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VOL. 133 | NO. 94 | Thursday, May 10, 2018

Motor Museum Slated for Edge District

A new non-profit museum geared towards automotive history and preservation could be coming to the Medical District.

One Commerce Square Office Tower Up for Sale

One Commerce Square, the fourth-largest building in Memphis, has hit the market. The 29-story high-rise office tower and four-story annex, located at 40 S. Main St., also comes with a leasehold interest in a roughly 500-space parking garage, according to real estate brokerage firm CBRE’s Deal Flow listing.

From Enduring to Thriving

MIFA’s Founders Day Celebration looks back and ahead

By fall 1967, Memphis had a diverse group of people of faith working on a plan to better the community. Diversity, back then, mainly meant black and white, and Christians and Jews. The notion of them working together was considered bold.

County Home Sales Rise 13 Percent in April

Spring has sprung and that means the busy season for home buying and selling is in full bloom.

Memphis Startup Soundways Wins $200,000 in Rise of the Rest Competition

Memphis startup company Soundways, which helps professionals in the music industry collect unpaid royalties, won a $100,000 investment from Steve Case and other entrepreneurs as part of the Rise of the Rest tour that stopped in the Bluff City Tuesday, May 8.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
73.0°F
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Wind: North at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

The city of Memphis Division of Engineering and Powers Hill Design will host a public meeting about the proposed stormwater master plan for Harrison Creek Basin Thursday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Gaisman Community Center, 4221 Macon Road. The basin roughly runs from Interstate 40 at Jackson Avenue south along both sides of Graham Street to Poplar Avenue. Engineers will provide information about the plan and gather input about drainage and flooding problems from area residents and businesses. Call Powers Hill at 901-543-8000 for details.

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Last Word: New Football League, Drone Testing and New Chandler Numbers

The Alliance of American Football announces its presence in Memphis Thursday afternoon at the Liberty Bowl. And so begins another chapter in the city’s colorful history of start-up leagues. It is a long history dominated by football with a good stretch of the timeline taking in the city’s pursuit of an NFL franchise. Sometimes the rules are a bit different and the leagues have a history of not lasting very long. But they are fondly remembered.

Memphis To Be One of 10 Drone Test Sites

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority is leading a Memphis group that is part of a national pilot program to integrate drones into air traffic.

Council Gives Final Approval to Speedway Terrace Historic District Status

Memphis City Council members approved historic overlay district status Tuesday, May 8, for the Speedway Terrace neighborhood north of Crosstown Concourse. The approval on third and final reading of the ordinance is the second approval in a month of a district whose standards are governed by the Memphis Landmarks Commission.

Local Republicans and Democrats Regroup From May County Primaries for Unity

Shelby County Republican Party chairman Lee Mills knows what it is like to lose an election. Four years ago he ran for alderman in Arlington and lost by 21 votes.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

An A-One Idea For Memphis

A-One Staffing LLC, a female- and minority-owned and operated staffing agency in Memphis, is all about people and all about Memphis.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Fall Creek Falls Project Leaves Destructive Trail

The Fall Creek Falls Inn and Conference Center will soon be in ruins like the livelihoods of the state employees who worked there.

MEMPHIS AREA

Memphis Adds Guard David Wingett to Its Recruiting Class

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis has added shooting guard David Wingett to new coach Penny Hardaway's first recruiting class.

Former Memphis Grizzlies PA Announcer Gets 2 Months in Jail

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The former public address announcer for the Memphis Grizzlies has been sentenced to two months in jail after he pleaded guilty to photographing women under their skirts at a church.

US NEWS

Civil Rights Activist Andrew Young Hospitalized With Illness

ATLANTA (AP) – Civil rights activist Andrew Young is being transferred to a hospital in Atlanta after falling ill over the weekend while in Tennessee.

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Update: 149 Sick in 29 States

NEW YORK (AP) – Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Sinclair to Sell 7 TV Stations to Fox to Win Regulatory OK

NEW YORK (AP) – Media company Twenty-First Century Fox has agreed to buy seven TV stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group for $910 million.

Walmart Makes a $16 Billion Bet on India's Booming Economy

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart will soon reach shoppers in India's massive consumer market directly, as it takes control of the online retailer Flipkart that's known for its ubiquitous delivery drivers on motorcycles with oversized backpacks.

NBC Says No Culture of Harassment in Its News Division

NEW YORK (AP) – NBC's internal investigation following Matt Lauer's firing says it doesn't believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the news division and that current news executives weren't aware of Lauer's behavior until the complaint that doomed him.

Buy Tires on Amazon, Install Them at Sears

NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers will be able to buy any brand of tires on Amazon.com, have them shipped to a Sears Auto Center and then bring in their car to get them installed.

Watchdog Agency Signals Less Focus on Student Loan Abuses

NEW YORK (AP) – The Trump administration signaled Wednesday that it intends to pull back on investigating potential abuses by companies in the $1.5 trillion student loan market.

TECHNOLOGY

What Happens When The Robots Sound Too Much Like Humans?

Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: Whether and how to alert people who may not know they're talking to a robot.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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