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VOL. 129 | NO. 167 | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Southwest, Frontier Add Memphis Flights

Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines are increasing service at Memphis International Airport, providing more service for local flyers and boosting the facility’s transition away from a high-priced hub airport.

Finding Life Influencers

Football coaches depend on leaders from within programs

Coaches such as Alabama’s Nick Saban get paid millions to lead and win championships, so it’s only natural that Saban would say something like this:

Lakeland Wine Referendum Hits Snag

Voters in Lakeland won’t be voting on allowing wine in grocery stores on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Changing Landscape

‘High-end’ grocery chain eyes Memphis market

A “high-end” grocery store chain not currently serving the Memphis market has leased the shuttered former Kroger store at 9050 U.S. 64 in Lakeland and should open in the spring, according to a Lakeland official.

Crosby to Keynote Daily News HR Seminar

Companies with employees who are enthusiastic about going the extra mile, who race to the office each day enthusiastic about their tasks, and where the vibe is a tight-knit one akin to a family don’t get that way by accident.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
63°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 16 mph
Humidity: 84%

EVENTS

Orion Federal Credit Union will hold a grand opening celebration for its newest branch Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at 4805 American Way. Visit orionfcu.com.

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Hopson Restructures School System Management

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson has eliminated the school system’s set of four regional superintendents and replaced them with three associate superintendents in what he said is a change to move the school system’s central office closer to the daily operation of schools.

Cohen: Ferguson Police Could Have ‘Shot to Wound’

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said police in Ferguson, Mo., could have shot to wound instead of shot to kill Michael Brown in the fatal incident there this month that has prompted national and international reaction to a number of race-related issues beyond the shooting.

Wine Referendum Makes Memphis Ballot

Voters in unincorporated Shelby County will not be voting on wine in grocery stores on the Nov. 4 ballot.

GM to Move Cadillac SRX Production to Tennessee

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) – General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Election Commission Certifies August Vote

The Shelby County Election Commission certified the August election results Monday, Aug. 25, at the beginning of a week that includes an early oath of office for those elected to county offices on the ballot.

New Office Building Park in Works

A Memphis contractor is planning a new office building park in the city, according to a news report.

Rape Kit Backlog Prompts Court Fight on Two Fronts

The court fight over the city’s backlog of untested rape kits has two legal fronts with the filing this week of a Circuit Court lawsuit by Meaghan Ybos, Madison Graves and Rachel Johnson, the three rape survivors who filed suit earlier this year in U.S. District Court against Memphis and Shelby County over the backlog.

NEWSMAKERS

Fuchs Joins Vaco Logistics as Recruiter

Eddie Fuchs has joined Vaco Memphis as an executive recruiter for Vaco Logistics, where he’ll consult with distribution, transportation and manufacturing companies to help identify candidates for leadership and specialized skill positions. Fuchs, who previously worked in the business development department of Intermodal Cartage Co., was recently named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s 2014 Young Memphians list.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Ice Bucket Challenge Spotlights Viral Video Power

Perhaps one of the greatest viral phenomena – the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – has dominated social media channels for the past month, raising an impressive $70 million to date, compared to $2.5 million typically raised by the nonprofit during the same time period.

Meet Hong Kong

I just realized that while I have now lived in Hong Kong for nearly a month I have failed to properly introduce you. Allow me to give you the tour.

STATEWIDE

Vacuum Maker TTI Announces Tennessee Expansion

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – TTI Floor Care North America, the maker of Hoover, Dirt Devil and Oreck vacuum cleaners, is expanding its Tennessee plant and plans to double its work force at the facility over the next five years.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Lawmaker Calls Haslam ‘Traitor’ to GOP

NASHVILLE (AP) – A Republican state lawmaker on Tuesday called Gov. Bill Haslam a "traitor to the party" over what he called efforts by a political action committee run by supporters to defeat opponents of Common Core education standards.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Credit Card Late Payments Down in Second Quarter

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Americans are doing a better job of making timely credit card payments, even as many lenders increasingly extend credit to more people with less-than-stellar credit.

AP Survey: Fed's Outlook Correct but Not Solution

WASHINGTON (AP) – Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.

Medtronic Buys Brain Stimulation Company for $200 Million

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic spent about $200 million in cash to buy a privately held company that develops deep brain stimulation technologies.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Price Gains Slow in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June – a cooldown that could continue for several more months.

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MORTGAGES 66 422 21,432
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 76 4,266
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