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VOL. 130 | NO. 239 | Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wharton Touts Memphis’ Emergence in Exit Interview

He didn’t win re-election, but A C Wharton says he did change the city’s politics in his six years as mayor.

Court Orders Release of Darrius Stewart TBI File

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation file on the fatal Memphis police shooting of Darrius Stewart will be opened to the public under a court order issued Tuesday, Dec. 8, by Shelby County Chancellor James Newsom.

Strickland Names 6 Chiefs to Report Directly To Mayor

Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland rounded out his team of top advisers and division directors with six appointees who will report directly to him – a structural change to how previous mayoral administrations have worked.

AutoZone Profit, Sales Up in Latest Quarter

Ahead of its annual meeting in Memphis next week, AutoZone’s fiscal first-quarter results for the period ended Nov. 21 showed the car parts retailer working to deliver on its 2016 operating mantra: “Yes, we’ve got it.”

MAA Board Hikes Dividend

MAA’s board of directors has approved a 6.5 percent hike in the company’s dividend for fiscal year 2016, the dividend's sixth consecutive annual increase.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Central Defense Security will host a job fair Wednesday, Dec. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Orange Mound Community Center, 2572 Park Ave. CDS is seeking armed and unarmed guards for Memphis-area clients. For more information, visit centdef.com.

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County Commission Ends Year With Nonprofit Grants

Shelby County Commissioners met for the last time in 2015 Monday, Dec. 7, in an hour-long session void of any arguments about money or attorneys. They focused on a set of grants for local nonprofits instead.

SPORTS

A Bowl Game, By Any Name, Is a Chance for Another Victory

Once upon a time, all you needed was a tuft of Cotton, a taste of Orange, a simple Rose and a cup of Sugar. That was your college football bowl season.

NEWSMAKERS

Curry Named President of Evaporcool

Chris Curry has been named president of Evaporcool Solutions LLC, a Memphis-based company whose proprietary Evaporcool System improves the energy efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration units. In his new role, Curry will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company as it looks to aggressively expand its business.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Expand Sales Team Reach Without Headcount

This column is the fourth in an 11-part series on the Top Ten 2016 Marketing Trends. Check back for the remainder of the series and a deep dive into each of these trends.

Navigating Holiday Parties

Office holiday parties can often feel like a drag. There’s frequently an expectation that you must attend and bring your spouse. In addition to the stress of taking time out of your personal life for a work event, you must find childcare, pick out the perfect holiday attire and convince your spouse that this evening is important.

REGIONAL NEWS

Ole Miss Gets $5M for its FedEx Student-Athlete Center

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss has received $5 million from two sources to benefit its athletics program.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Ramsey: Ban Immigrants From Places With Terrorism Ties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey called Tuesday for a moratorium on all immigration from countries with "ties to terrorism."

Haslam Dismissive of 'Cherry-Picked' UAW Victory

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While the United Auto Workers is celebrating the end of its losing streak at foreign automakers in the South, Tennessee's Republican Gov. Bill Haslam was dismissive Monday of the significance of what he calls the union's "cherry-picked" win at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

STATEWIDE

University of Tennessee Revises Memo About Holiday Parties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chancellor for the University of Tennessee says an online memo advising employees to make sure holiday celebrations aren't Christmas parties "in disguise" was "poorly worded."

Tenn. Council Joins Effort to End US-Cuba Trade Embargo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee business and community leaders assembled Monday to support a bipartisan public policy group in its effort to end the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba.

US ECONOMY

US Job Openings Slip in October; Hiring, Quits Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in October, though overall hiring picked up and quits rose slightly, adding to evidence the job market is slowly improving.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 286 16,478
MORTGAGES 95 347 19,032
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 569 33,695
BANKRUPTCIES 59 183 10,920
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 77 5,275
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 97 3,964

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