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VOL. 129 | NO. 175 | Tuesday, September 9, 2014

City's Response to Poplar Plaza Attack Charts New Path

The next front in City Hall’s discussion of youth violence won’t be another crime summit.

Fueling Film

Nonprofit gearing up to launch film accelerator program

FuelFilm, a nonprofit that wants to serve as a launch pad of sorts for independent filmmakers and to kick the Memphis film industry up a notch, is ready for its close-up.

Kyle Gets Democratic State Senate Nod

Shelby County Democratic Party leaders chose former Public Service Commissioner and Tennessee Regulatory Authority Commission Sara Kyle Monday, Sept. 8, as the Democratic nominee for State Senate District 30.

Big River Distilling to Start Production Next Month

A group of founders with long-standing family ties to Memphis, including sons of FedEx founder Fred Smith, is in the process of launching Big River Distilling Co. LLC, a local vodka distillery which will start production next month.

Ford Is New County Commission Chairman In Latest Crossover Trend

Shelby County Commissioners elected a Democratic chairman Monday, Sept. 8, but for a second consecutive year, that chairman was elected with the support of a majority of the Republicans on the body.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
52.0°F
Light Rain Fog/Mist
Wind: North at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 100%

EVENTS

Latino Memphis will host its 2014 leadership luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Keynote speaker George P. Bush will share his thoughts on the positive role Latinos play in the U.S. Tickets are $100. Visit latinomemphis.org.

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International Paper Names Mark Sutton Chairman and CEO

Mark Sutton is the new chief executive officer and chairman of International Paper Co., named this week as the board of the Memphis-based company prepares for the retirement of current CEO and chairman John Faraci.

Hodges Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Former Millington Mayor Richard Hodges pleaded guilty Monday, Sept. 8, to one count of facilitation of bribery.

Bloodworth: Greenways Increasing Residential Values

The Memphis region’s existing 50 miles of greenways, paths and trails are responsible for some increase in property values, particularly residential property, says Rusty Bloodworth, vice president of Boyle Investment Co. and past chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Memphis chapter.

College Football Notebook: September 9

University of Memphis sophomore quarterback Paxton Lynch apparently likes the big stage. Lynch passed for a career-high 305 yards as he completed 27-of-41 passes (one touchdown, no interceptions) in the Tigers’ 42-35 loss at then-No. 11 UCLA.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Walnut Hill Apartments Sells for $28 Million

8920 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN 38018, Sale Amount: $27.9 million -
The 324-unit Walnut Hill Apartments in Cordova has sold for $27.9 million to an entity affiliated with Philadelphia-based RAIT Financial Trust.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Best Education Comes When Traveling

Proponents of formal classroom education, the following message might not be for you.

5 Fundraising Job Considerations

The possibility of a new position as a fund development or fundraising professional brings excitement and anticipation. A new position could mean the opportunity to “finally” put one’s professional skills to use. Maybe with a new position there will be greater opportunities to implement best practices and to meet – or even exceed – goals.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Electrolux to Buy GE Appliances in $3.3 Billion Deal

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday.

US Consumer Borrowing Jumps By Most in 3 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers stepped up their borrowing in July, led by rising auto loans and higher credit card balances.

Southwest Changing the Look of Its Planes

DALLAS (AP) – Southwest Airlines is putting a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes.

About That Raise... US Executives Feeling Tight-Fisted

WASHINGTON (AP) – The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don't expect a pay increase anytime soon.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

New VA Chief: Veterans Agency Too Complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday, promising to make it easier for them to get disability benefits, health care, job training and other benefits.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 67 253 2,588
MORTGAGES 68 266 3,160
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 21 45 522
BUILDING PERMITS 184 622 5,625
BANKRUPTCIES 44 193 1,972
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 91 987
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 96 1,108
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 52 395

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