VOL. 129 | NO. 154 | Friday, August 8, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
Architecture Inc. celebrates 20 years, looks toward what’s next
It was 1992, and architect Joey Hagan was searching high and low for space for his own office.
The Union Avenue mansion that housed the Nineteenth Century Club might not meet the wrecking ball after all.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell says there will likely be some “tweaks” to his team and its efforts as he prepares to begin his second and final term as the county chief executive.
Democrats have retained their seven-vote majority on the new single-district Shelby County Commission that takes office Sept. 1.
As first reported by ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman, forward Calvin Godfrey is coming to the University of Memphis as a transfer from Southern University.
Kathee Villar, a loan officer with Community Mortgage Corp., has worked for the lender for 23 years, and when you’re in that kind of place for that length of time, certain patterns start to repeat themselves.
One of the newest office buildings in East Memphis has landed a popular local coffee shop and restaurant.
A Frankfort, Ky.-based developer is planning to develop a student housing tower close to the University of Memphis.
A six-concert series is coming to Harbor Town later this month.
Delta Airlines is once again cutting service at Memphis International Airport, eliminating flights from Memphis to Denver and Austin, Texas, in September.
The first post-election appointment for the winners of the 13 Shelby County Commission races on the Thursday, Aug. 7, election ballot is a Friday luncheon with commission Chairman James Harvey.
Two years ago, the University of Memphis football season began with the unthinkable: a 20-17 home loss to UT Martin.
Confidence does not always take the predictable path.
ON MY WATCH. AND YOURS. Mrs. Parker tends her corner of the garden at Trezevant with loving dedication, looking up from her planting and fussing with a gloved wave to Nora and me as we walk by of a morning. A couple of years ago, she presented us with a bag of ginger lily roots. Hers was taking up too much room, and she didn’t want it to spread any more.
Much of the research about employment suggests older workers are waiting longer to retire. This means many seasoned professionals are also still job searching. And, many of those are struggling to find their way.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Fred's sales at stores open at least a year edged up 0.7 percent in July, helped by better customer traffic and stronger sales of some general merchandise.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Shelby County officials are once again offering free bicycles to students who have perfect attendance during this school year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Consumer spending grew more slowly in Mississippi than in any other state in 2012, reflecting the state's slow recovery from the recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A survey by the Federal Reserve shows that a quarter of U.S. households say they're "just getting by" financially.
DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines Co. said Thursday that traffic increased last month on Southwest and its AirTran subsidiary, leaving fewer empty seats and pushing a key revenue figure higher.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth.
More U.S. flights arrived late in June than the month before, continuing a string of poor performances by the nation's airlines.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the April-June period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay their government aid after being rescued during the financial crisis in 2008.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has taken the early vote over challenger Ricky Wilkins in the hard fought Democratic Congressional primary on Thursday’s Shelby County election ballot.