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VOL. 133 | NO. 156 | Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Colonial Country Club Submits Request for Redevelopment of a Larger Tract

The planned redevelopment of Colonial Country Club in Cordova has taken a major turn, including a new, deep-pocketed development partnership planning to add acreage, a mix of retail, restaurants, offices and full-service hotel.

Outgoing County Register Tom Leatherwood Will Vie for Lollar’s Seat

Outgoing Shelby County Register Tom Leatherwood is the Republican nominee for the state House seat held by the late Ron Lollar.

Bridging a Gap

ESL school will help immigrants better adjust to new home

Speaking through a translator, Luan Bomfim said he misses his family and friends back home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “A lot of times I think I’m going to go back to Brazil, because the people here are very different,” he told Connect Language Center operations manager Bailey Gilbert in his native Portuguese.

Loeb Presents Renderings of New Hotel Proposed for Overton Square

New renderings were released Tuesday of an Overton Square hotel tall enough – at seven stories – for rooftop bar patrons to see much of Midtown, including Overton Park six blocks to the north.

Gainwell Learning Multiple Roles on Offense As He Embarks On Tiger Career

Memphis Tiger freshman Kenny Gainwell lined up as a running back in the middle of Sunday’s Liberty Bowl practice and took a handoff through the offensive line for a short gain.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
80.0°F
Overcast and Breezy
Wind: from the Northwest at 20.7 gusting to 31.1 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Wardell Seals will present “Heartbeat-CPR: A most entertaining introduction to learning about current CPR practices.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

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Infill Developments Seek Consideration in September Land Use Control Board Meeting

Three proposed infill developments within the Interstate 240 loop would carve out lots for 35 houses, requiring the demolition of one church building, houses sharing ground with another church and the razing of an old commercial building.

Last Word: Colonial's New Plan, the Overton Square Hotel and American Way

And we are at that point of the post-county election period where those who leave office next month are announcing what’s next. This will soon start to blend with transition announcements for the incoming office holders. Shelby County commissioner Terry Roland is the new director of the Millington Chamber of Commerce. The announcement made at a luncheon in Millington Tuesday. Roland is among the eight Shelby County commissioners who leave office as of Sept. 1. Roland also vows he will be back in four years when the county elections just decided will be on the ballot once more. Roland ran in the May Republican primary for county mayor won by David Lenoir.

LeMoyne-Owen Adds Talent To Be More Competitive

As a child, Adriane Johnson-Williams remembers plucking honeysuckles off the fence as she passed Elmwood Cemetery, cutting through apartment buildings and meeting friends on the way to summer camp at LeMoyne-Owen College.

Mrs. Winner’s on Verge of Returning to Memphis

Memphis could soon have a Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits restaurant again.

American Way Middle Makes Debut as an I-Zone School

It may have been inevitable that American Way Middle School would be on the schedule of Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson to visit on the first day of the school year.

SPORTS

Tony Pollard a Known Commodity Entering 2018

Took Tony Pollard all of 10 seconds in a 2016 win at Temple to establish himself as a generational talent for the University of Memphis football team. Did it by becoming the first Tiger in a generation to turn a kickoff return into a touchdown.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Memphis Newsmakers Aug. 8, 2018

Hayley Grossman has been promoted to public relations manager at boutique marketing/public relations agency Morris Marketing Group. Grossman joined MMG in 2017 as PR/MarCom specialist. In her new role, she manages clients’ PR strategy and tactics, including creating and pitching news angles and providing digital and social marketing strategies to work in tandem with client PR tactics.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Ghosting: Dating Phenomenon Hitting the Job Search World

The number of companies reporting job search candidates are ghosting them is on the rise. Ghosting is a term typically used in dating. It happens when you’ve been dating and one of the people stops responding to all communication with no reasons as to why. They may suddenly stop returning calls, texts or emails. It’s as if they disappear.

3 Ways to Create a Tiny Masterpiece

Video ad spend will grow 49 percent—to roughly $18 billion—in 2018, reports Vox Media. It seems everyone is on the video bandwagon. Reams of video ads jam the internet like five o’clock traffic on the expressway. Billions vie for brand leadership and the coveted click conversion, but only the best and the brightest make it to the top.

REGIONAL NEWS

NTSB: Failure to Fix Rail Crossing Led to Fatal Bus Crash

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A train crash into a tour bus that killed four in Mississippi last year stemmed from the railroad and the city failing to improve an unsafe rail crossing, federal safety regulators concluded Tuesday.

Consultant: Arkansas Tax Cuts May Lower Population, Economy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' economy and population will shrink if state officials use spending reductions to finance an income tax cut, according to a consultant for the state's tax-overhaul task force.

US NEWS

Experts Question Benefits of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.

Still Raging: Largest Wildfire in California History Grows

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.

1st of Christa McAuliffe's Lost Lessons Released from Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally have been released from space.

Florida Schools Struggle to Meet Security Rule

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reacted to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre by becoming the first state to require police or armed guards at all public schools. It's a mandate many districts are struggling to meet, financially and logistically.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Open Jobs Outnumber U.S. Unemployed for 3rd Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted slightly more openings in June than the previous month, resulting in more available jobs than unemployed people for the third straight month, signaling a solid economy.

POLITICS

Rick Gates Says He and Paul Manafort Disguised Foreign Income as Loans

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort's longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman's tax bill.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Iran Weighs Response as U.S. Sanctions Bite

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone's mind remained: What happens now?

In Quake-Hit Indonesia, a Challenge to Recover the Dead

TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of the man, who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his home Sunday night on the Indonesian island of Lombok.

Italian Prosecutors Investigate Fiery Crash near Bologna

MILAN (AP) — Italy's prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 68 321 13,763
MORTGAGES 79 340 15,906
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 20 44 2,183
BUILDING PERMITS 265 765 28,522
BANKRUPTCIES 49 227 8,877
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 113 4,678
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 118 5,511
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 73 2,967

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