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VOL. 129 | NO. 220 | Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Historic Brewery Sold and Ready for Development

The long-vacant Tennessee Brewery Downtown has been sold for $825,000 and could soon see new life.

Thinking Independent

City & State to support local artisans from Broad Avenue home

The origin story, if it could be called that, for many of the shops and restaurants in the burgeoning Broad Avenue Arts District tends to start the same way.

Ridesharing Could Get City OK

Legislation making its way through the Memphis City Council would allow transportation network companies such as Lyft and Uber to operate under the law.

Former FedEx Headquarters Up for Auction

This week you can acquire a sizeable piece of Memphis business history at a deep discount.

Cargill Employees Job Fair Tuesday

The Greater Memphis Chamber is hosting a job fair Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis for the more than 400 Cargill employees who will be out of a job at the end of the year when Cargill closes its Memphis corn mill.

Local Weather
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66.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 45%

EVENTS

Volunteer Mid-South will host its Corporate Neighbor Awards Breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Memphis Botanic Garden’s Hardin Hall, 750 Cherry Road. The awards honor exemplary corporate community engagement programs across the region. Visit volunteermidsouth.org.

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Marlo Thomas Getting Presidential Medal of Freedom

Marlo Thomas, who serves as national outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is getting a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Scripps Sees Newspaper Revenues Decline

The newspaper unit of The E.W. Scripps Co., parent company of The Commercial Appeal, barely made enough money to cover expenses in the third quarter.

New Lawmakers Trace Likely Abortion Legislation

The two newest state legislators from Shelby County say they hope to find ways to work across party lines and even with the Shelby County Commission and the Memphis City Council.

Mississippi State’s Historic Season Continues

No doubt, Mississippi State’s season turns on what happens next Saturday at Alabama. But for a moment, let us consider what the Bulldogs have done so far in running out to a 9-0 start, 5-0 in the SEC, and claiming the top spot in the national polls.

Pyramid’s Past Life Almost Vanished

On the north side of The Pyramid, you can still see signs of what once was, in a way that makes 20 years seem like centuries ago.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Highland Row Developer Applies for $6.7 Million Permit

387 S. Highland St., Memphis, TN 38111, Permit Amount: $6.7 million -
Indianapolis-based developer Milhaus Ventures has applied for another building permit for the long-awaited Highland Row project near the University of Memphis.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

How to Solicit Gifts for a Nonprofit

It's time to ask, but just exactly what do you say? As the year comes to a close nonprofits look to board members, volunteers and donors to ask their friends, family members and colleagues to consider making a meaningful gift. You may have the internal fortitude to overcome your fear of asking (read, fear of rejection), but what exactly do you say and do?

Law Says ‘Promptly’ Address Public Records Requests

A news reporter in Nashville called me recently when a public information officer with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency refused to release a document that had been voted upon a few days earlier by a subcommittee of the public agency’s board of directors.

MEMPHIS AREA

Due to Cuts, Navy Bands Change Approach

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) – Military bands are a valued part of American culture, with their musicians lending a sense of patriotism, pride and nostalgia to performances at sporting events, hospitals, small-town parades and service-member funerals.

STATEWIDE

Carr Mulling Bid for Chairman of Tennessee GOP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former state Rep. Joe Carr, who in August won 41 percent of the vote in his primary challenge of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, says he is mulling a bid for chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.

Environmental Groups Ready to Sue Over Coal Plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Environmental groups say the coal ash stored at a Gallatin plant is illegally seeping toxic chemicals into the Cumberland River, a drinking water source for millions.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Budgeters Expect Modest Growth in Spending

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Top Mississippi lawmakers say they expect a 3 percent increase in state spending during the coming year.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Calls for Tougher Internet Regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds and higher costs but angering Republicans and the nation's cable giants who say the plan would kill jobs.

VA Chief Vows Renewed Focus on Customer Service

WASHINGTON (AP) – On the eve of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to gain access to the sprawling department and its maze-like websites.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 122 17,665
MORTGAGES 82 150 20,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 151 334 36,150
BANKRUPTCIES 54 92 11,774
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 59 5,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 49 4,406

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