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VOL. 131 | NO. 177 | Monday, September 5, 2016

The Week Ahead: September 5-11

Happy Labor Day, Memphis! We hope you’re wrapping up this three-day weekend on a relaxing note – and, if you buy into arbitrary fashion etiquette, that you’re enjoying wearing your white clothing and seersucker suits one last time. There’s plenty going on this week, from Mid-South Book Fest to the Southern Heritage Classic, so let’s get right to it…

Indianapolis Charter Star Lands in Memphis as Teacher Town CEO

The former leader of a high-achieving charter school network in Indianapolis is the new CEO of a philanthropically funded initiative in Memphis known as Teacher Town.

Mike Norvell Wins Coaching Debut

It was one of those grind-through-it practices before the first game of the college football season. Except that on this morning – 11 days before the University of Memphis would open the season at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – the Tigers had taken a pass on the grinding.


Farm to Table

Every month, The Daily News is giving our readers an illustration from local artist Martha Kelly of places, events, sights and sounds that make Memphis 'Memphis.' This month she captures Jill and Keith Forrester of Whitton Farms and the Trolley Stop Market at their space at Memphis Farmers Market. The farm-to-table concept of eating locally grown foods is growing trend in the city.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 91%


The Daily News offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 a.m.

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ESPN: Memphis Out of Big 12 Expansion Consideration

The University of Memphis is not one of 11 schools still under consideration for Big 12 expansion, according to a report from espn.com on Friday, Sept. 2.

Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT

Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…


Red-Hot Jobs

Positive Memphis-area jobs outlook mirrors state

With unemployment low and falling and competition stiff and rising, accounting firm DHG Memphis is putting the full-court press on recruiting and hiring.

Editorial: The Prosperity Mix in Memphis

There are jobs you have to take and jobs you want to take. As in other places, Memphis’ economy is a mix of the two, and our effort to have more of the jobs that allow for careers and growth is seen by most if not all of our civic leadership as the way to build prosperity.

September 2-8, 2016: This week in Memphis history

2011: The Shelby County Commission has a list of 100 citizens interested in being appointed to seven positions on what will be a new 23-member countywide school board.


Celtic Crossing Making Changes, But Retaining Irish Pub Identity

Celtic Crossing owner DJ Naylor was in his native Ireland this summer and, naturally, in a pub. He was offered a craft beer and told he would like it. He did.

Obscure Midtown Warehouse to Become Company’s HQ

The warehouse looks like a foreign object that sprouted in the middle of a Midtown neighborhood. Surrounding the two-story warehouse at 802 Rozelle St. are two-story, single-family homes with fenced yards. The adjacent CSX and Union Pacific railyard is the only indicator that this enclave was once an industrial area. After a $2 million renovation, the dated warehouse will emerge as a highly modern neighborhood asset.

Bursting the Bubble

What Graceland’s expansion means for a broader Whitehaven renaissance

Graceland is in Memphis. But the two have tended to coexist, rather than being part of each other, since Elvis Presley’s home opened as a commercial enterprise in 1982.

Global Ministries Plans to Sell Its Subsidized Housing Portfolio

Memphis-based Global Ministries Foundation is getting out of the federally subsidized housing game with a move to sell all of its Memphis properties and about half of its nationwide portfolio, which includes complexes in eight states.

Nonprofit Church Health Center Rebrands

The Church Health Center celebrated its 29th birthday Thursday, Sept. 1, by rolling out a new name, tagline and logo in advance of its move to Crosstown Concourse early next year.


Nashville Sues State, Says K-12 Funding Inadequate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville is suing the state over what it says is inadequate funding of public education, in violation of the Tennessee Constitution.

Volkswagen Files Appeal of UAW Ruling at Tennessee Plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen on Thursday challenged a National Labor Relations Board ruling allowing a small group of employees at the German automaker's lone U.S. plant to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.


Delta Says It Lost $100 Million in Revenue Due to Big Outage

ATLANTA (AP)Delta Air Lines Inc. said Friday that last month's computer outage, which caused it to cancel 2,300 flights, cost $100 million in lost revenue.


Slower Hiring in August Signals Fed Rate Hike Less Likely

WASHINGTON (AP) – After two months of blockbuster gains, U.S. employers slowed their hiring in August to a modest increase of 151,000, reducing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates when it meets this month.


Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 After Battery Explosions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding some of their batteries exploded or caught fire.

Halt and Catch Fire: Battery Woes Go Well Beyond Samsung

NEW YORK (AP) – Samsung's Note 7 isn't the only gadget to catch fire thanks to lithium-battery problems, which have afflicted everything from iPhones to Tesla cars to Boeing jetliners. Blame chemistry and the fact that the batteries we rely on for everyday life are prone to leaking and even bursting into flame if damaged, defective or exposed to excessive heat.

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