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1. University of Memphis, Slider Inn Projects Move Forward
- Monday, July 30, 2018
1115 E. Getwell Loop St., Memphis, TN 38152 - Turner Construction Co. is beginning the first phase of a $10.6 million expansion and renovation of the University of Memphis’ athletic training facility on its Park Avenue campus.
2. Last Word: The Jenkins Ruling, No More City Court Clerk and Harwell's Quest
- Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Making your early voting plan for Friday’s debut of the voting period in advance of the Aug. 2 election day? Well, you might want to hold off until after Tuesday morning. That’s when the latest changes could get set in stone … or not.
3. Supreme Court Makes Sports Betting a Possibility Nationwide
- Tuesday, May 15, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states.
4. Three Incumbents Unopposed at August Primary Ballot Deadline
- Monday, April 9, 2018
Three incumbent Democratic state House members in the Shelby County delegation to the Tennessee Legislature were effectively re-elected Thursday, April 5, at the noon deadline for candidates in the Aug. 2 state and federal primaries to file their qualifying petitions.
5. GOP Tax Overhaul Will Be Felt by State, Local Governments
- Friday, December 22, 2017
With Congress sending President Donald Trump a tax overhaul, state and local governments are preparing for some fallout.
A look at some of the ways it might affect them:
6. Reading With Purpose
- Thursday, June 1, 2017
Books inspire movies all the time. And sometimes, one reading program emerges from another. So it was that Memphis Reads grew out of Fresh Reads, an initiative at Christian Brothers University.
The latest Memphis Reads community book selection is “The Book Thief” by Australian writer Markus Zusak and he will be giving three presentations in Memphis in September (more on the book and Memphis Reads in a moment).
7. Absences, Fitness, Atmosphere – New Ways to Track Schools
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – How often do students miss school? Are they ready for college? Are they physically fit? Is their school a welcoming place?
States are beginning to outline new ways to evaluate their schools, rather than relying just on traditional measures such as test scores.
8. US Consumer Prices Ticked Up 0.2 Percent in August
- Monday, September 19, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent in August as a surge in medical care offset flat readings for food and energy.
The result follows an unchanged figure in July. Core inflation, which excludes the volatile categories of food and energy, rose 0.3 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was the biggest monthly increase since February. The climb in core inflation was led by a record jump in drug prices and the biggest rise in doctor and hospital charges in a quarter-century.
9. Bodine School Helping Dyslexic Students
- Thursday, September 8, 2016
Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain and Jenny Giltner all have something in common … dyslexia, and success. No doubt you heard of the first four, so let me tell you about Jenny Giltner.
10. US Factory Activity Shrinks for First Time in 6 Months
- Friday, September 2, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing contracted last month for the first time since February, as new orders and output plummeted and factories cut jobs.
The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its manufacturing index dropped to 49.4 in August from 52.6 in July. Any reading below 50 signals contraction.
11. US Economy Grew at Tepid 1.1 Percent Pace in Spring
- Monday, August 29, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.
12. Rising US Retail Sales Offer Relief After Weak Jobs Report
- Wednesday, June 15, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite a hiring slump, American consumers remain confident about spending – a reassuring sign for the U.S economy.
That was the message sent Tuesday by the government's report that U.S. shoppers boosted retail sales in May by a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent. It was the second straight increase, after an even more robust 1.3 percent increase in April.
13. Pine Bluff Prison Takes Step Closer To West Memphis Move
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) – A prison in Pine Bluff is a step closer to moving into a vacant hospital in West Memphis.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1SSL2sl) reports that the Arkansas Board of Corrections and the Crittenden County Quorum Court voted in separate meetings Tuesday to enter into a lease agreement allowing the Southeast Arkansas Community Correction Center in Pine Bluff to move its operation to the vacant Crittenden County Hospital in West Memphis.
14. North Texas Could Never Upset the Vols, Right?
- Saturday, November 14, 2015
No way Tennessee’s football team can lose Saturday’s homecoming game against North Texas, one of the worst teams in college football.
Tennessee (5-4) was a 40.5-point favorite early in the week coming off a 27-24 victory over South Carolina last Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
15. US Manufacturing Barely Expands as Global Economy Slows
- Friday, October 2, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.
The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its index of factory activity fell sharply to 50.2 in September from 51.1 in August. That is the lowest level since May 2013. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.
