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VOL. 131 | NO. 230 | Thursday, November 17, 2016

Olive Branch Operation Eyes Relocation to Memphis

International Distributors USA Inc., which distributes automotive filters under the brand Premium Guard, has applied for a 10-year Fast Track PILOT to move its national distribution center out of Olive Branch and into Hickory Hill.

SNAPSHOT: Dancing Into New Headquarters

Ballet Memphis associate artistic director Steven McMahon, far right, leads company dancers through the organization's new headquarters, presently under construction.

Gill Seeks $25M Permit for Future MAA Headquarters

The future home of Memphis-based MAA has taken another step forward.

Grizzlies’ New Speaker Series to Enhance Bond With Businesses, Fans

On the court, the Memphis Grizzlies have a new head coach in David Fizdale and have remixed the roster with a heavier sprinkling of youth.

Coinsource Sets Up Bitcoin ATM In Memphis

The self-styled “Wal-Mart” of the bitcoin ATM market has arrived in Memphis. Texas-based Coinsource, which co-founder Bobby Sharp says has ambitions of being as pervasive as the world’s largest retailer, has set up one of its machines at the Shell gas station at 967 Linden Ave.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
40.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 68%

EVENTS

Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter will hold a North Memphis community forum Thursday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Hollywood Community Center, 1560 N. Hollywood St. The conversation on criminal justice, education and jobs kicks off BLM Memphis’ neighborhood community forum series. Visit facebook.com/blmmemphis for details.

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York Avenue Residents to Protest IC Expansion

Residents who live along a scenic, tree-lined stretch of York Avenue in Midtown are planning a protest outside neighboring Immaculate Conception Cathedral Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 4:45 p.m. in opposition to a possible parish expansion.

Brush Up on Etiquette Before the Office Party

Business parties, dinners and networking events abound during the holidays. And while they can elicit groans and cause a bit of stress, they are actually a great way to distinguish yourself from your boardroom persona – and fellow colleagues – by making a great impression with modern table and party manners. 

REAL ESTATE RECAP

St. Jude Planning Renovation Of Tri Delta Place

350 N. Third St. -
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is preparing to renovate Tri Delta Place, its on-campus short-term housing facility.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Finding Epic In Trip to The American West

Call it my Griswold moment.

20th Haiku Conference a Good One

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that traditionally was written in three lines, featuring two images juxtaposed. Always with a syllable-count of 17, parsed as 5-7-5. There are other rules as well.

Broke and Broken: Democrats Lose More Ground in State Legislature

Tennessee House Democrats will have to start calling themselves the “Fighting 25,” down from the “Fighting 26,” after dropping a district in the battle to regain relevance statewide.

MEMPHIS AREA

Conjoined Twins From Nigeria Separated at Le Bonheur

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Conjoined twin girls from Nigeria have been separated after a lengthy operation at a Tennessee hospital, days ahead of their first birthday.

1 Worker Killed, Another Injured at Cargill Plant In Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police say a worker has been killed and another has been injured in an industrial accident at the Cargill plant in Memphis.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Posts $184M Surplus in 1st Quarter Tax Collections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tax collections for Tennessee's general fund have beaten expectations by $184 million through the first quarter of the budget year.

REGIONAL NEWS

Bryant: 'I'm Going to Be Governor as Long as My Term Lasts'

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is walking back speculation that he might consider a job in the Trump administration.

REAL ESTATE

US Homebuilder Confidence Holds Steady in November

U.S. homebuilders' confidence held steady this month, though their expectations for sales into next year dimmed slightly.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Congress Urged to Bar US Acquisitions by China State Firms

WASHINGTON (AP) – As Chinese investment in the United States keeps setting records, congressional advisers suggest changing U.S. law so Chinese state-owned companies can be barred from buying or gaining control of American businesses.

HEALTH CARE

Early Sign-Ups for Health Care Law are Steady, But No Surge

WASHINGTON (AP) – A little more than 1 million people renewed health coverage or signed up for the first time through HealthCare.gov around the start of open enrollment, which coincided with a GOP election sweep likely to scramble President Barack Obama's signature law.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 82 82 19,655
MORTGAGES 75 75 22,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 7 8,311
BUILDING PERMITS 138 138 40,167
BANKRUPTCIES 72 72 13,176
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 9 6,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 30 4,872

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