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Delta Farm Press

Memphis, TN

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The gift of cookies
12/19/2018 1:20am

Whats Cooking in Illinois: Chocolate chip cookies are just the ticket for holiday gifts. Heres a recipe for whipping up a lot of cookies in a hurry.

Here's why I like to strip graze
12/19/2018 3:10am

Author says it&039s easier, cheaper and better for the land to strip graze in winter rather than hay.

Tips to build positive cash flow in the cattle business
12/19/2018 2:00am

Cash flow is cash on hand to pay expenses and make necessary capital purchases.

Organics. A missed opportunity for American farmers?
12/19/2018 2:00am

U.S. relies on imports to fill demand for organic corn and soybeans.

Cargill Protein shows off its new Wichita headquarters
12/19/2018 2:00am

New Cargill Protein building is 188,000 square feet under roof with expansive outdoor spaces.

Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Business Journal

651 Oakleaf Office Ln
Memphis, TN 38117   Directions

(901) 523-1000


Council rejects MLGW rate hikes that would fund infrastructure improvements
12/19/2018 6:33am

The broad rate hikes aimed at fixing Memphis Light, Gas and Waters MLGW infrastructure didnt pass muster at the Memphis City Council Tuesday night. The council voted against three rate hikes for all three divisions of MLGW. The hikes did garner some support, but not nearly enough to pass. The council only had 10 members Tuesday, down from its full complement of 13, while it tries to appoint new members to those open seats. Council members, notably Councilman Kemp Conrad, stressed what they

Who Owns Memphis: Hacks Cross/Winchester in the shadow of FedEx's World HQ
12/19/2018 6:00am

With its Nov. 30 purchase of a Walgreens, a New Jersey-based private REIT, takes us to Southeast Memphis.

FedEx enacts cost reductions, employee buyouts amid 'macroeconomic slowdowns'
12/18/2018 8:16pm

It might be another record-setting holiday season, but FedEx has tightened the fiscal reins. Memphis-based FedEx Corp. reported its second quarter 2019 results Tuesday, Dec. 18, reporting $17.8 billion in revenue for the quarter compared to $16.3 billion in Q2 2018.One of the attention-grabbers though was not on the results but on the logistics and delivery providers cost-reduction actions. Outlined in FedExs quarterly release were the following cost-reduction action items: A voluntary

'Let's stop fighting:' EPE offers the City of Memphis a peace offering (Updated)
12/18/2018 3:55pm

Joel Weinshanker, the head of Elvis Presley Enterprises, appeared to offer the City of Memphis a peace offering during Tuesdays Memphis City Council meeting. Lets take a step back and allow the people who really care about Memphis to see if we can come to an agreement in the next 30 days, Weinshanker said. Were going to commit to basically take that step back to basically stop the rhetoric to not initiate anything. The businessmans words on Dec. 18 were a distinct departure from

Exclusive: Orgel buys pair of historic Front Street buildings for next project
12/18/2018 2:57pm

Its a great piece of property with frontage on the river.

