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VOL. 133 | NO. 128 | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Democrats Cry Foul on Early Voting Sites

The chairman of the Shelby County Democratic party says the Shelby County Election Commission should apologize for having Agricenter International as the only site for early voting the first four days of the early voting period in advance of the Aug. 2 election day.

City Minority Business Effort Goes For One-on-One Talks

The business of awarding city government contracts is a very formal process with information given out about a contract up for bid at a specific time with so many days to respond in writing.


Youngsters create together at Dixon Art Camp

The free, weeklong Dixon Art Camp held at the University of Memphis for first- through eighth-graders in the Memphis community is the result of a partnership between the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Shelby County Schools and the U of M art department.

Wunderlich Becomes B. Riley Wealth Management

Almost a year after it acquired Memphis-based Wunderlich Securities as a wholly owned subsidiary, B. Riley Financial Inc. is changing the name of the Wunderlich operation to bring it under the B. Riley banner.

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Vaco Memphis holds its June continuing professional education seminar Wednesday, June 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. The seminar will cover digital finance trends, cybersecurity, a tax update and details on accounting standards updates. Admission is $75. Visit vacojune2018cpe.eventbrite.com for details.

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Mayoral Security Comes with Controversy and Price Tag

Some mayors and other elected officials have referred to it as “fan mail.” It ranges from explicit threats of violence to vague statements that could be taken as threats of physical harm or a prediction of defeat in the next election.

Last Word: Almost Fixed, Early Voting Flap and New Chandler Numbers

Less than 500 MLGW customers still without power Tuesday evening going into Wednesday when the utility’s goal is to have all power outages from the weekend storms fixed. Right after the storm and when this recovery effort began, 35,000 customers were without power.

Bredesen Talks Tariffs in Memphis Stops As New TV, Social Media Ads Begin to Air

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen came to Memphis Monday, June 25, to talk about tariffs – specifically the trade tariffs proposed by President Donald Trump on European allies Canada and Mexico.


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.


Hot Housing Market: Now a ‘Great Time to Buy, Sell or Refinance’

The average home sales price in May was $192,883, a 14 percent increase from $169,540 a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, chandlerreports.com.


Triplett Returns to Ensafe as Director of Design Engineering

After beginning his career with EnSafe in 1990 and working his way up to project manager and lead engineer over the next 17-plus years, Chris Triplett has rejoined the company as its director of design engineering. He spent the past decade working with Barge Design Solutions, and in his new role Triplett will provide leadership to EnSafe’s corporate engineering design group for design execution and delivery. He will also work closely with clients across EnSafe’s landscape to understand their needs and to provide engineering solutions.


How Much Do You Make?

Have you ever been asked, “How much do you make?” in a job interview? This question usually shows up during the first phone call.

5 Tips for Recruiting Gen Z Sales Talent

Savvy sales managers are looking to reach, hire and retain the next wave of sales professionals, and they have found their answer in Gen Z. Born between 1996 and 2010 (ages 22 and under), Gen Z will comprise the largest generation ever to enter our workforce. They’re often called the igen because they’re digital natives – a generation reared on technology. They’re adept at learning in front of mobile screens, tablets or laptops.


Arkansas man charged in fatal Tennessee crash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been indicted in a crash that killed a 22-year-old Tennessee woman.


Ex-Pilot Flying J president apologizes for racial slurs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the nation's largest diesel fuel retailer has apologized for the language he used in secret recordings.

New Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director sworn in

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has sworn in its new director.


Arkansas judge sets sanctions on Human Services Department

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Arkansas Department of Human Services to publish statistics related to its failures in assessing needs of disabled Medicaid recipients.

Judge OKs merging 2 lawsuits over 10 Commandments monument

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to merge two lawsuits by opponents of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument that seek to have the display removed from the state Capitol grounds.

Mississippi public schools list 2,100-plus job vacancies

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi public schools are looking for more than 2,100 employees before school starts in August.

Mississippi casino revenue rises in May on coastal results

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Casino revenue rose strongly in Mississippi in May, driven by the second big month in a row at Gulf Coast casinos.


Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with tax punishment for move

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to avoid blame for Harley-Davidson's decision to move some motorcycle production overseas and threatened to tax the manufacturer "like never before!" as punishment for the planned production shift.

US stocks move higher as tech companies regain some ground

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Tuesday as energy companies rise with oil prices and technology and industrial companies bounce back from sharp losses the day before. General Electric is jumping after it said it will shed its health care business and its majority stake in oil services company Baker Hughes over the next few years. Banks and other financial companies are down.

The IRS shrinks the tax form, but not the workload

The Trump administration may deliver on its promise to reduce a commonly used tax form to postcard size, but it does not shrink the workload for many Americans filling out their taxes.


Muslims, advocates saddened over court's travel ban decision

DETROIT (AP) — Maryam Bahramipanah is torn between staying with her husband, who came to Michigan from their native Iran, and returning home to see her mother, who suffered a stroke.

Ryan sets House vote on GOP immigration bill for Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan scheduled a long-awaited showdown vote on a broad Republican immigration bill for Wednesday, but is showing little confidence that the package will survive.

High court rules against Calif. crisis pregnancy center law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court effectively put an end Tuesday to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion.

Drought-stricken West braces as wildfire season flares up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands fled their homes as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer.

Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use.

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