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VOL. 131 | NO. 202 | Monday, October 10, 2016

The Week Ahead: October 10-16

Happy Monday, Memphis! Get ready for an eclectic mix of fairs, food and festivals to keep you entertained this week. Check out details on those and other need-to-know happenings in The Week Ahead…

Southwest President Says Community College Going in ‘Wrong Direction’

For a room with several dozen brightly colored balloons and a buffet, the small auditorium at Southwest Tennessee Community College on Macon Cove got very quiet last week when SWTCC president Tracy D. Hall began talking about her 14-month tenure as leader of the city’s community college.

FDIC Report Presents Latest Local Deposit Snapshot

For Metropolitan Bank Memphis market CEO Philip May, it’s not a difficult question to answer.

Nearly 300 New Apartment Units Headed to McLean Boulevard Intersections

Two projects planned a block apart from each other will flood the Midtown market with luxury rental units.

Last Word: Haslam on Trump, Midtown Apartment Blitz and Beyond Parks

Trump vs. Clinton or Giants vs. Packers? America Chooses.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
82.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

NAWBO Memphis will celebrate Women in Small Business Month with a “makers” panel at its October luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. The owners of four creative businesses will discuss the challenges of pricing talent, promoting oneself and growing a business. Visit nawbomemphis.org for details and tickets.

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Gestalt to Exit ASD Schools in North Memphis

Gestalt Community Schools will not be running Humes Preparatory Academy Middle and Klondike Preparatory Academy Elementary schools after the end of the current school year, the charter school announced Friday, Oct. 7.

Tigers Ride Big Plays – and Defense – to Win Over Temple

From the sideline, Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson watched history unfold as Tony Pollard raced 95 yards and erased a 20-year gap between kick returns for touchdowns.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Green Renaissance

Memphis rediscovering itself and aiming higher

As director of Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Jen Andrews has been on the front lines of what can fairly be called a green revival in Memphis. And she is amazed at how much change has occurred over the last decade, a rebirth that spans not just across the miles but now seems embedded in the city’s psyche.

Editorial: Memphis Moving Beyond the Parks

The word “parks” doesn’t begin to adequately describe what is currently happening in Memphis.

October 7-13, 2016: This week in Memphis history

2015: City Council member Jim Strickland upsets incumbent Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, taking 42 percent of the vote in the mayor’s race to 20 percent for Wharton. Wharton becomes only the second incumbent mayor to lose a re­election bid in the history of the mayor-council form of government. And Strickland becomes only the second mayor elected from a seat on the council.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Two More Boutique Hotels to Arrive Soon

An out-of-town developer with one hotel planned for the Downtown market has purchased the former Memphis College of Art graduate school at 477 South Main for another hotel.

Hall Says Southwest Tennessee Community College Must Change

The president of Southwest Tennessee Community College told teachers and other staff of the school Thursday, Oct. 6, that they are sending students on “journeys of confusion” with answers that either make no sense or are different than the answers students get elsewhere on campus.

Artspace Locks in Rents in Hot Area

A Downtown apartment complex will lock in affordable rents in one of Memphis’ most expensive areas. The South Main Artspace Lofts saw a formal groundbreaking Thursday, Sept. 29, at the giant United Warehouse building at 138 St. Paul Ave., tucked off of South Main.

Logistical Nightmare

Lamar Avenue is a $300 million problem. Rush hour on Lamar turns into several hours, and for the hundreds of distribution centers located near the corridor, just-in-time delivery is nearly impossible in the face of miles of congested traffic.

Memphis Trucker Drives 5 Million Miles With No Accidents

Joe Brown didn’t understand what the big deal was Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the YRC Freight Memphis terminal and distribution center in South Memphis.

MEMPHIS AREA

Memphis Grizzlies Waive Guard Tony Wroten

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Tony Wroten after he played in one preseason game.

Man Defends Facebook Live Video of Heroin-Overdosed Couple

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A man who filmed a couple who had overdosed on heroin and were lying unconscious on a Memphis sidewalk as people mocked them is defending his decision to post the video live on Facebook.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Black Caucus: Don't Cut Civil Rights Milestones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators on Friday called for a public response to help keep civil rights milestones in Tennessee history from being removed from the social studies standards for public schools.

STATEWIDE

Kennedy Named to State Open Government Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)Sam Kennedy, a former Tennessee Press Association president who helped push for the state's sunshine law, was inducted to the State Open Government Hall of Fame in Washington this weekend.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Medical Board Passes Rules for Remote Health Visits

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas State Medical Board has passed telemedicine rules to allow doctors to examine patients from a distance through audio and visual technology.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Mylan to Pay $465M Settlement Over Medicaid EpiPen Rebates

Drugmaker Mylan will pay $465 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicaid for its life-saving EpiPen, ending one of the controversies over the soaring price of the emergency allergy injection.

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MORTGAGES 100 182 11,496
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 28 1,662
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