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VOL. 133 | NO. 121 | Monday, June 18, 2018

Bank of Bartlett Consolidating Germantown Branches

Bank of Bartlett has announced it will consolidate its two neighboring Germantown operations in a singular “enhanced” location at the corner of Poplar Avenue and Kirby Parkway.

The Week Ahead: June 18-24

Good morning, Memphis! Summer officially arrives Thursday with the solstice (aka the longest day of the year). Celebrate by taking in an evening Redbirds game or outdoor movie – or head indoors for one of nearly a dozen chamber music concerts. Here’s what else you need to know about in The Week Ahead...

Bird Scooter Deal on Cutting Edge of Memphis’ ‘Demand Economy’

Standing beside two electric scooters in Court Square last week, Memphis City Council member Kemp Conrad quoted Sun Tzu, author of the ancient Chinese military strategy tome “The Art of War.” “Opportunities are multiplied as they are seen,” he said in quoting the favorite military tactician of 21st-century American business leaders.

Poe Man’s Dream Entrepreneurial Camp Giving Kids Big Ideas

Logan McNeil, 15, wants to open his own restaurant someday. Diamond Jones, 17, wants to have her own fashion business, even if it’s just selling T-shirts, and her 14-year-old brother, Jordan Jones, believes his future is as a funeral home owner.

Fred's Prepares to Sell Retail Pharmacy Business

Memphis-based Fred’s Inc. wants to sell its retail pharmacies, which would effectively reverse much, if not all, of its efforts to shed its discount-store identity in a transition to personal health care. Fred’s has hired an adviser to talk with potential buyers of its retail pharmacy business, company leaders announced Thursday, June 14, as it reported quarterly financial results to analysts.

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

EVENTS

AAF Memphis, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, meets Tuesday, June 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, 1 Bass Pro Drive. Stan Lippelman, head of marketing for Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, shares his journey of tackling marketing challenges using data-driven insights. Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit aafmemphis.org.

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Around Memphis: June 18, 2018

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out…

Last Word: Scooter or Bike, Clapp's Flip and Found Memphis Belle Footage

If this past weekend is any indication, Bird scooters are a thing in Memphis and they have also had a spillover effect in increasing the use of Explore Bike Share which has about a three-week head start. In many Downtown locations the scooters and bikes are in close proximity to one another. And that was offering some choices to those looking for a quicker way around in the heat. Well dressed wedding parties just a bit early for the ceremony in Court Square -- scooter. Intrepid explorers in t-shirts, cargo shorts and floppy hats regarding the sites to be seen in Memphis as Lewis and Clark -- bike.

TBA Gubernatorial Forum Focuses on Criminal Justice Reform

Four of the major contenders for Tennessee governor told the annual convention of the Tennessee Bar Association Thursday, June 14, that they each favor keeping the state attorney general a position appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Morris' Secret Helped Pass Civil Rights Cold Case Laws

Charlie Morris was known for decades as a political operative who defined a brand of grassroots-style campaigning and political involvement in North Memphis. He and his late wife, Alma, operating out of a barber shop in a Quonset hut off Chelsea Avenue, endorsed candidates and worked for them at the polls – going door-to-door in their neighborhood in what was the most basic kind of political organizing.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Dream Redux

Redbirds’ Stubby Clapp just might return to majors as a manager someday

On a recent afternoon at AutoZone Park, manager Stubby Clapp’s team had a two-run lead going into the ninth inning. Assigned the task of getting the last three outs: veteran big league closer Greg Holland, he of 186 career saves and three All-Star appearances, and on this day pitching for the Memphis Redbirds on a rehab assignment.

Editorial: Memphis’ Sports Heritage Tells Enduring Story

How many Memphis sports franchises can you name? How many tickets to NFL exhibition games did you buy up to the city’s last push for an NFL team more than 20 years ago?

June 15-21, 2018: This week in Memphis history

1971: Fred Smith incorporates in Delaware a company he calls Federal Express Corp.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

City Turns 22 Major Streets Back Over to TDOT

A decades-long contract under which the city of Memphis maintains 22 state routes or highways on behalf of the state of Tennessee is coming to an end.

Harris and Lenoir Clash in First General Election Mayoral Debate

The two contenders for Shelby County mayor on the Aug. 2 ballot differed Wednesday, June 13, on leadership experience and whether county government has been breaking ground on important issues or has taken too long to act on those issues.

Tentative Tom Lee Park Plan Adds Trees and Festival Infrastructure

There is a plan to add more trees to Tom Lee Park and other amenities and still keep the park as the home of the Memphis In May International Festival with some of the festival infrastructure becoming permanent.

Fred's Prepares to Sell Retail Pharmacy Business

Memphis-based Fred’s Inc. wants to sell its retail pharmacies, which would effectively reverse much, if not all, of its efforts to shed its discount-store identity in a transition to personal health care. Fred’s has hired an adviser to talk with potential buyers of its retail pharmacy business, company leaders announced Thursday, June 14, as it reported quarterly financial results to analysts.

Haslam Says Immigration Issues Have Little to Do With Being Governor

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been watching the television ads in the Republican primary race for governor – especially the ads about immigration and pledges to help President Donald Trump build a wall at the border with Mexico.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Apple Announces Multi-Year Content Deal With Oprah Winfrey

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Apple says it has reached a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service.

Citigroup to Pay $100M to Settle Rate Manipulation Charges

NEW YORK (AP) – Citigroup agreed Friday to pay $100 million to settle charges that its bankers manipulated an important interest rate used to price everything from credit cards to mortgages.

A Trade War Looms as Trump Slaps Tariffs on Chinese Imports

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

DHS Reports About 2,000 Minors Separated From Families

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

US ECONOMY

Why Many Americans Aren't Benefiting From Robust US Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – "The economy," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, "is doing very well."

MEDICAL NEWS

NIH Ends Alcohol Study, Citing Funding, Credibility Problems

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility.

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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 55 288 7,761
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 144 4,825
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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