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VOL. 129 | NO. 194 | Monday, October 6, 2014
EMPHASIS Attorneys

Parting Thoughts

Estate planning changing as wills, estates become more contentious

Wade Bolton had a lot on his mind when he drafted his will in 1868.

Probate Court Trio Returns for New Terms

The two judges and clerk whose court is at the center of the practice of estate law in Shelby County were returned to their offices by Shelby County voters in the August county general elections.

Judicial Retention Travels Complex Path

The 2014 election year is proving to be a long one for those interested in the judicial races on the ballot.

Wharton Makes More Health Care Changes

The working wives and husbands of city of Memphis employees will remain on the city’s health insurance plan through 2015 as long as they pay an increased monthly surcharge of $100, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced Friday, Oct. 3, in the latest changes to the city’s health insurance plan.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
38.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 68%

EVENTS

Rhodes College will host political analyst Charlie Cook for “The 2014 Political Environment: What’s Next in Politics with Charlie Cook” Monday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. Barret Library room 051 on campus, 2000 North Parkway. His talk will be followed by a Q&A and dessert. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

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Methodist Opens Care Clinic in Marion

A subsidiary of Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has opened a primary care clinic in Marion, Ark., and officials hope more providers will follow suit to close the gap left by the sudden closure of Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis.

Keystone Educator Named Teacher of the Year

A fourth-grade teacher at Keystone Elementary School was recognized Thursday, Oct. 2, as Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year.

SMALL BUSINESS

Nutty Girl Treats Combines Creativity, Gourmet Desserts

Irina McGuire took inspiration for her baking business’ name, Nutty Girl Treats, from a few different sources.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Financial Elements of the Innovation Process

Innovation is a saturated field, but one with a hole in it. Many companies can generate thousands of potentially valuable ideas, but have no accepted cultural method for placing a value on them.

Take Time to Connect and Share

The drive to the meeting was inspirational. The weather was perfect, the lights were green, and someone even let me in the line of traffic right before it merged to the left.

STATEWIDE

UT Names Business School for Haslam, Gets $50 Million

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee has named its College of Business Administration after Jim Haslam in recognition of a $50 million gift from the Haslam family.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Surge of Hiring Cuts US Jobless Rate to 5.9 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation's unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent – within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy level.

US Job Growth Is Rising Solidly, So Why Isn't Pay?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Where are the pay raises?

Businesses With Name 'Isis' Fight Bad Brand Image

Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store's name or snapping pictures of the sign outside.

HEALTH CARE

Despite Rules, Nursing Homes Still Lack Sprinklers

Tens of thousands of the country's most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, according to government data.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 0 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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