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VOL. 130 | NO. 227 | Friday, November 20, 2015

Council Runoff Elections: Morgan Tops Springer, Boyd Over Anderson

With a scant 4.8 percent turnout, Memphis voters filled in the blanks at City Hall Thursday, Nov. 19, by electing four new members to the Memphis City Council and returning an appointed incumbent.

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.

Retailers Prep for Black Friday, Onslaught of Holiday Sales

Black Friday, taking place Nov. 27, is only a week away and local and national retailers are gearing up for the busiest day of the year.

Memphis Indie Holiday Market Returns December 12

Lauren Carlson, a Memphis artist with her own jewelry line called Question the Answer, is counting down the days to this year’s Memphis Indie Holiday Market.

DunAn to Open Manufacturing Facility in Memphis

A Chinese company has selected Memphis to be its first manufacturing site in the U.S., bringing more than 100 jobs and $4.2 million in local taxes.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
34.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

Nutcracker Ballet Ensemble & School will perform “Nut ReMix,” a new take on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Friday through Sunday, Nov. 20-22, at the Cannon Center, 255 N. Main St. Visit newballet.org for times and tickets.

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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.

SPORTS

Playoff Committee Knows 2 Losses Don’t Define Memphis Season

Two straight losses knocked the University of Memphis football team from the national polls.

Trust in Tigers Hoops? For Now, Yes

What food and water are to the human condition, hope is to a new University of Memphis basketball season.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Angels Of Our Better Nature

SPIRITS OF A CITY. Emily Sutton and Annie Cook were prostitutes. And angels.

Taxable vs. Non-Taxable Retirement Income

Ray’s Take The taxable status of an investment account refers to whether any income earned in the account is taxable at the time of earning, or possibly not at all.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Best Buy Reports Weak 3Q Sales, Cautious Outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy shares plunged Thursday after reporting disappointing quarterly sales and a cautious outlook for the key holiday shopping season as it faces price pressures and tougher competition from online stores.

House Approves GOP-Led Bill to Boost Fed Oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House approved a bill Thursday that supporters said would make the Federal Reserve more transparent and accountable, defying a veto threat.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi Universities Plan Tuition Increases in 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In-state tuition at Mississippi's eight public universities is set to rise by 4.1 percent on average next fall, with the average price of tuition and fees crossing $7,000 for the first time.

Drought Conditions Diminishing in Arkansas After Rains

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Drought conditions are diminishing in Arkansas after heavy rainfall throughout the state in the past week.

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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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