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VOL. 130 | NO. 252 | Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Immigration Policies to Have Local Impact

Not that it wasn’t already complicated, but U.S. immigration policy and its enforcement is about to get more complicated.

Grizzlies Release Russ Smith, Sign Ryan Hollins

The Memphis Grizzlies have released second-year guard Russ Smith and signed veteran center Ryan Hollins, the team announced Tuesday, Dec. 29.

Corefire App Could Bring Real Change to Memphis

The numbers are startling: Only 43 percent of African-American males in Memphis graduate from high school, and the city’s poverty rate for families with children younger than 18 is 44.3 percent, double the national average.

Robilio Names Top Staff in Clerk's Office

Memphis City Court Clerk Kay Robilio has appointed her front office as she prepares to take the oath of office Friday, Jan. 1, as the first new city court clerk in 20 years.

Memphis Banking Officials Brace for Changes In New Year

As he chatted about the Memphis banking market with a few guests in a conference room at his bank’s headquarters on Quail Hollow Road back in 2010, Magna Bank chairman, president and CEO Kirk Bailey looked into the future and imagined how local mergers must surely be on the way.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
78.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southeast at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

Hard Rock Cafe Memphis will ring in the new year with the 2016 Hard Rock Guitar Drop on Thursday, Dec. 31, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 126 Beale St. The evening will include live entertainment, drink specials and more. General admission is $25; VIP tickets are $150 per person or $250 per couple. Visit hardrock.com/cafes/memphis for details and tickets.

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Last Word: Watching The River, The Clerk's Inner Circle and Universal Bankers

The Mississippi River is on the rise here and elsewhere which means for many of us the New Year will include a look at the river and memories of 2011 when the river at Memphis was the highest it had been since the record 1937 flooding.

City Code Enforcement Inspectors File Complaint

A week and a half after the October Memphis elections, a group of 16 employees in the city Public Works division filed a formal complaint of discrimination against their supervisor with the city’s office of Equal Employment Opportunity Office.

Family Safety Center Awarded Grant for Shelter Services

For women escaping domestic violence, overcrowded shelters only aggravate a fragile transition. To ensure safety, the Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County is adding temporary hotel and apartment housing to its list of domestic violence services.

SPORTS

Almost Gone: Kobe, Carter and an Era

There were moments. For the great ones, for the future Hall-of-Famers, there are always moments.

NBA Suspends Grizzlies' Matt Barnes for Two Games

Nearly three months after Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes had a confrontation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, the NBA on Monday, Dec. 28, handed down a two-game suspension.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Crestview Collection Makes New HQ in Oakhaven

4300 Concorde Road, Memphis, TN 38118 -
The Williams-Sonoma distribution center in Oakhaven has sold for $6.9 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Nonprofit Mission Creep: Good or Bad?

This is the first in a series focused on the prerequisites for fundraising success. Happy New Year! We hope you are energized and ready to embrace a new year and new fundraising success.

STATEWIDE

Deadly Shooting in Chattanooga Voted Top Story of 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The fatal shooting of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga has been voted the top Tennessee news story of 2015.

TVA Opens Flood Gates at Tennessee River Dams

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority has opened flood gates on all of its nine mainstream dams on the Tennessee River and is holding back water in its upstream storage reservoirs.

Tennessee to Launch Campaign to Get Adults Back in College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee is preparing to launch a $1 million advertising campaign to encourage adults who dropped out of college to go back and get their degrees.

REGIONAL NEWS

Steamship Supporters Seek Exemption to Resume Cruises

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) – Supporters of the Delta Queen say they'll continue working to get Congress to approve an exemption that would allow the historic steamship to resume cruises on the Mississippi River.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Amazon Holiday Shipping, Christmas Eve Deliveries Set Record

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Online retailer Amazon has been a prime beneficiary of more consumers doing their holiday shopping online and procrastinating.

HEALTH CARE

Health Law Reporting Extension Issued for Employers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Treasury Department on Monday gave employers an extension of critical reporting requirements, as it seeks to manage some of the most complicated parts of the federal health care law.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 87 87 7,836
MORTGAGES 108 108 9,307
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 6 1,364
BUILDING PERMITS 130 130 16,737
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 5,461
BUSINESS LICENSES 32 32 2,980
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 47 47 3,297
MARRIAGE LICENSES 37 37 1,725

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