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VOL. 131 | NO. 231 | Friday, November 18, 2016

Shelby County Sheriff Sued Over Problems With Records System

A class-action lawsuit filed by Just City claims people were held for "unreasonable" lengths of time at the Shelby County Jail after trouble with the new computer records system.

DMC Outlines 2017 Plans, Recaps 2016 Successes

The Downtown Memphis Commission is looking ahead with strategies to improve the pedestrian experience, support large-scale hotel developments, attract corporate headquarters both large and small, and enhance the Main Street Mall.

Trezevant Manor to Undergo Flurry of Capital Projects

A nearly $40 million bond issuance is fueling a whirlwind of activity for the faith-based nonprofit institution Trezevant Manor, which is using the proceeds for everything from funding capital improvement projects to saving big on refinancing outstanding debt.

Porter-Leath Engages Community in Promoting Literacy

Porter-Leath has a long history of serving Memphis’ most vulnerable children, a mission on full display recently when more than 400 volunteers joined nearly 2,000 children in classrooms around Memphis to read “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich.”

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
44.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 55%

EVENTS

Nutcracker Ballet Ensemble & School will perform “Nut ReMix” with special guest Charles “Lil Buck” Riley Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18-20, at the Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St. The show is a new take on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” set on Beale Street, with music performed by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band. Visit newballet.org for times and tickets.

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THE TIPPING POINT

Hobson Helps Memphis Kids Get Healthy

At parties, people ask Thomas Hobson what he does for a living. When he tells them, he usually gets a response he describes as “thanks but no thanks.”

THE PRESS BOX

Spanish McGregor Walk A Gasol-Conley Production

Put aside the big contracts the Grizzlies gave center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley. Because truth is, although the Grizzlies could pay them more as returning agents, Conley and Gasol also could have earned rich deals in bigger cities where the rosters were closer to being title-ready.

SPORTS

Coaching Them Up: Two Games In, Tubby Smith’s Fingerprints on Tigers

They look different. The way they talk is different. And most important, the way they play is different.

OK Vols Fans, Do You Really Want Alabama Again?

Be honest, Vols fans: Do you really want a rematch with Alabama in the SEC Championship game?

Titans Desperately Need to Get Past Indy Jinx

It’s time. In a weak AFC South, the Tennessee Titans appear to be at least a year ahead of schedule in their quest for playoff contention.

For Better or Worse, Dobbs Defines Jones Era

Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs will be one of 11 senior scholarship players honored at Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. home finale against Missouri at Neyland Stadium.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Protecting Your Parents From Financial Exploitation

Ray’s Take Financial abuse against elderly victims is nothing new. With an aging population and more access to personal information online, it’s a crime that’s reaching epidemic proportions.

One of Us

IMPLICITLY AND EXPLICITLY, ONE OF US. I’ve been reading about implicit bias lately. It’s complicated but I like the way the National Center for State Courts describes it. In part:

STATEWIDE

Property Where Johnny, June Cash Lived Up for Sale

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The famous Tennessee lakeside property where Johnny and June Carter Cash spent much of their 35-year marriage has been listed for sale.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas High Court Bars Union From Protesting at Wal-Mart

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A labor union was kept barred from protesting or demonstrating at Wal-Mart's stores and offices in Arkansas after the state's highest court on Thursday scaled back a judge's order prohibiting the group from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.

Arkansas Ten Commandments Statue Advances to Public Hearing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A plan to build a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Arkansas state Capitol has advanced, with a state panel voting the proposal can now face a public hearing.

EDUCATION

Mississippi Wants Former College Students to Finish Degrees

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Leaders of Mississippi's universities and community colleges are announcing a plan to encourage people to complete college degrees.

Data: Better Payoff for Public College Career Program Grads

WASHINGTON (AP) – Graduates of career training programs at public colleges tend to land better paying jobs than those who attended for-profit schools, according to government data released Thursday.

RESTAURANT NEWS

You Deserve a Seat Today: McDonald's Expanding Table Service

NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's wants to makes its fast-food outlets feel more like restaurants, with plans to eventually expand table service across its U.S. locations.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Boosts Efforts to 'Do Good' With New Tools

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is offering new tools for charity fundraising, for marking yourself safe during a crisis and for helping others – or asking for help – after a natural disaster.

Ambitious Airbnb Adds Local Tours and Activities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Not content to just rent out rooms and homes, Airbnb is adding local tours and activities to its travel services in a number of cities.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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