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VOL. 130 | NO. 3 | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Council to Vote on Beale Street Tourism Authority

Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Jan. 6, on the creation of a Beale Street Tourism Development Authority to oversee the future of the entertainment district.

Keeping Time

Midtown watch shop sees brisk business in preservation

Memphis Mean Time, a full-service vintage and modern watch repair shop based in Cooper-Young, is hoping to complete a move in the next couple of months. The owners say they’re looking for a ground-floor space somewhere they can own, rather than rent.

AutoZone Park Unveils $6.5 Million Facelift

AutoZone Park’s makeover is now underway. When renovations are completed they will total about $6.5 million, with the St. Louis Cardinals contributing around $2 million in addition to the $4.5 million that was part of the deal that had the Cardinals purchasing the Memphis Redbirds last year and the Cardinals leasing the ballpark from the city.

Grizz Take Advantage of Knicks

While the New York Knicks were busy dismantling the wreckage that is the basketball franchise under the care of team president Phil Jackson, the Memphis Grizzlies simply wanted to grab the easy victory that had been set before them.

City Council Year Begins With Challenges

The Tuesday, Jan. 6, session of the Memphis City Council is the first council meeting of 2015 and with it the debut of council member Myron Lowery as council chairman for the next year, succeeding Jim Strickland in the leadership position.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southeast at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

Whitehaven Kiwanis Club will meet for a Dutch treat luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive, meeting rooms A and B. The topic is “Improving Community and Police Relations.” Email Calvin Burton at cburton615@hotmail.com or call 901-412-2757 for more information.

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GOVERNMENT AGENDA

January 6 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

The Preserve at Southwind Sells for $28 Million

7991 Capilano Drive, Memphis, TN 38125, Sale Amount: $28 million -
A team that includes Memphis-based Foegelman Venture Partners has sold The Preserve at Southwind apartment community for $28 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Media Coverage: More Than a Press Release

Will 2015 be the year your nonprofit is highlighted in news stories and feature pieces? Will those who could benefit from the work of your organization read about you in the newspaper, see a story on TV, or listen to an interview on the radio?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Deborah Tate Named Director of Tennessee Administrative Office of Courts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed former Federal Communications Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate as director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

REGIONAL

Corporate Tax Take Boosts Arkansas' Revenue in December

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A boost in corporate tax collections last month helped push Arkansas' revenue $44.1 million higher than predicted for the first half of the fiscal year, the state Department of Finance and Administration said Monday.

Tupelo Plans City-Wide Events to Celebrate Elvis Birthday

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – On Thursday, Tupelo launches a birthday celebration fit for the king of rock and roll.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Morgan Stanley Says Employee Stole Client Data

NEW YORK (AP) – An employee of Morgan Stanley's wealth management business stole information on about 350,000 clients and posted some of it on the Internet, the investment bank said Monday.

Carmakers Finish Strong in 2014; Are Even Better Days Ahead?

DETROIT (AP) – Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and a love affair with pickup trucks, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what's likely to be the highest level since 2006.

TECHNOLOGY

Raise Your Home's IQ: Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES Gadget Show

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on – perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for themselves, and make your life easier.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 122 17,665
MORTGAGES 82 150 20,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 151 334 36,150
BANKRUPTCIES 54 92 11,774
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 59 5,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 49 4,406

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