VOL. 133 | NO. 15 | Friday, January 19, 2018
The private nonprofit group that had the city’s two most visible Confederate monuments removed from city parks in December says it has had numerous offers to take the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis as well as a bust of Confederate Captain Harvey Mathes in the same park where the Davis statue stood.
Memphis is out of the running for Amazon’s massive second headquarters. The Seattle-based ecommerce giant released a list of 20 finalists Thursday, Jan. 18, out of the 238 proposals submitted by cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Plans for a southeast Memphis textiles distribution facility and a Medical District apartment development made of shipping containers both took steps forward Wednesday, Jan. 17, with approvals from local boards.
Strickland: Memphis about to meet goal of net gain in police
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland defines the state of the city halfway through his four-year term of office as “strong and getting stronger every day.”
A split verdict on Snow Day 4. Some school systems and colleges and universities are out again Friday, others are not and still others are opening later in the day. Shelby County Schools, which is out, says it has 13 extra days built into its schedule for just such an event or events – that is 13 days extra beyond the 180 days the state requires as the bare minimum for a school year.
A Virginia-based brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., has kicked off its 10th anniversary year with a launch of its product in Memphis and a series of events around the city this week.
The Overton Square restaurant Stanley Bar-B-Que that was formerly known as Schweinehaus has filed for bankruptcy, though chef and co-owner David Walker says it isn’t going anywhere for now.
Baseball is built for sweet stories of nostalgia and the innocence of youth. When Mickey Callaway was a kid he would spend lazy summer afternoons visiting Wrigley Field, courtesy of superstation WGN.
Mike Mularkey is loyal to his coaches and his coaching philosophies, though probably to a fault, as it appears that was a huge part of why he was fired as the Tennessee Titans head coach on Monday morning.
It was early December, 2012, and Butch Jones stood in front of a podium after being named Tennessee’s 24th football coach.
THE PRESS BOX
Right after Christmas I sat down with Tubby Smith in his office for a lengthy Q & A, which you can still find here (http://bit.ly/2DLJbCk). At one point in our conversation I asked Tubby about “coaching guys up,” if that was maybe the part of the job he enjoyed most.
THE TIPPING POINT
For most of us, our first big financial move as young adults might have been an apartment security deposit, say, or the down payment on a used car. When Jim Meeks was 17 years old, fresh out of high school in Paducah, Kentucky, he said to himself, “I want to buy some life insurance.”
THIS ISN’T A GAME, KIDS AREN’T CHIPS. As I write this, 9 million low-income kids in America are at risk of losing their insurance, primarily because they aren’t the kids of Congress.
Ray’s Take: Life insurance is an important part of most overall financial plans. Replacing the capital value of the significant providers is critical should they not be able to provide. Owning the right insurance for the right price at the right time in your life is a crucial element to your financial well-being.
A study conducted for the BBB by Steve Baker, a retired FTC regional director, found that it’s only a question of when, not if, a person will be targeted in a tech support scam.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a committee to develop a statewide plan for future water availability in Tennessee.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) – Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day.
DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.
NEW YORK (AP) – HuffPost is shutting down its contributor platform, which has allowed more than 100,000 people to post opinions on its site since it was introduced in 2005.