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VOL. 132 | NO. 17 | Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Grizzlies to Own, Operate D-League Team in Southaven

The Memphis Grizzlies next season will have an expansion NBA Development League team it will own and operate that will play its home games at the Landers Center in Southaven.

Planet Fitness Seeks $3.8M Permit for Former Imperial Lanes Site

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The vacant Imperial Lanes bowling alley on Summer Avenue is moving closer to redevelopment as a Planet Fitness gym.

MEI Survey: Strong Local Economy Ahead in ’17

The Memphis-area economy across several key sectors – construction, real estate, retail spending, and others – is continuing to improve.

Bronczek to Succeed Smith as FedEx President Feb. 1

David Bronczek will be promoted to the role of president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corp. 11 months ahead of schedule, the shipping giant announced Monday, Jan. 23.

Deannexation Group Gets Dollar Figures on Leaving Memphis

If South Cordova, Windyke and Southwind leave Memphis, the city should get to keep sales tax and property tax revenue generated by commercial properties in those three recently annexed areas.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present “The Bodyguard: The Musical” Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 24-29, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for show times and tickets.

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Last Word: The Grizz Farm Club Moves, Changing the NAACP and $15 An Hour

How many of you knew the Iowa Energy was what amounts to a minor league team connected to the Grizz? How many of you knew that before Wade Baldwin and Troy Williams got sent there last month?

Malone Takes Reins, Plans Changes At Memphis Branch NAACP

The Memphis branch of the NAACP has one full-time employee and is looking for a new executive director in what amounts to a major overhaul of the chapter as it marks its centennial year.

TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

Memphis Rep. Hardaway Proposes $15 Minimum Wage

NASHVILLE – A debate could be brewing in the General Assembly this session over increasing Tennessee’s minimum wage.

SPECIAL EDITION: Memphis Newsmakers – Sports

Youth Sports Boost Players’ Skills, Benefit Memphis’ Bottom Line

The baseball fields in January are relatively quiet, at least compared to March. That’s when 60 to 65 teams begin to make their way every weekend to the Gameday Baseball complex in Cordova, where tournaments are in high gear from March through October.

The Great Outdoors Still a Popular Destination for Mid-Southerners

While pro and college sports dominate local media coverage, the Mid-South remains a hotbed for outdoors activities such as hunting and fishing.

College Football Bowl Scene Changes, But AutoZone Liberty Bowl Endures

Step inside the East Memphis offices of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and the 58-year history of the game is captured in long, mirrored display cases featuring the helmets of every team to play in the game – from the simple crimson-and-white helmet of Alabama to the golden dome of Notre Dame.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Defining Your Legacy

When an organization captures your heart you think about how you can contribute to their work. You give of your time, resources and talents. You can also plan to continue your giving in the future, even when you’re gone. You can start at 20 years old or 70. Age is not a barrier.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Governor Taps Barnes to Head Human Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is tapping Danielle Whitworth Barnes as the state Department of Human Services commissioner.

Tennessee State Museum Under Audit After Director Gets Raise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State officials have authorized a special audit of Tennessee State Museum operations after its executive director received a 26 percent pay raise.

Tennessee Highway Lanes Closed After Sinkhole Opens

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities have closed all northbound lanes of a highway in east Tennessee after a 15-foot deep sinkhole opened up.

Country Star Crystal Gayle Inducted in Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country music legend Crystal Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, nearly a half-century after she first walked onto its stage to perform as a teenager.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi Casino Revenues Rise in December and All of 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi casinos ended 2016 on a high note, with revenue rising in both December and the year.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Moves to Pull US Out of Pacific-Rim Trade Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office.

Tillerson Heading for Confirmation as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.

CONSUMER NEWS

Sierra Nevada Brewery Issues 36-State Recall of Select Beers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle.

TECHNOLOGY

Samsung: Batteries Only Problem With Fire-Prone Note 7s

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Samsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 62 142 1,205
MORTGAGES 67 148 1,517
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 195 321 2,343
BANKRUPTCIES 51 111 890
BUSINESS LICENSES 40 67 393
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 66 139 916
MARRIAGE LICENSES 7 20 204

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