VOL. 133 | NO. 102 | Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Outgoing Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham said Monday, May 21, he will rely on the county attorney’s office for any changes in how sheriff’s deputies and jailers deal with immigrants when a new state law takes effect in 2019.
Since three of the four major Republican contenders for Tennessee governor said at a Memphis forum in April that they oppose universal prekindergarten, the forces behind such a plan for Shelby County have been talking with them about their position.
Friendship and service to the community and each other were celebrated Saturday, May 19, as the River City (TN) Chapter of The Links Inc. marked its 25th anniversary with a special event at the National Civil Rights Museum.
Memphis City Council members move closer to setting a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 with a set of impasse recommendations involving 13 groups of city employees.
The Memphis City Council should be back up to full strength by the time Tuesday becomes Wednesday. Filling the Super District 9 seat left vacant by the resignation earlier this month of Philip Spinosa to join the leadership of the Greater Memphis Chamber is on the council’s agenda Tuesday afternoon – the last item on the agenda. But the council usually skips around.
While there may be something rotten in Denmark, as Shakespeare wrote in “Hamlet,” it sure isn’t in the bicycling realm. And as Memphis embarks on its new Explore Bike Share initiative, a look at the Scandinavian country of 5.7 million people certainly offers a positive tale of cycling safety.
I lived a good portion of my childhood in Odense, Denmark, where I learned to ride a bicycle – that story is quite harrowing, one to be told another time – and also marveled at the incredible number of cyclists around the city. A trip downtown usually meant streets filled with hundreds of folks on bicycles.
In the hotel-casino universe they’d call this a “soft opening” – hold the bells and whistles, but concentrate on the building blocks that will make up the ultimate experience. So it was on a recent Saturday night as USL Memphis sporting director Andrew Bell excitedly paced around Christian Brothers High School’s stadium waiting to watch some soccer rather than just talk about it.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
7501 Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654 and 7685 Hacks Cross Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654: Faropoint Ventures continues to remain active in the Greater Memphis Area with the sale of two Olive Branch retail centers for a combined $9.24 million.
EMPHASIS Health Care
The Cancer Genome Atlas, a comprehensive map of the key genomic changes in 33 types of cancer, wrapped up a decade-long, $300 million national science project in April, with Dr. D. Neil Hayes, scientific director of the University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research, playing one of only a handful of leadership roles.
Recently, more than 200 hundred international parish nurses came to Memphis for the Westberg Symposium and three days of workshops, collaboration and training. Also here was Rev. Dr. Helen Wadsworth, international faith community nurse specialist based in the United Kingdom and overseeing Church Health’s faith community nursing outreach program.
With an expected nursing shortage of more than 1 million registered nurses by 2022, local colleges like the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and LeMoyne-Owen College are partnering to help students along the career pathway.
It is always the right time for a campaign if your organization has done its planning, built its capacity, has volunteer leadership in place, and understands the philanthropic landscape. That is a lot of work. No organization can do it all at once and simultaneously continue operations.
Dan Price, founder and CEO, Gravity Payments, in conversation with Dev Patnaik, CEO, Jump Associates
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday he will allow legislation billed as a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature, saying it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Pics or it didn't happen? Good luck with that on the public records trail.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Not all government public records policies are helping to make records more accessible to residents – especially for those who can't easily prove state residency – a new audit from the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has found.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has been hired for the same role with Major League Soccer's expansion franchise in Nashville.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Casinos on Mississippi's Gulf Coast are setting revenue records before tourists arrive for the summer.
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi university is transferring a former satellite campus to a community college.
NEW YORK (AP) – General Electric will tie its train engine division to the railroad equipment maker Wabtec in deal worth about $11 billion as GE CEO John Flannery continues to break off parts of the conglomerate.
NEW YORK (AP) – Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday's announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said the special counsel indicated the investigation into the president could be concluded by September.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.