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VOL. 130 | NO. 243 | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

TBI Darrius Stewart File Shows Questions About Second Fatal Shot

It was the second shot that killed Darrius Stewart, that most of the witnesses said they saw. And that was the shot several of them questioned.

Council Approves $4M Loan for Belz’s Midtown Market

The mixed-use project at Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard got a $4 million federal boost with a proposal from developers Belz Enterprises and Harbor Retail Partners clearing the Memphis City Council Tuesday, Dec. 15.

American Adds Third Memphis-NYC Flight

American Airlines announced Tuesday, Dec. 15, that it would add a third daily flight between Memphis and New York. The Bluff City’s largest carrier will add the flight beginning March 3.

Sarah Cronk Brings 'Sparkling' Nonprofit Resume to Varsity Spirit, Memphis

Sarah Cronk is 22 years old and a recent graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She’s also new to the Bluff City, making the move to Memphis in September to begin a career in marketing at Varsity Spirit.

Thomas & Betts Parent ABB To Open New Mississippi Facility

Power and automation technology group ABB is bringing 300 jobs to Senatobia, Miss., with a recently announced manufacturing facility.

Local Weather
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Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

Attorney J. Anthony Bradley will host a free seminar for World War II, Korea and Vietnam wartime veterans and spouses Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at Legacy Estates at Lenox Park, 6551 Knight Arnold Road. The seminar will cover VA Aid and Attendance Improved Pension benefits. Visit bradley-law.com.

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St. Jude Shows Off $90M Proton Therapy Center

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is now treating patients in its new proton therapy center with an advanced form of radiation technology and a system that was designed, developed and implemented in partnership with Hitachi.

Strickland Taps Memphis' First Female Fire Director

Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland made another significant staff announcement to start the week.

US Attorney Confirms ‘Comprehensive Review’ of Darrius Stewart Case

U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton says his office, the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division are conducting a “comprehensive review” of the July fatal police shooting of Darrius Stewart.

Going Small, Grizzlies Score Big Against Wizards

Before the game, Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger confirmed the lineup change that moved power forward Zach Randolph and swingman Tony Allen to the bench and installed forward Matt Barnes and guard Courtney Lee as starters – and left forward Jeff Green as a starter – wasn’t just a one-time whim while in Miami.

Memphis Tech Firm Changing Real Estate Site Selection Process

Considering how spread out Memphis is, most residents have to get behind the wheel to get to their destination. In reflecting the flux of a vibrant city, homegrown tech company Meridian Econometrics has developed a new commercial real estate site selection program that capitalizes on mobility.

POLITICS

Weirich: Police Cameras Come With Complexities

If a picture is worth a thousand words, local law enforcement and criminal justice officials are finding cameras on police officers are worth many more questions about what happens to the video they produce.

A List of Mayor-Elect Jim Strickland’s Appointments So Far

Memphis Mayor elect Jim Strickland still has some appointments to make, but he is methodically filling key positions in his administration ahead of taking office Jan. 1.

Current City Council Marks End of Term

Memphis City Council members mark the end of an eight-year era Tuesday, Dec. 15, when the body holds its last meeting of 2015.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

December 15 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 15, 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

Holiday Inn Express Ready To Rise Near Graceland

3411 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116 -
Holiday Inn Express and Suites is ready to shake up the Graceland area with a $4.8 million construction loan recently arranged by the Memphis office of Financial Federal Bank.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Time To Look Back

As the year comes to an end there will be family celebrations, travels and delicious meals. In between the many activities we hope you will also have time to reflect. We hope you can let your thoughts wander over the year that is ending, and to extend into the year that is to come.

EMPHASIS Regional Business

Interstate Numbers Fuel Mississippi Economic Development

Highway, routes and interstates can be a numbers game when they show up on maps.

Oxford Feels Stress from Development Boom

Kent Wunderlich travels to Oxford, Miss., often, in part because his grandson is the kicker on the University of Mississippi football team.

Grizzlies’ Footprint Growing Across Region; Redbirds, RiverKings Try to Hit Their Niches

Decades ago, the St. Louis Cardinals used their vast radio network to extend their brand across the middle of America. Even today, they have more than 130 affiliated stations in eight states.

MEMPHIS AREA

Shelby County Election Commission Seeks New Administrator

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Shelby County Election Commission says it is accepting applications for administrator.

STATE GOVERNMENT

No Bids Submitted in Haslam's Parks Privatization Plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's effort to outsource hospitality operations at 11 state parks has failed to draw any interest from private vendors.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Coach Butch Jones Receives $500,000 Raise

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has given Butch Jones a $500,000 raise that will increase his annual pay to $4.1 million.

Program to Stop Providing Meals to Tennessee Prisons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recently criticized inmate rehabilitation organization is planning to stop providing meals to Tennessee prisons.

US ECONOMY

As Rate Hike Nears, Fed's Hints on Future to be Scrutinized

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not about what it will do. It's about what it will say.

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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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