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VOL. 130 | NO. 234 | Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Makowsky Ringel Greenberg Buys 8 Acres Near Broad Avenue

The bids have been opened. Memphis-based multifamily housing manager and developer Makowsky Ringel Greenberg won the eight acres of vacant Sam Cooper right-of-way announced for sale early last month.

Council Approves Smart Meter Pact, Compromises on Water Rate Hike, Idlewild Gate

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Dec. 1, a $240-million five-year contract between Memphis Light Gas and Water Division and Elster Solutions LLC to outfit most of the city with Smart Meters.

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.

Ikea Memphis to Break Ground Next Week

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

Memphis Designers Aim to Remove Holiday Stress

’Tis the season for back pain that comes with the struggle of dragging an artificial Christmas tree through a tight attic door opening and down the stairs.

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EVENTS

Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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SPORTS

Tigers Roll in Victory Over La. Tech

Goodwin and Burrell post double-doubles

They were billed as mirror images of one another – athletic and at their best when running, not so hot when shooting from beyond the 3-point line.

College Football Notebook: Memphis Coaching Search a Waiting Game

As this is being written, the University of Memphis coaching search is a game of wait and see. Athletic director Tom Bowen & Co. apparently remain fixed on Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom, who served in the same position for three seasons at Memphis before going to Missouri before the 2015 season.

Bids Are In For Sam Cooper Real Estate

Bids came due Monday, Nov. 30, for eight acres adjacent to Sam Cooper Boulevard and owned by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Memphis Creatives Walk Through Recent Branding Projects

Ben Fant and Andrew Holliday are principals at two Memphis creative firms that each undertook similar projects recently – crafting brand messaging for clients in the restaurant industry.

TBI’s Report on Stewart Case Still Moving

A Shelby County District Attorney General lawsuit seeking to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s file on the police shooting of Darrius Stewart will continue with the police officer who fatally shot Stewart in July allowed to intervene in the case.

NEWSMAKERS

Turbett Joins First Horizon as CRA Officer

Keith D. Turbett has joined First Horizon National Corp., parent company of First Tennessee Bank, as corporate Community Reinvestment Act officer and community development manager. In that role, Turbett ensures First Tennessee is making credit and financial products available in all parts of the community, consistent with safe and sound banking practices.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

All the Business You’re Losing From Siri

This column is the third in an 11-part series on the Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends. Check back for the remainder of the series and a deep dive into each of these trends.

How to Keep Workplace Lions at Bay

A lion used to prowl about a field in which four oxen used to dwell. Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came near they turned their tails to one another, so that whichever way he approached them he was met by the horns of one of them.

Grit to Great

The Memphis Grizzlies have made “Grit and Grind” a common phrase heard today in basketball. The concept of grit, however, extends far beyond the court. In applies in business, life and many other areas.

MEMPHIS AREA

Federal Funds Awarded for Memphis Pedestrian Safety

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than $1 million in federal funds is being awarded for sidewalk and pedestrian safety in Memphis.

STATE GOVERNMENT

8 Tennessee Lawmakers Sign on as Marco Rubio Delegates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio's list of Tennessee delegates includes former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, state House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick and state Sens. Brian Kelsey and Jack Johnson.

Intellectual Disabilities Program to Cost $19 Million

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says a program that will help people with intellectual disabilities find jobs makes sense, but he wants to learn more about it before investing $19 million.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

GM, Toyota Sales Up in Strong November for US Auto Industry

DETROIT (AP) — November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore.

US ECONOMY

US Construction Spending Rises to Highest Level in 8 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending jumped in October, fueled by solid gains in home building and the largest increase in federal construction in nine years.

US Factory Activity Drops in Nov.; First Decline in 3 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity plummeted last month to the lowest level in more than six years, with a stronger dollar and low oil prices cutting new orders and hurting production.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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