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VOL. 128 | NO. 150 | Friday, August 2, 2013

Wright Medical Group Seeks Tax Breaks to Relocate to Memphis

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. is seeking tax freezes to retain 225 jobs, add 35 new jobs and invest $10.6 million into a new headquarters on Cherry Road in East Memphis.

History Lesson

Bell rings for unified school district’s milestone year

Among the parents registering their children this week for the first year of the consolidated school district were the two men at the top of the organization chart – interim superintendent Dorsey Hopson and deputy superintendent David Stephens.

Judge Stops Nineteenth Century Club Work

A Shelby County Chancery Court Judge has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the owners of the historic Nineteenth Century Club building on Union Avenue from doing any work on the property for 10 days.

Walgreen Co. Closes Ike’s Gas Station

Walgreen Co. has closed the gas station at its Ike’s store on Union Avenue, but the company isn’t saying anything else about the property’s future.

Daily News Seminar to Highlight Employment Laws

A renewed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission focus on employment practices that have a disproportionate impact on members of a minority group is challenging longstanding human resources practices, says Paul Patten, a partner with Jackson Lewis LLP in Chicago.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 83%

EVENTS

The Tennessee 2013 Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4. Visit tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday for a list of items that qualify as tax-free purchases.

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Armstrong: No Precincts Closing This Year

Three police precincts Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said earlier might have to close if his department continues to take budget cuts will not close in the current fiscal year or the next.

Rhodes Program Spotlights Community Service

Rhodes College’s efforts to make community involvement an important part of student life was recently on display with its second annual REACH (Research, Engagement, and Community History) Symposium held in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall.

Memphis Firm Keeps Cities From Fiscal Cliff

A Memphis-based independent professional services firm has added a service to its client offerings that’s intended to help keep municipalities away from the financial precipice and avoid the fate of places like Detroit, which in recent weeks filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Southern Airways Adds Four Destinations

Southern Airways Express announced Thursday, Aug. 1, it is adding four nonstop destinations from Memphis, bringing the total to eight.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Marshall ‘Connects Dots,’ Keeps State Beautiful

Missy Marshall, who has spent the past 20 years working in state government, was recently named executive director of Keep Tennessee Beautiful.

SPORTS

Miller: Grizzlies ‘Right There’ on Path to Winning Championship

Mike Miller had several teams interested in his 3-point shooting as a possible missing link for a long playoff run. It didn’t take him long to figure out where he wanted to be: Memphis.

17 Hall of Famers Ask Goodell for Help

Seventeen Pro Football Hall of Famers and Dave Robinson, who will be inducted this weekend, have signed a letter telling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell they are concerned about medical care for former players and the league’s “continued denial of the link between repeated head impacts and permanent brain damage.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Haunted History

WORRY ABOUT THE DOGS. Depending on who’s talking and when, history around Fort Pillow changes.

Your Company Must Play to Win

Are you rewarding your team for outrageous thinking about your product or service mix? Do you give them ample room to experiment and defy expectations about such things as new customer experiences, new business models, new strategies, growth ideas, and new lines of revenue? Can they play and not be punished for generating new thinking about old problems? Can they learn by doing?

STATEWIDE

Hospital Operator HCA's Second-Quarter Profit Rises 8.2 Percent

NASHVILLE (AP) HCA Holdings Inc.'s second-quarter earnings climbed more than 8 percent, as the largest U.S. hospital chain saw admissions climb at its established locations and reaped more revenue out of each admission.

Vote Delayed on Haslam Adviser's Lobbying Case

NASHVILLE (AP) – A vote to scuttle penalties against prominent Republican operative Tom Ingram has fallen short in the state Ethics Commission.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Factories Rebound With Best Growth in 2 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factories revved up production, hired more workers and received a surge of new orders in July, helping them expand at the fastest pace in two years. The gains suggest manufacturing is rebounding and could provide a spark to economic growth.

US Auto Sales Up in July as Cars See Big Gains

DETROIT (AP) – Pickup trucks led the charge in July, but strong sales of small cars show that demand for new vehicles is broad – and not slowing down.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Orders Review of Chemical Plant Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered federal agencies to review safety rules at chemical facilities in response to the deadly April explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.

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PROPERTY SALES 38 349 15,066
MORTGAGES 111 449 19,779
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 33 91 3,886
BUILDING PERMITS 0 512 35,842
BANKRUPTCIES 62 309 14,343
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 138 5,129
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 69 385 21,817
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 106 4,663

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