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VOL. 130 | NO. 13 | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wilson Air Expanding at Memphis International

Wilson Air Center is spreading its wings at Memphis International Airport.

Training Abroad

Semmes-Murphey program teaches neurosurgeons in Bosnia, Croatia

After growing up in Bosnia, going to medical school there and even training in neurosurgery there, Dr. Kenan Arnautovic had to go through training all over again when he came to the United States in 1994.

$42 Million Permit Sought for Target Distribution Center

A third-party vendor has applied for a $42 million building permit to build out Target’s planned Memphis online fulfillment center.

Council Approves Schools Deal, Appoints Boyd

Two weeks after they ignored a proposed $43.1 million settlement of the six-year old schools funding legal standoff, Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Jan. 20, approved a $41.8 million settlement with Shelby County Schools.

Hopson Proposes Expanding I-Zone, Restructuring Other Schools

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson proposed Tuesday, Jan. 20, two sets of school consolidations and reconfigurations for the school year to come across 14 schools, affecting more than 2,000 students.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
33.0°F
Fair
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 70%

EVENTS

The Association for Women Attorneys will host its 35th annual banquet and silent auction Thursday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $60 for AWA members, $70 for nonmembers and $40 for law students. RSVP to Keating Lowery at keatingl@lawrencerussell.com or 901-844-4438 by Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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Cohen Calls Tennessee Promise ‘A Fraud’

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis calls the Tennessee Promise last dollar scholarship program for community college and state technical centers “a fraud.”

Council Raises Concerns With Ikea Tax Breaks

The Economic Development Growth Engine board votes Wednesday, Jan. 21, on the $8 million payment in lieu of taxes for the Ikea retail store to open next year at Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway.

Regions Launches Digital Financial Education Game

Regions Bank has started the new year by adding something new to its collection of financial advice, guidance and educational materials for consumers.

NEWSMAKERS

Walter Awarded AAF Silver Medal

Ronald A. Walter, president and general manager of WREG-TV, has been chosen to receive AAF Memphis’ 2015 Silver Medal, the highest form of individual recognition given by local chapters of the American Advertising Federation. The annual award, which honors an exceptional leader for a career of outstanding accomplishment and contribution in the industry, will be presented at AAF Memphis’ luncheon Jan. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Selling Professional Services

Architects, lawyers, engineers, accountants and consultants: I am betting you didn’t get into the professional services field because you have a natural affinity for sales. It is more likely that the mere thought of selling makes your stomach turn a bit and, as a result, you probably make very little time for it.

MEMPHIS AREA

Helicopter Crew Family Members Receiving Award Thursday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Family members of three crew members killed when a medical helicopter crashed in West Tennessee in 2013 will receive awards in their honor this week.

STATEWIDE

Volkswagen Eyes Downtown Chattanooga Welcome Center

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen is eying a prime riverfront location in downtown Chattanooga for a new $12 million welcome center.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart Launches Cash Pickup Option for Tax Refunds

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart is launching a service allowing customers to pick up their tax refunds in cash at all stores nationwide.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Supreme Court Won't Hear Dispute Over Debit Card Fees

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions.

Justices Debate Judicial Candidates' Campaign Appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving candidates for elected state and local judgeships.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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