VOL. 129 | NO. 71 | Friday, April 11, 2014
The Shelby County Commission and Shelby County Schools leaders eased into what is likely to be the most difficult discussion of county government’s budget season – funding the county’s school district in the first academic year of the demerger.
NFL’s ‘most influential woman’ speaks in Memphis
The first sentence of a recent national news story described Charlotte Jones Anderson as the “most influential woman in the NFL.”
The Beale Street entertainment district has a new tenant on its eastern border with Fourth Street in a space that has been closed for 12 years.
Two longtime members of Colliers International's Memphis office have taken a majority stake in the real estate company.
Loeb Properties’ Belvedere Collection on Union Avenue in Midtown is 100 percent leased.
The Kickstarter campaign to raise at least $25,000 for the financially struggling Memphis Symphony Orchestra has beaten its goal, pulling in a little more than $28,500.
A day earlier, the Grizzlies had talked a like a team that had misplaced its identity. The coach spoke of the team losing its “swagger.” The players spoke of still having everything in front of them – “we control own destiny” was mentioned more than once – and yet the prevailing feeling was one of doubt.
Someday a professor of sports science will write a book on the Grizzlies’ Tony Allen or the good professor’s head will explode in the trying.
SHOPPING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. The courtyard you’re in was once stacked with wooden cases, the food trucks you see were once mule-drawn wagons waiting to load those cases, the locally-brewed beer you’re sipping the reincarnation of what filled them, the live music you hear covering the century-old echoes of the South’s once busiest brewery – the Tennessee Brewery.
The unfortunate truth of today’s job searching climate is that applying for jobs is competitive – very competitive. Employers can be picky about who they hire and how much they’re willing to pay. For many job seekers over 50, the search process is a longer, harder road than they remember from years past.
NASHVILLE (AP) – State officials say medical device company Enovate Medical plans to expand its operations at its U.S. headquarters in Murfreesboro, adding 410 jobs in the next five years.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Lawmakers have approved the state's $32.4 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning in July.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate has approved Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that his administration is carefully examining the ramifications of a bill passed by the Senate that would allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without state-issued permits.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Senate has voted to allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained.
NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar stores are feeling the pinch from mounting financial pressures on low-income shoppers.
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, edging closer to historically low levels as the spring home-buying season begins.