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VOL. 131 | NO. 22 | Monday, February 1, 2016

The Week Ahead: Feb. 1, 2016

How was your weekend, Memphis? The good news is you officially made it through January. Here’s a look at what’s happening this week, from a frigid swim to a FedExForum double-header…

Sports Community to Memphis: Acknowledge Our Value

In sports, it is natural for some – maybe even many – to say what a player, coach, team or even a city can’t do. Memphis knows this well.

Bratcher Shooting First Test of Local Pact With TBI

The first fatal police shooting since local law enforcement and prosecutors adopted a policy of sending such cases to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is being watched closely.

Ultrasound Studio to Open in East Memphis

Hearing a baby’s heartbeat and seeing the child’s form for the first time can be one of the most anticipated and emotional moments for would-be parents during the course of a pregnancy.

Last Word: Groundhog Day's Long Shadow, Minority Percentage & The Value of Sports

After the January into February weekend we had with its outbreak of spring fever, you might wonder if groundhogs are allowed to change their minds or if shadows that are the result of television lights count as a prediction on the winter’s length.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Greater Memphis IT Council will host a Tech Tuesday event on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Mark Stephens of First Horizon Corp. will present “Dashboards & Data Analytics.” Register at memphisitcouncil.com.

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Nashville Developer Submits Plans for Downtown Memphis Housing

Two plans recently filed with the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Planning and Development will turn empty lots into housing for disadvantaged Memphians.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Fenced Out

How to tackle a big problem: black-owned businesses garner less than 1 pct. of total business receipts in Memphis

There’s a major problem in Memphis when it comes to minorities: African-Americans make up 63 percent of the population but garner less than 1 percent of total business receipts within Memphis, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.

Editorial: Not Even One Percent

The new figure is 0.83 percent.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Kroger to Roll Out Online Ordering In Memphis

Kroger plans to bring its online ordering system to the Memphis area soon, expanding a program it’s already rolled out elsewhere in Tennessee that includes employees bringing orders outside to the waiting customer.

Logistics Startup Exec: Amazon Gunning for FedEx

The number of voices in the technology world convinced that Amazon has stuck a target on the back of FedEx – as well as its larger competitor, UPS – continues to grow.

Five Mud Island Proposals Go Public

A Memphis resort hotel group headed by mortgage banker and hotel manager Paul Westphal is proposing a 500-room resort hotel and spa in Mud Island River Park that would incorporate the island’s River Walk in its lobby.

RDC Leader: Pyramid Isn’t Translating to Tourism Elsewhere

Toward the back of its proposal for Mud Island River Park, executives with The Mansion Entertainment and Media LLC included a few caveats for those judging the five redevelopment applications.

International Real Estate Firms Find Purchase Potential in Memphis

International investors and developers are increasingly looking to Memphis because the market is stable and the returns are high, according to a variety of real estate professionals doing business locally.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 335 6,440
MORTGAGES 0 359 7,661
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 787 14,096
BANKRUPTCIES 0 235 4,809
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 124 2,464
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 222 5,118
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 82 1,542

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