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VOL. 132 | NO. 114 | Thursday, June 8, 2017

Overton Gateway Multifamily Project Rejected by Land Use Board

The Overton Gateway, a proposed multifamily development planned by Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC, has been rejected by the Land Use Control Board at its Thursday, June 8, meeting.

Tennessee Brewery Developers Seeking Tax Incentives for Second Phase

The developers of the Tennessee Brewery Project have applied for a 20-year tax abatement with the Center City Revenue Finance Corporation to begin construction on phase two of their Downtown Memphis mixed-use development.

Golden India Makes Relocation Plans Near Overton Square

The owners of Golden India restaurant in Overton Square want to move from their Madison Avenue storefront of 20 years to the site of a circa 1912 duplex on North Cooper Street north of Madison where they intend to build a new restaurant.

First Tennessee Bank Complaint vs. Pinnacle Financial to Go to Trial

A legal fight brought in the wake of Pinnacle Financial Partners’ arrival into the Memphis market appears set for a jury trial.

Shelby County Schools Board Seeks Role in Grade-Tampering Investigations

Shelby County Schools board members will meet in special session Thursday to talk about allegations of grade tampering renewed June 1 when Trezevant High School principal Ronnie Mackin resigned from the school system.

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A Teach901 Job Fair Will Take Place Thursday, June 8, From 6 P.m. To 8 P.m. At The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. More Than Memphis-Area 30 School Operators Will Be Recruiting For A Range Of Positions In Public, Charter And Parochial Schools. Visit Teach901.Com For Details And Registration.

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Last Word: Easy Fishing on Big River, Competing City Priorities and Durham's Fine

The Arkansas side of the Big River Crossing opened Wednesday for the first time since May 2 when a rising Mississippi River prompted its closing while the crossing proper on the north side of the Harahan Bridge remained open. There is still some of the muddy river left on the Arkansas flood plain and several dozen cranes stopping in Wednesday afternoon for some easy fishing in the shallow waters.

City Council Settles Budget, But Other Issues Remain

The budget season at City Hall is over with the Tuesday, June 6, Memphis City Council vote approving a $680 million city operating budget, an $81.3 million capital budget and a $3.27 city property tax rate.

Foote Homes Families Leave Behind Memories Happy and Sad

Streets Ministries on Vance Avenue has worked closely with the residents of Foote Homes, the last of whom moved out on Jan. 31 in preparation for the demolition of the city’s largest public housing project.

University of Memphis Board OKs Tuition, Salary Increases

The University of Memphis board of trustees has approved a tuition increase for students, as well as salary increases for employees.


Jerry’s Sno Cones Files Permit for Cordova Shop

In this week’s Real Estate Recap, one of the most iconic dessert spots in Memphis gets ready to expand, Crosstown Concourse is getting ready for its official grand opening and FedEx Ground upgrades its diesel facility...


Kids Are Like Dogs, Teens Are Like Cats

They sat in my office, their eyes glazed over with confusion and concern, talking about their teenage child. During my career as an educator, I had hundreds of conversations with parents with this familiar ring: “He seems so distant, resentful of our rules, things we always did together as a family. There is always drama, and we’re not even sure why we’re so upset. She says these are supposed to be the best years of her life and we’re ruining them.” 

A New Life Made Possible by a $170 Discount

A harassment conviction lingered on the record of Memphis resident Brenda A. for 10 years, the high cost of expungement making it difficult to erase the past.


Memphis, Louisville to Meet in Gotham Classic

NEW YORK (AP) – Louisville and Memphis, former conference opponents, headline the field of the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Nashville Reveals Details for Stanley Cup Watch Parties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville is arranging watch parties at Bridgestone Arena for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final and at three separate downtown locations for Game 6.

Ole Miss Disputes NCAA Lack of Institutional Control Charge

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – The University of Mississippi disputes the NCAA's charges of lack of institutional control and failure to monitor by head coach Hugh Freeze, along with allegations of a $10,000 cash payment to a recruit.


Tennessee Campaign Finance Panel Fines Former Lawmaker $465K

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee campaign finance officials have imposed a nearly $465,000 fine on a former lawmaker who was expelled from the General Assembly last year.

Trump Signs Measure Naming Federal Courthouse for Thompson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed legislation naming Nashville's new federal courthouse after former Sen. Fred Thompson, the late actor who appeared in the TV series "Law & Order" and at least 20 movies.

Lee Nets $1.3M in First Fundraiser for Tennessee Gov's Bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee has raised $1.3 million for his campaign at his first major fundraiser.


Arkansas Decides Process for Medical Marijuana Applications

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has finalized the process for accepting applications for medical marijuana growers and sellers.


Air Traffic Privatization Plan Hits Turbulence in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control system is running into bipartisan opposition in Congress, where Republicans fret that it could raise costs for air travelers and hurt small airports.

Labor Secretary Defends Merging Anti-Discrimination Agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cutting and merging two agencies that investigate workplace discrimination won't reduce the government's enforcement power, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Wednesday. But Democrats pointed to what they say is President Donald Trump's broader effort to roll back decades of civil rights protections.


Justice Dept. Ending Settlement Payouts to Outside Groups

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department will no longer allow big companies and banks to settle cases by donating to outside organizations, ending a little-known practice that had become a rallying cry for some conservatives.

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