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VOL. 132 | NO. 258 | Friday, December 29, 2017

City Puts Price of Convention Center Renovation at $175M

The renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center will cost $175 million and should be completed by the end of 2019, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Friday, Dec. 29.

2017: YEAR IN REVIEW

Beale’s Question Mark

As 2017 ends, control of entertainment district still not settled

For all of the change in the Memphis landscape announced in 2017 – including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s decision to move to the riverfront and plans for several “gateway” developments around the city – Beale Street was in a holding pattern for most of the year.

Mixed-Use Defines Retail Real Estate in 2017

In many ways, the world of retail real estate was tied to the rise of massive mixed-use projects that continued to grow in both scope and popularity in 2017.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The 59th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl, pitting the University of Memphis vs. Iowa State, kicks off Saturday, Dec. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S. Hollywood St. Join fans from both teams on Beale Street Friday, Dec. 29, for the free Beale Street Parade (3 p.m.) and Bash on Beale Pep Rally (4:30 p.m.). Visit libertybowl.org for details.

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SPORTS

His Way: Tubby Smith Figured Out Who He Was Long Ago and He’s Not Changing

The Daily News’ Exclusive Interview With the U of M Basketball Coach

When his visitor was about to leave, Orlando Tubby Smith had one more story. About a time his father had given him an assignment on the family farm in Maryland. 

Last Word: Liberty Bowl Sell-Out Prep, Beale's Year and Tubby Talks

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is a sell out as of Thursday. And while your thoughts may turn to the sight of a full stadium at the Fairgrounds, at least some of you who are going are thinking about what traffic will be like in the area. Here is the parking and shuttle game plan at the outset and a day in advance. The Liberty Bowl Parade on Beale is at 3 p.m. Friday followed by a pep rally in the entertainment district and all are welcome.

Titans' Season Once Again Hinges on Jacksonville

By now, Titans fans know winning Sunday’s game against Jacksonville would put the team in an NFL playoff game for the first time since Jan. 10, 2009.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Recording Studio Owner Leaves Nashville for Memphis

A little more than a year ago, Scott McEwen had an epiphany that would end up bringing the Nashville recording studio owner to Memphis.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Outrageous 2017

EVERY DAY, AN EMBARRASSMENT OF CHOICES. This year is, thankfully, coming to a close.

Powers of Attorney: A Big Part of the Plan

Ray’s Take: There are multiple moving parts to a good estate plan and various powers of attorney are an important element. Power of attorney basically gives someone else the right to act on your behalf; there are two types of powers of attorney.

STATEWIDE

Exonerated Tennessee Man Seeks $1M After 31 Years in Prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee man who spent more than 31 years in prison before new DNA evidence led to his rape and burglary conviction being overturned is asking the state for $1 million in damages.

Top Adviser to Tennessee House Speaker to Leave Post

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A senior adviser to the Tennessee House speaker is leaving to take a job at a law firm.

Company in Deadly School Bus Crash Settles Lawsuit for $323K

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – The company in a deadly November 2016 school bus crash in Tennessee has settled a lawsuit for $323,000 on behalf of a 9-year-old boy injured in the wreck.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi Lawmakers Seek to End Road Money Stalemate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi lawmakers deadlocked in 2017 over efforts to increase spending in roads and bridges.

HEALTH CARE

'Obamacare' Sign-Up Tally Dips Slightly to 8.7M

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says more than 8.7 million people have signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, exceeding expectations for a program that President Donald Trump has unsuccessfully tried to repeal.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Charity Donations Likely to Drop Next Year Due to Tax Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.

Applications for US Jobless Aid Hold at 245,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of unemployed workers filing for jobless benefits remained the same from the previous week at 245,000, a low level signaling a healthy job market.

Average Mortgage Rates Climb to 3.99 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates increased this week, although they're lower than a year ago.

Charity Donations Likely to Drop Next Year Due to Tax Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 110 405 5,939
MORTGAGES 141 492 7,092
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 85 1,115
BUILDING PERMITS 161 1,006 12,591
BANKRUPTCIES 43 259 4,347
BUSINESS LICENSES 49 184 2,363
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 160 2,540
MARRIAGE LICENSES 31 108 1,235

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