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VOL. 132 | NO. 95 | Friday, May 12, 2017

Trader Joe’s Developer Pulls Out of Project

A representative with Centennial American Properties, the developers of a planned Trader Joe's location on Exeter Road, told The Daily News Friday, May 12, the company no longer has any property in Germantown, leaving the future of the oft-delayed project in question.

Memphis Extends Contract of Football Coach Mike Norvell

After a winning season in his first year at the University of Memphis, head football coach Mike Norvell has had his contract extended through 2021.

CLERB Prepares Response To Rallings Rejection of Police Misconduct Claims

Members of the city Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board said Thursday, May 11, Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings’s dismissal of their three recommendations to reprimand or discipline police officers accused of misconduct will not be the last word on the cases. That’s even if Rallings’ decisions stand.

Southwest Tennessee Community College Moves Toward Change

Kenyatta Lovett, the executive director of the nonprofit education advocacy group Complete Tennessee, says there is an old joke in higher education that sometimes comes to the surface when change is promised or pledged.

Blight Summit to Mark Progress, Challenges

When the leaders of the city’s anti-blight effort gather at Clayborn Temple for their second annual summit Wednesday, May 17, on the next block south of the church will be an example of work still to be done.

Local Weather
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Wind: West at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 77%

EVENTS

The Memphis Greek Festival returns Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland St. Greek food, music, dancing, marketplace, kids’ activities, a food drive-thru and church tours are all part of the festivities. Call 901-327-8177 or visit memphisgreekfestival.com for details.

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Skydivers Plan ‘Boogie’ to Benefit Cancer Foundation

She’s a third-grade teacher by day, but on weekends you can find her hurtling at more than 100 mph from 14,000 feet up in the sky.

Last Word: Weekend Sonic Boom, CLERB's Response and Irvin Salky

Yes, those were the United States Navy Blue Angels buzzing Downtown Thursday afternoon in advance of their appearance at the Memphis Airshow Saturday and Sunday in Millington. That sound you heard after the flyover wasn’t a sonic boom. I don’t think they have those anymore. It was the sound of a really busy weekend following close behind.

Shelby County Schools Board Wants More Detail on Germantown Schools Offer

Shelby County Schools board members want more information about the offer this month from Germantown leaders to buy Germantown Elementary, Middle and High Schools from SCS for $25 million.

Le Bonheur Pulmonology Chief Wants to Expand Programs, Care

Dr. Patricia Dubin’s mother was a pediatric emergency department nurse. Her father was a general pediatrician.

Legislature Passes Slate of Bills, Adjourns

NASHVILLE – The Legislature wrapped up its business for the year, adjourning Wednesday after taking up a spate of last-minute bills, including postponing a bill increasing the amount of campaign contributions lawmakers could accept.

SPORTS

U of M Baseball Team Seeking Momentum Before AAC Tournament

As the University of Memphis finishes out its regular season, there is no guesswork about what the Tigers must do to reach the postseason: win the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

Real Game Changer? MAM’s Randy Odom

Randy Odom’s story starts with a youth basketball coach back in Big Spring, Texas. An otherwise anonymous guy named James Collinsworth, who became everything to a boy trying to find his way.

Time to Turn Down the Flame on Jones’ Hot Seat

When it comes to Butch Jones and the recent NFL Draft, it’s a matter of perspective.

New AD Fires Shot Easily Heard at Nelson Stadium

Tennessee coaches of all sports were alerted last Thursday when Sam Winterbotham was fired after 11 seasons as the Vols’ men’s tennis coach.

THE TIPPING POINT

Poag Works with Residents to Build Strong Neighborhoods

When it comes to community development, money helps. But if the neighborhoods don’t know what you’re up to – or if they don’t like it – you may as well stop now, because your plan is doomed to fail. It’s a lesson Memphis has learned the hard way.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Alternative English

HE MADE ME DO IT. “The devil made me do it,” we used to say, but we used to say lots of things, using words that seem quaint these days. Facts. History. Welcoming. Bipartisan. Diplomatic. Tasteful. Respectful. Considerate. Thoughtful. Credible. Reality. Presidential. But then, we used to use complete sentences, and care about meaning and the art of language.

Financial Spring Cleaning

Ray’s Take: This time of year our thoughts turn to spring – and cleaning. Sprucing up our yard. Clearing out closets and other clutter. But how about our finances? Spring is a great time to take a look at debt, savings, budgets and retirement plans with an eye to getting them all in shape.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee State Park Outsourcing Push Draws No Bidders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A push by Gov. Bill Haslam's administration to outsource hospitality services at a Tennessee state park has drawn no bidders.

Tennessee Attorney General Sues Pain Clinics, Alleging Fraud

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee attorney general is suing a chain of pain management clinics over claims of millions of dollars in TennCare fraud.

STATEWIDE

Murder Charges Raise Questions About Bounty Hunters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – About three weeks ago, just after midnight, a group of seven bounty hunters surrounded a car in a Wal-Mart parking lot and blocked it from leaving, according to court documents. Authorities say the bounty hunters believed an ex-convict who had skipped out on several court appearances was one of four men in the parked car.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Launches Commission to Investigate Voter Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent Computer Hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at modernizing and improving the nation's computer networks.

HEALTH CARE

More Price Hikes Likely for Government Insurance Markets

Early moves by insurers suggest that another round of price hikes and limited choices will greet insurance shoppers around the country when they start searching for next year's coverage on the public markets established by the Affordable Care Act.

TECHNOLOGY

Windows 10 Update Aims to Help Identify Best Photos, Videos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An upcoming feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 system will automatically identify the best photos and videos to help people create highlights of their experiences.

Shelby County Schools Board Wants More Detail on Germantown Schools Offer

Shelby County Schools board members want more information about the offer this month from Germantown leaders to buy Germantown Elementary, Middle and High Schools from SCS for $25 million.

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