Blackburn Congratulates Memphis Following Announcement Of $12 Million DOT BUILD Grant Award

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Senator Marsha Blackburn on Wednesday congratulated Memphis following the news that the city has been awarded a $12 million grant from the Department of Transportation through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program.

“Today, the Department of Transportation announced that the city of Memphis has been awarded a $12 million BUILD grant to be used toward the design and construction of a Bus Rapid Transit line from downtown Memphis to the University of Memphis," said Senator Blackburn.

"Congratulations to Mayor Strickland and his team on a job well done. Between this new transit system and the Union Row Opportunity Zone redevelopment project, Memphis has several impressive infrastructure projects coming its way."


Ursula Carter Joins Grant Konvalinka And Harrison

Rissie Woodward Named Hamilton County 4-H June Dairy Month Chairman

MESH Expands Team And Presence Throughout The South


Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C. announces Ursula Carter has been hired as firm administrator. "Ursula joins the practice with over 15 years of experience in operations, finance and office ... (click for more)

Rissie Woodward has been named the 2020 June Dairy Month chairman for Hamilton County. Co-sponsored by The Dairy Alliance, 4-H and the Tennessee Farm Bureau, June Dairy Month activities ... (click for more)

MESH, an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency with over 17 years in the business, on Monday announces it is expanding its presence to three new locations in the South, with ... (click for more)



Business

Ursula Carter Joins Grant Konvalinka And Harrison

Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C. announces Ursula Carter has been hired as firm administrator. "Ursula joins the practice with over 15 years of experience in operations, finance and office management," officials said. Ms. Carter will be responsible for the firm’s daily operations by providing administrative and human resources support for the firm and its support staff. ... (click for more)

Rissie Woodward Named Hamilton County 4-H June Dairy Month Chairman

Rissie Woodward has been named the 2020 June Dairy Month chairman for Hamilton County. Co-sponsored by The Dairy Alliance, 4-H and the Tennessee Farm Bureau, June Dairy Month activities are designed to communicate the value of milk and other dairy products to Tennessee consumers. "Chairpersons play a vital role in spreading dairy’s message in their communities," officials ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Aquarium Announces Phased Reopening Plans

After standing empty for more than three months, the Tennessee Aquarium’s galleries will soon echo with the laughter and excited chatter of guests once again. The aquarium will begin a phased reopening to the public with exclusive opportunities for members beginning June 12-14. The Aquarium will then close for a few days to ensure new processes and safety protocols are operating ... (click for more)

County Courthouse Employees Go Home At Mid-Day Before Protestors Arrive; Hamilton Place Closes Early

Employees at the Hamilton County Courthouse on Monday shut down at mid-day ahead of another wave of expected protestors. Trustee Bill Hullander said the action was taken after there was word that a protest would be held at 1:30 p.m. on the Courthouse grounds. He said, "We did not want to take a chance on something happening to one of our employees as they left to go home." ... (click for more)

Opinion

When Violence In America Was Affirmed And Praised: Understanding And Solving Racial Injustices

One man’s violent anti-government protests is another man’s just war. First, let me say I do not condone the rioting and violence that is occurring across our nation, following the murder of George Floyd at the knees of white police officer Derek Chauvin. As someone who values that Jesus taught us to “turn the other cheek” I believe there are other ways we must respond, even ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Dear Friend, Pat Dye

Pat Dye had it all figured out and said it was up to me to arrange it. “Pat, I ain’t getting involved inthis,” I laughed but Dye was intense. “You and Johnny are close friends and he’ll listen to you … I know what I am talking about! All Johnny’s got to do is go with (Andy) Kelly at quarterback … The Alabama coaches are scared to death of Kelly …” I countered, “Pat, that’s absurd. ... (click for more)