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VOL. 131 | NO. 148 | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Gannett Plans Restructure of Commercial Appeal Newsroom

The union that covers newsroom employees at The Commercial Appeal has begun the process of formally challenging a new series of cost-cutting and efficiency measures in the works at the paper, comparing the moves to “The Hunger Games.”

Q2 Data Show Solid Memphis Economic Picture

Some clients of the wealth management and financial planning firm Kelman-Lazarov Inc. apparently got a little spooked by the recent decision of voters in Britain to leave the European Union.

EMPHASIS Construction

Land Bridge Project Could Transform Entire University of Memphis Area

The official planning phase has begun for the much anticipated $33 million University of Memphis land bridge, which will safely connect two sides of the university that are currently split by the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and Southern Avenue.

Boyle Completing Key Quadrant At Schilling Farms, Eyeing More Retail

Boyle Investment Co. is wrapping up construction on a critical corner of Schilling Farms that will bring more retail and encourage more office users to consider the development. The three adjacent projects fill in the southern quadrant of Schilling Boulevard and Winchester Road, a small part of the sprawling 443-acre, city-within-a-city in Collierville.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

View Inc. will hold a Olive Branch job fair for material handler and machine operator positions Tuesday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center, 7300 Hacks Cross Road. Bring an up-to-date resume. RSVP not required; must be registered by 1 p.m. for a guaranteed interview. Visit viewglass.com.

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Last Word: The Sound of Dominoes, Brexit Anxiety and Schilling Farms Backstory

The Memphis Newspaper Guild makes it official – filing grievances against Gannett, the new owner of The Commercial Appeal, over the first significant changes in how the paper is put out. Those changes involve abolishing copy editing positions and making them part of the new job of digital producers.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Business Formed to Finish Germantown’s Enclave

Builder-developers John Duke, Mike Murphy, Chip Tayloe and Frank Uhlhorn, along with developer Dan Turley, formed a joint venture business to finish out The Enclave, a luxury estate home infill project they saved in Germantown after it had stalled during the Great Recession.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

County Leaders Face New Budget Anxiety

Shelby County commissioners meet in special session Wednesday, July 23, to cross the last “t” of the spring budget season some 27 days after the start of the new fiscal year.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Gray Hair: White Space

Geritol. AARP. RVs. These symbols of retirement are losing their relevance, empty shells of another generation’s concept of how to spend the remainder of your life once you have worked your last day.

3 Ways to Elevate Your Volunteer Engagement Program

How can you increase the time, money and expertise available to your nonprofit? Some of us want to increase the hours in our days from 24 to 30, others believe “cloning” is an alternative. We understand the lament “not enough hours in the day” and so we offer a proven solution: elevate your volunteer engagement program. Here are three things to consider.

MEMPHIS AREA

Officials: Patients of Dental Clinic Should Get HIV Tests

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Patients treated at a Tennessee dental clinic should get tested for hepatitis B and C, and HIV after problems with infection control could have put thousands of people at risk for the diseases, health officials said Monday.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Democrats Laud DNC Role for Transgender Official

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The first transgender person to be named to a Tennessee government board or commission has been named the official podium timekeeper at the Democratic National Convention.

Gore Not Attending Convention But Endorses Hillary Clinton

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Vice President Al Gore may not be attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, but he is for the first time endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

ECONOMY

As Fed Meets, No Rate Hike is Expected Until Late This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – On again. Off again. On again?

TECHNOLOGY

Verizon Buys Yahoo for $4.83B, Marking End of an Era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

What Verizon's Acquisition Means for Yahoo Users

NEW YORK (AP) – If you have a Yahoo email account or regularly visit services like Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, you might be wondering what will happen to the once-venerable brand once Verizon takes over.

Farewell to VCRs: Japanese Maker to Shelve Once-Hit Product

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it's yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 68 68 11,188
MORTGAGES 74 74 13,977
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 146 146 24,180
BANKRUPTCIES 77 77 8,509
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 23 3,794
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 137 137 13,594
MARRIAGE LICENSES 35 35 3,066

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