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VOL. 133 | NO. 7 | Tuesday, January 9, 2018

FedEx to Construct $35.4 Million Building at World Hub

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. is preparing to expand operations at its World Hub at Memphis International Airport.

Crosstown Concourse Earns Prestigious LEED Design Award

Crosstown Concourse has won a significant design award – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, with Crosstown believed to be the largest such historic adaptive reuse project anywhere to win this certification.

McMullen: Legislative Session Influenced Timing in Monuments Removal

Several nonprofits approached the city administration about buying Health Sciences and Memphis parks before the Memphis City Council approved the sale of each to Memphis Greenspace last month for $1,000 each. And some of them said no.

Professional Soccer Returns to Memphis

There is still much not known about the United Soccer League (USL) team that will begin play in Memphis in 2019 at AutoZone Park.

Getting Shovel Ready

Tennessee gubernatorial candidates pledge to finish megasite

Candidates for various state-level offices up for grabs in the 2018 elections used the Southwest Tennessee Development District’s annual legislative luncheon in Jackson, Tennessee, last week to share their West Tennessee-centric campaign promises.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Historian Jimmy Ogle will present “Fall in Love with Memphis: Things That Make Our City Great.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

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City Council to Consider Ideas to Mitigate Kroger Closures

Memphis City Council members will talk Tuesday, Jan. 9, about the decision of Kroger’s Delta Division to close two of its Memphis stores in 3 1/2 weeks.

Last Word: Soccer Returns, Confederate Reprisals and Megasite Politics

So much going on off the field and on parts of the field in Atlanta Monday evening as Alabama beat Georgia – a clothesline, a punch thrown on the field and an attempt to throw another punch on the sidelines at an Alabama coach and all of that from a single Alabama player. So a lot of speculation after the College Football Playoff National Championship about how that will be resolved. Alabama over Georgia 26-23 in overtime.

Vintage901 Wine Festival Returns in March

A three-day wine festival is returning to Memphis in March, building on its inaugural offering last year and again steering proceeds to the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis.

Snapshot: Lewis Donelson Remembered

Jim Downing (left), Mary Relling (center) and William Evans (right) were among the hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Lewis R. Donelson III at his funeral service at Idlewild Presbyterian Church on Monday, January 8. Donelson, who died in his home at the Parkview on January 4, 2018, at 100 years old, was a former Memphis City Council member, state finance commissioner and co-founder of the Baker Donelson law firm.

Lorenzen Wright’s Ex-Wife Agrees to Face Charges

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities' attempt to send her from California to Tennessee, where she's charged with killing him nearly eight years ago.

SPORTS NOTEBOOK

OU Guard Young an Intriguing Lottery Prospect; Tigers Win; Conley Vows Return

Do you have Trae Young fever? Does just considering the possibility of the freshman Oklahoma Sooners point guard in a Grizzlies uniform inspire a rapid heartbeat, cause you to break out in a sweat, and dream of a massive turnaround as soon as next season?

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Two New Distribution Facilities, Southaven ‘Town Square’ In the Works

2481 Appling Road, Memphis, TN 38133: Salt Lake City, Utah-based aftermarket auto body parts distributer Certifit Inc. is planning to construct a 604,800-square-foot distribution facility at the southwest corner of Appling and Reese roads.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Power Of Leadership

Editor’s note: Part one of a three-part series. Volunteers play a key role in the life of nonprofits. They serve as board members, provide services and advocacy, and donate theirprofessional services. In the area of fundraising, the important role of volunteers cannot be overstated.

Predicting the Turn

A Back End of Innovation 2017 Conference keynote presentation by author Dave KnoxBy living in two worlds at once – both the corporate and startup worlds – Dave sees the fruitful interplay between the two and the spaces in between.

MEMPHIS AREA

Prosecutor: Man Who Fired at Mississippi Police is Shot Dead

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) – Officials say Mississippi police officers shot and killed an unidentified man after he fired at them during a chase.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Lawmakers Head Into Session With Elections Looming

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers return Tuesday for a session colored by upcoming elections and Gov. Bill Haslam's final lap before he hits his term limits.

US NEWS

US Hits Record for Costly Weather Disasters: $306 Billion

WASHINGTON (AP) – With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Apple Investors Urge Action to Curb Child Gadget Addiction

NEW YORK (AP) – Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters.

Retail Workers Feel Disruption From Shifting Shopper Habits

NEW YORK (AP) – With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always.

Americans Borrowed More in November Amid Solid Holiday Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers in November ran up nearly $28 billion in new debt on their credit cards and in new student, auto and other loans, a sign of growing confidence in the economy.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Justices Won't Step Into Mississippi Gay Rights Legal Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people.

SCOTUS to Hear Case Disputing Warrantless Motorcycle Search

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Do police have the right to go on private property – uninvited and without a warrant – to search a vehicle?

Fired Google Engineer's Suit Claims Reverse Discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) – The Google engineer who was fired for writing a memo criticizing Google for pushing diversity is suing the company, saying it discriminates against white men and conservatives.

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