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VOL. TMN-11 | NO. 30 | Saturday, July 28, 2018
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League of Change

Six of the 14 SEC programs will be led by new coaches this season. Blame Nick Saban.

The South has its advantages. First-year Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead, whose previous head coaching job was at Fordham University in the Bronx, knows this to be true. “Everything being wrapped in bacon, that’s pretty good,” said Moorhead, who had a successful two-year run as Penn State’s offensive coordinator before coming to the SEC, where it is not a stretch to say everything is wrapped in the legacy of Nick Saban.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS EDITORIAL

Editorial: One Beale’s New Course Mirrors Same Ambition

The One Beale development isn’t what we thought it would be – a skyline-reorienting vertical thrust of glass and steel ambition – and there is nothing wrong with that.

Cardinals Give Up on $14 Million Man Greg Holland

Finally, the St. Louis Cardinals could take no more. On Friday, they designated would-be closer Greg Holland for assignment. Holland was signed to a one-year $14 million contract and was expected to be a key piece in making the 2018 team competitive for the postseason.

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EVENTS

Tennessee’s 2018 Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, July 27, at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, July 29, at 11:59 p.m. Shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school and art supplies that cost $100 or less per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. Visit tntaxholiday.com for details and lists of tax-exempt and taxable items.

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THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC

July 27-August 2, 2018: This Week in Memphis History

2010: The body of Lorenzen Wright is found on a back road near a wooded area known as Callis Cutoff near Hacks Cross Road. Wright, center and power forward for the University of Memphis basketball team who played professionally for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies, was last seen July 18. He had been shot numerous times.

SNAPSHOT

One, Two, Three – Cheese!

Jenna Hooper, left, Leslie Hooper and Nicholas Ruble try to cheer up the baby as Allison Ruble shoots pictures of her 7-month-old son Kashdon Ruble at the Agricenter’s sunflower field on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Despite the heat, couples, families, photographers and bees stopped by to enjoy the festive summer color provided by this year’s sunflower crop. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Poplar Corridor TIF Gets First Green Light

The board of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine approved a tax increment financing, or TIF, district for the Poplar Avenue business corridor Wednesday, July 25, after a debate about the use of city and county property tax revenue in a corridor with an estimated $1 billion in appraised property.

POLITICS

Turnout Growing With 2 Days to Vote Before Aug. 2

With two days left in the early voting period, 63,244 citizens had cast ballots in Shelby County in advance of the Aug. 2 election day. The last day of the early voting period is Saturday, July 28.

GOVERNMENT

De-Annexation Plan Encounters Council Resistance

The Strickland administration’s proposal to de-annex two more parts of the city – Southwind-Windyke and Rocky Point – got bad reviews Tuesday, July 24, in city council committee sessions on their way to the first of three council votes in August.

Moves to Abolish IRV and City Runoff Provision Remain on November Ballot

After intense lobbying by advocates of instant runoff voting, Memphis city council members doubled down Tuesday, July 24, on their decision to put a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot that would do away with the current city charter provision calling for instant-runoff voting.

Shelby County Commission, Mayor Still Waging Legal Battle

Shelby County commissioners set the stage Monday, July 23, for a final showdown with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell over who represents what part of county government in legal matters.

HEALTH CARE

Second Chance

Organ donation recipients headed to Transplant Games of America

Four years ago Amber Pettis went to the doctor for what she believed was a stomach virus, one of those health-related speed bumps everyone hits from time to time before the smooth ride of their everyday life continues.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Hill Bellan Rejoins Shea, Moskovitz & McGhee

Attorney Hillary Hill Bellan, who originally joined Shea, Moskovitz & McGhee in 2012, says she always enjoyed working at the law firm and missed it when she moved to Florida in 2014. Now she is back in Memphis and has rejoined the firm, focusing her practice exclusively on family law matters, including divorce, custody disputes, child support modifications, parental relocation and termination of parental rights.

REAL ESTATE

Restoration Ringleaders

Third Roundhouse Revival marks change in coliseum status

Backers of a restored Mid-South Coliseum took stock Saturday, July 21, of a mothballed arena and a city Fairgrounds plan that leaves it inactive for now.

