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VOL. 131 | NO. 237 | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cargill, Calysta Partner to Build New Facility on Presidents Island

Cargill’s 69-acre property on Presidents Island, which has remained dormant for nearly two years, will be the home of a new manufacturing facility that will create 75 jobs.

Shelby County November Vote Certified as Commission Eyes New $12M Machines

Shelby County Election Commissioners certified the Nov. 8 elections results Monday, Nov. 28 at a session that included a call by local Elections Administrator Linda Phillips to seek funding to buy a new voting system for the 2022 elections.

Memphis 3.0 Plan Effort Kicks Off in Frayser

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland kicked off the two-year drive Monday, Nov. 28, to a master city plan for the city’s 2019 bicentennial with a group of 50 people in Frayser.

St. Jude Study: More To Be Done

Data is beginning to come in from the deeper analysis of the lives of long-term survivors of childhood cancer as part of a program coordinated through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - and it shows, among other things, that more progress still needs to be made.

U of M Children’s Defense Clinic Assisting Local Youth with Legal Woes

Students at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law are making a significant impact in the courtroom this semester working to assist the city’s youth.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 66%


Southwest Tennessee Community College and Arkansas State University Mid-South will hold a process technology career fair Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Nabors Auditorium on STCC’s Macon Cove campus, 5983 Macon Cove. Employers including Hershey, Valero, Blues City Brewery and Lucite will be on hand. Visit southwest.tn.edu.

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Last Word: Fires In the East, Corker at Trump Tower and The Toll of the Cure

As our week here began very windy and very rainy with clouds all day Monday, there was a different kind of overcast day unfolding in East Tennessee. And by the time of this post the National Guard was patrolling parts of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge where wildfires had forced evacuations of both towns – all of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, according to the city manager of Pigeon Forge.

United Way, MIFA Leaders Work Toward Ending Poverty

Nearly two years into his tenure as the president and CEO of United Way of the Mid-South, Dr. Kenneth Robinson says the funder of 79 nonprofit organizations in the region continues to work toward a new basic goal – ending poverty.


Veterinarian Dr. Barden Greenfield Finds Calling as Pet Dentist

Dr. Barden Greenfield was rolling along with his private veterinary practice, happy enough in his work, but also wondering what the rest of his career might hold.

MATA Delays December Bus Changes

The Memphis Area Transit Authority has called off a Dec. 11 start for a series of route and service changes to the city bus system because a new planning team recently replaced MATA’s professional planning staff.


Back End Of Innovation Is The Hard Part

The Back End of Innovation Conference this year was in the perfect setting: New Orleans. The dynamic culture that gave the world Jazz and a North American culinary culture continues to inspire innovation and serve as a model for how to pivot and re-launch itself more powerfully than before after an epic tragedy, such as Katrina.

What is a Culture of Fundraising?

Part three of a three-part series. Everyone has to have a responsibility for fundraising. We call this a culture of fundraising. Others refer to it as a culture of philanthropy. Either way, this shared responsibility is at the core of nonprofit fundraising and sustainable organizations.


Children's Services Closer to End of Federal Court Oversight

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is getting closer to operating independently of federal oversight for the first time in 15 years.


Massachusetts Uber, Lyft Screenings Called Toughest in US

BOSTON (AP) — Drivers for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft will undergo what state officials call the most comprehensive background checks in the U.S. under agreements announced Monday by Gov. Charlie Baker's administration.


Feds: Railroads Slow to Make Progress on Train Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation's three busiest commuter railroads - which together serve nearly 1 million riders in the New York City area each day - continue to lag behind their smaller West Coast counterparts in installing sophisticated train-control technology that's seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors, federal regulators said Monday.


With Early Deals, How Much Will Cyber Monday Buyers Spend?

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans paused during the Monday after Thanksgiving to check out online deals and check off people on their holiday gift list. But so-called Cyber Monday may be in danger of losing its online sales title.


Volkswagen Teases With Sketch of New Upper Midsize Car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is coming out with a new model that will add to its offerings of larger cars in the United States, where its market share has lagged the competition.

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