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VOL. 130 | NO. 226 | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Shelby County Schools Eyes Crosstown

Shelby County Schools wants to open a high school at Crosstown Concourse. SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson confirmed the school district’s interest Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Ikea PILOT Extension Approved

Nearly 10 months after the Memphis-Shelby County Development Growth Engine approved tax breaks for Ikea, it returned to the board with a new plan.

St. Jude Study Marks ‘Turning Point’

A new study from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project suggests that 8.5 percent of children with cancer have a genetic predisposition.

Memphis City Council Heads For Rocky End Of Term

With only two meetings left, Memphis City Council members are on their way toward what looks to be a rocky end of their four-year term of office together.

SRVS Program Helps People With Disabilities and Employers Who Hire Them

Mike Harris is production manager at American Stairways Inc. on Lamar Avenue. He has a warehouse full of employees and, just saying it like it is, some are happier to be there than others.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 38%

EVENTS

Chick-fil-A will host its fourth annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The evening will include dinner, ice skating, a Zoo Lights sneak peek and more. Chick-fil-A will donate $5,000 from ticket sales to Make-A-Wish Mid-South. Buy tickets at chickfilamemphis.com.

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Last Election of 2015 Decides Five Council Races

The last election of 2015 in Shelby County will fill in the blanks in a changing of the political guard at City Hall.

SMALL BUSINESS

Magic Light Wand Brings Wonder to Tree Lighting

It started as a joke, an opportunity to see the happy smiles of grandchildren around the Christmas tree.

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.

Paragon Bank Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results

Paragon Bank saw record revenues in the third quarter, as well as the highest total loans in the bank’s history and an improved net interest margin, the bank announced this week.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Two Innovation Talks That Noted Telemedicine

A Journey Toward Commercialization: A Case Study in Xerox’s Venture into Telemedicine, a talk given by Denise Fletcher, Xerox

Pound of Poetry: Part 1

The year is 1945. An American soldier on the outskirts of Rapallo, Italy, is approached by a gray-bearded gentleman. He asks the soldier to take him to the authorities. Someone recognizes this fellow as the one about whom Washington has been sending cables. Seize him! Don’t let him escape or commit suicide! He’s dangerous! He is, in fact, under indictment for treason. Has been since 1943.

The Key to Success is Innovation

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

MEMPHIS AREA

Council Approves Ordinance to Establish Mow-to-Own Program

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis City Council has approved an ordinance that establishes a mow-to-own program to aid in fighting blight.

STATEWIDE

Germany's Largest Trade Union Opening US Office Near Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Germany's largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labor issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States.

Report Shows Impact of Tennessee's Health Care 'Gap'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new report reveals the negative impact that the state's health care "gap" is having on local communities.

Tennessee Says Prison Officer Assaults Down Year Over Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of recorded assaults on prison officers is down compared with a year ago, but critics say it's hard for them to accept any statistics from the Tennessee Department of Correction as fact.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Minutes of Meeting Show Fed Pondering December Rate Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials believed last month that the economic conditions needed to trigger the first interest rate hike in nearly a decade could "well be met" by their next meeting in December.

Target Profit Climbs as Customer Traffic Increases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target says its sales rose 1.9 percent at established locations in the third quarter as it worked to revive its business by strengthening flagship categories like clothing and children's products.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 20,821
MORTGAGES 44 44 24,405
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 23 8,633
BUILDING PERMITS 196 196 42,533
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 13,957
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 56 56 13,567
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 23 5,092

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