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VOL. 132 | NO. 147 | Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Overton Gateway Compromise Approved By Council

Memphis City Council members approved the Overton Gateway mixed residential development Tuesday, July 25 in a pair of unanimous votes – one for the plans on the north side of Sam Cooper Boulevard at East Parkway and the other for the plans on the south side of Sam Cooper at East Parkway.

Juxtaposing Views Greet Voting Change

Memphis City Council members Edmund Ford Jr. and Patrice Robinson have each been on the winning side of a council runoff election and share a district border along Elvis Presley Boulevard in Whitehaven.

All Heart: Carpenter Art Garden Cultivates Community

On Valentine’s Day a few years ago, a Binghampton boy named Donte Davis combined two of his great loves – art and the Memphis Grizzlies – when he painted a wooden heart featuring the face of his home team’s mascot.

Kellogg Cuts 117 Jobs at Rossville Facility

Kellogg Co. has informed state officials it plans to permanently lay off 117 workers at its Eggo plant at 585 Morrison Road in Rossville.

Last Word: Alexander and Corker Differ, Instant Runoff React and Kroger On Hold

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Tennessee’s two U.S. Senators split their votes Tuesday in Washington on the vote that followed the vote to open debate on a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted yes on the debate motion. But then Corker was one of the nine Republican Senate votes that killed the Obamacare replacement plan known as BCRA, while Alexander voted for it.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

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Juvenile Court Oversight Issue Spills Into Larger Criminal Justice Reform Debate

Talking Monday, July 24, about criminal justice reform, Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael mentioned the formal written request he, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Sheriff Bill Oldham made to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in June to end Justice Department oversight of the court.

Ex-Tiger Geron Johnson Knows Pro Basketball is Without Borders

Former University of Memphis basketball player Geron Johnson knows what it is to have the goal of playing professionally and of reaching the NBA. He has had two NBA Summer League stints (one with Houston, one with the Los Angeles Clippers) and he has played in the NBA Development League.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Milford Joins Chamber As Programming, Events Director

Ericka Milford recently joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as director of events and programming, a job in which she’s responsible for planning and executing chamber events and programs and for increasing engagement opportunities for members and the community. Milford’s new role marks her return to the chamber, where she served as events coordinator from 2007 to 2012 before taking a job with HigherVisibility.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Are ‘Snaplications’ The Next Trend In Recruiting?

When most job seekers think of using social media to apply for a new job, they think of networking website LinkedIn. But McDonald’s pushed the boundaries of recruiting by partnering with Snapchat to hire new employees this summer. Previously rolled out in Australia earlier this year, they’re calling the recruiting effort “Snaplications.”

Using Facebook for Lead Gen

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users and accounts for 10 percent of all website visits. So, you’ve probably already taken the time to set up a Facebook page for your business and are making regular posts part of your marketing strategy. Today, I’d encourage you to think of Facebook as more than just a marketing communications channel. It can be a strong source of sales leads, too.

STATEWIDE

4 Ex-Employees Accused in Pilot Rebate Scam Reach Plea Deal

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Four former employees accused in a diesel fuel rebate scam at the nation's largest truck stop chain have struck a plea deal and agreed to cooperate with federal authorities.

REGIONAL NEWS

Civil Rights Marker Rededicated on Birthdate of Lynch Victim

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi historical marker about a notorious lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement was rededicated Tuesday, weeks after it was vandalized and repaired.

Arkansas Governor's Son's DWI Conviction Overturned

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – The drunken driving conviction of the son of Arkansas' governor has been overturned because of a problem with the ticket.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Republicans Moving to Repeal Financial Rule Opposed by Banks

WASHINGTON (AP) – Continuing its focus on curbing government regulations, a Republican-led House is seeking to overturn a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute.

IRS Sees Big Drop in Identity Theft, Stolen Tax Refunds

WASHINGTON (AP) – The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds stolen by identity thieves after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight the problem, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Jailed Volkswagen Exec to Plead Guilty in US Diesel Scandal

DETROIT (AP) – A German Volkswagen executive who has been in a Michigan jail for months plans to plead guilty in the company's U.S. emissions scandal, a court spokesman said Tuesday.

TECHNOLOGY

Taco Bell Partners With Lyft to Offer 'Ride-Thru' Meals

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) – Taco Bell is testing a new service that allows users of the ride-sharing app Lyft to add a Taco Bell stop to their ride with the click of a button.

MEDIA

Nielsen Tries to Quantify the Hulu, YouTube Effect

NEW YORK (AP) – Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on traditional TV.

MEDICAL NEWS

Brain Disease Seen in Most Football Players in Large Report

CHICAGO (AP) – Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

Taco Bell Partners With Lyft to Offer 'Ride-Thru' Meals

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) – Taco Bell is testing a new service that allows users of the ride-sharing app Lyft to add a Taco Bell stop to their ride with the click of a button.

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PROPERTY SALES 102 192 12,313
MORTGAGES 100 209 14,302
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 171 316 25,734
BANKRUPTCIES 51 109 8,269
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 51 4,164
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 63 144 9,106
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