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VOL. 130 | NO. 4 | Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Trekking In

Google extends Street View technology in Memphis

Google already has mapped cities like Memphis extensively via the company’s now familiar, camera-equipped Street View cars, which produce interactive images that can be explored by a curious user. The search company, though, has also taken that technology a step farther, with the result available in Memphis starting today.

Tennessee Brewery Redevelopment Plans Emerge

The long-vacant Tennessee Brewery Downtown could be reborn as a largely residential project, according to new details about the pending redevelopment.

AutoZone Park Unveils $6.5 Million Facelift

AutoZone Park’s makeover is now underway. When renovations are completed they will total about $6.5 million, with the St. Louis Cardinals contributing around $2 million in addition to the $4.5 million that was part of the deal that had the Cardinals purchasing the Memphis Redbirds last year and the Cardinals leasing the ballpark from the city.

City Council Vacancy Draws Seven Applicants

Seven citizens, including two former Memphis City Council members, applied to fill the open District 7 council seat by a noon Wednesday, Jan. 7, deadline set by the body.

Council Signals Return to Schools Funding Mediation

It’s back to mediation Thursday, Jan. 8, in the six-year long schools funding deadlock between the city of Memphis and Shelby County Schools.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 89%


American Red Cross will host a blood drive Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 7 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, 5959 Park Ave. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-REDCROSS for eligibility requirements and appointments.

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Creative Destruction

CDC charts new course for Binghampton

For about three years Veronica Skinner called the two-story, 24-unit apartment building at 480 Tillman St. in the Binghampton neighborhood home.

Dunavant Award Nominations Open

With Memphis elections on the horizon in another election year, Rotarians are about to begin the process of selecting new winners of the Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards.

Funeral Services Set for Former Police Director

Walter Winfrey was part of a wave of Memphis Police officers who got their badges and hit the streets of Memphis in 1968.

Grizz Take Advantage of Knicks

While the New York Knicks were busy dismantling the wreckage that is the basketball franchise under the care of team president Phil Jackson, the Memphis Grizzlies simply wanted to grab the easy victory that had been set before them.

Proposed Lakeland Prep Site Considered

The proposed site for the new Lakeland Prep school is 94 acres of land north of U.S. 70, east of Canada Road.


Batts Joins HealthChoice as Complex Care Manager

Kenneth Batts has joined HealthChoice’s new Population Health team as complex care manager. In his new role, Batts will reach out to patients identified with complex medical needs to schedule home visits, where he’ll provide customized intervention and condition education, including goal setting, care coordination, and long-term support with the goal to achieve improvements in their health.


Top 10 2015 Marketing Trends That Matter

2015 marketing trend reports are a dime a dozen this time of year, though in reality many focus on fads, which by definition, have fleeting popularity. Fads are for gamblers. Marketing trends, on the other hand, are generally slower building, longer lasting and ideally a result of factual supporting data. As such, the RedRover Sales & Marketing team is predicting these 10 marketing trends worthy of consideration in your 2015 marketing strategy.


Appeal Against Corps Over Nashville Flood Denied

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was responsible for flood damage at the Grand Ole Opry in 2010.


Report: Agency Should Abandon Plans to Buy New Drones

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department's border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

Obama Taps Community Banker for Fed Board

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has selected the former head of a community bank in Hawaii to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board.

Departing Postmaster General Slams Banking Duties Proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) – Retiring Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe scoffed Tuesday at suggestions that the Postal Service could ease some of its chronic financial woes by branching out and offering basic banking services to its customers.

Forest Service Yanks $10 Million Contract to Boost Its Image

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has abruptly decided not to spend $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature.


TV Makers Design for Streaming Video to Stay Relevant

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels.

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