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VOL. 129 | NO. 105 | Friday, May 30, 2014

School Board Unveils Digital Devices

Shelby County Schools board members got a look this week at the new digital devices students in 16 schools will get when the new academic year begins in August.

Untapped Potential Realized

It’s closing time for Brewery Untapped, the wildly successful event in the abandoned Tennessee Brewery building that has taken place since mid-April.

Shinseki Resignation Not Enough, Says Alexander

Word of the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Friday, May 30, came as U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee campaigned with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Germantown.

FedEx Seeks Office Space as Needs Shift

FedEx Corp. is currently looking for 25,000 square feet of office space in the Memphis market, according to several real estate brokers.

Plough Foundation Makes Challenge Grant on Rape Kit Backlog

The Plough Foundation has made a $750,000 challenge grant toward the estimated $6 million in funding the city of Memphis says it needs to clear the city backlog of more than 12,000 untested rape kits.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
60°F
Cloudy
Wind: 15 mph
Humidity: 83%

EVENTS

The Circuit Playhouse will present the dark comedy “The Lyons” Friday, May 30, through June 22, at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

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Christie Slated to Visit Germantown Friday

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Shelby County Friday, May 30, to raise money for Republican governors in the 2014 midterm elections and attend the opening of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s local campaign office.

SPORTS

Cannon Works for Golf Tournament's Success

The putter and a few white golf balls sit next to a wall in Phil Cannon’s office at TPC Southwind. It seems logical, the long-time director of the FedEx St. Jude Classic having golf equipment within easy reach.

Joerger Claims ‘Shared Vision’ With Pera

Dave Joerger said he and Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera had a “shared vision” for what the franchise can accomplish going forward and that in their recent “heart-to-heart” conversation they never discussed whether Pera was close to firing Joerger early into his first season as the team’s head coach.

Lots of Questions Remain Unanswered in Grizz Nation

We’re now going on two weeks since this whole WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE GRIZZLIES? saga started.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Get Real

NASHVILLE, THE CAPITAL OF Q. WHO KNEW? Last week – in a move I equate with Russian forces massing along our eastern border – Travel + Leisure ranked Nashville as America’s #1 city for barbecue.

Dressing for Career Success

You’ve been applying online for months, and finally something has clicked. You have an interview in a few days for the perfect job at the best company in town.

STATEWIDE

Dover Agrees to Sell Nashville Superspeedway

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Dover Motorsports has agreed to sell the Nashville Superspeedway to NeXovation, Inc., in a deal worth nearly $46 million.

Judge: East Tennessee City Can Change Name to Rocky Top

NASHVILLE (AP) – A federal judge has given a former coal mining town in East Tennessee the go-ahead to change its name to Rocky Top – a move that developers have said is needed to entice them to build a massive tourist complex in the town of 1,800 people.

REGIONAL

Hiring to Push Mississippi Nissan Employment Over 6,000

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A Nissan Motor Co. contractor has begun seeking applicants for 500 workers as part of the automaker's buildup to begin producing a new model in Mississippi.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Economy Set for Rebound After First Quarter Contraction

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy took a beating from an especially harsh winter during the January-March quarter, skidding into reverse for the first time in three years. But spring has arrived and along with it, signs that the chill was just a temporary setback in the long road to recovery.

Southwest Fined $200,000 for Deceptive TV Ads

DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines is being fined $200,000 for advertising a fare sale too good to be true.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple's Beats Buy is Two-Sided for Music Streaming

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the streaming music industry: It's hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 368 16,413
MORTGAGES 66 422 21,432
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 76 4,266
BUILDING PERMITS 176 877 39,378
BANKRUPTCIES 60 294 15,542
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 98 5,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 69 423 23,573
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 95 5,035

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