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VOL. 132 | NO. 169 | Friday, August 25, 2017

Professionalism & Charm

After 30 years, Meredith McDonald still passionate about real estate

Entering the upscale offices of Doug Carpenter + Associates on South Main, veteran residential real estate agent Meredith McDonald radiates Southern charm and professionalism.

State Rejects 2nd Request from Baptist Memorial Health Care for Arlington ER

A state agency has again turned down Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.’s application to build a free-standing emergency room in Arlington.

New Cooper-Young Apartments Receive Green Light

A contentious apartment complex slated for the heart of the Cooper-Young Historic District is moving forward after receiving the green light from the Memphis & Shelby County Board of Adjustment. But the board’s approval of the project Wednesday, Aug. 23, wasn’t a quick process.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Joy Touliatos to Run for Shelby County Mayor

Juvenile Court Clerk Joy Touliatos formally announced Thursday, Aug. 24, she is running for Shelby County mayor in the May 2018 Republican primary.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
55.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 29%

EVENTS

Circuit Playhouse will open its 2017-18 season with the regional premiere of “The Flick” Friday, Aug. 25, through Sept. 10 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.

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THE TIPPING POINT

Frazer Asks the Right Questions at AutoZone

Arrival at AutoZone’s Downtown headquarters feels a bit like entry at airport departure gates. A security guard records the name and destination of a visitor, scans her driver’s license, then notifies the person she’s here to see: Preston Frazer, vice president of loss prevention and safety.

SPORTS

By the End of This Season for Vols, 9-4 Might Not Look so Bad

Tennessee fans would have loved a nine-win season under Derek Dooley. They were giddy at preseason talk about a resurgent program and a widespread belief the Vols were the favorites to win the SEC East Division title last year.

Looks Like Another 8-4 Season for Tennessee

Oops. I goofed last year. So did lots of other people who thought Tennessee’s football team would win the SEC East Division and go to the league championship game for the first time since 2007.

Season 3: Time for QB Mariota To Become a Star

If Year 1 was a good start and Year 2 was another step in the right direction, what should we expect of Marcus Mariota in Year 3?

Play Together, Win Together? Titans Hope So

By now you’ve filed away your memories of the 2017 eclipse and stored your viewing glasses in a safe place until 2566, Middle Tennessee’s next solar eclipse.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Matter Worth Raising

SYMBOLS AND FLAGS MATTER. Nora approached the concierge desk at the General Walker Hotel in Obersalzberg, Germany, just below Hitler’s infamous retreat, the Eagle’s Nest, and just above the town of Berchtesgaden. We’d heard that there was a museum in the hotel’s basement. The man behind the desk was behind a newspaper when Nora asked, “Excuse me, could you tell me how we get to the Hitler museum?” He snapped the paper down and in a tone the Fuhrer himself would have been proud of and loud enough to turn heads in the lobby, he sneered:

Net Worth is Like GPS for Your Retirement

Ray’s Take: When you have your annual physical, your physician looks at a number of your vital indicators; so does your financial planner. Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities. In other words, net worth is what you own minus what you owe.

STATEWIDE

LG Breaks Ground on $250M Appliance Plant in Tennessee

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP)LG Electronics Inc. has broken ground at the Tennessee site of the South Korean appliance manufacturer's first washing machine plant in the United States.

Corker's Careful Balancing Act on Trump Knocked Off Kilter

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Sen. Bob Corker refuses to say whether he'll seek a third term, but he has carefully said and done all the right things to avoid provoking a spirited primary challenge next year.

George Strait, Dolly Parton, Late Glen Campbell Given Honors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The country music community honored the late Glen Campbell during the 11th annual Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville, Tennessee, following his death this month at the age of 81.

REGIONAL NEWS

Bullets and Books: Shoppers Get Discounts in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Shoppers in Mississippi can save money this weekend based on some constitutional rights.

US NEWS

Massachusetts Hospital Worker Claims Record Lottery Jackpot

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) – A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history – a $758.7 million Powerball prize – after breaking the news to her employer the way the rest of us only dream of: "I called and told them I will not be coming back."

US ECONOMY

A Puzzle for Central Bankers: Solid Growth But Low Inflation

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) – Against a backdrop of strengthening growth but chronically low inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and other central bankers are taking their measure of the global economy at their annual conference in the shadow of Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Sears to Close More Stores, Sales Continue to Fall in 2Q

NEW YORK (AP) – Sears continued to struggle in its second quarter with declining sales amid heightened competition from the likes of Walmart to Amazon. It now says it will close even more stores.

Amazon to Close on Whole Foods Buyout Monday

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon will close its $13.7 billion buyout of Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday and plans to cut prices on grocery staples.

TECHNOLOGY

Shopping by Voice on Amazon or Google Device Could Cost You

NEW YORK (AP) – In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant.

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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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