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VOL. 129 | NO. 180 | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Memphis Police Discover More Rape Kits

Memphis Police have found in recent weeks 196 more rape kits in previously unsearched areas where police store evidence, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Device Library

University of Memphis library stores gadgets, along with books

The idea of a library might connote the image of some erudite sanctum, one of books, stuffiness, silence and readers lost in thought.

Cargill to Close Memphis Corn Mill

Cargill Inc. will close its Memphis corn mill in January, a move that will impact 440 employees.

Southern Airways Moving Hub to Memphis International

Southern Airways Express is moving its primary hub from Olive Branch Airport in DeSoto County to a private terminal located at Memphis International Airport.

Council Could Close Door on Alternative Health Plans

Memphis City Council members could put to rest alternatives to the health care insurance benefits cuts they approved in June when they meet Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Light Rain Fog/Mist
Wind: Northwest at 13.8 mph
Humidity: 96%


Remington College Memphis campus will hold the 3 Lives blood drive, a national effort to recruit minority blood donors, Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Remington, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Visit 3lives.com.

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Raising Concerns Over Education Coverage

With just one person reporting on schools in a metropolitan area of more than 1.3 million people, The Commercial Appeal is forging ahead with a relationship with a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to covering education.

Memphis-Based Feed Company Agrees to Fraud Settlement

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Securities and Exchange Commission officials say a Tennessee-based animal feed company has agreed to pay back $18 million in illegal profits from an accounting fraud.

South Carolina Back in SEC East Race

The South Carolina defense still has improvement to make, but in beating Georgia 38-35 last Saturday the Gamecocks made a fourth-quarter goal-line stand and reasserted their presence in the SEC East Division.

First Lady to Visit St. Jude

First lady Michelle Obama will visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Wednesday, Sept. 17, according to a White House press release issued Monday.

911 Problems Prompt New Emergency Number

A problem with wireless call routing has forced public safety responders in the West Tennessee area, including Memphis, to route 911 emergency calls to other phone numbers.


September 16 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.


Harold Ford Funeral Home Files Construction Loan

1670 Sycamore View Road, Memphis, TN 38134, Loan Amount: $2.6 million -
The Harold Ford Funeral Chapel at 1670 Sycamore View Road in Northeast Memphis has filed a $2.6 million construction loan on the property.


Five Out-of-the-Box Interview Questions

If you need to hire a fundraising professional, you are in good company. This is one of the hardest positions to fill. It is even harder to retain a talented fundraiser.

Tennessee Steps Up the Fight Against Blight

While the national economy is still rebounding from the 2008 housing crisis, foreclosures, vacant homes and blighted properties are a lingering issue many markets throughout the country have to address.


Tennessee Voters to Decide Ban on Income Tax

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennesseans are just weeks away from voting on a constitutional amendment to bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax. The November vote approaches as a new study from ratings agency Standard & Poor's suggests that rising income inequality has a stronger negative effect on the states most reliant on sales tax revenues compared with those with those more dependent on income taxes.

Third Parties Still Fighting for Ballot Access

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Four years after the Libertarian Party of Tennessee filed its first lawsuit to get on the ballot, the group is still fighting for access in a state that has some of the most restrictive rules in the country for smaller political parties.


Tennessee Justices Name Slatery as Attorney General

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's next attorney general.


Olive Garden Defends Breadstick Policy

NEW YORK (AP) – Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

US Wealth Gap Putting the Squeeze on State Revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) – Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

Apple: Record 4 Million Orders of iPhones on First Day

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday.


Speculation Swirls Over Fed Language on Rate Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words:

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