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VOL. 130 | NO. 50 | Friday, March 13, 2015

Tanger Outlets to Open Southaven Mall in November

What is now a field near Interstate 55 and Church Road in Southaven, Miss., soon will become an outlet-shopping destination.

Throwing Stones

Memphis Curling Club readies for new season

The calendar’s turn to spring next week can only mean one thing for sports fans who like their action on ice.

Flinn Gives No Comment to Rumors of Resignation

For the last week, local politicos, including several Memphis City Council members, have said council member Shea Flinn will resign from his seat soon to take a position with the Greater Memphis Chamber.

Airfares Falling in Memphis

Thanks to the entrance of low-cost carriers, the average domestic airfare at Memphis International Airport dropped, according to figures released by the Department of Transportation.

Scarboro Tapped as St. Louis Fed Regional Executive in Memphis

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has chosen Doug Scarboro as the new regional executive for the St. Louis Fed’s Memphis branch.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
67.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southeast at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 66%

EVENTS

Eyewear Gallery, in partnership with Literacy Mid-South, is holding a book drive throughout March at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Eyewear Gallery doctors will also offer free vi-sion screenings on Fridays in March from noon to 2 p.m. Visit eyeweargallery.com.

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Sammons 'Very Interested' in Wharton's Chief Administrator Job

The Memphis City Council and the chief administrative officer both have offices in City Hall.

Shular, Orgel to Receive Dunavant Awards

The public affairs officer for Shelby County government with a reach beyond the media and a Shelby County Schools board member whose elected service began at a time of historic change in local public education are the recipients of the 2015 Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards.

Another Broken Egg Café Opening March 30

A Southern-inspired restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and a weekend brunch is finally opening in East Memphis at the end of this month.

Appeals Court Reverses Conviction in Second Memphis Case

For the second time in as many days, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a conviction in a Memphis case.

Initiative Launched to Increase Colonoscopy Screenings in Memphis

A new initiative is underway to curb colon cancer deaths in Memphis by increasing colonoscopy screenings, an effort timed to coincide with March’s status as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

SPORTS

Cardinals Prospect Cody Stanley Coming Back, Moving Up

Spring training in 2012. St. Louis Cardinals catching prospect Cody Stanley gets a phone call from then-farm director John Vuch.

Press Box: We’re Still Talking About CBU. Why?

When Josh Pastner had finished his 20-minute session with the media last Tuesday afternoon, several of us walked back to our cars shaking our heads, openly questioning his sanity and laughing at what we had just heard.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Chock-Full

STORIES 90 YEARS IN THE MAKING. The other day, Willy Bearden and I visited with Norman Blackley in his kitchen. Willy and I are suckers for stories and that kitchen was chock-full.

Time to Get Creative

By far, the biggest frustration job seekers report is the experience applying online. They spend hours scouring the Internet for the perfect job. When they find it, they spend the time crafting a cover letter introduction and tailoring their resume to look perfect. Sometimes, the online system will only allow them to paste in a messy looking resume, or won’t allow a cover letter to be submitted.

MEMPHIS AREA

Lawyers Negotiating Plea Deal for Bartlett Cemetery Owner

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The lawyer for a Tennessee cemetery owner accused of mishandling burials says a plea deal with prosecutors could be reached as early as Friday.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Launches Statewide Pothole Repair Plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched a massive mission to patch the plethora of potholes across the state.

Dollar General Fourth-Quarter Profit Rises on Strong Sales Gains

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dollar General's fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose on strengthening sales at its discount stores.

Auto Collection to Be Auctioned to Benefit Baker Center

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An antique car collection of the late U.S. Sen. Howard Baker is being auctioned off this weekend to benefit the University of Tennessee center that bears his name.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Bid to End Tennessee Carry Permit Requirement Fails in House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal to eliminate Tennessee's requirement to obtain a state-issued permit to openly carry handguns was defeated in a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fall Sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue.

US Household Net Worth Reaches Record High of $83 Trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fueled by higher stock and home values, Americans' net worth reached a record high in the final three months of 2014.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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