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VOL. 128 | NO. 181 | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Shelby County Building Permits ‘Stable’ in August

Shelby County home building activity was relatively flat in August, with builders pulling slightly more permits while selling fewer new homes compared to August 2012.

Independent Growth

The Jones Clinic evolves as number of patients increases

The Jones Clinic is taking steps this summer to accommodate growing patient referrals, with recent hires at key positions and an operational overhaul involving conversion to electronic medical record systems.

City Hall Goes Back to Financial Issues

After a summer break, the concerns about the long-term financial health of Memphis city government go back to the front political front burner at City Hall Tuesday, Sept. 17.

City Council Considers Tax Incentive Changes

Memphis City Council members will be parsing contract terms and clauses during a busy Tuesday, Sept. 13, set of committee meetings and the afternoon voting meeting of the full council.

Overton Square Gets Second Yoga Studio

Make that two Yoga studios in Overton Square.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
91°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

Rhodes College will host a Constitution Day lecture featuring historian Gordon Wood on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Wood will present “The Making of the Constitution.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

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Nonprofit Alliance Retools Logo, Website, Message

About this time last year, CEO Nancy McGee of the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence decided to evaluate the organization’s internal and external messaging.

Whitfield Takes Over I Love Memphis

Kerry Crawford made a well-known living out of loving Memphis. Now Holly Whitfield, a new arrival at the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and Crawford’s successor as the I Love Memphis blogger, plans to continue that professional evangelizing for the city as Crawford winds down her time with the tourism agency.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Sept. 17 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Bass Pro Shops Files $40 Million Permit

1 A.W. Willis Ave., Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Cost: $40 million -
Springfield, Mo.-based Bass Pro Shops has filed a $40 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for work at The Pyramid.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

African-American Philanthropy and Museums, Part 1

Part one of a three part series “Self-empowerment is one among many strategies people of African descent have employed to ensure our survival in the New World. This includes the creation of museums and cultural centers that document, recognize and celebrate the art, culture, history and contributions of African-Americans. These institutions, many of which were established as a result of public/private partnerships, bear testimony to the hard battles fought to bring dreams to fruition.”

Density: Destiny for Office Sector

Nationally, as of July, the primary office using sectors recovered 93 percent of jobs lost during the recession as compared to an overall recovery rate of 77 percent in total employment. That’s great news for the office real estate sector then, right?

MEMPHIS AREA

3 New West Nile Virus Cases in Shelby County

MEMPHIS (AP) – Health officials are reporting three new human cases of West Nile virus in Shelby County, raising the state's total to 12 this year.

REGIONAL

TVA Names 19 to Serve on Energy Advisory Council

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has appointed 19 people to serve on a new Regional Energy Resource Council.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Combined Net Worth of America's Richest Rises

NEW YORK (AP) – Life is good for America's super wealthy.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Fed Faces Many Uncertainties as It Meets This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is being engulfed by the one thing it tries to prevent: uncertainty.

Wealthy Business Executives Eye Political Races

CHICAGO (AP) – He has never been elected to anything, not even "student council in high school," as he boasts. He has little patience for schmoozing. In dealing with people, he admits to being "pretty blunt" - more suited to running a large private equity firm, which Bruce Rauner did successfully for 30 years, than seeking votes for governor, which he intends to do in Illinois next year.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 43 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 78 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 3,130
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 97 97 11,768
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 190 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 43 43 3,711

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