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VOL. 133 | NO. 131 | Monday, July 2, 2018

The Week Ahead: July 2-8, 2018

Good morning, Memphis! The Fourth of July hits on Wednesday this year, delivering plenty of fireworks and fun in the middle of the week. Check out our roundup of Independence Day events and more you need to know about in The Week Ahead...

Inland Waste Parent Company Says City Throwing It 'Under The Bus'

The president of the Sarasota, Florida, company that owns Inland Waste says the company is being “thrown under the bus” by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland over its contract with the city to pick up yard waste and other trash in Cordova.

In Grizzlies Mini-Camp, Players Vying for Spots on NBA Summer League Roster

One week after the Memphis Grizzlies used the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson Jr., he was on the practice court at FedExForum with 16 other members of the team’s Summer League Mini-Camp roster.

Hickory Hill Strip Club Ordered Closed as Public Nuisance Following Two Deaths

The main event of Memphis rapper Yo Gotti’s birthday was a Thursday, June 28, show at FedExForum featuring numerous special guests. But an after party scheduled for a strip club in Hickory Hill was cancelled.

Around Memphis: July 2, 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
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 67%


Community LIFT will host three Empowerment Fund grant information sessions to discuss the microgrants available to fund community-support projects in under-resourced Memphis neighborhoods. Individuals and groups interested in apply must attend a session:

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Last Word: Inland and the Bus, Early Voting Shuffle and Multi-Family Moves

When City Hall announced last month that it was about time to rebid the sanitation contract Inland Waste has with the city, the mayor’s office went out of its way to say that Inland could be among the bidders for the contract serving about 35,000 households in Cordova and into East Memphis. Nevertheless, the company that owns Inland Waste didn’t like the tone of this and sent us an email accusing the Strickland administration of throwing it “under the bus.” And the administration hit back.


Lake District’s Newest Tenant, New Medical District Apartments

3536 Canada Road,, Lakeland, TN 38002 -
Gould’s Salon and Spa has signed a deal to become The Lake District’s newest tenant.


Editorial: Multifamily Development About More Than Numbers

Finding a place for multifamily development across Memphis and into the suburbs is essential not only to the growth of Memphis and Shelby County by population.

Taking Flight

With a newly extended bounty, EDGE’s Residential PILOT hopes to help make Memphis the next ‘it city’

In the past 20 years, there has been little to no new multifamily housing growth in Memphis outside of Downtown and Midtown. 

June 29-July 5, 2018: This week in Memphis history

2016: Four children – ages 6 months to 4 years old – are found stabbed to death in their apartment at The Greens of Irene complex in southeast Shelby County. A fifth child, 7 years old, escapes the house and alerts neighbors, who call Shelby County sheriff’s deputies. The mother of the children, Shanynthia Gardner, is charged with the murders.


Grizz Rookie Jevon Carter Promises to be Everything Wade Baldwin Was Not

Two years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies used the 17th overall pick in the NBA Draft on Vanderbilt guard Wade Baldwin. It was considered a bold move. An offensive talent, yes, but also known to be less than coachable and team-oriented. But Baldwin showed offensive flashes in the preseason. There was a period of time when everyone from point guard Mike Conley to power forward Zach Randolph was openly saying Baldwin had some Russell Westbrook-like tendencies. They meant it only in a good way.

I-240 Project Will Replace Four Bridges

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will begin replacing a set of four 50-year-old bridges over Interstate 240 in East Memphis next month. The $54.1 million project will mean up to 12 weekends when the interstate is completely shut down from the I-40/I-240 split to the I-40/Tenn. 385 split.

Looney Ricks Kiss: Memphis-Grown Urbanism Spurs World-Class Design

Crosstown Concourse, a gem of mixed-use urbanism and historic redevelopment, has recently been honored with a spate of awards for its design and innovation. These include the grand prize at the Congress for the New Urbanism’s Charter Awards, and the 2018 TN Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award. Additionally, Crosstown received the 2018 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest level of LEED certification available.

Couple Hopes to Help Pinch Make A Big Comeback

High school sweethearts Hayes and Amy McPherson have had dreams of creating their own business for quite some time now, although it may not have always been in the form of a coffee house.

Midtown Getting Denser, North Main Getting New Coffee Shop

2542 Broad Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 -
3D Realty was given a 15-year Residential PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) for a $51 million, 414-unit mixed-use multifamily project on Broad Avenue.


Opioid Measures Among New Tennessee Laws Kicking In

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Requirements aimed at curbing Tennessee's opioid epidemic are among more than 150 new laws that kick in Sunday.

Woman Injured When Gun Accidentally Fires in Store

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a woman was injured when a gun she carried into a Walmart fired a shot after falling from its holster and hitting the floor.

Floodgates Burst On Attacks In Tennessee Gop Governor’s Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The floodgates have burst on attack ads in Tennessee's Republican gubernatorial primary.

VW Worker, 60, Files Age Discrimination Case in Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A 60-year-old employee at Volkswagen's Chattanooga auto plant has filed a class-action lawsuit in which he contends the company is using a rebranding effort to discriminate against workers once they turn 50.


Big River Steel Spending $1.2B to Expand Arkansas Facility

OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) — A northeast Arkansas steel mill and scrap recycling facility is spending $1.2 billion in an expansion that will add 500 new jobs.

Arkansas Commission Report Calls For Armed School Security

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas School Safety Commission has crafted a preliminary report calling for every school campus to have some form of armed security when children and staff are present.

New Mississippi laws target dogfighting, left-lane driving

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws are taking effect Sunday in Mississippi. They are listed with bill numbers used during the legislative session.

Cochran Donating Papers to University of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Retired U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran will donate his papers to the University of Mississippi.


Newspaper Says it Received Threats Following Shooting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland newspaper where five people were killed by a gunman last week said it received death threats and emails celebrating the shootings following the attack.

Evangelical Leaders Downplay Potential Roe v. Wade Reversal

NEW YORK (AP) — For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail.

Protesters Flood US cities to Fight Trump Immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?"

Bolton: US has Plan to Dismantle NK Nuclear Program in Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday the U.S. has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year.


Trump Delaying Nafta Deal Until After Midterm Elections

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the fall midterm elections, a move aimed at reaching a better deal with Canada and Mexico.

Barack Obama Visits Venture Capital Firm on California Trip

Former President Barack Obama has visited a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

Stocks emerge from wild, unpredictable first half with gains

NEW YORK (AP) — The first half of the year was full of surprises on Wall Street.

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