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VOL. 132 | NO. 163 | Thursday, August 17, 2017

Orion Federal Credit Union Looks to Move HQ to Edge District

Orion Federal Credit Union is in talks to move its corporate headquarters to the former Wonder Bread bakery building.

Novel Evokes Memories of Davis-Kidd, With a Few Updates

If you turn your head and squint your eyes just right, you can almost believe that Davis-Kidd Booksellers is back.

Rotary Moves Meetings to Clayborn Temple

The Memphis Rotary Club is moving its weekly luncheon meetings to Clayborn Temple starting next month after several years at the University Club.

Crosstown High School Gets $2.5 Million XQ Institute Grant

A year from opening, organizers of Crosstown High School have secured a $2.5 million, five-year grant from a national education reform group focused specifically on high schools.

Feeling Like Home

A year later, visitors warming to Shelby Farms’ Heart of the Park

During the construction phase, Shelby Farms Park executive director Jen Andrews would often look out her office window and imagine what the new Heart of the Park project would look like when it was done.

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The Women’s Connection Luncheon & Expo, hosted by the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, Aug. 18, at The Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Enjoy shopping and networking from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; lunch and a speaker panel sharing insights about life, success and balance from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and more shopping and information from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25. Register at bartlettchamber.org.

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Last Word: Monuments Pace Quickens, Campaigning on Opioids and High Heels

The financial services company that is a crucial tenant for the Bakery project between the Medical District and Downtown is Orion, which would move to the space in and around the old Wonder Break bakery building on Monroe from its Bartlett HQ.

Mayor's Office Says Confederate Monument Protesters Asking City To Break Law

Jefferson Davis was surrounded this week, first by a group of more than 100 citizens seeking to remove his statue from Memphis Park and then by police after the Tuesday, Aug. 15, protest.

Elvis Vigil Features Changes, Including Admission Fee

Elvis Week was already going to be different this year with Graceland’s recent $137 million expansion and a new landscape across the boulevard from the Whitehaven mansion.

Coffee, Bakery Shop To Occupy Busy Corner In Cooper-Young

When David Adams first started considering a second Bluff City Coffee & Bakery location, he didn’t even think about the Cooper-Young neighborhood.

Media Ventures Set Up Shop at Crosstown Concourse

Since leaving her former job as a WMC-TV reporter, Lauren Squires Ready has taken what had been a side project of hers and developed it into a full-blown video storytelling and production company. And her company, Forever Ready Productions, is expanding – it hired an intern this summer and now also has a full-time video producer on staff.


Stronger Penalties Alone Won’t Solve State’s Opioid Crisis

Rep. Bryan Terry deals with patients from every demographic caught up in the web of opiates.


Finding Glamour, Beauty on The French Riviera

The French Riviera is an intoxicating mix of sun, glistening blue water, romance, fast cars and beautiful people wearing oversized sunglasses and stylish clothing straight from the world’s greatest designers.


Tennessee Sen. Corker Calls Virginia Death 'Act of Terror'

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Wednesday called it an "act of terror" for a car to be driven into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Virginia, but the Tennessee Republican declined to weigh in on President Donald Trump's comments blaming both white supremacists and counter-protesters for violent clashes.


No Special Session to Take Rebel Symbol Off Mississippi Flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A spokesman says Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant won't call legislators back to the Capitol to consider removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.


Union Pacific Lays Off 500 Managers, 250 Other Rail Workers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other workers to save about $110 million annually and eliminate about 8 percent of the railroad's managers.

SBA Head Sees Businesses Held Back by Lack of Loans, Workers

NEW YORK (AP) – Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners – they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for jobs that are staying open.


Under Pressure, Trump Disbands Business Advisory Councils

NEW YORK (AP) – With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is ending a pair of advisory business councils in the latest fallout over his remarks about the Charlottesville protests.

US Demands Big NAFTA Changes, Setting Stage for Tough Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States won't settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.

On a Chaotic Day in DC, Trump Goes After Amazon, Again

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers."


Fed Officials Split in July Over Inflation Worries

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve policymakers were worried last month about inflation, but for two opposing reasons.


Express Scripts to Limit Opioids; Doctors Concerned

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans.

Report: Higher Premiums If Trump Halts 'Obamacare' Subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) – Premiums for a popular type of individual health care plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers, the Congressional Budget Office says.

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