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VOL. 130 | NO. 62 | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sammons Picks CAO Job

Former Memphis City Council member Jack Sammons is going back to City Hall and giving up his position as chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board.

Gamers Delight

Rec Room bar, arcade opens on Broad Avenue

As the crowd of attendees at a preview party Monday night for Broad Avenue’s newest enterprise relaxed on couches, ordered drinks at the bar, and played video games like Super Smash Bros. – several of which were projected on a 120-foot-wide wall for collective viewing – one thing was readily apparent.

Daily News Captures Seven Associated Press Awards

The Memphis Daily News won three first-place awards, and seven total, in the Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors annual contest.

Seminar to Outline Health Care Act’s Impact on Small Business

Some 231,000 Tennessee residents have signed up for health coverage or reenrolled through health insurance marketplaces born out of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature piece of domestic legislation implemented five years ago.

Tech Diversity

Group encourages young women in pursuit of technology careers

When Shiloh Barnat traces her career path, it begins at the keyboard of her grandmother’s clunky computer that was the cutting edge of technology in the late 1970s.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: West at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 60%


Memphis Botanic Garden will kick off the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “A Taste of Germany” Tuesday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event fea-tures eight wines or cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Central Station Project Relies on Local Institutions

At $55 million, the proposed redevelopment plan for Central Station that debuted last week isn’t quite the “vertical village” that Crosstown Concourse is. The price tag, all except $3 million of which is private financing, is about a quarter of the $200 million cost of Crosstown.

North Mississippi Boom Means More Changes

North Mississippi’s ongoing economic development boom is one side of the still-changing face of regionalism according to the mayors of Hernando and Southaven as well as the CEO of the power company that serves north Mississippi.

Shelby Farms Readies for Busy Earth Day Events

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy’s $52 million Heart of the Park fundraising campaign should be complete by fall 2016, with all new facilities open and amenities available for public use.

Hickory Hill’s Eden Square Ready for Takeoff

Five years after the city bulldozed away any trace of the old Marina Cove apartment complex in Hickory Hill and gave the land to a community development corporation, Power Center Academy is about to break ground on what is called the Eden Square development.


Orion Acquires Medical Center Property for New Branch

821 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38105, Sale Amount: $1.3 million -
Orion Federal Credit Union has acquired a key piece of Memphis Medical Center real estate for a new branch.


From Challenge to Success

Part two of a two-part series. Challenging finances and what feels like an onslaught of “bad press” can be part of the nonprofit experience. Addressing these is what leadership is all about. Keep an eye to the future, talk with your donors and stakeholders, and find a game-changing way to engage the community. This is the story of Regional One Health and its foundation.


Tennessee Fruit and Vegetable Farmers May Qualify for Reimbursement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is administering a reimbursement program for farmers who grow fruits or vegetables and have received Good Agriculture Practices certification.

Healthways Decides Against Selling Company After Review

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Healthways' board has decided against selling the company after reviewing its strategic options to boost shareholder value.


Haslam Urges Lawmakers to Look Beyond Politics on Medicaid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday urged fellow Republicans to look beyond political considerations as they prepare to vote on a revived version of his Insure Tennessee proposal.

State Rep. Mary Littleton to Run for Tennessee GOP Chairwoman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Rep. Mary Littleton is joining the race to become the next chair of the Tennessee Republican Party.


Business Forecasters Boost 2-Year Outlook for US Economy

A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.

Amazon.com Offering to Help Get Jobs Done Around the House

SEATTLE (AP) Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people to get projects and chores done around their homes.


IRS Plan Would Require Tax Forms for Wins of $600

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Casino operators in South Mississippi are coming out against an IRS proposal that would require players to file tax forms any time they win $600 or more on slot machines, keno or bingo.

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