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VOL. 131 | NO. 51 | Friday, March 11, 2016

Free Tickets for Tonight’s Grizzlies Game From Coach Joerger

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger and his wife, Kara, on behalf of the Dave Joerger Foundation, have purchased the remaining tickets to the Friday, March 11, game vs. New Orleans as a way to thank fans for their support during the string of injuries sustained by the team this season.

City Has Offer On Adams Police Headquarters

The realty group that proposed a short-lived Hotel Overton for Overton Square in 2015 has offered the city of Memphis $1.1 million for the old Central Police Station building at 128 Adams Avenue.

Ulta to Join Nordstrom Rack in Poplar Commons Retail Center

Ulta Beauty will be a neighbor of Nordstrom Rack in the upcoming Poplar Commons shopping center, set to open in the fall of 2017.

Kilzer on a New Pulpit But Still Finding Sanctuary in Music

“I died in Paris,” said John Kilzer, who spoke from the pulpit of Calvary Episcopal Church as part of the church’s annual Lenten Preaching Series.

Shelby County Unemployment Rate Slides to 5.5 Percent in January

Shelby County’s unemployment rate in January was down a full 2 percentage points from a year ago at 5.5 percent, according to the latest data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
79.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

The Southern Women’s Show will be held Friday through Sunday, March 11-13, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The show will feature shopping, cooking, makeovers, seminars and celebrity appearances. Hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit southernshows.com for updates and advance discount tickets.

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Strickland Makes Defeating Deannexation Bill Top Priority

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is downplaying but not ruling out a move toward local government consolidation as a response to a deannexation proposal in the Tennessee legislature.

Blair Tower Getting Complete Renovation

Development momentum in the Memphis Medical Center has attracted an out-of-town investor looking to jump on the area’s revival.

Last Word: Mudslide, The Deannexation Storm and Kilzer at Calvary

Lots of news on a very rainy day including the flooding from the constant rain that closed some schools and cancelled a lot of other events. And then there was a mudslide on Riverside Drive from the bluff overlooking Tom Lee Park and the Mississippi River. The rain has also pushed the Wolf River to the point that it is now over some parts of the greenway in Germantown.

City Crews Work Overtime on Rain Overflow

Street flooding across Memphis, Shelby County outside the city and north Mississippi on the third day of a rainy week Thursday, March 10, has city public works crews working overtime.

Medical Center Planner To Talk District Remake

It’s the place where about 16,000 employees go to work every day and where 8,000 students are taking courses at some of the city’s premier educational institutions.

German Condiment Maker Coming to West Tennessee

A leading European manufacturer of mustards, dressings and sauces has chosen West Tennessee for its first North American production facility.

Audit Finds Accounting Problems in Fayette County

State Comptroller Justin P. Wilson used the word “troublesome” in describing recurring accounting findings and previously recommended adjustments that have gone unresolved in Fayette County.

SPORTS

The Audible: Still Peyton Manning’s Best Weapon

It was, of course, the closing of Peyton Manning’s recent retirement speech that provided the sound bite and made the headlines.

Grizz in Full-On Survival Mode Now

Starting point guard Mike Conley remains out with a sore foot. His backup, Mario Chalmers, may have ruptured his Achilles. Chalmers left the locker room in Boston on Wednesday night, March 9, in a wheelchair. In context, perhaps so did the rest of the Grizzlies’ season.

THE TIPPING POINT

Brandye Lee Training a New Generation of Diverse Dancers

Brandye Lee is Memphis dance royalty. And like any true queen, she’s impossible to please.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Dull Pencils For Sharp Problems

WE NEED THE SHARPEST PENCILS IN THE DRAWER. I don’t do my own taxes. In fact, my taxes send TurboTax into default mode, crash laptops and fry transformers. H&R Block blocks my phone number.

Numerous Benefits to Cleaning Up Blight

I grew up in Memphis, but like so many young people, moved away for college and lived in a few other cities before returning in 2012. I always missed my hometown and when I had the opportunity to choose where I wanted to build my career, Memphis was the only choice in my heart.

Money is Emotional

Ray’s Take You know yourself better than anyone else. You know what motivates you. You know what frightens you. But it is probably something very different for your friends.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Proposed Update to Car Seat Rules Pulled Back for Debate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An effort to update Tennessee's car seat rules that had been headed for Gov. Bill Haslam's signature has been pulled back for renewed debate in the House over questions about whether it would increase the age that children would be required to ride in booster seats.

Ramsey: Security to Stop Scanning IDs at Legislative Plaza

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A major bottleneck at the entrances to Tennessee's legislative office complex is being eliminated this week.

Bill to Cap Liquor Store Ownership Sent Back to Subcommittee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal to impose limits on how many liquor stores can be owned in Tennessee has been sent back to a House subcommittee.

Senate Speaker Wary of Banning Handheld Phones While Driving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he opposes an effort to make it a crime to speak on handheld phones while driving in Tennessee.

Tennessee AG Won't Divulge Details Of Durham Investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee attorney general on Wednesday declined in a committee meeting to give lawmakers details about his investigation into sexual harassment allegations against state Rep. Jeremy Durham, saying any public discussion could put the probe "in peril."

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Returns Local Control To 2 School Districts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Board of Education has voted to return local control to the Pulaski County Special and Helena-West Helena school districts.

TECHNOLOGY

Google Provides Early Peek at Next Android Operating System

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is previewing the next version of its Android operating system two months ahead of schedule in an effort to get the upgraded software on more mobile devices.

New Privacy Rules Expected For Internet Providers

NEW YORK (AP) – The federal government is proposing new privacy rules that would make Internet service providers such as cable and phone companies ask your permission in some instances before using and sharing your data.

Audit Finds Accounting Problems in Fayette County

State Comptroller Justin P. Wilson used the word “troublesome” in describing recurring accounting findings and previously recommended adjustments that have gone unresolved in Fayette County.

City Crews Work Overtime on Rain Overflow

Street flooding across Memphis, Shelby County outside the city and north Mississippi on the third day of a rainy week Thursday, March 10, has city public works crews working overtime.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 97 140 16,020
MORTGAGES 95 145 18,537
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 323 323 32,794
BANKRUPTCIES 65 121 10,621
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 58 5,144
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 38 90 11,307
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 60 3,833

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