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VOL. 129 | NO. 209 | Monday, October 27, 2014

County Commission Differences Remain

Shelby County Commissioners still have a problem with each other. And the problem at the center of all of the complexities of what are normally routine items remains a Democratic county commissioner elected chairman in September with the votes of all six Republican commissioners and himself.

Hard Rock Priority

International company eyes Memphis for hotel property

When Hard Rock Café opened in the late 1990s at Beale and Hernando streets it was a late realization of a brand-specific goal city leaders had pursued while The Pyramid was being built in the late 1980s.

Two Charter Groups Bow Out of New ASD Schools

Two veteran Memphis charter school operators announced Monday, Oct. 27, that they are bowing out of plans to operate new schools in the state-run Achievement School District next year.

Redbirds Family Loses Former Player

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a top prospect who played for the Memphis Redbirds the past two seasons, was killed in a car accident on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.

Memphis Economic Indicator Finds Optimism

The latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, found a downward trend in sentiment measured by almost all of the survey’s six standard questions.

Local Weather
Currently
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81.0°F
Thunderstorm in Vicinity
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 58%

EVENTS

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will hold a presentation and public hearing on the 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan Monday, Oct. 27, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library meeting room A, 3030 Poplar Ave. Visit tn.gov/environment/solid-waste to review the draft plan.

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Porter-Leath Extends Reach of Books From Birth

Each month, the Shelby County Books from Birth program distributes more than 39,000 books via the mail to homes with children age 5 and younger. It’s an impressive effort.

I Choose Memphis: Edward C-W Harper IV

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

October 27 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS

Succession Plan Charts Future For Linkous Construction

As children, Jamie and Rusty Linkous used to hop in the family vehicle with their parents, R.E. and Clare Linkous, and visit work sites, watching firsthand the hard work their parents put into altering the built landscape of the city.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Key Tools for the Backend of Innovation

Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation and development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era.

MEMPHIS AREA

Grizzlies Part of Crowded Western Conference Race

Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Magazine Names 'Best' State Parks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several Tennessee State Parks have been named "Best" in Tennessee by readers of The Tennessee Magazine.

Attorney General Names Blumstein Solicitor General

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has selected Andree Sophia Blumstein to be his solicitor general.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Proctor & Gamble Taking Out its Batteries

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.

Out-of-Patience Investors Sell Off Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud — even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits.

Ford Profit Falls in Third Quarter on Truck Costs

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford's new aluminum-sided F-150 will be a lot lighter and more efficient when it goes on sale later this year. But for now it's a serious drag on profits.

REAL ESTATE

US New-Home Sales Close to Flat in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.

HEALTH CARE

WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Ready in 2015

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

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

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