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VOL. 131 | NO. 228 | Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tigers Roll to Victory in Tubby Smith's First Game as Coach

Thirteen seconds into the new University of Memphis basketball season, guard Markel Crawford was flying toward the rim, dunking, getting fouled, and then completing a three-point play.

Auto Safety Supplier Autoliv Moves Into Memphis

Autoliv, the world’s largest auto safety supplier, has signed a lease to move into a 157,366-square-foot distribution facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

CBU Campus Expanding in Several Ways

Christian Brothers University’s campus overhaul includes a new college of education that aims to make the university a major player in the training and development of teachers.

CITY HALL

Norris, Others Take Next Step After Election

State Senate Republican leader Mark Norris of Collierville ran for re-election this year the way just about any incumbent prefers to run – unopposed.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
42.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Variable at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 55%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. Bradley Harris and Dell Self will present “What’s It Going to Take to Be an Author?” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 901-482-0354.

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City’s Bicentennial in 2019 Prompts Memphis 3.0 Plan to Map Future

The city of Memphis turns 200 years old in 2019. And the city’s bicentennial is the target date for the roll out of a comprehensive city plan the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is calling Memphis 3.0.

EMPHASIS Financial Services

Specialized Lending Teams Helping Banks Build Business Relationships

Standing apart from the competition in banking is not necessarily the simplest thing to do, given that key aspects of the industry – making loans, taking deposits and the like – look so similar from one institution to the next.

United Way’s Free Tax Prep Service Helps People Save in Several Ways

Filing an income tax return is like going to the dentist: a necessity that, for many people, is full of anxiety and possibly pain.

First South Financial Credit Union Expands Its Reach Into Collierville

First South Financial Credit Union, a Mid-South full-service financial provider, has expanded into Collierville with the opening of its 16th branch location. Thanks to its continued growth, the credit union is now the largest in West Tennessee based on capital.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Creating a Culture of Fundraising, Part 1

“How can we raise money before the end of the year?!?” We have received several calls like these. Established and emerging organizations want to make sure they communicate with and solicit donors before the end of the year. 

STATEWIDE

Democratic Donor Freeman Wants New State Party Leader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Democrat Bill Freeman, who came in third in Nashville's mayor's race despite spending $3.5 million of his own money, says the state party should replace Chair Mary Mancini following last week's election results.

Rocker Leon Russell Dies in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)Leon Russell, who performed, sang and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, has died. He was 74.

REGIONAL NEWS

Tupelo City Council to Address Mississippi State Flag

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – The Tupelo City Council is expected to discuss Mississippi's controversial state flag this week.

Unfinished Nuclear Plant Sold, Buyer Vows to Get It Running

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A development company that purchased an unfinished nuclear power plant from the Tennessee Valley Authority for $111 million on Monday said it plans to spend as much as $13 billion to make the nuclear generator operational.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Again

WASHINGTON (AP) – American Apparel is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year, unable to find its footing in a shifting retail landscape and after a contentious fight for control with company founder Dov Charney.

TECHNOLOGY

Google Highlighting Inaccurate Story About Election Results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google's search engine is highlighting an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week's election, the latest example of bogus information spread by the internet's gatekeepers.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Government to Require Hybrid, Electric Cars to Make Noise

WASHINGTON (AP) – New hybrid and electric cars are required to make noise when traveling at low speeds so that pedestrians, especially those who are blind or have poor eyesight, will hear them coming, under a new rule released Monday by the Obama administration.

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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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