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VOL. 132 | NO. 194 | Friday, September 29, 2017

IDI Planning Huge Facility Near Airport

Atlanta-based developer IDI Gazeley appears to be planning a large-scale commercial warehouse less than two miles from the Memphis International Airport.

Second Slider Inn Location Gets First Approval

A popular Midtown restaurant may soon have a second location in South Main.

Historical Commission Leaders Say No October Hearing on Forrest Statue Removal

The chairman of and legal advisor to the Tennessee Historical Commission said Wednesday, Sept. 27, the commission will not consider the city of Memphis’ petition to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park at the body’s Oct. 13 meeting.

Lenoir Starts Bid for County Mayor with Mix of Optimism and Challenge

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir’s campaign for Shelby County mayor will talk about the economic resurgence in Memphis and Shelby County as a challenge to address longstanding problems.

Harding To Move Lower Schools To Cherry Road in Consolidation

Harding Academy of Memphis is consolidating its senior-kindergarten through 12th grade students into one campus moving its lower school students from campuses in Cordova on Macon Road and East Memphis on Colonial Road to what is currently its upper school campus at 1100 Cherry Road.

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Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 69%


Hattiloo Theatre will perform the Celeste Bedford Walker comedy “Sassy Mamas” Friday, Sept. 29, through Oct. 22 at 37 S. Cooper St. Visit hattiloo.org for show times and tickets.

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Fourth Bluff Effort Moves Toward More Permanent Plans

You can still see the words on the surface of Riverside Drive from the RiverPlay area that took over the street between the Mississippi River and Memphis Parks during the summer.

Last Word: Haslam Talks, Harding Consolidates and Lenoir Launches

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had a bit more to say Thursday about a possible run for the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker is leaving than the “I love my job” quote we chronicled earlier in the week that Corker quickened the pace of with his decision on re-election. Haslam says he is giving a run for the Senate serious consideration. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning is not.

DHL Planning New Memphis Distribution Facility

International shipping giant DHL Supply Chain is planning a massive new development just north of the Tennessee-Mississippi state line.

News Coming Soon on Sale of CA Building

Leadership at The Commercial Appeal has told employees that the Gannett-owned paper hopes to have news by the end of the year on the sale of its building at 495 Union Ave., which was put on the market this year in tandem with a series of other cost-cutting moves.

NARCAN Useful Against Opioid Overdose

With the number of overdose deaths from opioids such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet at all-time highs, a new nasal spray is now available to counteract overdoses, and it can be acquired at local pharmacies without a prescription.

Ford Opens Commission Bid as Lenoir Prepares To Launch Mayoral Bid

Campaign season for local, state and federal offices on the 2018 ballot has started.


Kicking It Up a Notch: Indie Memphis Unveils Fall Lineup

After helping host a preview party this week that served as the unveiling of the full lineup of this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival, festival executive director Ryan Watt was confident enough about what’s coming to declare the organization has taken things to a new level this year.


For Fizdale, Conley, Speaking Out Is Part of The Job Now

This conversation? No, they didn’t imagine it. Grizzlies coach David Fizdale and point guard Mike Conley did not enter the NBA thinking they would someday be talking about national protests, a president that shoots from the lip, or Confederate statues in Memphis.


Chandler Parsons, Grizzlies Hit Reset Button

A much younger Chandler Parsons would not have liked last year’s $94 million chronically hurt, and painfully ineffective, Chandler Parsons. Not one bit.

Titans Rookie Delivers Fun in Politically Charged Times

Want to add some fun to your NFL experience? I give you Titans rookie cornerback and punt returner Adoree’ Jackson, who quite honestly is just a kid having fun playing football.

Shaky Start Exposes Raw Nerves as Dawgs Roll In

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones had more than Georgia on his mind this week. Rumors on message boards and reports on sports talk radio flamed the fires around Jones and the Vols after last Saturday’s 17-13 victory over Massachusetts at Neyland Stadium.

New AD Fixing Hart’s Errors – Is Jones Next?

What does John Currie’s decision to reinstitute the name “Lady Vols” for all women’s sports at the University of Tennessee have to do with Butch Jones?


A General Invitation, Come Home

COME ON BACK TO ELMWOOD, GEN. FORREST. I first issued that invitation in 2013, and again in 2015. As it has been for some time – it’s past time.

Realistic Returns

Ray’s Take: It’s common among investors to fall into the “short-term mindset” with investments. The financial media tends to make things worse. If you do not see the returns you want on cue, you decide to move your funds around to the ones that are showing higher short-term returns.


Tennessee Gov. Haslam Considering US Senate Bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that he had been holding out hope that his friend Bob Corker would run for a third term in the U.S. Senate. But now that Corker has decided to retire from Congress, the governor said he's been thrust into the position of having to give a Senate bid serious consideration.

Peyton Manning Rules Out Run for Corker's Senate Seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Football star Peyton Manning ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Republican Bob Corker, saying in a sports radio interview on Wednesday that he is giving "zero consideration" to running.


No Assembly Required? Ikea to Buy Services Site TaskRabbit

NEW YORK (AP) – Ikea is making moves so you don't have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself.

American Airlines CEO: We'll Never Lose Money Again

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) – The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again.

Full Steam Ahead: Funds of All Types Rose Again Last Quarter

NEW YORK (AP) – Utopia is still in effect for fund investors. Funds of all types again powered higher in the third quarter, as stocks and bonds around the world rose in unison. Not only did investors get strong returns from their funds, they also got them with remarkably few headaches along the way.


Trump Economic Aide Says Tax Overhaul Aimed at Middle Class

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's economic adviser is pushing back against the suggestion that the administration's tax plan could benefit the wealthy.

Wounded Scalise Returns to Capitol to Bipartisan Cheers

WASHINGTON (AP) – To bipartisan hugs, tears and a roaring standing ovation, a hobbling Majority Whip Steve Scalise returned to the House on Thursday, more than three months after a gunman sprayed fire at a baseball practice and left the lawmaker clinging to life.


US Economic Growth Revised Up to 3.1 Percent Rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at an upgraded annual rate of 3.1 percent in the spring, the fastest pace in more than two years. But growth is expected to slow sharply this quarter in the wake of a string of devastating hurricanes.


Get Your Flu Shots, US Urges Amid Concerns About Bad Season

WASHINGTON (AP) – It's flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter.

FDA Approves 1st Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

Federal regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests.

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