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VOL. 131 | NO. 258 | Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nordstrom Rack Files $1.5M Permit For Memphis Store

Nordstrom Rack is moving one step closer to opening an East Memphis location in 2017.

Arlington Schools Pulls $3M Permit for New Central Office

Arlington Community Schools is seeking a $3 million building permit to construct a two-story administration building on Arlington Trail.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Reid Inaugurated as President Of WestTNHBA Board

James Reid, president of Memphis-based homebuilder Reid Homes Inc., has been inaugurated as board president of the West Tennessee Home Builders Association. Reid previously served as the 2016 vice president of the WestTNHBA executive committee and chairman of the 2016 VESTA Home Show.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
47.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southeast at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 52%

EVENTS

The Fourth Bluff Ice Rink in Mississippi River Park Downtown will host a “Frozen” sing-along Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The ice rink is open daily except Mondays through Jan. 29. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental. Visit memphisriverfront.com for hours and events.

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2016: YEAR IN REVIEW

Memphis Health Care Thrives With Investments, Growth

Methodist Healthcare made a “great commitment” to Memphis this year. Those are the words of Methodist University Hospital CEO Jeff Liebman, who referenced the health care system’s multimillion-dollar investment into its flagship hospital at 1265 Union Ave., part of a master plan that will give the facility a modern overhaul.

Last Word: Liberty Bowl Memories, Talk About Violence and The Year In Ed & Med

Grizz fall to the Celtics in Boston Tuesday 113-103. With Mike Conley and five other starters out. Away from triple digits, it is SMU over the Tigers at the Forum Tuesday 58-54.

Change Defines Education Landscape in 2016

By the time Rhodes College trustees made their choice in December of Marjorie Hass as the college’s new president, higher education in Memphis had been through quite a few changes.

Large Deals, Office Construction Among Memphis' Commercial Real Estate Trends

Coming off of a strong year in 2015, the commercial real estate market in the Memphis metropolitan area continued to do well in 2016.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Reinvent Your Career In 2017

Have you ever wondered if you might have picked the wrong career path? If so, you’re not alone. Ask a friend, “How did you end up in your career?” There’s a good chance they’ll say that they just happened to fall into whatever it is that they do.

New Business Ideas for the New Year

It won’t be long before the ball will be dropping in Times Square, signaling a new year and a new start. While people everywhere vow to make changes in their personal lives, businesses should be no different.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Dem Says GOP Governor's Cabinet Lacks Diversity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Senate's top Democrat is criticizing Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for lacking diversity in his cabinet.

Authorities: Small Plane Missing in Eastern Tennessee

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has been reported missing in mountainous eastern Tennessee.

Tennessee Mayor Could Ban County Credit Card Amid Issues

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee county mayor is threatening to cut off use of county credit cards amid widespread documentation problems.

ECONOMY

US Consumer Confidence Climbed to 15-Year High in December

WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers are the sunniest they've been in more than 15 years.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

'Star Wars' Actress and Author Carrie Fisher Dies at 60

LOS ANGELES (AP) Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit film and a one-woman stage show, died Tuesday after falling ill aboard a flight last week. She was 60.

George Michael Mourned by Boyfriend, Ex-Boyfriend in London

LONDON (AP) – As mourners kept on flocking Tuesday to George Michael's home in north London, the singer's former longtime partner and his current boyfriend both spoke of their sadness at his death.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Feds Say 3 Hacked Law Firms' Networks, Made Insider Trades

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals accused of profiting from insider information about mergers and acquisitions by hacking into the networks of law firms working on the deals, authorities said Tuesday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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