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VOL. 130 | NO. 215 | Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Shadyac Gives More Clues on St. Jude Expansion Plans

Rick Shadyac, president and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s fundraising arm, has revealed further details about the hospital’s expansion plan.

Achievement School District Names New Leader

Malika Anderson, a deputy superintendent of the state-run Achievement School District, is the district's new leader.

Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team Charts New Course

Now that Memphis has a new mayor-elect, a team that’s worked for years within the mayor’s office and with city hall on innovative solutions to local challenges is thinking about its future.

Memphis Cop Won't Be Charged in Darrius Stewart Shooting

A Shelby County grand jury has decided there will be no charges in this summer's fatal shooting of Darrius Stewart by Memphis Police Department officer Connor Schilling.

New Owner to Revive Long-Vacant Downtown Block

A group of private investors – led by Memphis businessman Michael Cook – is looking to turn a blighted Downtown block into a mixed-use development with covered parking.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 44%

EVENTS

The Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board will meet Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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Senses Nightclub Owner Renews Push to Reopen

The owner of the former Senses nightclub again is seeking to reopen the establishment.

Bank On Memphis Targets Smartphones

For about five years now, a partnership between the city of Memphis and local banks and credit unions has been working to bring people who don’t have a checking or savings account into the mainstream banking sphere.

New Office Building Planned for East Memphis

A local creative agency head is planning a two-story office building for the tight East Memphis submarket.

Minglewood Plaza Sells for $2.7 Million

The plaza that houses the popular Minglewood Hall, as well as six other businesses including 1884 Lounge and Inked, has sold.

Motion for Blackett Recusal Poses Unique Questions

Michael Halliburton was sentenced to 21 years in prison Monday, Nov. 2, for the attempted murder of his wife in 2012.

SPORTS

Pass vs. Run, Disciplined vs. Undisciplined; That’s Memphis Vs. Navy

Navy and the University of Memphis share the lead (along with Houston) atop the American Athletic Conference’s West Division at 4-0.

Titans Fire Ken Whisenhunt, Name Mularkey Interim Coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk had been thinking of making a coaching change for weeks, and team President Steve Underwood said they caught Mike Mularkey a bit off-guard Tuesday morning asking him to take over as interim head coach.

NEWSMAKERS

Megan Warden Joins Shea Moskovitz & McGhee

Megan Warden, who joined Shea Moskovitz & McGhee as an associate attorney this year, represents clients in a variety of family law matters – including division and valuation of marital assets, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, child custody, parenting plans, visitation issues, domestic partnerships and parentage.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Get Real Results From LinkedIn

One out of every three professionals on the planet is on LinkedIn and that includes a whopping 60 percent of Memphis-area professionals. That’s why, if you sell to other businesses or B2B, LinkedIn has the power to transform your company.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Lottery Posts Highest Q1 Sales Returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. has announced it posted its highest first-quarter sales returns in the organization's almost 12-year history.

Haslam to Name Tenn. Supreme Court Justice by Year's End

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to make his nomination to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court by the end of the year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Automakers Post Big Oct. Sales Gains; Record Year in Sight

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. is speeding toward what could be a record year for auto sales.

TECHNOLOGY

'Call of Duty' Creators Buy 'Candy Crush' Maker for $5.9B

NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the hugely successful "Call of Duty" has struck a $5.9 billion deal to buy the makers of the highly addictive "Candy Crush" and take advantage of the way video games are moving out of living rooms and onto smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft Gets Stingy With Free Online Storage

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is getting stingy with online storage.

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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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