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VOL. 131 | NO. 196 | Friday, September 30, 2016

Trezevant Forfeits Football Games In 'Grade Discrepancies' Scandal

The Trezevant High School football team has forfeited every football game it has played so far this season and every game to come until Shelby County Schools completes an internal investigation into “grade discrepancies” is completed.

Strickland Has 4 Plans to Spike Minority Business

Black-owned businesses take in less than 1 percent of all revenue flowing through Memphis, which is unacceptable, according to Mayor Jim Strickland. On Sept. 28, Strickland introduced four new programs that will boost the wealth of minority and women-owned businesses.

Legal Views Differ On Stewart Case Publicity

When the Shelby County grand jury decided last November not to indict Memphis Police officer Connor Schilling in the fatal shooting of Darrius Stewart, it set in motion a set of decisions by authorities to talk publicly about the case.

Shorb New Executive Director Of Urban Child Institute

Gary Shorb, retiring CEO of Methodist Healthcare, has been named executive director of The Urban Child Institute (TUCI).

Last Word: Trezevant Football and The Past, Change by Trial and Instagram

Almost a year ago Trezevant High School was the state football champion in their division – the Frayser school’s first ever football championship. And for those with long memories of the city’s colorful history of high school athletics, there was some vindication in that.

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EVENTS

UT Health Science Center and its partners will hold a community event aimed at ending domestic violence Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UTHSC Student Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. “Bridging Troubled Waters, a Community Conversation” will feature a keynote by former Memphis reporter/anchor Dee Griffin, a domestic violence survivor, as well as breakout sessions. Seating is limited; registration encouraged. Visit uthsc.edu/btw or call 901-448-2704.

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First Tennessee Steps Up Financial Literacy Efforts

Along with making loans, offering mortgages and the other banking basics that First Tennessee Bank stays busy with from one day to the next, the Memphis-based institution is in the process of stepping up its financial literacy offerings in a major way.

Can Tigers Duplicate Their 2015 Upset of Ole Miss?

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, predictably, is saying that he won’t use revenge as a main motivator.

SPORTS

Could Fizdale Be the Wind Beneath Grizzlies’ Wings?

Preseasons are based on optimism, on fresh starts, on positive change and on the belief that anything is possible. So, yes, it was all ice cream and sunshine at Grizzlies Media Day; actually, a slimmer Zach Randolph was seen helping himself to a slice of the media’s pizza, but the point is unbridled hope is the oxygen that sustains teams – and fans – before the games start for real.

The Press Box: Flawed Feathers, Grizz Preseason, and Dak’s Fame

Wading in with a few thoughts as the baseball postseason nears, the Grizzlies get ready to play games that don’t count, and Dak Prescott’s new-found fame …

Calming Halftime Helps Save a Season

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones went from goat to hero in a matter of hours last Saturday.

Coach Cliché Strikes the Right Note for Tennessee

Coach Cliché tells us it was just another game. Coach Cliché tells us the next game is always bigger than the last one. And, yes, Coach Cliché tells us you build things brick by brick.

Fumbles, Interceptions Defining QB Marcus Mariota’s Season

For the first time in Marcus Mariota’s brief tenure as the Tennessee Titans starting quarterback, there were questions about how quickly he is progressing.

STARTUP CONFIDENTIAL

Startup Confidential: 15 Interviews Later

“Should I be doing this? How do I know I’m on the right track? What does success look like? Um … should I be doing this?” Those were the questions I woke up with nearly every day in the months after I launched my own business in March of this year.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Seeing Better

TAKE A LOOK OVER THERE. Over the edge of the deep porch, from rocking chairs beneath huge fans inset in the ceiling, through the dogtrot or glass walls, down the manicured lawn to the boardwalk and the boat dock’s double-wide wooden chaises, to the lake, to the treeline, to two distant office buildings, somehow disparate symbols rising as they do from a primeval forest like modern sentinel towers.

Risk Management and Planning

Ray’s Take Among the many balancing acts involved in professional financial planning is the trade-off between “certainty” and “risk.” While risk may not feel very good sometimes, given the current level of interest rates and inflation, a retirement plan without some level of risk will almost certainly leave you old and broke.

MEMPHIS AREA

ATF Investigating Church Fire in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is investigating a church fire in Memphis.

STATEWIDE

Stand for Children, Charter Candidates Face $685K in Fines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A pro-charter school organization and the four Nashville school board candidates it backed last month could face harsh punishments for campaign disclosure violations.

Prominent Voucher Advocate Takes Harwell, Dean on Trip

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A prominent school voucher advocate in Tennessee paid for a private plane to take public officials including potential Republican and Democratic candidates for governor to North Carolina on a private school tour.

Drugged Driving Overtakes Alcohol in Tennessee Road Deaths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Drugged driving has overtaken drunken and distracted driving as a factor in Tennessee traffic fatalities.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

PepsiCo's Drinks, Snacks Boost Sales in North America

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP)PepsiCo sold more of its beverages and Frito-Lay snacks in North America during the third quarter, helping it deliver a profit that beat Wall Street expectations.

TECHNOLOGY

FCC Beefs Up Emergency Cellphone Alerts

NEW YORK (AP) – The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September.

Shorb New Executive Director Of Urban Child Institute

Gary Shorb, retiring CEO of Methodist Healthcare, has been named executive director of The Urban Child Institute (TUCI).

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