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VOL. 129 | NO. 151 | Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Health Care Safety Net Tops Council Agenda

Memphis City Council members get more information during the Tuesday, Aug. 5, council day on different parts of City Hall’s ongoing health benefits and pension liability discussions.

Neighborhood Health

Cooper-Young fitness studio owner buys up property around him

As the owner of Inbalance Fitness in Cooper-Young, Scott Lebowitz is focused on the physical health of the clients who walk through his doors.

City Mulls Plan to Buy Former State Building

It would be cheaper and more efficient for the city of Memphis to lease and then buy the vacant Donnelley J. Hill state office building across Main Street from Memphis City Hall than to continue leasing multiple properties spread across town, consultants and city officials told City Council members Tuesday.

Politicos Parse Early Voting Numbers

There is a category in voter turnout statistics that has long been debated by those running for office and those who work in their campaigns.

Republicans Rally In Bartlett

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told a group of several hundred Republicans in Bartlett Monday, Aug. 4, that he would like to see a statewide turnout in the August Republican primaries of 750,000.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
56°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital will hold a stroke survivor group meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. in Medical Office Building A, 7655 Poplar Ave, suite 250. The group will discuss issues that can affect patients after a stroke. Email angela.mensi@mlh.org or call 516-6929.

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Incoming Civil Rights Museum President Seeks Connection

The incoming president of the National Civil Rights Museum remembers a quick and hurried visit to the museum shortly after the debut of an extensive renovation earlier this year.

County Commission Asks for Federal Election Monitors

Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday, Aug. 4, to ask U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton to monitor Thursday’s election in Shelby County.

Tennessee Supreme Court Races See Spending Spike

NASHVILLE (AP) – An influx of campaign spending on three Tennessee Supreme Court seats has transformed what is traditionally a sleepy affair into a hard-fought campaign that has raised questions about the role of partisan politics in the judiciary.

Tigers’ Progression Dependent on Solid Defense

When the Tigers’ 3-9 season was done, there were not a lot of statistics to point to with pride. But the University of Memphis did finish the 2013 college football season ranked 12th nationally against the run, and a respectable 39th nationally in total defense.

I Choose Memphis: Tim Young

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Legend Donates $30,000 to Soulsville Charter School

Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend has made a $30,000 donation to the Soulsville Charter School in Memphis through the singer's Show Me Campaign program.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

August 5 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 5, 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

Carlisle Corp. Buys Sharky’s Property

6201 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119, Sale Amount: $2.9 million -
An affiliate of Carlisle Corp. has paid $2.9 million for the recently closed Sharky’s Gulf Grill at 6201 Poplar Ave.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

An Interview With Judy Davis, Part Two

“I did not recruit leadership, instead I embraced leadership.” This is what we learned from Judy Davis, membership outreach manager at the Metal Museum in Memphis.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Primary Early Voting Sets Record

NASHVILLE (AP) – A record number of voters have cast ballots during early voting for the Tennessee primary election.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Airfares on the Rise, Outpacing Inflation

NEW YORK (AP) – Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight.

GM Finance Subpoenaed Over Subprime Auto Loans

NEW YORK (AP) – GM Finance says it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice for documents related to subprime auto loans.

Ag Tourism Touted as Way to Boost Rural Economies

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) – With its sweet fruit-flavored liqueurs, a working farm and eccentric cast of characters – including a dancing lemon – Bloomery Plantation Distillery has attracted tourists from every U.S. state and countries as far away as Laos and Iceland.

TECHNOLOGY

Wal-Mart's Website to Personalize Shopping

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer.

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PROPERTY SALES 69 311 15,028
MORTGAGES 83 338 19,668
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 43 3,838
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