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VOL. 131 | NO. 165 | Thursday, August 18, 2016

Son of ‘Famous Amos’ Cookie Maker Mixing His Own Batch of Blues and Soul

If you were to cherry-pick parts of his story, it makes all the sense in the world that Shawn Amos – and today he goes by the Rev. Shawn Amos – is a blues singer and a harmonica player. It even makes sense that he speaks of having to “reconcile” who he has been and who he is.

Memphis College of Art and EPIcenter Lay Groundwork for More Collaboration

Piece by piece, organizations in Memphis keep building up and adding fresh elements to the city’s startup, creative and entrepreneurship culture here.

School Leaders, Teachers Not On Same Page

A survey of 30,000 educators across Tennessee shows significantly more school administrators than teachers tend to believe disciplinary policies are effective.

Malco Theatres Project Lands $125K Grant

Malco Theatres hopes to start construction next month on its boutique movie theater Downtown thanks to a hefty grant from the CCDC.

Last Word: Malco in South Main, Suburban Deadline and Chiwawa

The Malco movie theater in South Main is to begin construction in September, the latest piece of the Central Station development where construction of apartment units on the Front Street side of the property has been underway for some time.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: from the North at 15.0 gusting to 23.0 mph
Humidity: 90%


Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host the “Motown Black & White” exhibit Friday, Aug. 19, through Nov. 8 at 926 E. McLemore Ave. The temporary exhibit is composed of rare photos, promotional items and memorabilia from the personal collection of former Motown PR director Al Abrams. Visit staxmuseum.com.

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Collierville, Millington Mayoral Races Top Suburban Ballots in November

The mayors of Collierville and Millington are running for re-election on the November ballot and as the noon Thursday, Aug. 18, filing deadline approaches for the Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and Millington municipal ballots the two mayors have challengers.


Largest Multifamily Sale Takes Place for $39.1M

8285 Irene Blvd., Memphis 38125 -
The Greens at Irene apartment community in southeast Memphis has sold for $39.1 million.


Getting Mile High in Denver

Get out of Dodge. That was the only thing on my mind as we pulled out of downtown Dodge City, Kansas, and pointed the rental car north through the amber waves of grain that stretched for miles on both sides of the two-lane highway in rural Kansas.

Deutschland Debacle: But Did She Get the Theme?

The bus arrived at Nuremberg’s Neues Museum. That would be in Germany. A group disembarked. Among them was a 91-year-old woman, whose name has not been released at this time. For purposes of this column, we shall call her Frau K.

Matlock the ‘Truth,’ ‘Justice’ Candidate For Tennessee House Speaker

Republican state Rep. Jimmy Matlock insists his quest for the House Speaker’s post is not a challenge of Beth Harwell’s leadership.


Memphis Oil Spill Simulation Will Test Emergency Preparedness

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities in Shelby County plan to hold a disaster preparedness exercise involving a simulated oil spill near a river and a rail yard.


USDA Awards $481K to Arkansas Project to Recruit Farmers

BRINKLEY, Ark. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly a half million dollars to an east Arkansas project aimed at supporting new farmers and ranchers.

Child of Plane Crash Victims Reflects on Loss, Faith

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The note is typical for something posted by an eighth-grade girl on social media: Lots of exclamation points, a couple smiley faces. But the post from a young lady from Mississippi discussing the death of her parents and four other people in a plane crash in Alabama is touching people with its poignancy and honesty.


Fed Minutes: Conditions Could 'Soon Warrant' A Rate Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials believed last month that near-term risks to the U.S. economy had subsided and that an interest rate increase could soon be warranted. But they did not indicate when they would likely raise rates.


Target Cuts Outlook as It Sees Fewer Customers in Stores

NEW YORK (AP)Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan.

Struggling Bookseller Barnes & Noble Fires CEO After a Year

NEW YORK (AP) – Struggling bookseller Barnes & Noble says its chief executive officer is departing after just a year in office.

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