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VOL. 131 | NO. 70 | Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shelby County Commission Releases Disparity Study

In a unanimous vote, Shelby County commissioners waived their legal privilege Wednesday, April 6, and approved the public release of a disparity study that is expected to show minority businesses get a low percentage of county government contracts.

QB Paxton Lynch Passes Pro Day Test, But Questions Remain

In the immediate aftermath of Paxton Lynch’s pro day at the University of Memphis, it sort of felt like the postgame following a season-opening victory over a lesser non-conference opponent.

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.

City Council Debates Idea of De-Annexation Compromises

A proposal to form a joint city-county group to explore voluntary de-annexation and the city’s footprint goes to the Memphis City Council for a vote in two weeks.

Last Word: Pro Day, Hardwood Patios in C-Y and Memphis' Contested Convention

It was a windy Pro Day Wednesday at the University of Memphis for Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch. And if the wind wasn’t for you, you could watch Lynch work out for NFL teams and their representatives on the NFL network.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
36.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

Metal Museum will host Whet Thursday on April 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 374 Metal Museum Drive. Attendees can participate in a foundry class, tour the galleries, and enjoy food trucks, cash bar and live music. Cost is free. Visit metalmuseum.org.

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Study Launches to Analyze Memphis' Creative Community

One of the goals of Memphis’ EPIcenter entrepreneurship organization is to make sure the focus and discussions around supporting local entrepreneurs are inclusive and take time to contemplate non-traditional demographics.

Spence Wilson To Keynote Dunavant Awards May 11

Spence Wilson, chairman of the board of Kemmons Wilson Companies, is the keynote speaker for the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards to be held May 11 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Southland Mall Sells In Foreclosure

1215 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116, Sale Amount: $4.3 million -
Southland Mall, Memphis’ first enclosed mall when it opened 50 years ago, has sold for $4.3 million in foreclosure.

SPORTS

Grizzlies End 6-Game Skid With Home Win Over Bulls

If it had been a football game, you could have called it the Desperation Bowl. The Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies each badly needed a victory.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Travel in a World of Warnings

In the pre-dawn hours of March 22 I found myself awake and decided to check Facebook on my phone before attempting to go back to sleep.

Cash Cow?

The vicinity of April Fool’s Day is an apt time to reflect on a tale often told to first-year law students. In contracts class, perhaps. It is the story of a man who wrote a check on the side of a cow. The point of the story ultimately would be that a negotiable instrument is judged on the language and intent in the transaction, rather than by the physical means of evincing it. Kinda, sorta.

Lawmakers Lure Us In With Momentary Sanity, And Then...

Just when it appears the Tennessee Senate is made up of sensible people – as evidenced by the killing of de-annexation legislation – the body is changing course with a Bible-thumping measure.

MEMPHIS AREA

Names of 3 Officers Involved in Man's Shooting Released

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police have released the names of three officers involved in the shooting death of a Memphis man, but authorities are refusing to say which officer actually fired his weapon.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Bill Would Allow Counselors to Deny Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bill that would allow mental health counselors to turn patients away based on the counselors' religious beliefs and personal principles has passed in the House in Tennessee, the latest state to introduce measures that opponents say legalize discrimination against gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

Tennessee AG: Fantasy Sports Contests Are Illegal Gambling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's attorney general has called fantasy sports contests illegal gambling.

STATEWIDE

Country Icon Merle Haggard, Champion of the Underdog, Dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Allergan, Pfizer Call Off Proposed $160B Merger

Top U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Irish rival Allergan are charting independent futures after scrapping a record $160 billion deal torpedoed by new Treasury Department rules meant to block American companies from moving their corporate addresses overseas – on paper – to avoid U.S. taxes.

Stricter Rules Unveiled for Brokers Giving Retirement Advice

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration acted Wednesday to require that brokers who recommend investments for retirement savers meet a stricter standard that now applies to registered advisers: They must act as "fiduciaries" – trustees who are obligated to put their clients' best interests above all.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Fed Minutes Show Officials Wary of April Rate Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve policymakers were split at their last meeting over how to respond to a slowing global economy, with two officials supporting a rate hike in March even as an opposing group felt that even raising rates in April would be too soon.

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PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
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