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VOL. 129 | NO. 235 | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Victorian Village Homes See Demand

A new single-family residential project in the heart of Victorian Village is doing very well, thank you very much.

Ferguson and Freedom

Civil Rights Museum honorees discuss impact of Ferguson events

The two journalists honored in the annual Freedom Awards given by the National Civil Rights Museum had the most to say Tuesday, Dec. 2, about the broader impact of events in Ferguson, Mo.

Trader Joe’s: No Immediate Plans for Memphis

Trader Joe’s doesn’t have any immediate plans to enter the Memphis market, the company said Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Next Generation Takes Helm of Kemmons Wilson Cos.

A new leadership team has taken the reins at Kemmons Wilson Cos., the family-run business started by Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson.

Council Embraces New Pension 'Concept'

Memphis City Council members are still weighing their options on pension plan changes after another alternative emerged Tuesday, Dec. 2, and the “concept” got eight votes on the council.

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

EVENTS

The Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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Tigers Moving Quickly on Fuente Contract

The slogan before the University of Memphis football season started was “Wait Til This Year.”

Memphis Football Has Envious Success Story

The University of Memphis football program is now an example to be envied, a “model” to be copied.

Greenline Part of Larger Changes to Shelby Farms

The visitors center at Shelby Farms Park is about to come down, the latest sign of the transformation of the park.

Midtown Gears Up for Indie Holiday Market

Preparations for the second Memphis Indie Holiday Market are entering the home stretch, as customers and vendors prepare to converge on Muddy’s Grind House Dec. 13 for the one-day event.

Arcade Restaurant Plans Changes in 2015

The new year will bring some big changes to an iconic Downtown eatery.

NEWSMAKERS

Simonson Joins IRIS Orchestra Staff

Jenna Simonson has joined IRIS Orchestra as community relations coordinator. In her new role, Simonson will oversee community engagement programs and office management for the orchestra, which kicked off its 15th season in October.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

10 Useless PR Tactics to Avoid in 2015

The explosion of the Internet and the ensuing 24/7 news cycle combined with a significant reduction in reporting staff at most media outlets over the past decade has created a perfect storm driving a significant shift in public relations (PR) tactics that are effective and worth your time. If you are still deploying any of these tactics, make it your 2015 resolution to better invest your time for a better result.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Lawmakers Get Raise in Pay, Allowances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.

Tennessee Spends Millions to Save Emails for Lawsuits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee is spending millions of dollars to save emails that could potentially become evidence in lawsuits.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Promotions, Gas Prices Boost US Auto Sales

DETROIT (AP) – American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.

West Coast Port Slowdown Won't Halt Holiday Goods

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Labor strife on the West Coast waterfront isn't going to steal Christmas.

More US CEOs Plan to Boost Hiring in Next 6 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) – Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies expect sales to keep growing in the next six months and also plan to step up hiring.

Rolling Along: RV Industry Maintains Momentum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – RV manufacturers have made up more ground since being sideswiped by the Great Recession, and production of the rolling homes is expected to return next year to levels seen before the economic downturn hit.

RadioShack Clashes Again With Lenders

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Trading in shares of RadioShack was halted Tuesday after the company disclosed a dispute with one of its lenders.

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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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