VOL. 129 | NO. 164 | Friday, August 22, 2014
An ambitious effort to reconfigure Memphis International Airport for the future will get underway this fall, when demolition of portions of two concourses begins and a single concessions vendor takes control.
University of Memphis students welcome new academic year
Cale Alexander, left, and Conner Alexander are among the University of Memphis students who began moving into the dorms Thursday, Aug. 21, in anticipation of the start of class Monday.
The Horizon, an uncompleted 16-story residential tower overlooking the Mississippi River on the southern end of Downtown, could change hands soon.
The 55-year-old Allen Fossil Plant in southwest Memphis will be replaced with a new $975 million natural gas plant to be built in the shadow of the original facility, the Tennessee Valley Authority board decided Thursday, Aug. 21, in Knoxville.
This week’s Start Co. Demo Day, which brought together more than 500 people involved in the local ecosystem including entrepreneurs, mentors and investors, saw teams presenting their startup ideas in the hopes of securing funding and taking their concepts to the next level.
The last phase of the state’s delayed rollout of achievement test scores came and went this week with a blur of percentages for hundreds of schools in Shelby County and explanations of success formulas for elementary and middle school students versus high school students.
The next cookbook from Memphis chef, writer and restaurant consultant Jennifer Chandler hits stores in October, and she has a few signings already scheduled in Memphis to promote it.
Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald was re-elected to another four-year term of office at the noon Thursday, Aug. 21, filing deadline for candidates in four sets of suburban municipal elections on the Nov. 4 ballot.
They are the SEC quarterbacks left behind. The quarterbacking gods, with names like Manziel, McCarron, Mettenberger and Murray – what is it about M’s? – have ascended to a higher place: playing on Sundays in the NFL.
John Calipari never could have gotten away with this. Wait, let me rephrase that:
The University of Memphis has released the non-conference schedule for the 2014-2015 men's basketball season and it includes a home game against Oklahoma State and opening the season in South Dakota on Nov. 18 against Wichita State, which spent much of last season undefeated.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Dominic Woodson is transferring from Memphis to Tennessee, a source close to the situation said.
THE NAKED TRUTH. Of the occasions I’ve been skinny dipping, two stand out. The first ended in an FBI interrogation and the other in front of a generation of city leaders.
Recently, my doctor explained a topic so complicated that even my two advanced degrees weren’t helping to decipher what she was talking about.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Statistics show violent crimes in Shelby County have increased during the first seven months of this year, compared with the same time period in 2013.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – A United Auto Workers leader says a new local in Chattanooga has signed up the equivalent of what would have been a winning margin for the union vote at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is backing off earlier plans to demolish the 60-year-old Cordell Hull office building located next to the state Capitol in Nashville and instead hopes to renovate it.
Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. Family Dollar's board said it supports its existing deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree.
NEW YORK (AP) – To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.