VOL. 132 | NO. 250 | Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Shelby County commissioners voted 10-0 Monday, Dec. 18, to raise the pay of the Shelby County sheriff elected in the 2018 elections from the current $116,955 a year to $135,575 annually.
Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Dec. 19, on a set of water, gas and electric rate hikes recommended by Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division to take effect next month.
Joann Massey, director of business diversity & compliance and Title VI coordinator for the city of Memphis, speaks to media and supporters at the groundbreaking celebrating the partnership of PeroxyChem and the Maynard C. Stiles Wastewater Treatment Plant. In partnership with the city, PeroxyChem’s new production plant will save the city money in sewer treatment costs, while also creating local jobs with a particular focus on hiring minority-owned subcontractors.
When Hardy Farrow takes the stage in the Halloran Centre at The Orpheum Theatre in a few weeks, it will be to present his argument about poverty and what to do about it.
When Sherra Wright made her first court appearance Monday in Riverside, California she was in a wheelchair. And her public defender there wants to delay an extradition hearing on the conspiracy, first degree murder and attempted first degree murder charges she faces in Memphis until a doctor can examine here. The hearing is reset for Wednesday.
The chairmen of the local Democratic and Republican parties are leading very different game plans into the 2018 elections.
Losing is never good enough. And losing to Louisville never leaves a team from Memphis feeling as though the mission was accomplished.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
In this week’s Real Estate Recap, a new development in the saga of Germantown’s Trader Joe’s, Memphis International Airport begins work on a new $35 million facility, and Central BBQ announces a new a location...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The mayor of Nashville has proposed about $2.9 million in economic incentives for a health technology company's planned expansion.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – More than six times as many students in Arkansas are participating in a state-funded voucher system this school year than the previous year.
BYRAM, Miss. (AP) – A 5-year-old Mississippi boy called 911 to report that the Grinch was trying to steal Christmas.
NEW YORK (AP) – Pinnacle Entertainment is being snapped up by Penn National in a deal worth about $2.8 billion as the gaming industry seeks to diversify and cut costs at the same time.
NEW YORK (AP) – Campbell Soup will spend $4.87 billion in cash for Snyder's-Lance, gorging on a snack market that has grown increasingly competitive.
NEW YORK (AP) – Chocolate and candy maker The Hershey Co. is acquiring Amplify Snack Brands for $1.2 billion as it ventures into the healthy snack aisle.
BEIJING (AP) – Chinese smartphone brand Huawei will start sales through U.S. carriers next year, a Huawei executive said Monday, stepping up the No. 3 global handset seller's presence in the home market of rival Apple Inc.
NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter suspended the accounts of well-known white nationalists Monday, moving swiftly after putting into place new rules on what it sees as abusive content.
NEW YORK (AP) – John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem.
REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in nearly two decades.