronic gambling said Wednesday they are opposed to an effort to legalize casinos in three counties and are supporting a group suing to disqualify the proposal from the November ballot.
Walgreens believes that it will probably have to unload more stores than expected to ease antitrust concerns over its pending, $9.41 billion acquisition of Rite Aid, a deal that would make the nation's largest drugstore chain even larger.
NEW YORK (AP) – Sandwich chain Jimmy John's Sandwiches says it sold a majority stake in the company to private equity firm Roark Capital Group.
WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers increased their borrowing in July, though the category that includes credit cards grew at the slowest pace since February.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged lower this week. As rates remain at historically low levels, homeowners taking advantage of the chance to refinance their mortgages have pushed up refinancing activity.
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon wants to be under the Christmas tree this year. It's cut the price of its new Fire tablet almost in half and added its popular voice assistant, Alexa, in hopes of making it a hot holiday item, despite a slump in overall tablet sales.