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VOL. 131 | NO. 129 | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

City Responds to Police Search Lawsuit

The city of Memphis isn’t entitled to a list of everyone who applied for the job of Memphis Police Director and will only get a list of 5 to 6 finalist from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Loeb Properties to Reposition YoLo, Kwik Shop Grill

YoLo Frozen Yogurt in Overton Square and the Kwik Shop Grill at Central Avenue and East Parkway are both on their way out.

Long-Term Issues Push County Budget To Deadline

It’s not the basics that are keeping Shelby County Commissioners from a majority vote on school funding in the new operating budget.

First Horizon CFO Touts Growth Opportunities, Conservative Approach

The chief financial officer of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company took a message of expansion, of stronger loan portfolios and being smarter than the competition about which deals to pursue in a meeting with analysts in New York City earlier this month.

Last Word: Democrats Settle, Scotty Moore and the Top Cop Search

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Mary Mancini ordered the Shelby County Democratic Party to settle its differences with former local party chairman Bryan Carson Tuesday and accept his offer to repay the party $6,000 at $100 a month..

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 43%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix–Memphis Campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

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ServiceMaster to Change Mall’s Exterior

Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. and its landlord, Belz Enterprises, plan to remove the pedestrian skybridge into the Peabody Place development that crosses over Second Street and will add more than 50 new windows to the second and third levels on the Second Street side of the mall.

Downtown Memphis Commission Creates Temporary Grant Program for Creatives

The Downtown Memphis Commission is accepting applications for grants that will activate the street with creative meet-ups and art installations.

Kevin Dean Leaves Legacy at Literacy Mid-South for ‘New Adventure’

After five years of leading the charge for building a stronger community of skilled readers, Thursday, June 30, is Kevin Dean’s last day as executive director of Literacy Mid-South. He leaves behind a legacy of milestones he orchestrated for the nonprofit organization, which aims to provide literary resources to all backgrounds and ages.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Chamber Names Simmons Director of Public Policy

Haley Simmons has joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as the director of public policy, a new position in the chamber’s community development department. In this role, Simmons will be focused on enhancing the chamber’s advocacy efforts to inform and engage its members on important policy issues, and he’ll also be responsible for growing the chamber’s role in education initiatives.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Career Independence Day

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. It’s so close that you can almost smell the fireworks and taste the barbecue. But, before Independence Day was a family holiday, it was a commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a celebration of the independence of the United States from Britain.

6 Signs Your Website Is No Longer Working for You

Your website is a first look into your company. It’s a reflection of your company’s culture as well as your leadership. But simply having a website isn’t enough. It must have a purpose – and if that purpose doesn’t yield measurable results, this could be the first sign that your website no longer fits the needs of your company.

SPORTS

Pat Summitt, Winningest Coach in D1 History, Has Died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who lifted the women's game to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday. She was 64.

Appreciation: Pat Summitt Used the Sport to Empower Women

Needing yet another men's basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program.

EDUCATION

Walton Foundation Launches $250M Charter School Initiative

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) – A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton has announced a $250 million initiative to support charter schools in 17 cities across the U.S.

HEALTH CARE

Medicare Weighs Changes to Controversial Plan on Cancer Meds

WASHINGTON (AP) – Trying to salvage a controversial experiment to confront rising drug costs, the Obama administration Tuesday hinted at modifications to an ambitious plan that would revamp Medicare payments.

CONSUMER NEWS

Consumer Group Releases Annual List of Dangerous Summer Toys

BOSTON (AP) – Toy guns, kiddie pools, hoverboards and backyard trampolines are among the playthings that made a consumer watchdog's annual list of hazardous summer toys.

Ikea Recalls 29 Million Dressers After 6 Kids Killed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action.

TECHNOLOGY

Google Offers New Way for Users to Manage Ads, Personal Data

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 46 229 20,995
MORTGAGES 74 248 24,609
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 478 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 61 177 14,079
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 58 6,459
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 114 13,625
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 67 5,136

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