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VOL. 132 | NO. 7 | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Klondike Parents Explore Vollentine Transfers, Other Options

Most students at Klondike Preparatory Academy in North Memphis will be able to attend Vollentine Elementary School next school year with transportation provided by Shelby County Schools.

County Commission Continues Bolton Contract, Approves Legislative Wish List

Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday, Jan 9, to renew its contract with attorney Julian Bolton after some debate about whether Bolton’s position in necessary.

Exhibit Recalls Peter Bowman’s Inspiration

Peter Bowman described himself as a “self-employed” artist on his application to teach at Memphis University School, the institution where he ended up serving as an art instructor from 1979 until 2008.

Commuter Program Works With Employers to Alleviate Transit Troubles

Despite a reinvestment in the development of urban centers across the United States, the average American commute time is still increasing, which is placing a strain on both commuters and their employers.

Last Word: Opening Day in Nashville, Parking Pass or Parking Space and Ell Persons

Lots of formalities Tuesday in Nashville where the 2017 session of the Tennessee Legislature begins. And that’s what this first week back will be about on the floors of the state House and the state Senate. Away from the floors, the real business of speculation and vote counting and drafting language is already well underway.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

PizzaRev will hold job fairs Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its future location near International Paper at 6450 Poplar Ave., suite 119. The fast-casual eatery is looking to hire 50 crew members. Interested applicants can apply in person or visit pleaseapplyonline.com/tennrev to begin the process online.

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Lynching Centennial Observance Nears in May

Leaders of an effort to mark the sites of 32 lynchings in Shelby County have hired a project director for the upcoming centennial of the 1917 lynching of Ell Persons.

Grizzlies Back up Dramatic Win over Warriors by Beating Utah

Team Avoids Letdown in 88-79 Victory

Two nights earlier the Grizzlies had pulled off a historic comeback at Golden State. When they erased the Warriors’ 19-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter and rallied to win it, 128-119 in overtime, they broke a 662-game streak (regular season) of NBA of teams losing when trailing by 19 or more points after three quarters.

Manning, Spurrier Enter College Football Hall of Fame

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Peyton Manning and his Southeastern Conference nemesis, former Florida coach Steve Spurrier, will go into the College Football Hall of Fame together.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Becoming A Partner of Choice

A talk by Johnson & Johnson executives Janette Edelstein, director external innovation, and Chris Ryan, director innovation sourcing.

Define Your Giving Priorities in 2017

Editor’s note: Part one of a two-part series. As 2016 came to a close there was an avalanche of well-crafted requests to give to nonprofits. These came in the U.S. mail and via email. They were on TV, radio, Facebook, Twitter, everywhere!

STATEWIDE

Elusive High-Speed Internet Sprouts in Rural Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Rural Scott County could serve as a model for how grant money can be leveraged to spur much-needed infrastructure investments such as high-speed Internet.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Online Shoppers Help Holiday Spending; Department Stores Lag

WASHINGTON (AP) – Holiday spending got a boost in 2016, according to one analysis, as more people opted to shop by phone or computer – though department stores and clothing retailers still lagged.

GM CEO: Won't Change Production Plans Despite Trump Tweet

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors has no plans to change where it produces small cars because of criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, the company's top executive said Sunday night.

McDonald's Sells China Business in Deal Worth Up to $2.1B

HONG KONG (AP) – Fast-food giant McDonald's is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion, the companies said Monday.

ECONOMY

Consumers Increased Borrowing at Fastest Pace in 3 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers increased their borrowing in November at the fastest pace in three months.

Fed's Powell Sees Only Isolated Signs of Financial Excess

A Federal Reserve governor is saying record-low interest rates have so far produced only isolated signs of excess in the economy but that the central bank must remain vigilant.

CONSUMER NEWS

Parents, Save Up: Cost of Raising a Child is More Than $233K

WASHINGTON (AP) – Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account.

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PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
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