VOL. 132 | NO. 190 | Monday, September 25, 2017
Are you ready to ride into the coming week, Memphis? There are some big two-wheel events and races to take in along with performances, fine dining, even a vintage antique market at Agricenter International. Check out more you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
With the Arlington vote count in and awaiting certification from the Shelby County Election Commission, it would seem a light election year in Shelby County is over.
THE PRESS BOX
Chandler Parsons’ knees. There are two well-documented concerns.
After three years off the rails, the first significant indications that the trolleys are about to return. It was just a two-block ride that includes the Memphis Area Transit Authority trolley barn on North Main and one very new trolley. But it is a start through what is a very technical and bureaucratic process involving lots of safety vests, clipboards and video cameras.
New trolleys the Memphis Area Transit Authority hopes to have back on the Main Street tracks by the end of this year may sneak up on Main Street Mall pedestrians.
The Children’s Foundation of Memphis is donating $2 million to endow a chair of excellence at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and establish the first cerebral palsy research center in the southeastern United States.
The CEO of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company told attendees of a financial conference in New York City in recent days that the banking industry could benefit from more consolidation.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
1801 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 38138 -
The Germantown Performing Arts Center has announced plans to develop a new 1.5-acre open-air performance center that will be located due north of its current location at 1801 Exeter Road.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
LITE Memphis growing minority entrepreneurs from the ground up
He asked to only be a small part of this story. But when you come up with an idea so good, so powerful, that it’s named as one of the top 20 ideas in the Forbes Change the World Competition, you are the story’s foundation.
When he was mayor, Willie Herenton had a saying that was his answer to speculation about whether he had crossed a legal line. Like the time when he bought an option on land fronting Union Avenue near AutoZone Park that was being considered as a possible site for a new convention center or hotel.
1933: George Barnes, better known as “Machine Gun Kelly,” and three other people were arrested at a house on East Rayner Street for the kidnapping of oil millionaire Charles Urschel. Barnes was the first nationally known fugitive to be captured by the FBI. On the run from the FBI, Barnes returned to Memphis, the city where he had grown up and attended Central High School.
LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR
Elvis Presley Enterprises has announced it will significantly alter the plans for its new entertainment venue in Whitehaven after the Memphis Grizzlies raised concerns surrounding a noncompete agreement with the city involving FedExForum.
For most of the ongoing discussion about a reconfiguration of the Fairgrounds, the Liberty Bowl has been a part of the background. Much of the attention has been on what to do with the Mid-South Coliseum and what new uses or buildings will do to existing parking.
The effects of another companywide restructuring at newspaper publisher Gannett Co. Inc. – which owns USA Today as well as The Commercial Appeal – have touched the newsroom in Memphis, following an even deeper round of local cuts earlier this year.
By this time next year, Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc. will have a prominent new headquarters space Downtown,
Loeb Properties wants to build on the revival of Overton Square by adding a $24 million, 100-room hotel in the district.
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) – A DeSoto County school bus driver is being credited with saving a man's life.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) – General Motors is laying off the third shift at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, SUV factory as it deals with a slowing U.S. auto market.
NEW YORK (AP) – Would you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience?
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep.
NEW YORK (AP) – Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that Facebook is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let him keep tight reins on the social media company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy.
The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.