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VOL. 131 | NO. 19 | Wednesday, January 27, 2016

RDC Leader: Pyramid Isn’t Translating to Tourism Elsewhere

Toward the back of its proposal for Mud Island River Park, executives with The Mansion Entertainment and Media LLC included a few caveats for those judging the five redevelopment applications.

The 5 Applicants for Mud Island Redevelopment

Each company that applied to redevelop Mud Island River Park has a month to submit its detailed proposal, including specific plans and how they would be financed, to the Riverfront Development Corp.

Bendy Brewski: Yoga Offered to Memphians in Unconventional Spaces

The unusual venture former Memphian Beth Cosi launched in Charleston back in 2011 – pairing yoga and beer, with classes held in local breweries – might at first sound like a cheap trick to convince people who’ve never hit the mat before to give it a try.

SCS Board Authorizes More Discussions On Crosstown High

Shelby County Schools board members have authorized superintendent Dorsey Hopson to continue discussions about a Crosstown High School.

Last Word: A Turn Away From Mud Island, Capitol Hill Soap & Collierville Keeps FedEx

Sometimes you get another story when you are pursuing a different story.

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EVENTS

Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a workshop titled “Free Tools That Can Help You Grow” Thursday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Learn about the free services and discounts available for TSBDC clients. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.

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Two Binghampton Gangs Targeted In Latest No-Gang Zones

Members of two street gangs in Binghampton have been barred by court order from congregating and otherwise associating in public in a part of Binghampton that includes a park and a school.

Collierville Board Grants FedEx Tax Break Extension

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen ratified a 20-year tax break for the FedEx World Technology Center during its Monday, Jan. 25, meeting.

Verso Files For Bankruptcy Reorganization

Verso Corp. filed Tuesday, Jan. 26, for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy reorganization.

Memphis Sports Leaders to Speak on Local Impact

You will find Memphis sports fans everywhere – including in the Redbirds dugout at AutoZone Park.

County Commission Forms OPEB Committee

Shelby County Commissioners have created an ad hoc committee to talk over the health insurance benefits liability of the former Memphis City Schools system and who is responsible for it.

NEWSMAKERS

Harvey Joins Family Safety Center

Mia Harvey has joined the Family Safety Center as community outreach specialist, a newly created position. In that role, she recruits and trains volunteers, and organizes outreach and other special events that create greater visibility for the center. She also develops presentations on domestic violence, showcasing the many Family Safety Center programs that serve victims and their families.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Are You An Expert?

How many things have you truly mastered? For example, you must know how to cook to survive day to day. But, is your food the quality of a professional chef? Similarly, you might like to travel – domestically, and maybe even internationally. But, how good are you at booking travel?

The Death of ‘Digital’ Marketing

Editor’s Note: This column is the final in an 11-part series on the Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends. Search memphisdailynews.com for the remainder of the series.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam: Will Be 'Hard' for GOP Rep. Durham to Be Effective

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that it will be difficult for state Rep. Jeremy Durham to be an effective lawmaker after GOP leaders called for him to resign from his seat amid sexual harassment allegations.

Hospital Group Takes Longer Approach to Insure Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Hospital Association, a key supporter of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's unsuccessful effort to expand Medicaid in the state, is planning a new push to pass the measure once this year's presidential election is over.

REGIONAL NEWS

Ark. Unemployment Drops Below 5 Pct., Miss. Jumps

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's unemployment rate jumped in December as the economy didn't generate enough jobs to absorb more people looking for work.

US ECONOMY

American Consumers Showing More Confidence in Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong job market and low gasoline prices helped boost U.S. consumer confidence again this month.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Prices Rise in November; All-Time Highs in 4 Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased at a faster clip in November, the gains fueled by solid hiring growth, historically low mortgage rates and a shortage of houses on the market.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Chase Planning Rollout of Card-Free ATMs

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon, losing your ATM card won't be the financial life-stopping event it used to be. Just don't also lose your phone.

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