VOL. 132 | NO. 180 | Monday, September 11, 2017
Hey, Memphis! This week we’re gearing up for the Cooper Young Festival and a packed house at the Tigers vs. UCLA game. Plus, Uptown Funk heads Downtown and The Joker hits East Memphis. Here’s what else you need to know about in The Week Ahead…
Developer Yehuda Netanel said you can’t measure a development by how many bumps in the road it has, but by how many bumps in the road it overcomes, which is a fitting summary of his company's ambitious Lake District project over the last few weeks.
The Memphis Redbirds will play for the Pacific Coast League championship after a 13-10 victory at Colorado Springs (Brewers) Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Redbirds won the best-of-five series 3-2 and are the PCL’s American Conference champions.
One of the things that’s important to remember about a local business like High Cotton Brewing Co., says co-founder Brice Timmons, is that, yes, it’s a local brewer, but it also sees itself as producing something just as important as a great brew.
The 28th annual Southern Heritage Classic is in the books with a close game at the Liberty Bowl Saturday and the kind of attendance that if sustained through our civic football season – Southern Heritage, Tigers home schedule and AutoZone Liberty Bowl – promises continued growth and changes in our development. Whether there is that growth or not, 47,407 came, tailgated and saw Tennessee State beat Jackson State 17-15.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Republican contender for Shelby County Sheriff Dale Lane is touting the support of every suburban mayor in the county, current Shelby County Mayor and former sheriff Mark Luttrell, and former county mayor Jim Rout.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Food & beverage entrepreneurs share bites of wisdom from their journey
If you’re in the process of starting a restaurant, or really any kind of food- or drink-related enterprise, and you find yourself in conversation with High Cotton Brewing Co. co-founder Brice Timmons about it, you might be tempted to ask him for some advice on how it’s done.
At some point, the question of what becomes of our city’s Confederate monuments will be resolved. Whenever that is, there are still some critical and arguably larger issues that should be addressed.
2010: Behind The Headlines premieres on WKNO TV.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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Ben McLean, co-owner of the Overton Square burger restaurant Belly Acres, has been thinking about expanding his Memphis-area restaurant interests for a few years now.
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Hours after Amazon.com announced its plans to open a second North American headquarters, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Memphis will be putting its name in the hat.
Sister Maureen Griner, the executive director of the Memphis chapter of the Dorothy Day House, says that every night in Memphis there are about 160 families who will be sleeping in a shelter or somewhere inhabitable.
One-time Tennessee legislator Larry Bates drew a prison sentence of 21 years and 10 months for a $20 million Ponzi scheme around the family business of selling gold and silver to investors.
The managing partner of Graceland Holdings LLC says the plan for a new $40 million to $50 million Whitehaven arena with 5,000 to 6,000 seats isn’t to compete with any venue in Memphis and Shelby County.
The Tennessee Capitol Commission blocked Gov. Bill Haslam’s request Friday, Sept. 1, to move the embattled Nathan Bedford Forrest bust out of the State Capitol to the Tennessee State Museum.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A judge on Friday dismissed a long-standing lawsuit over Tennessee's treatment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ending federal oversight of state programs.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee school system found to be in violation of a federal law on the provision of education to disabled children will pay $124,000 to settle the lawsuit filed by a parent.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants.
CHARLESTON, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee chemical plant where an explosion occurred was previously fined almost $10,000 for three workplace safety violations since opening last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers borrowed more heavily in July, increasing their debt primarily in a category that includes auto and student loans.
DETROIT (AP) – The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe.
NEW YORK (AP) – There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious.