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VOL. 128 | NO. 196 | Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Overton Square Garage Opens

Visitors to Overton Square know that parking has been at a premium recently, with side streets around the entertainment district filling up as quickly as the restaurants and shops there.

100 Candles

The Majestic Grille throws a bash for its historic Main Street home

An appreciation of the past is practically a requirement for visitors of the Majestic Grille, 145 S. Main St., a storied Downtown eatery housed in a space with a terra cotta facade, beaux arts decor and even an old movie screen inside.

Flinn, Whalum Differ on Sales Tax Hike Ballot Question

To Memphis City Council member Shea Flinn, the only uncertainty about the proposed citywide half-cent sales tax hike on the Nov. 21 ballot is the outcome of the vote.

Voters to Decide Nominee for DeBerry’s Seat

For the first time in 41 years, Lois DeBerry’s name will not be on a Shelby County ballot for a state House seat.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
80°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shawn Karol Sandy, chief revenue officer for The Selling Agency, will discuss flawed growth strategies and how to build an actionable sales strategy. Tickets in advance are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers; tickets at the door are $35. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

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REAL ESTATE RECAP

Nike Files $4.3 Million Permit for Frayser Facility

3100 New Frayser Blvd., Memphis, TN 38128, Permit Cost: $4.3 million -
Nike Inc. has filed a $4.3 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for work on its North Memphis distribution center at 3100 New Frayser Blvd.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Affordable Care Act’s Time has Come

The Affordable Care Act is here! Knowing that nonprofits play a key role in connecting people to services, we asked a few questions of Dr. Clarence Davis, medical director, Government Business with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Moral Character Wins in Business, Life

Companies that build teams with strong moral character win. Their teams are happier, perform better and are more successful overall.

MEMPHIS AREA

Olive Branch Factory to Close, Laying Off 100

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) Closure Systems International Inc. will shutter its Olive Branch factory in December, laying off 100 people.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Americans Cut Back on Credit Cards for 3rd Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans cut back on using their credit cards in August for a third straight month, a sign that consumers remain cautious about spending.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Supreme Court Term Begins Amid Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive its anti-sodomy law.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal of Landmark Tobacco Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a Florida lawsuit making it easier for sick smokers or their survivors to pursue lawsuits against tobacco companies.

Government Seeks Delay in NSA Case Over US Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says that because of the shutdown, it wants a federal court to delay a court case in which the government has said it will reveal more secret documents about the National Security Agency's surveillance program.

TECHNOLOGY

Twitter Tunes in to TV Partnerships Ahead of IPO

NEW YORK (AP) – People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales – and advertisers and networks are taking note.

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PROPERTY SALES 75 255 11,693
MORTGAGES 72 295 15,274
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 3 71 2,982
BUILDING PERMITS 198 590 27,844
BANKRUPTCIES 62 280 11,242
BUSINESS LICENSES 35 98 4,136
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 94 516 17,000
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