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VOL. 132 | NO. 124 | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Juvenile Court Settlement Meets Resistance on County Commission

The first reviews from Shelby County Commissioners Wednesday, June 21, of the idea of dropping Justice Department oversight of Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court were highly critical.

City Council Pushes Back at Administration

Sometimes there are seven votes. Other times there aren’t. But Memphis City Council debates increasingly point to different thoughts about the city’s course as outlined by the administration of Mayor Jim Strickland.

Many Businesses Not Prepared for Cyber Attacks

While most local businesses believe a cyber attack or hack could significantly impact their bottom lines, many are not adequately prepared, according to a recent survey by SunTrust Bank.

FedEx Corp. Reports Strong Q4, Fiscal Year

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. reported a record Q4 and full-year earnings at its fourth-quarter earnings call Tuesday, June 20.

Last Word: Cyber Attacks, Second Farmers Market Downtown and The Council Way

It’s on. Shelby County commissioners coming out Wednesday in committee against the idea of ending Justice Department oversight of Juvenile Court. And the discussion was, as always, an interesting one including not only critics like commissioner Van Turner but commissioner Terry Roland and County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
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Wind: North at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 41%

EVENTS

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Network will hold an after-hours event Friday, June 23. It starts with a 5:30 p.m. dinner at The Pasta Kitchen, 875 W. Poplar Ave., suite 31, followed by live music at 7:30 p.m. at Tony’s Trophy Room, 929 W. Poplar Ave. No registration required; pay your own way. Visit colliervillechamber.com/events for details.

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Former St. Francis CEO Now Teaching at CBU

Dave Archer has never followed a prearranged plan for his career. The former CEO of St. Francis Hospital has always taken the next step, whatever that next step is, on faith.

Organizers Mobilize Against Confederate Monuments

If there was any doubt about the precise target of the still-forming movement to remove the city’s statues and monuments honoring Confederate leaders, that was dispelled Tuesday, June 20, as more than 300 people gathered at Bruce Elementary School.

SPORTS

Tigers’ Jimario Rivers Has Head Start On Doing the Dirty Work

When Josh Pastner recruited Jimario Rivers from Southwest Tennessee Community College, the University of Memphis coach envisioned him as a small forward who could play some at the four.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Ole Miss Buys Baptist Hospital in $22 Million Deal

2301 S. Lamar Blvd., Oxford, MS 38655 -
Ole Miss is buying Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi for $22 million, the university announced Thursday, June 15.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Called To Faithfulness, Not Success

If there was ever anyone who had a saintly solution to the ordinary trials of life, however grave, it was Mother Teresa.

Empower Your Frontline Employees to Avoid PR Crises

Over the last few months, there have been a number of PR gaffes within the airline industry, most of which stemmed from an interaction between a customer and an airline’s frontline employee(s). We can’t help but wonder how different the outcome could have been if the airline employees were empowered to provide a more plausible solution, rather than sticking to the rigid rules and regulations of corporate policy.

MEMPHIS AREA

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Heroin That Led to Overdose

MEMPHIS (AP) — A Halls, Tennessee man faces 25 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to selling heroin that led to a person's overdose.

REGIONAL NEWS

Tropical Storm Cindy: Drenching Rains, Flood Threat on Coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Cindy sent drenching rain bands over the north Gulf Coast on Wednesday, swamping low-lying coastal roads and pushing a waterspout ashore in one beachfront community as residents from east Texas to the Florida Panhandle warily eyed the storm's slow crawl toward land.

Mississippi Bicentennial Events Taking Place in Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A concert to celebrate 200 years of Mississippi statehood is taking place this weekend.

Groups File Lawsuits Over New Arkansas Abortion Restrictions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Abortion-rights groups asked a federal court Tuesday to block Arkansas from enforcing new restrictions lawmakers approved this year, including a ban on a commonly used second-trimester procedure that the groups say would make it nearly impossible for many women in the state to have an abortion.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Tyson Adopting Video, Welfare Checks in Poultry Operations

PLUMERVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds — not in response to previous "gotcha" moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a steward for millions of chickens, the company said.

Diageo to Buy Clooney's Tequila Brand in $1 Billion Deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Global liquor behemoth Diageo said Wednesday it will pay up to $1 billion to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney.

POLITICS

Angry Dems Turn Against Leaders After House Election Losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Saudi King Names Son Heir as New Generation Encircles Throne

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince on Wednesday, placing him first-in-line to the throne and laying the groundwork for an entirely new generation of royals to take the reins.

Angry Dems Turn Against Leaders After House Election Losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.

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PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 71 8,375
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
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