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VOL. 130 | NO. 153 | Friday, August 7, 2015

Midtown Easy-Way Could Become Locally Sourced Market

The Midtown Easy-Way location at 596 S. Cooper St., a retail fixture in Cooper-Young for decades, could see new ownership and new life as a market for locally sourced meat and produce.

Memphis a Top Contender for OneJet Expansion

When OneJet announces its latest expansion plans Wednesday, Aug. 12, leaders of Memphis International Airport will be listening closely. That’s because Memphis is on the short list to become a main connection city for the air passenger network in the coming months.

Grizzlies Owner Robert Pera’s Ubiquiti Hit With $46.7 Million Fraud

Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera's technology company has been hit by fraud, saying in a regulatory filing it lost $46.7 million.

Disney Store's Memphis Distribution Center Sells for $27.5 Million

DDC Investment Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation, has acquired The Disney Store’s Memphis distribution operation.

Welcome Back

Memphis-area schools ready for a year without transition

When Shelby County’s public schools open for the first day of the 2015-16 school year, it will mark the first time in three years that there will be no historic, structural changes to the systems themselves.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
59.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday will run Friday, Aug. 7, at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, Aug. 9, at 11:59 p.m. Certain goods may be purchased tax-free, including clothing $100 or less, school supplies $100 or less and computers $1,500 or less. Visit tn.gov for details.

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Haslam Makes Infrastructure Case In Memphis

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is traveling across the state to encourage change in how road projects are funded.

Crosstown Concourse Taps Retail Leasing Agent

Crosstown Concourse has added another member to its growing team: The Shopping Center Group LLC will be the exclusive retail leasing agent for the massive project.

Civil Rights Museum Names 2015 Freedom Awards Recipients

Ava DuVernay, the director of the movie “Selma,” Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and Ruby Bridges-Hall, who as a 6-year-old integrated schools in New Orleans, are the recipients of the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Awards.

GTx Reports Second-Quarter Loss

Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc. reported a net loss of $48 million in the second quarter, wider than its $10.9 million net loss in second quarter 2014.

SPORTS

Redbirds-Turned-Cardinals Enjoy The Big Leagues While They Can

June 26, 2015. Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Mo. Rookie Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia is pinch-hitting for the pitcher in the eighth inning of a game the team trails, 2-1, against the Chicago Cubs.

Faith Rewarded: Tigers QB Lynch Delivers for Fuente

He stands 6-foot-7, has muscled up to 245 pounds, and is coming off an MVP performance in the Tigers’ Miami Beach Bowl victory when he accounted for seven touchdowns.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Hey, I’m Back Here

HOT? GET IN LINE. I have three absolute favorite expressions for hot – everyone who lives in the grits belt needs at least one.

Loving What You Do

Last week, I had an experience that inspired me. I want to share it in hopes that it might inspire your day the way it has mine.

Be Prepared for That Inevitable Computer Crash

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a series on being nimble and proactive with technology in the small-business world.

STATEWIDE

Adjutant General: Guard Members May Carry Handguns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Military Department has decided to allow Army and Air National Guard members who have valid handgun carry permits to carry the weapons at armories and Guard facilities.

Audit Reveals Flaws in How Courts Handle Mental Health, Guns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A performance audit has found that the Tennessee court system didn't fully comply with a 2013 state law designed to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals with mental health issues.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Poll: Few in US Have Received Credit Cards With Chips

Even as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches to replace Americans' out-of-date credit cards with new cards embedded with computer chips, the vast majority of Americans still have not received their new cards and only a small minority are using the chips at all, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

Media Stocks Slammed as Pay TV Bundle Starts Unravelling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Signs that pay TV's pricy bundles of channels are starting to unravel are starting to take a toll on major media companies.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senate Report Urges Government Crackdown on Airline Fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government should crack down on airline fees for things like seat reservations, checked baggage and ticket changes or cancellations, which are often unfair or hidden from consumers, according to a Senate report released Thursday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 122 17,665
MORTGAGES 82 150 20,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 151 334 36,150
BANKRUPTCIES 54 92 11,774
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 59 5,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 49 4,406

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