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VOL. 133 | NO. 8 | Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Madison Hotel Owners Seeking Grant to Renovate Ground Floor Commercial Space

Aparium Hotel Group, the owners of the Madison Hotel, are requesting an improvement grant from the Downtown Memphis Commission to overhaul an adjacent commercial building it owns at the corner of Main Street and Madison Avenue.

FedEx Express Hosting Job Fair at World Hub

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, FedEx Express will host a job fair at 2874 Business Park Dr., Building D

Council Rejects MLGW Gas, Electric Rate Hikes, Dumps Frayser Landfill

Memphis City Council members voted down proposed electric and gas rate hikes Tuesday, Jan. 9. But they left the door open to either reconsidering that or some shorter term rate hikes by delaying for two weeks approval of Memphis Light Gas and Water Division’s annual budget.

Infill Residential Projects Seek Approval

Developers of a trio of new, small subdivisions in Central Gardens, the University District and in Whitehaven will all seek approval from the Land Use Control Board during its Thursday, Feb. 8, meeting.

Connection Point

Alumni901 works to get candidates, employers together

One of the most-clicked pages on the Choose901 website is “Jobs of the Week,” which in recent days listed open positions like a marketing manager for the Memphis Redbirds and a recruiting manager for Youth Villages, among others.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Southwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 70%


The Sozo Children’s Choir from Uganda makes a return performance Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Germantown United Methodist Church, 2331 S. Germantown Road. After the concert, attendees can meet the choir members and shop Ugandan merchandise. Cost is free; love offering accepted. Visit sozochildren.org or germantownumc.org for details.

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County Commission Wants to Firm Up Minority Contract Rules

Shelby County commissioners approved a $1.6 million contract Monday, Jan. 8, for mobile data terminals, tablets and wireless routers for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Last Word: Rate Hike No Go, No Abortion Vote Recount and Infill

A foggy night, rising temperatures and the prospect of snow by Friday evening. This sounds like a familiar setting for something unexpected in Memphis while the old year is still a recent memory and the new year is still new. Tigers on a tear Tuesday evening at FedExForum, beating Tulane 96 – 89.

Younger Candidates Weighing New Political Moves

George Monger listened to his critics and his backers late last year as he contemplated another run for office 11 years after his first try.

Professional Soccer Returning to Memphis

There is still much not known about the United Soccer League (USL) team that will begin play in Memphis in 2019 at AutoZone Park.


CW/CA Adds Fenton As Marketing, Research Director

Laura Fenton has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors as director of marketing and research. CW/CA’s Marketing & Research department serves as the commercial real estate firm’s in-house agency for brokers and clients, and in her role, Fenton leads strategic communication, marketing and research for business development initiatives, marketing on behalf of clients, public relations, advertising, internal communications, social media and community involvement. 


Job Seeking: The One Last Taboo?

In the age of oversharing online, it seems that searching for a job is one of the last topics anyone wants to share. The world’s largest job site, Indeed.com, recently commissioned a study by Censuswide, surveying 10,000 job seekers around the world – in the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

One Stop, One Start in the New Year

The start of a new year is a time of both reflection and motivation. Many of us develop a goal list for the upcoming year, and those goals often have “stops” and “starts” associated with them.


Tennessee Lawmakers Begin Session With Elections Looming

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers have gaveled in for a legislative session colored by upcoming elections, House Speaker Beth Harwell's bid for governor and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's final lap before he hits term limits.


US Appeals Court: Tennessee Abortion Amendment Vote Was OK

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal appeals court has ruled that Tennessee won't have to re-count votes for a state constitutional amendment passed in 2014 that allows tougher abortion restrictions.

Eminem, The Killers, Muse Lead Lineup for Bonnaroo Festival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Eminem, The Killers, Muse, Future, Bassnectar and Sturgill Simpson lead the lineup for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Suicides in Tennessee Reach Record-Breaking High

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An average of three people died by suicide each day in Tennessee in 2016, the highest recorded in the state in more than 35 years.


Tupelo Mayor Furls Rebel-Themed Mississippi Flag at Police Building

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – The Confederate-themed Mississippi flag is being removed from display outside a city's police building.

EPA Names Mississippi Stamping Plant as Superfund Site

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) – Federal officials want to put a polluted north Mississippi industrial site on the national Superfund list for cleanup.


Toyota Adds 601,000 Vehicles to Takata Air Bag Recalls

DETROIT (AP) – Toyota is recalling 601,000 more vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.

Intel CEO: Fixes on the Way for Serious Chip Security Flaws

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird many of the world's smartphones and personal computers.


Trump Suggests 2-Phase Immigration Deal for 'Dreamers'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking a bipartisan compromise to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration deal could be reached in two phases – first by addressing young immigrants and border security with what he called a "bill of love," then by making comprehensive changes that have long eluded Congress.


IV Bag Shortage Has Hospitals Scrambling to Treat Flu

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound.

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