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VOL. 131 | NO. 158 | Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Rallings Vows to Reform Memphis Police Dept.

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings will get a pay boost from $150,000 to $219,000 a year as he becomes the permanent head of the Memphis Police Department.

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Mediation Confidential

One of the two mediators in the Overton Park Greensward controversy says although there was no settlement produced by the mediation in June, the process nonetheless paved the way for its resolution in July.

MacAulay Brings Family Law Litigation Talents to Memphis DHG

Cindy MacAulay is making the move from Charleston, S.C., to join the Memphis office of Dixon Hughes Goodman this month, bringing her expertise in income analysis, forensic accounting, tax consulting, and business valuations.

Last Word: The Evolution of Michael Rallings, Mediation Confidential and Council Day

The appointment of Michael Rallings as the permanent Memphis Police Director goes to the Memphis City Council Tuesday for what is expected to be a unanimous vote.

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Regional One Health will start a free smoking-cessation program Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at 842 Jefferson Ave., 2nd floor, Classroom 1. The Freedom From Smoking program consists of eight 90-minute sessions over seven weeks. For details or to schedule participation, call 901-545-6257.

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Court Reporter Traces Career Back to HS

Lynette Mueller’s journey to owning Omega Reporting in Memphis began in a high school classroom in Inkster, N.D.

Council Takes Final Vote On Residency Referendum

Memphis City Council members take a final vote Tuesday, Aug. 9, on an addition to the Nov. 8 ballot that would ask city voters to approve new residency requirements for future city employees.

New Agricenter President Talks About Ag Literacy, Organic Food Research

When John Butler looks beyond Agricenter International’s 1,000 acres as they exist today, he sees a research and development campus.

Bring It Food Hub Prepares to Launch Fall Season

After collecting bags of food for families in need a few weeks ago, an assistant who works for Bring It Food Hub took some of them to a local food pantry that was in need of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Medical Center’s Tours Helping Young Bike Trainees

In an effort to get more people familiar with the Memphis Medical Center and the surrounding Edge and Victorian Village neighborhoods, the Memphis Medical District Collaborative will introduce a fleet of bikes available to those taking cycle tours of the area.


Welspun Awarded $47 Million Contract for Oil Pipeline to Memphis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Welspun Tubular says it's received a $47 million order to help build a 440-mile pipeline that will carry oil from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Memphis.


Tennessee Lawmaker Convicted of Filing False Tax Return, Acquitted of Tax Evasion

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker who didn't pay taxes on a more than $300,000 windfall from an investment into cigarette tax stamps has been convicted of filing a false tax return, but acquitted of tax evasion and conspiracy charges.

Innovation Is Potent Leadership Development

You can’t outsource the important things. After working with more than 100 clients, we have noted one of the most critical factors in the success of an innovation project: If you outsource all of the work on your innovation projects, they will fail.

How to Be a Successful Board Member

Editor’s note: Part two of a two-part interview with Dr. Belle Wheelan. Dr. Belle Wheelan knows a lot of about boards. As a former president she has worked with boards at two different colleges. She has served as a trustee, and currently works with a board in her role as president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Adult Sons Sue Over Changes to Fred Thompson's Estate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The widow of Fred Thompson is denying any changes were made to the actor-politician's will that would affect his adult sons from a previous marriage.


Wal-Mart Buying Online Retail Newcomer Jet.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is buying fast-growing online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock, scooping up a newcomer that launched a year ago with the intention of challenging online leader Amazon.


Delta Air Lines Resumes Some Service After Hours of Global Outage

LONDON (AP) — Delta Air Lines canceled around 365 flights Monday after its computer systems crashed worldwide, stranding thousands of passengers on a busy travel day.

Hulu Dropping Free Video As It Prepares Cable TV Alternative

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu is dropping the free TV episodes that it was initially known for as it works on an online television service to rival cable TV.


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