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Hotel Chisca is Go!
Municipal School Districts: Governor Bill Haslam signed into law the second bill in the pair that makes MSDs happen, lifting the ban on the formation of MSDs.
Memphis City Schools: Area teachers are receiving their evaluations from the Teacher Effectiveness Measure. Just 2% were rated Level 1, the lowest level and they face supportive or disciplinary actions. That could affect about 150 teachers; more. Two female teachers at Knight Road Elementary School got into a physical altercation in the school.
West Nile Virus: Mosquitoes carrying the virus have been identified in Shelby County.
Morgan Keegan: An $8 billion lawsuit against them, brought by Fairfax Financial Holdings, wasdismissed by a Superior Court judge. An appeal may be filed. Five more MK employees have been recruited to Wunderlich Securities.
City of Memphis: On some blighted properties, officials are passing the buck on who is responsible for action.
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INTERNET EXCLUSIVE! Southpaw: The Tale of Two Covers: Columnist Andria K. Brown notes two very different magazine covers and the articles they represent. One, she thinks, is much more important than the other.
Exclusive: Paul Morris: Hotel Chisca: The effort to save the Hotel Chisca from the wrecking ball is back in the news and we think this column deserves republishing.
Exclusive: Conservatives Cannot Afford To Be Silent and Republicans Cannot Afford To Let Them is the message in this month’s column from our political/financial contributor Chuck Bates. It’s do or die.
Booker T. Washington High School: It was one year ago today that President Barack Obama spoke to the students about education and their futures. The echoes of his visit are still there.
Downtown: The next step in riverfront rehabilitation is rehabbing the cobblestones.
Mississippi Highway Shootings: Police are on heightened patrol for the suspect linked to two shootings and are warning the public. Memphis police are also on the lookout. Tips are pouring in. More reporting from ABC24.
Overton Square: More on the progress of construction and planning.
DeSoto County: Problems with overcrowding at the animal shelter. State Representative Tommy Woods, of Byhalia, is retiring after 25 years. AFter a State ethics OK, the Southaven Board of Aldermen voted to purchase some land from Mayor Greg Davis’ cousin. Olive Branch officials approved a study of the Maywood dams.
Business: The new developers who own the Mall of Memphis plan to build light industry or a distribution center business park.
Thomas & Betts: The European Commission has given anti-trust clearance to their purchase by ABB of Switzerland.
AutoZone: Expectations are high among analysts about third quarter performace reports due tomorrow.
FedEx: With the American Red Cross, they will host a disaster preparedness roundtable.
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Joe Spake’s Daily Buzz: The rest of the day’s news, from all sorts of eclectic places.
Guerrilla Sales & Marketing: How to avoid ten common sales problems. (via the Daily News)
The Worldly Investor: Global consumer confidence is returning to pre-Great Recession levels. (via the Daily News)
James D. Eason: Under new court-ordered changes, it’s best the State’s two major organ-donation centers merge. (via the Commercial Appeal)
The Insiders: Reverend Kenneth Whalum Jr and Mark Skoda discuss the issues of the day. (via Fox13)
Sid Salter: While many citizens oppose so-called “sin taxing” immoral activities, State officials sure do like it. (via the Desoto Times Tribune)
Bill Minor: Honoring the memory of Civil Rights fighter John Doar. (via the Desoto Times Tribune)