VOL. 129 | NO. 47 | Monday, March 10, 2014
Fluctuating material prices pose challenge to contractors, homebuilders
The aftermath of the housing crash and economic recession produced a roller coaster of changes in construction costs, one with more peaks than valleys.
A dwindling supply of developed lots could threaten the nascent local homebuilding rebound, according to homebuilders.
Justin Grinder knew at an early age that he wanted to be involved in the construction industry.
Shelby County Commissioners will vote Monday, March 10, on $5 million in public infrastructure funding for the Crosstown redevelopment project.
The group of four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis includes three provosts including the university’s current provost and one former university president.
Triumph Bank is holding its annual meeting next month in a locale that’s different from the traditional conference room setting where banks tend to make their yearly presentation to shareholders.
Less than a week after approving a tuition requirement for open enrollment of students who live outside Germantown, the Germantown Municipal Schools board reversed course.
Parents in Cordova are used to the complexities of school system boundaries. They’ve lived with them for years, with part of the area within the city of Memphis and the other part in unincorporated Shelby County.
Last year, Howard University’s Alternative Spring Break program came to Memphis for the first time with the help of Whitehaven graduate and Howard student Ayanna McFarland.
Shawn McGhee grew up on a farm in Southern California with sheep and cattle and “a dozen dogs, a dozen cats, running loose.”
Would you believe us if we told you that traditional market research is an antiquated practice that is heading toward obsolescence? Even the online survey, the modern successor of the traditional door-to-door and phone surveys doesn’t really cut it in today’s complex world.
George Washington Carver is quoted as saying that “Education is the key to unlock the golden door to freedom.” In our community, there are many education doors; however, there is not a master key that opens all the doors.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, March 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Actor Vince Vaughn is bringing a new comedy festival to Nashville this spring with live tapings and stand-up acts to be held at the city's music venues.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers increased their borrowing in January on autos and student loans but cut back on their credit card use.
NEW YORK (AP) – Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market.