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VOL. 130 | NO. 217 | Friday, November 6, 2015

ULI’s Final Fairgrounds Report Adds Parking Details

The final report from an Urban Land Institute panel that visited the Mid-South Fairgrounds in June has more to say about parking challenges and scenarios.

Enoble to Add $200 Million in Memphis-Area Business Funding

Enoble Business Capital is expanding its service offerings to focus on Memphis-area startups and entrepreneurs, with the firm committing to add $200 million in business funding in Memphis over the next three years.

Overton Park Moves Toward Traffic Plan

All sides in the parking dispute at Overton Park have agreed to hire a planner to coordinate a traffic plan as well as mediate talks among them.

Downtown Dining Week Kicks Off Nov. 9

A celebration of Downtown’s restaurant community kicks off next week, with more than 20,000 diners expected to visit the area to take part in the volunteer-led, food-focused affair.

Design Board Approves New Peabody Place Facade

The Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board approved a multitude of Downtown projects Wednesday, Nov. 4, including new Peabody Place Tower signage and Central Station plans that include an outdoor Malco movie screen.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
57.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

Banjos and Bonfires will be held Friday, Nov. 6, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Felicia Suzanne’s, 80 Monroe Ave. L1. The evening will feature bluegrass music, a bonfire, and light appetizers and drinks; proceeds benefit the Church Health Center. Call 901-523-0877 for details.

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Empty Bowls Project Uses Art to Feed City

Hunger and homelessness are problems plaguing the Mid-South, and the Memphis Empty Bowls Project hopes to play its small part in addressing the larger issue.

Blackett Disqualification Motion Details Ethics Complaints

The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct is investigating two complaints charging that Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett acted improperly in ordering a new trial for attempted murder suspect Michael Halliburton.

SPORTS

Tigers No. 13 in First Football Playoff Ranking But With Much Work Ahead

Several days a week, Tigers football coach Justin Fuente goes for a run outside.

Grizzlies: Old Enough To Know Better

In the minutes after the Grizzlies’ worst loss in franchise history, Dave Joerger reached for the “O-Word.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Funny Way With Words

HIGH IQ OR NOT, STILL FUNNY. Friend Gene sent me something – as he often does – that was very funny. It was also something – as it often is – we’d both seen before but forgot.

Cybersecurity Starts With Employees

Cybersecurity has been a hot topic for companies and individuals alike in recent years. Last month, the U.S. Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a new bill aimed to protect companies from hackers. The purpose is to allow businesses to communicate with each other and also share information with the government on cyber-criminal intelligence.

Careers for Veterans

Veterans Day is the official holiday honoring our U.S. Armed Forces, I feel thankful to live in a country where so many men and women voluntarily serve and put themselves in harm’s way for the better good of everyone.

REGIONAL NEWS

Walton Family Foundation Gives $50M to Teach for America

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide.

Party Switch Pushes GOP Closer to Supermajority in Miss. House

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans are closer to having a three-fifths majority of 74 votes in the Mississippi House because a newly re-elected Democrat is switching parties.

STATEWIDE

Authorities Investigate After Nashville Councilman Shot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Metro councilman was in the hospital Thursday after authorities say he was shot multiple times in west Nashville.

China-based Tile Company to Build $150M Tennessee Plant

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A China-based ceramic tile company has selected Lebanon, Tennessee, to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility and create 220 new jobs in Wilson County.

REAL ESTATE

US Housing Recovery Divided on Age, Race and Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the most profitable time to sell a house since the Great Recession started in late 2007. But first-time buyers are increasingly scarce.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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