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VOL. 129 | NO. 159 | Friday, August 15, 2014

Democrats Struggle With Generation Gap

Memphis Democrats don’t agree on a whole lot these days, especially since the Aug. 7 county general elections in which Democratic nominees lost to Republicans in all but one race – Shelby County assessor, won by the lone countywide Democratic incumbent, Cheyenne Johnson.

Hit Factory

Moman, American Studios recognized for impact on music

The massive trees and the shade they make are the only thing left on the northwest corner of Danny Thomas Boulevard and Chelsea Avenue from the days when American Studios turned out 120 hit records from 1965 to 1972.

Money Laundering Charge Added to FedEx Drug Case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs sent by FedEx.

Developer Tries Again for Highland McDonald’s

The developer behind a proposed McDonald’s on Highland Avenue near the University of Memphis is making another attempt at the project.

Local Leaders Work to Keep Cummins in Memphis

Memphis and Shelby County are preparing to fight a border battle with Mississippi to keep hundreds of jobs inside the city.

Graceland Hotel Breaks Ground in Whitehaven

With a shovel from the Graceland archives, Priscilla Presley and local leaders broke ground Thursday, Aug. 14, for the 450-room resort-style hotel north of the Whitehaven mansion.

First South Financial Launches Business Products

First South Financial’s tag line “You can bank on us” now applies to a wider group of customers.

Brogdon Joins Race for Germantown Mayor

With about a week left to the filing deadline for candidates, Germantown has a race for mayor.

LYFE Kitchen Moving to Memphis

LYFE Kitchen, a unique California-based restaurant concept, will move its headquarters to Memphis and open two locations – one in Downtown and another in East Memphis.

SPORTS

Former Tigers Head Man Finds Simpler Life at MTSU

In nine years as the head coach, Tommy West provided the University of Memphis with much of its football lore: five bowls – there have only been seven – and 49 wins (third-most all time).

Wade: Never Too Early for Tiger Basketball Fans to Fret

Oh, Josh Pastner, you Canada-bound court jester, you. Telling Tiger Nation that it makes no difference whether the University of Memphis wins exhibition games or loses them against college basketball giants Carleton University, McGill University and the University of Ottawa.

National TV Shuns Grizzlies in 2014-2015

At home or on the road, it hasn’t mattered where the Grizzlies opened the NBA season since moving from Vancouver to Memphis. For 13 straight years, they have started the season with a loss.

Pastner Announces Dominic Woodson Leaving Memphis

MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis coach Josh Pastner says forward Dominic Woodson is transferring after one season with the Tigers.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Q Party

CRISIS AVERTED. It’s all a matter of perspective.

Keeping Your Search Secret

Can you keep a secret? Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Keeping private information private, especially about your job search, can be a tall order.

STATEWIDE

Corker: VW Union Talks Faced Misunderstandings

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Sen. Bob Corker says Tennessee's discussions about the role of organized labor at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga were clouded by misunderstandings.

Tennessee July Revenue Collections See Some Growth

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says the state's revenue collections recorded some growth in July even though they fell short of projections.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart Cuts Profit Outlook

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP)Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit outlook on Thursday amid sluggish sales, higher-than-expected health care costs and the need to invest more in its e-commerce operations.

US Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 311,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – More people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, although jobless claims continue to be close to pre-recession levels.

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PROPERTY SALES 70 125 13,455
MORTGAGES 119 192 17,541
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 32 3,423
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