VOL. 131 | NO. 107 | Monday, May 30, 2016
It's time to get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from a Funkadelic party at the New Daisy to a Day of Merrymaking on the Greensward...
A new partnership between the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Memphis may become a model for sustainability of fine arts organizations in a new economic landscape.
Especially for a company like Memphis-based discount retailer Fred’s Inc., quarterly earnings results are about more than the numbers.
Myneishia Johnson’s funeral was the day before she was supposed to graduate from high school.
When the Memphis Grizzlies fired Dave Joerger after three seasons, the public reaction from players was, well, non-existent.
Workers were placing the large IKEA letters on the side of its Memphis store on May 24. The 271,000-square-foot store, the first in Tennessee, is slated to open in late fall on the south side of Interstate 40 at Germantown Parkway.
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Memphis’ health care sector gets a boost from startups, technology, research and more
Dr. Guy Reed’s Memphis-based medical startup hit a big milestone toward the end of 2015, when Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo reached a deal to license the company’s technology.
The innovation efforts starting to bear fruit in Memphis’ medical community didn’t just appear miraculously.
1990: On the front page of The Daily News, the large cavitation channel being built on Presidents Island is nearing completion. Its formal name is the David Taylor Research Center. The chamber, 240 feet long by 65 feet high, is to hold 1.5 million gallons of water to test water flow effects, or cavitation characteristics, for ships and submarines.
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Laser Quest, a longtime tenant in the Poplar Plaza shopping center, is set to close on Sunday, May 29.
One of the first directives Dr. James Downing got from the board of directors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital upon his appointment as the hospital’s president and CEO in 2014 was blunt, to say the least:
Shadyac's plan seen as a catalyst to revive Soulsville community
An unprecedented private investment aims to restore a commercial heart to the Soulsville USA neighborhood, where a pair of sprawling buildings take up nearly a full block across from the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. It isn’t an eyesore, but inactivity within those walls has been a drag on the community.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has added former Church Health Center president Antony Sheehan to its leadership team.
Crosstown High School could be a charter school after all.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Republican Tennessee lawmaker says getting a traffic camera ticket isn't a problem – he just burns them.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A county sheriff is facing public corruption charges after being named in a 14-count indictment that accuses him and others of benefiting from a scheme to sell electronic cigarettes to inmates in the jail he oversees.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – University of Tennessee students have raised funds for the school's LGBT center after a state law led to the loss of its funding.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.