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VOL. 130 | NO. 170 | Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Memphis Mayoral Debate Participants Announced

The field is set for an upcoming televised Memphis mayoral debate scheduled for the eve of early voting.

Pinnacle Closes on Magna Bank Acquisition

Pinnacle Financial Partners has closed on its merger with Magna Bank, right on schedule.

More Lipscomb Accusers Begin to Come Forward

Shortly after Memphis Mayor A C Wharton ended a City Hall press conference Monday, Aug. 31, about a single allegation of sexual misconduct against Robert Lipscomb, Wharton and Memphis Police Department director Toney Armstrong began fielding calls from others who claimed sexual abuse by the ousted Housing and Community Development director.

Shelby County Schools Files Suit Over State Education Funding

Shelby County Schools leaders announced Monday, Aug. 31, that the system has filed its own lawsuit against Tennessee state government over public education funding.

Apple Building 'Next Generation' Store in Memphis Area

Apple is preparing to move its Germantown store, with a “next generation” design planned for the new location.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

The Peabody will host its 146th anniversary celebration and the induction of Pat Kerr Tigrett into the Duck Walk Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the hotel, 149 Union Ave. The party will include champagne, hors d’oeuvres, cake and entertainment by Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Visit peabodymemphis.com.

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‘Bigger Than Ballet’

New Ballet’s recent grads earned $700K in college scholarships

As a child growing up in Frayser with an unstable home life, Briana Brown latched on to dance classes at the New Ballet Ensemble & School as a source of stability.

100 North Main Sells for $5 Million

After months of threats to turn off power to the tallest skyscraper in Memphis, the 37-story office building has sold.

City of Memphis, EPIcenter Get $50,000 for Startup Efforts

When Walter Perry, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Tennessee district office, joins other SBA staff in presenting Memphis officials Wednesday, Sept. 2, with a $50,000 Start Small Model prize, the ceremony will be more than a perfunctory civic affair.

Photographers Create Broad Avenue Studio Partnership

Creative individuals often do their best work in isolation.

Effectiveness Of ‘No More’ Campaign Debated

Surveys and focus groups that are a key part of the “No More” campaign to build awareness and change attitudes on rape, sexual assault and domestic violence are and will be a baseline to gauge how well the campaign does its job.

Lipscomb Resigns As HCD Director Following More Allegations

Less than 24 hours after word of his suspension following an allegation of sexual misconduct, city of Memphis Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb resigned the post Monday, Aug. 31.

Council Continues Talks on Deferred Retirement Freeze

Two months into the city of Memphis’ new fiscal year and after a year of decisions on changes to pension and health insurance benefits for city employees and retirees, the Memphis City Council is still making adjustments.

SPORTS

College Football Notebook: No More Dress Rehearsals for Memphis Tigers

Last week, the University of Memphis football team finished training camp with simulated end-of-week preparation, culminating with a video test Friday night and a mock game Saturday, Aug. 29, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

How Do Schools Calculate New Stipends for College Athletes?

For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees that come with attending school.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Hotel Developer Moves On Scimitar Building Conversion

179 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 -
The developer of a boutique hotel in the 103-year-old Scimitar Building is preparing for the Downtown property’s conversion.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Consider This Before Starting A Nonprofit

The nonprofit sector is diverse and innovative. Memphians are always creating solutions to the many challenges that arise. We see a problem and seek to fix it. We experience something wonderful and we want others to share in our joy.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Timeline Shows Massive Privatization on Potential Fast Track

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says no decision has been made on whether to move forward with the outsourcing of a wide range of government facilities.

STATEWIDE

Students With Disabilities Complete Workforce Skills Program

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — More than 80 Tennesseans with disabilities have celebrated the completion of workforce development and pre-vocational skills programs meant to help them reach their employment goals.

REGIONAL

Appeals Panel Sides With Arkansas School District

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lower court was correct to toss a lawsuit filed by parents who claimed the Blytheville School District improperly opted out of an act that allowed them to send their children to neighboring districts, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said Monday.

TECHNOLOGY

Google Tries to Woo iPhone Owners With Android Watch App

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple's iPhone, escalating the rivals' battle to strap their technology on people's wrists.

Pinnacle Closes on Magna Bank Acquisition

Pinnacle Financial Partners has closed on its merger with Magna Bank, right on schedule.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 46 6,447
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 85 13,596
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