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VOL. 130 | NO. 134 | Monday, July 13, 2015

Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey Dies At Age 73

Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey died Sunday, July 12.

Forrest Birthday Observance Draws Large Crowd

Confederate groups’ observance of Nathan Bedford Forrest’s birthday Sunday, July 12, drew a larger-than-usual crowd of several hundred people to the city park once named in honor of the Confederate general, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan grand wizard.

Televised Memphis Mayoral Forum Set for September

There could be a lot of candidates for Memphis Mayor in the Oct. 8 city elections. And much of the attention in the run up to active campaigning has focused on the field’s size.

EMPHASIS Green

Big Bins

Memphians ready to ditch beige recycling bins for larger, 'green' containers

Joy Williams had an experiment over the Fourth of July weekend to test Memphis’ new 96-gallon recycling bins.

Lichterman Nature Center to Go Solar With Rooftop Array

It’s been about 20 years since the log building from the 1920s that was once the centerpiece of the Lichterman Nature Center in East Memphis burned to the ground.

Local Green News Piles Up, From Shelby Farms to CBU

Chelsea Avenue Floodwall Becomes ‘Permission Wall’: The city’s renaissance of murals is taking a different form on the section of North Memphis floodwalls that are a border of sorts for the still developing Chelsea Greenline.

Details Emerge on Planned Binghampton Retail Center

The Binghampton neighborhood is inching closer to landing a grocery store as plans for a neighborhood retail center there come into clearer focus.

Beale Authority Prepares to Negotiate Lease With Memphis Leaders

The Beale Street Tourism Development Authority is at what Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris describes as an “awkward interim stage.”

SMALL BUSINESS

Sisters Carry On Father’s Legacy at Bancroft Leasing

For the Bancroft sisters, talking about best-fit leasing options for agricultural equipment comes as easily as navigating the Memphis streets they've known all their lives. Together, the pair make up the second generation of Bancroft Leasing, an equipment leasing brokerage company started by their father, Charlie Bancroft, in 1977.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Objective Leader’s Vision

“Once in a while you get shown the light/In the strangest of places/If you look at it right” – The Grateful Dead

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Last Flight for US Airways Expected in October

DALLAS (AP) – The last flight for US Airways will take place this fall, and one more name in airline history will disappear.

Delta Pilots Reject Tentative Labor Contract Nearly 2-to-1

ATLANTA (AP) – Pilots at Delta Air Lines have rejected a tentative contract approved by union negotiators.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Teen Truckers? Bill Would Drop Big-Rig Driver Age to 18

WASHINGTON (AP) – Parents may hesitate to hand teens the keys to the family car, but Congress is proposing to allow drivers as young as 18 to get behind the wheel of big rigs on the nation's interstates

New Birth Control Rule for Employers With Religious Qualms

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hoping to put to rest one of the most difficult disputes over its health care law, the Obama administration Friday unveiled its latest plan to address employers' religious objections to providing free birth control for their female workers.

Under Fire for Data Breach, Obama Personnel Chief Steps Down

WASHINGTON (AP) – The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting pressure following the unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect.

$10 Bill Change Rankles Descendant of Alexander Hamilton

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone – particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Alexander Hamilton.

Yellen: Fed Still on Track to Raise Rates This Year

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed is on track to start raising interest rates later this year but expressed multiple concerns over headwinds that are still holding back the U.S. economy.

TECHNOLOGY

With Data Breaches, Bad News Can Show Up Well Down the Road

NEW YORK (AP) – The revelation that the data breach at the U.S. government's personnel office was actually much worse than the government originally thought is following a familiar script.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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