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VOL. 131 | NO. 234 | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pinch "Vision" Plan Moves to Funding Reality

A final public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, on the still tentative redevelopment plan for the Pinch came with a call by some property owners and a Shelby County Commissioner for the city to end a moratorium on approving parcel-by-parcel redevelopment plans in the nine-block area. It also included some general ideas about and renderings of Overton Avenue becoming a walkable well-lit and more heavily developed east-west corridor between the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

Nominations Open for Dunavant Public Servant Awards

How many of us know somebody who should be celebrated for the character they show in their work that goes above and beyond anything expected and is done without any hope of ever being recognized, but rather out of an internal compulsion to serve well?

International Paper Strengthens Partnership With Mid-South Food Bank

International Paper Co. presented the Mid-South Food Bank with a check for $1.25 million in support of its signature charity last week and the timing was excellent because, well, there is never not a good time for the Food Bank to receive that kind of generous help.

Memphis Upstanders Mural Unveiled In South Main Historic Arts District

Nina Katz, Lucy Tibbs and Rev. Billy Kyles are among the social justice figures in Memphis history honored in a new Downtown mural unveiled on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Last Word: Ford Rumors, School Plans and Harwell Survives In State House

If the Friday after Thanksgiving is “Black Friday” what is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving? You know, the day many of us are scurrying about with our hair on fire to get everything done so we can legitimately claim that we will absolutely not be a part of the Black Friday mob whose hair is also alight.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the University of Phoenix’s Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, first floor. The open-mic format will be hosted by Jo Garner. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call 901-482-0354.

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Latest SCS Right-Sizing Proposal Goes To School Board After Thanksgiving

On the other side of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Shelby County Schools board begins formal consideration of a proposal by SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson to close seven schools and build three new ones.

Graceland Announces March 2 Opening of 'Elvis Presley's Memphis' Complex

Graceland will open its $45 million 200,000 square foot Whitehaven entertainment complex March 2-5, the second opening in five months of an expansion of Graceland’s presence in Memphis.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

County Law Library Director Johnson Celebrates 50 Years as Librarian

Gary Johnson, director of the Shelby County Governmental Law Library, is celebrating his 50th year as a librarian. In his current role, he directs the county law library’s operations, including budgeting, staffing and library services, and reports to a 10-member board that include nine attorneys and one judge. 

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Making It Official

Can we agree that the interview process can be stressful? It can be exhausting. You spend weeks, sometimes months, going through many rounds of interviews, tests and background checks. You do all this in secret, slipping out of work and trying not to spill the beans to co-workers and friends. Your current job stress may be growing, and you cannot wait for the process to be over.

Get a Competitive Advantage With a Marketing Map

It sometimes seems like marketing campaigns are an escalating game of chase. When your closest competition takes out an advertisement in the newspaper emphasizing their clients’ successes, you might feel like you need to make your presence known with a two-page spread doing the same.

Harwell Learning How to Dodge Challengers

Beth Harwell has been called a lot of things over the last few years, “trailblazer” chief among them as Tennessee’s first female House speaker. 

STATEWIDE

School Bus Driver Charged in Deadly Chattanooga Crash

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children.

Haslam Still Seeking Consensus on Transportation Funding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The dust may have settled on legislative elections and leadership votes, but Republican Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't appear any closer to divulging his plans for boosting transportation funding in Tennessee.

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

Cargo Pilot Strike in Ohio May Delay Amazon, DHL Shipping

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) – Pilots for a cargo airline that carries packages for Amazon and DHL went on strike Tuesday, potentially causing delivery delays just as the holiday shopping season swings into high gear.

NONPROFIT SECTOR

Trump's Charity Admits to Violating IRS Self-Dealing Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump's charity has admitted that it violated IRS regulations barring it from using its money or assets to benefit Trump, his family, his companies or substantial contributors to the foundation.

AUTO INDUSTRY

Volkswagen Bets on New Technology to Bounce Back From Crisis

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Volkswagen's namesake brand hopes to bounce back from its diesel emissions scandal with a broad restructuring that will mean more battery-powered cars, digital services such as ride-sharing, and more SUVs for the U.S. market.

US Allows GM to Delay Recall to Prove Safety of Air Bags

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto safety regulators are allowing General Motors to delay a large recall of potentially defective air bags, giving the company time to prove that the devices are safe and to possibly avoid a huge financial hit.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Sales Reach Strongest Pace in Nearly a Decade

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans bought homes in October at the fastest pace in nearly decade, helped out by low mortgage rates that have since started to climb following the presidential election of Donald Trump.

Pinch "Vision" Plan Moves to Funding Reality

A final public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, on the still tentative redevelopment plan for the Pinch came with a call by some property owners and a Shelby County Commissioner for the city to end a moratorium on approving parcel-by-parcel redevelopment plans in the nine-block area. It also included some general ideas about and renderings of Overton Avenue becoming a walkable well-lit and more heavily developed east-west corridor between the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

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