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VOL. 130 | NO. 187 | Friday, September 25, 2015

Memphis Bike Share on Track for Launch Next Year

All signs are pointing to Memphis getting a bike-sharing program. Explore Bike Share has reached the end of the trail as the local initiative has sent out a request for proposals to take public bikes-for-hire to the next level.

Tigers Give Up 752 Yards, Still Beat Cincinnati To Remain Undefeated

Playing on ESPN’s national stage Thursday, Sept. 24, the University of Memphis showed the country what it can do on offense.

'Bring Trader Joe's to Memphis' Creator Thrilled by Announcement

When Layla Rouse woke up Wednesday, Sept. 23, her phone was practically buzzing with texts and social media messages.

South Front Antiques Expands Via Web, Social Media

South Front Antiques has been a landmark in Downtown Memphis for decades, but the second generation of the Nielsen family is launching the past into the future with an expanded web presence and social media platform to make their one-of-a-kind pieces available far and wide.

Memphis Early Voting Turnout Up 76 Percent So Far

Early voting in the 2015 Memphis elections is running ahead of the pace from four years ago but behind the pace from 2007 and the special mayoral election of 2009.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
94.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: North at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

The Mid-South Fair will be held Friday, Sept. 25, through Oct. 4 at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. The 159th annual fair will feature rides and games, livestock competitions, youth talent show and more. Visit midsouthfair.com.

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School Changes Fuel Door-to-Door Advocacy

Since its launch in July, the group Memphis Lift says it has contacted 14,000 families in Memphis to tell them where the schools in their community stand in terms of student achievement.

Airbnb Provides Options to Memphis Homeowners, Guests

It all began for Marilyn White over phone conversations with a close friend back home in Buffalo, N.Y.

Memphis Nabs $30 Million South City Grant After Last-Minute Negotiations

The Foote Homes public housing development is still standing with word Monday, Sept. 28, that the city of Memphis has secured a $30 million federal grant to convert it to a mixed-use, mixed-income development.

SPORTS

Redbirds Manager 'Taking Notes' As Cardinals Drive Toward Division Title

If his business was something other than baseball, first-year Memphis Redbirds manager Mike Shildt might be at conference somewhere, shuttling from one hotel ballroom to another, listening to speakers and participating in workshops.

Minute by Minute, Grizzlies Need More Rest

We hope that Mike Conley’s mask is in a museum somewhere, never to be needed again.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Two Tasty Stories on the Side

A STORY IN EVERY BITE. Last week’s column reminded me of a couple of stories about food. My main editor – my wife – reminded me that I’ve told them before. That happens a lot. It’s about to happen again. Just think of them as second helpings.

Double-Spacers, You’re Dating Yourself

There’s something you may be doing every day that’s making you look old. And you probably have no idea what it is. It’s not your clothes, your hairstyle or the AOL email address you’re using (although those aren’t helping either).

MEMPHIS AREA

Hundreds of Memphis Police Getting Body Cameras

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Police Department has begun assigning newly received body cameras to officers, with a goal of giving the equipment to more than 2,000 officers by the end of the year, Police Director Toney Armstrong said Wednesday.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. Leaders Try to Allay Fears About VW Scandal Impact

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As an emissions cheating scandal engulfs the German automaker Volkswagen, Tennessee officials are trying to soothe fears about the potential impact on the company's Chattanooga factory, the crown jewel of the state's economic development efforts of the last decade.

Sheriff Refuses Request to Remove 'In God We Trust' Motto

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — A West Tennessee sheriff is refusing to remove the phrase "In God We Trust" from his patrol cars.

Knoxville Police, Fire Hire Employees Despite Red Flags

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Records show the Knoxville police and fire departments hired multiple employees over the past decade despite red flags in their applications.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Caterpillar Says It Could Cut 10,000 Jobs to Reduce Costs

Caterpillar is planning another round of job cuts that could exceed 10,000 people through 2018, as the construction and mining equipment maker adjusts to downturns in key markets.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 96 173 11,698
MORTGAGES 95 174 13,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 19 1,877
BUILDING PERMITS 291 387 24,551
BANKRUPTCIES 65 118 7,591
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 60 3,972
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 84 4,765
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 38 2,582

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