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Ryan Poe
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Attended University of Memphis
Lives in Birmingham, AL
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Happy to announce that I've joined the politics/policy coverage team at The Commercial Appeal! Will start this Monday covering city government.
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If you're in #Memphis over New Year's weekend, this is a great event. Lots of food, fun and fellowship.
 
Join us for our annual winter meeting Jan. 2-4! Steven Bloyd, pastor of Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church in Bel Air, Maryland, is our invited preacher. We'll have worship, fellowship and – as always – lots of good food.

Here's our schedule...

Friday: Supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by worship.
Saturday: Worship at 10 a.m., followed by lunch; afternoon worship at 2 p.m.; supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by worship.
Sunday: Services begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch.

Also, our church will have a New Year's watch beginning at 7:15 p.m. Dec. 31. Feel free to join us if you can for food, fellowship, worship and games! Check out that event on our Facebook page for more information.
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FINALLY, Trader Joe's is looking to open a store near Memphis. Check out the deets.
Specialty grocer Trader Joe's Co. Inc.​ could finally "drop anchor" in the Memphis area.
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Here are the five funniest things FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith said in Memphis last night:
Fred Smith, chairman and CEO of shipping giant FedEx Corp., is a funny guy.
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After losing its largest customer, MLGW is looking to hike water rates.
​Memphis Light, Gas and Water will this November ask the City Council to raise water rates 2.3 percent beginning Jan. 1 to offset the loss of its largest customer.
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If you were hoping to ride Downtown Memphis' trolleys this year, forget it.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority has revised its schedule for returning several of its vintage trolleys to Downtown Memphis' Main Street.
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Delta Air Lines Inc. has queued up two more of Memphis' nonstop destinations for elimination in 2015.
Delta Air Lines Inc. has queued up two more of Memphis' nonstop destinations for elimination in 2015.
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The developer planning a $100 million reboot of Memphis' tallest building discusses where the project stands now.
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My big scoop today. Target is shopping sites in the Mid-South for an up-to-600-job distribution center.
​Target Corp. is close to announcing the selection of a site in Memphis or North Mississippi for a large distribution center that would create up to 600 jobs, according to sources.
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Big news for Memphis: Hard Rock wants to build a 200-room hotel on Beale Street. I broke that story in April, but it's nice to get the confirmation.
​Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. is working to secure investors for the construction of a 200-unit Hard Rock Hotel, CEO Hamish Dodds said late Thursday.
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An absolutely damning report for MATA regarding the trolley fires earlier this year.
An independent report released today on the cause of two Downtown Memphis trolley fires earlier this year has uncovered evidence of several safety lapses by the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
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Pretty swanky.
​When new nightclub The Palace opens in the former Club Crave on Beale Street, the developers have promised it will be different from its predecessors, which were closed as public nuisances.
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I cover real estate, transportation and logistics in Memphis, Tenn., for the Memphis Business Journal.
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  • University of Memphis
    Journalism and Philosophy, 2005 - 2010
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    Reporter, 2015 - present
    I'm part of The Commercial Appeal's InforMemphis politics and policy team, mainly covering city government.
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    Reporter, 2013 - 2015
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