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Will COGIC Come Back?
Memphis Police Department: For the fourth consecutive month a dramatic drop in tickets issued is noted. Police and City officials are downplaying the change.
Unified Shelby County Schools: MCS Superintendent Dr Kriner Cash says funding at the same or higher levels will be a sign of commitment from the new school board.
Morgan Keegan: The brokerage is drawing tepid interest and lowball offers.
Memphis City Schools: Own a piece of your old classroom as the school system holds an auction on Saturday.
Occupy: The Memphis occupation is in stark contrast to most Occupy movements in the news. “James”, a specific example of a Memphis occupier.
Red Carpet Tour: Governor Bill Haslam met in Memphis with a group of site selection consultants to promote Memphis. He also named Memphis Bioworks as one of nine “business accelerators” across the State.
DeSoto County: Mississippi Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert steered $1.4 million in Federal funds to County parks and trails. With the election just days away, gubernatorial candidates are flocking to the county. The Bulletin Board, via the Commercial Appeal. County Sheriff Bill Rasco is touting the upgrades to technology in the sheriff’s office.
Politics: US Representative Diane Black is one of 34 Congressmen who signed a letter calling for the resignation of US Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast & Furious matter. Politically “vulnerable” Congressmen Jim Cooper and Stephen Fincher are being blasted by the opposition parties.
Memphis Animal Shelter: Three former employees–Ernest Alexander, Angela Middleton, and Tina Quattlebaum–had their cases on animal abuse charges delayed into 2012. The Shelter is still hoping for a “fresh start” in their new location.
“Fresh Cat”: A Memphis-based company says they will send you a new kitten every year. Are they real, though?
Bartlett: The hopefuls wanting to get the Position 6 appointment to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will get their chance this Tuesday. The intersection of Altruria and Memphis-Arlington roads will get a 4-way stop before gettig a traffic signal.
“Promoting Growth” Business Expo: The City is conducting outreach to small business owners to connect them to City contracts. They are also promoting their related JumpStart program to help minority-owned businesses.
NEW! INTERNET EXCLUSIVE: Mississippi Tea Party activist Doctor Ed Holliday supports the Republican presidential candidacy of Herman Cain and says he brings “Rock Splitting Politics” to the race.
NEW! INTERNET EXCLUSIVE: Meet Tennessee’s new Small Business Advocate, Lauren Plunk, whose job it is “to help owners of businesses with 50 or fewer employees work through whatever questions or issues they may encounter in dealing with government agencies”.
INTERNET EXCLUSIVE: In a long and well-researched article, blogger Stephen Ross (vibinc) argues that the Shelby County Commission didn’t choose the right Title X agency when it chose Christ Community Health Centers over Planned Parenthood. Read his passionate and detailed argument and see if you agree!
City Council District 7 Race: The race between Lee Harris and Kemba Ford is a battle between political support v. union support. The Flyer’s Jackson Baker also looks at the race. The Tri-State Defender has long interviews and profiles with both candidates, Kemba Ford and Lee Harris. They also give their well-reasoned endorsement.
Abortion: Tennesseans will vote on a pro-life amendment to the State Constitution in 2014.
Downtown: The Flyer looks at the new pedi-cab service.
Southaven Mayor Greg Davis: Davis was ordered by State auditors to repay $171,000 in illegally charged in “personal travel and expenses”. The deadline for repayment is early December. Davis is expected to stay in office. Video of Mayor Davis’ statement to the press. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen denied any liability for Davis’s assessment; more from ABC24. A comprehensive report from the Desoto Times Tribune.
Madison Avenue Bike Lanes: Now that the bike lanes are a fait accompli, business owners are dropping their former opposition.
Business: The city is undergoing a minor renaissance in the motor coach industry.
Delta Air Lines: October traffic was down almost 4 percent.
Checkers: The drive-through hamburger chain is now accepting the Cash Benefit on EBT cards to pay for purchases, at two locations in Memphis.
Internet Exclusive: Our regular contributor, Chuck Bates, has a powerful look at the Republican presidential primary, the Left-leaning press, and the shenanigans you can expect between now and November 2012. A must-read!
Internet Exclusive: Incidents in Shelby County made Republican State Representative Barrett Rich concerned about criminals not serving their full sentences. Here is what he plans to do about in the 2012 Legislature.
Picture of the Day
|Even the holiday gnomes are Tebowing, from Eat Local Memphis by Kathleen Murray. © 2011. Used with permission.|
Opinion and Blogs
Pretty in Pink Megan: Does this outfit say “business fun” to you too? Dressing stylishly in cold weather. Leggings!
Memphis Daily News Blog: Early voting in the City Council District 7 race will “exceed” just 1000. The Memphis Farmers Market ends its sixth season this weekend. Is the price of Morgan Keegan dropping?
Memphis Lagniappe: Is Memphis International Airport’s Larry Cox confused?
Memphis, Etc: Occupy Wall Street goes wrong(er).
Mr Brame’s Blog: Four books he read (and reviews here) in October.
My Memphis Mommy: As usual, an amazing number of deals, bargains, giveaways, discounts and more and now they are tracking Black Friday deals as well! Start at the top and keep on scrolling’.
Reginald Milton’s A Fresh Look: Take part in MATA’s Short Range Transportation Plan next week.
Memphis City Watch: Will the Riverfront Development Corporation and the Beale Street Landing be in time to save the Memphis riverfront?
Joe Spake’s Daily Buzz: The rest of the day’s news, from all sorts of eclectic places.
Raymond Broadhead: Schools should be focused on real teachers in real classroom, with technology as an aide. (via the Tennessean)
Bryce Ashby and Michael J. LaRosa: The paper’s “go to guys” on Hispanic issues argue that American should use the military to create a path to citizenship. (via the Commercial Appeal)
Commercial Appeal: Despite defrauding the town of Southaven of $176,000, they are remarkably calm and forgiving about Mayor Greg Davis. They refuse to hold Delta Air Lines responsible for high fares to Memphis and monopolistic behavior.
Tarsha Elliot: The director of Clinic Services at Planned Parenthood reminds people that they are still serving the community. (via the Tri-State Defender)
Dr Timothy Moore: Don’t forget to pray when fighting cancer. (via the Tri-State Defender)
Flyer: They are still promoting the usual FUD about changes to voter ID laws.
Memphasis: Say what you mean and don’t give in to corporate vacuity. (via the Daily News)
FUNdraising: The last in their four-part series on assuring financial health for non-profits. (via the Daily News)
John Branston: Meet the world’s longest Occupier: Jacqueline Smith.
Sig Cooks: Recipe and instructions (with photos!) for Beer-Braised BBQ Beef Short Ribs.
Joe Spake: Take a trip to Lost Memphis.