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I-55 pre-treated, but no pre-treatment for DeSoto County roads

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Salt and sand trucks stood at the ready throughout DeSoto County Monday afternoon, but the county’s road department has no plans to pre-treat roads ahead of Monday night’s forecast snowfall. Interstate 55 and other state-controlled highways, however, have been pre-treated. A spokesman for the Mississippi Department Transportation confirmed as much to […]

CLOSED: Schools, businesses close ahead of second winter storm

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Another round of winter weather is scheduled to arrive in the Mid-South on Monday night and last into Tuesday. CLOSINGS A handful of school districts have already announced they will be closed Tuesday, including Shelby and DeSoto County school districts, as well as University of Memphis. Our full list of school and […]

Memphis nears launch of $175M revamp of Cook Convention Center

  Ryan Poe, USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseePublished 10:58 a.m. CT Dec. 29, 2017 | Updated 11:09 a.m. CT Dec. 29, 2017 Memphis will next year launch a long-anticipated, $175 million expansion and renovation of the Cook Convention Center in Downtown, Mayor Jim Strickland said Friday. The city will choose a construction team in upcoming […]

Super Bowl LII: How Much Does an Commercial Cost?

By CHARLOTTE CARROLL January 11, 2018 While you’re probably tuning into the Super Bowl for the game itself, a lot of people watch the game for its commercials. More than 100 million Americans tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year. The broadcast presents marketers with a golden opportunity to reach a huge amount of […]

Letterman and Obama reunite for the debut of the late-night king’s new Netflix show

Lorraine AliContact ReporterTelevision Critic After a three-year absence, a decidedly more casual version of America’s longest reigning late-night host greeted an ecstatic studio audience with characteristic understatement: “I’m Dave Letterman. I had a show for a while, then I got fired.” Now he has another show, called “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David […]

Trump to have medical exam amid questions about mental fitness

USA TODAY President Trump will get his first physical Friday since taking office, a normally routine event that this time comes as questions have been raised about his mental fitness. Critics questioned Trump’s psyche this month following a tweet in which he said he has a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The publication of Michael Wolff’s Fire and […]

Trump: ‘Why Do We Want … People From Shithole Countries?’

Trump says US should seek immigrants from Norway, not Africa By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff Posted Jan 11, 2018 6:56 PM CST (NEWSER) – “What do we want Haitians here for?” the Los Angeles Times quotes President Trump as saying during a meeting Thursday, as per two sources briefed on the meeting. “Why do we want all these people […]

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam’s Clubs

By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing 10 percent of its Sam’s Club warehouse stores – a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs – on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting […]