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VOL. 132 | NO. 112 | Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MLGW Looks Ahead to 'Hardening' Utilities Further, Rules Out Underground

With 600 customers still without power as of late Tuesday morning, Memphis Light Gas and Water Division officials are already working on “hardening” the utility system and using newer technology to reset and check for outages.

Brooks’ 100 New Acquisitions Mark End of Centennial, Start of Other Changes

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has 100 new works of art in its permanent collection to mark its centennial. But the 100 items, grouped together through Aug. 27 in “Unwrapped! 100 Gifts for 100 Years,” point to a rethinking of the Brooks that began with a major renovation that debuted last year. The exhibition marks an end of centennial observances.

Great Clips Eyeing Dozens Of Stores In Memphis Area

Since 1982 Great Clips has opened up more than 4,000 salons across the U.S. and Canada and now has its sights on the Memphis market.

Target of May 12 Attack Reveals More on Facebook

The night before he set himself on fire outside Murphy’s, Jared McLemore had talked Memphis Police out of arresting him, according to Alyssa Moore, McLemore’s ex-girlfriend, who was the target of the May 12 attack at a Midtown bar where she was working as a sound engineer.

Last Word: The Jazz Cornerstone, Council Day and 100 Items at Brooks

In Elmwood Cemetery Tuesday morning, a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Jimmie Lunceford, the Memphis jazz giant who formed and taught the Manassas High School band known as the Chickasaw Syncopators who went professional in the jazz age of the 1920s and played The Cotton Club during the Harlem renaissance. Lunceford was the cornerstone of Memphis jazz and Manassas was its bedrock. And the story of his high school students going professional is but an early chapter in a much longer narrative of gifted musicians and artists at times literally walking out of a graduation ceremony and onto a tour bus.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Germantown Charity Horse Show will be held Tuesday through Saturday, June 6-10, at 7745 Poplar Pike. From hunter jumpers to carriage riding to western saddlebred classes, spectators will see a broad cross-section of horses. Visit gchs.org for details.

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EDUCATION

SCS School Offenses, Problems Drop Sharply

A week after the end of the school year, Shelby County Schools leaders had numbers that major incidents of trouble at schools during the year – aggravated assault, drugs, bullying, sexual offenses, robberies, weapons and disruptive behavior – dropped 13.2 percent from 2015-2016.

EMPHASIS Banking

Gladney’s Career Path Leads to New Role at Commercial Bank & Trust

When she was a freshman in high school, an English teacher identified Andrea Gladney’s writing talent and encouraged it. She loved to read and write, so it only seemed logical to start her college life at Ole Miss as an English major.

First Tennessee Explores What’s Next As Customers, Technology Converge

As executive vice president of consumer banking for First Tennessee Bank, Tammy LoCascio’s job means that she spends part of every day thinking about the future.

Memphis Banks Build Brand Awareness Via Marketing, Community Investments

As a complement to traditional advertising, one way banks like Regions Bank, First Tennessee Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners promote their brands in the local community is by spreading money around to everything from charitable causes to putting their name and logos on buildings and events.

GOVERNMENT

Final Budget, Tax-Rate Votes Lead Council Agenda

Memphis City Council members are poised to end their budget season Tuesday, June 6, with a set of votes on four resolutions and six ordinances that are up for third and final reading.

June 6 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, June 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Women Are Not Robots

A Front End of Innovation Conference talk by Erica Eden, director, Global Design Innovation, PepsiCo“We don’t treat women like people,” Erica begins this talk. “If you look across multiple categories, the overall hypothesis is that the men’s brands cast a shadow over the women’s brands.”

Planned Confusion

Editor’s note: Part one of a two-part series. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. And, what’s worse, we don’t know it. Or even worse, we know exactly what we are doing: We set things up so it’s hard to point fingers and difficult to remedy the situation.

STATEWIDE

After Big Attendance Drop, Bonnaroo at a Crossroads

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee is at a crossroads as organizers deal with last year's plummeting ticket sales while engaging in talks to extend their agreement with Coffee County.

Law Could Allow Guns at Nashville Bus Hub Used By Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police and security guards keep watch as thousands of children zigzag through Nashville's downtown bus hub each morning and afternoon, catching buses between home and school.

US ECONOMY

Survey: Economists Expect Slower US Growth

DETROIT (AP) – Forecasts for U.S. economic growth are coming in slightly lower after a weak first quarter, according to a survey of business economists released Monday.

US Services Firms Expanded at Solid But Slower Pace in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. services companies expanded at a slightly slower pace in May compared with the previous month, a sign that modest economic growth is likely to continue.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump to Push for $1 Trillion for Roads, Bridges

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is launching a major push for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's roads and bridges, a key item on his domestic agenda that's gained little traction amid a slew of controversies that have engulfed the White House.

Trump Pushes for Privatizing US Air Traffic Control

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump made his case Monday for privatizing the nation's air traffic control system, arguing that it will enhance safety and reduce wait times for consumers.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Justices Limit Recovery in Securities Fraud Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for the government to recover ill-gotten gains from people convicted of securities fraud, ruling that such recoveries are subject to a five-year statute of limitations.

Justices Side With Religious Hospitals in Pension Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) – Religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that affects retirement benefits for roughly a million workers nationwide.

EDUCATION

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 435 9,569
MORTGAGES 104 511 11,314
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 3 77 1,634
BUILDING PERMITS 196 1,045 20,310
BANKRUPTCIES 44 275 6,437
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 134 3,446
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 170 3,983
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 115 2,179

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