Memphis Flyer

Memphis Flyer

460 Tennessee St
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 521-9000


Council Delays Filling Three Vacancies Until 2019
12/18/2018 7:45pm

The Memphis City Council delayed filling its three vacant seats Tuesday until the first meeting of 2019. All of the 10-member council was present at Tuesdays meeting, following a walkout staged by four members at the last scheduled meeting earlier this month. Supporting candidate Rhonda Logan, council members Joe Brown, Jamita Swearengen, Patrice Robinson, and Martavious Jones walked out of the December 4th meeting after Councilman Kemp Conrad made a motion to open the floor back up to all six candidates vying for the District 1 spot. The four council members called that move unfair, as Logan is the districts choice candidate. The walkout came during a continuation of the councils November 20th meeting, which ended in a deadlock after more than 100 rounds of voting on the top two vote-getters from the previous rounds: Logan, who is the executive director of the Raleigh Community Development Corp., and Lonnie Treadaway, sales manager for Flinn Broadcasting Corp. Throughout the rounds of voting that night, Logan consistently garnered six votes, one shy of winning the seat. The day after the walkout, at the first of four standing meetings called in an attempt to reach a quorum, Treadaway withdrew his bid for the seat, saying he wanted to do whats best for the city. The remaining six council members called their colleagues no-show embarrassing and sad, as without a quorum, the council was unable to vote on other city business on the December 4th agenda. However, last week council attorney Allen Wade suggested that the city charter deems a quorum as the majority of duly elected officials, and because the council is currently a 10-member body, six made a quorum. Tuesday, the four council members who participated in the walkout returned to work, giving the council a quorum and enabling business to resume as usual. But tensions flared once more when council member Reid Hedgepeth made a motion to allow only two more rounds of voting for Logan and if she didnt get the six votes needed to win she would be eliminated. Though highly contested by Swearengen and Jones, that motion passed. Logan, receiving four votes in both rounds, failed to garner the votes needed and was eliminated. After a much heated debate over council rules and what constitutes a majority, Hedgepeth made a motion to delay the vote for the District 1 seat until the January 8th meeting, saying that in the meantime the council needs to find someone that can get seven votes. During the public comments portion of the meeting, speakers criticized the councils actions, in some cases, claiming their lack of support for Logan is racially motivated. The council also delayed the vote to fill the Super District 8-2 and District 6 seats vacated by Janis Fullilove and Edmund Ford Jr. in November.

FBI Warns of Online Shopping Scams
12/18/2018 11:22am

Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. That is one piece of advice the FBI Memphis Field Office has for anyone shopping online this holiday season. Cyber criminals have aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information and shoppers should be wary, FBI officials said Tuesday. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims, including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, sale of fraudulent or stolen gift cards through auction sites at discounted prices, and phishing emails advertising brand name merchandise for bargain prices or emails promoting the sale of merchandise that ends up being a counterfeit product, reads a statement from the FBIs Memphis Field Office. Here are some of the FBIs tips to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud: Do not respond to unsolicited spam email. Do not click on links contained within an unsolicited email. Be cautious of emails claiming to contain pictures in attached files, as the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders. Always run a virus scan on attachment before opening. Avoid filling out forms contained in email messages that ask for personal information. Always compare the link in the email to the web address link you are directed to and determine if they match. Log on directly to the official website for the business identified in the email, instead of linking to it from an unsolicited email. If the email appears to be from your bank, credit card issuer, or other company you deal with frequently, your statements or official correspondence from the business will provide the proper contact information. Contact the actual business that supposedly sent the email to verify that the email is genuine. If you are requested to act quickly or there is an emergency, it may be a scam. Fraudsters create a sense of urgency to get you to act impulsively. If you receive a request for personal information from a business or financial institution, always look up the main contact information for the requesting company on an independent source phone book, trusted internet directory, legitimate billing statement, etc. and use that contact information to verify the legitimacy of the request. Remember if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Forrest Family Sues City Over Gravesites
12/18/2018 10:25am

Descendants of Nathan Bedford Forrest filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of Memphis, the Memphis City Council, and Memphis Greenspace Inc. for the desecration the familys gravesite. The Forrest family, including five of Forrests great-great grandsons filed the complaint Monday in a Shelby County Chancery Court, saying that the defendants willfully and knowingly conspired to, and did, in fact, desecrate the graves and headstone monument of N. B. Forrest and wife Mary Ann Forrest in December 2017 by the defendants illegal removal of the monument and other actions. The equestrian statue of Forrest was removed from Health Sciences park last December by the nonprofit Memphis Greenspace, minutes after the city council approved the transfer of the parks to the nonprofit. The Forrest statue, along with one of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and a bust of Confederate Capt. Harvey Mathes, which were also removed a year ago, are still being stored in an undisclosed location. The family maintains that the city violated several sections of the Tennessee Code Annotated relating to historic sites, cemeteries, burial sites, headstones, and monuments. The family also said the city and others violated the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act when the gravesites of Forrest and his wife were disturbed. Now, the Forrest family is seeking the repair and re-installation of the Forrest statue and the headstones of the graves, as Forrest and his wife are still buried in the park. Bruce McMullen, chief legal officer for the city of Memphis said the city anticipated this lawsuit and is prepared to defend its actions. Every oversight body, including the courts and state comptroller, has found our actions to be lawful or appropriate, McMullen said. We expect the same outcome in this case. The city sold Health Sciences and Memphis parks to Memphis Greenspace, legally.

