VOL. 133 | NO. 133 | Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Plans for a five-story, 120-room hotel on the northeast corner of Fourth and Beale Street go to the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. Tuesday, July 10, seeking a 15-year tax break for the $16 million project.
Republican contender for Tennessee governor U.S. Rep. Diane Black drew the endorsement of the American Conservative Union as she spoke at the national group’s Memphis forum Monday, July 2, on jobs and the economy.
Rendezvous founder being inducted into Barbecue Hall of Fame
Rendezvous founder Charlie Vergos is among three new members being inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame. The American Royal Association announced the 2018 class of inductees in May. The induction ceremony will take place on Sept. 13, during the American Royal World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri.
Shelby County Democrats plan to bring out Democratic voters on the July 13 opening of the early-voting period at two polling sites – one each in Whitehaven and Germantown.
Memphis-area students from The Orpheum get taste of Broadway
Riley Young and Amelia Beckham knew they were going to New York City and Broadway. After all, they were the lead actor and actress winners from the Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards.
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Tennessee’s political officials are lauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision enabling states to effectively collect sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers.
Becca Hand, Paradigm Marketing & Creative’s new creative director and associate, began working for the company five years ago, starting out as a graphic designer before being promoted to art director. Now, as she works her way toward a partnership at Paradigm, Hand is looking forward to contributing to the company vision in her new role.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday week! I know I’m looking forward to spending time with friends, grilling out and watching fireworks to celebrate this Independence Day. This holiday is also a great time to reflect on your career.
Market research hub eMarketer estimates e-commerce sales will represent 10 percent of total retail sales in the U.S. this year. That equates to a whopping $526 billion.
Eighty percent of the island’s hotels still closed. That’s all I could think about as our cruise ship pulled away from Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas finance officials say the state ended the fiscal year with a nearly $42 million surplus.
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man whose badly decomposed body was found Friday in a lake in northwest Mississippi drowned by accident.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Marine veteran is running from Alabama to his hometown in Indiana to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide among veterans.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi head football coach Billy Kinard has died at the age of 84.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man charged with slaying five people at a Maryland newspaper sent three letters on the day of the attack, police said, including one that said he was on his way to the Capital Gazette newsroom with the aim "of killing every person present."
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to rescind Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a person's race into account to encourage diversity in admissions, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday following a swift sell-off in the final minutes of a shortened trading session ahead of the Independence Day holiday.
A fraternity hoping to rent a restaurant pavilion for a social event says in a lawsuit that the Alabama business refused because most of its members are black.
NEW YORK (AP) — A bad review can seriously hinder a small business' reputation, but dealing with negative social media and online posts is now essential.
BOSTON (AP) — When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby's face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist and her colleagues did some soul-searching — and then turned down the money.