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VOL. 131 | NO. 175 | Thursday, September 1, 2016

Baptist Explores Possible Combination With Miss. Health System

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has begun talks with Jackson, Miss.-based Mississippi Baptist Health Systems about how the two organizations can work together, talks that Baptist said Thursday could lead to a merger or combination of some kind in the future.

Memphis in May Packs $88 Million Punch

The Memphis in May International Festival, in addition to goals that include cultivating international relationships, had a major impact this year on the Memphis area economy – to the tune of $88 million.

A Day of ‘Firsts’ for Memphis Coach Mike Norvell and QB Riley Ferguson

If it feels like the opening of this college football season for the University of Memphis has been a long time coming, well, put yourself in first-year coach Mike Norvell’s turf shoes.

SCS Ponders How to Pay For Retirees’ Insurance

Shelby County Schools board members approved an $8.4 million, three-year agreement with MetLife Insurance to continue life insurance coverage of school system retirees Tuesday, Aug. 30, but it will cost $7.2 million more for the same coverage.

Bike Share Attractive for Developers, Tenants

On both sides of the spectrum, real estate developers and tenants are attracted to bike share because proximity to the rental bikes makes areas attractive.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
57.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

Choose 901 will host a 901 Day celebration Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Loflin Yard, 7 W. Carolina Ave. The evening will feature food and Memphis-themed drinks for purchase, a live music showcase, local vendors and more. Admission is free. Visit choose901.com.

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Last Word: Heart of the Park, Tigers Opener Preview and Memphis In May Numbers

“Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh, so mellow. Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain was yellow.”

McQueen Kicks Off High School Tour in Arlington

Logan Feathers has thought about playing professional football just about as long as he can remember.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Cordova’s Parkway Place Sells in Foreclosure

1250 N. Germantown Parkway -
Cordova’s Parkway Place shopping center and three adjacent properties have sold in foreclosure for $19.6 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Hiking Red Rock Beauty of Utah

Crossing into Utah from Colorado doesn’t present a sudden change in terrain.

Champ or Chomp, But Not Chump

A few years back I wrote a column in which I noted that champ at the bit had been used in my daily paper. Twice in one day. In different articles, a few pages apart.

STATEWIDE

Volkswagen Stakes Hopes of US Sales Revival on Tennessee-Made SUV

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen's new SUV comes with a feature that automatically controls braking to each wheel as the seven-seater descends on slippery off-road terrain. The German automaker is staking its hopes on the new model being just as adept at arresting the company's sales woes in the United States.

Officials: Federal Inmate Escaped From Detention Center

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities say a federal inmate has escaped from the Washington County Detention Center in Jonesborough.

REGIONAL NEWS

Spirits Maker Brown-Forman Posts Lower 1Q Profit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income fell 7 percent as challenging foreign exchange conditions hampered its performance in emerging overseas markets and the loss of its Southern Comfort brand cut into overall sales.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

ADP Says Small Business Hiring Creeps Higher in August

Small businesses nudged their hiring pace higher in August, adding 63,000 jobs, payroll company ADP said Wednesday. That's an increase of 2,000 from July's 61,000 new jobs, but down substantially from the monthly average of 84,000 during the first half of the year. ADP compiles the report from data posted online by its small business customers, which are companies with up to 49 employees.

REAL ESTATE

Pending US Home Sales Strengthened in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in July, a sign that demand for home ownership remains strong despite a shortage of listings on the market.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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