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VOL. 130 | NO. 222 | Friday, November 13, 2015

MLGW Takes 22 Percent Water Rate Hike To Council

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is proposing a 22 percent hike in water rates effective with the new year.

Trolleys Will Stage a South Main Comeback

Memphis trolleys are on track to return to South Main. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen announced Thursday, Nov. 12, that the Memphis Area Transit Authority had received a $2.6 million federal grant to purchase three new electric rail trolleys.

Ricky Tarrant Jr. Brings Speed, Athleticism to Memphis Backcourt

A college basketball team led by an inexperienced point guard can expect problems. So, too, a team led by a point guard who might be a step slow.

LUCB Rejects Belz Application, Puts Midtown Mixed-Use Project in Jeopardy

Balancing competing businesses, city engineering code and neighborhood input came to a head at a Thursday, Nov. 12, Office of Planning and Development meeting when the Land Use Control Board decided to reject a traffic-blocking gate across the south side of Idlewild Street in Midtown Memphis.

RVC's Cates Speaks Out on Mud Island Plan

Keep the Riverwalk and amphitheater. Maybe extend Greenbelt Park into Mud Island River Park with camping on the southern end of the island. Bring in food trucks instead of restaurants.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 74%


Eyewear Gallery will hold a food drive for Mid-South Food Bank throughout November at its office, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Anyone who donates two cans of food can suggest someone to receive a free vision screening on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. Visit eyeweargallery.com or call 901-763-2020.

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Methodist Gets Anonymous $40M Donation

An anonymous donor has gifted $40 million to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – the largest single donation in the health care system’s nearly 100-year history.

Willis Leaving Beale Authority, Lease Transfer Vote Moves to December

Developer Archie Willis is leaving as chairman of the Beale Street Tourism Development Authority.

Billy Joel to Play FedExForum in March

The Piano Man is coming back to Memphis.

Five City Unions Go To Court Over Pension Changes

Five unions representing city of Memphis employees, including police officers and fire fighters, are taking the city to court in an effort to stop pension and benefits changes.

Collierville Opens Hinton Park

There was music in the air as Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner formally opened the town’s 110-acre Hinton Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Chimes and a xylophone with a few drum beats, to be exact.

Strickland Vows to Grow Memphis’ Minority Contract Percentage

Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland says the next month may be the most important of his administration, even though he won’t take office until Jan. 1.

NCRM President Says New Movement Comes With Sacrifice, Hardship

The president of the National Civil Rights Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 11, told a group of LeMoyne-Owen College students and faculty that there is a new civil rights movement.


Warriors, Curry Too Much For Grizzlies – And Everyone Else So Far

Stephen Curry had seen this game before, in this building, in the playoffs and in the regular season. The Memphis Grizzlies were trying to do what they always try to do – drag a high-powered offensive machine such as the Golden State Warriors into the mud and not let them get up.

Grizz Learning There’s No Extra Credit Just for Trying

When they weren’t playing hard, that was the most distressing part.


Time for Tuition Equality in Tennessee

Tennessee has a unique opportunity to help the state economy and support education. Passage of the “Tuition Equality” bill in the upcoming state legislative session will provide a critical chance to educate thousands of Tennessee youth and narrow the skills gap that exists for Tennessee employers.

Billions And Billions Of Grins

GOOD NEWS IS GROWING. Really. I only have 500 words here and what my friend Andy Cates had to say last week is worth far more, several billion dollars worth actually, and what St. Jude had to say at the end of the week adds billions more.

Give Your Retirement A Raise

Ray’s Take People used to not worry very much about their retirement. They tended to work for the same company all their lives, and at 65 they got a watch and a pension.


Notorious Tenn. Prison Being Transformed Into Tourist Attraction

PETROS, Tenn. (AP) — The transformation of a once-notorious Morgan County prison into a tourist attraction is moving forward.


US Employers Advertise More Job Openings in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers advertised more job openings in September but hiring was essentially unchanged.

Rings and Pacifiers: Health Gadgets Get Sophisticated

HELSINKI (AP) — After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.

KFC to Deliver Buckets of Fried Chicken on Demand

NEW YORK (AP) — Colonel Sanders wants to come to your home: KFC said it will start delivering its buckets of fried chicken to customers in two U.S. cities.


Sony Tries to Make its Pricy Vue TV Service More Popular

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony is trying to get more people on its TV service by allowing customers to sign up without a PlayStation.

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