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VOL. 130 | NO. 192 | Friday, October 2, 2015

Controversial Taser Contract Canceled

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton announced Thursday, Oct. 1, that a controversial contract between Taser International and The Carter Malone Group has been canceled by “mutual consent” of both parties.

Earlier Conversions Leave Lessons for Foote Homes Project

The coming redevelopment of Foote Homes will be different from previous public housing conversions, incorporating lessons learned from relocating residents.

Raleigh’s Kennedy Park is ‘the Heart’ of Wolf River Greenway

Charles Flink, the design consultant for the Wolf River Greenway, calls it “a season of construction” – seven segments of the 20-mile Wolf River Greenway in Shelby County are wrapping up their design work and set to begin a three-year construction phase.

City Divisions To Relocate As Memphis Trims Its Footprint

The city of Memphis is trimming its footprint with plans to consolidate municipal departments in three buildings across the city.

Former Highwoods COO Retires, Then Promptly Starts New Career in Memphis

Mike Harris’ idea of retirement doesn’t involve the golf course, free time or carefree travel.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
60.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 42%

EVENTS

Circuit Playhouse will present the regional premiere of “Carrie the Musical” Friday, Oct. 2, through Oct. 25 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

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Taser Contract Controversy Endures As Election Day Nears

As the city of Memphis closed in on buying body cameras and other associated technology for its police department, the inner circle around Memphis Mayor A C Wharton was concerned.

SPORTS

After Trying to Just Fit In, Jeff Green Looks to Make Bigger Impact on Grizz

Center Marc Gasol looks at Jeff Green and sees what does not exist anywhere else on the Grizzlies’ veteran, often plodding, roster.

Times Are Good. Try To Enjoy it, Memphis.

Someday, Vince Carter is going to be in basketball’s Hall of Fame. But recently, he was all about that college football.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Mining Crap

SO MUCH CRAP. SO LITTLE TIME.

Cohen Raises Questions About Fairness of Hiring Practices

The last time you applied for a job, you probably assumed your application and resume were the only things your future employer used to make a decision about whether or not to hire you. Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have been working on a project that may change your mind on this idea.

MEMPHIS AREA

US Attorney Stanton Appears Before Senate Committee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The office of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says Edward Stanton III has appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee as it reviews his qualifications for District Court judge.

STATEWIDE

Rideshare Service Lyft to Locate Operations in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A San Francisco-based rideshare service is investing more than $5 million to locate its new operations in Nashville and create 380 jobs in Davidson County.

Group Says Schools Stall Records Request on Islam Curriculum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Christian-based advocacy group says several Tennessee school districts haven't complied with its open records request about Islam curriculum being taught in public schools.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ From Omaha to Chicago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra will cut about 1,500 jobs, or approximately 30 percent of its global, office-based workforce, and move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha, Nebraska, the company said Thursday.

US Manufacturing Barely Expands as Global Economy Slows

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded at their slowest pace in two years last month, held back by faltering global growth and cutbacks in oil and gas drilling.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 95 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 12 19 8,323
BUILDING PERMITS 200 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 122 13,226
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 85 13,080
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 58 4,900

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