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VOL. 132 | NO. 148 | Thursday, July 27, 2017

Developer Pursues New Cooper-Young Apartment Complex

A Los Angeles-based developer has submitted plans to construct a 25-unit apartment complex in the heart of Cooper-Young.

Gillette Out, ServiceMaster to Spin Off Unit

To Memphians, Rob Gillette is the ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. leader who moved the company’s headquarters from East Memphis to Downtown and put the old Peabody Place Mall back in use.

Redbirds Revitalization: Fun at the Old Ballpark and the Winning is Easy

Bottom of the seventh inning and another night at AutoZone Park is unfolding the way so many have this season. The Memphis Redbirds have a nice lead. Their starting pitcher has been putting up zeros and the team has been banging out timely hits and playing crisp defense.

Council OKs Multifamily Project Near Overton Park

The key element in selling the Overton Gateway project compromise to Midtown homeowners turned out to have little to do with the height of the apartment buildings or the number of parking spaces.

Last Word: Repeal Votes, ServiceMaster Exit and Cooper-Young Apartments

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee was among the seven Republican Senators who voted Wednesday against a bill that would have repealed the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement. U.S. Senator Bob Corker voted for the repeal. The bill failed.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
89.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 42%

EVENTS

Memphis Black Arts Alliance will present “Annie: The Musical” Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. Visit mbaafirehouse.org for details and tickets.

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Baptist Opens Midtown Grief Center

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has opened a second grief center, an extension of the grief counseling and related services the hospital has offered for years and is now in the process of expanding.

Resolution, Dollar-Figure Miscues Raise Sanitation Workers’ Grants by $20,000

After all of these years, maybe what happened Tuesday, July 25, to the city’s plan to pay the 14 surviving sanitation workers from 1968 a grant of $50,000 each was part of the larger narrative of the enduring turmoil of that historic time.

U of M Grads Say Bye to Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt looms large for most college graduates, but one local professional has created a system to knock out $150,000 in student loans in five years, and he wants to put those tools in the hands of a generation that is struggling toward financial freedom.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Bad Leadership or Politics? Motlow President’s Fall

One day he was the golden boy, touting Motlow State’s success and posing with the governor for the signing of the Reconnect Act. The next, seemingly, he was gone with the wind.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse

198 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Memphis, TN 38103

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Shut Down The Rumor Mill

My father, Joe Crowley, a very wise man, always had a response whenever anyone said they heard a rumor, and wanted to pass it on. He always stopped them short by saying, “Those who don’t know, talk. Those who know, don’t talk.”

STATEWIDE

Congressman Diagnosed With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Phil Roe's office says he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and will undergo treatment next month in Tennessee.

Textile Company to Bring 1K Jobs to Eastern Tennessee

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A textile company will bring 1,000 jobs to a rural town in eastern Tennessee.

SPORTS

Charity Founded by Former Ole Miss Coach Freeze Mulls Future

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – A charity founded by former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is taking a break from fundraising and will reconsider its future after the coach resigned amid what the school called a "pattern of personal misconduct."

NCAA Rule Ending Two-a-Days Forcing Teams to Adjust

The two-a-day football practices that coaches once used to toughen up their teams and cram for the start of the season are going the way of tear-away jerseys and the wishbone formation.

US ECONOMY

Fed Leaves Rates Alone but Moves Closer to Selling Off Bonds

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged at a time when inflation remains persistently low. But it signaled Wednesday that it's edging closer to gradually shrinking its bond holdings, a step that would likely boost long-term borrowing rates including mortgages.

Text of the Fed's Statement After Its Meeting Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) – Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Trump Says Transgender People Should be Barred From Military

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Now Hiring at Amazon: Thousands of People in 1 Day

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S. – including one in Chattanooga.

Whole Foods' Key Sales Dip Shows Amazon Buying a Fixer-Upper

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Amazon is set to have a fixer-upper on its hands, with Whole Foods reporting another key sales decline.

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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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