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VOL. 129 | NO. 15 | Thursday, January 23, 2014

‘Boots on Street’ Approach Re-Examined

When most of the members of the Memphis City Council were elected in 2007 in the largest turnover of seats in the history of the council, some of the new members made their first priority increasing the ranks of the Memphis Police Department.

Jobs Explosion

Conduit Global call center to create 1,000 jobs

Conduit Global will hire 1,000 people over the next three to five years to staff a large call center in Shelby County, the company announced Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Start Co. Forms New Investment Partnership

Andre Mouton, director of investment at the Singapore-based boutique investment firm Angaros Group, traveled to Memphis last year to participate in the “Investor Day” for Seed Hatchery, the startup accelerator whose programming culminates with participating startups to make funding pitches to investors.

Details Surface in Ambitious Digital Pilot Program

Toward the end of his run as Memphis City Schools superintendent, Kriner Cash talked of a switch in schools to digital devices for learning away from school.

Judicial Campaign Season Emerges With Different Rules

Fundraisers and other campaign events for judicial candidates are difficult.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
76°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 71%

EVENTS

The Marston Group Certified Public Accountants & Advisors will hold an open house Thursday, Jan. 23, at its new location, 1661 International Drive, suite 250. Breakfast will be held 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and evening events from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Email anne@themarstongroup.com or call 761-3003.

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Fittes Opens Commission Campaign

Retired Memphis Police Major Ron Fittes opened his campaign for Shelby County Commission Tuesday, Jan. 21, by telling a group of more than 80 supporters in Germantown that the commission will be his full-time job if elected.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

You Can Save Too Much for Retirement

Ray’s Take Around half of all workers older than 55 have less than $50,000 saved for retirement. We hear this message over and over along with warnings that many Americans may never be able to afford to quit working. Some respond by effectively giving up hope. Others keep saving, but live in constant anxiety that it probably won’t be enough. They may be fine and not even know it!

Damn This Traffic Jam!

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

Fairgrounds TDZ Should be Rejected

The proposed Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone (TDZ) needs to be rejected. While most of the recent debate has been confined to the impact on education funding, there are several more serious issues with the TDZ.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Panel Rejects Campus Voter ID Legislation

NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would let students at public colleges and universities use their campus identification card to vote is dead this session.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Mayors: Cities Experiencing Economic Growth

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's mayors say U.S. cities have largely rebounded since the economic downturn. They want Congress to work together to bring more stability to the financial markets.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

State of the Union: Of Pledges, Pleas and Setbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) – Here's a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He'll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That's just the reality of a politically divided government.

HEALTH CARE

Target Scales Back Health Coverage

NEW YORK (AP) Target Corp. says it will no longer be offering health care coverage for its part-time workers.

TECHNOLOGY

Experts: Target Hackers Will be Tough to Find

NEW YORK (AP) – The hackers behind the recent Target data breach are likely a world away and nearly impossible to find.

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PROPERTY SALES 86 182 13,079
MORTGAGES 135 267 17,025
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 36 3,336
BUILDING PERMITS 366 366 30,930
BANKRUPTCIES 69 135 12,478
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