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VOL. 130 | NO. 225 | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

County Commission Overrides Veto of Legal Counsel Resolution

With a vote to spare Wednesday, Nov. 18, Shelby County commissioners overrode county Mayor Mark Luttrell’s veto of their resolution to hire their own legal counsel.

Council Delays Central Station and Graceland West Votes

Memphis City Council members delayed approval Tuesday, Nov. 17, of the lease agreement and financing of the Central Station redevelopment project for two weeks. And it also delayed a vote on the Graceland West renovation and expansion.

Clinton to Campaign at LeMoyne-Owen

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton campaigns Friday, Nov. 20, on the campus of LeMoyne-Owen College, one of two Tennessee stops – both at historically black colleges.

Methodist Caps Busy 2015 With $40M Plans for Transplant Institute

New money is pouring in to the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, and it will be put to use as investments in everything from patient care to research. Construction work is under way at a number of facilities, and myriad future projects are in the works.

LEDIC’s High-Tech HQ To Be LEED Certified

LEDIC’s new East Memphis headquarters will aim for a LEED-certified silver status and bring high-speed fiber optic Internet to the area, according to documents recently submitted to the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine.

Local Weather
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Wind: North at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 60%

EVENTS

Hutchison School will host Lisa Damour, an expert and research on educating girls, Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Wiener Theater, 1740 Ridgeway Road. Damour’s talk is titled “Grit for Girls: Raising Daughters Who are Strong & Resilient.” Cost is free; no RSVP necessary. Visit hutchisonschool.org.

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SPORTS

So Far, Just Call Him the Grizzlies’ Super Mario

So it’s safe to say that Mario Chalmers has converted Memphis fans.

College Football Notebook: Bielema High on the Hog

After a 1-3 start, Arkansas has won five of its last six games and last weekend handled then-No. 9 Louisiana State with relative ease in Baton Rouge, winning 31-14.

Greenprint Summit Shows Region’s Possibilities

Trails and bike lanes aren’t the only path to regional success, but they’re playing a growing role in partnerships among communities that sometimes find themselves competing for jobs.

Dunavant Adds Fort Worth Warehouse

Dunavant is expanding its distribution footprint with a new warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas.

TBI File Case Involves Complex Issues

The ongoing move in Shelby County Chancery Court to open Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files is not without legal precedent.

NEWSMAKERS

Anna Cardona Joins Ledford Engineering

Anna Cardona has joined Ledford Engineering and Planning, an Arlington-based land planning and civil engineering firm, as designer and marketing director. Cardona will add interior design to Ledford’s service offerings, making the firm a one-stop shop for building and development needs.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Getting Ahead This Holiday Season

One of the biggest misconceptions about the holidays is that your career can take a back seat until January. Don’t get me wrong. Family festivities and reconnecting with close friends is important. But putting your career on the back burner for two months is a big mistake.

3 Signs of Workplace Climate Change

They say that if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will leap out in order to avoid the danger, since its survival instincts detect sudden changes. However, when you put a frog into a pot of cool water there is no immediate threat, so he stays put.

Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends

This column is the first in an 11-part series. Check back for the remainder of the series and a deep dive into each of these 10 trends.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Asks Federal Government Not to Send Syrian Refugees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he is asking the federal government to suspend placement of Syrian refugees in Tennessee.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

More Thanksgiving Travelers; Don't Get Stuck at the Airport

NEW YORK (AP) — A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year.

Wal-Mart Tops 3Q Profit Forecasts, Narrows Full-Year Outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart reported improved customer traffic and an uptick in a key sales figure for the third quarter, even as a stronger dollar pressured its performance overseas.

US Manufacturing Output Rises for First Time in 3 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output rose in October for the first time in three months as factories cranked out more steel, cars and computers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 78 307 21,073
MORTGAGES 82 330 24,691
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 66 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 0 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 63 240 14,142
BUSINESS LICENSES 17 75 6,476
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 139 13,650
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 77 5,146

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