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VOL. 129 | NO. 116 | Monday, June 16, 2014

Questions Raised About 100 N. Main Developer

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‘A Step Closer’

Crosstown hits key milestone with trio of building permits

The general contractor for the Crosstown redevelopment project recently applied for three building permits totaling $115.3 million as the development team approaches a key period for financing the ambitious project.

County Commission to Weigh New Disparity Study

Shelby County Commissioners consider a start Monday, June 16, toward a new disparity study as a way to changing the county’s efforts in increasing minority business participation in government contracts.

Plastics Recycling Company Considering Memphis Relocation

A company that recycles and manufactures post-industrial plastics is considering relocating from Arkansas to Memphis.

Arrests Mark Turbulent Season for Democrats

At week’s end, Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks and Shelby County Democratic Party Chairman Bryan Carson had been arrested within 24 hours of each other on separate charges.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
66°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

The University of Tennessee at Martin will present a retirement planning workshop for those interested in learning about the six pieces of estate planning Monday, June 16, and June 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bellevue Arlington church office, 11695 U.S. 70, suite 104. Cost is $59 for two people and includes both sessions and instructional materials. RSVP at utm.edu/departments/ecos/nondegree.php or 731-881-7082.

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Campbell Clinic to Open in Cordova

Campbell Clinic will open its fifth Memphis-area clinic in Cordova later this year, focused on a yet-to-be-determined orthopedics subspecialty.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

June 16 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, June 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS

Lehman-Roberts’ Longevity Paved by Family Ownership

Lehman-Roberts Co. is a highway paving contractor that president Patrick Nelson regards with the kind of pride that might at first seem out of place for work that involves asphalt and roadwork.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Perfection vs. Petri Dish

We live in the fastest-evolving marketplace in history, so why is it that so many companies still move so slowly bringing new products to market?

Good Medicine for the Soul

It was one of those medication one-upmanships at a recent meeting when some attendees were discussing the number of medications they were taking to address a plethora of medical conditions.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Check, Please: Priceline Buys OpenTable for $2.6 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – Priceline has negotiated a $2.6 billion entree into the restaurant business.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

FAA Controllers Still Working 'Rattler' Schedules

WASHINGTON (AP) – Air traffic controllers are still working schedules known as "rattlers" that make it likely they'll get little or no sleep before overnight shifts, more than three years after a series of incidents involving controllers sleeping on the job, according to a government-sponsored report released Friday.

TECHNOLOGY

Wireless Companies Put Up More 'Stealth' Towers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – One might be hidden in a cross on a church lawn. Others are disguised as a cactus in the desert, a silo in farm country or a palm tree reaching into a sunny sky.

Roku CEO Discusses State of Internet Video, TV

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – If Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is the star of the Internet video-streaming phenomenon, then Roku CEO Anthony Wood is the best supporting actor.

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MORTGAGES 125 622 16,758
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 36 88 3,301
BUILDING PERMITS 360 1,065 30,564
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