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VOL. 129 | NO. 253 | Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Retailers Setting Eyes on Memphis

The Memphis-area retail sector, fueled by several new retailers entering the market and a massive amount of grocery-based activity, experienced a strong 2014.

Square Moves

2014 big year for Overton Square’s growth

This year saw the continuation of Overton Square’s comeback, with another flurry of openings and moves to the square as the site of crowds and the sound of music continues to increasingly fill the restaurant and entertainment district.

Shelby County Homebuilding Activity Continues to Slow

Homebuilding in Shelby County was off last year’s pace again in November, with builders pulling fewer permits and selling fewer homes than in November 2013.

Local Charities' Needs Visible During Holidays

Local charities get a lot of attention during the holiday season. But those running the nonprofits are quick to point out that their work goes on year-round. And the holiday season can be a time of great stress for those who rely on their programs, despite the extra attention.

Film and Music Festival to Open Call for Entries Jan. 1

The On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest is opening its call for entries Jan. 1.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
38.0°F
Fair
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 73%

EVENTS

Memphis Zoo hosts the final night of SunTrust Zoo Lights Tuesday, Dec. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. Visitors can enjoy free rides through Zoo Lights on a tram, children’s activities, live reindeer, animal encounters and more. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Visit memphiszoo.org.

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REAL ESTATE RECAP

Fogelman Affiliate Files Loan on Former Cozymel’s Site

6450 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119, Loan Amount: $6.1 million -
A company affiliated with Robert F. Fogelman II has filed a loan on a key piece of East Memphis land.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Your 2015 Secret to Success

We often start the new year with enthusiasm and high expectations, and yet by year-end so many of our great plans are unfulfilled. Will 2015 be another year of doing the same thing and expecting different results, or will this truly be a new year?

Travel Trends for 2015

When traveling in 2015, we are more likely to consider sleeping on someone’s couch, possibly renting their whole apartment for a few days or even sharing a meal with complete strangers.

STATEWIDE

New TVA Board Members Sworn In

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The nation's largest public utility has sworn in two new board members.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

AirTran Makes Final Flight, Ending 21-Year Run

DALLAS (AP) – AirTran Airways has ceased to exist in an industry that has reshaped itself into something that would not be easily recognized when the Dallas carrier took its first flight about two decades ago.

Why the US Will Power the World Economy in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States is back, and ready to drive global growth in 2015.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Key Decisions on Drones Likely From Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.

HEALTH CARE

Being Uninsured in America Will Cost You More

WASHINGTON (AP) – Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015.

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PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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