VOL. 132 | NO. 121 | Monday, June 19, 2017
The Commercial Appeal building and site at 495 Union Avenue is for sale, the newspaper announced Monday, June 19, on its website.
The Shelby County government institutions that signed off on a 2012 agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to overhaul Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court want to end what is left of the memorandum of understanding.
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The Village of Summer Meadows subdivision located off Milton Wilson Drive just north of Interstate 40, behind Arlington High School, is a hot spot for local investors and national hedge funds.
Ole Miss is buying Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi for $22 million, the university announced Thursday, June 15.
Model Lauren Everett wears a Memphis News-inspired gown designed by AJ Johnson. Johnson, who is also a photographer based in Jackson, Tenn., created the gown for a fashion editorial. (A. Johnson Photography)
The county leaders whose entities signed onto the 2012 memo with the Justice Department that launched concentrated change at Juvenile Court want U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the memorandum agreement. Word of the June 9 request came this weekend along with the disclosure in the letter that the Justice Department had dropped 17 items in the memo two months ago at the request of county leaders. The three areas left are the most debated of the problems the Justice Department found at Juvenile Court in a study and examination over several years that resulted in the scathing 2012 report and the memorandum that followed, avoiding a Justice Department move to federal court.
Wunderlich Securities Inc. is seeking a $100,000 grant from the Center City Development Corp. for the coming move of its headquarters to One Commerce Square.
Collierville school board member Kevin Vaughan is the newest member of the Shelby County delegation to the Tennessee Legislature.
One of the four races for alderman in Arlington this September was decided at the Thursday, June 15, noon deadline for candidates to file, as was one of the three school board races.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
A new day and new faces for the Memphis Branch NAACP
During a visit to Memphis in April, Andrew Young was talking with reporters about his lengthy public history – being part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s inner circle, a congressman, mayor of Atlanta, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. It was as he talked about King’s death in Memphis that Young, without any prompting, talked about a trio of Memphis attorneys – Benjamin Hooks, Russell Sugarmon and A. W. Willis – that were the key to his and King’s efforts to get things done in Memphis and the surrounding region.
It’s hard to imagine a more perilous birth than the one that brought the Memphis Branch NAACP into the world a century ago.
2008: The debut of The Memphis News, a weekly about “business, politics and the public interest” by The Daily News Publishing Co.
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Wunderlich Securities Inc. is preparing to move its corporate headquarters – currently in East Memphis, where the investment firm employs 110 people – to Downtown’s One Commerce Square.
It’s been 10 months since Rev. Earle Fisher was among those turned away from Graceland’s annual candlelight vigil by Memphis Police in a reaction to possible protests at the vigil commemorating the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.
Locally owned grocery The Curb Market is set to open its doors this week at Crosstown Concourse, a return to the market’s midcentury roots when a previous incarnation served earlier generations of Memphians at roughly the same spot.
Somewhere, in a long-ago Division I sports galaxy far away, an athletic director could catch his breath after his college baseball team made its last out and before his football team started practice. Not so much now.
Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Close the book on this year's legislative session in Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam has no more bills or resolutions awaiting his consideration.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's state Board of Education wants 70 percent of all students to perform proficiently on standardized tests under a new plan to comply with federal education legislation.
NEW YORK (AP) – Online retail giant Amazon is making a bold expansion into physical stores with a $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods, setting the stage for radical retail experiments that could revolutionize how people buy groceries and everything else.
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart is buying online men's clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks for ways to gain on Amazon.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Jeff Bezos wants to give away some his fortune, and he's looking for the public's help to figure out how to do it.
A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, squeezing out would-be buyers and pushing up rents as more people are forced to remain tenants.