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VOL. 131 | NO. 140 | Thursday, July 14, 2016

McQueen Announces Single TCAP Testing Window At End of School Year

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said Thursday, July 14, public schools across the state will have achievement tests for students in one assessment window at the end of the school year. And the tests for four subjects will be divided into shorter subparts.

Freeze: If Ole Miss Did Wrong the Football Program Should be Accountable

HOOVER, Ala. – Ole Miss was getting top-tier recruits. Opponents and their fans were raising eyebrows or flat out making accusations against coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels for cheating.

Darrius Stewart Family Sues City, Police For $17 Million

The family of Darrius Stewart, killed a year ago this month by Memphis Police Officer Conner Schilling, has filed a $17 million lawsuit against the city of Memphis, former Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong and Schilling.

Does Tennessee Have its Swagger Back? Vols Say it Never Left

HOOVER, Ala. – This spring, senior linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin walked into the office of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and asked permission to show the team a video he put together.

June Home Sales Slip, Prices Still Rising

Shelby County home sales are moving slower through the mid-point of 2016 with prices higher than last year.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: South at 13.8 mph
Humidity: 63%


Morton Museum of Collierville History will hold a lunch and learn Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at 196 Main St. in Collierville. Judith Johnson will talk about the research and process involved with placing the Davis Porter House on the National Register of Historic Places. Call 901-457-2650.

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5 Honorees Chosen For Freedom Awards

Two civil rights attorneys, a federal appeals court judge and a Yemeni journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner are among the recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum’s 25th annual Freedom Awards.

Last Word: Regrouping, Freedom Awards and The View From Another Bridge

It will be a year come Sunday – a year since Darrius Stewart, a passenger in a car pulled over by Memphis Police in Hickory Hill was shot and killed by Officer Conner Schilling.

Mortgage Market Sees 8 Percent Gain in June

Shelby County’s mortgage market is sticking to its familiar pattern and heating up along with the temperatures outside as total purchase mortgage volume hit $214 million in June.


Madison Hotel Sells to Chicago-Based Hotel Group

79 Madison Ave. -
A Chicago-based hotel group has closed on its purchase of the Madison Hotel and several surrounding properties.


A Struggle All Leaders Face

The heavyweight champion Joe Louis said, “Everybody wants to get to heaven, but nobody wants to die to get there.” It’s true. Everyone wants to succeed, to be really good at something, to reach a goal. However, not everyone is willing to pay the price in the present to set a standard for the future.

‘Owen Meany’ Recalled, Revisited, Reread

On a Saturday in February 1962, Owen gets ticked when he sees that Gravesend Academy school psychiatrist, Dr. Dolder, has again left his VW Beetle in the circular driveway by the Main Academy Building. The Zurich-born shrink is known for driving the easily walkable distance from his home to that of the headmaster. Where he’d have a few drinks, then walk home, to prove how responsible he was.

Progress in Closing the Digital Divide

When I worked in financial services I saw the information technology sector quickly grow to be the second largest sector, making up over 20 percent of the capital markets.

Schism Among State Republicans Hits Critical Point With Resignation

A rift within the Tennessee Republican Party, whether a tempest in a teapot or the early signs of implosion, isn’t likely to hit the big tent party hard at the polls this fall.


Man Charged With Killing Memphis Police Officer Has Court Date

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged with shooting three people and then running over and killing a Memphis police officer is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing.


Pat Summitt's Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease Continues

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt's fight against Alzheimer's disease continues, and has even gained momentum since her death.


Arkansas Governor Aims to Set Execution Dates Before January

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he hopes to set execution dates before January now that the state has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that had expired last month.


Fed Beige Book Finds Modest Growth in Most of the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the economy and hiring continued to expand modestly across most of the United States from mid-May through June, leaving some firms struggling to find skilled workers.

Court Ruling Opens Door to More GM Ignition Switch Lawsuits

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court has decided that people injured in crashes caused by faulty General Motors Co. ignition switches can sue the company even if they were hurt before GM's 2009 bankruptcy filing.


US Brings WTO Case Against Chinese Taxes on Raw Materials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is bringing a case against China to the World Trade Organization, arguing that taxes the Chinese impose on raw materials exports put U.S. manufacturers at a disadvantage.

Bank of England Mulls Rate Cut to Cushion Brexit Blow

LONDON (AP) — Britain's vote to leave the European Union is already taking its toll on the British economy, raising speculation that the Bank of England will on Thursday decide to reduce its main interest rate to a record low.

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