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VOL. 129 | NO. 200 | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Horizon Sells to Mississippi Developer for $13.5 Million

A Mississippi-based developer has acquired the uncompleted Horizon condominium tower overlooking the Mississippi River in Downtown.

Tourette Help

UTHSC clinical study offers hope for Tourette symptoms

In sports talk radio, questions are a good thing. They don’t have to bring solutions, after all, just open the gates to discussion and debate.

New Daily Deals Service Expands Into Memphis

A new daily deals service that has longtime Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak as its spokesman is preparing to expand into Memphis.

Commission Approves Committee Slate

With very little discussion, Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, Oct. 13, chairman Justin Ford’s slate of committee assignments for the next year.

Shelby County Mortgage Activity Flat in Third Quarter

The third quarter was a pretty quiet period for mortgage brokers, based on activity during the period and a comparison to what was happening at this time last year.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
86.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 53%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Food Truck Garden Party Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include local food trucks, live music and a cash bar. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Three Companies Seek PILOTs for Projects

Three companies – including a wing of Memphis-based FedEx – are considering investing more than $25 million in Memphis for new distribution operations that would create 272 new jobs.

Garrison Charts New Course for MATA

The new president of the Memphis Area Transit Authority wants more collaboration with groups that have ideas about where the city’s bus system can gain passengers while keeping those riders who depend on the bus system.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Acura of Memphis Owner Buys Dealership, Land

2611 Ridgeway Road, 6055-6085 Acura Cove, Memphis, TN 38119, Sale Amount: $12.4 million -
The owner of Acura of Memphis has paid $12.4 million for the East Memphis dealership and 25 acres of land.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Two Quotes to Inform Your Leadership

This week we heard two expressions we are compelled to share with you, our readers. They are “The Fooling Yourself Theory” and “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness.”

Bringing Innovation to Innovation

Notes from a keynote by John Kao, BEI 2014, Las Vegas

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Voters to Decide on Income Tax Amendment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – In a few weeks, Tennesseans will vote on a constitutional amendment to bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Review Site Yelp Battles Extortion Claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones.

McDonald's Invites Questions About Its Food

NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama and the Midterms: What's At Stake?

WASHINGTON (AP) – For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo.

HEALTH CARE

Poll: Many Insured Struggle With Medical Bills

WASHINGTON (AP) – They have health insurance, but still no peace of mind. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured adults say they doubt they could pay for a major unexpected illness or injury.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 286 16,478
MORTGAGES 95 347 19,032
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 569 33,695
BANKRUPTCIES 59 183 10,920
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 77 5,275
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 97 3,964

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