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VOL. 131 | NO. 14 | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Crosstown High School Draft Proposal Unveiled

Tentative plans for a Crosstown High School surfaced Tuesday, Jan. 19, after months of behind-the-scenes discussions.

City Council Approves Colonial Conversion, Vintage Trolley Purchase

One of two golf courses at Colonial Country Club would give way to houses under a planned development approved Tuesday, Jan. 19, by the Memphis City Council.

Strickland Proposes Mediation in Greensward Controversy

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is asking leaders of the Memphis Zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy to enter voluntary mediation over parking in the Overton Park Greensward.

DHL Triples Space in New Memphis Service Center

International shipping provider DHL is undergoing a Memphis growth spurt and has expanded a service center to meet growing need.

Last Word: Time and The Greensward, Crosstown High and Race and Sports

Remember how the schools merger story of about five years ago would change by the hour at times? That story has met its equal in what is becoming the first major challenge of the new Strickland administration at City Hall – the Overton Park Greensward.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
55.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 47%

EVENTS

World Series of Poker returns to Horseshoe Tunica, 1021 Casino Center Drive, from Thursday, Jan. 21, to Feb. 1. The schedule features 12 official WSOP Circuit events. The winner of the main event (Jan. 29-30) will earn a free entry into the 2016 WSOP National Championship. Visit wsop.com for details and entry fees.

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First Horizon CEO: 2015 Was a ‘Very Good Year’

The top brass at First Tennessee Bank’s parent company kicked off their first quarterly earnings presentation to analysts in 2016 with frequent allusion to some favorite themes.

Grizzlies Notebook: Conley ‘In Rhythm’ In 1st Game Back

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley had a simple goal for his first game back: “I just wanted to not mess up anything, to keep everybody involved and still pick and choose my spots to be aggressive.”

NCRM Forum on Sports and Race Features Lively Dialogue

Professional athletes pay a price when they speak out on issues outside of or larger than the games they play.

Clean Memphis, Chamber Work to Spruce Up City

Janet Boscarino’s career in business development had her traveling frequently. And while she always enjoyed coming home, one thing stood out that she hated: the amount of litter she saw across Memphis, especially compared to some of the cities she visited for business.

NEWSMAKERS

Sledge Joins Paragon Private Banking Team

Julia Sledge has joined Paragon Bank as portfolio manager in private banking. Sledge has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, holding leadership positions at both Union Planters Bank and Cadence Bank. In her new role, she’ll provide service and support to Paragon’s private banking team.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Money Matters

There’s an issue that keeps popping up over and over again. I’ve got to be honest. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. And, I’ve heard it from so many people lately, I’m fired up about it.

Mounting Consumer Expectations

This column is the 10th in an 11-part series on the Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends. Check back for the remainder of the series and a deep dive into each of these trends.

Father Don’s Legacy: Planting Seeds of Hope

It is said that the future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope. This saying rings true in the life of Rev. Donald Mowery, and is lived out through his decades of commitment to youth in Memphis and across the country.

STATEWIDE

Wintry Mix Expected to Hit Across Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it is ready for a forecast that calls for a wintry mix of precipitation to fall across the state.

Knox Slaying Case Sets Legal Precedent in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has used a Knox County murder case to rule that an autopsy report can serve as evidence in a trial, even when the report's author isn't available to testify.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Faced With Array of Risks, CEOs Increasingly Pessimistic

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Facing a cocktail of risks from the economic slowdown in China to the rise of the Islamic State group, chief executives around the world are more pessimistic about the global economy than at any time in three years — a development that has the potential to seriously affect their investment and growth plans.

Delta Posts $980 Million 4Q Profit on Lower Fuel Prices

DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel thanks to falling oil prices helped Delta Air Lines earn $980 million in the fourth quarter despite lower revenue than a year ago.

REAL ESTATE

US Homebuilder Confidence Held Steady in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confidence among U.S. home builders held steady in January even though builders' expectations about future sales dipped slightly.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 95 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 11 8,315
BUILDING PERMITS 200 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 122 13,226
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 58 4,900

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