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VOL. 129 | NO. 93 | Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Volvo Group’s Byhalia Facility to Employ 250

The Volvo Group will build a massive new distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., that should employ around 250 people.

Dancing on Broad

Eight-week event brings party to Broad’s new water tower pavilion

A person doesn’t have to look far to get a feel for the distinctiveness and the uniquely artistic hue that colors Memphis’ Broad Avenue neighborhood.

Commission Approves Compromise $52.1 Million in Schools Capital Funding

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, May 12, an immediate infusion of $52.1 million in capital funding for Shelby County Schools and the six suburban school systems.

Both Parties Launch General Election Efforts

On a Saturday afternoon with a crowded calendar of political events, state Rep. G.A. Hardaway invited the winners and losers from the May Democratic county primaries and local Democrats who are on the August ballot to stand together at an airport-area meeting room of about 100 people.

Parenting Pilot Project Aims To Break Cycle

The statistics from the original Adverse Childhood Experiences Study are overwhelming, even sobering.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
51°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 86%

EVENTS

Methodist North Hospital will hold a stroke support group meeting for survivors and caregivers Tuesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in day room one at HealthSouth Rehabilitation, 4100 Austin Peay Highway. The topic is “Meditation for the Stroke Survivor.” Visit methodisthealth.org.

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Jones, Reaves Look to Commission Terms

For David Reaves and Eddie Jones, the 2014 election year is over.

Bioworks Foundation Wins $200,000 EPA Grant

Memphis Bioworks is one of 18 grantees for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program.

Martavius Jones Weighs Primary Vote Challenge

As Memphis Democrats gathered for various campaign efforts last weekend, County Commission candidate Martavius Jones received a lot of condolences on his loss in the Democratic primary for commission District 10, and rival candidate Reginald Milton got a lot of congratulations.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Life Church Buys Victory Campus for $4.4 Million

255 N. Highland St., Memphis, TN 38111, Sale Amount: $4.4 million -
The Life Church of Memphis has paid $4.4 million for the former Victory University campus at 255 N. Highland St.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Black Men Make Giving Easy and Meaningful

Part two of a two-part series. African-American men are pooling their money to create positive community change. The Ujima Legacy Fund brings together men who invest $1,100 and collectively increase their impact. Founder Reginald Gordon shares a few details so you can create a fund in your community. We pick up our interview with Gordon with a discussion about grantmaking.

Lessons for Memphis Abound in Atlanta’s Beltline

The Atlanta Beltline is an infrastructure framework around the urban core of Atlanta – a 22-mile loop of mostly abandoned railroads that is being transformed into a transit greenway.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Some Expect Costly, Divisive Justice Campaign

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee could be facing the costliest state Supreme Court election in its history now that conservatives have targeted three sitting justices on the state's highest court.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Organizations Aim to Train Immigrant Entrepreneurs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – After immigrating to Oregon from the Mexican state of Oaxaca more than two decades ago, Paula Asuncion worked on farms and in minimum wage jobs at fast-food restaurants – a widow struggling to feed six children, sharing cramped apartments with other families.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

US on Track for Narrowest Budget Gap Since 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple CEO Dares to be Different From Steve Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – "Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.

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