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VOL. 131 | NO. 208 | Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Owners Seek Uses for Historic Clayborn Temple

Owners of the historic Clayborn Temple church at Hernando and Pontotoc are just about ready for visitors to the Presbyterian turned AME church that has been boarded up and fenced off for the last 18 years.

Commission Approves County Ambulance Service Starting Jan. 1

Shelby County government is in the ambulance business with a set of three resolutions totaling $7.5 million approved Monday, Oct. 17, by the Shelby County Commission.

Big 12 Decides Not to Expand Beyond 10 Member Schools

The Big 12 has decided not to expand its membership.

City Council Vote to Focus On Highland Strip Project

Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Oct. 18, on an economic impact plan for the Highland Strip area that sets the stage for the tax increment financing district to finance infrastructure changes in the private development hot spot.

Five-Year Crime Plan Avoids 'Stop & Frisk' Reference

Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission president and CEO Bill Gibbons won’t even say “stop and frisk.”

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
A Few Clouds
Wind: West at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 50%


Paychecks for Patriots, a hiring event for Tennessee veterans and their family members, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Job Center, 3040 Walnut Grove Road. More than three dozen employers will be on hand, with many conducting on-site interviews. Attendees should bring resumes and dress for an interview. Job seekers may register in advance at tn.gov/paychecks4patriots or at the door.

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Last Word: Stop & Frisk, Council Day and The Big 12 Holds What It's Got

We had quite the conversation with the two leaders of the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission about “stop and frisk” and what will be in the upcoming draft of a new Operation: Safe Community plan for Memphis.

EMPHASIS Insurance

New Clay & Land President Reflects On Insurance Career, Industry

Todd Dyson’s career in the insurance business has followed a simply trajectory. Treat clients well, pay attention to the relationship aspect of the business and look for opportunities to stand apart from the competition.

Tennessee Insurance Website Scores Low in National Helpfulness Study

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance website ranked second to last in a new study by NerdWallet that looked at consumer helpfulness in searching for auto, health, homeowners and life insurance information.

Businesses Can Expect to Pay More For Insurance Products in 2017

Many businesses are feeling the sting of increasing medical insurance costs, while premiums for other types of business insurance have remained stable over the past year. But that’s all likely to change in the next year, as rates are expected to rise.


Innovation And The Tech World

While the world of technology has filled the world with tools of productivity and connection, it has its drawbacks. Many people today suffer from the shadow side of technology.

Tell a Great Story But Make Sure It’s Not Fantasy

If your story isn’t real, how can the funds you raise make a difference? Success is what nonprofits are supposed to project. Increased impact. New audiences, more people served, policies changed ... Everything is rosy. But what if it isn’t? What if our “successes” blind us to what isn’t working? We might tell a good story, but is it real? 


Frustration Runs Deep for Customers Forced to Change Marketplace Plans

Andrea Schankman’s three-year relationship with her insurer, Coventry Health Care of Missouri, has been contentious, with disputes over what treatments it would pay for. Nonetheless, like other Missourians, Schankman was unnerved to receive a notice from Coventry last month informing her that her policy was not being offered in 2017.

4 New West Nile Virus Cases Bring Mississippi Total to 30

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials confirm four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 30 this year.


US Factory Production Rebounded in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers boosted output modestly last month, led by greater production of construction supplies, autos and petroleum products.

Bank of America's Profits Rise 6 Percent, Beats Estimates

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's third-quarter profits rose nearly 6 percent from a year earlier, helped by strong results in investment banking and trading as well as lower expenses. The profit growth came from all four of the bank's businesses and despite continuing low interest rates.

Caterpillar CEO to Retire Next Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Caterpillar said Monday that CEO and Chairman Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced as CEO by Jim Umpleby, an executive who has worked at the construction and mining equipment company for more than three decades.


Deadly Cat Poop Causes Rift Among Animal Defenders

HONOLULU (AP) — Two wildlife issues have collided in Hawaii, pitting one group of animal defenders against another in an impassioned debate. The point of contention? Deadly cat poop and the feral felines that produce it.


Russian Broadcaster RT Says UK Bank Suspends Its Accounts

LONDON (AP) — Tense relations between Britain and Russia came under further strain Monday as Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT accused the U.K.'s NatWest bank of shutting down its accounts without explanation.

EU, Belgium Seeking Solution to Canada Trade Deal Stalemate

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Talks to convince a small Belgian region to back and save a wide-ranging trade deal between the 28-nation European Union and Canada could spill over into this week's EU summit of leaders.

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