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VOL. 131 | NO. 72 | Monday, April 11, 2016

Southwind Home Values Up 5 Percent in 2015

Southwind-Windyke B, one of the areas most recently annexed by the city of Memphis, figured prominently in the Tennessee Legislature’s recent consideration of a bill to allow de-annexation by referendum.

The Week Ahead: April 11-17

Let’s get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about, from New Memphis Institute's popular “Memphis 101” crash course to the music- and culture-filled Africa in April festival.

State Halts Memphis Health & Ed Board From Doing Business

The city of Memphis entity that sold $12 million in municipal bonds on behalf of Global Ministries Foundation has been told it can no longer conduct such business.

Shoot for a Basketball Coaching Star? Memphis Would Have to Pay Big

Josh Pastner is officially the new head coach at Georgia Tech and the University of Memphis is officially in the coach search business.

Last Word: The Zoo's Proposal, Health and Ed In Limbo and Annexation's Effect

A busy weekend on several fronts not the least of which was Overton Park and the Greensward controversy.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
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Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 82%

EVENTS

ArtsMemphis will hold a free workshop for organizations interested in Arts Build Communities grants on Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Hattiloo Theatre, 37 S. Cooper St. The grants are open to nonprofits and government entities seeking funding for artistic and cultural projects that benefit the community. Visit tn.gov for details.

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August Primaries Feature Intra-Party Challenges

Two years after a disastrous slate of races for countywide offices, there is a move among younger Democratic partisans in Memphis to shake up the Democrats who represent the city in the Tennessee Legislature.

Georgia Tech Hires Pastner From Memphis to Replace Gregory

ATLANTA (AP) – Josh Pastner isn't promising a quick fix as Georgia Tech's basketball coach.

Medical District Stakeholders: Neighborhood Full of Potential

Some 2,500 new employees start jobs each year at employers in the Memphis Medical District, and about 1,300 new students each year start hitting the books at educational institutions there, too.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Moving Dirt

Commercial real estate projects dot Memphis landscape

The Memphis development community is looking inward and upward to increase density in the urban core. New construction is happening across all four commercial real estate sectors, with long-anticipated projects like Trader Joe’s and the redevelopment of Central Station finally coming to fruition. Construction and operating costs continue to be a challenge as new projects hit the top of their class to command higher rents.

Editorial: Memphis Police Director Search Needs Better Sense of Urgency

Sixty-one homicides in 90 days, including a March death that was classified as a homicide by police on the other side of April.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Lawsuit Seeks to Void City Decision on Greensward

The lawsuit filed in the name of Susan Lacy and Stephen Humbert, two Memphis residents, argues the action should be voided by the court because the council allegedly violated the state’s open meetings law.

Loflin Yard Pays Attention to Residents

This week, a “rural oasis” opens for business in the middle of Downtown Memphis. That’s developer Taylor Berger’s vision for Loflin Yard, an acre-wide outdoor destination with pit barbecue, live music and barrel-aged cocktails.

Overton Parking-Traffic Study Sees Future Garage

An Overton Park traffic and parking study released Tuesday, April 5, recommends a phased-approach to creating more parking in and around the park, better coordination of traffic patterns and then a likely move to a 300-space, $7.8 million parking deck on Prentiss Place Drive off McLean Boulevard at the end of 2017.

Lake District Would Put Lakeland on the Map

Before Lakeland became a city, it was the Lakeland Amusement Park. A California-based developer is bringing back that original flair with his proposal for The Lake District, a 165-acre mixed-use development.

From Forest to Flooring, Cafe Ole’s New Deck Has ‘Seen the World’

This is a Memphis story. And by now it should be clear that Bill Courtney loves a Memphis story.

STATEWIDE

Court Strikes Down Enhanced Sentencing Law for Gang Members

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state Criminal Appeals Court says a Tennessee law that allows longer sentences for gang members is unconstitutional.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Feds Approve Gannett $280M Purchase of Journal Media Group

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Federal regulators have approved media company Gannett's purchase of newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

4 Fed Leaders Face Questions About Their Powerful Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) – Janet Yellen was put on the spot about whether she made a mistake in raising interest rates in December. Ben Bernanke was quizzed about what it felt like to be called a traitor by the governor of Texas.

TECHNOLOGY

Experts Caution Self-Driving Cars Aren't Ready for Roads

WASHINGTON (AP) – Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to speed government approval.

TECHNOLOGY

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 20,821
MORTGAGES 44 44 24,405
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 8,610
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 42,337
BANKRUPTCIES 51 51 13,953
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 22 6,423
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 13,511
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 23 5,092

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