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VOL. 131 | NO. 210 | Thursday, October 20, 2016

Airbnb Regulations Stripped of ‘Red Tape’

For several weeks, the coming of a city ordinance regulating Airbnbs looked like the model of how to achieve political compromise and consensus with the City Council brokering the process.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Beale Sweep

A federal appeals court has confirmed that an eight-year-old Memphis Police Department policy of clearing the Beale Street entertainment district after 3 a.m. is unconstitutional.

Trustmark Centre Building Sells for $14.5 Million

An office building at 5350 Poplar Ave. in the prime East Memphis office submarket has been sold.

United Way Mid-South is Building a Network of Agencies to Fight Poverty

Memphis has a poverty problem, a problem that exists despite thousands of human service agencies at work in the region, and United Way Mid-South having interaction with some 650,000 people last year.

Last Word: Early Voting Lines, Bank Moves, and Death of the Hi-Tone Mural

Dodgers vs. Cubs or Trump vs. Clinton on your Wednesday evening. – We live in a land of choices … and screen within a screen technology.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southeast at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 78%

EVENTS

National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Themed “And Justice for All,” the award ceremony will honor six individuals for their contributions to civil and human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, and will be followed by the gala celebration. Individual tickets start at $200. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org or call 901-525-3214.

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First TN Bank Focuses On Growth With New Hires

“Growing the business” is a mantra executives of First Tennessee Bank’s parent company have repeated often in recent weeks.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Driving Into Western Ovens

Sitting next to the pool at Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip I couldn’t help but laugh at all the times I’ve heard people say “Oh, but it’s a dry heat” when talking about summers in Las Vegas.

Sisterpact Fighting Breast Cancer One Promise at a Time

July 3, 2008: the day my life changed forever. I was actually at work that day, expecting a phone call from my doctor. I had a biopsy done days earlier and was waiting for the results.

BCBS Bombshell Leaves Insurance Seekers in Bind

Nashville resident Jennifer Murray is caught in the snare of uncertainty looming over Tennessee health insurance coverage.

Courtroom Couplet

One of my I Swear Crossword test-solvers – a male musician from San Francisco by way of New York City – wrote, with regard to the current puzzle, “I don’t think I understand the quip.” 

MEMPHIS AREA

BancorpSouth Merger Deals Extended

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — BancorpSouth's proposed merger deals with Central Community Corp. and Ouachita Bancshares Corp. have been extended until Dec. 31 of next year.

REGIONAL NEWS

Though Banned From City Hall, Tennessee Man Runs for Mayor

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — He's banned from City Hall by a court restraining order but that's not stopping a man from running for mayor of a Tennessee city.

Arkansas Medical Pot Opponents Launch First TV Ad

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Opponents of medical marijuana efforts in Arkansas have begun airing their first television ads against the ballot measures, as state law enforcement officials warn they'll need more funding if medical pot is legalized.

Northwest Arkansas Paramedics in Short Supply

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A mock-up of an ambulance filled one corner of the classroom and simulated hospital rooms took up the opposite wall, but Grant Wilson's students one recent morning were focused on the 3-inch-thick books in front of them simply labeled "Paramedic Textbook."

US ECONOMY

US Home Construction Fell 9 Percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders pulled back on construction for a second straight month in September, with a plunge in apartments offsetting gains in single-family homes. Building activity was weak in all parts of the country except the Midwest.

US Economy Grew a Bit Faster in September, Fed Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth accelerated slightly as summer ended and fall began, supported by modest hiring, an uptick in consumer spending, and steady homebuilding, according to the Federal Reserve.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 296 17,839
MORTGAGES 83 360 20,786
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 161 671 36,487
BANKRUPTCIES 46 192 11,874
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 96 5,656
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 175 12,208
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 92 4,449

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