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VOL. 131 | NO. 138 | Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Frustration Day After Black Lives Matter Protest

To get an idea of just how high emotions were running at the outset of the weekend’s Black Lives Matter rally Downtown that turned into a march, take many of the voices coming through a megaphone in the FedExForum plaza and put them in a church sanctuary with air conditioning and a better sound system.

Protest at Memphis Bridge Ends Peacefully

Four and a half hours after it began Sunday, July 10, the city’s most significant and largest Black Lives Matter protest ended with police in riot gear slowly walking a group of around 100 protesters off the Hernando DeSoto Bridge to Front Street.

Holiday Deli & Ham Expands Leadership, Plots Growth

Memphis-based Holiday Deli & Ham Co. has brought on new investors and added new members to its board of directors, as the fast-casual restaurant known for its deli sandwiches positions itself for a rebrand and new growth.

Overton Park Shuttle Terms Continue To Be Negotiated

The mediation effort to resolve the Overton Park Greensward controversy is over.

Last Word: The Day After The Bridge, Big River Plans and the U of M Train Tracks

The lure of the bridge was tempting some of the organizers of Sunday’s Black Lives Matter protest that shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge on the day after the protest that drew thousands.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 97%


Ghost River Brewing Co. and Wolf River Conservancy will host Drink a Beer, Save a River on Tuesday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miss Cordelia’s, 737 Harbor Bend Road. A dollar from every Ghost River Beer sold will flow directly to the conservancy. Visit wolfriver.org.

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SEC Commissioner Sankey Forced to Play Defense at SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. – Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey opened his remarks at SEC Media Days with an acknowledgment of the turmoil in America over the last week because of police actions toward young black men, the fatal shootings of police offers in Dallas, and protests throughout the land.

Big River Crossing To Open In October

The Harahan Bridge across the Mississippi River marks its 100th anniversary this week with an eye toward the Oct. 22 opening of the Big River Crossing.


Storied University of Memphis Railroad Right Of Way To Become Safer, Greener

When classes resume at the University of Memphis in August, the unofficial campus tradition of crossing the railroad tracks along Southern Avenue will change.

Wildflowers, Natural Grasses to Benefit Kennedy Park, Greenway

The Wolf River Conservancy is ready to award a contract to start work on the Wolf River Greenway section that includes Kennedy Park and Epping Forest on the other side of the river.

Bartlett Nursery Landscaping Grows Family Tree at 22-Acre Site

Family owned Bartlett Nursery Landscaping is enjoying its 20th year at its location on U.S. Highway 70/Summer Avenue, with more residential and commercial customers than ever looking to go green.


2015 Was America’s Most Generous Year Ever

Here’s what we learned from Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015. Donations from America’s individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015, setting a record for the second year in a row.

The Power of Words

Editor’s note: Part one of a two-part series.


Valera's Double Leads Memphis to 6-5 Win Over Round Rock

MEMPHIS (AP) – Breyvic Valera hit a run-scoring double in the eighth inning, leading the Memphis Redbirds to a 6-5 win over the Round Rock Express on Sunday. The Redbirds swept the four-game series with the win.


Starbucks to Increase Base Pay of Workers in October

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is boosting the base pay of all employees and store managers at U.S. company-run stores by 5 percent or more.

General Motors, Lyft Expand Car Rental Program

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and ride-hailing service Lyft are expanding their Express Drive short-term vehicle rental program to California and Colorado.


EU Says China Needs to Give EU Companies Fair Market Access

BEIJING (AP) — The EU trade commissioner said Monday that China has to give European companies the same kind of market access that Chinese companies enjoy in Europe before discussions can start on a bilateral free trade agreement.

Italian Banks in Focus at Eurozone Finance Discussions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Italy's partners in the 19-country eurozone insisted Monday that new rules governing the rescue of imperiled banks will not be relaxed, especially at a time when Europe is dealing with the fallout of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

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