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VOL. 128 | NO. 232 | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sources: AutoZone Park Price ‘South of $24 Million’

The price tag for the city of Memphis to acquire AutoZone Park would be “south of $24 million,” according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.

Gift of Happiness

SRVS angel program brings happy holidays to clients

Rebecca Gamble came to become a client of SRVS when she was just 9 years old. Gamble was born with a developmental disability and her parents could no longer care for her so they turned to SRVS, which has housed and nurtured Gamble since 1997.

Bartlett, Collierville and Millington Schools Pacts Approved by School Board

Shelby County Schools board members approved agreements Tuesday, Nov. 26, for Bartlett, Collierville and Millington municipal school districts as well as quit claim deeds for the transfer of all but one of the school buildings within the borders of the three suburban cities.

Social Lunch Preps for Memphis Launch

A new social lunch event called Lunchbox is preparing to launch in Memphis next month, the product of business partners who left San Francisco this summer to come to Memphis and build a creative venture here.

U of M Faces Challenging End of Year

It is proving to be a restless fall at the University of Memphis as interim President Brad Martin pulls into focus several short-term goals that will have a long-term impact on the future of the city’s largest institution of higher learning.

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EVENTS

The Daily News’ offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.

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State Lease Bolsters One Commerce Square

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said there were no second acts in American lives.

WinterArts Fosters Appreciation of Craft Artists

Often when Memphis weaver Felicitas Sloves shows her work, she has to explain to people exactly what goes into each intricately designed bag, scarf, wrap and bracelet.

College Football Notebook: November 27, 2013

It’s impressive that No. 1 Alabama has allowed an average of 9.3 points per game this season – best in the land. It’s maybe more impressive that in going 11-0, 7-0 in the SEC, the Crimson Tide has given up just 12 touchdowns. And more impressive still that only six of those TDs have been scored by teams other than Texas A&M with someone at quarterback not named Johnny Manziel.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence

Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Entrepreneurs Not Always Leaders, and Vice Versa

Seventy percent of startup businesses fail within the first 10 years, according to a 2013 study conducted by Bradley University and the University of Tennessee. It’s a devastating reality given that the lion’s share of those are small businesses, from which more than half of domestic sales are generated.

MEMPHIS AREA

Civil Rights Museum President Robertson Retiring

MEMPHIS (AP) – National Civil Rights Museum President Beverly Robertson says she is retiring in July.

New Elvis Owners Discussing Graceland Upgrades

MEMPHIS (AP) – An executive with the company that purchased Elvis Presley's intellectual property says it is discussing ways to expand the late rock and roll icon's brand and upgrades to the Graceland tourist attraction.

REGIONAL

Arkansas IDs 2 Sites for Possible Big Factories

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas officials announced Monday that sites in Saline County and West Memphis are ready to develop factories but are still waiting for automobile plants and other big employers to come calling.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Gun Advocates Appeal 'Firearms Freedom Act' Ruling

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Gun advocates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a lower court's ruling against state laws designed to buck federal gun rules.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 41 41 17,762
MORTGAGES 70 70 23,138
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 14 14 4,532
BUILDING PERMITS 163 163 42,320
BANKRUPTCIES 50 50 16,741
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 14 5,795
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 113 113 25,287
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 18 5,399

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