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David Kernell: Felon. Lawyer?
Municipal School Districts: The Commericial Appeal finds a prominent Lakeland resident who opposes the town starting its own school district. How the six suburban communities are dealing with the coming referenda, if they happen.
Memphis City Council: They approved the “one-year one-time-only waiver” on auto inspection failures caused by the “check engine” light. Police false alarms amount to a costly 50,000 police calls a year and the Council wants to do something about that; more from Fox13. Councilmembers would like non-profits and other aid agencies that received PILOTS to refund some of that savings back to the City. Councilwoman Janis Fullilove wants MLG&W to do more in helping customers who are behind on bills in Summer weather. Councilman Jim Strickland talks taxes with Fox13. They also approved land acquisition and the leases for Overton Square.
Innovation Delivery Team: Following Mayor A C Wharton’s announcement prior to the holidays, his IDT is being highlighted about what has already been rolled out, in the Broad Avenue Arts District.
MATA: A bus was shot at Tuesday night on Bellevue. No one was injured.
2011 Flood: The new building code means that mobile home parks in Frayser and elsewhere, destroyed in last year’s flood, likely will not re-open. More from ABC24.
Business: Via the Commercial Appeal, we learn What to Do and People in Business. The Daily News teaches us Today’s Events and Memphis Newsmakers. And, from the Business Journal, it’s People on the Move!
Delta Air Lines: Mayor A C Wharton warns that Memphis shouldn’t “peg our future on the existing presence” of the airline. He met with Delta’s CEO this past Monday. More on this from the Commercial Appeal.
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NEW! INTERNET EXCLUSIVE! Supreme Court Secrets: Our columnist, Andria K. Brown, somehow managed to get a secret draft of Chief Justice John Roberts’ original combined opinion on immigration and the Affordable Care Act!
Internet Exclusive! Operation Broken Silence: This anti-human trafficking organisation has been working to raise their profile in Shelby County and helping to get Shelby County governments to be aware of the problems of human trafficking here at home.
Postal Service: More on the closing of the Union Avenue post office.
Cordova: Residents still have questions about their sudden annexation last weekend.
Healthy Eating: Several aid agencies are reaching out to the community with mobile food trucks.
Fourth of July: Stories from the local media on the holiday. Celebrating in “grand style”. Preparing for the Downtown fireworks. Neighborhood parades. Cooper-Young parade. And, parades, food and more in DeSoto County.
The Endless Heat: Memphis will continue under a heat advisory through 8 PM Friday. The holiday might be over but the hot, dry conditions continue. The MED’s Burn Center is on high alert because of fireworks. The Mississippi River could set record-low water levels. There’s been no heat-related deaths this year.
Politics: US Senator Bob Corker has a tax reform plan but isn’t unveiling it yet.
Kissing Bugs: WREG reports on the South American menace that has been found in Shelby County.
DeSoto County: Former president Bill Clinton will be in Horn Lake for the debut of the all-electric MyCar by GreenTech Automotive. Private properties in “a state of uncleanliness as to be a menace to the public health” can now be cleaned up by the County and the owners billed for it. Southaven mayor Greg Davis faced citizens at this week’s Board of Aldermen meeting and answered questions. A report from the Olive Branch board meeting. And officials with the County are “buoyed” that the number of residential permits is way up for the year. There will be a final workshop for citizen input about the Interstate 69/269 International Trade Corridor.
Flower Power: Memphian Tim Hawk hopes to grow a record-setting “Russian Mammoth” sunflower.
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|The crowd from the Flaming Lips recent record-setting Memphis concert, from flickr by Memphis Or Die. © 2012. Used with permission. Learn more about the record.|
Joe Spake’s Daily Buzz: The rest of the day’s news, from all sorts of eclectic places.
Guerrilla Sales & Marketing: Tips for mastering the perfect sales pitch. (via the Memphis News)
Rays of Wisdom: Remember, credit card companies want you in debt! (via the Memphis News)
I Swear: Part one of a two-part column on crosswords and Lost. (via the Memphis News)
Michael Graber & Jocelyn Atkinson: How does the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team actually deliver innovation? (via the Memphis News)
The Worldly Investor: Last month’s market yields set records. (via the Memphis News)
Sid Salter: He wants the State to expand Medicaid as Obamacare dictates even if it would bankrupt the State. (via the Desoto Times Tribune)
John Branston: The many ways your City Council wants to tax you more. (via the Flyer)
Fox13 Insiders: Reverend Kenneth Whalum and Bernal Smith II talk about the issues of the day.