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VOL. 130 | NO. 199 | Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Shelby County Commission Continues Quest for Legal Autonomy

Shelby County commissioners have hired an attorney in their continued exploration of retaining their own permanent legal counsel independent of the county attorney’s office.

2016 Elections Already Taking Shape

Back in September, when the Memphis mayor’s race was still a race, Shelby County General Sessions Court clerk Ed Stanton walked out of his office at the Shelby County Courthouse, crossed both cratered and potholed lanes of Washington Avenue, entered the Shelby County Election Commission offices and kicked off the 2016 campaign season.

Collierville Sites Being Groomed to Attract Industrial Development

Cartwright Farms in the Collierville Commerce Center is a 165-acre lot well positioned for new industrial activity.

College Football Notebook: For Once, Vols on Right Side of Comeback

After three times blowing double-digit leads this season, the University of Tennessee Volunteers rallied from a 21-point deficit to upset Georgia 38-31 on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Bring It Food Hub Looks To Expand Reach and Participants

Operating adjacent to Trolley Stop Market, at 694 Madison Ave., a food-focused nonprofit has just kicked off the fall season of its work connecting Memphians to healthy food from local farms.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
65.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: from the Southwest at 16.1 gusting to 23.0 mph
Humidity: 27%

EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Tuesday, Oct. 13, through Oct. 18 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

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Memphis Mayoral Transition Begins

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

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Belz Sells Champion Hills Office Building for $7.8M

3725 Champion Hills Drive, Memphis, TN 38125, Sale Amount: $7.8 million -
Belz Enterprises made another big real estate deal on the tail of its recent announcement to redevelop the corner of McLean Boulevard and Union Avenue into a mixed-use development.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Keys to Unlocking Board Involvement

Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series. The vitality of a nonprofit lies with its board members. Their individual and collective action, engagement and clarity of mission make a difference in the world. In this final installment of our interview with Lisa Hoffman we share her thoughts regarding the important work of a nonprofit board.

Puerto Rico Provides Tropical Alternative

It’s October. You’re probably thinking pumpkins, crisp weather, football, campfires and weekends away to view the beautiful changing leaves.

STATEWIDE

9 Apply to Fill Vacancy on Tennessee Supreme Court

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Three appeals judges appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam are among the nine applicants to fill a vacancy on the bench of Tennessee's highest court.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Bill Seeks to Curtail Teaching of 'Religious Doctrine'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A state Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation that would ban teaching Tennessee public school students "religious doctrine" until they're in high school.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Economists Still Expect Rate Hike Before End of 2015

NEW YORK (AP) – A survey of business economists finds that a majority still expect the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates before the end of the year, with the broader economy expected to grow at a slightly faster pace in 2015 than previously forecast.

Dell Buying EMC in $67 Billion Bet on Data Storage

NEW YORK (AP) – Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market.

HEALTH CARE

Dissolving Stent for Heart Arteries Passes First Large Test

Now you see it, now you don't. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 20,821
MORTGAGES 44 44 24,405
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 8,610
BUILDING PERMITS 196 196 42,533
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 13,957
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 56 56 13,567
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 23 5,092

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