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VOL. 132 | NO. 116 | Monday, June 12, 2017

Daniel Berger Makes it Back-to-Back Wins at FESJC

When he won his first PGA Tour event here last year, young Daniel Berger celebrated. Maybe a bit too much at the cost of some sleep.

Lifeblood Holds 8th Annual Donor Fest to Boost Blood Supply

The summer months are a time for fun, for relaxing, traveling and letting routines slip a bit. Which makes the period not so pleasant for Lifeblood, as the organization sees its donations slip around 20 percent during the warmer months of the year.

The Week Ahead: June 12-18

Get ready to groove, Memphis, because this week we're welcoming the inimitable Ruthie Foster to town, along with the return of both the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival and the Soulsville Record Swap. Plus, we've got details on the state House District 95 election, free MATA rides and what else you need to know in The Week Ahead...

Freedom Fund Luncheon Features Critic of NAACP's Relevance

Melissa Harris-Perry, the former MSNBC host who last month penned a New York Times op-ed challenging the relevance of the NAACP, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Memphis Branch NAACP’s June 24 Freedom Fund Luncheon.

Last Word: Double Berger, The CEO of Baptist and Storm Reflections

The Overton Park Conservancy raised $1 million by the Monday deadline to move ahead with the Overton Park-Memphis Zoo parking compromise. The conservancy announced Sunday afternoon that it met the goal with hours to spare with more details to come Monday on how this came together.

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The Memphis Juneteenth Jobs & Career Fair will be held Tuesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew AME Church, 867 South Parkway E. Human resources directors and executives from more than 25 Memphis and Mid-South companies will be on hand to discuss opportunities; attendees are encouraged to bring resumes. For more information, contact Telisa Franklin at memphisjuneteenth@gmail.com or 901-281-6337.

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Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City.

3-Attorney Panel to Review Mackin's Allegations Against Shelby County Schools

A panel of three attorneys, including former U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton are investigating allegations of a cover-up, sexual harassment, theft and widespread grade tampering made last week by former Trezevant High School principal Ronnie Mackin.


The Health Of Care

Baptist Memorial Health Care adapts, transforms in response to evolving consumer expectations

There's a school of thought in some industries that says it's ideal to have a narrow focus, to pick just one or a few things to excel at and not try to be all things to all people – that when you do so and go broad, you’re likely to end up instead being a master of nothing.

Editorial: One Tom Lee Memorial, Not Two

For the second time in 14 years, the original Tom Lee obelisk memorial has been toppled by straight-line winds.

June 9-15, 2017: This week in Memphis history

2013: The Memphis Grizzlies announce they will not renew the contract of Lionel Hollins as coach of the NBA team following the Grizzlies’ best year in franchise history. The weekend before the announcement, around 100 Grizzlies fans rally in Tom Lee Park in support of a new contract for Hollins.


First Tennessee Bank Complaint vs. Pinnacle Financial to Go to Trial

A legal fight brought in the wake of Pinnacle Financial Partners’ arrival into the Memphis market appears set for a jury trial.

Two Local Families Looking to Develop ‘Jewel' of East Memphis

Building a boutique corporate headquarters on a heavily wooded tract of land near Dixon Gallery and Gardens would stand in stark contrast to the more urban feel of a project on Poplar Avenue like TraVure, but that’s what makes this East Memphis location so special.

Overton Gateway Multifamily Project Rejected by Land Use Board

The Overton Gateway, a proposed multifamily development planned by Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC, has been rejected by the Land Use Control Board at its Thursday, June 8, meeting.

Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City.

Winds of Change

How massive energy project would fit into the local power structure

Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind since the first Egyptians began to use sails to move their boats along the Nile. More than 7,000 years later, wind power capacity in the U.S. alone has surpassed 82 gigawatts, or enough energy to power 20 million homes, making it the largest renewable generation capacity in the country.


Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee city is starting a new program that will help employees repay their student loans.


Tennessee Governor Signs Law Enhancing Immigrant Sentences

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee judges will have the authority to enhance sentences for defendants in the country illegally at the time of their crimes, under a bill the governor has signed into law.


Mississippi Revoking Licenses of All American Check Cashing

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A new settlement says the state of Mississippi will revoke all the licenses of a company called All American Check Cashing Inc.


Sirius XM Buys Stake in Music Streaming Site Pandora

NEW YORK (AP) – Pandora is raising cash to help it take on Spotify and other streaming music services.

Apple CEO to MIT Grads: Tech Without Values is Worthless

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.

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