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VOL. 132 | NO. 141 | Tuesday, July 18, 2017

County Commission Approves Compromise $4.11 County Property Tax Rate

Shelby County commissioners compromised on a $4.11 county property tax rate Monday, July 17, on the way to a final vote on the compromise tax rate at a special meeting Wednesday that would bring down the curtain on the county budget season.

Blight More Than Out-of-State LLCs

The prominent role investors play in buying single-family homes in Memphis to rent them out is part of the city’s significant problem with blight.

Brett Batterson Lands Talented Jennifer McGrath to Sculpt Halloran Education

If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. So Frank Sinatra famously sang of New York City.

Bartlett Shopping Center Sells for Nearly $30M

A 198,103-square-foot shopping center in the heart of Bartlett has sold for $28.8 million.

Last Word: The TNT Virus, Tax Compromise and The Race for Governor Gets Active

FedEx filed a notice with the SEC Monday that indicates its TNT Express subsidiary is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack late last month. And FedEx has traced the Petya virus to its operation in the Ukraine and spreading from there to the whole system.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Nick Black will perform as part of Stax Museum’s Live in Studio A summer concert series Tuesday, July 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 926 E. McLemore Ave. The concert is free for Shelby County residents (who get free museum admission with ID on Tuesday afternoons), and free with paid admission for out-of-towners. Visit staxmuseum.com.

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Rhodes Taps First Chair In Population Health

One of the philosophies behind Dr. Kendra Hotz’s career as a health care-related researcher and scholar is the notion that a person’s ZIP code casts a much longer shadow over their health care than their genetic code does.

SPORTS NOTEBOOK

Alabama is Media’s Overwhelming Pick To Win SEC Title

Rachel Heck, 15, Shows Well At Women’s U.S. Open

Twice in the previous three years, SEC media correctly predicted the SEC champion. Both times, they did it by picking Alabama (2014, 2016). They went with Alabama again this year, predicting the Crimson Tide to defeat Georgia in the SEC title game.

Dean Touts ‘Middle Of the Road’ Focus For Democrats

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is making exactly the same observation in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Tennessee governor that Republicans are making on their side of the 2018 race.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Take Time to Retreat

Summer is often associated with beaches, family vacations, hot sun and good fun. For those in the nonprofit sector, summer is also the season for retreats. These are times set aside to focus on programming, strategy, growth, partnerships and – many times – fundraising.

Honor Your Muse, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series. Full of fear my friend stares into the unknown, wondering whether or not to launch her own business. Only dark silence answers her unvoiced pleas. Like so many professionals in a monolithic system, she yearns for meaning and purpose in her daily work, which is lacking for her in health care social work.

MEMPHIS AREA

Memphis Grizzlies Sign Forward Rade Zagorac of Serbia

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have signed forward Rade Zagorac, originally acquired in a draft night trade in 2016.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee County's Schools Cancel Class for Eclipse

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Students in a Tennessee school district won't have to skip class to catch next month's solar eclipse.

Former VP Biden Going to Nashville in November on Book Tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak in Nashville this November as a part of a book tour.

REGIONAL NEWS

Aug. 3-4 Set for Vote to Decide Union at Miss. Nissan Plant

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Workers at Nissan Motor Co.'s Mississippi plant will decide on Aug. 3 and 4 whether the United Auto Workers will represent them.

AIRLINES

Delta Tells Ann Coulter Her Insults are 'Unacceptable'

NEW YORK (AP) – Delta Air Lines has pushed back at Ann Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment.

RESTAURANT NEWS

Subway Looking to Update Stores' Not-So-Fresh Look

NEW YORK (AP) – Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a sales decline.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

US to Create Independent Military Cyber Command

WASHINGTON (AP) – After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to U.S. officials.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

Judge: Govt. Asked Google for Too Much Data in Gender Case

NEW YORK (AP) – An administrative law judge has ruled that Labor Department officials investigating gender pay bias had asked Google for data in a way that's too broad and intrusive on employee privacy.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 147 12,181
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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