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VOL. 131 | NO. 154 | Wednesday, August 3, 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.

Paradox Catering Starting New Mystery Dining Experience

Chef Jimmy Gentry of Paradox Catering & Consulting set out to open a restaurant. He built a catering and consulting business, instead – and what he’s planning next is a mystery dining experience.

First Tennessee Consolidating Real Estate

First Tennessee Bank is renovating and restructuring three of its Memphis properties in a project totaling upwards of $62 million.

Never Too Early or Too Late to Chase a Dream

For every scholarship, there is a story. Rhonda Gray’s story is a little older than most because her first opportunity to attend college came decades ago.

Last Word: Curry Todd, Crosstown Brewing and Cursive Comeback

A word at the top of Last Word about campaign signs and what happens to some of them during a campaign.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
62.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s mobile Career Coach will be at the Millington Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 4858 Navy Road. Career Coach staff will help people create resumes and register with jobs4tn.gov, where more than 200,000 jobs are available.

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Lawsuit Challenges 2008 Charter Changes

An unsuccessful effort in 2015 to reverse term limits on five countywide elected officials through a referendum vote has turned into a legal challenge of the county charter changes approved by voters in 2008.

County Commission Ties Up 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.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Willmarth to Lead Facilities Management at Trezevant

Brian Willmarth has joined Trezevant as director of environmental operations. In that role, he oversees maintenance, housekeeping and plant operations at the continuing care retirement community. He also oversees Trezevant’s construction and renovation projects. 

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Three Reasons New Front-Line Managers Fail

Executives often identify and promote top-shelf individual contributors to front-line managers. Six months into their new position, they are struggling. Team performance has decreased and turnover has increased. The executive is often left wondering what changed. 

Getting The Recognition You Deserve

A common issue faced by many employees is the feeling that they’re not appreciated. There’s a general sense of not feeling recognized, or being overlooked for promotions and raises. It can be overwhelming, disappointing and demotivating, to say the least.

MEMPHIS AREA

State Rep. Curry Todd Arrested on Theft Charge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say state Rep. Curry Todd has been arrested on a theft charge after he failed to respond to requests to be interviewed by sheriff's officials about accusations that he stole a rival's campaign signs.

STATEWIDE

Hart Wants Univ. of Tennessee to Lead in Addressing Sexual Assault

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart wants the school to play a leading role in addressing sexual assault after the recent settlement of a Title IX lawsuit filed against the university.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Health Insurer Aetna Backs Off ACA Expansion Plans

Aetna became the latest health insurer to cast doubt upon its future in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after it called off a planned expansion Tuesday and suggested it could abandon that market completely.

P&G Tops Forecasts as Company Cuts Costs, Steps Up Marketing

CINCINNATI (AP) – Procter & Gamble reported a quarterly profit Tuesday that topped Wall Street expectations as the world's biggest consumer products company worked on slashing costs and pruning its product lineup to offset slow growth.

ECONOMY

US Consumer Spending Grew a Solid 0.4 Percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers turned in another strong month of spending in June despite a decline in spending on autos.

TECHNOLOGY

Samsung's New Jumbo Phone Unlocks With Iris Scanner

NEW YORK (AP) – You'll be able to unlock Samsung's new phone by just looking at it.

Olympians Suit Up in High-Tech Apparel to Shave Seconds

NEW YORK (AP) – When seconds count, the right clothing matters.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 100 164 4,615
MORTGAGES 130 210 5,543
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 146 254 10,001
BANKRUPTCIES 37 93 3,560
BUSINESS LICENSES 36 67 1,802
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 45 121 3,904
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 45 1,069

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