VOL. 129 | NO. 150 | Monday, August 4, 2014
At the next to last meeting of their four-year terms of office, Shelby County commissioners will be dealing with some items that have been on the wish lists of individual commissioners for years in some cases.
Monday marks start of new era for Shelby County education
When public schools open Monday, Aug. 4, for the academic year across Shelby County, the merger of public education into one school system will give way to the demerger into seven separate public systems.
Buses rolled as scheduled for the most part for all seven of the city’s public school systems on opening day, Monday, Aug. 4.
Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend has made a $30,000 donation to the Soulsville Charter School in Memphis through the singer's Show Me Campaign program.
The latest battle over an endorsement in the Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District isn’t a confrontation between Democratic incumbent Steve Cohen and his challenger, Ricky Wilkins.
More than 82,000 Shelby County voters cast early ballots in the early voting period that ended Saturday, Aug. 2, according to turnout statistics from the Shelby County Election Commission.
A proposed Graceland Tourism Development Zone would have its own industrial development board under a proposal the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will take Tuesday, Aug. 5, to the Memphis City Council for discussion.
WKNO-TV is airing a business special later this month featuring business educator and coach Michael Synk, who will present a televised version of the “Rock & Sand” business model upon which he’s already built workshops and a book.
What Tigers sophomore Nick King knows about Canada can be explained in two words: Andrew Wiggins – the Toronto native who was the No. 1 pick in the recent NBA Draft.
Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera introduced new additions to the team’s front office during a press conference Friday, Aug. 1, at FedExForum, and took questions from reporters. But mainly he delivered the message that the franchise’s path to contending for a championship will come through player development and not free agency.
Steven Reed, Jeff Coletta and Jonathan Greer met as children while playing youth football at the Germantown Youth Athletic Association, igniting a life-long bond that remains to this day.
I am returning from a vacation on the Forgotten Coast, a cape wedged in between the sea and a bay. The best part of the location is that my smartphone connection did not work.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, August 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing out its worst week in two years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the economy is getting stronger and, quote, "engines are revving a bit louder."
WASHINGTON (AP) — US manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July in a good sign for the overall economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.