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VOL. 130 | NO. 113 | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Carlisle Corp. Gets Tentative OK on One Beale Plan

Developers got a tentative green light to move forward with the ambitious One Beale project, convincing regulators that the twin skyscraper development would be a game-changer for the Memphis skyline.

LeMoyne-Owen College Taps New President

Andrea Miller is the new president of LeMoyne-Owen College and will be the first woman to lead the Memphis institution.

Memphis City Council Adds Health Benefits Extension to Budget To-Do List

Memphis City Council members have another decision to make on their list of votes before the fiscal year ends June 30.

Memphis' Tallest Building Faces June 24 Utility Cutoff

The owner of the skyscraper at 100 N. Main St., the city’s tallest office building, has two weeks to pay the delinquent balance on the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division bill before utilities will be disconnected, a move that would catch a popular Downtown restaurant in the crossfire, according to a an executive at the publicly owned utility.

A Door of Their Own

Memphians finding hope after life on the streets

Maybe during the four-plus years that Jackie Hinton was living on the streets of Memphis, you drove past her as she was walking to a shelter for a meal or a bed and a shower.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
66.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 45%

EVENTS

Central Defense Staffing will host a recruitment event Thursday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6084 Apple Tree Drive, suite 10. CDS is seeking to fill specific warehouse positions in Memphis and North Mississippi. Visit centraldefensestaffing.com or call 901-473-6385.

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H&M to Join Tanger Outlets Lineup

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz AB, has signed a lease for 26,000 square feet at the Tanger Outlets development in Southaven.

Goodman to Accelerate Research in UTHSC Post

When Dr. Steven Goodman starts his new job next month as vice chancellor for research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, he will get under way on a mission to build a strong team of scientists that helps accelerate the university’s research efforts.

MAA Outgrowing Its East Memphis Headquarters

MAA has tapped Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to explore its long-term corporate office needs.

Nonprofit College Initiative Marks Third Year

Three years after its founding, a nonprofit that assists low-income students with the transition from high school to college is moving its Memphis offices and plans to double the number of schools it works with.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Deadlines Everyone Should Know

Ray’s Take: Deadlines are good for the soul. It’s always important to keep track of significant ones in life. At 16, we can drive, and at 18, we can vote. Your taxes are due on April 15. But what about other significant deadlines that may not be as familiar?

Grace-Spotting and More

Anne Lamott is something of an expert on grace. And she’s a brilliant thinker and writer. As such, she’s widely cited in sermons. And some columns. The following are among my favorite Lamott quotes:

Overbey Has No Regrets for Sponsoring Insure Tennessee

Republican Sen. Doug Overbey took the road less traveled this year when he sponsored Insure Tennessee at the request of Gov. Bill Haslam.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Farmers Start Planting Highly Regulated Hemp Seeds

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) – No longer forbidden from growing hemp, Tennessee farmers have started receiving the highly regulated seeds to produce the state's first legal harvest of the crop in more than 70 years.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Half of 2,000 Buyout Applications Targeted at 2 State Agencies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – More than half of the 2,000 buyout applications offered to state employees have been sent to workers in two state agencies: the departments of transportation and human services.

Tennessee Sales Tax Revenue Increases 9 Percent in May

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says the state's overall revenue collections in May were $50 million more than expected.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Why Americans Are Getting New Credit Cards

NEW YORK (AP) – A big change is happening inside your wallet.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

US Budget Deficit Drops to $82.4 Billion in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. budget deficit for May dropped sharply from the level a year ago but much of the improvement reflected a calendar quirk.

NTSB: Amtrak Engineer Wasn't Talking, Texting on Cellphone

WASHINGTON (AP) – The engineer in last month's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't using his cellphone to talk, text or download anything just before the train sped off the tracks, investigators said Wednesday, addressing one big question about what might have caused the accident but only deepening the mystery of what did.

HEALTH CARE

Walgreens, Insurers Push Expansion of Virtual Doctor Visits

Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation's largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 122 17,665
MORTGAGES 82 150 20,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 151 334 36,150
BANKRUPTCIES 54 92 11,774
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 59 5,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 49 4,406

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