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VOL. 132 | NO. 2 | Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rallings, City Council Discuss 'Layered' Approach to Crime

Memphis City Councilman Philip Spinosa says shopping malls should consider providing some additional security measures instead of relying solely on Memphis Police to quell disturbances at the malls.

Crosstown High Hires Terrill As Executive Director

Crosstown High School is still forming. But the school to open for classes at Crosstown Concourse in August 2018 has an executive director.

UT Mobile Stroke Unit Saving Lives in First Months on Streets

With just more than four months on Memphis streets since its debut, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is already seeing impressive results from its new Mobile Stroke Unit.

Record E-Commerce Sales Lead to More Return Shipments

As holiday e-commerce sales continue to reach all-time highs, so does an inevitable byproduct – return shipments – bringing more business to shipping giants such as FedEx and UPS once January rolls around.

Lawmakers Address Prosecutors, ASD

The majority and minority leaders of the Tennessee Senate say there is political pressure to break the link in funding for prosecutors and public defenders.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Fourth Bluff Ice Rink in Mississippi River Park will offer ice skating lessons Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Taught by the Figure Skating Club of Memphis, the 30-minute lessons are included with the $10 ice rink admission, which also includes skate rental. Visit memphisriverfront.com.

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Last Word: A Rainbow's Tale, The Two Holiday Peaks and Crosstown High Plans

I saw it all so clearly on a very cloudy and very rainy Monday in the city. A strong rainbow with bold colors across town from the setting sun on the river. Not some play rainbow that you create with a garden hose or some alleged double rainbow that depends on where you stand. As we were fond of saying in these parts in the 1980s and the 1990s – this was a “world class” rainbow.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals: All Grown Up, Flexing Creative Muscle

The beginning of Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals goes all the back to 1924, when three brothers – Owen, Gene and Earl Mahaffey – got their start making awnings, canvas tarpaulins and cotton pick sacks.

Preparations Underway for New Vintage901 Festival

For foodies and lovers of memorable culinary experiences like Stephanie Ferreira, the community around it all tends to be talked about with as much passion sometimes as the food and drink.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

January 3 Memphis City Council Agenda

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

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

What it Takes to Keep FedExForum Clean

With around 100 arena events and 100 private events every year, FedExForum hosts millions of guests annually. Most people attending these events are completely oblivious to the “show” that’s going on behind the scenes – the hundreds of people and unbelievable number of hours put in to make the games and events possible.

The FUNdraising Doctor is In, Part 2

Editor’s note: Part two in a two-part series. The financial health of an organization is often attributed to the board of directors. The composition of the board, its actions, the level of giving and the recognition of individual members all impact financial health.

Mold the Future Of Unplanned Purchases

A Back End of Innovation Conference talk by Melissa Crompton, senior manager, New Model Innovation, The Hershey Co. In this changing retail landscape where trips in-store are down, how does a highly impulsive category remain relevant? And how do we become relevant to new audiences who are not going in stores? 

REGIONAL NEWS

Food-Stamp Recipients in Arkansas Drop By Nearly 25,000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The number of Arkansas residents participating in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has decreased by nearly 25,000 since new federal requirements were imposed Jan. 1.

CONSTRUCTION

New Wood Technology May Offer Hope for Struggling Timber

RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) – John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over a massive panel of wood.

EDUCATION

College in Canada? After Trump's Win, More in US Consider It

For some college-bound students distressed by the election of Donald Trump, Canada is calling.

TECHNOLOGY

AP Explains: How Amazon Echo Listens and What It Stores

NEW YORK (AP) – Can Amazon's Echo speaker really be a witness to a murder? Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man found floating face-up in a hot tub believe that Amazon might have some evidence, given how Echo listens for commands and questions and communicates with Amazon's servers to respond.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 20,821
MORTGAGES 44 44 24,405
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 8,610
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 42,337
BANKRUPTCIES 51 51 13,953
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 13,511
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 23 5,092

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