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VOL. 133 | NO. 81 | Monday, April 23, 2018

The Week Ahead: April 23-29

Good morning, Memphis. There’s no better way to start off your week than hearing the beautiful sounds of a world famous boys’ choir from London inside a historic Memphis church Downtown. And the concert is free!

State and Federal Corruption Charges Against Two Cops Prompt Review of Their Cases

The District Attorney General’s office is reviewing arrests and criminal cases in which two former Memphis Police officers played a major role. The review comes after officers Terrion Bryson and Kevin Coleman were indicted by the Shelby County grand jury and a federal grand jury on state and federal drug conspiracy, robbery and corruption charges.

Hardaway's First Memphis Recruiting Class a Winner

The latest recruiting rankings from 247sports.com for the college basketball Class of 2018 has the University of Memphis ranked No. 27 and first among American Athletic Conference teams, 23 spots ahead of No. 50 Wichita State.

Local, State and Federal Election Cycles Blend On Last Weekend of Early Voting

Candidates in the August and November elections were out on the last weekend of early voting in Shelby County in advance of the May 1 election day for county primaries.

Around Memphis: April 23, 2018

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out…

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: West at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 67%


The Voices of the South Writing Cabaret will meet Monday, April 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at TheatreSouth, 1000 S. Cooper St. (in the First Congregational Church basement). At the start of the evening, participants receive a writing prompt and write for an hour, then everyone is given the opportunity to share what they have written. Cost is free; one drink minimum. Visit voicesofthesouth.org.

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Last Word: Reading Early Voting Tea Leaves, Corker Qualifies and New Carrot

This should be the week that the Tennessee Legislature adjourns and state Senators and state Representatives return to their districts to begin campaigning in earnest for the August primaries and the November general election beyond that. The only hold-up to adjournment this week would be any more tremors surrounding education policy, specifically the TNReady test debacle of last week.


Methodist Opens Limb Preservation Center to Curtail Amputations

Fred Hallman, general manager for the Olive Branch Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, narrowly avoided an amputation of his right foot after stepping on a small piece of glass last year.


CA Sells Land, CBRE Inks New Office Deal

597 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103: Gannett Co. Inc., The Commercial Appeal’s parent company, has sold 5 acres adjacent to the CA’s 495 Union Ave. location to a New York-based investment company that specializes in acquiring underperforming and underutilized locations from legacy newspapers.


Editorial: New Economic Development Strategy Requires Changes

We often find ourselves conflicted when considering the concept of regionalism. In one part of our re-examination of the city’s economic development strategy, we hear that we should play to our strengths in what we go after.

Regional Win

Third annual RegionSmart Summit to tackle some of the area’s biggest development issues

In an increasingly interconnected world, having a cohesive economic regionalism strategy is becoming more of a must-have for successful metropolitan areas.

April 20-26, 2018: This week in Memphis history

2012: The American Queen, the world’s largest steamboat, arrived at Beale Street Landing, its homeport, for the first time in four years since it was refurbished and resumed overnight river cruises on the Mississippi River.


GoFundMe Page Seeks to Reimburse Memphis for State Money Withdrawal

NASHVILLE – A GoFundMe page has been started on Facebook to raise funds to make up a $250,000 budget cut the Tennessee Legislature levied against the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments from two city parks late last year.

Raymond James Sues Landlord Over Elevators

Raymond James & Associates Inc., the name tenant of the Raymond James building at 50 North Front St., is suing its landlord at the building over elevator problems in a lawsuit first filed in Chancery Court in February that has since been transferred to Memphis federal court.

UT Board of Trustees Appointees Go Awry

NASHVILLE – One of Gov. Bill Haslam’s main legislative pushes ran afoul of a Legislature angry about everything from Sex Week at the University of Tennessee to the handling of the football coach hiring at the Knoxville campus.

New Plans Would Change Memphis Medical District

With 27,000 people who either work or attend classes in the Memphis Medical District, and about 375 acres of parking space, something has to give.

Republican Gubernatorial Debate Wednesday Will Air Statewide

The Greater Memphis Chamber Chairman’s Circle announced Tuesday the organization will co-host the first statewide televised Tennessee gubernatorial debate for Republican candidates on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Halloran Centre of The Orpheum Theatre, 225 S. Main St.


House Passes Bill for Monument to Unborn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee House has passed a bill that calls for a monument to unborn children to be placed on the state capitol grounds.

Haslam Signs 7-Day Liquor Sales Bill into Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans will be able to buy liquor on Sunday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law allowing seven-day sales of wines and spirits.


Mississippi Bank to Pay $146 Million to Acquire Texas Bank

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi bank will pay $146 million in stock and cash to buy a Texas bank.


Tennessee Inmate Arrested in Little Rock Concert Shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An inmate in Tennessee is the third person suspected of firing shots in a Little Rock nightclub last year, according to authorities.

Mississippi Governor Steered Data Firm to University

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor referred two British businessmen to the University of Mississippi to develop their data analysis company modeled on Cambridge Analytica.

Mississippi Jobless Rate and Payrolls Remain Strong in March

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's job market was steady in March, humming along at record-low unemployment and record-high employer payrolls.

Walmart Tests New Employee Dress Code at Some Stores

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom.


Wells Fargo Fined $1B for Mortgage, Auto Lending Abuses

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses.

SunTrust Says Ex-Worker May Have Stolen Data on 1.5M Clients

NEW YORK (AP) — SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.


No Walkouts at Closed Columbine on Shooting Anniversary

DENVER (AP) — Students at some Colorado schools are participating in the latest student wave of walkouts to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting but not students at the suburban Denver school.


The Latest: Global Leaders Fear Rising Trade Tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest from the spring meetings of the Group of 20 major economies, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending institution, the World Bank. (All times local)

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