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VOL. 131 | NO. 169 | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SCS Board Approves Crosstown, Four Other Charters, Rejects Three

Shelby County Schools board members approved a new Crosstown High charter school Tuesday, Aug. 23, for the Crosstown Concourse development and four other new charters for the 2017-2018 school year.

City Council Approves Wiseacre's Coliseum Plan

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Aug. 23, with an 11-0 vote a resolution setting forth a plan for Wiseacre Brewing Co. to lease the Mid-South Coliseum.

Memphis City Council's Pot Debate Fires Up Larger Issues

The Memphis City Council’s move to decriminalize possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana started with a mix of long-running themes about mass incarceration, the best use of police resources and the message the ordinance would send about drug use.

Democrats Seeking New Faces in 'Reboot'

The political vacuum in the absence of a Shelby County Democratic Party didn’t last long at all.

Last Word: The Wiseacre Deal, City Hall Goes To Pot and TEDx Memphis

That was quick. Less than a week to come up with lease terms between the city and Wiseacre Brewing for the Mid-South Coliseum including a due diligence period that is the first order of business.

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Working Writers’ Cocktail Hour will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crosstown Arts story booth, 438 N. Cleveland St. Memphis writers of all types are invited to mingle, have a drink, and connect with each other. Cost is free. For details, visit crosstownarts.org.

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Giving Ideas Of Memphis ‘Rock Stars’ Bigger Stage

Eighteen people working in Memphis will bring their innovations to a global audience at the upcoming TEDxMemphis conference.

Memphians Invited to Tour Victorian Village Homes This Weekend

Scott Blake lives in the kind of Memphis neighborhood where he can go three, sometimes four days without ever starting his car. Everything he needs, everywhere he has to go, is that close by.

It’s Life After Dak for Mississippi State

In seven seasons at Mississippi State, head coach Dan Mullen has won 55 games and reeled off six straight bowl appearances. So, when Mullen addresses the state of the program there is much motivation to look at the big picture.


Morgan Tate Promoted At River City Land Co.

Morgan Tate has been named principal property manager of River City Land Co.’s property management division. A fourth-generation real estate professional, Tate joined the team at River City Land Co. in 2008 and began working for the firm’s property management division in 2012. 


Use Instagram to Gain Share

Now with more than a half-billion users, mobile photo-sharing site Instagram has surpassed Twitter in popularity. In fact, according to GlobalWebIndex, it is the fastest-growing major social media network.

No-Fear Networking

Have you ever wondered where you can make the biggest investment into your career? At first glance, another advanced degree might make sense. Or, perhaps an online certification course would be beneficial. Although these things will help to beef up your resume, there’s a cheaper alternative that very well may be more impactful: networking.


Memphis Police Officer Resigns After Suspension Over Snapchat Image

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis police say an officer has resigned after an investigation into an image posted on a social media site showing a gun pointed at a cartoon drawing of a black boy.


The Tennessean to Sell Longtime Nashville Offices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessean is putting its longtime offices in downtown Nashville up for sale.

Convicted Lawmaker's Attorney: Verdict Legally Inconsistent

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An attorney representing a former Tennessee lawmaker found guilty of filing a false tax return says the jury's verdict is legally inconsistent.

State Employees' Group Calling for an End of Private Prisons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An association representing state employees in Tennessee wants the state to stop using private prisons.

Justin Timberlake Added as Partner to Pilgrimage Festival

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Justin Timberlake is a new partner and producer of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in the same Tennessee community where he lives.


VW Says It's Reached Agreement to Resolve Supplier Dispute

BERLIN (AP) – Volkswagen says it has reached an agreement with two suppliers in a dispute that forced the company to suspend production of some models in Germany.

KFC's New Marketing Gimmick: Giving Away Scented Sunscreen

NEW YORK (AP) – KFC gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that it said smelled like fried chicken to drum up buzz for its Extra Crispy chicken.


US New-Home Sales Climb to Best Level Since Late 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market are helping support the residential real estate market.

City Council Approves Wiseacre's Coliseum Plan

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Aug. 23, with an 11-0 vote a resolution setting forth a plan for Wiseacre Brewing Co. to lease the Mid-South Coliseum.

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