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VOL. 130 | NO. 233 | Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ikea Memphis to Break Ground Next Week

Ikea will break ground on its new Memphis-area store next week.

Haslam Seeks Autonomy for 6 Public Universities in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) –The University of Memphis would get its own governing board separate from the Tennessee Board of Regents in a statewide proposal by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam that amounts to a fundamental change in what the Board of Regents does.

City Council to Vote on Idlewild Gate, Water Rate Hike

A gate across Idlewild Street between two competing supermarket projects in Midtown tops the Memphis City Council’s next-to-last meeting of the year.

Food-Focused Nonprofits Join Under Memphis Tilth Banner

Meet Memphis Tilth. Four of the city’s food and farming nonprofits, which cover areas ranging from soil health to food justice to produce distribution, are convening under a single banner.

Comptroller: Action Needed on MLGW Water Rates

Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson has warned city leaders that Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s water division could come under state control if action isn’t taken to make up a $2 million deficit in water revenue.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
61.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 63%

EVENTS

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Dec. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Chef Jennifer McCullough (Chef Jenn) will speak. Lunch fee is $20. RSVP to bethhaag@comcast.net.

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Sammons Could Return to Memphis Airport Authority

The city’s outgoing chief administrative officer, Jack Sammons, could return to a position on the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board.

Appeals Court Vacates Kyle Ruling on Bail Bond Rules

Shelby County Chancery Court has no jurisdiction over the rules that Criminal Court judges make for bail bond companies.

SPORTS

Grizzlies Avoid Epic Loss, Still Lack Signature Win

Perhaps Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, will be the date that the Philadelphia 76ers break their record-tying 18-game losing streak to start an NBA season. The 76ers will be at home against the just-as-awful Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant, who recently announced he will retire at the end of this season.

Fuente’s Departure From Memphis Bittersweet for All

Justin Fuente should have coached in different time, a simpler time. Before this postmodern era of college football in which we all live. Before TV controlled everything.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

December 1 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

St. Jude Files $10 Million Construction Permit

650 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 -
St. Jude has applied for a $10 million building permit at 650 St. Jude Place.

EMPHASIS Health Care

West Cancer Center Opens New Wolf River Facility

When the West Cancer Center cut the ribbon on its 123,251-square-foot facility dedicated to oncology care and research earlier this month, it marked the opening of a facility focused on research and treatment, as well as patient convenience.

Crossroads Hospice Brings Sense of Mission, Purpose to End-of-Life Care

There’s a dichotomy that quickly becomes apparent when visiting Crossroads Hospice’s Memphis office, at 1669 Shelby Oaks Drive, and talking to executives about what they do.

Emami's Care2Manage Startup Helps Families Care for Aging Loved Ones

Ela Emami has a vision for her startup Care2Manage, an entity focused on helping families caring for a loved one, that blends technology with a human touch.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

How Would You Rate Yourself As A Fundraiser?

As the year comes to an end, we have the opportunity to reflect on our lives, give thanks and plan for the coming year. We reflect on family, our relationships with friends and community, and often our work life. With this column we offer 10 questions you can use to reflect on your role as a professional or volunteer fundraiser.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam to Hear From 26 State Agencies Before Crafting Budget

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is kicking off a week of budget hearings at the state Capitol on Monday.

STATEWIDE

No Takers Yet for Historic Oak Ridge WWII-Era Temporary Town

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Organizations that work with the homeless have not expressed any interest in acquiring the 160-acre tract in Oak Ridge where thousands of people lived during the secret World War II Manhattan Project.

TECHNOLOGY

Cyber Monday Sales Still on Top, But Losing Some Luster

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are rolling out online deals on so-called "Cyber Monday." But now that shoppers are online all the time anyway, the 10-year-old shopping holiday is losing some of its luster.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fed Moves to Bar Bailouts of Failing Firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.

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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 27 147 12,181
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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