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VOL. 131 | NO. 4 | Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Homewood Suites Proposed For Vance Area of South Main

A six-story Homewood Suites hotel is the latest new development proposed in the South Main Historic District.

Carlisle: One Beale Exploring Office Tower

Carlisle Corp. is exploring a third high-rise building to go with the luxury hotel and apartment towers in its $215 million One Beale project.

Council OKs Strickland's Directors, He Defends Pay Raises

Memphis City Council members approved Mayor Jim Strickland’s slate of 12 division chiefs and directors Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the first council meeting of 2016. And Strickland defended the pay raises for some of those positions compared to the salaries those appointed positions paid in the Wharton administration.

Sports Execs Tackle Teams’ Economic Impact

Football fans in Charlotte, N.C., have had a fun season watching the NFL’s Carolina Panthers reel in 15 wins, a near perfect season, and secure the top playoff seed in their conference.

St. Jude, Methodist, Le Bonheur Prep For a Year of Expansion

Flush with updated master plans, plentiful resources and abundant cash to spend, the arrival of 2016 finds at least three Memphis hospitals with ambitious New Year’s resolutions.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: from the Southwest at 17.3 gusting to 25.3 mph
Humidity: 47%


Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold a free tax workshop for new businesses Thursday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Center’s Memphis Training Room, 555 Beale St. Tax specialists from local and state agencies will provide information and answer questions on complying with registration and tax requirements. Registration required. Visit tn.gov/revenue/article/tax-workshops or call 800-342-1003.

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Last Word: Council Round-Up, One Beale's Third Tower and the Battle Over the ASD

On a clear day, the song goes, you can see forever.

Strickland Wades Into River Concerns

The local agencies that respond to natural disasters learned a lot four years ago when the Mississippi River was rising in Downtown Memphis.

Memphis Legislators Sound Off On State-Run School District

Armed with a Vanderbilt University study showing Shelby County schools that were taken over by the state’s Achievement School District are showing little to no improvement, Memphis legislators are nearly ready to kill the experiment.


Sutherland Named HR Manager At CDS

Renee’ Sutherland has joined Central Defense Staffing as the human resource manager. In her role, she is responsible for conducting recruitment efforts, training and development of employees, employee relations, conflict resolution and workers’ compensation. She has a team that consists of recruiters, coordinators and administrative support workers.


A Magic Trick for Landing the Job You Want

Time and time again, I am tasked as a recruiter to pull the perfect candidate out of my hat for my clients.

Letting Go Of Fear

As we enter into a new year, there’s quite a bit of talk about setting new goals. They may be related to career, family, fitness or other personal pursuits. As these goals began to be shared, it’s interesting to think about which will be achieved and which will eventually be shelved.

Incarcerated Youth Offer Solutions, Hope

There is a growing concern about the increase of youth violence in the United States, and an equally growing commitment to advance the work of violence prevention and early intervention to prevent youth violence before it occurs. Memphis is no exception, on either issue.

Meteoric Rise of Digital Leaves TV in Dust

Editor’s Note: This column is the eighth in an 11-part series on the Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends. Check back for the remainder of the series and a deep dive into each of these trends.


Bid to Adjust Tennessee Senate Schedule Leads to Grumbling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some state Senate Republicans are grumbling about an effort to have the upper chamber's committees meet on an additional day during the upcoming legislative session, saying the change would allow less time to attend receptions and to prepare for other meetings.

Tennessee Lawmakers Propose Honorary Title of General

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two state lawmakers are proposing a promotion in honorary titles in Tennessee.


An Emotional Obama Unveils His Plan to Cut Gun Violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.


Sanders Vowing to Break Up Banks During First Year in Office

NEW YORK (AP) — Characterizing Wall Street as an industry run on "greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to break up the country's biggest financial firms within a year, should he become president, in a major policy address on Tuesday.

Dividends On the Chopping Block as Profit Growth Peters Out

NEW YORK (AP) — The dividend gravy train is slowing down, threatening an important source of income for investors at a time when stocks are going nowhere.

US Auto Sales Expected to Hit an All-Time High in 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Americans are buying more new cars than ever before.

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