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VOL. 132 | NO. 51 | Monday, March 13, 2017

The Week Ahead: March 14-20

Hey, Memphis! Despite the cold snap, spring is just a week away. Get outside and celebrate at Cooper-Young’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, or do a little garden shopping at the Spring Fling Garden Show. Check out what else is on our to-do list in The Week Ahead…

1892 Lynchings Remembered As Historic Moment

When a mob of approximately 75 men in black masks took Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell and Henry Stewart from a Downtown jail cell 125 years ago and shot them to death by a set of railroad tracks running by the Mississippi River, it was far from the first lynching in Memphis.

Busy Season for Start Co. Ramps Up

The Start Co. organization is continuing its busy start to 2017 by playing host to a group of military entrepreneurs later this month, as part of a tour designed to introduce veterans to entrepreneurship resources.

Memphis Airport Launches 'I Fly MEM' Contest

Through March 17, travelers at Memphis International Airport will have chance to win two round-trip tickets to Toronto, Canada,  which is the hub of Memphis’ newest addition, Air Canada.

Last Word: Calipari's Return, Moss, McDowell & Stewart and Unemployment Up

So John Calipari could be coming to town with his Kentucky Wildcats for the NCAA Southern Regional March 24 and 26 at the Forum. Aside from that local reminder of the long memory sports slights can have in our city, the regional in Memphis looks to be a big concentration of great college basketball in a city that hasn’t had a whole lot to cheer about recently on that front or the professional front.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The fourth annual Memphis Multicultural Career Expo will be held Monday, March 13, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The event brings together job seekers from different backgrounds and communities with hiring managers from more than 30 Memphis companies. Attendees are strongly recommended to wear professional attire and bring business cards and copies of their resume. Cost is free; visit careerexpomemphis.com for advance registration and a list of participating employers. 

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Land Use Control Board Nixes Downtown Street Closure

A developer’s plan to close a Downtown street was shot down by the Land Use Control Board on Thursday, March 9.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Tapping Young Donors

Looking beyond the baby boom generation, nonprofits must be strategic in courting donors, young and old

Amelia Thompson is everything a nonprofit is looking for now and in the future. A 30-year-old Memphian who graduated White Station High School, she has worked with a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. and been a buyer for Macy’s in New York.

Editorial: Jackson Case Spotlights Prosecutorial Problems

Five days after Noura Jackson was convicted of murdering her mother, one of the prosecutors filed a notice with the court saying he had not turned over a note from a key prosecution witness that might have helped the defense.

March 10-16, 2017: This week in Memphis history

1835: A letter from Mayor Marcus Winchester reads in part: “We are involved in another lawsuit involving important interests in relation to the John Rice grant. You are aware that since 1828 a mud bar has been accumulating in front of this town. During last summer two warrants were located upon this bar, in the name of J.D. Martin, amounting together to 44 1/2 acres, for which a grant has actually been obtained from the state.”

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Legal Dispute Puts Bar Louie's Future in Question

A legal dispute involving Bar Louie and Loeb Properties leaves the future of the franchise in Overton Square in question, according to documents filed by both parties with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Tennessee.

Slain TBI Agent De'Greaun Frazier To Have Facility Named After Him

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent De’Greaun ReShun Frazier was only 35 when he was shot and killed in Jackson while working an undercover drug operation.

Popular Austin-Based Burger Bar Coming to Overton Square

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, a nationally recognized burger and beer joint based out of Texas, will be Overton Square’s newest tenant, according to property owners Loeb Properties Inc.

Real Estate is a Way of Life for Judy McLellan

For Judy McLellan, real estate is more than a job – it’s a way of life. In fact, it’s the only life Crye-Leike Realtors Inc.’s No. 1 agent for 19 out of the last 20 years has known.

New Midtown Brewery Files $1.2M Building Permit Application

Memphis’ newest addition to the local craft beer scene has been cleared to begin construction on their new Midtown brewery.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Group Sues Over State Horse Massage Regulation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee free-market group is suing the state over regulation of horse massage therapy.

Hospital Association Says Tennesseans Could Lose Insurance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Hospital Association has come out against a new plan in Congress to repeal and replace the Obama health care law, saying the proposal poses "a dark forecast for the future of hospitals in Tennessee."

US ECONOMY

A Robust February Jobs Report Points to Resilient US Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a brisk pace – signs that a resilient economy has given many companies the confidence to hire in anticipation of solid growth ahead.

HEALTH CARE

Rookie Docs Can Work Longer, 24-Hour Shifts Under New Rules

CHICAGO (AP) – Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer – a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Cooperation, Payments to Owners Help VW Avoid Bigger Penalty

DETROIT (AP) – By cooperating with federal investigators and quickly agreeing to compensate car owners, Volkswagen likely will avoid a massive criminal fine for cheating on diesel emissions tests and trying to cover it up.

Google's Self-Driving Car Company Escalates Battle With Uber

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A self-driving car company founded by Google is presenting new evidence to support allegations that a former manager stole technology sold to Uber to help the ride-hailing service build its own robot-powered vehicles.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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