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VOL. 129 | NO. 234 | Tuesday, December 2, 2014

City Council Could Close Pension Debate

At their next-to-last meeting of the year Tuesday, Dec. 2, Memphis City Council members could put to rest the dominant issue they have faced in 2014 – changing the unsustainable trajectory and liability of city employee benefits.

Local Shopping

Modern Handmade Memphis brings pop-up to Overton Square

Modern Handmade Memphis has come back to Overton Square with another of its pop-up shops that showcases handmade goods, the latest such event hosted a few times each year by the duo who also captain the Memphis Etsy Team.

TIF Incentives Could Become More Common in Memphis

Used widely in other Tennessee cities, Tax Increment Financing has been a popular way to spur development.

Wunderlich Taps New Chief Financial Officer

Wunderlich Securities Inc. has a new chief financial officer at its holding company, Wunderlich Investment Co.

Veterans Care Battles Bureaucracy, Hesitancy

The new generation of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq face a homeland that knows about post-traumatic stress disorder.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
77.0°F
Overcast
Wind: from the South at 16.1 gusting to 25.3 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

National Civil Rights Museum will host the Freedom Award public forum Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ, 369 G.E. Patterson Ave. The Freedom Award ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St., followed by a gala from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the adjacent Cook Convention Center. Admission to the forum is free; tickets to the ceremony and gala are $200. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org for details on this year’s honorees.

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SEC Title Game One Chapter in Great Season

In this, the last of the season’s weekly college football notebooks, we take a quick spin around the SEC now that the regular season is finished.

Fox 13 Taps New General Manager, Looking for News Director

WHBQ-TV Fox 13 has a new general manager and is looking for a news director.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

December 2 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Bass Pro Shops Preparing to Build Bowling Alley

1 A.W. Willis Ave., Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Amount: $600,000 -
Bass Pro Shops is preparing to install a bowling alley inside The Pyramid.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Year-End Reflections – Part One

As 2014 comes to an end, we find ourselves reflecting on our work and this column. They are both intertwined: FUNdraising Good Times is one way we help nonprofit organizations and institutions position themselves for fundraising success.

Bargain Travel Hotspots for 2015

December is here and with it comes holiday decorations, busy party schedules and trips to Grandma’s house. And with Christmas presents being a drain on the wallet, future travel probably isn’t top of mind.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam to Hold 4 Days of Budget Hearings This Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam is holding four days of budget hearings this week as his administration prepares its annual spending proposal to be delivered to Tennessee lawmakers in January.

Education, Economic Commissioners to be Named Soon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to name new commissioners for economic development and education by the first of the year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Amazon's New Robot Army is Ready to Ship

TRACY, California (AP) – A year ago, Amazon.com workers like 34-year-old Rejinaldo Rosales hiked miles of aisles each shift to "pick" each item a customer ordered and prepare it for shipping.

US Factory Growth Slips in November But Still Healthy

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. factories were slightly less busy in November, as production and hiring slowed, though the level of activity remained strong.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

No Child Left Behind Gets Renewed Focus

WASHINGTON (AP) – The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

White House: First Daughters Should Be Off-Limits

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says the controversy over a Republican operative who criticized President Barack Obama's daughters is a reminder of the importance of carefully choosing one's words.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 81 416 6,521
MORTGAGES 93 452 7,754
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 218 1,005 14,314
BANKRUPTCIES 62 297 4,871
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 154 2,494
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 39 261 5,157
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 105 1,565

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