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VOL. 132 | NO. 201 | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Investor Buys Quince Road Apartments for $47.8 Million

One of Memphis’ largest apartment communities, the 1,002-unit Madison Cypress Lakes Apartments, has sold for $47.8 million, or $47,704 per unit.

Ranked Choice Voting Faces Repeal Effort

Shelby County Elections Administrator Linda Phillips uses the planets to walk people through how ranked choice voting works. Even Pluto is included in the nine-way race, although it is no longer considered a planet.

SPECIAL EDITION Health Care

Good Shepherd, Transplant Foundation Team to Provide Low-Cost Medication

Because of the high cost of their medications, transplant patients frequently are confronted with difficult-to-impossible choices in figuring out how to obtain and pay for the drugs they need.

ACA Sales Tax to Impact Businesses, Employees Starting In January 2018

With ongoing premium increases small and large businesses and their employees normally experience each year, the added cost of a new sales tax on health insurance premiums that goes into effect on Jan. 1 is expected to hit particularly hard.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Tennessee Shakespeare Company continues its Shakespeare Shout-Out Series with a “free, fun and fast” performance of “Shake, Rattle & Roll” Tuesday, Oct. 10, at noon at Madison Avenue Park, 151 Madison Ave. The 45-minute show creatively links Memphis music to the works of Shakespeare. Cost is free; no tickets needed. Shout-Out Series shows continue through Nov. 10. Visit tnshakespeare.org for a schedule.

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Last Word: A Centennial, Corker Controversy Goes Wider and Ranked Choice Votes

One of the most influential political figures in the city and state in the last half of the 20th century turned 100 years old MondayLewis Donelson, cofounder and senior counsel at Baker Donelson. A direct descendant of Andrew Jackson, the president from Tennessee who made the mold of the modern Democratic Party, Donelson started out, of course, as a Democrat. But by the 1950s was shaping the modern local and state Republican parties.

Monica Wharton Starts New Role As Methodist’s Chief Legal Officer

When Monica Wharton came to the Glankler Brown law firm, she specialized in employment law. She was good at it.

Collins Says Smart Grid Era Will Improve MLGW Service

At Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, storms causing power outages that affect more than 30,000 homes and businesses are considered major storms.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Outdoors Retailer REI Plans First Memphis Store

In this week's Real Estate Recap, outdoors retailer REI eyes Ridgeway Trace for its first local store, Hilton Worldwide prepares to upgrade its Memphis campus, and several proposed Midtown projects seek financial incentives.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Year-End Fundraising: It’s Not Too Late

The end of 2017 will soon be upon us and the new year will begin. For nonprofits that means a concerted effort on what is referred to as “year-end fundraising.”

Using Innovation Inside the Enterprise

Increasingly people with job functions that serve an enterprise but have no customer-facing roles are filling up our Innovation Bootcamps. They are being sent to learn new methods, mindsets and approaches to problem solving. They don’t know what to expect when they arrive, but have plans to apply what they learned to create value for their firms upon leaving.

STATEWIDE

Trump Lashes Out at Corker; GOP Senator Hits Back

WASHINGTON (AP) – A powerful Republican senator cast the president of his own party as a man-child who could set the U.S. "on the path to World War III" as the two engaged in an intense and vitriolic back-and-forth bashing, a remarkable airing of their party's profound rifts.

Fincher Launches Tennessee Listening Tour About Senate Bid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Rep. Stephen Fincher, a gospel singing farmer from the rural western Tennessee community of Frog Jump, is launching a statewide tour to weigh whether to join the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the Senate.

Group Eyes State Ruling to Bar Development by Civil War Fort

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee group wants a state ruling to block Nashville development plans near a Civil War fort.

Twitter Shuts Down Blackburn Campaign Announcement Video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign announcement ad is being blocked by Twitter over a statement the abortion rights opponent makes about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.

REGIONAL NEWS

Arkansas AG Again Rejects Bid for Legal Marijuana in State

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas' attorney general's office has rejected language proposed for a 2018 ballot issue, saying the attempt to legalize marijuana is too ambiguous to make sense.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Holiday Spending Expected Up About 4 Percent

The predictions for this year's holiday shopping season are upbeat, with several forecasts for an industrywide sales increase between 3.5 percent and 4.5 percent.

Report: Google Uncovers Ads by Russian Operatives

NEW YORK (AP) – Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Weinstein's Company to Change its Name After His Firing

NEW YORK (AP) The Weinstein Co. will change its name following the firing of co-founder Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment allegations, a studio insider said Monday.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

White House to Order Health Care Alternatives

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 46 229 20,995
MORTGAGES 74 248 24,609
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 478 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 61 177 14,079
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 58 6,459
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 114 13,625
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 67 5,136

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