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VOL. 129 | NO. 230 | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Airport Remodel Reflects Diminished Reality

Major demolition work is underway at Memphis International Airport as construction crews raze the south end of the A Concourse, an initial step in a $114 million, multi-year modernization plan that reflects the new reality at the airport.

More at Moore

Moore Tech leaders want school to join Tennessee Promise

The large old trees on its campus and the large paned windows of its brick buildings indicate the William R. Moore College of Technology has been around for a while.

Starry Nights Unveils New ‘Memphis in Lights’ Display

Fans of Orion Starry Nights, the annual holiday light show at Shelby Farms Park, have been treated to small additions and surprises with recent versions of the event, all intended to delight them, to keep them coming back and to stick around.

Bass Pro Ready to Build Bowling Alley

Bass Pro Shops has taken another step toward building a bowling alley inside The Pyramid.

Shelby County, CSX Reach Greenline Deal

Shelby County government has a contract with CSX Railroad to buy the railroad’s old right of way from Farm Road in Shelby Farms Park to the old Cordova train station, with plans to extend the Shelby Farms Greenline.

New Alliance Prioritizes Workforce Development

Memphis and Shelby County are prioritizing workforce development and creating a pipeline that will deliver trained employees to local companies.

After Overcoming Hurdles, Southwest Opens Nursing School

More than four years after breaking ground for a new nursing building, leaders of Southwest Tennessee Community College last week formally opened the school’s new Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building.

Germantown Mayor-Elect Discusses Revenue, Schools

The incoming mayor of Germantown wants to grow the city’s sales tax base to make its government a bit less reliant on property tax revenue.

Grizzlies Playing With Dominating ‘Edge’

After Marc Gasol had demoralized the Los Angeles Clippers – which is what 30 points and 12 rebounds from the Grizzlies’ slimmed-down center will do – coach Doc Rivers noted that Gasol “looked great, he’s playing with an edge. Very serious.”

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Lynnfield Place Apartments Sell for $22.4 Million

1400 Lynnfield Road, Memphis, TN 38119, Sale Amount: $22.4 million -
The Lynnfield Place apartment community in East Memphis has sold for $22.4 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Giving Tuesday

Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. What’s next? Giving Tuesday. That’s right. This December 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a new global holiday, and it’s all about philanthropy.

It’s Time to Update Your Website When …

Take a minute to think about your company’s website. Does it invoke a sense of pride, or do you cringe and immediately think, “We should really work on that … eventually”?

STATE GOVERNMENT

Youth Detention Likely an Issue at Budget Hearings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state's troubled Department of Children's Services is among the agencies Gov. Bill Haslam was to hear from Monday as he begins his annual budget hearings.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wish Granted: Same Day Delivery for the Holidays

NEW YORK (AP) – A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

Budweiser Gives Clydesdales Holiday Pink Slip

NEW YORK (AP) – Budweiser is putting its Clydesdales out to pasture for the holidays.

In Wake of Spotify Pullout, Music Industry Debates Streaming

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.

TECHNOLOGY

Automakers Aim to Drive Away Car Computer Hackers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.

Do You Need to Break the Bank to Get a Good Phone?

NEW YORK (AP) – It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens – and their top-end price tags – and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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