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VOL. 130 | NO. 193 | Monday, October 5, 2015

Memphis Early Vote Turnout Higher Than 2011 and 2009

Nearly 15 percent of the voters in Memphis cast early ballots in advance of Thursday's election day in the races for Memphis Mayor, Memphis City Council and City Court Clerk.

Sheehan: No Quick Fix for Health Care

It’s becoming more commonplace to see health professionals in Memphis talking up not so much the high-tech advancements that dominate specialized practices around the city but rather the opposite end of the care spectrum.

Memphis Theological Seminary Launches $25M Campaign

A new fundraising campaign publicly launched Friday, Oct. 2, marks the first of its kind in Memphis Theological Seminary’s 50 years in the city.

Finance Reports Detail Wharton's, Strickland's Priorities

Since the end of 2014, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and challenger Jim Strickland have each passed the half-million-dollar mark in what they’ve raised in their respective mayoral campaigns, which culminate on election day Thursday, Oct. 8.

Young Energy Could Boost Veteran Grizzlies

Of the 15 Grizzlies players on guaranteed contracts, four are entering their second season in the NBA and one is a rookie.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
43.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 51%

EVENTS

Touchdown Club of Memphis will meet Monday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. University of Memphis head coach Justin Fuente is the guest speaker. Cost is $60. Visit tdcmemphis.com.

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Children’s Celebrations Big Business in Memphis

Birthday parties are a growing business offering in Memphis, where parents are less likely to plan a simple gathering at home with a few friends, instead opting for extravagant themes and events.

SMALL BUSINESS

Folk’s Folly Updates Space, Stays True to Brand

Working for one employer for 31 years is a nice accomplishment.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Six Sets Of Eyes For Innovation

To successfully foster an innovation, you have to look through at least six different sets of eyes.

Memphians Feed the Body and the Soul With Outreach

Hunger is a problem that we don’t often connect with living in Memphis, yet food hardship is significant in our city. Memphis ranked eighth in the nation in food hardship in the 2014 Gallup Poll.

MEMPHIS AREA

Memphis School Wins National Honor for Student Performance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Six Tennessee schools, including one in Memphis, have been recognized nationally for exceptional student performance.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam: Hall Tax Break Competes With Other Budget Priorities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam agrees with fellow Republicans' criticism of the Hall income tax on earnings from stocks and bonds in Tennessee, but argues that the state must balance efforts to do away with the levy with other funding needs in areas like education, roads and health care.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Receiving $148,000 for Mine Safety Training

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee will receive about $148,000 in federal funding to support mine safety and health training courses and other programs.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Scottrade Says Hack May Have Affected 4.6 Million Customers

NEW YORK (AP) – Online stock brokerage company Scottrade said that the names and addresses of about 4.6 million of its customers may have been stolen by hackers.

It's Official: Google Becomes Alphabet

Google is officially 'Alphabet.' Google Inc. on Friday completed the move to reorganize as Alphabet, and its stock will begin trading as Alphabet on the Nasdaq under the same tickers "GOOG" and "GOOGL" on Monday. Each share of Google will be automatically converted to Alphabet stock.

Wal-Mart HQ Cuts With 'Need to Become a More Agile Company'

NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart laid off 450 workers at its headquarters Friday as the world's largest retailer attempts to become more nimble so that it can better compete with the likes of Amazon.com.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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