VOL. 131 | NO. 17 | Monday, January 25, 2016
We hope everyone survived Snow Terror ‘16 and is looking forward to a fun, productive week ahead that’s free of milk and bread runs. (Saturday’s high temp is 60 degrees – woohoo!) Here’s your weekly rundown of events and happenings worth paying attention to…
“This is historic,” attorney Steve Barlow said at the inaugural meeting of the Blight Authority of Memphis, held Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Downtown Memphis Commission’s office.
One of the largest federal grants ever awarded to Shelby County government will fund efforts to avoid some of the flooding the Memphis area saw in 2011.
The Memphis Zoo’s move to Chancery Court next week in the Overton Park greensward controversy does not damage the mediation process between the zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy.
Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it – isn’t that how the saying goes?
It’s something of an understatement to say that Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has big plans for 2016 and beyond.
The National Civil Rights Museum has started a digital network of the speeches from its annual Freedom Awards programs.
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Way back in the 1990s, perhaps before the Grizzlies and FedExForum were even a twinkle in anyone’s eye, Chris Wallace came to Memphis and The Pyramid for a preseason NBA game featuring Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
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Mud Island’s neighbor to the east is interested in redeveloping the river park.
The historic Dermon Building at the northeast corner of Third Street and Court Avenue will be turned into a boutique hotel following a recent purchase.
Tentative plans for a Crosstown High School surfaced Tuesday, Jan. 19, after months of behind-the-scenes discussions.
She didn’t realize it at the time, but Ursula Madden was training for her career as a local television anchor.
The Memphis Zoo has gone to Chancery Court seeking undisputed legal control of the northern section of the Overton Park greensward.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has denied a request by Knox County Schools to dismiss a federal lawsuit related to students with disabilities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee Democrats want to pass a law to require the state to enforce the U.S. Constitution's "natural born citizen" requirement on this November's presidential ballot.
Airlines canceled nearly 7,000 weekend flights and started to cut Monday service as the ripple effects of driving snow and ice that brought many East Coast airports to a standstill drifted into the next work week.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint Corp. says in state filings that it has given layoff notices to 829 employees at its Overland Park campus in the past three months.