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VOL. 131 | NO. 221 | Friday, November 4, 2016

Shelby County Early Vote Tops 242,000

A total of 242,309 citizens, or 42.6 percent of registered voters, cast an early or absentee ballot during the early voting period that ended Thursday, Nov. 3, according to Shelby County Election Commission figures.

Memphis Legislators Call For Repeal of Polling Place Selfie Ban

On the last day of early voting in Shelby County Thursday, Nov. 3, Democratic state Representative G. A. Hardaway walked into the early voting site at Glenview Community Center in South Memphis.

Jernigan Capital Earns $5M Q3 Profit

Dean Jernigan is one of those CEOs who’s happy to spend big chunks of earnings calls with analysts leading a deep dive into the macroeconomics of his public company’s industry.

1-Year-Old Halloran Centre Expands Orpheum’s Reach

The contrast couldn’t be greater. The Orpheum Theatre opened in 1928 and was one of the first buildings in Memphis placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Orpheum’s Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education is a year old and is a model of contemporary design, technology and other amenities.

Weld Catches Libertarian Heat At Memphis Campaign Stop

Bill Weld didn’t wait for a question about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to come up during a Wednesday, Nov. 2, campaign stop in Memphis.

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EVENTS

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen will hold his annual Federal Procurement Fair for Small-Business Owners in Memphis on Monday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. Business owners will learn about contracting with the federal government and can meet one-on-one with procurement officials. RSVP at cohen.procurement@mail.house.gov by Friday, Nov. 4.

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Last Word: An Early Voting Challenge, Raleigh Settlement and Rocky Top Tumult

Early voting in Shelby County ended with some lines Thursday at several of the 21 sites. We should have the final turnout numbers Friday morning and you can get the totals first @tdnpols, www.twitter.com/tdnpols.

MARTHA KELLY'S MEMPHIS

Bridging History

Memphis artist Martha Kelly captures the splendor of the Harahan Bridge this month where the new, nearly one-mile Big River Crossing boardwalk connects Memphis with West Memphis, Arkansas.

Ikea Prepares To Join Retail Landscape In Cordova

The marketplace section of the Ikea Memphis store is still a work in progress six weeks from its Dec. 14 opening.

THE PRESS BOX

Cubs’ World Series Victory The Start of a New Narrative

You can buy into the goat, into the black cat that walked in front of Ron Santo in 1969, into infamous Steve Bartman and, well, into the whole notion that the Cubs were cursed for 108 years, if you wish. 

SPORTS

More Rest for Gasol, Conley Means More Minutes for Young Grizzlies

Five games into their season, the Memphis Grizzlies have provided a small sample size that is simultaneously encouraging, confounding and still mildly concerning. 

Bad Week for Jones Means Losing On, Off the Field

If Tennessee football coach Butch Jones thought last Saturday night was bad in Columbia, South Carolina, he had no idea what was waiting when he got back to Knoxville.

Titans? Win the AFC South? Sure, It’s Possible

In a remarkable change of course over recent seasons, the Tennessee Titans entered the month of November still relevant in the AFC South race.

Johnson’s Impact on Titans Locker Room Will Outlive Tenure

Outside of his game-winning touchdown catch that capped a comeback in Detroit, Andre Johnson didn’t do much on the stat sheet for the Tennessee Titans.

Cardinals, Matheny Agree to 3-Year Contract Extension

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, whose team missed the playoffs in 2016 for the first time in his five-year tenure, has agreed to a three-year contract extension.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Prepping for the Next Market Correction

Ray’s Take Stock market corrections are an inevitable part of investing. Since 1932, declines of 10 to 20 percent have occurred every two years on average. It might happen next week, three months from now, or next year. 

We Need Hits

GOT TO KEEP SWINGING. In the last week, somebody took my iPad and my sunglasses out of my car, the hot water heater crapped out and rained through the ceiling light fixtures, something crawled up inside our dryer vent and died, and somebody lifted my wife’s phone and wallet from her purse. Job called and offered his condolences.

REGIONAL NEWS

Tupelo Council Votes to Keep Flying State Flag

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi state flag will remain in the City of Tupelo.

Tire Plant Breaks Ground Amid Concerns Over Local Contracts

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi and Continental AG leaders Thursday celebrated the start of construction of the German company's $1.45 billion tire plant west of Jackson.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wells Fargo Discloses SEC Investigation for Sales Practices

NEW YORK (AP) – Wells Fargo has confirmed that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating its sales practices, and revealed that it has almost doubled to $1.7 billion the amount set aside to deal with its legal problems.

CVS Health Corp. to Cut 600 Employees in Corporate Offices

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) – CVS Health has announced that it is letting go of about 600 employees as it streamlines operations.

FINANCIAL

Fund Managers: No, the Election Won't Wreck Your 401(k)

NEW YORK (AP) – Worried that the election will ruin your 401(k)?

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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