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VOL. 129 | NO. 221 | Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Historic Brewery Sold and Ready for Development

The long-vacant Tennessee Brewery Downtown has been sold for $825,000 and could soon see new life.

Patriotic Ceremony Honors Veterans

Crossroads Hospice recognized 15 Memphis veterans today during a patriotic pinning ceremony at Highlands of Memphis. The Christian Brothers High School band and dozens of audience members saluted the men and women who have served our country during the Veterans Day event.

Shelby County Mortgage Volume Up 2 Percent

When Patriot Bank executive vice president Keith Barger surveys the local mortgage lending landscape, he sees demand improving and homebuyers increasingly flocking – successfully – to bargains in the housing market.

Barbic Counters Achievement School District Opposition

Tennessee Achievement School District superintendent Chris Barbic on Wednesday responded for the first time to vocal opposition to the state-run district.

Utensil University

UTHSC program gives students an edge in dinner interviews

It’s competitive out there. A new graduate, even one with great grades and real-world experience, still might have to make an additional good impression on a potential employer.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
81.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southeast at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 94%

EVENTS

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Harold Graeter, associate executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, will present “Selling the College Football Bowl Experience.” Cost for nonmembers is $35 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

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Economic Commissioner Leaving for Private Sector

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty is leaving the administration to return to the private sector, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday.

Former FedEx Headquarters Up for Auction

This week you can acquire a sizeable piece of Memphis business history at a deep discount.

Wiseacre Expands, Adds Public Tours

Memphis-based Wiseacre Brewing Co., which opened in August 2013, is expanding into North Mississippi and West Tennessee by introducing its three year-round beers as well as a limited supply of specialty brews into neighboring markets.

Wharton: 'Running to Win'

In an email to potential supporters this week, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. says his re-election plans are definite and he is "running to win."

Work Begins on Big River Crossing

Work began Monday, Nov. 10, on the Harahan Bridge boardwalk in a Downtown conference room as the contractor on the $17.5 million project, OCCI Inc. of Fulton, Mo., met with city leaders and explained the construction plan to come for what is now called the “Big River Crossing.”

NEWSMAKERS

McGuire Joins Insight Risk Management

Myles McGuire has joined Insight Risk Management LLC as a corporate consultant. In his new role, he will consult with commercial clients and place them with the appropriate coverages to protect their business from risk and liability issues.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

'Success is a Lousy Teacher'

In sales, as in life, many a person throws in the towel after failure, not realizing that failure is actually an inevitable outcome of the innovative. Thomas Edison is reported to have had more than 1,000 failures before finally inventing a practical electric light bulb. Aptly, he said, “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Southaven Rises on Memphis’ Tide

While our country's economy seems to be making a turn in the right direction, cost of living remains one of the top reasons that individuals and families choose to live where they do.

STATEWIDE

Bridgestone Relocating Headquarters in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Bridgestone Americas plans to relocate its headquarters to downtown Nashville in a new facility expected to create more than 600 jobs in Davidson County.

UAW Says Recognition Near at Tennessee VW Plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The United Auto Workers union is hailing a new Volkswagen policy as a vehicle to soon gain representation of workers at its first foreign auto plant in the South.

Tennessee Free Tuition Not for Undocumented Students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Undocumented high school students will not be able to take advantage of Tennessee Promise, the state's new free community college program.

Carr to Challenge Devaney for Tennessee GOP Chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former state Rep. Joe Carr, who mounted a tea party-styled primary campaign against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, says he is running for chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Steps Into Divisive Debate on Net Neutrality

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 77 11,602
MORTGAGES 79 79 13,506
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,858
BUILDING PERMITS 96 96 24,260
BANKRUPTCIES 53 53 7,526
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 31 3,943
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 4,681
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 20 2,564

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