VOL. 133 | NO. 38 | Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Beale Street Music Festival's 2018 lineup is out, and it features a mix of BSMF first-timers and familiar faces for longtime attendees of the three-day music fest in Tom Lee Park.
Memphis City Council members doubled down Tuesday, Feb. 20, on calling for a cover-up of six murals near Lamar Avenue. And the council’s attorney said ranked-choice or instant-runoff voting isn’t needed in Memphis.
For several weeks Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen and Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson have been talking about what happens to two failing Memphis schools – American Way Middle School and Hawkins Mill Elementary.
The day before the U.S. Senate voted in December to pass a massive federal tax overhaul, FedEx founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith called up U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and urged him to “pass that bill.”
About a month after saying he hoped to keep his Overton Square barbecue restaurant open even though the business had filed for bankruptcy, Stanley Bar-B-Que co-owner David Walker said the eatery has shut its doors for good.
Sometimes when you look at the Election Commission filings in an election season and no one has so much as pulled a petition let alone filed one, your thoughts tend to be along the lines of what is there to focus on beyond the day-to-day activity. And then you get a press release by email that really makes you remember the volatility of this whole business of running for elected office.
Teens to lead bike ride through South Memphis
Montavious Dean, a 16-year-old from Hamilton High School, and Sequoia Campbell, an 18-year-old from Grad Academy, are among 10 South Memphis teenagers who’ve been volunteering their time for a singular mission.
There could be a fourth special judicial election on the August ballot with word Monday, Feb. 19, that General Sessions Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter will retire effective March 1.
Retiring Shelby County Sheriff’s Department deputies would get their service revolvers from the county instead of a watch under a resolution approved Monday, Feb. 19, by the Shelby County Commission.
Balance. It’s a tricky word, a word not really rooted in a stable foundation when used to describe what working women with families are trying to do.
The owner of a business that has contracts with city and county governments to clean up blighted properties has been indicted on aggravated littering charges.
Steve Weaver has been appointed senior vice president, senior loan officer, at Paragon Bank. He brings with him more than 27 years’ experience in the banking industry, most recently at Simmons Bank, where he served as Southwest Tennessee market president and spearheaded the institution’s entry into the Memphis market in 2013.
College is expensive. Private college is even more. My undergraduate school is now charging approximately $50,000 per year, just for tuition. Assuming you’re paying out of pocket, that’s $200,000 for a four-year degree, not including room and board.
A routine misstep in marketing campaigns is to neglect your customers and what they need, want and value.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Ethics Committee is confirming that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th term in the House and has previously announced he won't seek re-election.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee panel has voted against letting Middle Tennessee State University strip the name of a Confederate general from one of its buildings.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials say a furniture manufacturer plans a $31 million expansion that will create about 200 jobs.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Andy Cannizaro has resigned as Mississippi State's baseball coach, effective immediately.
The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.
NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon.
Qualcomm is raising its takeover bid for NXP Semiconductors by nearly 16 percent to about $43.22 billion, citing in part NXP's strong results since the companies first announced their merger in October 2016.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – MGM Resorts International on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.4 billion.
NEW YORK (AP) – It's just what the GOP said we'd hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break.