Hopefully, this pandemic is coming to an end soon. Some medical professionals say it will end soon and others tell us it will be around for a long time.
For those who have been isolated from their grandchildren during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and feel the summer months are an opportune time to join the kids again for fun and adventure, Memphis attractions are reopening.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 13, 2020) – Memphis International Airport (MEM) is warning passengers about visiting unofficial airport websites that may contain inaccurate information about MEM and other airport services. The official MEM website is www.flymemphis.com.
The nine-county Memphis metro area lost more than 34,000 residents to people moving elsewhere between 2010 and 2019, according to recently released U. S. Census Bureau estimates.
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A coalition of six Democratic governors in the Northeast announced a plan Monday to form a council to plan a regional approach to reopening the economy. The six are Delaware Gov. John Carney (top row, from left), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, New Jersey Gov. Phil M…
If Americans continue to aggressively abide by stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines, summer vacations could be back on the table, the nation's leading infectious disease expert said Thursday.
(The Center Square) – More than 6.6 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week as more businesses were forced to lay off and furlough workers because of stay at home orders to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
(The Center Square) – Despite the rising death toll, the U.S. continues to see encouraging signs that stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements are working to slow the spread of COVID-19, federal health officials said Wednesday.
On April 2, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) ordered schools statewide to close through April 30. This made it the 50th and final state to issue a statewide school closure. Previously, Reynolds' office had recommended schools close from March 15 to April 13 but left the decision to close up to individual school districts.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 04, 2020) Seaman Jacob Pittman, from Memphis, Tenn., poses for an environmental portrait during a sea and anchor evolution aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), April 04, 2020. Iwo Jima is on a scheduled underway conducting training in the …
"It's easy for Americans to forget the food they eat doesn't just magically appear on a supermarket shelf. Someone had to produce it and somebody had to put it there."
(The Center Square) – U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday described the next week in the country's fight against COVID-19 as "our Pearl Harbor moment."
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a surge is coming in the spread of the novel coronavirus that has infected more than 160,000 Americans and killed more than 3,700, but urged everyone to follow federal guidelines so the country can end the pandemic.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump on Monday said the next 30 days will be vital in the country's fight against COVID-19 while also announcing the U.S. has tested more than a million Americans for the disease.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump on Sunday said the federal government is extending to April 30 its guidelines on social distancing and other measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 2,300 Americans.
(The Center Square) – Residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are under a travel advisory as the number of deaths in the United States from the novel coronavirus doubled to more than 2,000 over a 48 hour period.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate late Wednesday unanimously passed an historic, $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that would send billions of dollars directly to Americans and provide hundreds of billions more for businesses, health care systems and others impacted by the pandemic.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Tuesday, March 25, 2020 – The American Red Cross is prepared to offer emergency financial assistance to those whose homes had major damage or were destroyed by the recent tornadoes that hit in Middle Tennessee.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate has begun debate on a coronavirus stimulus measure after White House and Senate leaders struck a deal earlier Wednesday on a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.
As tens of millions of Americans remain on lockdown over fears of the spread of coronavirus, Congress remains locked in a partisan dispute over a relief plan that Democrats say they didn't have a hand in crafting.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump announced Sunday he was deploying the U.S. National Guard to send help to the states of New York, California and Washington in their fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus.
(The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate will vote Wednesday on a coronavirus relief package already approved in the House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
(The Center Square) – Referring to the fight against the novel coronavirus as a war, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) to help protect the country.
(The Center Square) – Saying that "in a sense" he is "a wartime president," President Donald Trump wants Congress to approve $500 billion in new spending to send money directly to American households reeling from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
With more than 6,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. and 112 deaths through Tuesday night, elected officials across the country are struggling to find the right approach to deal with the pandemic.
Scammers love to impersonate government officials. They routinely claim to be from the IRS, Medicare, and the Social Security Administration and others. Sometimes the names they use are names of real government agencies. But sometimes they’re just made up. Regardless of the name, the scammer…
The City Council did the right thing when it decided to allow voters to determine if police and fire personnel can live outside Shelby County as long as the location is not more than 50 miles from Memphis.
