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VOL. 131 | NO. 247 | Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rhodes College Names First Female President

The new president of Rhodes College comes to the Midtown liberal arts college from being president of Austin College in Texas.

UTHSC Faculty Members Get Almost $4M In Funding for Military Research Projects

A trio of University of Tennessee Health Science Center professors has won almost $4 million in grant funding to pursue studies that could produce insights eventually useful to the military.

Dunavant Awards Give Recognition Some Rarely Experience

It’s been said that character is defined by what you do when nobody is watching.

Medical District Using Tactical Urbanism to Increase Walkability

Redevelopment in dense city centers provides a unique set of problems for urban planners. Decades and sometimes centuries of overlapping growth make utilizing every possible square foot of land a necessity.

Last Word: New Rhodes President, Billy Hyman and the Fast Track

The biggest political betting pool of the post-election season ends Tuesday as President elect Donald Trump said Monday by Twitter that he would name his nominee for Secretary of State Tuesday morning.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 65%


NAWBO Memphis will present “Lighting the Way,” its 18th anniversary and holiday celebration, Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Crescent Club Founders Room, 6075 Poplar Ave. Guest speakers include Jozelle Booker, MLGW’s Supplier Diversity Program administrator and procurement and contracts manager and Shelby County Commissioner Heidi Shafer. Tickets are $15. Register at nawbomemphis.org.

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Fred’s Considering HQ Relocation in Revamp

Memphis-based retailer fred’s Inc. is studying a few options for relocating its Memphis headquarters at 4300 New Getwell Road, locations that CFO Rick Hans told The Daily News are all within a few miles of the current headquarters.

EMPHASIS Regional Business

Marion Near Downtown Memphis But Retains Its Small-Town Identity

The location is the selling point. It comes with a small-town way of life and easy access to Downtown Memphis.

Evolving PILOT Programs in Memphis Look to Restore Competitive Balance

When the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine approved its Fast Track payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) program earlier this year, it was with the hopes of bringing back a competitive balance between Memphis and North Mississippi.

Crittenden County Deposit Leader Fidelity National Bank Turns 50

Fidelity National Bank in West Memphis is enjoying its 50th year in business, and through the decades the bank has become a fixture of the local community.


Innovation Inside the Box

2016 Back End of Innovation Conference keynote by Drew Boyd, executive director of the Master of Science in marketing, University of Cincinnati.

3 Ways to Launch Fundraising in the New Year

The new year is soon upon us, complete with new year resolutions. Some are personal: Lose weight, exercise more, be a more loving person, spend more time with family, quit smoking. … Others relate to the nonprofit organizations we work with. To help you prepare your nonprofit organization or institution for a most positive year, we offer these three suggestions.


Governor Seeks Quick Action on Disaster Request for Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's governor has sent a request to President Barack Obama to expedite a major disaster declaration for five of the state's counties to aid in recovery from wildfires and severe storms.


Mississippi Officials Worry About Future Opioid-Related Problems

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi officials are worried that the state could end up with an opioid problem like other states that have battled with drug addiction.


Ethics Experts: Trump Invites Trouble If He Keeps Businesses

NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump says he will step away from managing his business empire while he's in office – but he's not going to sell it off. If he follows through, he will shatter a presidential precedent on conflicts, and ethics experts say he will open the door to investigations and lawsuits that could hobble his administration.


Supreme Court Upholds Broad Reach of Bank Fraud Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law prohibiting bank fraud, a ruling that gives the government more leeway to prosecute financial crimes.


With Fed Expected to Hike, Attention Turns to What It Says

WASHINGTON (AP) – There isn't much doubt about what the Federal Reserve will do when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: It's all but certain to raise its benchmark interest rate – its first increase in a year.

Federal Budget Deficit Jumps to $136.7 Billion in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government's deficit jumped sharply in November but for the first two months of the budget year is running 10 percent lower than a year ago.

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