VOL. 129 | NO. 50 | Thursday, March 13, 2014
Memphis businessman Taylor Berger is part of a team preparing to take short-term ownership of the Tennessee Brewery Downtown, with plans to bring a variety of community-focused uses to the site from roughly the last weekend in April through the last weekend in May.
Living Lands & Waters team takes to McKellar Lake
In perfect spring break weather, college students from around the country gathered on McKellar Lake as Daft Punk and Pharrell tunes pumped out of a boat-mounted sound system.
No local elected body in Shelby County has changed as many times in as short a period of time as the Shelby County Schools board.
High Ground News, a new weekly digital magazine and website covering Memphis-area people, places and happenings, has launched, with a team led by Anna Mullins, the venture’s managing editor who’s also executive director of the Cotton Museum.
Memphis freshman forward Austin Nichols wasn’t sure how much he would even play in his first year with the Tigers. And senior guard Michael Dixon Jr. was a newcomer with an uncertain role after transferring from Missouri.
Tickets for individual Memphis Redbirds games, including the Friday, March 28, exhibition game with the St. Louis Cardinals, will go on sale on Saturday, March 15.
Ray’s Take: What are your thoughts about contributions to a 401(k), an IRA or any other tax-qualified investment vehicle? Are you thinking about the “right now” advantage of a tax break or are you thinking long term about what kind of life you would like to live in retirement?
At the pretrial conference, big-city lawyer Wade Lanier does an “evidence dump.” His witness list includes 45 people not previously disclosed in discovery. Local lawyer Jake Brigance moves for a continuance. Lanier says that with two weeks remaining before trial, there’s plenty of time for Jake to call these folks. Judge Reuben Attlee denies the motion. What will Jake do?
Memphis has made all the difference for me as a female startup founder. Memphis isn’t often sought after as an entrepreneurial hub, but I found it to be just what I was looking for: supportive and empowering for woman founders like myself. Memphis startup events aren’t only balanced on gender, but also in race. A mind-set for inclusion here is really setting our community apart from others.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – Renal services provider Fresenius Medical Care has announced it will locate its East Coast manufacturing facility in Knoxville, creating 665 jobs in the coming years.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Treasury Department is hosting a financial literacy summit for teachers next week in Nashville.
NASHVILLE (AP) – University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro is urging lawmakers not to pursue legislation that would penalize the school over its student-run Sex Week.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would permit a charter school to be operated by a for-profit entity is advancing in the House.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would prohibit student test scores from being tied to teacher licensing has passed a key House panel.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would allow parents to decide the fate of a struggling school is advancing in the House.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Herbalife is facing an inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission.
WASHINGTON (AP) – For years, many Americans followed a simple career path: Land an entry-level job. Accept a modest wage. Gain skills. Leave eventually for a better-paying job.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Add pay equity to President Barack Obama's 2014 do-it-himself wish list.