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VOL. 132 | NO. 225 | Monday, November 13, 2017

Butch Jones Out as Tennessee's Football Coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee began the season in the Top 25 and is ending it with a coaching change.

The Week Ahead: Nov. 13-19

Good morning, Memphis. Just like the fall season, basketball is showing its full colors this week as the Grizzlies, Tigers and Hustle will all be playing home games. But there is plenty more to take in, including the culmination of Royal Studios’ 60-year celebration. Enjoy!

Commission Takes Final Votes on Pay Raises, Resolution Backing SCS

All 13 Shelby County commissioners are now defendants in a lawsuit filed late last week by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell after the commission met in special session and voted to ratify a decision by chairwoman Heidi Shafer to hire counsel for possible litigation over the opioid epidemic.


Tigers Easily Tamed by No. 25 Alabama in Opener

They weren’t very good from the free-throw line (22 of 36 for 61.1 percent) and they were abysmal from 3-point range (2 of 17 for 11.8 percent). None of the players, with the exception of guard Kareem Brewton (13 points), could consistently create his own shot and they collectively finished with seven assists and 17 turnovers.

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Burch, Porter & Johnson will host the “Ripped From the Headlines” employment law seminar with two opportunities to attend: Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at BPJ’s offices, 130 N. Court Ave., or Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Grove Grill, 4550 Poplar Ave. BPJ attorneys will go over cases including contractor issues, recent situations involving high-profile executives, public vs. private employers and more. Cost is free. RSVP for either session to kberry@bpjlaw.com or 901-524-5106 by Monday, Nov. 13.

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Last Word: Bougie Strippers, Tigers Basketball First Looks and County Pay Raises

The topics get your attention: “Mental Illness in Tech” – a “Guide to Being a Bougie Stripper” – “Why I Quit TV News” – “Dyslexic and Proud.” These are just a few of the dozen talks -- strictly timed at five minutes each -- scheduled for Thursday’s Ignite Memphis event at Ballet Memphis in Overton Square. This is built loosely on the principle of a Ted talk although we also have a local version of TEDx coming up in January.

Ignite Memphis Coming to New Ballet Memphis Digs

If it was possible to create a mixtape of Memphis creativity, it might look like an event set to take place this week at Ballet Memphis.

Manufacturer Seeks Incentives to Open Memphis Facility

Peroxychem LLC, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania manufacturer of hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid and persulfates, is looking to expand into the Memphis market.


Shelby Farms Draws $142 Million, 71-Acre Development

Elmington Capital Group has submitted plans for a 71-acre senior housing, apartment and single-family development next to Shelby Farms Park. Dwell at Shelby Farms is a new $142 million development to be located on the north side of Raleigh-LaGrange Road near the intersections of Trinity and Fischer Steel roads.


Editorial: Fairgrounds Redevelopment Is About More Than Buildings

The Mid-South Fairgrounds contains parking lots, a few buildings, a stadium and an arena in a central location. What we project onto that is another matter, as the question of what to do at the Fairgrounds opens up a closet where resentment is packed in with a hatbox or two of gilded memories and a file cabinet of plans.

Do The Hustle

Player development behind ‘legit fun’ of Grizzlies’ G League team at Landers Center

A lot can change in six years. Consider: In early November of 2011 the NBA was in the midst of a lockout. Rudy Gay, then a Memphis Grizzlies player, put together a charity game at what was then known as the DeSoto Civic Center.

November 10-16, 2017: This week in Memphis history

1927: Watkins Overton upsets incumbent Mayor Rowlett Paine in city runoff elections. Overton is backed by former Memphis Mayor E.H. Crump, who had backed Paine’s 1923 re-election bid at the last minute. But Crump and Paine parted company after Paine endorsed Austin Peay for governor. Meanwhile, City Court Judge Cliff Davis is elected city police and fire commissioner. Davis had been a Crump foe four years earlier, running on a ticket of Ku Klux Klan candidates. “Supporters and followers of the ticket put on a wild celebration, parading Watkins Overton, Cliff Davis and E.H. Crump down Main Street on the shoulders of enthusiastic supporters,” The Daily News reported.


Nashville Developers Planning Massive 71-Acre Project Near Shelby Farms

Nashville-based Elmington Capital Group has submitted plans to the Office of Planning and Development for a 71-acre senior housing, apartment and single-family development next to Shelby Farms Park.

TraVure Developer Unveils East Memphis Project

With two highly-anticipated developments already in the works, Gill Properties has announced plans for a new mixed-use development East Memphis.

Helping Hand

Majestic Grille owners tackle new restaurant consulting project

Downtown’s Irish pub The Brass Door is quietly reintroducing itself this month after closing earlier this year, though the patrons who showed up this week for lunch likely didn’t notice much of a change in the concept.

Memphis' Spin Street Music Store to Close in January

Spin Street, the record store at the corner of Poplar Avenue and Highland Street, is preparing to close its doors.

The Best Places to Travel at Christmas

If you’re traveling for the holidays, chances are it’s to visit family. But not all Christmas travel has to be to visit grandma.


Supreme Court Takes a Technological Step Forward

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system.


US Air Force Official: Missile Targeting Saudis Was Iranian

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore "Iranian markings," the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom's earlier allegations.

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