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VOL. 132 | NO. 235 | Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Grizzlies Fire David Fizdale, Name Bickerstaff Interim Coach

ESPN.com and the Sporting News are reporting David Fizdale has been fired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Grizzlies’ Firing of David Fizdale Stamps This as Marc Gasol’s Team

Maybe it would have happened anyway. Rumors were rampant on Saturday that Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was coaching for his job, that an eighth straight loss to Brooklyn on Sunday could mean the end.

PGA World Golf Championship Event to Memphis in 2019 a Possibility

John Feinstein, author of “A Good Walk Spoiled,” and who hosts a PGA Tour radio show by the same name, was perhaps playing spoiler when he said on his radio show that FedEx wants to bring one of the four annual World Golf Championships to Memphis.

Destined for Greatness

Nonprofit teaches inner-city youth value of real estate knowledge

A modest eight-unit apartment building in the shadows of the $200 million Crosstown Concourse may not carry the name value or financial gravitas of its massive neighbor, but for a group of local kids, it has the chance to change their lives.

Last Word: Change at the Top, Real Estate Action on Bellevue and Produce History

Welcome back to the work week and however much this is a grind, you are probably having a better work week than David Fizdale who suddenly got the ax from the Grizz front office Monday afternoon. This was not altogether unexpected following a vocal post-game dissent from Marc Gasol after Big Spain came out of what wound up being a Sunday loss to Brooklyn in the fourth quarter – the latest in a string of losses after a strong start to the season by the Grizz.

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EVENTS

The third annual Female Warriors: Armed and Delicious Giving Tuesday event is Nov. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Felicia Suzanne’s, 80 Monroe Ave. Enjoy cocktails, live music, and food from local female culinary warriors at this event, which unites restaurateurs, purveyors and culinary thought leaders to benefit the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. Individual tickets are $40; couples are $75 in advance or $40 each at the door. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com.

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New Retail Concept Coming to Overton Square

A women’s boutique in Overton Square has refashioned itself into what will be a collective of small business vendors launching Dec. 1 and all operating from the one space.

Container Apartments Planned for Medical District

Memphis businessman Fred Spikner of Spikner Enterprises LLC has submitted plans to the Memphis and Shelby County Board of Adjustment for an apartment complex made from shipping containers.

Memphis, UCF Familiar Foes Seeking AAC Title

The UCF-South Florida game on the day after Thanksgiving brought in some of the best television ratings for a Black Friday game in that slot in 15 years.

Palazola Produce Making Fresh Deliveries for Decades

The Palazola name has been associated with produce in the Bluff City for more than a century.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Lenox Park Buildings Sell for $5.3 Million

This week's Real Estate Recap features the sale of two Class A office buildings totaling more than 200,000 square feet; a residential development being planned near a proposed new elementary school in Germantown; and more.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Honor The People In Your Life

It’s here – the Christmas season. You cannot hide. It’s everywhere! How will you choose to participate?

Where Design Meets Innovation

A panel discussion at the Back End of Innovation 2017 conference.

STATEWIDE

4 Tennessee Governor Candidates Won't Release Tax Returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Four of the seven major candidates for Tennessee governor are declining to release details of their federal income tax returns.

REGIONAL NEWS

Justices Reject Appeal Over Mississippi Confederate Emblem

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an African-American attorney who called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag "an official endorsement of white supremacy."

Mississippi Coach Matt Luke Ready to Seize 'Destination Job'

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Matt Luke says Ole Miss is a "destination job" and that he is looking forward to implementing his long-term plan instead of being motivating for just 12 games.

Stores Hoping People Keep Shopping Offer Cyber Monday Deals

NEW YORK (AP) – After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Meredith Buying Time Inc. for About $1.8 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith is buying magazine publisher Time for about $1.8 billion, with help from the billionaire Koch brothers, to bulk up on readers as the publishing industry navigates the difficult transition to digital from print.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
TECHNOLOGY

How Powell Could Differ From Yellen: Nominee Faces Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jerome Powell's confirmation to be chairman of the Federal Reserve is considered all but certain. Yet when a Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday on Powell's nomination, one question will hover above the discussions:

Who's in Charge? 2 Fight for Control of US Consumer Watchdog

WASHINGTON (AP) – With emails, tweets and doughnuts, the two dueling acting directors battled for control of the nation's top financial watchdog agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on Monday.

Conyers Gives Up Judiciary Post Amid Sex Harassment Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – Even while fiercely denying allegations of sexual harassment, Michigan Rep. John Conyers is giving up his leadership position as top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, acknowledging a congressional probe into his possible misconduct had become an unwelcome distraction.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Justices Ponder Need for Warrant for Cellphone Tower Data

WASHINGTON (AP) – Like almost everyone else in America, thieves tend to carry their cellphones with them to work.

Facebook Turns to AI to Help Prevent Suicides

NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide.

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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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