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VOL. 133 | NO. 112 | Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Commission Approves Graceland Resolution in Forum Non-Compete Controversy

The Shelby County commission dipped its toes in the roiling waters of the Graceland-Grizzlies arena flap with a vote Monday, June 4, to conditionally endorse the idea of a 6,200-seat Whitehaven arena built by Elvis Presley Enterprises on the Graceland campus.

Boyd Says He Favors State Funding for Shelby County Pre-K Push

Republican contender for Tennessee Governor Randy Boyd says he supports the move to expand prekindergarten in Shelby County including the possibility of state funding.

Garcia Blisters Final Racing Segment to Claim His First Victory

They got heat. They got history. But for most of 3,000 or so fans who made their way to steamy Memphis International Raceway Saturday, they got a welcome dose of NASCAR. And they want more.

City Council Faces Final Vote on Tax Rate

Memphis City Council members could start to wrap up the budget season Tuesday, June 5, with third and final-reading votes on the city property tax rate and a resolution approving the city’s capital budget.

Last Word: One for Graceland, Randy Boyd in Millington and Green Eyeshades

From the distance of 50 years – half a century – it’s hard to relate what it was like to grow up in the 1960s – in particular the year 1968 in a city that figured prominently in the year’s turbulent trajectory.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
79.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 85%

EVENTS

Saint Francis Health is hosting its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive through Friday, June 8, at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, 5959 Park Ave., and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, 2986 Kate Bond Road. The hospitals will collect cereal and monetary donations for Mid-South Food Bank. Visit tenethealth.com.yy

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GOVERNMENT AGENDA

June 5 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, June 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click the meeting icon for an agenda.

Memphis News, Daily News Win 9 Green Eyeshade Awards

The Daily News and the Memphis News placed in nine categories in the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual Green Eyeshade Awards, including five first-place finishes. The regional awards cover an 11-state area.

EMPHASIS Banking

First Horizon’s Flippin: $4B Initiative ‘Laser-Focused on Helping People’

Since joining First Horizon National Corp. as executive vice president and chief communications officer in January, Candace Steele Flippin has met with community leaders and organizations to identify areas that are prime candidates for the bank’s recently announced Community Benefit Plan. This $4 billion, five-year initiative earmarks funds for small-business loans, home loans, and community development in low- to moderate-income areas within the bank’s footprint.

Pinnacle Bank Maps More Growth, Additional Hires in Memphis Market

With new bank branches and loan production offices planned locally, new hires and increased production numbers, Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners is making an impact on the Memphis banking market following its acquisition of Magna Bank in 2015.

Trustmark Bank Scores No. 1 Ranking In Customer Satisfaction Survey

With intense competition in the Memphis banking market to win over new customers and keep their existing ones, customer satisfaction is key. In the most recent J.D. Power U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, Trustmark National Bank scored the highest marks for the South Central region, which includes Memphis.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

One Beale, St. Jude, Sedgwick Projects Move Forward

263 Wagner Place, Memphis, TN 38103: Carlisle Corp.’s expanded plans for One Beale received unanimous approval from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. on Tuesday, May 29.

GUEST OP-ED

New Banking Law A Step Forward For Community Banks

Tennessee’s banks help our communities in the Volunteer State flourish. Small-business owners count on banks to provide the loans they need to succeed. Consumers depend on these financial institutions when they need a mortgage or car loan.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Technology and Communication: Keep it Human

The more things change the more they stay the same. Yes, technology is transforming all aspects of our lives. Our relationships, work environments and community engagement are not the way they once were. Smartphones, social media, video conferences and webinars are just a few of the new methods.

Demystifying the Path of B Corp Certification

From the Conscious Capitalism 2018 Conference, the largest gathering of conscious capitalists dedicated to elevating humanity through business. Practicum: B Corp 101, led by Kim Coupounas, director, B Lab.

TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee Opens London Exhibit on Heels of New Direct Flight

LONDON (AP) – Tennessee officials are capitalizing on a new direct London flight with an interactive exhibit at one of the city's key transit hubs, featuring Jack Daniel's happy hours, live music and more.

REGIONAL NEWS

Medical Students to Serve Rural Arkansas in Mobile Clinic

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) – An $828,748 federal grant will pay for a mobile medical clinic aimed at delivering health care to rural areas of the Delta region, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University administrators said recently.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Small Companies May Pay More for Steel and Aluminum

Many small companies in the United States can expect to pay more for steel and aluminum following the Trump administration's imposition of tariffs on imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico, small business advocacy groups say.

Microsoft Embraces Collaboration in $7.5B Deal for GitHub

Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion for the popular coder hangout GitHub as the maker of Windows further embraces the types of open-source projects it used to shun.

Southwest Still Losing Business After Fatal Accident

DALLAS (AP) – The fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight this spring appears to be hurting the carrier's business more than expected.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Says US Farmers Will Be Treated Fairly in Trade Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump defended his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico on Monday, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated "unfairly." The president vowed to turn the tide and break down large trade barriers with top trading partners.

HEALTH

Feds: Skimping Can't Save Seniors From Rising Med Cost

WASHINGTON (AP) – Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs – but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers.

Study Finds Rare Gain for Tough-to-Treat Pancreatic Cancer

CHICAGO (AP) – Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn't spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease, researchers reported Monday.

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook Under Scrutiny Over Data Sharing After NYT Report

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is pushing back against a media report saying that it provided extensive information about its users and their friends to third parties like phone makers.

New iPhone Features to Include Ways to Use It Less

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Apple introduced new controls for limiting how much time customers spend on their devices as the company tackles criticism that its devices are becoming increasingly addictive and distracting.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 60 1,918
BUILDING PERMITS 0 784 24,948
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 144 4,825
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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