Most households locally and across the nation will receive “invitations,” as the Census Bureau puts it, between March 12 and March 20 to fill out the once-a-decade census questionnaire through the Internet or by telephone.
MLGW has begun a Shelby County-wide reorganization of customer meter reading routes and billing cycles. The purpose of the project is to allow MLGW to more effectively serve customers as meter reading routes are consolidated and streamlined.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is continuing its primary care enhancement efforts by forming a joint venture with Sanitas, a Keralty company, to open eight primary care medical centers, four of them in the Memphis area.
In 1958 Memphis University School Instructor in English Bill Hatchett crossed the Atlantic with a group of students, in what would be the first of many MUS study excursions to Europe. Memphis architect Metcalf Crump, MUS Class of 1960, had the good fortune of joining that inaugural eight-wee…
The 2020 Lenten Preaching Series at Calvary Episcopal Church downtown begins Feb. 27, the day after Ash Wednesday and continues through April 3, the Friday before Palm Sunday.
Hello, Memphis! It’s a new year and a new decade, and the future looks brighter than ever for our beloved Bluff City. As I look back at the most unforgettable moments of 2019, I’m also thinking about what we can look forward to in 2020. Let’s dig in.
“Let the Chips Fall Where They May” is an old saying that we sometimes use when we want to give up any power we may have over something. The philosophy is whatever is going to happen is going to happen. When we totally relinquish any control, we’ve lost any power we otherwise could have to m…
MEMPHIS, TENN., December 13, 2019 – Hyosung Heavy Industries Corporation, known as HICO America in the U.S., announced today they have entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (MEPPI) to acquire MEPPI’s transformer factory in Memphis, Tennessee. The transaction …
CDR Luke R. Johnson will become the new commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 at a change of command ceremony Friday, December 6 at Naval Air Station Oceana. Johnson will relieve CDR Eric C. Thompson whose next assignment is to the Navy’s Nuclear Power School.
Will the six new people who join the 13-member Memphis City Council on Jan. 1 be like all the other new council members in recent decades and fall under the false belief that it is commonplace for public bodies to reconsider items up to the point that the minutes of a meeting are approved?
What a great time to be the printing business here in the Mid-South! Since Kroger no longer allows free publications to be placed in their stores, we have been redoing our distribution network.
The nine-county Memphis area ranks sixth among the country’s large metro areas in loss of residents to movement elsewhere in the country, according to an analysis of census estimates by a financial news and opinion firm.
When the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center sought someone to lead a new initiative to further extend the work of the College of Medicine into the community, one name rose to the top -- Altha Stewart, M.D.
James E. “Jim” Moffatt, a decorated combat veteran, long-time Memphis newspaper advertising representative and former Shelby County constable, died Nov. 16. He was 79.
Cristobal moved back into the Gulf of Mexico Friday afternoon. It's headed north toward the Louisiana gulf coast. Here's the latest from the hurricane center.
JACKSON, Miss., June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EastGroup Properties, Inc. (NYSE:EGP) announced today that Marshall Loeb, President and CEO, will present at the Stifel 2020 Cross Sector Insight Conference on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The presentation will be broadcast live and is accessible at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/stifel19/egp.
Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian announced he is resigning from the company's board and wants to be replaced by a black candidate. Ohanian, who is married to tennis star Serena Wiliams, said it's the right thing to do for his family.
The Tennessee House of Representatives this week also approved legislation that establishes a process for a continuously disruptive student to be removed from their classroom, according to State Representative Rush Bricken.
(The Center Square) – Tennessee will be required to provide all eligible voters with absentee ballots for the 2020 primary and general election because of COVID-19 health concerns, a court ruled.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas is looking to double the size of is contact tracing team, a group that identifies people who may have come into contact with those infected with the coronavirus.
(The Center Square) – The Tennessee House State Committee has advanced legislation that would prohibit Gov. Bill Lee from approving refugee settlements without legislative approval.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Soundbites have become the norm in American politics. They allow politicians to be vague, so they can never be held accountable. Phrases like "Tough on China," "Cut the federal deficit," and "Support the troops" are way too common in our political landscape. These "positions" are so broad that politicians don't have to take any responsibility when their false promises fail. All this, while hard-working Americans continue to struggle with the nation's complex issues. They don't have the time to hold politicians accountable in D.C.
