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VOL. 133 | NO. 55 | Friday, March 16, 2018

New TCAT Campus to Address Workforce Development

Planning for the new Tennessee College of Applied Technology satellite campus in Bartlett is moving forward, with a projected construction start date early next year.

Candidates’ Choices

Campaign season comes with close encounters, strategy

Polls, phone banking, messaging, yard signs, who is paid and who is a volunteer – all are elements of a campaign. And each is part of an overall strategy.

First Horizon Among Top Companies for Women Executives

For the seventh straight year, the parent company of First Tennessee Bank – where women comprise more than 60 percent of the workforce – has been honored as one of the top companies in the nation for female executives.

THE PRESS BOX

U of M Going for the Gold with Penny Hardaway

Finally, it was official. The University of Memphis had fired Tubby Smith. His presumptive successor, Penny Hardaway, was coaching his East High School team at the state tournament in Murfreesboro, blowing through a previously undefeated opponent in the quarterfinals.

Local Weather
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Wind: North at 15.0 mph
Humidity: 46%

EVENTS

Memphis Inner City Rugby will host An Evening With MICR Friday, March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Freedom Preparatory Academy’s girls’ rugby team will receive rings for their recent championship win, World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight will present a keynote, and attendees can enjoy a screening of “The Rugby Boys of Memphis,” the critically acclaimed documentary about Memphis rugby. Tickets are $50. Visit memphisinnercityrugby.org.

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Last Word: Waiting on Hardaway, Campaign Habits and Hasheem Thabeet's Shadow

Penny Hardaway’s formal hiring as the new Tigers basketball coach is expected next week and you can almost hear all of the resume’s hitting Hardaway’s email as he puts together a staff. Hardaway’s name first surfaced as a possible coach in the last days of Josh Pastner, pre-Tubby Smith. It's only become stronger and better developed since then.

SPORTS

The 2018 NBA Draft Might be Deep, But It’s Not Mistake-Proof for Grizzlies

In one analysis before the 2009 NBA Draft, nbadraftnet.com decided the pro player most comparable to Connecticut big man Hasheem Thabeet was Dikembe Mutombo. Each of them was at least 7-foot-2. Each played basketball. That’s where the similarities ended.

A Look Back At UT’s History In NCAA Tourney

Basketball coach Rick Barnes was fired by Texas in late March of 2015 when he refused to fire members of his coaching staff.

Ole Miss Hires Middle Tennessee Coach Kermit Davis

Kermit Davis turned Middle Tennessee into one of the best mid-major programs in the country during his 16 seasons at the school.

Report: ESPN President Resigned Over Cocaine Extortion Plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The former president of ESPN said he resigned from the sports network after an extortion plot by someone who sold him cocaine.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Whole Truth

TRUTH BE TOLD. Truth is the truth. It isn’t inconvenient, inconsistent or incomplete. It isn’t uncomfortable or unpleasant and certainly not untrue.

Smart Travel Planning

Ray’s Take: It’s been a long, cold, rainy winter here in the Bluff City, and everyone is looking forward to Spring Break, sunshine, warmer weather and possibly making plans for a summer vacation.

STATEWIDE

Dollar General Reports Strong Same-Store Sales, Bold Outlook

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General's light revenue during the fiscal fourth quarter was outshined by booming sales at established stores and a very strong outlook.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi Governor: National GOP Won't Choose New Senator

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's Republican governor said Thursday that his decision about appointing a new U.S. senator won't be influenced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or other GOP leaders in Washington, but he believes his appointee will receive campaign help from the president and vice president.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Without Toys R Us, 30,000 Jobs, A Black Hole for Toy Makers

NEW YORK (AP) – The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords.

United to Issue Special Pet Carrier Tags After Dog's Death

CHICAGO (AP) – United Airlines has announced it will issue special bag tags for animal carriers and prosecutors have launched an investigation to determine if criminal charges are warranted following the death of a French bulldog puppy that was forced into an overhead bin on a United flight.

Radio Giant iHeartMedia Files Bankruptcy Plan to Reduce Debt

NEW YORK (AP) – IHeartMedia, one of the world's largest radio companies, is seeking bankruptcy protection as part of an agreement with its lenders to reduce debt it took on to become a privately held company.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Again Wrongly Says US Has Trade Deficit With Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump continues to insist the United States has a trade deficit with Canada, following news reports that he claimed at a fundraiser that he talked trade with the country's prime minister without knowing all the facts.

HEALTH

FDA Begins Push to Cut Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed to help smokers quit and prevent future generations from getting hooked.

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MORTGAGES 119 351 6,951
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 69 1,099
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