VOL. 127 | NO. 73 | Friday, April 13, 2012
Memphis City Schools superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said he feels like his time in Memphis is growing short even if he doesn’t get the job as superintendent of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina.
MCS nutritionist Geraci turns school meals focus to locally grown foods
The days of mystery meat, syrupy fruit cups and rubbery cheese pizza are a thing of the past at Memphis City Schools Nutrition Services, where, each school day, 20,000 salads are prepared from scratch using fresh, locally grown, mixed field greens.
Local leaders pushing the aerotropolis concept and brand realize they have a problem. The concept is so simple that it has been difficult to build momentum in advance of a concrete plan to begin changing the geography of the area outside the fences of Memphis International Airport.
A Downtown property that real estate investor Terry Lynch once planned for residential and retail space was sold back to the lender for slightly less than $1 million.
Tennessee legislators from outside Shelby County got a look at where the Shelby County schools reformation discussion was in January this week on Capitol Hill in Nashville.
Weingarten Realty Investors, a Houston-based owner, manager and developer of shopping centers, is preparing to sell its wholly-owned industrial portfolio – which includes two properties in Memphis – to New York-based DRA Advisors LLC for $382.4 million.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on entrepreneurs in the current round of Seed Hatchery’s “cohort” boot camp.
The NBA’s steals leader this season, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, has his opinion.
Just how deep are the Memphis Grizzlies? So deep that Zach Randolph’s second car is a Rolls-Royce.
IT TAKES OKRA. This Sunday, April 15, Mike Warr has asked me to help judge the gumbo cookoff at the City Auto Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival, the annual mudbug throwdown to benefit Porter-Leath. Mike started this party when he was at the helm of Captain Bilbo’s 23 years ago, initially ordering 600 pounds of crawfish. Now he heads Porter-Leath, and this year some 20,000 people will be picking away at 16,000 pounds of the little critters.
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NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to overhaul state civil service rules headed to him Thursday to become law despite opposition from some lawmakers whose constituents are uncomfortable with parts of the legislation.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – After rejecting two earlier rounds of bidding by smaller airlines hoping to provide commercial service in Tupelo, city and airport officials might have an offer they like.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Social conservatives believe they've found a way to shut Mississippi's only abortion clinic by making it difficult for doctors to obtain hospital-admitting privileges.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Private donors could again boost the salary of Mississippi's state economic development director, under a plan that House members sent Wednesday to Gov. Phil Bryant.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook for U.S. economic growth is looking slightly better.