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VOL. 132 | NO. 158 | Thursday, August 10, 2017

Midtown Gated Community, Shelby Farms Hotel Approved by Planning Officials

A plan to replace the former Red Cross building in Midtown with a 12-unit luxury gated community was approved by the Shelby County Land Use Control Board at its Thursday, August 10 meeting.

Zach Randolph Arrested After Disturbance in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say two men were arrested and several police cars were vandalized after a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project.

Fairgrounds Crosses Liberty Bowl Playbook

As the city starts anew the planning process for a more active Fairgrounds with more attractions, city council members want the Liberty Bowl to be more active as well.

Bakery Development Closer to Inking Influx of Office Tenants

After receiving a 20-year tax incentive from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. this week, one of the most ambitious projects to come out of the Memphis Medical District in recent memory is one step closer to repopulating the Edge District with an influx of office tenants.

Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Foundation Expanding Reach

In 2017, there will be an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,610 breast cancer deaths. Those sobering numbers come from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the largest nonprofit source of breast cancer research.

Local Weather
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82.0°F
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Wind: Northeast at 12.7 mph
Humidity: 65%

EVENTS

The Construction Specifications Institute-Memphis will meet Thursday, Aug. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Brett Ragsdale and Jason Jackson of brg3s will discuss the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Interprofessional Simulation Center. Visit csimemphis.org for details on upcoming events.

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Opera Memphis Hires New Music Director

No one really needed to twist Michael Sakir’s arm to sell him on the Bluff City in advance of taking the job Aug. 1 as Opera Memphis’ new music director.

Last Word: Bakery Questions, Komen Name Change and the Price of A Run For Gov.

City Hall opens a set of four public meetings on the Fairgrounds Thursday evening at 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center to start the movement again toward another master plan for Fairgrounds redevelopment. And it’s hard to tell at the outset what this will look like because there are so many possibilities. There are also so many fault lines in these discussions.

Memphis Runners Grind at Boston Marathon and Beyond

For runners, the Boston Marathon is about as sacred as a pilgrimage to Mecca for Muslims, or a trip to the Vatican for Catholics. Participants are venerated as somewhat divine among their comrades, and qualifying assuages any doubts about their right to claim the title “runner” when describing themselves to outsiders.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Cordova Apartment Community Sells for $27.9M

The Charleston, a 284-unit apartment community on the east side of Houston Levee Road just south of U.S. 64, has sold for $27.9 million, marking a new chapter for a property that was built just last year.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

A Million Reasons Not to Jump Into the Tennessee Governor’s Race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers is banking on the idea wealthy candidates won’t be able to buy voters in 2018.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Train Employees For Excellence

Billions of dollars are spent on marketing every year by businesses and institutions trying to convince potential customers that they are the preferred choice. However, after decades as an observant consumer, I have concluded that most businesses would have much more success if they invested a portion of that marketing budget and a little time into professional development for their employees.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee State Sen. Green Won't Run For Congress Next Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – When state Sen. Mark Green abandoned his bid for Tennessee governor in June after his failed nomination for Army secretary, he said he would turn his attention to a "higher capacity" in Washington.

US ECONOMY

Fed Official Supports September Start for Bond Reductions

WASHINGTON (AP) – A member of the Federal Reserve's interest-setting committee said Wednesday it would be appropriate for the central bank to announce next month that it will begin trimming its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, but wait until December before raising a key interest rate again.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Postal Service May Get More Freedom To Raise Stamp Prices

WASHINGTON (AP) – It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps.

Mylan, Like Other Generic Drugmakers, Feels the Pricing Pain

NEW YORK (AP) – Mylan's second-quarter profit and revenue surged, but not as much as Wall Street had expected and the company is taking a more conservative view going forward because of "ongoing challenges and the uncertain U.S. regulatory environment."

Oprah-Branded Mashed Potatoes, Soups to Hit Supermarkets

NEW YORK (AP) – Oprah Winfrey is headed to the supermarket aisle with her own line of refrigerated soups and side dishes.

CONSUMER NEWS

Shoppers Have Many High-End Card Options, But for How Long?

NEW YORK (AP) – Shoppers with means who want a lot of high-end rewards on their credit cards have plenty of options – at least right now.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 96 201 14,244
MORTGAGES 110 219 16,523
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 147 315 29,476
BANKRUPTCIES 54 117 9,440
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 44 4,647
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 47 101 10,336
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 55 3,407

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