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VOL. 130 | NO. 141 | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

FedEx Orders 50 Boeing 767Fs

FedEx Corp. has agreed to purchase 50 additional 767-300F jets from Boeing, the largest single order for large jets in the company’s history.

Council Redistricting Discussion Yields to Talk of Council Changes

A discussion among Memphis City Council members about redistricting Tuesday, July 21, turned into the idea of changing the structure of the council to single-member districts and discarding the multi-member super districts the council has had since 1995.

You Gave Me Shelter

Calvary Rescue Mission is expanding to serve more homeless men

It was 1997 and Robert Oliver was addicted to crack cocaine, living a lonely life on the mean streets of Memphis.

Wharton Backs Moves To TBI In Stewart Shooting Probe

Over the weekend, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong talked by phone about the death of Darrius Stewart.

Allegiant Adds New Nonstops from Memphis

Just two months after landing at Memphis International Airport, Allegiant Air is expanding its service.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
48.0°F
Overcast
Wind: West at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 86%

EVENTS

Central Defense Staffing will host a recruitment event Wednesday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. CDS is hiring various positions for large accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Applicants should come prepared for an informational interview. For details on available positions, call 901-473-6385.

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Stewart, Goode Deaths Test Memphis, Southaven Police

Darrius Stewart and Troy Goode died a day apart on different sides of the state line while both were in police custody.

Berger and partners launching East Memphis cryotherapy business

Taylor Berger’s new business venture is a bit cooler than the rest of the other concepts he’s helped launched in the city – cool, as in, sub-zero.

Two ZeroTo510 Companies Win Pair of Honors

Memphis’ emerging status as a hub of medical device activity is getting some major international recognition this month via honors flowing to two startups being incubated here.

Memphis Candidates Prepare To Spend

How much a candidate raises in an election season attracts a lot of attention, and the second-quarter fundraising numbers for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections are still trickling out.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Charles Hughes to Head Rhodes’ Memphis Center

Dr. Charles L. Hughes has been named director of Rhodes College’s Memphis Center, an academic hub focused on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region. He will be teaching classes on Memphis history and culture, coordinating student projects and developing programs, and also will be continuing his own research on the area.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Curiosity Closed the Sale

Curiosity may have killed the cat – but in sales, curiosity can almost always close the deal.

Checking the Vitals

Now that the Greece flare up and China arrhythmia have subsided, let’s perform a quick physical on the markets to reassess the vitals.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Task Force May Opt For Extending Prison Sentences

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to look at prison sentencing is considering recommendations for longer prison terms.

Jackson Hospital Reaches Settlement for Unnecessary Billing

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a hospital has agreed to pay $510,000 to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary heart procedures.

Lawyer: Tennessee Shooter's Uncle Detained in Jordan

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in attacks on Tennessee military sites has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attack, a lawyer said Tuesday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Citi to Refund $700M for Deceptive Card Practices

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup will refund $700 million to consumers and will pay $70 million in fines for illegal and deceptive credit card practices, the bank and federal regulators said Tuesday.

Unemployment Fell in 21 US States in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell last month in 21 U.S. states and were unchanged in 17, as widespread job growth and a shrinking workforce reduce the ranks of those out of work.

Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 69 69 21,228
MORTGAGES 57 57 24,842
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 128 128 43,475
BANKRUPTCIES 50 50 14,244
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 12 6,503
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 60 60 13,737
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 19 5,177

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