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VOL. 130 | NO. 201 | Thursday, October 15, 2015

DMC Eyes More PILOTs for ‘High-Impact’ Development

The proposed Midtown mixed-use development at McLean Boulevard and Union Avenue has turned a corner with newly approved tax breaks.

Curb Market Set to Open In Midtown

A new market for locally sourced meat and produce, which brings a sense of heritage to its name and operation, is set to arrive in Midtown before the end of the year.

With Both Teams Ranked, Ole Miss-Memphis Matchup is High-Stakes Game

Not only did University of Memphis athletics director Tom Bowen lead the charge to hand out doughnuts to Tigers students waiting in line for Ole Miss game tickets, he offered them the opportunity to buy extra tickets so as to expand the student section at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Mayor-Elect Jim Strickland Names Transition Co-Chairs

Three business and community leaders are set to lead Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland’s transition team in the 10-week run-up to when he takes office.

Long-Awaited Artesian Opens on Riverside

Despite being unfinished and empty for six years, the 16-story building at the corner of Riverside and Channel 3 drives has remained a landmark in the Downtown skyline.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
90.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

AARP Cordova Chapter will meet Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cordova branch library, 8457 Trinity Road. Walgreens representatives will speak about immunizations, Medicare, other pharmacy-related topics and services for seniors. Guests are welcome. Email fmyers912@yahoo.com for details.

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Downtown Memphis Artspace Project Wins $200K Grant

The South Main Artspace Lofts got a big boost from the Downtown Memphis Commission in an “extraordinary” grant that went beyond the parameters of its established financial incentive programs.

Fallon, Richards to Attend Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards will be among the attendees at this weekend’s Memphis Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Hattiloo Forum Explores Black Generation Gap

Always looking for a good topic of conversation, Hattiloo Theatre founder Ekundayo Bandele decided to put a group of millennials and active senior citizens together.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Home… Free?

Ray’s Take Wikipedia defines a mortgage-burning party as a 20th-century American custom that is the ritual burning of a paid-off mortgage document by homeowners often including a party in which extended family and friends are invited to celebrate.

‘Order in the Lobby!’

TAMPA, FLA. – “Inspiring architecture complements the warm palette and modern touches of the new Le Meridien Tampa.” Thus begins an online promo for the building I am sitting in – a century-old federal court building that’s been transformed into an unusual boutique hotel.

Posturing Against Supreme Court Is a Waste of Money

Legislation rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling faces major constitutional questions and, if passed, could put a financial burden on Tennessee taxpayers.

REGIONAL NEWS

'Report Card' Gives Mississippi River Basin a D+

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A report card is out on the Mississippi River basin, and the grade is not good: a D+, with an aging transportation infrastructure topping the list of concerns.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Tax Collections Beat Projections by $117M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's general fund tax collections have beaten projections by $117 million through the first two months of the budget year.

Embattled New Tennessee Logo Gets Trademark Approved

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's embattled new Tennessee logo has finally received approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

STATEWIDE

Officials to Consider Resolution to Fly Confederate Flag

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials will consider a resolution next week to fly the Confederate flag on top of the Greene County courthouse.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Car Buying Fuels Bump in September Retail Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent cautiously at retailers in September, with stepped-up spending for cars, clothes and restaurants tempered by sales declines for gasoline, building materials and online outlets.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 86 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 332 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 50 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 94 3,867

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