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VOL. 132 | NO. 159 | Friday, August 11, 2017

Memphis Gets National USA Cycling Race

USA Cycling (USAC) has chosen Memphis to be a part of its national Cyclocross racing series for the 2017-18 season.

Memphis Police Department Adds 85 New Officers

The Memphis Police Department has 85 new officers who were acknowledged at a graduation ceremony Thursday, Aug. 10, marking the first of two classes to go through the Memphis Police Academy this year.

MIM Posts Surplus, Will Honor Czech Republic in 2018

The Czech Republic will be the honored country for the 2018 Memphis In May International Festival, organizers of the 41-year-old event announced Thursday, Aug. 10.

The King's Castle: Graceland, Whitehaven open 40th anniversary Elvis Week

It begins with a trivia contest and a sock hop. Those are the first two events Friday, Aug. 11, at the top of a crowded Elvis Week itinerary that marks 40 years since Elvis Presley died at Graceland.

Memphis Medical District Bakery Project Closer to Inking Office Deals

After receiving a 20-year tax incentive from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. this week, one of the most ambitious projects to come out of the Memphis Medical District in recent memory is one step closer to repopulating the Edge District with an influx of office tenants.

Local Weather
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Wind: Northeast at 12.7 mph
Humidity: 65%

EVENTS

Playhouse on the Square will present the regional premiere of “9 to 5” Friday, Aug. 11, through Sept. 3 at 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.

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Last Word: Collierville's New School, New Cops and Z-Bo's Bust

Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken knew the crowd at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce Wednesday wanted to see how the city’s new $90 million high school was coming along a year before its scheduled opening. And he brought plenty of aerials to show the progress. But Aitken also came to talk about what is to happen in the new Collierville High School once the construction is done.

Arrested in LA, Z-Bo Will Remain a Hero in Memphis

Change the location. Change the month and the year, too.

New Collierville High Signals Shift In Education

A year from now, the $90 million Collierville High School will open for classes with an estimated 2,600 students.

SPORTS

Separated at Birth: Defensive Backs & Wide Receivers

The wide receiver and the defensive back are exactly the same – until that point when the ball is in the air and then they are totally different.

Down on the Corner: Titans Fix Old Problem

The Titans have been searching for years for an answer at cornerback. They think they found two answers during the offseason.

Kelly, Legacy Teammates Ready for Final Season With Vols

Todd Kelly Jr. can’t believe it’s his last hoorah. The senior safety from Webb School of Knoxville enters his final season at Tennessee with thoughts of how it all started in fall of 2014.

One Gimpy WR No Longer a Big Problem

Tennessee Titans rookie receiver Corey Davis limped off the practice field last Thursday with a hamstring injury.

THE PRESS BOX

Under First-Year Manager Stubby Clapp, Redbirds Maximize Winning Formula

Over the last quarter-century in the game, Stubby Clapp has learned many things. One is that the baseball gods do not believe in championships as entitlements.

THE TIPPING POINT

Renee White Adds Purpose to Numbers

At the end of her third-grade year, Renee White’s elementary school switched math books. Why does White – now chief financial officer of Oak Hall – remember a textbook being retired 20 years ago?

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Watches Tell Time, And Stories

IT’S ABOUT TIME. It’s an old 700 series Rolex watch – stainless steel with a small military-style black face, hands and numbers that once glowed in the dark, a simple stainless steel band and a small brass rivet for a fastener – nothing special by Rolex standards.

Early Retirement – Can You Do It?

Ray’s Take: Many people dream of making an early exit from the work routine, but making that dream a reality has some challenges. By retiring at, say, age 55 instead of 65, you have 10 fewer years of saving and investing for building a nest egg that has to support you through an extra 10 years of retirement. That double-whammy of fewer working years to save and more retirement years to spend is what makes early retirement tough to pull off.

MEMPHIS AREA

Tennessee Group Home Suspended for Building Violations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Officials have suspended new admissions of residents of a Tennessee group home for the aged after inspectors found violations of building standards.

REGIONAL NEWS

Prosecutor: Police Justified in Shooting of Arkansas Teen

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A black teenager pointed a BB gun that looked like a handgun at police before he was fatally shot by officers outside an emergency youth center in eastern Arkansas, a prosecutor said in announcing no charges would be filed against the officers.

It's Not Delivery. It's DiGiorno Pizza ... Spilled on I-30

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas highway officials shut down westbound lanes of a cross-country interstate for four hours so crews could pick up pizza.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Postal Service: More Red Ink, Missed Payments as Mail Slumps

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Postal Service warned Thursday that it will likely default on up to $6.9 billion in payments for future retiree health benefits for the fifth straight year, citing a coming cash crunch that could disrupt day-to-day mail delivery.

Krispy Kreme Marks Eclipse With Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. this month.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Steps Up Video Ambitions With Watch

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is launching a new section dedicated to live and recorded video.

MEDIA

Ex-Fox News Star Bill O'Reilly Launches Daily Online Show

NEW YORK (AP) – Ousted Fox News Channel star Bill O'Reilly has launched an experimental video comeback with a daily online show.

Magazine: Law Didn't Require Consent to Tape Scaramucci Call

NEW YORK (AP) – Anthony Scaramucci says his profanity-laced phone call that preceded his ouster as White House communications director was recorded without his permission.

CONSUMER NEWS

Beware at the Pump: Black Market Fuel is Making Millions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to syphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside pickup trucks and vans.

Consumers Reports Pulls Microsoft Laptop Recommendation

Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were complaining about problems with the devices.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 96 201 14,244
MORTGAGES 110 219 16,523
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 147 315 29,476
BANKRUPTCIES 54 117 9,440
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 44 4,647
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 47 101 10,336
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 55 3,407

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