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VOL. 130 | NO. 137 | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ford Switches Races at Election Filing Deadline

Darrell Wright cut it about as close as was possible at the noon Thursday, July 16, filing deadline for candidates in the Oct. 8 Memphis elections.

Auburn Picked to Win SEC Championship

HOOVER, Ala. – Only once in the previous six years did the media correctly pick the Southeastern Conference champion in the annual voting that is part of SEC Media Days. That was last year, when media accurately projected Alabama as conference champion.

Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze Favors Changing Mississippi State Flag

HOOVER, Ala. – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said during his appearance at SEC Football Media Days on Thursday, July 16, he is favor of removing the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi’s state flag, but was less emphatic when asked about the team nickname “Rebels.”

Is the SEC Still the Best?

Coaches, players take up for 'man’s league' at media days

HOOVER, Ala. – The first College Football Playoff was not supposed to be won by a Big Ten team. Nor was a player who began the season as a third-string quarterback supposed to lead the first College Football Playoff champion to victory.

Wharton Issues Feisty Challenge to Mayoral Rivals

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. filed for re-election Wednesday, July 15, and taunted his challengers the day before the upcoming election’s filing deadline.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 77%


The Pink Palace will host Young Professionals Beer/Wine and a Movie Night on Thursday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Tickets are $15 and include food, drinks and a screening of “Groundhog Day.” Visit memphismuseums.org or call 901-636-2362.

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LRK Launches Expansion in Downtown Memphis

Looney Ricks Kiss is embarking on an expansion of its Downtown Memphis headquarters.

Clark Tower to Get $6 Million in Capital Improvements

The venerable Clark Tower is getting an infusion of cash for capital improvements.

Memphis Filing Deadline Features Last-Minute Shifts, Intrigue

The decision Tuesday, July 14, by a sixth Memphis City Council member to pass up a place on the Oct. 8 ballot has added some intrigue on the way to the noon Thursday, July 16, filing deadline for the Memphis elections.


Tennessee’s ‘Fighting 26’ Democrats Work to Stay Relevant

Sometimes Tennessee Democrats must feel like a tree that falls in the forest: Does anyone hear them?

Life Events and Your Financial Plan

Ray’s take: The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Nothing endures but change.”

Change – Ready or Not

Recently I wrote a song titled “Some Change.” Literally, the song is about a guy whose gal has not come home: “Thirty minutes past midnight. Where could you be?” Apparently, something like this has happened before: “On one of your road trips, from sea to shining sea?”


Tennessee Attorney General Trying to Stop Executioner Testimony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's attorney general on Wednesday asked for an emergency order to prevent the state's executioner from testifying in a trial about the constitutionality of lethal injection, an action that could potentially halt the proceeding.

New Wilson County Parts Facility to Create 245 Jobs

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) – A company that specializes in manufacturing machine parts is establishing a new facility in Wilson County that's expected to create 245 jobs.


Shoppers Disappointed in Much-Hyped Amazon 'Prime Day' Sales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Amazon aimed for Christmas in July with its much-hyped "Prime Day" sale. But some shoppers found a lump of coal instead.


Watchdog: Budget Cuts Lead to Poor Taxpayer Service at IRS

WASHINGTON (AP) – The IRS provided poor customer service during this year's tax filing season as taxpayers struggled with a rise in identity theft and complications related to President Barack Obama's health law, a government watchdog said Wednesday.

Yellen: First Fed Rate Hike Likely Later This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday she is encouraged by signs that the economy is reviving after a brutal winter. And if the improvements stay on track, the Fed will likely start raising interest rates later this year.

Fed Survey Finds Economic Growth in All Regions of US

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods.


Apple's Updates iPod Touch Amid Declining Sales

NEW YORK (AP) – Although the iPod's popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving the flagship Touch model a faster processor and better cameras.

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