VOL. 132 | NO. 19 | Thursday, January 26, 2017
The city’s latest push for riverfront development is putting an emphasis on linking up recent changes on the riverfront like Beale Street Landing to Downtown’s core and filling in gaps between those attractions.
When Odell Johnson goes on business trips he looks forward to seeing water pumping plants in other cities that use surface water for drinking water.
AutoZone earlier this week got a taste of what just a hint – however thinly sourced – of fresh competition from the retail behemoth Amazon can do to investor nerves.
Downtown Memphis Commission president Terence Patterson keeps imagining a walk from the Pyramid to the National Civil Rights Museum as a test of where Downtown is and where he wants it to be.
Temple over the Tigers Wednesday in Philadelphia 77-66. East Carolina at the Forum is coming up Saturday. Grizz and Raptors at the Forum Wednesday evening and the Grizz win 101 – 99. The Grizz are on the road starting Friday against the Trail Blazers.
The much-anticipated Trader Joe’s in Germantown took another step forward Tuesday night.
Shelby County Schools board members will vote next week on closing Carnes and Dunbar elementary schools effective at the end of the current school year. The board reviewed the recommendation from superintendent Dorsey Hopson at a Tuesday, Jan. 24, work session with little debate.
At espn.com, senior writer Zach Lowe has made his All-Star reserve picks and he has deemed both point guard Mike Conley and center Marc Gasol worthy of representing the Grizzlies on the Western Conference team.
Tennessee’s district attorney generals are negotiating with the governor’s office to keep $5.6 million for DUI enforcement and prosecution, federal funds they could lose in an unintended consequence of his proposed IMPROVE Act.
An interesting thing happened just a couple of hours before Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled his fuel-tax increase plan amid great fanfare at the State Capitol.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam warned Wednesday that if lawmakers don't get on board with the state's first gas tax increase since 1989, they will be in for long wait before they will see nearly 1,000 important road and bridge projects come to fruition around Tennessee.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland cuts the ribbon at the formal opening of Hotel Napoleon at 179 Madison Ave. on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The boutique hotel, which officially opened last fall, has 58 rooms and a variety of upscale amenities.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
204 N. Second St., Memphis, TN 38105 , Permit Amount: $2.6 million, -
More than 10 years after a fire ravaged First United Methodist Church, church officials are ready to move forward with the next phase of the rebuilding process.
Work is fundamental to the dignity of a person, whomever we are, whatever we do. There is an inherent need to contribute to our community and to see the work that we do as making a difference.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The top prosecutor in Memphis, Tennessee, says no criminal charges will be filed against a police officer who fatally shot a man during a confrontation inside a home last year.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong has avoided a prison sentence for his federal tax fraud conviction.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's chief tax collector has announced that internet retailing titan Amazon will collect Mississippi's 7 percent sales tax beginning Feb. 1.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation's immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities."
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is ordering a "major investigation" into voter fraud, revisiting unsubstantiated claims he's made repeatedly about a rigged voting system.
MONEY & MARKETS
The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time Wednesday, the latest milestone in a record-setting drive for the stock market.
With the Dow Jones industrials above 20,000, it's natural to ask what's going on and what, if anything, investors should do. Here are some answers to common questions that people have about the stock market.