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VOL. 133 | NO. 115 | Friday, June 8, 2018

Corky’s BBQ to Partner with Dobbs Equity to Fund Expansion

Longtime Memphis mainstay Corky’s BBQ has announced a partnership with Dobbs Equity Partners LLC, a company founded by local businessman John H. Dobbs Jr., to further accelerate the worldwide growth of the hometown barbecue brand.

Banks Team Up for Saturday Event to Help Memphians Improve Credit

In an effort to support credit and financial counseling of Memphis residents, more than a dozen local banks that banded together last year to form the Memphis Area Community Reinvestment Act Association are preparing to host their first collective event this weekend.

The Push for Place

Community LIFT calls for broader definition of economic development

By the end of July, the group that works to connect the dots among the city’s community development corporations plans to have a report that looks at how other cities are connecting the dots in a much broader way.

Bartlett High Joins Wave of School Construction

Though summer break has started, some of the school-year buzz remained on the campus of Bartlett High School this week as a group of adults gathered with ceremonial shovels for a groundbreaking.

Malco Planning New 'State-of-the-Art' Theater for Lake District

More good news for the residents of Lakeland as Malco Theatres Inc. has signed a letter of intent to construct a “state-of-the-art” movie theater in The Lake District.

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EVENTS

Hattiloo Theatre performs “Raisin,” a musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” Friday, June 8, through July 1 at 37 S. Cooper St. Visit hattiloo.org for showtimes and tickets.

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Last Word: Firestone's Legacy, Malco In Lakeland and Alexander on Cell Phones

What about Firestone? That’s the quick way of getting into the latest turn in our ongoing civic discussion about whether there should be changes to how Memphis approaches economic development and the growth it brings. Eric Robertson, the president of Community LIFT, which works with community development corporations across the city, says the definition of economic development should be broader and the approach to it should go beyond answering the questions of site consultants to keep them from walking away to the next city on their list.

Golfers Take Aim at FESJC While Looking Toward WGC in 2019

For Daniel Berger, the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind is the happiest golfing place on earth.

THE PRESS BOX

Drive, Chip & Putt … for a Lifetime

Where this golfing thing goes, Tommy Kellum doesn’t really know. His daughter Elizabeth has been playing since she was 6 years old and she has some talent.

SNAPSHOTS: Tigers Coaches Up to Par

Memphis Tigers football coach Mike Norvell played alongside U of M head basketball coach Penny Hardaway, Joe Gibbs and Charles Howell III in the InnerWorkings Pro-Am during the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Wednesday, June 6.

Dobbs Gives Back to Family That Embraced Him

No matter where life takes him, Joshua Dobbs will always find his way back to Knoxville.

THE TIPPING POINT

Lockhart Selling Memphis as Adams Keegan Recruiter

Born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Kristin Lockhart, vice president of recruiting at Adams Keegan, is no stranger to moving.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Pete & Sam’s. Again.

SOMETIMES THE WAIT IS WORTH IT. I remember when you couldn’t get Coors beer here – ergo – Coors was wonderful, caught in frosted mugs held beneath Rocky Mountain snowmelt waterfalls, tapped by the chosen somewhere west of here, somewhere forbidden.

Planning for Funerals

Ray’s Take: The most expensive funeral ever documented was that of Alexander the Great. The cost of laying him to rest was a whopping $600 million in today’s money.

MEMPHIS AREA

Back in Memphis, Alice Johnson Thanks Trump for ‘Mercy’ in Commuting Sentence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A woman whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for "having mercy" and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life.

STATEWIDE

After Vandalism, Restored Andrew Jackson Tomb to be Unveiled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials at Andrew Jackson's historic Tennessee home say they are ready to unveil the restored tomb of the seventh president after it was vandalized in April.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Court Hears Case Over Medical Marijuana Permits

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An attorney for a company that unsuccessfully applied for a license to grow medical marijuana in Arkansas is calling the state's process for permitting such businesses "flawed and corrupt." Attorneys for the state and a firm say a judge who prevented Arkansas from issuing the licenses didn't have the power to do so.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Starbucks Raising Price of Brewed Coffee in Most US Stores

NEW YORK (AP) – That Starbucks habit just got a little more expensive.

Bayer Completes Purchase of Monsanto

BERLIN (AP) – German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG says it has completed its purchase of U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co.

US ECONOMY

Home Equity Boosts US Household Wealth 1 Pct. to $100.8T

WASHINGTON (AP) – Increased home prices boosted U.S. household net worth 1 percent in the January-March quarter to crack $100 trillion for the first time.

Analysis: HUD Plan Would Raise Rents for Poor by 20 Percent

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

TECHNOLOGY

Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

Google pledges that it will not use artificial intelligence in applications related to weapons or surveillance, part of a new set of principles designed to govern how it uses AI.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

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