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VOL. 131 | NO. 153 | Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Craft Brewery Coming to Crosstown Concourse

Crosstown Concourse’s latest tenant is a brewery. Crosstown Brewing Co., a newcomer to Memphis’ craft brew scene, will move into a newly constructed building on the west side of Crosstown Concourse.

Daily News Acquires Chattanooga Newspaper

The Daily News Publishing Co. announced it has acquired the Hamilton County Herald, a 100-year-old Chattanooga-based paper of record that adds another holding to the newspaper properties the Memphis-based company now owns across the largest markets in Tennessee.

County Commission Pursues Budget Loose Ends

Shelby County Commissioners moved into the month-old fiscal year Monday, Aug. 1, with a few loose ends and issues from budget season.

First of 3 Old Forest Gateways in Place at Overton Park

It was about two years ago that Yvonne Bobo began the creative process that brought her last week to Overton Park with a welding rig in the worst heat of the summer.

Municipal Districts Tout ACT for Testing

The superintendents of at least two of Shelby County’s suburban school systems say the state should use the ACT college entrance exam to gauge the achievement levels of high school students.

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EVENTS

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Coloring Between the Wines on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Unwind and color adult coloring books from Thunder Bay Press while enjoying wine and snacks. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

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Last Word: Using the ACT, Murmuration and We Grow

The superintendents of the Bartlett and Germantown school systems say they have a remedy to the testing complaints state education officials are grappling with.

Shelby County Early Voting Tops 43,000 With Democratic Majority

Early voter turnout in advance of Thursday’s election day in Shelby County was lower than it was for the same election cycle in 2012, but higher than in 2008.

Matching Donations Available for Transportation Projects

Two Memphis-based transportation projects have been selected in a nationwide search to qualify for a $100,000 donation match through the TransitCenter.

City Appealing Court Order Requiring Vendor To Reveal All Candidates for Police Director

The city of Memphis is appealing a Chancery Court order issued Friday, July 29, requiring it or the International Association of Chiefs of Police to make public everyone who applied for the job of Memphis Police director.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

CyberYard Taps Market For High-Tech Recycling, Preserves Environment

For the past 15 years, TheCyberYard.com Inc. has done its part to keep the rapidly growing mountain of cyber and packaging waste from going into a landfill or being shipped to dumps in developing nations.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Make the Most of Your ‘Smart Chip’ Card

Whether at the grocery store or your favorite local boutique, you may have noticed an increasing number of people “dipping” their bank or credit cards rather than “swiping.” This is thanks to the continued roll-out of the EMV, or “smart chip,” cards. 

So You Want to Be a College President?

Editor’s note: Part one of a two-part interview. We recently talked with Dr. Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A nationally recognized leader in the field of higher education, Wheelan is the first African-American and the first woman to serve in this capacity.

What Drives Your Organization?

As strategy and innovation consultants, we get called in when organizations are exhausted from trying to grow significantly and not meeting their goals. In most cases, the organization is trying to do too many things without a way to tie them into a coherent meaning.

MEMPHIS AREA

Terminix Offers $87M Settlement to Injured Delaware Family

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The parent company of pest-control giant Terminix has reached a tentative agreement to pay $87 million to a Delaware family injured by exposure to a banned pesticide during a Caribbean vacation.

STATEWIDE

Nashville Airport Plans $1.2 Billion Renovation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Nashville International Airport is embarking on a $1.2 billion renovation aimed at changing virtually every aspect of a traveler's experience.

Statue Honors Tennessee's 1st African-American Chief Justice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A statue honoring Adolpho A. Birch Jr., the first African-American chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, is being dedicated in Nashville.

TVA Wants Public Comment on Solar Facility Assessment

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for public comment on a draft environmental assessment for a proposed purchase agreement with a planned solar generating facility in McNairy County.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Pilots' Union Seeks Ouster of Southwest CEO After IT Outage

DALLAS (AP) – Two major unions at Southwest Airlines are demanding that the carrier replace CEO Gary Kelly because of the technology outage that caused the airline to cancel or delay thousands of flights in July.

Verizon to Buy Fleetmatics for About $2.4 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon said Monday that it plans to pay about $2.4 billion to buy Fleetmatics, which makes software used by cable companies, energy providers and others to manage their fleets of vehicles.

Happier Meal? McDonald's Nixing Some Unpalatable Ingredients

NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's, which is trying to shake its image for serving processed junk food, said Monday it's eliminating some unpalatable ingredients from its most popular menu items.

Verizon to Buy Fleetmatics for About $2.4 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) – Verizon said Monday that it plans to pay about $2.4 billion to buy Fleetmatics, which makes software used by cable companies, energy providers and others to manage their fleets of vehicles.

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PROPERTY SALES 85 280 4,313
MORTGAGES 90 328 5,186
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 121 432 9,365
BANKRUPTCIES 62 192 3,374
BUSINESS LICENSES 33 111 1,683
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 59 199 3,712
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 61 986

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