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VOL. 131 | NO. 45 | Thursday, March 3, 2016

Nordstrom Rack to Open In East Memphis

After months of speculation, Nordstrom Rack has confirmed plans to open in Memphis.

Council Gives Zoo Authority Over Greensward Parking

The next step in the Overton Park Greensward controversy is up to the Overton Park Conservancy now that the Memphis City Council has given the Memphis Zoo control of the northern part of the Greensward.

Departing Methodist CEO Looks Back, Forward

It was the sense of mission and the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives that Gary Shorb says ultimately compelled him to pursue a career in health care.

Council Rejects Hotel at Jackson and Front

Memphis City Council members rejected a hotel with retail Tuesday, March 1, on the northeast corner of Jackson Avenue and Front Street, across from The Pyramid in the Pinch District, that was first proposed last year.

Last Word: Laurelwood Changes, Greensward Aftermath and Broadband Problems

East Memphis Proper is about to look a lot different. Nordstrom Rack is opening a Memphis store and it will be built where the Sears store stands now in the Laurelwood shopping center.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
74.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 91%

EVENTS

Company d Dancers will perform “LOCAL, Dancing through time … places in Memphis” on Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, at 7 p.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Road. This collaboration unites some of Memphis’ most talented artists with Company d’s dancers, all of whom are young adults with Down syndrome. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit facebook.com/companyddancers for details and tickets.

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New Owner to Revive South Main Eyesore

The long-maligned building at 107 S. Main St. has a new owner who has signed on to long-term redevelopment and short term-beautification. Prau Investments LLC purchased the 34,200-square-foot building on Dec. 11 for $720,000.

Trump And Clinton Take Tennessee, Shelby County

He drew 10,000 people to a Millington aircraft hangar last weekend. And Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump got about twice as many votes in Shelby County in Tuesday’s Tennessee primaries.

Memphis Grizzlies Waive Forward James Ennis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have waived forward James Ennis.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Graceland West Moves Forward With $6.8M Permit

1116 Craft St., Memphis, TN 38116 -
Graceland West is moving forward with a $6.8 million construction permit recently filed by contractor Grinder, Taber & Grinder. The permit is listed as new construction work for Elvis Presley Enterprises at 1116 Craft St.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Slow Down To Dream

I decided to dream this week. That’s not to say I never daydream about things, but I’m a planner at heart, always thinking about the practical side to every decision.

What Digital Platforms Miss in the Recruiting Process: The Human Side of Hiring

We’re creeping closer to a society where everything is automated. With the many technologies that are available in the business world today, some may argue that we’re already there. So, it should be no surprise that a new game-based software application is being launched to automate the hiring process – using scientific evidence to match job-seeking candidates with hiring employers.

Leap Seconds Lost in Shuffle

In late 2005, the world – including Tennessee and Arkansas – was told that Mother Earth had lost a moment or so, notwithstanding the hectic pace we’d been on for a decade. The solution was to add a “leap second” to the intangible timepiece maintained by cosmic forces.

Bill Would Open Door for Utilities to Expand Broadband

Legislation to expand broadband access across Tennessee is evolving – by necessity.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Elvis Attraction in Vegas Closes Amid Business Dispute

LAS VEGAS (AP) – An Elvis Presley exhibit that opened at a Las Vegas casino-hotel with great fanfare last year has abruptly closed amid a leasing dispute that involves hundreds of the King's artifacts.

REGIONAL NEWS

Fed Survey Finds Weaker Exports Hurting Manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy was expanding in most of the country in January and February, helped by gains in consumer spending and home sales. But there were also rising headwinds from falling oil prices and a strong dollar that held back some sectors, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

Mississippi Will Defend Lawsuit Over Confederate-Themed Flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's attorney general says he will defend the Confederate-themed state flag against a lawsuit that seeks to remove the banner, even though he thinks the flag hurts the state and should change.

ECONOMY

Survey: US Companies Added 214,000 Jobs In February

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. businesses added a healthy 214,000 jobs last month, another sign that the U.S. job market remains resilient despite economic weakness overseas and tumult in financial markets.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

US Bans Use of E-Cigarettes on Airline Flights

WASHINGTON (AP) – Electronic cigarettes are prohibited on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States under a final rule the government issued Wednesday.

Pentagon Seeks a Few Good Computer Hackers to Test Security

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon is looking for a few good computer hackers.

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

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