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VOL. 131 | NO. 220 | Thursday, November 3, 2016

Midtown Kroger Opens With Pedestrian Focus on Busy Union Avenue

The carillon at Idlewild Presbyterian Church played the University of Memphis fight song Wednesday, Nov. 2, as the parking lot of the Midtown Kroger filled with cars. A block away a fire truck’s siren mixed with the church bells as the truck left the Union Avenue fire station to a call.

Street Near Methodist To Be Renamed After Shorb

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare CEO Gary Shorb is retiring from the hospital system at year’s end. In addition to a legacy that’s included 15 years as Methodist’s CEO, plus other leadership roles at Methodist and at Regional One Health, Shorb is also leaving something behind in the city’s medical district – his name.

Laurelwood Getting $1M Renovation, New Retailers

Laurelwood Shopping Center will undergo a $1 million renovation and is bringing in two new tenants, a local fine gifts retailer and a New York-based clothier.

Deer Hunting Season Brings More Food For Needy Through TWF Program

For Melvin Williams, chef at Alpha Omega Veteran’s Services, receiving venison donated by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is a special treat each hunting season.

Last Word: The Curses, Early Voting's Last Day and Midtown Kroger's First Day

The goat, the curse, whatever you choose to call it – it’s over for the Cubs who are baseball’s world champions. And even in this basketball town, there is something about the tradition of baseball that commands attention. But alas October belongs to the political surprise in Presidential races exclusively as once again the World Series is decided in November.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: from the Northwest at 15.0 gusting to 20.7 mph
Humidity: 48%


St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral will host Fearless Dialogues, a grassroots nonprofit initiative committed to creating unique spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations, Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 700 Poplar Ave. The free workshop is open to the public; dinner and childcare provided. Visit stmarysmemphis.org.

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Snoop Dogg, Cat Power Among Artists Honoring 2016 Music Hall of Fame Inductees

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame will be honoring six musicians tomorrow at its 2016 induction ceremony at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, an event that will also include appearances and performances by artists like Snoop Dogg and Cat Power.

Council Rejects 2 Car Lots, Amends DROP Freeze for C-Suite

Starting a used car lot used to be a lot simpler. In fact it was considered a right – “development by right” – until a change in recent years in the local Unified Development Code.

Verso Laying Off 190 at Maine Mill

Memphis-based Verso Corp. is laying off 190 workers at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, as it temporarily idles one of its paper machines there.


All Roads End in Hollywood

Blame it on Disney Pixar. When our son was younger he was obsessed with the “Cars” movie.


Things I already knew, but have recently reconfirmed: That, at any given time, my clothing (including the contents of my pockets) weighs about six pounds.


More Than $16M Flows to Tennessee Legislative Candidates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – More than $16 million in political contributions has flowed to candidates running for seats in the Tennessee General Assembly this year.


Restoration Work on Cupola of Tennessee Capitol Underway

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Restoration work is getting underway on the cupola of the Tennessee Capitol building.

Poll Shows Arkansas Voters Split Over Medical Pot Plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas voters were narrowly split over a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before the state Supreme Court disqualified a competing measure from next week's ballot, according to a poll released Wednesday by the University of Arkansas.


Fed Leaves Key Rate Unchanged But Hints at Upcoming Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday, six days before Americans choose a new president, but hinted again that it would likely raise rates soon.


Facebook Pushes Ahead With Video Ambitions

NEW YORK (AP) – Whether it's a video clip of your friend's dog or a live stream of the presidential debates, you are likely watching more videos on Facebook than ever. And that means you're also more likely to see video ads.


LinkedIn, Glassdoor Add Tools to Reveal Your Pay Potential

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Money isn't everything, but it counts for a lot at work. That's why work-related websites like LinkedIn and Glassdoor are adding new online tools to help professionals understand their salary potential.

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