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VOL. 130 | NO. 160 | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CBHS to Build $10 Million Athletics Facility

Christian Brothers High School is building a $10 million athletics complex on its East Memphis campus.

Memphis Redbirds, Grizzlies Partner for ‘Grit & Grind Night’

The Memphis Redbirds and Memphis Grizzlies play in different sports and at different levels, but for years the people running the teams acted as though they were quasi-rivals.

Memphis City Council to Revisit Benefits Changes

Memphis City Council members continue Tuesday, Aug. 18, to revisit decisions they made on retiree and employee benefits in the last year.

Problem Properties

Neighborhood Preservation working to remedy blight in Memphis

Memphis has a crippling issue with blight, and one nonprofit is front and center with changing the culture that led to the city’s inundation of abandoned properties and lots.

Memphis Symphony President and CEO to Leave in November

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s president and CEO is preparing to step down in November.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
87.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: Variable at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 46%

EVENTS

Playhouse on the Square will host the Great Wine Performances wine tasting Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Characters in full costume will describe the wines. As guests sip, they can test their theatrical expertise for wonderful prizes. Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.

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Developers Seek $24.4 Million Tax Break for Mall Site

The owners of the former Mall of Memphis property are seeking a 15-year tax break for a $112.7 million “Aerotropolis development.”

Less Invasive Heart Treatment Now Available in Memphis

A groundbreaking treatment that serves as a minimally invasive alternative for patients too old, sick or weak to endure open heart surgery is now being offered in Memphis.

Graceland Hosts 30,000 Fans at 37th Annual Elvis Candlelight Vigil

Chris Drummond of Sydney, Australia, paints a portrait of “The King” onto Elvis Presley Boulevard outside Graceland Saturday, Aug. 15, during the candlelight vigil marking the 37th anniversary of Elvis’ death. Drummond has been making the pilgrimage to Memphis for the past 17 years.

College Football Notebook: Preseason Spotlight on Memphis Tigers Defense

The University of Memphis lost eight starters from a defense that played a huge role in last year’s 10-win season.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Ballet Memphis Closes On French Quarter Suites Purchase

2144 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 -
Ballet Memphis has closed on its purchase of the French Quarter Suites in Overton Square for $4.2 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Black Philanthropy Month

It’s August – that means its Black Philanthropy Month.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

August 18 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Man Says Siri Made Call That Saved His Life

WATERHILL, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee teen is alive, thanks to Siri.

Haslam: Road Funding Needs Widely Accepted, Not Gas Tax

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he has seen wide agreement on a statewide tour about transportation that Tennessee needs more money for road and transit projects.

REAL ESTATE

More Millennials Stuck Renting for Years Before Buying Home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home ownership, that celebrated hallmark of the American dream, is increasingly on hold for younger Americans.

US Homebuilder Sentiment Improves in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders grew slightly more optimistic about the housing market in August, putting their confidence at levels last seen a decade ago during the debt-fueled housing boom.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

IRS: Computer Breach Bigger Than First Thought; 334K Victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer breach at the IRS in which thieves stole tax information from thousands of taxpayers is much bigger than the agency originally disclosed.

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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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