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8 hrs ago | The Daily News

End in Sight

One more weekend of early voting and then it's the four-day sprint to election day for candidates, their campaigns and the voters who didn't vote during the early voting period.

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Related Topix: Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nashville, TN

12 hrs ago | The Daily News

Ask a Lawyer

Both of those jokes were told to me by lawyers, but then the funniest line I've ever heard in a meeting came from a lawyer.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Daily News

Council Aims to Strengthen Local Medical Device Firms

Shelby County medical device manufacturers are known for their innovation. But it took about three years of meetings before officially forming the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council this July.

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Related Topix: Bartlett, TN

The Daily News

County Schools Show Gains in Reading, Science

The Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program - or TCAP - test data for Shelby County Schools students in grades 3-8 shows 41.7 percent were proficient or advanced in math, with 41 percent proficient or advanced in reading and 52 percent proficient or advanced in science.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Daily News

Achievement School District Touts Proficiency Gains

The state-run Achievement School District grew its math proficiency percentages in its second school year by 2.2 percentage points, reading and language arts by 3.4 percentage points and science proficiency percentages by half a percentage point - all compared to the previous 2012-2013 school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Daily News

Suburban Precincts Lead in Early Vote Turnout

Seven of the top 10 precincts for early voter turnout through this past weekend and the first of two weeks of early voting in Shelby County are in the suburbs.

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Related Topix: Lakeland, TN, Millington, TN, Memphis, TN, Germantown, TN

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Daily News

D. Canale Affiliate Buys Property for Distillery

Details: An affiliate of D. Canale & Co . has bought the Downtown property where it will develop a spirits distillery and public tasting room.

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Related Topix: Memphis, TN, Cordova, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Daily News

Suburban Schools Mark A Week to Debut

Suburban school leaders drop by the Shelby County Schools data center Monday, July 28, to get their first formal look at achievement test scores for their students during the only year of the Shelby County Schools merger.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Collierville, TN

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

June County Unemployment Rates

County unemployment rates for June show the rate increased in all 95 counties. Specific county information for June is available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/LaborJune2014.pdf .

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Related Topix: Davidson County, TN, Knox County, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Business Journal

Distillery developer finalizes Downtown warehouse purchase

D. Canale & Co. is returning to its roots with plans to open spirits distillery and tasting room Old Dominick in Downtown Memphis.

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Related Topix: Memphis, TN

The Jackson Sun

Memphis man sentenced to 153 years for robberiesMemphis man sentenced ...

Ronnie Jackson, Jr., 29, of Memphis, was sentenced to 1,846 months, or 153 years and 10 months, following his conviction on March 13 by a federal jury on 12 counts related to a series of business robberies in and around Shelby County, Memphis man sentenced to 153 years for robberies Ronnie Jackson, Jr., 29, of Memphis, was sentenced to 1,846 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Collierville, TN

The Daily News

Democratic Sample Ballot Omits Some Names

Not every candidate who claimed the Democratic nomination in the May county primaries is on the Shelby County Democratic Party's endorsement ballot that hits the streets this week.

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The Memphis Flyer

Steve Mulroy and Terry Roland: Odd Couple

The Shelby County Commission - as it will exist until the results of the August 7th general election produces a successor group of 13 commissioners, mostly new ones - has seen its share of internal controversy, many of them caused by fundamental disagreements over the famously divisive school merger.

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Related Topix: US News

WTVF Nashville

Here is the latest Tennessee news from The Associated Press

Soldiers from two 101st Airborne Division brigades from Fort Campbell and from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan, involving about 3,600 soldiers.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN

The Memphis Flyer

Shelby County Election Guide

The Tennessee Brewery's demolition contract is still on track for early August. But the building's leasing agent says he is in talks with a couple of potential buyers.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily News

Building Community

Over a recent weekend, around 30 members of Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church descended on a home in the Northwood Hills community just north of Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Memphis Flyer

Women's Rights Issues Gather Support Among Candidates

With two weeks to go in an August 7 election that includes a general election for county offices and a primary for state and federal positions, the role of women in society and the rights accorded to them are subjects that have begun looming large.

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Related Topix: Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Abortion, Knoxville, TN

The Daily News

Regional One Health Expands Footprint

"It's gone pretty well. People are starting to embrace our identity. And we're continuing to grow our programs."

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Business Journal

Shelby County green spaces, other projects get $1.4 million infusion

The Peddler Bike Shop will be moving into the renovated shopping center on Walker Avenue, which is getting a significant boost with the newly announced grant.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, University of Memphis, Arlington, TN, Collierville, TN

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily News

Chisca Hotel Owners File Construction Loan

The Chisca Hotel ownership group has filed a $17.3 million construction loan to renovate and redevelop the historic South Main Street property.

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Related Topix: Memphis, TN, Germantown, TN, Midtown, TN, Rossville, TN

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