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VOL. 132 | NO. 218 | Thursday, November 2, 2017

City Fairgrounds Plan Keeps Coliseum on Hold

When it unveils a general plan for Fairgrounds redevelopment Monday, Nov. 6, the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will put the emphasis on setting the stage for a fuller redevelopment.

Campbell Clinic Invests $30M In Germantown

Campbell Clinic is in the throes of $30 million expansion of its Germantown campus, comprised today of a 60,000-square-foot clinic and 12,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center on 15 acres near Wolf River Boulevard and Germantown Road.

Run Women Run

Forum to encourage women to seek political office

In 2018, Shelby County voters will be presented with a long ballot as candidates compete for most county offices, many school board and suburban government positions and congressional and legislative seats.

Trustmark Centre Sells for Nearly $20M

An iconic East Memphis office building has switched hands for $19.7 million.

Last Word: Fairgrounds Early Reveal, Campbell Clinic Expands and Medical Pot

The season settles in for the Grizz and opponents adjust to the team’s post Grit n Grind strategy. So it was the Magic over the Grizz Wednesday at the Forum 101 – 99. As that was happening, the Houston Astros were winning the seventh and final game of the World Series, once known as the October classic that has once again ended on November 1. Compounding this heresy, did you think I wouldn’t notice that the Astros are no longer a National League team. TRADITION.

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Mama Gaia will donate 25 percent of all sales made at both its locations Thursday, Nov. 2, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Crosstown Concourse location (1350 Concourse Ave., suite 137) is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the Overton Square location (2144 Madison Ave.) is open 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit mamagaia.net for details.

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SCS Board Refuses State Order to Share Student Information With Charters

Shelby County Schools board members put their feet down Tuesday, Oct. 31, and said they will not share student information with the state-run Achievement School District and charter schools operating as part of the ASD.


Medical Marijuana Might Finally Get Past Objections

Medical marijuana legislation is evolving, not to ease people’s debilitating pain but to help it pass the General Assembly, where it’s giving some lawmakers heartburn.


The Best Places to Travel at Christmas

If you’re traveling for the holidays, chances are it’s to visit family. But not all Christmas travel has to be to visit grandma.


Guns to be Allowed at New Tennessee Legislative Complex

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – People with state-issued handgun carry permits will be allowed to be armed within Tennessee's new legislative office complex.

University of Tennessee Knoxville Working to Prevent Hazing

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Hazing at the University of Tennessee Knoxville has led school officials to form a team to address and help mitigate incidents.


Compressor Maker Announces Smaller Mississippi Expansion

VERONA, Miss. (AP) – A compressor maker will make a scaled-down expansion of its northeast Mississippi factory after scrapping larger plans.


Fed Leaves Key Rate Unchanged But Hints at Future Hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) – With a new Federal Reserve leader about to be announced, the Fed is keeping its key interest rate unchanged. It also hints that it's preparing to resume raising rates as the economy shakes off the impact of recent hurricanes.

Text of the Fed's Statement After its Meeting Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) – Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:


Walmart Hopes to Make Stores Livelier for the Holidays

NEW YORK (AP) – As more shoppers shift online, Walmart hopes to make its stores more fun this holiday season.

Hilton Will Pay $700,000 to Settle Case Over Data Breach

NEW YORK (AP) – Hotel operator Hilton will pay $700,000 to settle an investigation into two separate data breaches that exposed more than 350,000 credit card numbers.

Package Wars: Postal Service Offers Next-Day Sunday Delivery

WASHINGTON (AP) – As consumers demand ever-quicker and convenient package delivery, the U.S. Postal Service wants to boost its business this holiday season by offering what few e-commerce retailers can provide: cheap next-day service with packages delivered Sundays to your home.

Airlines See Thanksgiving Travel Rising 3 Percent

Get ready for bigger airport crowds over Thanksgiving this year.


Lawmakers Release Russia-Linked Facebook Ads

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.

Trump Opioid Panel Wants Drug Courts, Training for Doctors

President Donald Trump's commission on the opioid crisis is calling for more drug courts, more training for doctors and penalties for insurers that dodge covering addiction treatment.

City Fairgrounds Plan Keeps Coliseum on Hold

When it unveils a general plan for Fairgrounds redevelopment Monday, Nov. 6, the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will put the emphasis on setting the stage for a fuller redevelopment.

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