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VOL. 131 | NO. 40 | Thursday, February 25, 2016

Haslam Endorses Rubio

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has endorsed Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio in advance of the Tuesday, March 1, Tennessee primaries -- Republican and Democratic.

Luttrell Could Impact 2 Races

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell made a few stops between his first thought this month that he might want to run for Congress and going public with those thoughts Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Snapshots: Get an Early Taste of Old Dominick Distillery

Construction is underway at the Old Dominick Distillery, located at 301 Front St. When it opens to the public later this year, the distillery will brew and bottle two kinds of vodkas and three kinds of whiskey. Planned for the 1920s warehouse are two tasting rooms, a rooftop patio, restaurant and retail area in addition to best-in-class distillery infrastructure.

Keel Brings Sense Of Purpose to New St. Jude Role

Pat Keel started what would turn into a more than 30-year career in health care wanting to be a nurse practitioner – that is until life, as it so often does, intervened.

Beale Street Music Festival Marks 40th Year With 64 Acts

The last time Neil Young played Memphis, it was at the Mid-South Coliseum with a rockabilly band called the Shocking Pinks and Ronald Reagan was president.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Southeast at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 59%


Poplar Pike Playhouse will present the regional premiere of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Thursday, Feb. 24, through March 12 at 7653 Poplar Pike. The “Under the Sea Party With Ariel and Friends,” featuring a character lunch, crafts and a framed picture with Ariel, will be March 5 and 12 at noon. Visit ppp.org for details and tickets.

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Last Word: Timing and Numbers, Old Dominick Takes Shape and Zip Lines To Spring

Political opportunity is defined by timing.

Shelby Farms Zip Lines, Treetop Course Return March 5

A set of five zip lines, two “Tarzan” swings and 41 treetop obstacles are set to open March 5 in Shelby Farms Park for the second season of the Treetop Adventure Course.


Work Begins On Brewery Development

502 Tennessee St., Memphis, TN 38103 -
The parking garage portion of the greater Tennessee Brewery development is moving forward. Montgomery Martin Contractors pulled a $4.5 million construction permit to build a new four-story concrete parking garage. Brewery Master Tenant LLC as listed as the tenant for the property at 502 Tennessee St.


Creating A Culture Of Urgency

President Lincoln once said, “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” What amazing insight from someone living in an era we would consider as slow-paced compared to the frenetic pace of change in society today.

Civic Duty, Part 2

When last week’s column ended, I was serving on a jury in a 1985 Pulaski County, Ark., Circuit Court case. At issue was a $400 invoice for a brake job on a used car. In the rarest of rare actions, the judge gave this case to us, the jury, with no instructions. Except to say that the dispute was a contract case.

Rare Wins for Democrats on Guns, Outsourcing

Legislative Democrats got a chance to beat their chests a little bit after a proposal to allow guns in the state Capitol and Legislative Plaza failed, and they hope to do the same with outsourcing.


Supermarket Wine Bill Derailed Over Liquor Store Cap

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A legislative disagreement over protecting liquor stores from competition means Tennesseans looking to buy wine at their local supermarket will likely have to wait a little longer for the shelves to be stocked.

Tennessee Designates Barrett As Official State Rifle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – While Tennessee lawmakers balked last year at making the Holy Bible the official state book, they showed little hesitance Wednesday in designating an official state rifle.


US New-Home Sales Tumble in January, Big Decline in West

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans stepped back from buying new homes in January, as purchases plunged sharply in western states where prices are typically higher.


UPS Invests in Same-Day Delivery Company Deliv

NEW YORK (AP) – UPS, looking for ways to get goods to shoppers faster, is investing in same-day delivery company Deliv.


Probe: HealthCare.Gov 'Passive' on Heading Off Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) – With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report released Wednesday.


Lockdown: Apple Could Make It Even Tougher to Hack Phones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Suppose the FBI wins its court battle and forces Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. That could open all iPhones up to potential government scrutiny – but it's not the end of the story.

Facebook's 'Like' Button Gets 'Angry' and 'Sad' As Friends

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook's "like" button isn't going away, but it's about to get some company.

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