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VOL. 130 | NO. 161 | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana Adding Second Location, Plans for More

Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana founder Jose "Pepe" Magallanes says customers have been asking for years that the restaurant he opened in 2003 add more locations to complement its existing Germantown-area presence.

Council Gives Final Approval To Forrest Statue Removal

Memphis City Council members gave final approval Tuesday, Aug. 18, to an ordinance setting the stage for removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park

Overton Square To Host October Blues Festival

Overton Square will host a two-day blues festival in October billed as the first of its kind in the city since 1969.

Musical Space

Memphis Music Hall of Fame prepares to open Downtown

It took a while – four years, in fact – for the Memphis Music Hall of Fame to finally get a space of its own. But it’s preparing to celebrate that physical space at 126 Beale St., adjacent to the Hard Rock Café, with a grand opening ceremony Friday, Aug. 21.

Blues Foundation Taps Newman as CEO

The Blues Foundation has selected a fourth-generation Memphian to succeed Jay Sieleman as president and CEO.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St., and the Downtown Parking Authority will meet at 4 p.m. in the same location. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

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CBHS to Build $10 Million Athletics Facility

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

Proposal Prompts Closer Look at Tax Breaks

In recent years, the tax incentives used to bring economic development and jobs to Memphis have been a lightning rod.

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.

Haslam Cites Mixed Signals on Gas Tax Hike For Roads

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam two weeks ago kicked off his statewide tour in Memphis, pushing for a better method of funding state road projects.

Buffalo School Board Approves Kriner Cash as Superintendent

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo school board has appointed Dr. Kriner Cash as superintendent of the urban upstate district.

Memphis Symphony President and CEO to Leave in November

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

NEWSMAKERS

Lucas Named CIO at Regional One

Jackie Lucas has joined Regional One Health as senior vice president and chief information officer. In her new role, Lucas is responsible for information technology and telecommunications for the organization.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Sales Team Of The Future

Many sales managers want to be leaders, but they have trouble motivating their team to willingly follow them. While they see themselves as a leader, others don’t. What makes others willing to follow you as a leader? How can you move beyond management, and make yourself stand out?

Solving the Culture Problem at Your Company

There’s a reason “culture” was reported by Merriam-Webster to be the most popular word of the year in 2014, and we have Generation Y to thank.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Highway Patrol Creates Protective Services Bureau

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is creating a new protective services bureau responsible for the safety of citizens, elected officials, state workers and state buildings.

New Tennessee Law: No Auto Insurance, No Vehicle Registration

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Though it's been mandatory for 40 years, Tennessee automobile liability insurance requirements will soon become much more enforceable. It's then when the "James Lee Atwood Jr. Law" will take effect forcing all Tennessee county court clerks to confirm insurance compliance before issuing new vehicle registration tags.

Tennessee Creates New Task Force to Promote Rural Development

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is creating a new task force to advance economic development in rural Tennessee.

Director of Tennessee Museum Rejects Ouster Call

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The longtime executive director of the Tennessee State Museum is rejecting calls for her to be replaced as the state plans for a new $160 million facility in Nashville.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Pay Raises, Store Spruce-Ups Crimp Wal-Mart's Profit

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's second-quarter earnings report was a mixed bag: Its investments to overhaul its stores are helping to perk up sales, but they're causing more pain to the bottom line than expected.

Home Depot Separates Itself From Retail Crowd in 2Q

NEW YORK (AP) — Homes are getting a lot of TLC from their owners of late, which means better sales for businesses like Home Depot.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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