Last Word: Carousel Preview, New Crime Stats and EDGE Does Multi-Family – Tennessee News

Last Word: Carousel Preview, New Crime Stats and EDGE Does Multi-Family –  Tennessee News


VOL. 132 | NO. 100 | Friday, May 19, 2017

Bill Dries


By Bill Dries

Updated 12:06AM

The group Friends of the Fairgrounds got together Thursday evening at the Children’s Museum of Memphis and got the first group tour of the Grand Carousel center under construction at CMOM. This is as the museum focuses more on fundraising for the $6 million project that has already raised the money for the restoration of the carousel itself and now sets about the task of paying for the building around it including a banquet hall. Here’s a look from our Facebook page with more to come on CMOM and the Fairgrounds for the Monday edition that will probably go up on line Friday.

Traffic Jam In the Bike Lanes: Bicycle and pedestrian coordinators from across the state are in the city as the weekend begins and start a two-day Tennessee Bike Summit Friday with Harbor Landing at Mud Island as headquarters with several rides planned around town.

Memphis-based Wunderlich Securities is being bought by B. Riley Financial of Los Angeles in a $67 million deal with an anticipated June closing date.

New crime figures for the city and countywide from the Crime Commission and they are not good either way – major violent crime or major property crime.

Notes from the city’s second annual Blight Elimination Summit this week at Clayborn Temple and word from Mayor Jim Strickland that the city’s goal is to acquire all of the land immediately adjacent to the historic…

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