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VOL. 133 | NO. 142 | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Shelby County Early Voting Tops 4,300

A total of 4,324 citizens had voted early through Monday, July 16, the last day of the 14-day voting period confined to five sites. Early voting expanded Tuesday to 22 additional sites across Shelby County.

The Daily Memphian to Launch in Fall as Memphis' Definitive News Source

A new seven-days-a-week news outlet called The Daily Memphian will make its debut this fall, with many of the biggest names in Memphis journalism and a unique not-for-profit funding model. The ambitious effort’s goal is to become the city’s definitive news source with reporting of, by and for Memphis.

Strome Set For New Role At UTHSC College Of Medicine

Respected cancer surgeon and investigator Dr. Scott Strome is excited at becoming a new Memphian. Strome and his family will be moving to the area in the next couple of months as he prepares for his new role as Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and vice chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), effective on or before Oct. 1.

LSU Job Requirements: Taking Down Alabama

ATLANTA – In his three years as head coach at Ole Miss, Ed Orgeron had problems – basic problems, such as winning more than two SEC games in a season and getting to .500.

Grizzlies Trading McLemore, Davis to Sacramento for Guard Garrett Temple

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The Memphis Grizzlies are trading guard Ben McLemore, big man Deyonta Davis and a future second-round draft pick to the Sacramento Kings for guard Garrett Temple, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Local Weather
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Wind: West at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 60%

EVENTS

Creative Aging’s Senior Arts Series continues Wednesday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Road Extended. The performance features bass-baritone vocalist Laurence Albert and Creative Aging storyteller Elaine Blanchard. Tickets available online or at the door for a minimum donation of $5 (cash or check only). Visit creativeagingmidsouth.org.

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First Horizon Reports Strong Q2 as Capital Bank Merger Wraps Up

With the Capital Bank merger and integration complete, Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp. is now the fourth-largest bank in the Southeast, boasting roughly 300 branches and $40 billion in assets.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Kennedy Takes Helm As TFTA Board President

Germantown Performing Arts Center director of development Parke B. Kennedy has been named board president for Tennesseans for the Arts. In her new role, Kennedy hopes to further efforts to actively support local arts organizations and the work of the Tennessee Arts Commission by working with legislators to maintain funding for the arts in Tennessee, supporting and promoting the work of the Arts Caucus in the General Assembly, and organizing and producing advocacy events.  

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Do you ever feel like you’re struggling to take your career to the next level? If so, you’re not alone. Many of the job seekers I speak to each day are struggling with similar feelings. They have not received the achievements they expected to get by now. Perhaps they’re coming up on an important birthday, such as 30 or 40 or 50. They haven’t received the awards they would have hoped, or the plum promotion they were counting on. They’re making less money than they had planned for.

Three Ways to Win at Geofencing

Mobile marketing tactics are do-or-die for companies that want to remain relevant. According to Pew Research Center, 77 percent of Americans own a smartphone. The breakdown by generation is 92 percent of Millennials, 85 percent of Gen Xers and 67 percent of Baby Boomers.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Republican Governor Race Debate Canceled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Republican debate in the Tennessee governor's race is canceled after three of four leading candidates dropped out.

Tennessee Senators, Hopefuls Oppose Trump Remarks on Russia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's Republican senators and two Senate candidates are speaking out against President Donald Trump's refusal to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

REGIONAL NEWS

Frontier Airlines Coming to Airport in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Officials say an airline that will offer flights to Denver and Orlando is coming to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Mississippi.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Papa John's Founder: Stepping Down as Chairman a ‘Mistake’

NEW YORK (AP) – Papa John's founder John Schnatter says the pizza chain doesn't know how to handle a "crisis based on misinformation" and that he made a "mistake" in agreeing to step down as chairman.

NAACP Lifts Travel Advisory Against American Airlines

WASHINGTON (AP) – The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is making improvements that address worries about African-Americans being subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions while flying.

New IRS Policy Allows Some Tax-Exempt Groups to Veil Donors

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities.

Fashion Firms Upend Design Routine to Focus on Speed, Trends

NEW YORK (AP) – Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week.

MEDICAL NEWS

FDA Plans to Ease OTC Approvals for Some Prescription Drugs

U.S. regulators proposed new guidelines Tuesday to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription – and more convenient for consumers to get them.

TECHNOLOGY

Why is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like ways.

Twitter Suspended 58 Million Accounts in Q4

NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 96 173 11,698
MORTGAGES 95 174 13,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 19 1,877
BUILDING PERMITS 291 387 24,551
BANKRUPTCIES 65 118 7,591
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 60 3,972
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 84 4,765
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 38 2,582

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