The leaders of America's most powerful businesses are facing pressure from their customers and employees to act on systemic racism. CNN's Abby Philip reports.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CJ Custom Clothiers (http://www.cjcustomclothiers.com/) recently announced it had been honored in the prestigious "Best of Memphis(TM)" Award series (BOM) created by the Memphis Flyer - an influential newsletter and online zine that carries news from the most successful business, arts and cultural centers representing the Memphis area. CJ Custom Clothiers is an African-American owned and operated bespoke men's clothing designer that has designed and outfitted some of the most noteworthy athletes and coaches in professional NBA/NFL sports, in addition to comedy stars and power executives from the business world.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Perception Health, a leading provider of data analytics and predictive intelligence for the healthcare market, announced today the addition of several executives to the management team.
In a post that has since gone viral, Tim Aveni quit his job as a Facebook engineer after CEO Mark Zuckerberg refused to take action on a post from President Trump. He spoke exclusively about his decision with CNN's Donie O'Sullivan.
Tropical Depression Cristobal remains inland over Mexico Wednesday evening. Forecast still brings the system into the ArkLaTex early next week. Here is the latest.
(The Center Square) – Legislation that would allow police to use surveillance cameras on Tennessee interstate highways was sent to the House Judiciary Committee after lawmakers raised privacy concerns during Thursday’s House session.
Ryan Williams, co-founder and CEO of fintech company Cadre, talks about the racism he has faced and what corporate America can do to fight racial injustice.
(The Center Square) – A Tennessee school voucher program will not be able to launch for the upcoming school year after the state Supreme Court on Thursday declined to take jurisdiction over hearing a lawsuit against the program.
The historic Hamblen County Courthouse helped to make history once more Wednesday evening as the Lakeway Church Coalition hosted a worship and prayer meeting on the courthouse grounds.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced the launch of its all new Firestone Destination LE3 tire, the latest addition to the company's best-selling line of tires for SUV, CUV and light truck applications. Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Firestone Destination LE3 delivers on-highway dependability and off-road durability.
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton wrote an op-ed for The New York Times that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark weighs in saying, "What Tom Cotton is proposing is way out of line with the situation."
(The Center Square) – A Tennessee House subcommittee will hold off on considering permitless carry legislation until after the state approves its most-pressing spending measures.
More than a quarter of the labor force -- 42.6 million people -- has now claimed benefits since the pandemic began ravaging the US labor market. CNN's Christine Romans reports.
(The Center Square) – A Tennessee House subcommittee Wednesday advanced a resolution to create a constitutional amendment that would enshrine right-to-work protections in the state constitution.
Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson said authorities have spoken with organizers of two protests scheduled in Harrison later this week and are prepared to protect their rights to peacefully assemble.
(The Center Square) – Tennessee House Republicans on Wednesday blocked a legislative amendment to establish no-excuse absentee voting for the 2020 elections, but the chamber did make it easier for those in assisted living facilities to vote early.
Ten networks owned by ViacomCBS played an eight minute and 46 second tribute to "honor George Floyd and pay tribute to other victims of racial violence."
On the heels of the recent murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis and citizens protesting the action, The Lakeway Church Coalition is having an evening of worship and prayer at 7 p.m. tonight at the Hamblen County Courthouse.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the inequality in the American economy. Black workers make up 17% of essential workers, and make less on average than white workers. CNN's Christine Romans breaks down the numbers that "quantify systemic racism in America."
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill., June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Guard Safety Corp, a leading manufacturer of Industrial Curtain & Specialty Barrier Products announced the release of Lead Wool Blanket Manufacturing with QQ-C-40 Wool. The business clients in Nuclear Power have expanded machinery with heavy duty presses and CNC quilting machine to accommodate the exact manufacturing for the Radiation Shielding Blankets and Curtains.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lirio, a behavior change AI company helping health systems and large employers move patients and employees towards better health outcomes, has added Justin Beaver, PhD, Suzanne Blazek, PhD, Raju Vatsuvai, PhD, and Clayton Webster, PhD to its Behavioral Reinforcement and Learning Lab (BReLL).