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VOL. 131 | NO. 195 | Thursday, September 29, 2016

Details Given in Stewart’s Civil Rights Case

Sometimes when there is a Justice Department review of a fatal police shooting, the review ends with a sparse announcement that investigators have ended their work and concluded there is no case to be made.

MEMShop Launches ‘Class’ of Three New Businesses

Rebecca Thomason will be busy for the next few weeks getting her newly leased South Main space ready to house her business Southern Creed, which makes products inspired by life in the South.

Hopson Begins Mapping Out Schools ‘Transformation’

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson says his plan to right-size the school system to emerge in October will be about “transformation” including turning East High School into a “magnet school.”

New Routes, CEO Contract Approved By MATA

The Memphis Area Transit Authority board of commissioners approved more than $500,000 in new bus service Tuesday, Sept. 27, including three new bus routes, and it extended the contract of MATA president and general manager Ron Garrison through 2022.

Last Word: The Law & Darrius Stewart, MEMShop's Return and The Pot Debate

The Memphis Bar Association’s Law School for Journalists is where reporters and attorneys and a few judges meet annually to talk over the issues they have with each other. And it is usually about a specific topic. This year that topic was the July 2015 police shooting of Darrius Stewart.

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Talbots Saddle Creek will hold a shopping event to benefit Junior League of Memphis on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the store, 2055 West St. Ten percent of pre-tax sales will be donated to JLM. RSVP to Talbots at 901-753-5925. 

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Miles Never Fully Escaped Shadow of Saban

The early in-season firing is much more typical in the NBA or baseball than it is college football, but LSU punted on Les Miles after a 2-2 start and last week’s 18-13 loss to Auburn that included some horrific clock management.


Belz Preparing Peabody Place for ServiceMaster HQ

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Belz Enterprises has taken a major step in the renovation of the shuttered Peabody Place mall into ServiceMaster Global Holdings’ future headquarters. 


Zion’s Majesty Seen From The Narrows

We had walked in the river for two hours already and weren’t sure how much longer it would take to reach the Wall Street portion of The Narrows trail.

To Update or Not to Update?

At some point, most of us have felt the need to be up-to-date with the newest technology. Smartphone makers and software developers alike pressure us regularly to download updates for an app’s latest version or enhanced security. But it’s important to be strategic in how we choose to handle these updates instead of making impulse decisions.

Is There a Doctor…?

Season 12 of “Grey’s Anatomy” really ticked me off! Recycled themes, sophomoric body-part jokes, endless throwbacks to earlier episodes, plots, and departed characters! I should write Shonda Rimes a letter. But I won’t.

Legislator: Marijuana Law Has Problems

State Rep. William Lamberth balks at the notion Memphis and Nashville are softening the punishment for simple pot possession.


Navy Sailor Gets Medal for Helping Save Woman's Life

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Navy sailor from Indiana has received a medal for helping save the life of a woman involved in a car crash in Memphis.

Mexican Consulate, Memphis Office of EEOC Renew Agreement

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Mexican consulate in Atlanta and the Memphis office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have renewed an agreement to fight workplace discrimination against immigrants.


House Speaker Chides Angry Lawmaker for Claim of Bad Conduct

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A complaint filed against the House clerk is being brought by a lame-duck lawmaker who is angry about the chamber's expulsion of fellow Republican Rep. Jer-emy Durham over a series of sexual harassment allegations, House Speaker Beth Harwell said Wednesday.

Rape Conviction Overturned, But Board Says No to Exoneration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – DNA testing helped overturn a man's conviction for rape after he spent decades in prison, but a Tennessee parole board said that evidence isn't strong enough for the governor to formally exonerate him and make him eligible for state compensation.


Who Funds Campaigns? Mississippi Eases Into Searchable Info

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi is becoming the last state to allow electronic filing of campaign finance reports, a step toward easier public access to information about who is spending money to influence elections.


Tribune Media Completes Sale of Tribune Tower, Other Assets

NEW YORK (AP) – Tribune Media has completed the sale of several real estate assets, including the Tribune Tower in Chicago.

Anheuser-Busch Pays $6M to Settle India Bribery Accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) – Anheuser-Busch will pay $6 million to settle charges by U.S. regulators that it paid off government officials in India to boost sales and production, then tried to quiet an employee who raised the issue.


Android's Nougat Update Isn't Flashy, But Still Pretty Handy

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) – Nougat, Google's latest update of its Android smartphone software, isn't particularly flashy; you might not even notice what's different about it at first. But it offers a number of practical time-saving features, plus a few that could save money – and perhaps even your life.

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