VOL. 131 | NO. 130 | Thursday, June 30, 2016
Shelby County commissioners put most of their budget season to rest Wednesday, June 29, with $5 million from the county’s reserve fund after they added $13 million in amendments to the $1.1 billion county operating budget during a seven-hour session.
No one is suggesting that Memphis International Raceway will duplicate the economic impact numbers generated by the Bristol Motor Speedway. For those numbers – more than $417 million in direct economic impact from 2012 to 2014 – are otherworldly.
Frontier Airlines will cut its three-day-per-week flight between Memphis International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Low-cost carrier Frontier announced the flight in January with service beginning in April. The flight will cease on Sept. 4.
One of the tech-driven trends reshaping much of modern life is the Uber-ization of the mundane and the commonplace – bringing the mobile payment features and quick-tap instant gratification of hailing an Uber to almost anything an entrepreneur can think of.
Shelby County Commissioner Heidi Shafer actually brought a suitcase with her to Wednesday’s commission budget session and special meeting.
The city of Memphis isn’t entitled to a list of everyone who applied for the job of Memphis Police director and will only get a list of five to six finalists from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
As expected, the Shelby County Schools board approved two new charter schools for the 2017-2018 school year Tuesday, June 28, and turned down eight other charter applications for now.
YoLo Frozen Yogurt in Overton Square and the Kwik Shop Grill at Central Avenue and East Parkway are both on their way out.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
250 E. G.E. Patterson Ave., Memphis, TN 38126 -
A multifamily development in Downtown’s South End is moving forward.
Have plans to travel this July Fourth weekend? You’re not alone.
In the past three columns, I’ve told how, in February 2002, I had a major reminiscence of my role in saving the life of a heart attack victim-in-denial 20 years earlier. In March I received annoying emails about how to survive a heart attack while alone. In early April I dreamed of my heartland being under attack.
More than 150 years ago, we fought our nation’s most bloody war, a conflagration that claimed 620,000 lives, almost as many as were killed in all other American war efforts combined.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.
NEW YORK (AP) – The typical American adult is using media for a full hour a day more than just last year, with smartphones accounting for most of the increase.
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is trying to get a jump on Amazon's second annual sales bonanza.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim – and whether there are any health risks to their growing use.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Microsoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords.
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon is back in the phone business – sort of.
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed – and this time, it's personal.