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VOL. 129 | NO. 212 | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blues Foundation CEO to Step Down in 2015

Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation’s president and chief executive officer, announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, that he will step down from leading the international organization in September 2015.

Downward Trend

Airfares remain high but are falling

This week, Frontier Airlines began adding six flights a week between Memphis International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Achievement Schools Opposition Finds Frustration

Charter school operators who are being considered for the next round of schools entering the state-run Achievement School District are facing the most organized opposition effort in the three-year history of the district in Memphis.

Lewis Biography Details Turbulent Personal Life

If you tuned into The Late Show with David Letterman Monday, Oct. 28, you saw Jerry Lee Lewis in a very unusual setting – not at the center of attention.

Memphis Business Journal Moving to East Memphis

The Memphis Business Journal is preparing to leave Downtown and relocate to East Memphis in 2015.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
82.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Northeast at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 63%

EVENTS

Eclectic Eye will host Girls Night Out Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its Midtown boutique, 272 S. Cooper St. The event will feature The Henny Penny Mobile Boutique, a Gia Marina eyebrow specialist, discounted Eclectic Eye eyewear and complimentary treats and themed cocktails. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

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Newby's Owner Raising Money to Keep Doors Open

Newby’s owner Todd Adams has turned to crowdfunding to help him raise money that will be used to keep his bar and music venue on the Highland Strip open.

Early Voting May Have Strong Finish

Early voting in advance of the Nov. 4 election day looks like it will finish strong in Shelby County in the last four days.

Tigers Picked Third in AAC Basketball Preseason Poll

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team was picked third in the American Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, the league office announced Wednesday, Oct. 29, during its annual media day held at the New York Athletic Club.

South Dominates First Playoff Rankings

The first College Football Playoff Rankings were released this week and if the playoff started today Mississippi State and Ole Miss would hold seeds one and four respectively, with Florida State No. 2 and Auburn No. 3.

New Book Captures Iconic Memphis Signs

It might be easy to overlook the signage that identifies a place or business when considering the wide sweep of Memphis’ topography.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Charitable Giving a Win-Win

Ray’s take: The UBS Investor Watch “Doing Well at Doing Good” report released recently says, “In spite of the recent economic uncertainty, America's ‘giving gene’ remains intact, and donations of money have actually increased.”

Atonement for a Halloween Past

‘Twas many and many a year ago when I acquired a genuine witch’s hat. That Halloween I covered my face with clown-white and donned an old choir robe. I was trying to be the funniest witch imaginable.

STATEWIDE

Group Examines Tennessee Sentencing Laws, Recidivism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A task force formed by Gov. Bill Haslam met Wednesday to examine Tennessee's sentencing structure and look at ways to reduce the state's high recidivism rate.

Eastern Tennessee Eyeing Another College

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials in eastern Tennessee are hoping to open the doors of a 35,000-square-foot building to students seeking a four-year degree.

Nashville Mayor Punts Transit Project to Successor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says a $175 million bus rapid transit project that has attracted vocal opposition will not get underway before he leaves office next year.

REGIONAL

DeSoto County Supervisor Killed in ATV Accident

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) – DeSoto County Supervisor Harvey Wayne Lee has died an all-terrain vehicle accident south of Hernando, Mississippi.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

NEW YORK (AP) – Workers in five states could get a raise after Election Day.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Fed Ends Bond Buying and Cites Brighter Job Market

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market – a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike.

HEALTH CARE

Health Overhaul's Subsidies at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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