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VOL. 131 | NO. 104 | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

THDA Resumes Inspections of HUD-Subsidized Apartments

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency plans to inspect at least a dozen apartment complexes in Memphis where federal subsidies pay tenants’ rent.

U of M Receives Urban Childhood Institute Grant

The Urban Child Institute has awarded the University of Memphis a $2 million grant to support the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Prevention Project.

ASD Offers To Collaborate On I-Zone School In Raleigh

The state-run Achievement School District is offering to collaborate with Shelby County Schools on the ASD’s planned takeover of Raleigh-Egypt Middle School in August.

Memphis Fashion Incubator Looking for Permanent Space

Andrea Fenise lays a sheet of ivory fabric over her desk and cuts diagonally with precision.

Former Church Health Center President Joins Methodist

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has added former Church Health Center president Antony Sheehan to its leadership team.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
47.0°F
Fair
Wind: from the Northwest at 15.0 gusting to 21.9 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

Goodwill Austin Peay Job Center will hold a job fair Thursday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3830 Austin Peay Highway. Local companies that are actively seeking workers in a variety of employment options will be on hand. Visit goodwillmemphis.org/jobcenter for details. 

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Commission, Shelby County Schools Leaders Talk Funding

Shelby County Commissioners set the stage for a Wednesday, May 25, budget committee session on school funding by holding up $2.8 million in redirected Shelby County Schools funding at its Monday meeting.

Last Word: Graduation Day and Our Outrage, An ASD Offer In Raleigh and Fashion

According to Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson, 15,000 people have watched the several dozen high school graduation ceremonies the school system has streamed live on its website including the 14 graduations held Saturday.

AutoZone Third-Quarter Results Miss Expectations

Memphis-based auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. knows how to grow its net sales, manage its balance sheet, handle shareholder capital and do a host of other things that have helped it generate an unbroken string of double-digit earnings per share growth the past 39 quarters.

City Opens Up Mid-South Coliseum to Reviews

For a week in June, the city will allow citizen groups with qualified experts including architects and engineers to have access to the Mid-South Coliseum for four hours at a time twice a day.

SPORTS

Sports Notebook: If He’s Available, Should Grizzlies Take Labissiere In First Round?

While it’s difficult to imagine the NBA matching the NFL for draft night drama this year – hopefully there are no Twitter bong photos seconds before tipoff – the mock drafts don’t seem to agree a lot beyond LSU forward Ben Simmons going to Philadelphia first overall and Duke forward Brandon Ingram going second overall to the Los Angeles Lakers.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Balink Chosen to Lead The Exchange Club Family Center

Jennifer Balink has been named executive director of The Exchange Club Family Center, where she’ll begin her duties July 1. In her new role, Balink aims to secure and direct every available resource toward breaking the cycle of child abuse and family violence in the Memphis community. 

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

You Aren’t Made for Every Job

The number one reason employees change jobs varies depending on the source you’re reading. One list includes “appreciation and recognition” while another says “unsatisfied with upper management.” Whatever the reason given, one thing’s for sure. These answers can all be grouped under one important category – cultural fit.

A Lesson From Oprah

The service industry just isn’t what it used to be. Mediocre is the norm, and attention to detail seems all but lost in this fast-paced world. That’s why companies that actually deliver on what they say they will, when they say they will, stand a breed apart.

Stacking Your Odds for Success

Looking through his old toys, my son found his stacking cups and challenged me to a competition. Cup stacking is a bizarre game of skill and speed with the goal being to build pyramids out of cups as quickly as possible and then collapse them and build again.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee's Newest Prison Halts Admissions After Problems

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's newest prison has had to halt new admissions after just four months of full operation.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Harris' White House Trip Rejected by State GOP Officials

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Over the last two years, Tennessee state senators have been reimbursed for out-of-state travel for meetings from Florida to Alaska, and on topics ranging from school vouchers to the dangers of radical Islam.

Court: State Must Provide TennCare Applicants Fair Hearing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld an order requiring Tennessee's Medicaid program to provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Monsanto Rejects $62B Bayer Bid, But Still Open to Talks

NEW YORK (AP) – Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Opens Wallet to Extend Internet in Remote Areas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it's taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals.

Coming Soon to Twitter: More Room to Tweet

NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or fewer.

Google Maps Directions May Soon Lead You to ... More Ads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – You might start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google's popular mapping service.

ASD Offers To Collaborate On I-Zone School In Raleigh

The state-run Achievement School District is offering to collaborate with Shelby County Schools on the ASD’s planned takeover of Raleigh-Egypt Middle School in August.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 23 8,633
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 56 13,567
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 23 5,092

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