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VOL. 130 | NO. 145 | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Online Mayoral Poll Opens

  10:47am

Consider this preparation for the real election.

Wharton Says No Major Changes To CLERB

The administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. came out Monday, July 27, against any significant changes to the city’s Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board after a nearly six year effort to revive the long-dormant body.

Commission Rejects Cordova Pay Day Loan Business, Spars Over Tax Collections

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, July 27, renaming the Shelby County Courthouse at 140 Adams Ave. in honor of the late Circuit Court Judge and civil rights activist D’Army Bailey.

Black Lodge Video Looking for New Home

  11:33am

Black Lodge Video’s story has been one of improbable survival, as one by one over the years the independent movie rental shop saw its competitors fall and close their doors.

‘Play Together’

Medical Center anchors come together for redevelopment plan

The Memphis Medical Center is a hotbed of nationally renowned research and health care, but after dark the area might as well be dead.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
88°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will continue the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “Viva la Vino! Italian Wines” Tuesday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines or cocktails in and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Bedrock Eats & Sweets Opens Downtown

One of the newest additions to the Downtown dining scene is a healthy eating option that Brandi Marter has expanded from a commercial kitchen in YoLo’s Midtown location to now a space of her own.

County Term-Limit Changes Proposed

Just as the ballot was set for the October Memphis elections last week, some politicos were laying the groundwork for the 2016 election season in Shelby County.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Houston Levee Apartments In Cordova Fetch $17.5M

9940 Paddle Wheel Drive, Cordova, TN 38016 -
The Houston Levee Apartments community in Cordova has been sold for $17.5 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Nonprofit Fundraising Values

Values are at the heart of a nonprofit and its operations. Our question to readers: What are your fundraising values?

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means Changes for Benefits

On June 26, 2015, in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that all couples, regardless of gender, have a fundamental right to marry. The court also directed states to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples, and to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states that previously recognized this union. This decision will impact employee benefits in a number of ways.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. Lethal Injection Trial Continues With Dueling Experts

Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

Two Tenn. Prisons on Lockdown for Violence Amid Staffing Shortage

TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee prisons are on lockdown because of violence amid a severe shortage of correctional officers.

Nine to be Inducted Into Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Former Associated Press executive Kent Flanagan is among nine people being inducted posthumously into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Aug. 11 in Murfreesboro.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

As Fed Meets, It Edges Toward First Rate Hike Since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is getting close to raising interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, perhaps in September. When it meets this week, though, don't expect any timetable for a rate hike to be spelled out in a post-meeting statement. For now, the Fed wants to keep its options open.

Orders For US Durable Goods Jump 3.4 Percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, but the advance was fueled by higher demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of this volatile category, a key category that represents business investment rose by a far more modest amount.

Apple Watch Will Be Sold at Some Best Buy Stores

NEW YORK (AP) — The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

REGIONAL

Mississippi River Counties Pool Resources to Bring Tourists

BARDWELL, Ky. (AP) — Carlisle, Ballard, Hickman and Fulton counties are combining resources to promote tourism along the Kentucky Great River Road National Scenic Byway.

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PROPERTY SALES 98 376 10,434
MORTGAGES 124 449 13,881
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 14 56 2,766
BUILDING PERMITS 196 798 23,420
BANKRUPTCIES 68 264 8,803
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