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VOL. 131 | NO. 13 | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Overton Park Conservancy Hires Trio of Firms For Park Traffic Study

The Overton Park Conservancy has hired a trio of firms led by the design firm Looney Ricks Kiss to recommend solutions to the park’s traffic flow and parking problems.

Outside the Box

Southwest Tennessee Community College is opening its new Whitehaven Center on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The building, which accommodates nearly 2,000 students at 1234 Finley Road off Elvis Presley Boulevard, is seeing new life following its run as a Kroger store that closed in 2011.

Snapshots: St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen

Parishioners and volunteers distribute meals in near-freezing temperatures at the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, a St. Mary’s Catholic Church ministry that has been operating continuously in Downtown Memphis since 1870.

Wright CEO: Merger Fuels Growth

In the wake of the closing of its merger with Tornier N.V., a global medical device company headquartered in Amsterdam that makes and markets joint replacement and soft tissue repair devices, Wright Medical Group Inc. has transformed itself into a high-growth extremities and biologics company.

Last Word: No Bern, Say No More and The Daily Mail Comes For A Visit

Democratic presidential contender and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders didn’t make it the city after all following the weekend’s debate among the Democratic presidential contenders.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
41.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Northeast at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 65%

EVENTS

SCORE Memphis will host a business essentials workshop titled “Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business?” Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Germantown Community Library, 1925 Exeter Road. Cost is free; pre-registration required. Visit scorememphis.org.

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Council Members Settle In To New Assignments

Memphis City Council members file the last of the paperwork Tuesday, Jan. 19, from the 2015 elections to put City Hall’s power transition on record.

Saban Is Tops, Busch Upgrades, Grizz 100-1

I really don’t like the debates about the greatest player or coach. But it was unavoidable this past week after Alabama won its fourth national championship under Nick Saban (his fifth, having also won as coach at LSU).

EMPHASIS Education

Sea Isle Signs

Hearing-impaired join classmates through inclusion program

By the numbers, Sea Isle Elementary has 36 students out of 517 who are hearing-impaired or deaf. Some are as young as 3 years old. Some are fifth-graders who in August will leave the East Memphis campus and their status as “Islanders” for the new frontier of middle school.

School Guide Helps Parents Navigate Choices

After five years of historic change in Shelby County public education, the traditional labels of “public” and “private” schools don’t adequately describe the range of options available to parents.

Daush Eyes Next Career Chapter

On one hand, a long journey in the education profession will come to an end this spring for Barbara Daush.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

First Building Permit Pulled For Crosstown Concourse Build-Out

495 N. Watkins St., Memphis, TN 38104 -
The Church Health Center is the first Crosstown Concourse founding partner to begin its build-out.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

January 19 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Building A Fundraising Team

This is the fourth in a series focused on the prerequisites for fundraising success.

Fort Lauderdale for Beach, Adventure

Fort Lauderdale screams “Hello Sunny,” but the tourism slogan isn’t necessary to get the point across for visitors once they arrive. It’s undeniable when stepping out from the airport to prepare for a few days in this South Florida hotspot.

MEMPHIS AREA

Bend and a Beer: Yoga Classes and Craft Breweries Team Up

MIAMI (AP) — Call it detox and retox: Around the country, yogis are jumping up from savasana and hopping onto a barstool as yoga classes are making their way into breweries.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Netflix Chief Says 2016 Will Bring Emphasis on Family Shows

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Netflix says it will make a special effort to produce programming for children and families, with the streaming service offering 20 new programs in the category this year led by the Feb. 26 premiere of the "Fuller House" remake.

US ECONOMY

Insider Q&A: Allianz Strategist Hooper on Market Turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year was the stock market's first down year since 2008, and this year has opened with a thud. The market is down 8 percent in the first two weeks of trading, the worst start to a year ever.

Get Used to it: Big Drops for Stocks are Back Again

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, this is scary. Stock prices plunged again Friday and are down 8 percent in just two weeks, an unprecedented slide for a start of a year.

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PROPERTY SALES 78 307 21,073
MORTGAGES 82 330 24,691
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 0 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 60 237 14,139
BUSINESS LICENSES 17 75 6,476
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 114 13,625
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 77 5,146

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