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VOL. 132 | NO. 193 | Thursday, September 28, 2017

DHL Planning New Memphis Distribution Facility

International shipping giant DHL Supply Chain is planning a massive new development just north of the Tennessee-Mississippi state line.

Tennessee Gov. Haslam Considering US Senate Bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that he had been holding out hope that his friend Bob Corker would run for a third term in the U.S. Senate. But now that Corker has decided to retire from Congress, the governor said he's been thrust into the position of having to give a Senate bid serious consideration.

Opera Memphis Kicks Off Effort to Diversify Audience

The typical opera company busies itself with the normal things you might imagine – staging lavish productions, selling tickets and working to fill impressive venues with as many patrons as possible.

Peyton Manning Rules Out Run for Corker's Senate Seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Football star Peyton Manning ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Republican Bob Corker, saying in a sports radio interview on Wednesday that he is giving "zero consideration" to running.

First Tennessee, Pinnacle Financial Partners Settle Legal Dispute

A dispute between First Tennessee Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners stemming from Pinnacle’s recruitment of a group of First Tennessee employees when it first arrived in the Memphis market back in 2015 appears to have been resolved.

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EVENTS

The Greater Memphis Chamber will hold the 2017 Move It Memphis 4-Mile Race Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. starting and ending at Loflin Yard, 7 W. Carolina Ave. New this year is a Memphis Spirit Contest, a costume contest where runners can show their Memphis spirit and be judged for their creativity. Cost is $35. Visit memphischamber.com.

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City’s Legal Path to Statue Removal Complex

The administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is setting the stage for a critical Tennessee Historical Commission hearing next month in its bid to remove a statue of Confederate general, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park.

Ford Opens Commission Bid as Lenoir Prepares Formal Start of Mayoral Bid

Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Jr. kicked off his bid Wednesday, Sept. 27, for the Shelby County Commission on the 2018 ballot at the offices of an East Memphis law firm as Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir rallied supporters in advance of formally kicking off his bid for Shelby County Mayor at a Thursday announcement.

Last Word: Political Tide Comes In, First Tn and Pinnacle Settle and The No Compete

In East Memphis Thursday afternoon, Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will formally announce what has been evident for some time – he is running for Shelby County Mayor in 2018 starting with the May Republican primary. The primary field includes Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland and Juvenile Court Clerk Joy Touliatos. Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism is the only declared Democratic mayoral contender as we speak. Look for that to change.

Fairgrounds Plans Concern Liberty Bowl Tenants

It wasn’t so much what Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium’s football tenants saw in the most recent tentative ideas for the Fairgrounds redevelopment, it’s what they didn’t see – 3,000 parking spaces they estimated would be eliminated in the project.

For Memphis Libraries, ‘Start Here’ Message is Reality

At a time when it might seem that the usefulness of public libraries is waning, they are reemerging as 21st century community hubs — democratic spaces where people from every walk of life can encounter humanity, the elusive element technology cannot conquer.

Shafer: Graceland, FedExForum Should Compromise on Whitehaven Arena

Shelby County Commission chairwoman Heidi Shafer says there may be some kind of compromise still to be made when it comes to a performance venue at Graceland in Whitehaven.

FedEx Freight Honors Heroic Drivers From Around the US at Awards Ceremony

A group of FedEx Freight executives and distinguished drivers gathered in the aubergine-accented Peabody Hotel Skyroom Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, to honor some of the company’s most outstanding individuals.

SPORTS

Tigers Face Stern Test at UCF For Rescheduled Game

Head coach Mike Norvell was pleased that the goal of going undefeated in non-conference play was achieved. It meant having a signature win over then-No. 25 UCLA and, most recently, turning back a plucky South Illinois team 44-31.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Haslam Less Clear Than Usual On Run for US Senate

Gov. Bill Haslam usually gives an answer to every question, even if his subjects and verbs don’t agree. But when it comes to a potential run for the U.S. Senate, he stumbles.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

What Road Signs Mark Your Career Path?

Shall I stay or shall I go? It’s a simple question with complex answers, especially when you are contemplating a career change. However, the fact that you’re asking it is a good indication of restlessness. That feeling can be a good thing when it gives you the nudge you need to point your career in a better direction. But when the feeling of ambivalence that one has when trying to make a major decision takes root in that process, confusion takes over.

STATEWIDE

Train Hits FedEx Delivery Truck, Driver Killed

SOUTH FULTON, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say a train has struck a FedEx delivery truck in West Tennessee, killing the driver.

SPORTS

Louisville Places Rick Pitino, AD on Administrative Leave

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Rick Pitino couldn't survive another scandal, as an angry interim Louisville president Wednesday placed the head men's college basketball coach and his boss on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation.

US ECONOMY

US Middle Class Gets Richer, But Wealthy Do Even Better

WASHINGTON (AP) – Most American families grew richer between 2013 and 2016, but the wealthiest households pulled even further ahead, worsening the nation's massive disparities in wealth and income.

AIRLINES

Delta Will Let Passengers Use Mobile Messaging in Flight

ATLANTA (AP) – Delta Air Lines says it will let passengers send mobile messages for free during flights beginning Sunday.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump, GOP Tax Plan Would Cut Rates for Many Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching, $5 trillion plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for corporations and potentially for individuals, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans.

Trump Says He's Not Happy With HHS Secretary Tom Price

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is "not happy" with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price following reports that Price used a private plane for official business.

Congress at Crossroads After Another GOP Health Care Failure

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next – more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation?

VA Running Out of Money for Private Health Care Program

WASHINGTON (AP) – Weeks after a veterans' health initiative received $2.1 billion in emergency funding, the Trump administration says the private-sector Veterans Choice health care program may need additional money as early as December to avoid a disruption of care for hundreds of thousands of veterans.

TECHNOLOGY

Amazon Slashes Price of New Echo Speaker to $100

SEATTLE (AP) – Amazon says it is cutting the price of its Echo smart speaker to $100 from $180, improving the sound quality and upgrading its appearance with six new "shells."

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MORTGAGES 0 68 20,494
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
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