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VOL. 131 | NO. 201 | Friday, October 7, 2016

Hall Says Southwest Tennessee Community College Must Change

The president of Southwest Tennessee Community College told teachers and other staff of the school Thursday, Oct. 6, that they are sending students on “journeys of confusion” with answers that either make no sense or are different than the answers students get elsewhere on campus.

Memphis Trucker Drives 5 Million Miles With No Accidents

Joe Brown didn’t understand what the big deal was Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the YRC Freight Memphis terminal and distribution center in South Memphis.

How Do You Fight Chronic Absenteeism? Put a Nurse in Every School

Almost a fifth of Memphis students are considered chronically absent from school, and too often it’s because of an asthma attack, a toothache or an undiagnosed psychological condition.

New Memphis Promotes 2 to Leadership Team

The New Memphis Institute has promoted two young professionals to leadership roles on its team, each of whom is focused on a facet of its work that engages millennials in Memphis.

Last Word: Memphis-Temple, Southwest's Remake and Death Penalty Arguments

Memphis 34 –Temple 27 Thursday evening at the Liberty Bowl and on ESPN. Whatever happened during halftime, the Tigers were a very different team from the first half when they emerged.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
96.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: West at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

Circuit Playhouse will present the regional premiere of “Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters” Friday, Oct. 7, through Oct. 30 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

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SPORTS

Z-Bo, Baldwin May Fit Well On Grizzlies’ Second Unit

In a film session not long before the Grizzlies started preseason play, first-year coach David Fizdale wanted to drive home a point about veteran Zach Randolph’s offensive productivity – especially to the young point guards vying to be Mike Conley’s backup this season.

Have Eligibility? Give Tubby Smith a Call

In a few minutes, the University of Memphis basketball team would be starting its first practice of the season. All of 10 scholarship players, two of whom were limited in the first practice because of injuries, would be on the court.

For the First Time This Season, Vols Set to Play as Underdog

You almost can feel Tennessee is a football team of destiny as the most difficult games of the schedule loom Saturday at Texas A&M and Oct. 15 against Alabama at Neyland Stadium.

Will This Young Quarterback Ever Be a Success?

In his first 16 NFL starts, the jury is out on the quarterback. Is he destined to be the cornerstone of the franchise or just another first-round draft pick who ultimately will fade away?

Mularkey Sees Improvement – Just Not Enough

So how much improvement has there been with the Tennessee Titans this season?

MARTHA KELLY'S MEMPHIS

Rollin' on the River

In her monthly illustration of Memphis life, artist Martha Kelly features the America, the newest paddlewheel riverboat of American Cruise Lines, as it docks at Beale Street Landing at Tom Lee Park.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Ways to Offset or Alleviate Property Tax Burden

Owning and managing real property is a vital component of day-to-day operations for companies and organizations of all sizes, as well as many individuals. Whether you operate a small business, corporation or nonprofit, the tax obligation associated with the business’s property can either be an expected fiscal requirement or financial nightmare. Knowing applicable deductions for your business is key to avoiding the latter. For instance, here are three ways that owners of real property in Tennessee can offset or eliminate city and county tax burdens:

Spending Smart to Save

Ray’s Take When we bring up the “B” word (budget), most people’s knee-jerk response is to think in terms of depravation – not spending. While that’s true to an extent, it’s more likely to be successful and sustainable if we slightly change our mindset from “less” spending to “different” spending.

Truth is Hard

AIN’T NO SUCH. We have a charming expression in our family. Back in the 1920s, my wife’s grandfather, Memphis architect George Mahan, took a fishing trip to Reelfoot Lake and brought along a crystal radio. Radio was brand-new and he wanted to see if he could get a signal up there with that rudimentary receiver.

STATEWIDE

Trump Comfortably Ahead of Clinton in 2 Tennessee Polls

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Two presidential polls of Tennessee voters released this week show Republican Donald Trump with a comfortable lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Report: More Money Doesn't Exactly Mean Raises for Teachers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new report sheds lights on the millions of additional dollars announced earlier this year by the state for teacher salaries in Tennessee.

Tennessee Justices Question Death Row Attorneys on Lawsuit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Supreme Court justices peppered lawyers trying to block the state's lethal injection protocol with questions on Thursday, challenging them to declare some other execution method they would consider acceptable under the law.

AIRLINES

Airlines Cancel Hundreds of Flights as Hurricane Hits US

Airlines canceled hundreds of flights for Thursday and again Friday as Hurricane Matthew pelted the Florida coast with high winds and heavy rain.

RETAIL

Wal-Mart Plans to Slow New Store Openings, Invest in Online

NEW YORK (AP)Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to slow its new store openings and pour more money into its online efforts, technology and store remodels, the company said Thursday.

TECHNOLOGY

Samsung Joins Digital Assistant Race With Acquisition of Viv

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Samsung Electronics is joining the race to create the smartest digital assistant by acquiring Viv, a Silicon Valley startup launched by the same entrepreneurs who sold Siri to Apple.

FCC Proposal: Internet Providers Must Ask to Share Your Data

A new privacy proposal unveiled Thursday will require broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast to get your permission before sharing with advertisers what you've been doing on your phone or computer.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 192 12,313
MORTGAGES 100 209 14,302
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 171 316 25,734
BANKRUPTCIES 51 109 8,269
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 51 4,164
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 63 144 9,106
MARRIAGE LICENSES 9 30 3,036

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