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VOL. 133 | NO. 17 | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Mempops to Open New Location in Collierville

Collierville residents will be getting a sweet treat soon as Mempops has announced a new location at 3670 Houston Levee.

Commission Adds County Landfill Moratorium to City Ban

Shelby County commissioners approved a six month moratorium Monday, Jan. 22, on any new construction landfills in unincorporated Shelby County. The resolution is the companion to a Memphis City Council resolution passed earlier this month that imposed a six-month moratorium on such landfills within the city of Memphis.

Local Reps. In D.C. Vote For 3-Week Measure Ending Government Shutdown

A deal in Washington to end a federal government shutdown Monday, Jan. 22, after three days extends federal funding of government operations through Feb. 8. The U.S. Senate and House vote approving the continuing resolution drew responses from state and local representatives in Congress that fell along partisan lines but in some cases left out any reference to which party is to blame.

Boyd Says Reprisals For Removal Of Monuments Possible

The city is bracing for some kind of backlash in the Tennessee Legislature for the December sale of two city parks to a private nonprofit and the removal of Confederate monuments in those parks.

Corporate Park Nearly Ready to Break Ground

With the completion of 1-269 around the corner, dozens of acres of undeveloped land near Collierville have been primed for future development. Looking to capitalize on the increased access, Grace Development is planning Glen Farms Corporate Park, a sprawling new industrial park that straddles the border of Shelby and Fayette counties.

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The Orpheum Theatre presents “Finding Neverland” Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 23-28, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. The Broadway musical tells the story behind on of the world’s most beloved characters, Peter Pan. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

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Last Word: Shutdown Over?, Glen Farms Plans and Billy Richmond - Wing Guru

The federal government shutdown for many of us outside the Beltway amounted to a message on a website saying the agency we were looking up was closed Monday. And Monday was the third and final day of the most recent shutdown. But the immigration policy known as DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – is the issue to be explored by Congress in the three weeks that the continuing resolution covers. It’s an issue that there has been plenty of local discussion about

Morgan Stanley Denies Ford Fired for Sexual Misconduct

Morgan Stanley executives denied Monday, Jan. 22, that the financial giant fired former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. for sexual misconduct.

Council Talks With Head of TVA, Votes on Two More Ballot Questions

Memphis City Council members talk with Tennessee Valley Authority president Bill Johnson Tuesday, Jan. 23, meet Mayor Jim Strickland’s nominee to replace retiring Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division president Jerry Collins and may renew discussions of electric and gas rate hikes proposed by MLGW that it voted down two weeks ago.

Strength at FedEx Stands Out Among Memphis’ Fortune 500 Companies

The reality confronting each of Memphis’ three publicly traded Fortune 500 companies is a little different as the year gets underway, with one of them the breakaway favorite in terms of investment and opportunity.

SPECIAL EDITION Memphis Newsmakers – Sports

Zealous and Growing Fan Base Heralds Soccer’s Return to Memphis

They can be heard down the hall, or down the block. Roaring. Cheering. Chanting, often nonsensically, at the top of their lungs at whatever hour their beloved teams are playing on TV. Always in uniform – with the proper hats, jerseys – and scarves. Do not forget the scarves.

Rent Like a Champion Carving Niche as Sports World’s Airbnb

Good business ideas can happen anywhere. This one happened in 2006 in South Bend, Indiana, where three Notre Dame students listed a vacant apartment on Craigslist and eBay as a weekend rental for football games.

Former Memphis Tiger Billy Richmond Now Winning as Wing Guru

It was early November, not really Christmas season yet, but Billy Richmond didn’t want to wait. So he’d wake up and start his day with his favorite Christmas music.


Parkinson’s Grade-Changing Bill Faces Opposition From Education Association

NASHVILLE – With a grade-changing scandal at Trezevant High rocking Shelby County Schools, Rep. Antonio Parkinson is pushing legislation designed to put a harsh “deterrent” on illicit transcript changes: criminal prosecution.


Jan. 23 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.


The Value Of Unstructured Free Time

I want to dedicate a column to the next generation. For me, this means addressing Uncle Leo and Ellery, my youngest son and grandson, respectively. May they have the space to explore in the vast treasures of childhood and lose sense of time while playing. There seems to be an unconscious conspiracy against people having free time to relax, create and simply enjoy life.

Volunteer Management: Key to Nonprofit Success

Editor’s note: Part three of a three-part series. What if you could get eight more hours out of the day? What if you could “clone” yourself five times over? These are unspoken dreams of many a nonprofit executive or college president. While they are unlikely to come true exactly as wished for, it is possible to achieve that magical result. Here’s how.


Titans Introduce Mike Vrabel as Their Latest Head Coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Mike Vrabel says nobody's ever really ready to be a head coach for the first time in the NFL. The Tennessee Titans' newest coach feels like he is as ready as possible thanks to the men he's worked with in the league.


Audit: TennCare Paid $2.7M Over 7 Years for Dead Patients

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal audit estimates Tennessee's Medicaid program overpaid managed care organizations by $2.7 million over seven years for patients who were already dead.

Purple Heart Returned to WWII Soldier's Family

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's state treasurer says a missing Purple Heart medal earned more than 70 years ago has been returned to the soldier's family.


Insurer AIG is Buying Validus in Deal Worth About $5.56B

NEW YORK (AP) – Insurer AIG is buying Validus, a provider of reinsurance, primary insurance, and asset management services, in a deal worth approximately $5.56 billion.

Celgene Buying Rest of Juno Stock It Doesn't Own in $9B Deal

SUMMIT, N.J. (AP) – Biopharmaceutical company Celgene is buying the remainder of Juno Therapeutics Inc. that it doesn't already own in a deal valued at about $9 billion, which will help it develop medicines for patients with incurable blood cancers.

Amazon Opens Store With No Cashiers, Lines or Registers

SEATTLE (AP) – No cashiers, no lines, no registers – this is how Amazon sees the future of in-store shopping.

TD Ameritrade Expands After-Hour Trading Round the Clock

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Advances in technology have already reshaped stock trading, and now investors with TD Ameritrade can trade stocks around the clock during the week.

Solar Industry on Edge as Trump Weighs Tariffs on Panels

DALLAS (AP) – Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn't bring on an eclipse.


Government Shutdown Stretches Into Workweek, Sows Confusion

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government shutdown has effectively cleaved the federal workforce in half, sowing confusion and frustration among hundreds of thousands of affected workers, including some who reported to work Monday only to turn right back around.


Deportation Fears Have Legal Immigrants Avoiding Health Care

MIAMI (AP) – The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the U.S. illegally, according to health advocates across the country.

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