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VOL. 130 | NO. 209 | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ASD Considers Five Schools, Three Charters

The state-run Achievement School District is considering taking in up to five failing Memphis schools as part of its operations in the 2016-17 school year – all to be run by charter school operators.

Tanger Southaven Expected To Drive More DeSoto County Retail

At its grand opening Nov. 20, Tanger Outlets Southaven mall will finally see light after years of development.

FrontDesk Connect Brings Concierge to App

Imagine toting luggage up a hotel elevator and down a corridor to the room, only to find that the key doesn’t work. Carrying bags back down to the lobby to get a new key is an inconvenience at best and downright pain at worst, especially if carrying a couple of bags, maybe a cranky child or two and hurrying to head back out on the town for dinner.

Shelby County Election Commission Changes Preparations Following Tabulation Issues

The 2015 Memphis elections are in the books as the Shelby County Election Commission certified the results Friday, Oct. 28.

Memphis Groups Sell City in Big Apple

It’s a special week for Memphis in the Big Apple. Ballet Memphis, the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greater Memphis Chamber and Choose901 are spending this week in New York City in hopes of putting the Bluff City’s best foot forward to attract visitors and attention.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
63.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 70%

EVENTS

Germantown Neighborhood Preservation Commission will hold the free Neighborhood Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. Mayor Mike Palazzolo is the keynote speaker. For details, email saharris@germantown-tn.gov or call 901-757-7203.

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Dress for Success Gives ‘Extra Push’ Many Women Need

Tyria Perkins knows things have changed. A lot. “As an ex-hiring manager myself, it’s totally different now,” said Perkins, the professional women’s group coordinator for Dress for Success Memphis. “Back in my day, slacks were totally unacceptable for a job interview.”

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Trinity Ridge Business Center Sells for $16M

7730, 7740, 7750, 7760, 7866 Trinity Road, Cordova, TN 38018, Sale Amount: $16 million -
California-based Corsair Boulevard LLC, affiliated with Libitzky Property Cos., has purchased the Trinity Ridge Business Center in Cordova for $16 million, according to a special warranty deed signed Oct. 15.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Can You Afford To Apply For A Large Grant?

Big money attracts big dreams. Imagine what your organization could do with a large sum of money. Large could be $25,000 or it could be $25 million. It all depends on your operating budget. Whether you say “yes” to big money, or turn down an opportunity can impact your organization – and Memphis – for years to come. Learn three questions to ask before making a decision.

Check Your Passport Before Traveling

A couple of weeks ago, my family drove north across the border into Canada. We had our passports ready, and after a few basic questions we were granted entry and drove along our way.

Rally Tally

Having promoted the necessity of a solid GDP report from China to secure recent gains, I am happy to assert that, according to the data, the Chinese economy remains aloft…which was all the market needed to hear.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Electric Co-Op Tax Break Deemed Unconstitutional

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Attorney General has issued an opinion saying that a tax break for electric cooperatives violates the state constitution.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

No Fed Rate Hike Likely Yet As It Monitors Global Pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) – Not long ago, it seemed a sure bet: The Federal Reserve would raise interest rates by year's end. Fed Chair Janet Yellen herself said she expected it.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Economists See Modest Q4 Growth, Fewer Firms Giving Raises

NEW YORK (AP) – Many business economists expect modest economic growth for the rest of the year, with only a small percentage taking a more bullish outlook, according to a new survey.

REAL ESTATE

US New Home Sales Fall Sharply In September

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new homes plunged sharply in September to the slowest pace in 10 months, as higher prices and slower overall economic growth weigh on the housing market.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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