VOL. 132 | NO. 11 | Monday, January 16, 2017
Good morning, Memphis! This is a good week to be inspired, as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his courage to motivate and inspire change. Plus, UrbanArt Commission celebrates its 20th anniversary and the Brooks Museum of Art unveils an exhibition sure to make you hoppy – err, happy. Here’s what else you need to know in The Week Ahead...
The National Civil Rights Museum will be the center of many observances on Monday, Jan. 16, the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
First Tennessee Bank’s parent company has closed the book on 2016 with a set of quarterly and full-year results attributable to its top executive’s mantra about sticking to the basics.
The Shelby County Land Use Control Board met neighborhood opposition head-on Jan. 12, approving one controversial project and voting down two others.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
With new Trump administration, trucking industry has the chance to lobby for changes
With every new administration comes some degree of uncertainty when it comes to federal regulations.
Lamar Avenue to the Mississippi state line is arguably one of the most significant 5-mile stretches of road in the country.
1977: On the front page of The Daily News, the Memphis City Council considers a resolution honoring undercover police officer Joe Hoing for his role in the federal investigation of the Memphis Playgirl strip clubs owned by Art Baldwin of Nashville.
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For sale: One beloved, 32-year-old independent bookstore. Asking price? $800,000. That’s what Booksellers at Laurelwood owner Neil Van Uum says he’d accept to unload the store, days after announcing its impending closure and a liquidation sale that begins on Friday, Jan. 6.
Michael Ugwueke’s first day on the job as CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a post he assumed Jan. 1, included a round of meeting the troops.
Developers of Parkside at Shelby Farms, a proposed mixed-use project, took another step forward with the purchase nearly 40 acres of vacant property adjacent to Shelby Farms.
The fact that Ben Pugh and Richie EsQuivel decided to name the brewery they’re developing in Cordova “Meddlesome Brewing Co.” gives at least some indication of the nature of their personalities.
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Theo Ossei-Anto knew he wanted to make a difference in education – but he says coming to Memphis was an unexpected adventure.
Memphis and Shelby County set several real estate records in 2016, including the highest average home sales price ever recorded. One of the contributing factors, in addition to a 15-year low in the foreclosure rate, was the sale of luxury homes, residential properties valued over $500,000.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Newly-elected state Senate Speaker Randy McNally isn't wasting much time in reshaping the leadership of his office.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state House has adopted a new ethics rule that requires lawmakers to disclose any expense-paid travel out of the state that is valued at more than $100.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced legislation seeking to ban the use of food stamps to buy items without nutritional value.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers have until Feb. 9 to file legislation they want to have considered during this year's legislative session.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Electric car maker GreenTech Automotive has laid off some or all employees at its Mississippi Delta plant.
DETROIT (AP) – Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly defect in its automotive air bag inflators.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will decide whether venture capitalist Charles Kokesh has to return millions in investor dollars he used to pay himself and other advisers.