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VOL. 131 | NO. 30 | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Parkside at Shelby Farms Proposal Goes to LUCB

A plan to build three mixed-use apartment towers and garden apartments on the northern border of Shelby Farms Park goes to the Land Use Control Board Thursday, Feb. 11.

Shelby County Home Sales Slow in January

After closing out 2015 on a high note, Shelby County home sales are off to a slow start this year.

Mortgage Market Sees Small January Dip

Shelby County’s mortgage market kicked off 2016 reflecting a bit of the backwards step other sectors of the economy, such as the stock market, have taken in recent weeks.

McMullen Takes on Public Sector Challenges as City’s Legal Chief

Bruce McMullen remembers his hometown of Sparta, Georgia, as small, about 3,000 people.

MATA Changes Target Frayser and Southeast Memphis

The public’s first chance to comment Tuesday, Feb. 9, on a set of 35 interim changes to Memphis’ bus schedule sounded like an auction.

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EVENTS

Crosstown Arts and The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and signing with Ed Tarkington, author of “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at Crosstown Arts’ Story Booth, 438 N. Cleveland St. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

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Former President Clinton to Campaign in Whitehaven

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Former President Bill Clinton will be in Memphis Thursday, Feb. 11, to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential contender and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Gasol Just Did What We Really Wanted – Played

We want our pro athletes tough and, if possible, indestructible. Makes us feel like they’re actually entitled to their millions. It works out well for everyone. Player wins. Team wins. Fans win.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Medical Center Apartments Sell for $9.7 Million

810 Washington Ave., Memphis, TN 38105 -
An apartment complex in the Memphis Medical Center has sold for $9.7 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Focus On Qualities When Hiring Leaders

If you know what you’re searching for, then look where you’re most likely to find it. That sounds too simple to be good advice, but it is.

Show Me the Bread – Two Slices, Please

“Dictionaries are mazes in which judges are soon lost.” Thus said Judge Richard Posner (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) in a review of “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts” by Justice Antonin Scalia and legal lexicographer Bryan Garner.

Teachers Wary of Haslam’s Push For Increased Pay

Pushing a budget with more than $100 million for K-12 teacher pay raises, Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee is taking education to new levels by raising standards, linking teacher evaluations to student performance and expanding education options.

STATEWIDE

Jack Daniel Distillery Announces $140 Million Expansion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that the historic Jack Daniel Distillery is planning a $140 million expansion project to help meet global demand for prized Tennessee Whiskey.

US ECONOMY

Yellen: Persistent Economic Weakness Could Slow Rate Hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy's growth and slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Burger King's Next Conquest: Hot Dog King

NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Federal Budget in Black for January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a budget surplus in January of $55.2 billion, helped by a timing quirk that shifted benefit payments to December.

TECHNOLOGY

Computer As Driver? 'Yes' From Feds Boosts Self-Driving Cars

DETROIT (AP) — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided.

Twitter Tweaks its Timeline in Pursuit of More Users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 42 153 1,863
MORTGAGES 67 233 2,361
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 242 622 4,027
BANKRUPTCIES 50 179 1,665
BUSINESS LICENSES 36 75 692
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 84 277 2,232
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 50 305

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