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VOL. 129 | NO. 166 | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Southwest, Frontier Add Memphis Flights

Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines are increasing service at Memphis International Airport, providing more service for local flyers and boosting the facility’s transition away from a high-priced hub airport.

Canal Centennial

Dixon exhibit celebrates Panama Canal's 100th year

History buffs may be especially interested in one of the newest exhibits on display at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, which commemorates the centennial of a triumph of engineering that represents a milestone in both U.S. and world history.

Shelby County New-Home Permits Drop 7.8 Percent in July

The local homebuilding industry can still mystify a veteran builder and developer like David Goodwin Jr.

Orgel Has Brewery Under Contract

Memphis businessman Billy Orgel has the Tennessee Brewery under contract to buy.

Rape Kit Backlog Prompts Court Fight on Two Fronts

The court fight over the city’s backlog of untested rape kits has two legal fronts with the filing this week of a Circuit Court lawsuit by Meaghan Ybos, Madison Graves and Rachel Johnson, the three rape survivors who filed suit earlier this year in U.S. District Court against Memphis and Shelby County over the backlog.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
37°F
Fair
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum will host its 2014 Economic Development Forum Tuesday, Aug. 26, through Thursday, Aug. 28, at Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Attendees can hear nationally known speakers, learn business growth strategies and get access to business capital. Register at edf.mmbc-memphis.org.

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Election Commission Certifies August Vote

The Shelby County Election Commission certified the August election results Monday, Aug. 25, at the beginning of a week that includes an early oath of office for those elected to county offices on the ballot.

Field of 15 Apply for Chancery Court Judge

A field of 15 Memphis attorneys applied to become the newest Chancery Court Judge as Chancellor Kenny Armstrong moves to a seat on the state appeals court in a week.

Memphis Welcomes in Transfers Johnson, Godfrey

MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis has added a pair of transfers by bringing in guard Kedren Johnson from Vanderbilt and forward Calvin Godfrey from Southern.

Women of Hope CEO Fights Ebola in Sierra Leone

A war does not occur in a vacuum, and neither does a health crisis, such as the Ebola virus now spreading through West Africa. Kim Kargbo knows this too well.

Millington Leaders Emphasize Unique School System

For much of the move to the demerger of public education in Shelby County, the Millington Municipal Schools district has been overshadowed by the five other suburban school systems.

Jackson Ruling Draws Line on Comments to Juries

Prosecutors and defense attorneys sometimes get right up to the line that separates proper from improper when it comes to their closing statements to a jury during a trial.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Macon Homes Complex Sells for $800,000

500 N. Claybrook St., Memphis, TN 38104, Sale Amount: $800,000 -

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Getting In on Ice Bucket Challenge

In the heat of summer having a bucket of ice water thrown on you may not be a bad thing. It’s a phenomenon that’s sweeping the nation – contagious fundraising spurred on by social media, sports celebrities, television hosts, movie stars and international performers. Everyone – it seems – is in on it. Well, except for the two of us. We are enjoying the summer heat with no ice water – but we’re giving to ALS anyway. Here’s the reason: we want to be “in with the in crowd.”

Discover Labor Day Getaways Close to Home

Labor Day, the traditional end to summer. Public swimming pools are closing and college football is getting underway.

STATEWIDE

Oak Ridge Biomass Steam Plant Already Closed

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) – When Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution. But the plant had to be shut down after just a year and a half when a systems check found that some parts were already failing.

Appeals Panel Weighing Occupy Nashville Suit

CINCINNATI (AP) – A special three-judge panel focused on issues of camping, protests, free speech and executive power on Monday during arguments in an appeal of a lawsuit brought by Occupy Nashville protesters arrested on War Memorial Plaza in October 2011.

Tennessee Agencies Have $121 Million in Military Surplus

NASHVILLE (AP) – Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Hard to Swallow? Burger King May Move to Canada

NEW YORK (AP) – Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada.

TECHNOLOGY

TiVo to Make Version for Those Without Cable

NEW YORK (AP) – Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.

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PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
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