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VOL. 130 | NO. 176 | Thursday, September 10, 2015

Duncan-Williams Launches Asset-Management Business

A new standalone financial firm has launched out of Duncan-Williams Inc. that has its own name and website and will soon move into its own Poplar Avenue office space.

Wharton, Strickland Roll Out Anti-Crime Platforms

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and challenger Jim Strickland rolled out anti-crime platforms Wednesday, Sept. 9, that signal a shift in the Memphis mayoral race after months of bickering over whether the city’s crime rate is up or down.

Buster’s Prepares to Open Major East Memphis Expansion

Buster’s Liquors & Wines’ longtime East Memphis presence is about to get even bigger.

Indie Memphis Offers First Peek at 2015 Lineup

In the first glimpse provided of the 18th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, the event has announced the highlights of more than a hundred independent films to screen from Nov. 3 to Nov. 11.

Memphis Airport Adds Phoenix to its Nonstop Roster

Allegiant Airlines announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, that it will add nonstop service between Memphis International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Daily News will host the 2015 Small Business Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Brooks Museum auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. Chef Jenn owner Jennifer McCullough will deliver the keynote. The seminar will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception with the panelists. Tickets are $25. Visit bit.ly/MEMbiz15.

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MATA Seeks $200,000 Central Station Grant

The Memphis Area Transit Authority is seeking a $200,000 grant from the Downtown Memphis Commission to expand shared parking at Central Station that would double as more space for the relocated Memphis Farmers Market.

Bona Fide

October blues festival has roots in influential 1969 event

When the Bona Fide Blues Festival takes a set of stages in Overton Square and the Cooper-Young neighborhood next month, it will mark a return that’s been a long time coming.

Relax – Gould's is Opening New Downtown Spa, Salon

Less than a month after vacating its long-held presence at The Peabody, Gould’s Salons and Spas announced plans to open a new Downtown store in a high-profile location.

Crosstown Arts Program Looks to Concourse Future

When Crosstown Concourse opens to the public in 2017, it will be the culmination of dreams, plans and vision by a number of stakeholders.

Mayoral Campaigns Ramp Up Media Presence

Three of the four major candidates for Memphis mayor are now on TV and radio with ads that reflect the intensity of a hard-fought race up to the Oct. 8 election day.

SPORTS

Tony Allen: Starting Doesn’t Matter … 'I Showed That Already'

Training camp for the Memphis Grizzlies is just three weeks away.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Investing in a Low-Return Environment

Ray’s take: In these days of lower returns on investments, the markets and interest rates in particular haven’t been providing as much of a helping hand as in the past. So, in order to achieve your goals, you may need to do more of the “heavy lifting” yourself. This means reviewing your accounts regularly to determine if you’re saving enough to meet your financial goals.

Dognapping Threat Unknown by Witness

My hand surgeon and my chiropractor should be paying attention to a certain case being tried in the New York Supreme Court. The finger-pointing alone is bound to result in injuries that would require an adjustment, if not an operation.

Health Care Suffers As Rural Hospitals Continue Slow Fade

Fayette County is the latest victim of hospital closings in Tennessee as many rural health care facilities continue to struggle financially.

MEMPHIS AREA

Shelby Among 6 Tennessee Counties Selected for Property Evaluation Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six counties have been selected to participate in the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program.

REGIONAL

SeaPort Airlines Looks to End Tupelo Service by November

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — SeaPort Airlines has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to discontinue service in Tupelo no later than Nov. 13.

STATEWIDE

Court to Consider Police Powers Involving Traffic Stops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court is hearing two cases that could have justices deciding how many times drivers have to cross a line on the road before officers can pull them over.

Republicans Hope Fox Can Break Democratic Grip on Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A closer-than-expected mayor's race in Nashville has Republicans hoping they can grab one of the last remaining major elected offices in Tennessee that has eluded their grasp amid a statewide GOP wave.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Unveils Bigger iPad, Revamped Online Video Box for TV

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is releasing its largest iPad yet and a long-awaited overhaul of its online video box for TVs in an attempt to upstage various rivals that already have been making similar devices.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Job Openings Soar to Record High of 5.8 Million in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs jumped sharply in July to the highest level in 15 years, evidence that confident employers sought to step up hiring to meet greater demand for their goods and services.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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