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VOL. 132 | NO. 215 | Monday, October 30, 2017

The Week Ahead: Oct. 30 - Nov. 5

Good morning, Memphis. Get out those heavier jackets as the weather is much cooler than it has been. The annual Indie Memphis Film Festival highlights a week of entertaining options and the Memphis Hustle play their first home game in Southaven’s Landers Center. Happy Halloween!

Commission to Vote on New Terms for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

Shelby County commissioners have several property transfers on their agenda Monday, Oct. 30, a bump in funding to the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and the second of three votes on a pay raise for 19 of county government’s top elected positions.

Tigers in Position to Make College Football's First Playoff Rankings

No. 24 Memphis Thumps Tulane 56-26

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the College Football Playoff committee will reveal the first of six weekly rankings. It’s appropriate, of course, because on Halloween there no doubt be one or two imposters disguised as a Top 25 playoff team.

Whimsy Expands Into Franchises

The co-owner of a Memphis-based cookie company with one retail store in East Memphis is about to turn her simple recipe for sweet treats into a nationwide enterprise.

Last Word: Beyond Amazon, Marking The RiverLine and Whimsy Grows

Grizz and Hornets Monday at the Forum. And Tigers football is on the road for a Friday game at Tulsa. On Tuesday, though there will be much attention to the first of six weekly rankings of college football teams by the new College Football Playoff committee. And the Tigers expect to make the rankings. The players are saying that. That will be followed closely, of course, by another series of interviews about how the team is focused only on the next game as they keep hitting refresh on the playoff committee rankings site. The rankings also promise to be interesting for the SEC teams that are part of the local and regional sports mix here.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
92.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 60%

EVENTS

New Memphis will host the Celebrate What’s Right: Urban Renaissance luncheon and panel discussion Monday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The panel features four local leaders and experts who have been catalysts for the city’s urban renaissance. Tickets are $30. Register at newmemphis.org.

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Riverfront Trails to Get ‘Riverline’ Branding, Signage

The Riverfront Development Corp. is about to mark the 4.75 miles of riverfront biking and pedestrian trails between Mud Island’s north end and Big River Crossing on the Harahan Bridge with a coordinated set of signs and other markers.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Gibson Plans to Sell Downtown Factory, Build a New One

145 Lt. George W. Lee Ave., Memphis, TN 38103: Nashville-based guitar maker Gibson Brands Inc. confirmed Friday, Oct. 20, it is putting its Downtown Memphis factory on the market and plans to build and lease a new facility nearby.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Clicking on All Cylinders

Daily News seminar to focus on the bid for Amazon, commercial real estate

Memphis is a city on the precipice of change as projects that were once deemed impossible – like ServiceMaster’s Downtown headquarters or Crosstown Concourse – have emboldened developers and city officials to shoot for the moon.

Editorial: Finding Memphis In An Era of Big Changes

Day by day it seems we see new evidence of change in a city that many of us believe doesn’t change much and even then changes very slowly and gradually.

Oct 27-Nov 2, 2017: This week in Memphis history

2010: Election day in Memphis and Shelby County with a referendum on the first metro government charter to reach the ballot in 39 years. The proposed charter for a consolidated Memphis-Shelby County government narrowly passes in the city with 51 percent of the votes -- a margin of 2,337 over those voting against the consolidation charter. It is crushed in the county outside the city in the dual referendum with 85 percent or 76,988 voting against it compared to 13,633 votes for it.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Gibson Guitar Factory Looking For New Home

Nashville-based guitar maker Gibson Brands Inc. is putting its Downtown Memphis factory on the market as it looks for a new, smaller home.

Gibson Confirms Plans for New Memphis Factory

Nashville-based guitar maker Gibson Brands Inc. confirmed Friday, Oct. 20, it is putting its Downtown Memphis factory on the market and plans to build and lease a new facility nearby.

Memphis College of Art Closing Its Doors

The Memphis College of Art will close by May of 2020 in what the board of the 81-year old Overton Park institution is describing as an "orderly dissolution of MCA’s real estate and other assets to fund the College’s debt obligations and other liabilities, including providing sufficient funding to serve existing students who remain at MCA."

Bernal Smith II, Publisher of New Tri-State Defender Dies

Bernal E. Smith II, president and publisher of The New Tri-State Defender newspaper, died Sunday, Oct. 22, at his home, according to Smith’s family.

Gibson Confirms Plans for New Memphis Facility

Nashville-based guitar maker Gibson Brands Inc. confirmed Friday, Oct. 20, it is putting its Downtown Memphis factory on the market and plans to build and lease a new facility nearby.

STATEWIDE

Corker: Not Ruling Out Possible 2020 Run Against Trump

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Sen. Bob Corker did not rule out a possible run in 2020 against President Donald Trump when asked by reporters. But he adds he's focused on the next 14 months of his term and isn't thinking that far ahead.

Blackburn Says It Would be 'Absurd' to Return Pharma Money

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a co-sponsor of legislation criticized as checking federal power to stop companies from distributing opioids, is calling it "absurd" to suggest she return contributions from big drug companies that supported the new law.

Start of Federal Trial of Pilot Flying J Executives Delayed

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The trial of former executives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been pushed back.

REGIONAL NEWS

Court Halts Lawmaker Depositions in Case Over LGBT Rights

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' highest court on Thursday halted efforts to depose two state legislators and seek documents related to a 2015 law banning cities and counties from enacting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

JFK Files: Thousands Released But Trump Holds Back Others

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out Thursday night with a hefty cache of others.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 77 11,602
MORTGAGES 79 79 13,506
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,858
BUILDING PERMITS 96 96 24,260
BANKRUPTCIES 53 53 7,526
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 31 3,943
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 49 4,730
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 20 2,564

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