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VOL. 132 | NO. 98 | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Soulful Sounds Made in Memphis Again

An original Stax Records sign hangs in the stairwell of the new Made in Memphis Entertainment facility as inspiration for artists and guests entering as they head up to the new company’s main offices.

Corky’s Targets Millennials With Store Upgrades, UberEATS

Corky’s BBQ is chasing a new generation of customers it wants to turn into barbecue fans.

IDI Adding Two Spec Buildings Totaling Nearly 2 Million Square Feet

IDI Gazeley, Memphis’ leading industrial developer, has announced it will be adding two new buildings totaling nearly 2 million square feet to its Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch.

Local Democratic Party Organizers Grapple With Activism

Once the new bylaws and a new executive committee is in place for the reconstituted Shelby County Democratic Party this summer, there will still be a fundamental question about the political strength of the new organization.

Last Word: Issues or Elections, City Impasse Decisions and Memphis Sk8s

Those active in the Republican and Democratic parties at the local, state or national level will tell you their job is to elect candidates of their party to office at all levels of government. It's even in writing in just about any party's mission statement. And the inability of the local Democratic party to do that in countywide partisan elections is one of several factors that led to the state party disbanding the local party last year.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
70.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: West at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 97%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Phillip Kemp of Reed and Associates will present “Get a Life, Get a Property Manager – What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

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Harrison Burton, 16, Heads Memphis 125 Field

On Monday, May 15, at Memphis International Raceway, 16-year-old Harrison Burton made a testing run on the track that on June 3 will be the site of the Memphis 125.

New Documentary Tells Story of Tobey Skate Park

A new documentary on the 6-year-old Memphis Skate Park at Tobey Park takes a look at skate culture in Memphis and the struggle to get the park to reality after securing a grant that ran out and then securing city capital funding for it.

Dorothy Day House Embraces Families in Need

About 30 percent of Memphians live below the poverty line and 50 percent of them are children under age 18. It's a problem that Tracey Burgess, director of development and communication at the Dorothy Day House in Memphis, calls an "epidemic."

TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

More Than 2K Bills and Resolutions Considered in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – While much of the energy and attention of this year's legislative session was focused on Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax proposal, there were more than 2,000 other bills and resolutions considered by lawmakers before they concluded their business last week.

Winning and Losing Legislation in Tennessee in 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Here is a look and some of the winning and losing bills of the 2017 session of the Tennessee General Assembly:

Privatization Opposition Renewed as No Bids Come in for Falls Creek Falls Project

The lack of bidders for a $20 million inn reconstruction project at Fall Creek Falls could spur legislative hearings this summer on parks funding and privatization amid growing lawmaker concern about the governor’s outsourcing plans.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Cai to Lead Memphis Chamber’s International Business Efforts

Jinliang (Jin) Cai has joined the Greater Memphis Chamber as vice president of international business development. In that role, Cai will be directing efforts both to grow foreign direct investment in Memphis and Shelby County and to increase the volume of local exports to foreign markets. 

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Questioning Your Hiring Manager

Sometimes, getting a job is dependent more on what you ask than what you answer. We spend so much time preparing for how we will answer the hiring manager’s questions but very little time thinking about what we want to know.

The Negotiation Game

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series. Negotiations occur several times throughout the day. They may not be as major as buying a new car or asking for a raise, but they happen almost every time you interact with another person. 

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Supreme Court Order Unlikely to Deter Voting Restrictions

By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer– The Supreme Court's refusal to breathe new life into North Carolina's sweeping voter identification law might be just a temporary victory for civil rights groups.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

UN, Microsoft Announce $5M Partnership on Human Rights

GENEVA (AP) – Microsoft announced Tuesday that it intends to contribute $5 million over five years to the United Nations human rights office, assistance the Geneva-based agency called a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit.

TECHNOLOGY

Amazon's Streaming Software Powers New Smart TVs

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon's streaming TV software will appear on a new line of smart TVs designed to blend streaming TV services and over-the-air channels, but not cable packages.

HEALTH CARE

Progress Reducing US Uninsured Rate Comes to a Halt

WASHINGTON (AP) – Five years of progress reducing the number of Americans without health insurance has come to a halt, according to a government report out Tuesday. More than a factoid, it shows the stakes in the Republican drive to roll back the Affordable Care Act.

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PROPERTY SALES 0 134 8,483
MORTGAGES 0 168 9,970
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 17,944
BANKRUPTCIES 1 46 6,049
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 25 3,155
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 6,447
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