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VOL. 131 | NO. 150 | Thursday, July 28, 2016

Demonstrations Raise Interest in Pending Bike Share Program

A demonstration bike share station set outside of High Cotton Brewery signaled what Memphis could expect early next year when 60 bike share stations are up and running.

Revenue Up, Profit Down At Gannett

Shares of The Commercial Appeal’s parent company are down some 12 percent this year, compared to a more than 6 percent year-to-date gain in the S&P 500 index, and the company’s second quarter earnings released Wednesday, July 27, help partly explain why.

Shelby County Schools Budgets – Past and Present – Amended

The final numbers are in for Shelby County Schools and the quest for funding of the county’s largest public school system.

Pinnacle Financial to Anchor Boyle’s Building

Pinnacle Financial Partners will be an anchor tenant in Boyle Investment Co.’s long-awaited office building in Ridgeway Center.

Red State, Blue Mayors

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, a Democrat in Tennessee’s sea of red, finds herself adapting to the control Republicans hold over the state Legislature.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
90.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 59%

EVENTS

Church Health Center will host an urban fusion dance workshop Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, July 30, at noon at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Learn a hip-hop dance with a feel-good vibe from dance instructor Jaukeem Balcom. Open to ages 10 and older; cost is pay what you can. Contact Kristina Hall at hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2241 for details or to register.

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SPORTS

With Redbirds Pitcher Reyes the Plan is Attack

A few hours before St. Louis Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes took the mound at AutoZone Park, Memphis Redbirds manager Mike Shildt confided that it was a good time to “back him off” – or hold down his pitch count.

Vols Turnaround Rests on QB Dobbs

Over the summer, Peyton Manning spoke with Josh Dobbs about the essence of a senior season for a college quarterback.

Titans GM Robinson Has Changed The Culture

Hope is what Tennessee Titans have to offer their fans when training camp officially opens on Saturday.

Tennessee to Have 9 High School Football Classifications in 2017

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (AP) – High school football in Tennessee will have nine separate classifica-tions starting in 2017.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

TAG Truck Center to Occupy Mall of Memphis Land

4430 American Way, -
TAG Truck Center is moving forward with a $28 million trucking facility at the former site of the Mall of Memphis. Contractor Linkous Construction Co. recently filed two building permits for TAG’s new headquarters.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Strengthen the Human Chain

When I was growing up, my family would spend the summers at the beach. Learning to swim in the Atlantic Ocean also meant learning to respect the unpredictability of the undertow. I learned that respect after I was pulled from its grasp by the last person on a human chain of 27 rescuers, as I was being sucked under the water for what I thought would be the last time.

I Think I Like ‘The Lobster’

In a dystopian future era, applicable law dictates that if you are single after a certain age, you must take up residence in The Hotel for 45 days. If you don’t fall in love with someone in that time period, you will be transformed into the beast of your choice and released into the wild.

Feedback Follow-Ups

Communication is most effective when it flows up and down a two-way street, without roadblocks. While this may seem elementary, many companies are just beginning to realize the value of employee feedback.

MEMPHIS AREA

Somerville Leaders Raise $1.1 Million for UT Martin Center

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Leaders in Fayette County have raised $1.1 million for the development of an educational outreach center in Somerville that will be operated by the University of Tennessee at Martin.

STATEWIDE

State Library Offers Online Collection on Women's Suffrage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee State Library & Archives says it has a new online collection about the women's suffrage movement.

TN Delegate Tossed From DNC After Tiff With Bernie Supporter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Hillary Clinton delegate from eastern Tennessee has been booted from the Democratic National Convention after a Bernie Sanders supporter says he became over-ly aggressive with her.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

SABMiller Suspends Integration Work for Beer Merger

LONDON (AP) – SABMiller has suspended work on integrating its operations with those of Anheuser-Busch InBev while it reviews its sweetened bid, raising concern about completion of the 79 billion pound ($104 billion) takeover.

And Now It's Comcast vs. The Wait for the Cable Guy

NEW YORK (AP) – Did you hear the one about the cable company that's actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it's no joke.

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