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VOL. 130 | NO. 149 | Monday, August 3, 2015

Wilbourn Turns Self In To Marshals

Memphis Police officer Sean Bolton apparently saw a car parked illegally Saturday night near South Perkins and Cottonwood roads and interrupted a minor drug deal in the car, leading to a fight with a passenger in the car who shot Bolton to death.

Memphis to Host Summit on Sexual Assault Kits

The Memphis Sexual Assault Task Force will host in October a gathering of city leaders from across the U.S. grappling with a familiar problem: rape kit backlogs.

Carriage Ride

Collierville’s Carriage Crossing is still reeling in retailers

Carriage Crossing is experiencing strong leasing activity and rising sales numbers as it prepares for multinational clothing retailer H&M to open its first Memphis-area location this month.

Magna Shareholders Approve Merger with Pinnacle

Another step towards the merger of Memphis-based Magna Bank with Nashville-based Pinnacle Bank has been checked off the list, with Magna shareholders voting Friday in favor of the transaction.

UTHSC Prepares for Construction on New Drug Facility

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has big plans for the facility it's planning at 208 S. Dudley St.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Association of African American Museums’ 37th annual conference, “Milestones in History: African American Museums and the Story of African American Progress,” will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 7, with most events at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. The general public is invited to all events. Visit blackmuseums.org/2015conference for schedule and event prices.

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Council Redisricting Plan Raises Possibility of Unintentional District Shifts

Memphis City Council members are reviewing a proposed redrawing of their district lines that would move 9,522 Memphians into different council districts a month and a half before early voting opens for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections.

Redbirds Manager Shildt Understands the Job

The best part of being a Triple-A manager is obvious: You get to tell players they are going up to the major leagues.

SMALL BUSINESS

Tobacco Corner Keeps Fire Going in East Memphis

The Tobacco Corner Ltd. has been holding court at the corner of South Mendenhall Road at Poplar Avenue for more than 40 years.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Ethnography Alone Cannot Generate Transformative Insights

Consumer anthropology offers such refreshing insights into the marketplace, re-humanizing the relationship between people, things and stores in very profound and moving ways. This movement also has helped stores get their noses out of spreadsheet and theories and keep their eye on the customer experience.

‘Famous Last Words’ for a Business

There is a reason they are called ‘famous last words.’ They are the desperate epitaphs of what is, and what is about to change.

MEMPHIS AREA

Inspection to Close Lane of Interstate 40 Near West Memphis

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says a lane of Interstate 40 near West Memphis will be closed for a bridge inspection.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Director of Tennessee Food Program Resigns, Criticizes Leadership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The director of an $80 million food program for impoverished children has resigned following a story in The Tennessean reporting at least $1.8 million in questionable spending last year by contractors.

Attorney General: Private Groups Can't Ban Guns in Parks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney general's opinion says private organizations can't prevent licensed handgun permit holders from taking weapons into events the groups operate at public parks.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Extended Slump in Oil Taking Toll on Industry, Economy

NEW YORK (AP) — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.

US Paychecks Grow at Record-Slow Pace in Second Quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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