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VOL. 132 | NO. 137 | Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Commission Goes Back to $4.13 County Property Tax Rate

Shelby County Commissioners took a step Wednesday, July 12, toward taking back a three-cent cut in the county property tax rate.

Council Approves Sanitation Workers Benefits

There may be more than 14 city sanitation workers from 1968 who are still alive. And the city is double-checking its list as the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, July 11, the payment of $50,000 grants to 14 of the workers it has already identified including four still working for the city.

Edge Alley Names 1st Micro-Retail Tenants

Even though the focus in the Memphis Medical District is often on incremental development, one of the neighborhood’s more unique projects is about to take a big step forward. Edge Alley, the Medical District’s mixed-use coffeehouse/micro-retail incubator concept, has formalized its inaugural lineup of tenants and expects to set a grand opening date soon.

Commission Approves $1.2B County Budget

At the end of a marathon seven-hour meeting Monday, July 10, with one item on its agenda, the Shelby County Commission agreed on a $1.2 billion budget, including about $1.4 million in amendments added by the commission.

Stern Working to Expand UTHSC’s Community Reach

When the University of Tennessee Health Science Center launched its Center for Addiction Science in the College of Medicine last year, it represented an ambitious bid by the school to help people beat a variety of addictions and to research the causes of substance abuse.

Local Weather
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Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 87%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Tim Marsh, special agent with the FBI Memphis Division, will present “Cyber Threats: Current and Emerging.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

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Last Word: Beale on Beale, The City Council and 1968 and Dr. David Stern on UTHSC

The city’s Beale Street Task Force is going to have its next meeting on Beale Street and City Council chairman Berlin Boyd reminded council members Tuesday that if they join the task force on Beale to remember that it is Saturday night at 11 p.m. – not 11 a.m., a more normal hour for such proceedings.

SEC MEDIA DAYS

Bielema Sees Progress on Targeting Rule; Open Door at Tennessee for Fulmer

HOOVER, ALA. – Arkansas coach Bret Bielema understands as well as anyone that football and the risk of severe injury can’t be separated. Running back Rawleigh Williams gained more than 1,300 yards last year. But he suffered a second neck injury in this year’s spring game and decided, after consulting with doctors, to retire from the game.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Crust Named MSO Assistant, Youth Symphony Conductor

Andrew Crust, who recently was named assistant conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony, shares why young musicians inspire him and how orchestras can reach a younger audience in this week's Newsmakers Q&A.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Reviving Prospects That Go Dark

If you’ve been in sales, you’ve found yourself wondering about a prospect who was highly interested in your offering – and for whom you invested significant time – only to find them suddenly incommunicado.

Bullying 2.0: The Mean Co-Worker

Growing up, it seemed like one of the perks of being an adult was a lack of bullies. After all, bullying stops after high school graduation, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. A few bullies sneak through life without giving up their bullying ways. Often, these meanies resurface at work, making your eight hours there much less rewarding.

SPORTS

Audit: Memphis AD Had Conflict During Pastner Negotiation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A state audit notes that Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen had a conflict of interest while renegotiating former basketball coach Josh Pastner's contract in 2013 because they had the same agent at the time.

STATEWIDE

Former Tennessee Senator Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Battery

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) – A former Democratic Tennessee state senator has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of sexual battery.

REGIONAL NEWS

Military Plane Crash Kills at Least 16 in Mississippi

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) – A U.S. military plane crashed into a field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 16 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said.

Rally Starts Union Push at Nissan Motor Plant in Mississippi

CANTON, Miss. (AP) – Union supporters at a Nissan Motor Co. plant in Mississippi say United Auto Workers representation would increase their voice in workplace matters.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Cabela's Shareholders Approve Sale to Bass Pro

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) – Cabela's shareholders are giving a nod to the sale of the outdoor outfitter to rival Bass Pro Shops for roughly $4 billion.

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Announces Rural Broadband Initiative

Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by using the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves.

CONSUMER NEWS

Takata Adds 2.7M Vehicles to Air Bag Inflator Recall

DETROIT (AP) – Takata is adding 2.7 million vehicles from Ford, Nissan and Mazda to the long list of those being recalled to replace potentially dangerous air bag inflators.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 93 391 11,969
MORTGAGES 108 424 13,940
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 628 25,016
BANKRUPTCIES 59 241 8,113
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 132 4,086
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 209 8,784
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 68 2,984

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