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VOL. 131 | NO. 194 | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

No Federal Charges in Stewart Shooting

A U.S. Justice Department review of the July 2015 fatal shooting of Darrius Stewart by Memphis Police officer Connor Schilling has concluded there is “insufficient evidence” to charge Schilling with any federal crime in the incident.

East High Magnet School Planned as Part of Larger SCS "Transformation"

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson says his plan to rightsize the school system to emerge in October will be about “transformation” including turning East High School into a “magnet school.”

MATA Approves New Routes, Extends Garrison’s Term Through 2022

The Memphis Area Transit Authority board of commissioners approved more than $500,000 in new bus service Tuesday, Sept. 27, including three new bus routes, and it extended the contract of MATA president and general manager Ronald Garrison through 2022.

Power of the Mighty Mississippi Rushes Below Big River Crossing

Autumn is a few days late in arriving, but just in time for a stepped-up schedule of tours of the Big River Crossing this week.

Last Word: Stewart Case Conclusion, River Re-View and Rhodes Hacks

81.4 million of you watched Monday’s Trump-Clinton debate which aired on 11 networks altogether, according to the preliminary numbers from Nielsen, the television rating business.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
61.0°F
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Wind: Southwest at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Bring your most inspirational recent reads for a roundtable discussion of books that are changing lives. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 901-482-0354.

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Rhodes Hack-a-Thon Delivers for Memphis Nonprofits

Ten college students and one high school student put in long hours over the weekend, shredding code in the latest RhodesHacks computer development competition held inside McCallum Ballroom on the Rhodes College campus Sept. 23-24.

Parsons ‘Progressing’ in Knee Surgery Rehab, But May Not be Ready for Season’s Start

Coming back from knee surgery isn’t new to Chandler Parson. The biggest free agent signing in Grizzlies history has been there, rehabbed that before.

Moon River Music Festival Returns to Memphis

Long before Nashville singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb decided to launch his Moon River Music Festival in Memphis, he’d been thinking for years about creating a festival that had the warm vibe of a family reunion for the bands and fans.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Oyler Named City of Memphis’ Bike/Ped Program Manager

Nicholas Oyler has been named bikeway and pedestrian program manager for the city of Memphis, tasked with establishing walking and biking as safe, convenient and realistic forms of transportation in the city. The wide scope of the position includes tasks such as expanding Memphis’ network of bike lanes, implementing new pedestrian safety projects and educating individuals on the role of walking and biking.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Social Media Narrative

You probably never thought you’d hear the words “social media” and “cover letter” together in one sentence. But today, I hope to convince you to consider them to be related when you’re looking for a new job.

7 Irrefutable Laws of Social-Media Marketing

Seemingly every brand has a presence on at least one social platform these days. Very few, however, are successfully converting that resource investment into engaged, loyal customers. What’s the secret of those realizing customer conversion? They are following these laws of social-media marketing.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Approves $600K Job Training Grant for VW Supplier

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – State officials have approved a $600,000 job training grant for a Volkswagen supplier in Chattanooga.

UT Professor Avoids Disciplinary Action From School for Tweet

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee's law school dean says a professor will not face disciplinary action for a Twitter post that called on drivers to run over demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, North Carolina.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Court Won't Reconsider Medical Marijuana Ruling

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its decision rejecting an attempt to block votes on a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

SPORTS

Mississippi State Begins Search for New Athletic Director

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum said the school will begin its search for a new athletic director now that Scott Stricklin has left to take the same job at Florida.

Tennessee Opted Against Hart Extension Before His Retirement

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee had opted against giving athletic director Dave Hart a contract extension with a raise before he announced he was stepping down, according to documents obtained in a public records request by The Associated Press.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senate Blocks Stopgap Bill to Prevent Shutdown This Weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday stumbled over a must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Democrats, demanding money so Flint, Michigan, can address its lead-contaminated water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure, as did a dozen of the Senate's most conservative members.

CONSUMER NEWS

Unhappy Target Customers Send Strong Message on Pill Bottles

Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

Reports of Plastic Prompt Recall of Tyson Chicken Nuggets

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.

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