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VOL. 131 | NO. 180 | Thursday, September 8, 2016

Classic Makes Strong Economic Impact and Brings Families, Friends Together

Two years ago the Southern Heritage Classic celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was a good time to take stock of the event and so a market assessment study was prepared through the Bureau of Sports and Leisure at the University of Memphis.

Memphis Brewers Say Success Breeds Success

Three years after Memphis’ craft brewing scene exploded, the city is poised for immense growth.

The Fading Accuracy of Political Polling

Joe Carr says he couldn’t believe the deficit when U.S. Rep. Diane Black trounced him in the August election to recapture Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District seat.

Strickland Used Polls to Hone Campaign Strategy

Political strategist Steven Reid calls Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s campaign “the perfect example” of using polling to win an election.

Why Tennessean’s Mayoral Poll Was a Failure

When a Nashville newspaper poll showed Megan Barry in a dead heat with David Fox shortly before the 2015 mayoral runoff vote, the Barry campaign refused to panic.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
60.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 72%

EVENTS

The 27th Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration will kick off with events Thursday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 10, leading up to the annual football game between Tennessee State and Jackson State Saturday at 6 p.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Visit southernheritageclassic.com for a schedule.

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American Contract Bridge League Committed to Teaching Youths Game

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Paul Firemen, CEO of Reebok International. All three of these men have achieved success in life few could fathom, and all are regular players of the card game bridge.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Enoble Business Capital Offices Sell in Foreclosure

813 Ridge Lake Blvd. -
The four-story office building on Ridge Lake Boulevard that Enoble Business Capital spent $10 million to renovate has sold in foreclosure after its owner, Troika LLC, defaulted on a $9.8 million loan through First Tennessee Bank.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

GPAC Official Touts Importance Of Arts in Education

Dear Editor: As students begin their school years and we approach the fall in our community, it is important for us to remember the impact of education in our homes, schools and communities. For decades, research has shown that when students participate in the arts as a part of their education, they go on succeed in school, work and life. I was fortunate enough to grow up with the arts (dance and theater) being a major part of my life.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Bodine School Helping Dyslexic Students

Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain and Jenny Giltner all have something in common … dyslexia, and success. No doubt you heard of the first four, so let me tell you about Jenny Giltner.

As Long as You’re Here, Kick Durham Out

State lawmakers hit the snooze button in July when prospects were high for a special session to oust Rep. Jeremy Durham over a career of carousing.

Random Matter

This column will be a listicle of sorts: Stuff that has somehow just been floating through my mind of late.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas Regulators OK Plan for Pipeline to Cross Waterways

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – State regulators in Arkansas have approved plans for a $900 million crude-oil pipeline to cross five waterways in the state.

Lawsuit Filed to Block Arkansas Casinos Ballot Proposal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A lawsuit filed Tuesday with the Arkansas Supreme Court asks the justices to block an effort to legalize casinos in three counties, the latest in a growing list of attempts to disqualify measures from the November ballot.

EDUCATION

ITT Tech Shutters All Campuses After Federal Aid Sanctions

The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is shutting down all 130 of its U.S. campuses, saying Tuesday it can't survive recent sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education.

ECONOMY

US Job Openings Jump to Record High in Mixed Signal to Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) – American employers advertised a record number of open jobs in July, a sign hiring may stay healthy despite a slowdown last month.

TECHNOLOGY

LG Unveils the First Phone to Ship With Google's New Android

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – LG is unveiling the first phone to ship with Google's new Android Nougat software, in hopes of appealing to people who like to take and share photos and video.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Missed Opportunities Detailed Ahead of Personnel Agency Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) – It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers.

Government Survey Shows Health Insurance Gains Slowing

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's progress in getting more people covered by health insurance slowed significantly this year, the government confirmed Wednesday in a report that tempers a historic achievement of the Obama administration.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 296 17,839
MORTGAGES 83 360 20,786
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 161 671 36,487
BANKRUPTCIES 46 192 11,874
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 96 5,656
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 175 12,208
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 92 4,449

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