16. Fairgrounds’ Future
- Saturday, August 22, 2015
It’s hard to imagine that a 65,000-seat stadium could be overlooked. Perhaps it’s because the Liberty Bowl wasn’t in the center of the Mid-South Fairgrounds when the stadium was built in 1965; it was on the eastern side of 155 acres of city-owned land, with a rail spur running along its eastern boundary.
17. US Economy Posts Solid 2.3 Percent Growth Rate in Q2
- Friday, July 31, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.
18. Embracing Cremation
- Saturday, August 30, 2014
As business decisions go, this was a tricky one.
Jeff and Steve Murphy, owners of Music City Mortuary, opened their Nashville business in 2001, catering primarily to the needs of other funeral directors, providing transportation, embalming and preparation services, shipping – everything a mortuary business provides.
19. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
20. Veterans Town Hall Mirrors Washington Frustration
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Depending on how you look at it, a group of 300 frustrated local veterans last week either got a look at the “corrosive” culture of the Department of Veterans Affairs or a look at change in progress.
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host An Evening With Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the organization’s Technical Training Center, 903 Walker Ave. Davis is a business leader who also served on the first Memphis City Council under the mayor-council form of government in 1967. Tickets are $100. Visit bgcm.org.
- Saturday, February 8, 2014
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The sale will feature house plants, custom potting, terrariums and garden gift items. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
- Monday, February 10, 2014
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host An Evening With Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the organization’s Technical Training Center, 903 Walker Ave. Davis served as the first black chairman of the Memphis City Council and opened one of the South’s first African-American-owned insurance agencies. Tickets are $100. Visit bgcm.org.
24. Insurance Through Work? Health Law Affects You Too
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The health care overhaul's reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance through work.
25. Inman Joins Next Day Access as Franchise Manager
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Greg Inman has joined accessibilities solutions provider Next Day Access as franchise manager for the Memphis office, where he will supervise sales, marketing, service management and hiring. Next Day Access offers wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, bathroom safety products and other accessibility products for people with disabilities or accessibility challenges.
26. Obama Nominates Justice Official to Top Labor Slot
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Thomas Perez, President Barack Obama's choice for Labor secretary, has used his perch as the nation's chief civil rights enforcer to crack down on voter suppression, discrimination and police brutality.
27. Office Depot Chairman and CEO Odland Resigning
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Office Depot Inc.'s Chairman and CEO Steve Odland is stepping down as the office supplier struggles to turn its business around in the face of tough competition.
28. Dems Try to Tap Voter Anger Over Job Loss Overseas
- Tuesday, September 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Businessman Randy Altschuler had barely won a Republican primary for Congress when New York Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop unleashed a television ad christening him an "outsourcing pioneer" who sent jobs overseas while millions of Americans struggle.
29. Exchange Club Announces Board
- Monday, August 2, 2010
The Exchange Club Family Center has announced new board members and officers for 2010-2011.
The new board members are Grant Adams, Holly Walters Craft, Adrienne Daily-Evans, Dr. Sheryl Davis, Handel Durham, Joe Fracchia, Dr. Patrick Randolph, Mike Fay, Dr. John Holmes, Shelly Rice and Rick Holland.
30. Dishmon Joins UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Dr. Dwight “Dan” Dishmon has joined the Department of Medicine at UT Medical Group.
Dishmon is an interventional cardiologist and cares for adults with ischemic heart disease and peripheral arterial disease.
He earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency and general cardiology fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He later completed additional fellowship training at Michigan State University’s Borgess Medical Center.
31. Taube Named Partner At Adams and Reese
- Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Emily Campbell Taube has been named a partner at Adams and Reese LLP. Taube is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, product liability and estate and trust litigation.
32. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, June 10, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: June 10-June 16 June 10 The Memphis Bar Association presents "Designated Topics in Bankruptcy," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 200 Jefferson Ave., sixth floor. Bankruptcy court Chief Judge David...
33. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, July 14, 2000
WEVL FM 90s 12th annual Blues on the Bluff, featuring Sid Selvidge, The Mason Ruffner Band and the Daddy Mack Blues Band, i WEVL FM 90s 12th annual "Blues on the Bluff," featuring Sid Selvidge, The Mason Ruffner Band and the Daddy Mack Blu...
34. Archived Article: Quail Hlw Office Lj
- Thursday, February 6, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Construction begins on office condos in Southeast Memphis By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction started Wednesday on a third building in the Quail Hollow Office Planned Development, an office condominium complex designed for sm...
35. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, January 14, 1997
The Memphis chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management has announced the selection of officers for 1997 The Memphis chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management has announced the selection of officers for 1997. The newly elected office...