VOL. 132 | NO. 204 | Friday, October 13, 2017
The Tennessee Historical Commission agreed Friday, Oct. 13, to send the city's request to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park to an administrative law judge for a hearing next month.
Memphis’ bid to land Amazon’s second U.S. headquarters got a new public component Wednesday, Oct. 11, with the launch of a social media push and the lighting of Big River Crossing in Amazon’s signature orange color to help raise the city’s profile amid intense competition.
Plans for three prominent Downtown redevelopment projects received the architectural green light Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 11, from the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board.
Strickland: Historical commission must decide by mid-November
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland may not even get a discussion with the Tennessee Historical Commission Friday, Oct. 13, about moving the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest out of a city park.
For all of the uncertainty surrounding the Grizzlies as they wind down the preseason – from a still-diminished Chandler Parsons possibly being relegated to backup power forward to ongoing roster spot battles – coach David Fizdale is sure of this much:
This may be the most covered meeting of the Tennessee Historical Commission ever – the meeting Friday in Athens, Tennessee where Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will attempt to make the case for the commission granting him permission to remove the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Health Sciences Park. The chairman of the commission has already told Strickland in writing that the commission will not take up the matter – not even discuss it. Strickland hopes he will at least be heard. And he says the city should have a decision by mid-November and is adamant that this cannot be put off into the new year.
THE PRESS BOX
One thing the NBA is not is international soccer. Which is to say, Trinidad and Tobago does not make magic here.
THE TIPPING POINT
Cory Christmas describes himself as risk-averse. But while he was growing up on the Gulf Coast, in Mobile, Alabama, he dreamed of being the sort of news reporter who broadcasts live during a hurricane.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Houston Nutt's lawsuit against Ole Miss, its athletic foundation and the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees has been refiled in Lafayette County Circuit Court.
Scott Hartnell ran into unexpected difficulty back in 2000 on one of his very first road trips with the Nashville Predators.
Fans are fuming. Players are fighting. Butch Jones is coaching for his job.
Right now, the best thing that can be said about the Tennessee Titans is they play in the AFC South, where someone’s mediocrity will be rewarded with a playoff berth come Dec. 31.
“THREE BUCKS A DAY, ALL IN.” My friend Jay Martin, founder and chairman of Juice Plus+, is impatient with systems for systems’ sake, with bureaucracies based on bureaucracies, with the tried and true default of “we’ve always done it that way.” If he sees a problem and sees no solution or a solution as problematic as the problem, he has a habit of building one himself and taking it out for a spin. And then he gets a few friends to climb on.
Ray’s Take: Saving for retirement doesn’t just happen by accident. It takes meaningful thought, discipline, and action to create and execute a plan that will sustain you in your golden years. Yet, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 18 percent of U.S. workers say they are very confident of having enough money to live comfortably during their retirement years. There seems to be a big disconnect going on between knowledge and execution.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Prosecutors in Tennessee say a man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole in the 1990 shooting death of a Memphis liquor store owner.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee forestry officials say outdoor burning permits will be required as the state heads into wildfire season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee county's school board has voted to keep protections for LGBT students and employees in place.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – CMT is forgoing formal award presentations during this year's Artists of the Year show and devoting the entire live show to "a night of hope and healing through the power of music" following a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.
NEW YORK (AP) – Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.
NEW YORK (AP) – Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its web site had been hacked as well.
NEW YORK (AP) – Earnings reporting season is getting underway, and Wall Street is getting ready to be underwhelmed.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Frustrated by health care failures in Congress, President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite some federal insurance rules as a beginning of renewed efforts to undermine "Obamacare," the program he's promised to kill.
PARIS (AP) – The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" in the agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has announced a set of priorities for states and schools competing for federal grant money.