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VOL. 130 | NO. 198 | Monday, October 12, 2015

Memphis Mayoral Transition Begins

The transition at City Hall begins this week from Mayor A C Wharton to Mayor-elect Jim Strickland.

Music Legacy

Newman takes reins at Blues Foundation

When Barbara Newman took over as president and CEO of The Blues Foundation, it was her first job in the music industry.

Five City Council Races Destined for Runoffs

The identity of the Memphis City Council that will take office in January with six new members was still in flux at the end of a very long and frustrating Oct. 8 election night.

US Cold Storage Latest Growth For Tipton County

Phil Coles remembers one job interview in particular as he was hiring for the new United States Cold Storage plant in Covington, Tenn.

Vet Clinic Proposed For Binghampton Corner

A new veterinary clinic at the northwest corner of Sam Cooper Boulevard and Tillman Street will keep the lights on 24/7 and hopefully direct activity to Memphis’ less-trafficked Binghampton core.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
82.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southwest at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

Touchdown Club of Memphis will meet Monday, Oct. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is the guest speaker. Cost is $60. Visit tdcmemphis.com.

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County Commission Weighs Apartment Conditions

After a tour last week of three apartment complexes owned by Global Ministries Foundation, Shelby County Commissioners vote Monday. Oct. 12, on a resolution that asks GMF to show what it is doing to improve conditions at Goodwill Village Apartments, Tulane Apartments and Warren Apartments.

I Choose Memphis: Tiffani Couisnard

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

October 12 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS

Sue Layman Designs Brings Color to Life

Sue Layman Lightman enjoyed her career in the public relations industry.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Culture is The Key Indicator Of Innovation

An odd dynamic is taking place among the C-suite of many companies. They demand more innovation from the organization without really knowing what that means and the implications it has for the organization.

STATEWIDE

Small School District Closes Due to Financial Woes

A small, financially struggling school district in northern Tennessee has canceled classes for its 1,150 students until officials can find a way to generate more revenue.

REGIONAL NEWS

Permanent Replacement Sought for Ousted Ole Miss Chancellor

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — College Board trustees begin interviewing candidates next week to find a permanent replacement for a popular chancellor at the University of Mississippi who the board forced out by declining to renew his contract.

Tupelo Main Street Progress Ahead of Schedule

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association said significant progress will be made on the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail in the coming weeks.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart Names Executive with International Wing as Next CFO

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart named Brett Biggs, an executive in its international division, as its next chief financial officer Friday.

2 Fed Officials Think Data Will Justify Rate Hike This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a question whose answer seems to be in constant flux: When will the Federal Reserve finally raise interest rates?

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 280 9,849
MORTGAGES 105 287 11,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 28 1,662
BUILDING PERMITS 0 328 20,638
BANKRUPTCIES 43 162 6,599
BUSINESS LICENSES 38 90 3,529
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 79 4,062
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 79 2,258

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