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VOL. 131 | NO. 139 | Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Black Lives Matter Protesters Arrested Outside Graceland

Six Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested Tuesday, July 12, as they blocked Elvis Presley Boulevard at the gates of Graceland.

Frustrations Aired After Bridge 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.

MSU’s Mullen Defends Simmons At Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. – In another year and another circumstance, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen might have spent all his time at SEC Media Days answering questions about having to replace Dak Prescott at quarterback.

Memphis Chefs Set to Gather for Inaugural Food and Wine Bash

Leave it to a chef to fall back on a food metaphor when talking about the more than year-long planning that’s gone into the inaugural Memphis Food & Wine Festival, a one-day culinary bash set for Oct. 15.

Last Word: At The Gates of Graceland, Domestic Violence at SEC Days and October

Black Lives Matter at Graceland on Tuesday – the latest chapter in a story arc that is moving fast.

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Creative Aging continues its Senior Arts Series on Wednesday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Road Extended. This performance for seniors and their guests will feature Creative Aging storyteller Elaine Blanchard, along with vocalist Laurence Albert and pianist Jill Brookoff. Tickets are $5 cash or check at the door. Visit creativeagingmidsouth.org or call 901-272-3434.

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Rookies Davis, Harrison Sign With Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced that rookie forward/center Deyonta Davis and rookie guard Andrew Harrison each signed a multi-year contract with terms, per team policy, not disclosed.

Elkington Promoted At ABO Marketing

Jamie Elkington has been promoted to director of communications at ABO Marketing & Communications. In this position, she will direct and implement public relations plans for the nonprofit and business organizations the firm serves.


Whatever You Do, Don’t Quit

We’ve all been there. Your boss doesn’t appreciate you. Your coworkers are rude. You’re underpaid and getting no respect. The last thing you want to do is spend one more day at that awful place you call work.

Using Technology to Effectively Engage Your Employees

If you thought we had turned a corner from the days of “Take This Job and Shove It,” think again. According to a recent State of the American Workplace Report, seven in 10 U.S. workers don’t like their job. Even more disturbing, only 13 percent of employees across the globe are engaged at work.

Patent-holders Feel More Secure Thanks To Patent-infringement Lawsuit Ruling

Imagine that you are an innovator in the field of widgets and you have invented the next great widget. To protect your invention, you patent it.


Former Tenn. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cooper Dead at 95

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert E. Cooper Sr. has died at his Signal Mountain home after a brief illness.

Haslam Reappoints TBI Director Mark Gwyn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has reappointed Mark Gwyn as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


Mississippi School Board Appeals Order in Desegregation Case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school board has voted along racial lines to appeal a federal judge's order in a long-running desegregation case.

Moody's: Mississippi Has Negative Credit Outlook

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A financial agency says Mississippi has a negative credit outlook because the state dipped into its rainy day fund to cover budget shortfalls.

Panel OKs Religious Opt-out for Arkansas Counselors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a rule allowing counselors to refer clients to another provider if they have a religious objection to treating them, a move critics say opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians.


US Job Openings, Hiring Fell in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs and hired fewer people in May — a bad month for the U.S. labor market before a surge in hiring in June.

Warner Bros. Agrees to Settle Charges It Misled Gamers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says Warner Bros. has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers by not properly disclosing that it paid those with big followings on YouTube and social media to promote a video game.

Christmas in July? Amazon's 'Prime Day' is Back

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are scooping up deals on everything from electronics to pantry items during Amazon's second annual "Prime Day" sales bonanza.

Black Lives Matter Protesters Arrested Outside Graceland

Six Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested Tuesday, July 12, as they blocked Elvis Presley Boulevard at the gates of Graceland.

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