Verizon Urged to Investigate Reported Misconduct at Memphis Warehouse
12/17/2018 1:14pm

Workers at XPO Logistics warehouse here, joined by ally organizations, rallied around the country last week to alert Verizon customers of the mistreatment of employees in the companys contracted XPO distribution warehouse in Memphis. XPO employees and members of the community greeted Verizon customers at over a dozen of its stores nationwide last week in an attempt to inform them of alleged poor working conditions and call them to action. Actions took place in Memphis, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., and other large cities. My coworkers and I were sexually harassed all the time with nowhere to turn, Lakeisha Nelson, a worker at the Verizon warehouse in Memphis, said. Our warehouse is an essential part of Verizons business, and it is high time that the companys leadership helps us end supervisor sexual harassment and misconduct at XPO once and for all. Organizers also sent a letter to the Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg and the companys board of directors, urging action and an investigation into the claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. Earlier this year, Verizon said they would investigate the claims of misconduct in the warehouse after receiving an initial letter from women civil rights groups asking for a meeting with Verizon officials to discuss next steps to end the mistreatment. However, the stakeholders said Verizon has not met with them or updated the public since that time. Now, in a second letter, the group is asking Verizon officials again for a meeting in order to discuss how the allegations will be addressed, as well as to receive an update into Verizons investigation into the sexual harassment allegations. Various incidents of pregnancy discrimination, including refusals to allow pregnant employees to take on less strenuous tasks, leading to several miscarriages were brought to light in October by the New York Times. Prior to those claims, employees at the same warehouse reported sexual harassment and unsafe, hazardous working conditions, including extreme heat. In the last year, more than a dozen XPO employees have filed Equal Employment Opportunity claims against the company relating to unsafe conditions. These incidents paint a disturbing picture of how workers are treated in its supply chain, the most recent letter to Verizon reads. These allegations run contrary to the companys Supplier Code of Conduct that upholds ethical conduct in the workplace, safe working conditions, and the treatment of workers with respect and dignity, the letter continued. We urge you to take immediate action to ensure that all workers in your supply chain are treated humanely and not exposed to illegal working conditions. The letter was signed by the Memphis and Tennessee branches of the NAACP, A National Womens Law Center, A Better Balance, SisterReach, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. This wave of actions comes after 97 House Members, including Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen, urged the House Committee on Education and the Workforce earlier this month to investigate the many allegations of disturbing treatment of pregnant employees at XPOs warehouses around the country. Shortly after, XPO announced new policies and benefits that will provide increased support for pregnant employees, paid family leave, and 30 new types of wellness benefits for women and families. Operating in 23 states, XPO Logistics is a $12 billion company that packages and distributes products for major retailers including Verizon.

Music Video Monday: DJSteveMagic
12/17/2018 11:52am

Music Video Monday senses your rising panic. Todays MVM is a misplaced gem. I made a note to get D.J.SteveMagics debut video when it killed at Indie Memphis 2016. But until last week, when I got a tip at the Memphis Women In Film holiday party, I was not able to find it online. Oh Shit is an absurdist epic of fantasy gaming, luchadores, and kung fu, that speaks to your realization that Christmas is next week, and youre not ready. Get ready, cause here it comes. If youd like to see your music video featured on Music Video Monday, email cmccoymemphisflyer.com

Memphis Magazine

Memphis Magazine

460 Tennessee St
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 521-9000


Sonia Walker, the Mother of Re-Invention, Keeps Doing What Is Necessary.
12/18/2018 2:00am

Local Treasures is an occasional series that celebrates our citys senior celebrities, people whose impact over the decades has helped make Memphis a better place.

