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VOL. 132 | NO. 62 | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hopson Pitches 'Critical Focus' to Parents and Teachers

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson made the case for his “Critical Focus” plan to turn around 19 schools Monday, March 27, to a group of 250 parents, teachers and students of those schools.

Broad Avenue Getting New Bike Shop

Clark Butcher, the owner of Victory Bicycle Studio, plans to open a new bike shop on Broad Avenue that will be a first of its kind in the Memphis bicycle scene.

Knoxville Hotel Group Buys Land Across From AutoZone Park

Vision Hospitality Group, a Knoxville-based hotel company, just purchased a vacant parcel of land across from AutoZone Park – possibly paving the way for a new Downtown hotel just blocks from Beale Street.

National Cancer Institute Director Lauds St. Jude

Dr. Douglas Lowy returned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, March 24, and praised the facility as being a worthy beneficiary of research funding that comes through his National Cancer Institute.

Last Word: Tri-State Inks Move to Midtown, Main and Gayoso and 'Wise Trek'

The open land across Union Avenue from AutoZone Park remains just that as some of it has changed hands again. Vision Hospitality buying the land that had been the location of the Greyhound bus station at Union and Hernando. Vision Memphis LLC sold to Vision Hospitality of Knoxville for $4 million, according to a warrant deed we reviewed Monday.

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The second series of Memphis 3.0 public meetings continues this week at these locations:  • Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.: Hollywood Community Center, 1560 N. Hollywood St. • Thursday, March 30, 5:30 p.m.: Glenview Community Center, 1141 S. Barksdale St. The comprehensive planning team will share research that has been conducted since the first set of rallies, which generated more than 10,000 comments, and seek input on specific topics to help shape priorities and goals. Visit memphis3point0.com for a schedule of upcoming meetings.

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Rudd Says University Redirecting Neighborhood

The railroad tracks between Highland Avenue and Zach Curlin Drive have been a fact of life and a border of sorts for as long as there has been a University of Memphis – even before it was called the University of Memphis.

Sit-In Protests Get First Historical Marker

Nobody kept count until Jet magazine came to Memphis in 1965 to feature a group of seven sisters the influential magazine billed as “the most arrested family” in the country.

NCAA South Regional Ends in Victory for NC as Calipari Plays the Poor Sport

John Calipari and Kentucky did not cut down the nets at FedExForum. But Calipari did open his postgame press conference with a cut, one directed at the officials following the Wildcats’ 75-73 loss to North Carolina here Sunday in the NCAA South Regional Elite Eight.

Despite Stigma, Real Estate Auctions Represent the ‘Purest’ Marketplace

Sometimes there is a stigma attached to selling real estate at an auction, but Jeff Morris says it’s actually the purest form of capitalism.


Inn Construction, Private Management Plan Draw Ire of State Sen. Lee Harris

State Sen. Lee Harris is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to renew an outsourcing plan for development and operations at Fall Creek Falls State Park, calling it a move to bolster profits for a private company.

EMPHASIS Senior Care

From Art to Zumba, Memphis Seniors Taking Steps to Keep Mind & Body Fit

For people like Bill Wilson, 74, keeping active mentally as well as physically is the key to a healthier life.

Expanding Baby Boomer Population Brings New Health Care Challenges

Patients are having to wait longer to make appointments with new doctors in major U.S. cities, according to a new study that links the increased waits partly with an explosion of, well, new patients.

Porter-Leath Connects Generations Through Foster Grandparents Program

They had done their part, put their work in for decades. George Watson had been a mechanic, worked right on past age 65 and into his early 70s. Ada McNeal had given 26 years to the Aeolian Piano Corp., first as a machine operator and then sorting parts after the rheumatoid arthritis came along, until the company closed its Memphis plant.


4 Tips for Approaching Decision Makers

One way to help sustain your organization is to build and nurture relationships with decision makers who can provide finances and resources. 

Crosstown Relocations Involve IT From the Start

Crosstown Concourse is exploding with activity as the mammoth building prepares to open to the public this year. On any given day, you’ll find plumbers, electricians, architects and other contractors working diligently prepare the 1.1 million-square-foot space for various office, retail and multifamily users.


AG: 'In God We Trust' Plates Constitutionally Suspect

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state attorney general's office says a bill that would require all Tennessee license plates to bear the words "In God We Trust" is constitutionally suspect.

Video Released of Tennessee Teen Missing With Teacher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A news outlet has released video of a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who is missing with her high school teacher in hopes that someone will recognize her voice.


Mississippi Governor Approves Outlawing of Sanctuary Cities

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law Monday banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the country illegally, saying he wants Mississippi to help federal agencies arrest people without legal status.


Trump Convenes Panel on Empowering Women in Business

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says that empowering and promoting women in business are priorities in his administration.

Trump Plans Office to Bring Business Ideas to Government

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.


Supreme Court Won't Restore $7.25B Swipe Fees Settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.

Justices Won't Hear Appeal in Music Copyright Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from record companies that want to pursue copyright infringement claims against music site Vimeo for hosting unauthorized recordings from the Beatles, Elvis Presley and other classic artists.

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