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VOL. 133 | NO. 104 | Thursday, May 24, 2018

One Beale Developers Present New Plan to DMC

The developer of the ambitious One Beale project has again reworked its plans and is seeking a deadline extension from the Downtown Memphis Commission to close on the nine-figure deal.

Developers Plan Six-Story Building in South End

A new six-story mixed-use building near Loflin Yard may soon be dotting the South Main skyline. Developers Hamilton & Holliman are seeking a 15-year PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-tax) from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. to construct the building on a currently vacant lot located at 27 W. Carolina St.

Beale Street Bucks Comeback Recommended as Lawsuit Dismissed

Almost a year after all cover charges to get in the Beale Street Entertainment District were dropped, the cover charge program known as Beale Street Bucks could be making a comeback.

Council Gives Administration Nod, Honors 1968 Workers

The painted image of the late Henry Loeb was mostly ignored Tuesday, May 22, at City Hall as the Memphis City Council honored surviving city sanitation workers from 1968 with its 25th annual Humanitarian of the Year Awards.

Rolling by the River

Explore Bike Share Officially Debuts in Memphis

After nearly two years of planning, preparation and hard work, Explore Bike Share in Memphis has finally rolled out. Despite the early morning heat and humidity, several hundred onlookers and volunteers assembled Downtown in Court Square Wednesday, May 23, to celebrate the official launch of the 600-bike fleet.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Northwest at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 79%


Memphis Botanic Garden hosts 30 Thursdays: Taste of the Garden May 24 at 6 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Join MBG’s Blair Combest for a tasting of treats that use ingredients from the garden. Bring your favorite beverage to enjoy during the demonstration. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/30thursdays for details.

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Canale is Newest City Council Member

The newest Memphis City Council member is Joseph Ford Canale. The Christian Brothers High School golf coach and funeral director got the seven votes required to fill the vacant Super District 9 seat on the first and only ballot by the 12 council members.

Last Word: One Beale Changes, Treedom and Motel Mirrors in Cooper Young

For all of the expectation and ambition present in a Memphis where Crosstown Concourse is almost a year old, Shelby Farms Park is an institution and the local economy in general has shaken off a lingering recession that wanted a rent to own deal – there may be some limits to our ambition. At least the scope of some of our ambition, which brings us to the One Beale project at Beale and Riverside.

Hopson’s Schools Budget Features $12.7M Gap for County to Consider

The school year that ends Thursday, May 24, marks five years since the historic change in public education kicked off in August 2013.

NFL Awards 2019 Draft to Nashville

ATLANTA (AP) – The NFL draft is heading to Music City.


If Only Legislators Could Focus on Important Issues

A year-old law enabling Tennessee colleges and universities to keep secret the “proprietary” fees they pay money managers for handling risky investments is likely to be reviewed this year.


Memphis Rox New Experience

Climbing mountains, metaphorically speaking, has become my preferred lifestyle. The exhilaration of the climb, whatever the challenge, I find inspirational. However, I have never considered actually scaling a mountain, even a large boulder, until last week when I visited Memphis Rox, a premier rock climbing facility that opened two months ago in Memphis.

Summer Vacation Planning: Don’t Forget to Pack the LoJack

Some time ago, our support center received a frantic email from a customer. His laptop had been stolen from his rental car while he was traveling in Texas for business. He wasn’t sure what to do, and was concerned about the loss of data in addition to the obvious concern of finding the hardware.


Fewer Adopt Fee Waivers for Records for the 'Public Good'

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Public Records Act is adamant that public records should be available. But that doesn't mean government entities will make them affordable.

Middle Tennessee State, Chinese Group Eye Ginseng Institute

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Middle Tennessee State University says it has struck an agreement with its research partner in China to for a joint ginseng institute.


Estimated 7,000 Bodies May be Buried at Former Mississippi Asylum

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones – a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit."


Credit Cards to Perfect Targeting Programs

NEW YORK (AP) – Credit card companies are taking the next step in using their points programs to influence what millions of customers buy, going as far as influencing what color blender you might purchase.

US Airlines Expect Record Number of Summer Travelers

Planes will be packed as Americans head out on summer vacations this year.

Comcast v. Disney: A Fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

NEW YORK (AP) – Comcast and Disney are on the verge of a head-to-head bidding war for Fox's entertainment properties.


Fed Minutes: Another Rate Hike Likely 'Soon'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials earlier this month suggested that another rate hike was on the way soon, while also noting several risks facing the economy from rising wage pressures to potential harm from administration trade policies.


Judge: President Can't Block Critics on Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) – President Donald Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter for political speech, a judge ruled Wednesday.


Twitter to Add Special Labels to Political Candidates in US

NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter says it's adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year's midterm elections.


FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off Shelves

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.

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