Water Music
12/17/2018 5:30am

When Alex Greene, Memphis-based father, writer, and musician, recently had the good fortune to tour Europe with the Hellcats, his wife Lorette Velvettes old band, it became a musical adventure that may strike readers as a neat bit of time travel.

Architect Louis Pounders created the perfect home for his own family.
12/14/2018 2:00am

A contemporary design informed by classical principles.

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis: December 14th-16th
12/13/2018 8:00am

Merriment, as you like it, during Memphis weekend events.

Classic Dining: Steak at Pete & Sam's
12/13/2018 8:00am

Memphis knows to keep doing the things it does best, and a big part of what this city does best is food. In this new series, Classic Dining, Michael Donahue explores dishes that are legendary on the local dining scene.

The Commercial Appeal

The Commercial Appeal

495 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 529-2345


If sports betting came to Beale Street, what could it look like?
12/18/2018 4:26pm

Tennessee is among a variety of states considering the legalization of sports betting after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Memphis football: Where the 2019 recruiting class stands heading into early signing period
12/18/2018 5:41pm

Mike Norvell said he expects to sign 14-16 players of the Tigers 18-person 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday, the start of the early signing period

What US Sen. Lamar Alexander hopes to tackle in his final two years in office
12/19/2018 5:00am

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Monday that he would not seek re-election in 2020. In his final two years, he wants to focus on health care and higher education.

Live updates: Memphis-area 2018 Early National Signing Day
12/19/2018 6:47am

Follow along as college football recruits from the area announce their college choices and sign their letters of intent.

Penny Hardaway lights up Rick Barnes and pours gasoline on the Memphis-UT Vols rivalry
12/18/2018 6:35pm

The Memphis/UT rivalry is alive and well after Penny Hardaway blasted Rick Barnes on Tuesday. But will it hurt the long term future of the series

The Daily News

The Daily News

193 Jefferson
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 523-1561


WHBQ

WHBQ

485 S Highland St
Memphis, TN 38111   Directions

(901) 320-1313


WKNO

WKNO

7151 Cherry Farms Rd
Cordova, TN 38016   Directions

(901) 458-2521


WMC

WMC

1960 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38104   Directions

(901) 726-0555


WREG

WREG

803 Channel 3 Dr
Memphis, TN 38103   Directions

(901) 543-2333


Yemeni mom wins fight to fly to US to give dying son kiss
12/19/2018 6:59am

All Shaima Swileh wants is to give her son one more kiss before he dies.

Arkansas agency closes backlog of adult abuse investigations
12/19/2018 6:55am

A state agency that investigates reports of abuse or neglect of adults in Arkansas has closed its backlog of nearly 9,000 cases.

‘Die Hard’ is the greatest Christmas story – and studio releases new trailer to prove it
12/19/2018 6:53am

20th Century Fox, the movie studio that owns the popular action franchise, released a new trailer declaring Die Hard is the greatest Christmas story ever told.

‘God is very powerful’: Cross saved as fire destroys church
12/19/2018 6:49am

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. A cross was saved as firefighters from multiple departments battled a devastating blaze that destroyed a local church. I cant say Ive ever felt anything like it. Its sheer anguish, Rachel Davis, daughter ofSiloam United Methodist Church Pastor Scott Davis, told WGHP at the scene of the fire Tuesday night. Firefighters were dispatched to the Siloam United Methodist Church near Denton, North Carolina shortly before 9 p.m. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames

Mississippi man charged months after 2 officers were killed
12/19/2018 6:47am

A Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the September shooting deaths of two police officers.

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