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VOL. 130 | NO. 120 | Monday, June 22, 2015

OneJet Is Memphis International Airport’s Newest Airline

OneJet, a startup airline catering to business travelers, has launched its Memphis to Indianapolis route, providing easy access to several large markets in the Midwest.

Council to Tackle Police, Fire Pay Raises Tuesday

The Memphis Police Association is asking its attorneys if union police officers are forbidden from going on strike if the Memphis City Council ignores an impasse committee’s recommendation to raise officer pay 3 percent.

County Commission Faces Red Ink in Final Budget Votes

Shelby County Commissioners try again Monday, June 22, to approve the county’s various budgets and a property tax rate before the July 1 start of the fiscal year.

EMPHASIS Architects & Engineers

Speltz’s Design Flair Transforms Downtown Memphis

Christopher Speltz’s work as an architectural designer for Renaissance Group hinges on transformation. As an illustrator for multifamily spaces 266 Memphis Lofts, Printer's Alley and the Annex Lofts, he's bringing much-needed flair to a stretch of South Front Street.

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EVENTS

Memphis Blues Society and Overton Square will host a Bluesday Tuesday concert featuring John Nemeth with guest Eric Hughes Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Visit overtonsquare.com.

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Self-Tucker Designs Green Center at T.O. Fuller

T.O. Fuller State Park in Southwest Memphis was the first state park opened for African Americans east of the Mississippi River and just the second park of its type across the country.

Developer Arranging Financing for 100 North Main

The owner of the skyscraper at 100 N. Main St. is closing in on a financing package to redevelop the building and will pay his utility bill as soon as the deal is complete, according to a review of public records.

Passion for Architecture Fuels Looney Ricks Kiss' Norcross

Rob Norcross, a principal at Memphis architecture, planning and design firm Looney Ricks Kiss, has increasingly enmeshed himself into public service, holding positions on several key boards or committees.

Man Pleads Guilty in FedEx Fraud Case

The founder of a Pittsburgh-based shipping company that created fake businesses to open FedEx shipping accounts pleaded guilty Friday, June 19, to a mail fraud charge in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

American Bar Association President Pushes Online Models for Civil Disputes

The president of the American Bar Association says the traditional method of providing pro bono legal services in civil matters to those who can’t afford to pay for an attorney isn’t working despite best efforts.

Former Memphis Tigers Plan Alumni Basketball Game

Look back to look ahead. That’s what former University of Memphis basketball players Jeremy Hunt and Willie Kemp are trying to do with the first alumni game, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at 6 p.m. at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse, 495 Zach Curlin St.

Tennessee Board of Regents Approves Statewide Tuition Hikes

Students at Memphis’ higher education institutions can expect to pay more this fall.

I Choose Memphis: Gray Fiser

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

SMALL BUSINESS

Modern Throwback Over the Moon Diapers Finds Growth in Online Sales

New parents often look to their own mothers for support and advice, but Courtney Moser found a business partner in her mother, Janice Bogott. The pair operates Over the Moon Diapers, a web-based distributor for cloth diapers, breastfeeding accoutrements and other baby supplies.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

When Less Means More

Anxiety floods the boardroom, the conference rooms, every decision. Costs are rising. Returns are flat. Margins are thinning. Now, private label competitors are beating us in every area: technology, price, placement, design and sales. Worse, they have turned the category that we invented into a commoditized war zone and keep us in a rigid box that controls every factor of our influence and gives them every advantage.

STATEWIDE

Feds Say Tennessee Can't Trademark Embattled New Logo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has said one of the main points of creating a new state logo is that Tennessee can't trademark its flag or seal.

Ex-University of Tennessee President Ed Boling Dies at 93

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Edward J. Boling, who served as president of the University of Tennessee system for 18 years, has died at 93, the university said.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Rep. Joe Armstrong Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud, Tax Evasion

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville has pleaded not guilty to federal fraud and tax evasion charges connected to an increase in the state's cigarette tax.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Unemployment Rates Rose in Half of US States Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in 25 U.S. states last month, driven higher in many cases by more people who began looking for work but didn't immediately find jobs.

Need Reason to Pay By Phone? Apple, Google Add New Features

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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