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VOL. 133 | NO. 132 | Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Democrats Organize for Early Voter Turnout at Germantown Site

Shelby County Democrats plan to bring out Democratic voters on the July 13 opening of the early-voting period at two polling sites – one each in Whitehaven and Germantown.

Graceland Again Files Suit Over Whitehaven Arena Plans

Graceland’s third Chancery Court action in less than a year was its most anticipated. Elvis Presley Enterprises filed a complaint in Shelby County Chancery Court June 29 seeking a declaratory judgment on whether its plans for an arena in Whitehaven violate the noncompete agreement city and county governments have with the part of the Memphis Grizzlies that runs FedExForum for both local governments.

Size of Memphis Police Force Study Weighs Numbers in Ranks and How to Use Them

The Memphis Police Department is zeroing in on an exact number of officers it should have with a “zero-based” study to be completed in the fall.

‘Moved to Teach’

TFA corps members embark on careers in education

They come from New York City and from places smaller than some high schools. They come from college, and from careers. Their stories diverge, but they all are devoted to one cause. Teach For America recruits more than 100 people to Memphis each year. For six intensive weeks, they learn the TFA way to teach and to change the educational system.

Last Word: Storms and Birds, Sizing the MPD and Plans for Early Voting's Opening

Very dark skies Monday afternoon over parts of the city. I could be off in this but I think there is a connection to these sudden summer rain showers that we need to consider. I think they line up very closely with areas where you cannot find a Bird scooter or at least not one that is fully charged. Then again it could just be me.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
83.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

Collierville’s Independence Day Celebration is Tuesday, July 3, starting at 6 p.m. at Cox Park, 440 W. Powell Road. Food vendors open at 6 p.m. and live entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., all leading up to fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit facebook.com/townofcollierville for details.

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Early Voting Becomes Issue, Cause in Run-Up To Aug. 2 Election Day

Since early voting began in Tennessee in July 1994, it hasn’t increased voter turnout in Shelby County – at least not on its own in a sustained way. That still depends on what and who is on the ballot.

Sports Notebook: Casspi a Potential Help to Grizzlies With Outside Shooting

After the NBA Draft, Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace was asked what the team still needed. He didn’t hesitate with his answer: more shooting.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

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.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Fresh Approach To Meetings

“What, another meeting? Are you sure I have to attend?” Does this sound like you? Or maybe this is something you hear when you’re trying to schedule meetings. Let these words be a thing of the past. Learn how to increase the value of your meetings.

Going Green Without Spending the Green

“Going green” is a phrase that has grown in popularity, making its way into conversations surrounding just about everything. From how we use energy, grow our food and clean our homes, sustainability, I am proud to say, has wiggled its way into many arenas, including the one United Housing performs in – homeownership.

MEMPHIS AREA

4 Firefighters Hurt Battling Furniture Store Blaze

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fire officials in Tennessee say four firefighters were treated after battling a blaze at a furniture store in Memphis.

STATEWIDE

"Remastered" Finds Stories Behind Tennessee's Iconic Brands

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A miniseries that airs beginning this month highlights the personal stories behind six iconic Tennessee brands.

REGIONAL NEWS

Man Who Destroyed Ten Commandments Display Ordered Released

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge has ordered the release of a man who destroyed Arkansas' Ten Commandments following his acquittal on mental health grounds.

Dye, Longtime Mississippi Lieutenant Governor, Dies at 84

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brad Dye, who was lieutenant governor longer than anyone else in Mississippi history, died Sunday at age 84 from respiratory failure.

University of Mississippi to Accept Common Application

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will begin accepting the Common Application on Aug. 1.

US NEWS

Trump Interviews 4 for Supreme Court, 2-3 More to Go

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices Monday and planned to speak with a few more, as he powered forward with a speedy selection process to fill the fresh vacancy.

US Plans for Dismantling North Korea Nukes May Face Resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said, although U.S. intelligence reported signs that Pyongyang doesn't intend to fully give up its arsenal.

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

CHICAGO (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily.

I Never Said That! High-tech Deception of 'Deepfake' Videos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped?

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Energy, Consumer Goods Companies Lead US Stocks Mostly Lower

Major U.S. stock indexes recovered most of their early losses in late-afternoon trading Monday, as gains by technology stocks and banks offset losses by energy and consumer goods companies. Big department store chains also declined. Investors' jitters over escalating global trade tensions and weak economic data from Asia still weighed on the stock market, which has posted two weekly losses in a row.

California High Court: Yelp Can't be Ordered to Remove Posts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies warned could be used to silence online speech.

Democrats Organize for Early Voter Turnout at Germantown Site

Shelby County Democrats plan to bring out Democratic voters on the July 13 opening of the early-voting period at two polling sites – one each in Whitehaven and Germantown.

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