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VOL. 132 | NO. 52 | Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Portfolio Featuring Highland Row Development Up for Sale

A 13-property portfolio that includes the Highland Row mixed-use development near the University of Memphis has been put on the market for sale or recapitalization by CBRE Group Inc. on behalf of Indianapolis-based Milhaus.

Atlanta Developer Files $200 Million Germantown Mixed-Use Plan

Atlanta developers have filed an outline plan with Germantown leaders for a $200 million mixed-use town village development on the 32-acre “Arthur tract” west of the Saddle Creek South retail center.

New Midtown Ping-Pong Bar Applies For Beer Permit

Railgarten, a new Midtown bar hoping to help bridge the gap between Overton Square and Cooper-Young, has applied for an on-premise beer license with the City of Memphis Alcohol Commission.

Memphis International Airport to Host Job Fair

A job fair featuring 15 different employers located within the Memphis International Airport will held at the airport’s Project Center at 4225 Airways Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 5.

Hopson Proposes Balanced SCS Budget with $47M Turn-Around Effort

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson took a $945.2 million budget proposal to SCS board members Monday, March 1, that includes $47 million in additional funding for his new set of 19 “critical focus” schools and other school turnaround measures including a pay raise for teachers and hiring of more classroom interventionists and specialists.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
59.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

An Islamic art presentation and exhibit on the topic “What Is ‘Islamic Art’?” will be held Wednesday, March 15, at 5 p.m. at the Germantown Library, 1925 Exeter Road. The Muslims in Memphis month event will also feature hands-on activities. Cost is free. Visit muslimsinmemphis.org for a full schedule of events.

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Warren, Tulane Complexes Find Buyer

The court-appointed receiver in the Memphis federal court case involving Global Ministries Foundation has an offer to buy the Tulane and Warren apartment complexes owned by GMF.

Last Word: Gas Tax Resurrection, More Monitoring and Germantown's $200 M Plan

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax bill emerged from the workshop effectively on Monday with a sharper cut in the state grocery tax making the complex set of gas tax hike and other tax rollbacks more than revenue neutral.

Tennessee Sues Federal Government Over Refugee Program

NASHVILLE – The state of Tennessee, spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, filed suit against the federal government Monday, March 13, challenging the constitutionality of the Refugee Resettlement Program.

Tennessee Fusion Center Monitored July Protests In Memphis, Emails Reveal

A state “fusion center” that coordinates information among local law enforcement has been keeping a detailed list of legal protests in Memphis and other Tennessee cities, according to emails from last July requested by a student researching “predictive policing” efforts in Memphis.

Food Hub Launching Spring Subscription

Memphis Tilth’s Bring It Food Hub program, a distributor of locally sourced food from within a 150-mile radius of Memphis, is launching its spring 2017 subscription service next week – an eight-week program that runs March 21 through May 12.

Former Senses Nightclub Facing Foreclosure Sale

The shuttered Senses nightclub on Poplar Avenue is facing foreclosure after its owners, who had planned to resurrect the once-popular nightclub, defaulted on a $1.1 million loan.

EMPHASIS Construction

Shortage of Skilled Workers Creating A Crisis in Construction Industry

With only one skilled tradesman entering the workforce for every five who retire, the demand for skilled labor in the U.S. has reached a critical mass.

Millington Pouring Funds Into Projects To Attract New Businesses, Residents

Millington, the smallest city in Shelby County, has some unique advantages and is making a comeback with millions of dollars in grants to fund infrastructure projects and a collective commitment from city leaders to revive the community and attract new businesses.

Tennessee’s First Female State Architect ‘Blessed’ With Great Role Models

The mother remembers her daughter drawing pictures almost from the time that she could walk. As the girl grew older, the art matured with her. Beautiful landscapes and portraits of people that proved she had more than just a little talent.

TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

Norris Presents Amended Fuel-Tax Bill With Larger Sales Tax Cut

NASHVILLE – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris pushed a revised fuel-tax bill through the Transportation Committee on Monday, March 13, making a sharper cut in the grocery tax to offset phased-in increases at the gas pump.

Haslam Commits State to DUI Prosecution Funding

NASHVILLE – The governor’s office is promising $5.6 million in yearly funding and grants to maintain DUI enforcement prosecution across the state, money that would have been jeopardized by passage of an open container law.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Five Steps to Engage Volunteers

A well-run volunteer management program can change the life of your nonprofit. Most leaders know this and yearn for a team they can depend on. At the same time, many delay engaging volunteers because “it’s a lot of work.” That’s the truth. But it’s also true that an investment in volunteers will leverage the work of your organization in ways you can’t yet imagine. 

Winning the Scale-Up Game

A Back End of Innovation talk by Daniel Friedman, chief revenue officer for Imaginatik. The Back-End Innovation Game “I am going to focus on how,” says Daniel. “It all starts with asking the right questions.”

STATEWIDE

Vanderbilt Ranked Among Top Liver Transplant Hospitals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been rated as one of the busiest liver transplant hospitals in the nation.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Lawmakers Seek Return of Suicide Prevention Hotline

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers are trying to get a suicide prevention call center back on the national network after almost a year in which the state didn't take such calls.

SPORTS

Madness: No Wagering Please, but Go Ahead and Fill a Bracket

Here's one thing millions of Americans can agree on: March Madness is fun, especially when there's a little money on the line.

Shhh! How to Stream March Madness When the Boss Isn't Around

NEW YORK (AP) – The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you're, ahem, supposed to be working.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Intel Drops $15B on Mobileye in Race for a Driverless Future

DETROIT (AP) – Intel will buy Israel's Mobileye in a deal valued at about $15 billion, instantly propelling the computer chip and technology giant to the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology.

Verizon Sought $925 Million Penalty for Yahoo's Lax Security

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Verizon initially thought the biggest data breaches in internet history merited a $925 million discount on its acquisition of Yahoo's online services, nearly three times more than the two companies finally agreed upon.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Inside Washington: Plane Fire Safety Rules Stall Under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – A year ago, the U.S. government was campaigning for an international ban on shipments of rechargeable batteries on passenger planes because the batteries can self-ignite, creating intense fires capable of destroying an airliner.

Shhh! How to Stream March Madness When the Boss Isn't Around

NEW YORK (AP) – The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you're, ahem, supposed to be working.

Former Senses Nightclub Facing Foreclosure Sale

The shuttered Senses nightclub on Poplar Avenue is facing foreclosure after its owners, who had planned to resurrect the once-popular nightclub, defaulted on a $1.1 million loan.

Atlanta Developer Files $200 Million Germantown Mixed-Use Plan

Atlanta developers have filed an outline plan with Germantown leaders for a $200 million mixed-use town village development on the 32-acre “Arthur tract” west of the Saddle Creek South retail center.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 122 17,665
MORTGAGES 82 150 20,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 151 334 36,150
BANKRUPTCIES 54 92 11,774
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 59 5,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 49 4,406

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