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VOL. 130 | NO. 213 | Monday, November 2, 2015

Jimmy Carter Swings Habitat for Humanity Hammers in Memphis

Former President Jimmy Carter had planned on being in Nepal Monday, Nov. 2, to build homes for the poor.

Former Senator Fred Thompson Dies

Former U.S. Sen. and one-time presidential contender Fred Thompson was in many ways a reluctant politician. But he was also a lobbyist with an envious arsenal of political skills honed both by his calling as an attorney and by his service as a lawyer during unprecedented political crises.

The Week Ahead: Nov. 2, 2015

How was your weekend, Memphis? Here's our first weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from the Indie Memphis Film Festival to Mississippi elections...

Snapshots: Inside Crosstown Concourse's Rebirth

Construction teams are busy transforming Crosstown Concourse into a vertical mixed-use community.

$200M Silicon Plant Opens in North Miss.

The first silicon metal manufacturing facility built in the U.S. in more than 40 years is now up and running in the North Mississippi town of Burnsville, a little more than 100 miles southeast of Memphis.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
43.0°F
Fair
Wind: Northeast at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 53%

EVENTS

Crosstown Arts and The Booksellers at Laurelwood will celebrate the national release of “Memphis Noir” Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. at Crosstown Arts’ Story Booth, 438 N. Cleveland St. The anthology’s editors and several contributors will be in attendance. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

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EMPHASIS Commercial Real Estate

Office, Industrial Real Estate Enjoy Strong Third Quarter

Memphis’ industrial and office sectors are seeing healthy activity, and some areas are experiencing record fundamentals.

Retail Market Boosted by Groceries, Small Business

The third quarter of 2015 was a busy one for the retail sector with a lot of activity derived from grocery stores and small businesses.

Multifamily Investments Hold Steady in 2015

The numbers continue at a relatively steady pace, but signals are there that the multifamily market in Shelby County is on its way to pre-recession levels.

Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter Coming to Memphis for Habitat for Humanity Build

Jimmy Carter is set to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build in Memphis Monday, an appearance at which the former president will be joined by his wife, Rosalynn, and Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford.

AutoZone announces four promotions

AutoZone has made a handful of promotions among the ranks of its senior leadership team.

Tigers Counting on Avery Woodson to Hit Threes

The surprise is gone. Last season, University of Memphis shooting guard Avery Woodson was an unknown to opponents, or at least was a player that teams would make prove he was a legitimate 3-point threat.

SMALL BUSINESS

Tennessee Pewter Keeps Rare Art Alive

Kathleen Armour Walker’s heart might’ve dropped to the floor when she saw Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards drop her artwork.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Creating A Commercialization Culture

How to Create a Culture Where You Can Capitalize on Innovation: A presentation by Jay Morgan, VP Global Innovation Bayer Consumer Care, given at the Back end of Innovation Conference, October 2015.

Firefighter’s Widow Works Tirelessly to End Drunk Driving

It was Saturday, July 29, 1995, a typical summer day for the Russell family. Bobby Russell Jr., 41, a Memphis firefighter, was working in the yard with his two sons when he was struck and killed on his front lawn by an impaired driver. Nothing was ever typical again for the Russell family.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Protesters Speak Out Against Outsourcing at Tenn. Capitol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of protesters has gathered at the Tennessee Capitol to speak out against Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration mulling over privatization of operations in state government.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Cohen: Senate Judiciary Committee Gives Approval to Stanton

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says the Senate Judiciary Committee has given its approval of Edward Stanton III for District Court judge.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

SEC Opens Door to Startup Investing For All

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new form of crowdfunding is coming soon that will allow startups to raise money by selling stock to Main Street investors.

Fed Official: Central Bank Has Made No Decision on Rate Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — A voting member of the Federal Reserve cautioned Friday that the Fed has yet to decide when to raise interest rates even though it issued a statement this week that said a rate hike was possible in December.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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