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VOL. 131 | NO. 243 | Wednesday, December 7, 2016

‘MemphisWorks’ Jobs, Training App Launches

A new “MemphisWorks” app unveiled Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Annual Chairman’s Luncheon is a comprehensive jobs and training effort that took nine months to get in one digital place, with help from an anonymous donor.

Air Canada Returns to Memphis International With Toronto Flights

Air Canada is returning to Memphis International Airport to resume nonstop service between Memphis and Toronto Pearson International Airport, the airline announced Wednesday, Dec. 7.

SCS Board Hears From Parents and Teachers of Schools Considered for Closing

Parents and teachers of three schools that would be closed under the latest rightsizing plan for Shelby County Schools made a vocal show of force Tuesday, Dec. 6, as the SCS board voted to begin the process of public hearings in the areas affected by the plan.

Council Approves Pair of Downtown Hotels, Sets January Vote on Dairy Expansion

Memphis City Council members approved two conversions of Downtown buildings as hotels Tuesday, Dec. 6, and set a Jan. 17 date for a public hearing and vote on expansion plans for the Turner Dairy in Overton Square.

Shelby County Commission Votes Down Pot Ordinance

The Shelby County Commission voted down Monday, Dec. 5, an ordinance that would have matched a city of Memphis ordinance allowing police the option of writing a civil summons or ticket with a $50 fine for possession of half an ounce or less of marijuana.

Local Weather
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Wind: Northeast at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 47%

EVENTS

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Ashton Lee, author of “Queen of the Cookbooks,” for a discussion and signing Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

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WinterArts Raises Status of Eastgate as an Arts District

With the successful resurrections of Broad Avenue and Crosstown to the west, one familiar East Memphis locale is hoping to reinvent its image and capture similar success.

Last Word: Collierville Cold Feet, William Bell's Return and SCOTUS Rules

Grizz beat the 76ers 96-91 Tuesday night at the Forum as Zach Randolph makes an emotional return to the court.after the death of his mother.

AutoZone Revs Up Net Income By 8 Percent

The first significant cold snap of the season is at hand, something that might leave most people resigned to the corresponding inconveniences but nonetheless excites AutoZone chairman, president and CEO Bill Rhodes.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

GCT Promotes Asher To Artistic Director

Justin Asher has been promoted to artistic director of Germantown Community Theatre. Asher joined GCT in January 2015 as technical director. He was promoted to associate producer in July 2016 and has assisted in the productions of the titles in GCT’s 45th season.

NBA NOTEBOOK

LeBron as a Cub, Grizz Sign Toney Douglas, And Matt Barnes is in Trouble Again

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made a fantastic comeback to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals last summer. But when the Cleveland Indians couldn’t hold off the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, it cost James dearly.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Make the Most of Your Performance Review

Do you wish you were making more money? Do you feel frustrated that you haven’t received the promotion you’ve been waiting for? Well, now’s the time to make a case for yourself. It’s almost time for your annual employee performance evaluation.

Five Fresh Ways to Add Value

Any salesperson who’s been in the game for more than a day knows that products and services aren’t sold based on price. Top sales pros first focus on the value of what they are selling and how it can best meet the customer’s needs. 

STATEWIDE

Proposed Open Records Policy Punts on Contentious Issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Records custodians across Tennessee would be left to decide over several contentious open government issues under a proposed model policy now open for public review and comment.

REGIONAL NEWS

Miss. Lawyers: Don't Revive Lawsuit Over Confederate Emblem

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant have asked a federal appeals court not to revive a lawsuit that sought to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.

Arkansas Governor Seeks US Approval for Medicaid Changes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is meeting with officials in Washington as the state seeks approval for changes to its hybrid Medicaid expansion program.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Alaska Airlines Gets US Approval to Buy Virgin America

WASHINGTON (AP) – Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Money for Trump Tower Security Part of Stopgap Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers are tacking on money for security around Trump Tower in New York and funds for health care for retired coal miners to a stopgap spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown at week's end.

Q&A: A Look at Trump's Call to Cancel New Air Force 1

WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new fleet of presidential aircraft to replace the aging Reagan-era models that currently shuttle the president around the world. Trump cited "out of control" costs of more than $4 billion in a tweet that ended with "Cancel order!"

LAW & THE COURTS

Supreme Court Upholds Broad Power to Curb Insider Trading

WASHINGTON (AP) – A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the government in a legal clash over the nation's insider trading laws, a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall Street.

High Court Sides With Samsung in Patent Dispute With Apple

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

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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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