VOL. 130 | NO. 92 | Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The team behind the proposed redevelopment of the long-vacant Tennessee Brewery received a 20-year tax freeze and a long-term loan for a new parking garage to help usher the Downtown development along, but officials say much work remains before the $28.1 million project becomes a reality.
In Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger’s mind there is a magic number, and that number is 100, as in points.
Shelby County Commissioners want to know how a payday loan business got a certificate of occupancy from the county’s Office of Construction Code Enforcement and opened in the Cordova Ridge Shops development even though such a business violates the Unified Development Code.
River cruise industry tying up Downtown dock
The Mississippi River has been a vital channel for boats and barges for more than 250 years. These days, Memphis doesn’t do much in the way of cotton exporting and Mark Twain touring, but the $43 million Beale Street Landing is bringing a new wave of river-based commerce: cruise ships.
More Memphis International Airport passengers can travel to Miami, Denver, Chicago and Houston starting this month, thanks to larger aircraft and an expected increase in flight frequency.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. rolls out a new plan for emergency medical services Tuesday, May 10, that is expected to involve some private, nongovernment involvement.
As the University of Memphis men’s basketball team failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time after four straight trips under head coach Josh Pastner, there became an ever-louder call for tweaks to Pastner’s staff going forward.
When Poland’s ambassador to the United States spoke to a Memphis in May International Festival luncheon last week, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen came with an item from his collection of political pins.
As a result of last year’s quick sellout, a three-day conference for Memphis’ creative community is returning later this year, this time in a larger space.
Shelby County Commissioners want to know more about how a payday loan storefront was able to open in the Cordova Ridge shopping center when the county building code expressly forbids such a business near a residential area.
If you could have any five celebrities on your nonprofit board, who would you pick?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Board of Regents is taking a look at how students are charged for classes.
SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator.
DALLAS (AP) – Consumer complaints against airlines are rising even as the carriers get slightly better at staying on schedule.
NEW YORK (AP) – Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without you having to undress.
NEW YORK (AP) – If a small Frappuccino seems like too much of an indulgence, Starbucks is now selling a more petite version of the sugary coffee drink.
WASHINGTON (AP) – From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.