Germantown Retail Center Sells for $13M, Orion Files Permit for New HQ

1245 N. Germantown Parkway,, Cordova, TN 38016 -
 Faropoint Ventures, doing business as Germantown Square Retail LLC, has sold a 142,000-square-foot retail building to Florida investor Nash Fields LLC for $12.6 million. Located at 1245 N. Germantown Parkway, the retail center was 93 percent occupied at the time of the sale and is anchored by Incredible Pizza Co., Tile Shop, and L’ecole Culinaire.

Young Gun

World of Real Estate Nothing New To 24-Year-Old Entrepreneur

While most people were still taking general education classes in college or just trying to figure out their place in the world, Cameron Ellis was investing in real estate.

SPORTS

Memphis Sports Hall of Fame Will Be One-of-a-Kind

To get an idea of what the future Memphis Sports Hall of Fame might look like, you can travel Interstate 40, stop in at Bridgestone Arena on Broadway in downtown Nashville, and see the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. But you can also go just around the corner, to 421 S. Main St., and visit the Blues Hall of Fame.

Missouri Coach Odom’s Rant Giving Team an Edge

After a 51-14 loss to Auburn in the fourth week of the season, Missouri was 1-3 and had lost three home games. The lone victory? A blowout – and meaningless – win over an FCS team.

20 Key Numbers Heading Into Titans Camp

Only months removed from their first playoff victory since 2003, the Tennessee Titans returned to training camp this week seeking to build on last year’s momentum.

THE PRESS BOX

New Deal: Time for Cards to Shuffle the Deck

A few weeks ago as Memphis Redbirds pitcher Dakota Hudson rolled along, his win total climbing and his ERA falling, he shrugged at the idea that he could already be – should already be – pitching in St. Louis.

THE TIPPING POINT

Glasgow Finds All the Answers in Her Second Home

Born in Shanghai, China, Wang-Ying Glasgow always knew she wanted to come to the United States. Whether it was to advance her degrees, which she says is a must to be successful in China, or as an interpreter, it was only a matter of when.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

TURNS OUT, OLD COMES WITH SALARY AND BENEFITS. We all paid for last week.

Should You Lease or Own a Car?

Ray’s Take: According to the Lease Market Report by Edmunds.com, lease volume has doubled in the U.S. in the last five years and the automotive market is on the verge of a fundamental shift in consumer behavior about the value of owning a new vehicle – particularly when the purchase has to be financed.

The Roads To and From Memphis

It’s true, all roads lead to and from Memphis. I have experienced it too many times not to believe it. Most recently, I experienced it this summer.

It’s Summer! How will You Vacation?

A good vacation can be one of the most relaxing things you can do for yourself. Whether you prefer the beach, camping, or grilling out in your backyard, down time is something we all need. Unfortunately, we’re not all getting this much needed time to relax. Can you relate?

Geofencing is for Everyone

Last week, I left my home to drive 30 minutes to my favorite retailer. Later, when I was almost home, I remembered I needed tennis shoes, and I should have gone to the shoe store before leaving the shopping center.

Choose Health Care Power of Attorney Carefully

In June’s article, “Putting the ‘Power’ in Power of Attorney,” I discussed several benefits of having a general durable power of attorney. In this month’s article, I highlight the importance of what arguably is the most important estate planning tool – the durable health care power of attorney. 

What Exactly Am I Supposed To Do?

A board member’s fundraising responsibilities are general and specific. Last week, we shared three general tips: Know your nonprofit, know your role and know your fellow board members. Also, make your own gift first. Then, ask others to join you. If you read closely, you noticed that we provided a lot of questions for board members to ask themselves, the executive director and their fellow board members.

Conscious Business With Brian Schultz

While working as an aid to Sen. Arlen Specter, Brian Schultz had a vision. Actually, he saw a movie and there he had a vision. The experience at the theater gave him an idea. This particular venue blended a theme restaurant and movie theater. They served “warm beer and roller-skate-place type food.” It was 1991 and “love at first sight.”

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Nashville’s Metro Council Reeling with Money Woes

The Metro Nashville City Council is “just worn out,” councilman Robert Swope says.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 158 13,600
MORTGAGES 89 165 15,731
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 21 2,160
BUILDING PERMITS 250 250 28,008
BANKRUPTCIES 54 121 8,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 33 54 4,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 60 5,453
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 48 2,942

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