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VOL. 132 | NO. 10 | Friday, January 13, 2017

Dave & Buster's To Open In Cordova

The popular restaurant/sports bar/adult arcade Dave & Buster’s will join the likes of Ikea, Nordstrom Rack and Trader Joe’s on the list of popular franchises opening up first-time locations in the Bluff City.

Verso Names New CEO

Memphis-based Verso Corp. has named B. Christopher DiSantis as its new chief executive officer effective Feb. 1.

Shelby County Home Sales Prices Hit Record High

The Memphis and Shelby County housing market remained healthy in 2016, where a record high in average home sales prices and a 15-year low in foreclosures helped make the housing crisis of last decade seem more and more like a distant memory.

Local Mortgage Market Closes Out Strong 2016

Sam Goff, vice president of Independent Bank’s mortgage division, was already upbeat about the Memphis-area mortgage market as 2016 was only just getting under way.

Cardinals Caravan Stop Tonight in Memphis Cancelled

The St. Louis Cardinals have cancelled their scheduled Cardinals Caravan stop for tonight, Friday Jan. 13, at AutoZone Park, because of poor road conditions in Missouri between Memphis and St. Louis.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
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Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 55%

EVENTS

Volunteer 4 Memphis, a four-day service project hosted by Volunteer Memphis and United Way of the Mid-South in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will take place Friday through Monday, Jan. 13-16. The schedule includes Youth & Education Friday, Family & Friends Saturday, Service Sunday and Clean Up Monday. Visit volunteermemphis.org for volunteer ideas and opportunities for each day.

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Frayser Charter Seeks to Take Over Humes Prep Academy

Bobby White admits Humes Preparatory Academy is a “challenging situation.”

Last Word: Humes Next, Top ZIPs in Residential and Payback in the Legislature

Add Dave & Buster’s to the list of "it" retail hot spots. The restaurant-arcade has inked a lease in Cordova by Wolfchase Galeria with plans to open later this year, probably fourth quarter.

Strickland: Core Services Strategy Sustaining Momentum

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said his core services or “brilliant at the basics” strategy is working a year into his four-year term of office. But he told the Memphis Kiwanis Club Wednesday, Jan. 11, that the strategy will take some time and patience toward what he termed a “renaissance.”

Tennessee Lawmakers Act on Balanced Budget Convention to Curb ‘Crippling’ National Debt

Saying they can avoid a “runaway” convention for “crazy or radical ideas,” Republican state legislators are filing legislation calling for a convention of states in Nashville to adopt a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

SPORTS

CBU’s Mike Nienaber Enjoys the Wins, Survives the Losses

Mike Nienaber has won a lot of college basketball games. Recently, he bagged No. 300 as the coach at Christian Brothers University. Before that, he won 242 games for Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn.

Robinson’s Success Warrants Any Title He Wants

In the immediate aftermath of the Tennessee Titans’ turnaround season, Jon Robinson’s title was expanded to executive vice president and general manager.

Reese: Titans on Track to Match Early Success

Are the Tennessee Titans on the verge of a breakthrough? It seemed as much over the second half of the 2016 season – the meltdown at Jacksonville notwithstanding.

THE TIPPING POINT

Ossei-Anto Lifts Up Memphis Kids

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Theo Ossei-Anto knew he wanted to make a difference in education – but he says coming to Memphis was an unexpected adventure.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Bard’s Barbs

THE ENGLISH MAJOR RETORT. So here we are between the election – you remember the election – and the inauguration – you know, the upcoming event that even some of the Rockettes can’t raise a leg over – and we’re already exhausted.

Saving More – Can It Be Done?

Ray’s Take When you’re busy focusing on living your life, it’s easy to fall into spending habits that aren’t exactly consistent with your long-term goals. Marketing departments hire some very smart people who can get you to buy things that you didn’t even know you wanted!

STATEWIDE

Haslam: VW Adding Jobs in Tennessee Despite $4.3B Settlement

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says Volkswagen officials have assured him that the German automaker's expansion plans in Tennessee remain on track despite an agreement to pay $4.3 billion in federal criminal and civil fines.

Nashville Airport Sets Record With 13M Passengers in 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville International Airport has set a new record with nearly 13 million passengers in 2016. That's an increase of 1.3 million travelers, or 11 percent more than the previous year.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Harwell Challenger Matlock Replaced as Transportation Chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state lawmaker who tried to unseat Republican Beth Harwell as speaker of the House has been removed from his position as chairman of the Transportation Committee.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi Electric Rates Rise With Natural Gas Prices

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Customers of Mississippi's two private electric utilities will see higher bills in February as they pass through rebounding natural gas costs.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Congress Takes First Steps to Dismantle Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional Republicans are taking the first steps toward dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, facing pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to move quickly on a replacement.

Transcripts Show Fed Divided in 2011 Over Bond Purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) – Newly released transcripts show Federal Reserve officials were sharply divided in 2011 over whether the central bank should launch a program aimed at pushing long-term interest rates lower to spur economic growth.

US ECONOMY

US Budget Deficit Nearly Doubles in December From Year Ago

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. federal government's budget deficit rose from a year earlier for the second straight month, the latest sign of a rising financing gap.

TECHNOLOGY

Testing Wearable Sensors as 'Check Engine' Light for Health

WASHINGTON (AP) – A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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