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VOL. 132 | NO. 184 | Friday, September 15, 2017

Canadian Elevator Company Seeks PILOT For Hickory Hill Plant

A Canadian elevator company has a contract with a “Tennessee area” machine manufacturer for $500,000 and as a result wants to build a manufacturing plant in Hickory Hill as it expands its U.S. customer base.

Southeast Shelby County Apartments Sell for $56M

Preserve at Forest Creek, a sprawling southeast Shelby County apartment complex, has switched hands for more than $56 million.

Dunavant Confirmed As U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tipton County prosecutor Mike Dunavant as the new U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, based in Memphis with offices in Jackson, Tennessee.

Frayser Landfill Expansion Voted Down

The proposed expansion of a construction landfill in Frayser was unanimously shot down by the Shelby County Land Use Board Thursday, Sept. 14, to the cheers of dozens of concerned residents and students from the nearby Memphis Business Academy who showed up to voice their opposition.

Juvenile Court Resisting Remedies, Says Former Settlement Coordinator

The coordinator overseeing the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice resigned in June as a reaction to the letter County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael and Sheriff Bill Oldham sent U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting an end to federal oversight of the court.

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Fourth Bluff kicks off its fall programming with the first of the weekly Friday Night Dance Parties on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The themed, outdoor dance parties continue through November and will feature an illuminated dance floor set up just west of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Food vendors will be on site, and beer and wine are available with valid ID. Admission is free and open to all ages. Visit thefourthbluff.com for a schedule.

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Redbirds Up 2-0 in PCL Title Series

As Game 2 of the Pacific Coast League Series moved from inning to inning without a run being scored, first-year Memphis Redbirds manager Stubby Clapp wasn’t worried.

5K for Pre-K Saturday Morning Benefits Porter-Leath

Bountiful Blessings Inc. is hosting the 8th annual G.E. Patterson 5K for Pre-K benefiting Porter-Leath on Saturday, Sept. 16.


Memphis Rickshaw to debut this weekend

Shawn Orphey first fell in love with Memphis seven years ago because it reminded him of a warmer version of his hometown of Detroit, which is one reason why the nomadic Midwesterner chose the Bluff City to plant roots and start his new company, Memphis Rickshaw.

Last Word: Juvenile Court Return, Berlin Boyd's Week and Tony Allen Thoughts

Two weeks ago Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael was on Behind The Headlines in a half-hour conversation about the court and federal oversight that drew quite a bit of reaction to Michael’s strong opinions about the need to end that oversight. Even before that reaction we had planned to do a second part of the conversation with those who favor continued federal oversight of the court.

City Hall Stands Ready to Assist Brooks Museum

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s first and only home is owned by the city of Memphis, and the institution is the state’s largest art museum. Those two facts make city government more than an interested onlooker in what happens next as the museum’s board explores possibly moving out of Overton Park to a newly built facility elsewhere in the city.

AG: SCS Must Release Student Info To ASD

Shelby County and Metro Nashville Schools cannot withhold student data from the state-run Achievement School District, according to a legal opinion released Thursday, Sept. 14, by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery.

Strategic Financial Partners In Growth Mode

Strategic Financial Partners president Russ VanderSteeg has been thinking about the future of his company and how to bring more younger financial advisers into an industry that has been going gray fast for at least a few years now.


Redbirds Owner/Fan Freund Sweats Every Pitch

The Memphis Redbirds’ first fan, majority owner Peter B. Freund, was sitting outside his suite at AutoZone Park. Game 1 of the Pacific Coast League Championship Series on Wednesday night was about to begin.


Life After Tony Allen? A Lot More Boring Than Life With Tony Allen

Tony Allen at his best was the best. Or as he loved to remind us all with a gesture and a shout: FIRST-TEAM ALL-DEFENSE!

Guarantano Must Prove His Worth on the Field

Two games into the season, Quinten Dormady has established himself as Tennessee’s quarterback.

All Eyes on Shoop’s Defense Against Gators

Butch Jones will coach one of the biggest games of his Tennessee career against Florida on Saturday.

Shaw Lends a Little Of His Courage to Titans

There were more than a few missteps and miscues by the Tennessee Titans in Sunday’s season-opening loss to the Oakland Raiders.


Josh Roberts Says Yes to Growth

When Josh Roberts was growing up in the 1980s, Matchbox cars were still made of steel. One day, a young Roberts became curious about just how many of the toy cars he might be able to fit into the garbage disposal in his family’s Salt Lake City home. Roberts – now client engagement director at Southern Growth Studio – observes wryly, “It didn’t go well for the garbage disposal.”


A Tasteful List: 2017

DIG IN, MEMPHIS. Presenting the Tasteful List 2017 – alphabetical local favorites in one decidedly local man’s opinion – all good if not good for you. Some are farm to table, some got waylaid by sugar, flour, corn meal and deep-frying along the way, but all are ours, bless their hearts. 

Create an Investment Policy Statement

Ray’s Take: Financial professionals have long used an investment policy statement for their clients. It’s a guiding set of principles, of sorts, to help make decisions along the way. It’s an excellent tool for anyone to use to keep themselves on track when it comes to financial planning.


Activist Announces Bid for Corker's Tennessee Senate Seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Conservative activist Andy Ogles announced Thursday he will run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, who has so far refused to divulge whether he will seek a third term.


House Backs $1.2T Spending Bill With More Money for Military

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump.

House Passes Bill Targeting Gang Members for Deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed legislation that would make membership in a criminal gang grounds for deportation.


Google Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Gender Pay

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.

Federal Trade Commission Investigating Equifax Breach

NEW YORK (AP) – The Federal Trade Commission has become the latest authority to announce an investigation into the massive security breach at credit agency Equifax.


Equifax Victims May Face Another Hassle in Buying an iPhone

NEW YORK (AP) – Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000. People who did so and want to make any big purchase may find the same.

Medicare Card Remake to Protect Seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.

Dunavant Confirmed As U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tipton County prosecutor Mike Dunavant as the new U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, based in Memphis with offices in Jackson, Tennessee.

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