VOL. 133 | NO. 155 | Tuesday, August 7, 2018
New renderings were released Tuesday of an Overton Square hotel tall enough – at seven stories – for rooftop bar patrons to see much of Midtown, including Overton Park six blocks to the north.
Outgoing Shelby County Register Tom Leatherwood is the Republican nominee for the state House seat held by the late Ron Lollar.
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has vacated a $28 million judgment against the owners of a Memphis nursing home where a patient died after poor care, and a new hearing will determine the amount of punitive damages in the case.
The Civic Center Plaza building that is currently Memphis Police Department headquarters is out of the running to be the site of a second convention center hotel.
New school year sees historic changes shift to putting down roots
Five school years into the historic merger and demerger of public education in Shelby County, the start of the sixth school year classes this month shows the change is establishing very real roots.
Memphis College of Art has either sold or accepted offers on all 12 of the properties it owns just south of Poplar Avenue and Overton Park where the school is headquartered.
Memphis Police are staying put in their recent move to 170 North Main from the CJC. There has been some question about the former state office building the city bought possibly becoming the site of a second convention center hotel. And that’s where this gets complex.
THE PRESS BOX
It has only been a few months since Alabama’s Nick Saban pulled quarterback Jalen Hurts and inserted freshman Tua Tagovailoa for the second half of the national championship game. We all know how well that worked out for two of the three.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
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The $412 million advanced research center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital took another step forward Thursday, July 26, when a new building permit application was filed for $330 million.
Should you stop your fundraising when your organization has a leadership change? Slow it down? When do you put on the brakes?
If you’re like me, you regularly receive emails from people or companies you don’t know, peddling products or services you have no interest in. Sorting through them can be time-consuming and annoying. If they don’t comply with requirements for sending commercial messages, they’re illegal.
PARKERS CROSSROADS, Tenn. (AP) — A new Tennessee state veterans cemetery is being dedicated this week.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Authorities say a prominent Tennessee filmmaker fell off a boat and drowned.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Medicaid spending fell by $22 million in the fiscal year that ended in June.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says insurers are "going wild" about his new health care options and "millions and millions" of people will be signing up.
NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, a discount service for movie tickets at theaters, is walking back a planned 50 percent price increase following a subscriber backlash. But it will soon impose a cap of three movies per month, instead of one every day.
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi will step down as the top executive at the world's second-largest food and beverage company.
NEW YORK (AP) — The next version of Google's Android system will be called Pie.
MILAN (AP) — A tanker truck carrying a highly flammable gas exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna. At least two people were killed, up to 70 injured and part of the raised expressway collapsed in the fireball.