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VOL. 132 | NO. 74 | Thursday, April 13, 2017

East Memphis Office Sells for $17M

Primacy II, a 123,265-square-foot East Memphis office building, has a new owner thanks to a huge $17 million deal.

100 N. Main Foreclosure Sale Delayed Sixth Time to April 26

On a warm Wednesday at high noon, attorney Billy Moss stood on the steps of the Judge D'Army Bailey Courthouse and announced the sale of Memphis' tallest building would be postponed for the sixth, but supposedly last time.

After Successful First Year, ‘Art by Design’ Returns

As a board member of ArtsMemphis, Greg Baudoin had contributed other fundraising ideas, including one for a culinary series showcasing the city’s best chefs.

Money Behind New Zoo Parking Terms

In the third attempt to bring an end to the Overton Park Greensward controversy last summer, Memphis City Council member Bill Morrison decided it was best not to try to reach agreement on all points, but on most points.

Baptist, American Esoteric Laboratories Partner on New Automated Microbiology Lab

As Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. president and CEO Jason Little was arriving at American Esoteric Laboratories Wednesday, April 12, he caught sight of his cousin who works at AEL.

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EVENTS

The fourth annual Bringing Out the Leaders Networking Event will be held Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the University of Memphis University Center, 499 University St. College students from across the Mid-South will have the opportunity to connect with top business, community and political leaders at this program sponsored by the nonprofit Setting the Standard Enterprise. Cost is free; registration required. Visit stsenterprise.org.

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Last Word: Season's End, 100 N. Main Delays and Voting With Popsicle Sticks

The last Grizz game of the regular season is a loss to the Mavericks Wednesday evening at the Forum 100 – 93. Look for further word Thursday on Tony Allen's right leg injury. Here comes the “second season” starting with the Spurs. Inbetween is a trip down memory lane as the two-hour "30 for 30" documentary on John Calipari debuts Thursday on ESPN. There was a screening Monday in Kentucky that Calipari attended. The Lexington Herald-Leader has more.

City Council Abolishes Beale Street Authority

The year-old Beale Street Tourism Development Authority quietly went out of business this week without a single objection to be heard at City Hall.

Porter-Leath Hosts Career Fair for Preschool Staff

Porter-Leath will host a career fair on Thursday, April 13, to hire new preschool staff to join its team.

TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

Harwell Cites Need for Alternative Transportation Funding Plan

House Speaker Beth Harwell says she believes it’s important to have a transportation funding plan counter to Gov. Bill Haslam’s gas tax/tax cut act after House Republican Caucus members voted to oppose the governor’s idea.

House Committee Moves Voucher Bill With ‘Neutral’ Recommendation

Legislation setting up a pilot voucher program for low-income students in Shelby County emerged Wednesday, April 12, from the House Government Operations Committee after two weeks of delay.

Traffic Camera Confidentiality Bill Withdrawn in House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that had sought to make the names of people who refused to pay traffic camera fines confidential has been withdrawn for the year.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Shops of Wolflake Near Wolfchase Sells for $4.8M

2965 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133  -
A Germantown Parkway shopping center near Wolfchase Galleria has switched hands for nearly $5 million, according to a warranty deed filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds March 31.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Entrepreneurship Is in the Water

“There’s something in the water.” I often heard that expression when someone referenced a widespread occurrence, the cause of which was puzzling or unexplainable. But if it’s Memphis water, I know what is in it: the soul of an entrepreneur.

Mistreated GOP Legislators Only Want to Be Heard

Word has it extra tissue will be placed on the desks of some House members in the coming weeks so they can dry their tears of pain.

STATEWIDE

Professional Wrestler Kane Kicks Off Bid for Knox County Mayor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The professional wrestler known as Kane is making a bid to be-come mayor of Knox County in Tennessee.

REGIONAL NEWS

Prosecutor Asks Pharmacies to Watch for Kidnapping Suspect

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) – A prosecutor is asking pharmacy employees to be on the lookout for a 50-year-old Tennessee teacher who disappeared last month with a student.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Panel OKs Rules

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has given final approval to the rules governing cultivators and dispensaries.

Mississippi Ethics Law Will Restrict Use of Campaign Money

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi politicians will face new limits next year on how they can use campaign cash, under an ethics law the Legislature passed after media investigations revealed spending on everything from mortgage payments to cowboy boots.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart to Discount Online-Only Items Delivered to Stores

NEW YORK (AP) – Starting next week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company's stores for pickup.

United: Airline Won't Use Police to Remove Passengers

CHICAGO (AP) – The chief executive of United Airlines said the carrier will no longer ask po-lice to remove passengers from full flights after the uproar over a man who was dragged off a plane by airport officers in Chicago.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 78 307 21,073
MORTGAGES 82 330 24,691
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 66 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 0 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 63 240 14,142
BUSINESS LICENSES 17 75 6,476
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 139 13,650
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 77 5,146

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