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VOL. 133 | NO. 56 | Monday, March 19, 2018

Penny Hardaway Expected to Become Memphis Coach First of Week

The University of Memphis is expected to formally announce former Tiger great Penny Hardaway as the new men’s basketball coach early this week, now that Hardaway has finished coaching East High School in the state tournament.

The Week Ahead: March 19-25, 2018

Good morning, Memphis! Spring fever’s in the air as the equinox officially arrives Tuesday morning. Tell winter to take a hike at the new Heels 4 Healing 5K for St. Jude this weekend, then let the kids dance the blues away at a pair of family ballet events. Here’s what else you should know about in The Week Ahead…

Strickland Unveils Pre-K Funding Plan Without Tax Hike or Referendum

The city has a plan to provide $6 million of the $16 million needed to fully fund prekindergarten in Memphis for 8,500 children starting when a federal grant that currently funds 1,000 of the existing 7,000 seats runs out in 2019.

County Commission Weighs New Majority, Past Experience in Preparing for Budget Season

Shelby County commissioners have plenty to occupy their time as they await the arrival of budget season in May. There is the planning and terms of the county getting into the sewer business, opioid programs and a lawsuit. There is also the exploration with the Memphis City Council and Greater Memphis Chamber of repositioning the city’s economic development pursuits.

Last Word: Preparing for 5G, The City's Pre-K Plan and Beyond the Classics

The East High and Hamilton High basketball teams are state champions at the end of the weekend. Much of the attention here has been on the East division because with that decided, East High coach Penny Hardaway is now free to be named coach of the Tigers. And it looks like Tuesday will be the day for that.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
91.0°F
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Wind: West at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 60%

EVENTS

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development brings its apprenticeship listening tour to Memphis Monday, March 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Bert Bornblum Library art gallery, 5983 Macon Cove. The goal of the tour is to determine the current state and future of area apprenticeship programs. Visit tn.gov/ecd/apprenticeship-tour.html for details and to RSVP.

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Around Memphis: March 19, 2018

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out...

Final Community Engagement Session Set to Discuss Brooks Museum Move

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is moving forward with a planned relocation from its longtime home in Overton Park to the city fire station at Union Avenue and Front Street. The city of Memphis has likewise begun looking for developers and planners who can help come up with a new use for the 102-year-old museum’s ornate Overton Park home.

TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

Small Cell Legislation Advancing, But Rural Options More Limited

NASHVILLE – Unable to get cell-phone service at a football game in Nashville or Knoxville? Can’t send a text from a Broadway honky tonk or Beale Street blues bar? Wondering how autonomous cars will ever work?

Tennessee Declines to Cover Legislative California Trip

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's Republican House and Senate leaders say the state isn't paying lawmakers or staffers to attend a California legislative summit.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Riviana, Ebrofrost Continue Work On $26M Frozen Food Facility

2360 Prospect St. -
Riviana Foods’ South Memphis rice facility is growing again. The Houston, Texas-based company has filed a $3.1 million building permit application for site work at the 2360 Prospect St. plant it shares with Ebrofrost North America, the U.S. arm of German rice and pasta manufacturer Ebrofrost Holding GmbH.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Making Art Work

The days of pulling in new audiences give way to reaching out

After he’d finished his part in a Memphis Symphony Orchestra performance a few weeks ago that included Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade for Violin, guest violinist Charles Yang came out on stage and did something unexpected.

Editorial: Tubby Smith Meant Well But Memphis Needed More

In two seasons as head basketball coach at the University of Memphis, Tubby Smith served the institution, the sport, and most importantly the players, with integrity.

This Week In Memphis History: March 16-22, 2018

2008: Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton proposes closing several public libraries, including the Cossitt, Gaston, Highland, Levi and Poplar-White Station branches. He floats the proposal to City Council members, saying it would save the city $1.5 million to $2 million.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

FedEx Investing $1 Billion in Memphis Hub Modernization

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. will spend $1 billion on a modernization of its Memphis hub over a six-year period, company founder, chairman and CEO Fred Smith announced Wednesday, March 14.

Smith Out as Tigers Basketball Coach, No Word on Replacement

As expected, the University of Memphis and head men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith parted ways on Wednesday, March 14.

Coming Full Square

One of the most iconic intersections in Memphis still has room to grow

For the first time in a while, Overton Square isn’t 100 percent leased. And while no one really expects that to be the case for very long, these rare vacancies provide a good chance to stop and examine what the popular entertainment destination has going on.

Nichols Retires From Playhouse, Detroit is New Executive Producer

Jackie Nichols, the founder of Playhouse on the Square, has retired. The theater board has named Michael Detroit as the new executive producer of the 49-year-old organization that includes Circuit Playhouse and Evergreen Theatre.

Nashville Restaurateur Flies Back To Memphis with Food Truck

Come September, Jesse McDonald will be serving wings out of his new food truck, New Wing Order, with a menu that includes wings, Buffalo chicken tacos and barbecue nachos.

STATEWIDE

US House Passes Legislation to Name Bridge for Journalist

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The U.S. House has passed legislation that would honor a longtime Tennessee newspaper editor who advocated for completion of the Foothills Parkway with a bridge on the parkway named for him.

2017 Study: DUI Offenses at Tennessee Colleges Up 60 Percent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says reported DUI offenses on college campuses in the state have increased by more than 60 percent.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

WSJ: Fed Investigation Into Wells Fargo Broadens

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal investigation into Wells Fargo has broadened to include its wealth-management division, according to a Wall Street Journal report Friday.

Surge in Airline Hiring Boosts Interest in Aspiring Pilots

DALLAS (AP) – Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit.

LL Bean: No Bonus After Tough Year, More Jobs to Be Cut

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) – L.L. Bean's sales dipped slightly over the past year, forcing the elimination of worker bonuses for the first time since 2008, but the CEO told workers on Friday that changes adopted in recent months are putting the company on a "path to a more prosperous future."

Why So Few Female Fund Managers? It's Not Their Performance

NEW YORK (AP) – Why is just one of every 10 managers at the helm of U.S. mutual funds a woman?

TECHNOLOGY

Appeals Court Nixes Some FCC Rules on Robocalls

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad.

EDUCATION

For Some Defrauded Students, Only Partial Loan Forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Education has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct schools, The Associated Press has learned.

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