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VOL. 132 | NO. 180 | Monday, September 11, 2017

The Week Ahead: Sept. 11-18

Hey, Memphis! This week we’re gearing up for the Cooper Young Festival and a packed house at the Tigers vs. UCLA game. Plus, Uptown Funk heads Downtown and The Joker hits East Memphis. Here’s what else you need to know about in The Week Ahead…

Developer: Lake District Project 'Moving Forward'

Developer Yehuda Netanel said you can’t measure a development by how many bumps in the road it has, but by how many bumps in the road it overcomes, which is a fitting summary of his company's ambitious Lake District project over the last few weeks.

Memphis Redbirds Advance to PCL Championship Series

The Memphis Redbirds will play for the Pacific Coast League championship after a 13-10 victory at Colorado Springs (Brewers) Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Redbirds won the best-of-five series 3-2 and are the PCL’s American Conference champions.

Small-Business Owners to Share Lessons, Insights

One of the things that’s important to remember about a local business like High Cotton Brewing Co., says co-founder Brice Timmons, is that, yes, it’s a local brewer, but it also sees itself as producing something just as important as a great brew.

Last Word: Southern Heritage Recap, Funky Week Ahead and the Amazon Contest

The 28th annual Southern Heritage Classic is in the books with a close game at the Liberty Bowl Saturday and the kind of attendance that if sustained through our civic football season – Southern Heritage, Tigers home schedule and AutoZone Liberty Bowl – promises continued growth and changes in our development. Whether there is that growth or not, 47,407 came, tailgated and saw Tennessee State beat Jackson State 17-15.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
48.0°F
Fair
Wind: Northwest at 12.7 mph
Humidity: 68%

EVENTS

NAWBO Memphis will present “Leaping the Million Dollar Hurdle” Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Clarion Security founder and CEO Kim Heathcott will share how she grew her business, tackled her first million-dollar hurdle and kept going to become Memphis’ largest female-owned business employer. Register at nawbomemphis.org.

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GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Lane Touts Luttrell Endorsement in Sheriff's Race

Republican contender for Shelby County Sheriff Dale Lane is touting the support of every suburban mayor in the county, current Shelby County Mayor and former sheriff Mark Luttrell, and former county mayor Jim Rout.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Recipe for Success

Food & beverage entrepreneurs share bites of wisdom from their journey

If you’re in the process of starting a restaurant, or really any kind of food- or drink-related enterprise, and you find yourself in conversation with High Cotton Brewing Co. co-founder Brice Timmons about it, you might be tempted to ask him for some advice on how it’s done.

Editorial: Historical Commissions Must Be Run by Pros

At some point, the question of what becomes of our city’s Confederate monuments will be resolved. Whenever that is, there are still some critical and arguably larger issues that should be addressed.

September 8-14, 2017: This week in Memphis history

2010: Behind The Headlines premieres on WKNO TV.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Tennessee Taco Opens in Former Los Compadres Space

3295 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111 -
Ben McLean, co-owner of the Overton Square burger restaurant Belly Acres, has been thinking about expanding his Memphis-area restaurant interests for a few years now.

LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR

Strickland to Make Bid for New Amazon HQ

Hours after Amazon.com announced its plans to open a second North American headquarters, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Memphis will be putting its name in the hat.

Dorothy Day House Plants New Roots in Midtown

Sister Maureen Griner, the executive director of the Memphis chapter of the Dorothy Day House, says that every night in Memphis there are about 160 families who will be sleeping in a shelter or somewhere inhabitable.

Former Lawmaker Larry Bates Sentenced to 21 Years in Ponzi Scheme

One-time Tennessee legislator Larry Bates drew a prison sentence of 21 years and 10 months for a $20 million Ponzi scheme around the family business of selling gold and silver to investors.

Graceland Says New Arena Not Competition For Forum

The managing partner of Graceland Holdings LLC says the plan for a new $40 million  to $50 million Whitehaven arena with 5,000 to 6,000 seats isn’t to compete with any venue in Memphis and Shelby County.

Nathan Bedford Forrest Bust to Stay in Capitol

The Tennessee Capitol Commission blocked Gov. Bill Haslam’s request Friday, Sept. 1, to move the embattled Nathan Bedford Forrest bust out of the State Capitol to the Tennessee State Museum.

STATEWIDE

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Treatment of Tennessee Disabled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A judge on Friday dismissed a long-standing lawsuit over Tennessee's treatment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ending federal oversight of state programs.

School System Settles Lawsuit in Down Syndrome Case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee school system found to be in violation of a federal law on the provision of education to disabled children will pay $124,000 to settle the lawsuit filed by a parent.

Tennessee Program to Award $10M in Broadband Grants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants.

Tennessee Plant Had $10K in Safety Fines Before Explosion

CHARLESTON, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee chemical plant where an explosion occurred was previously fined almost $10,000 for three workplace safety violations since opening last year.

US ECONOMY

US Consumer Borrowing Increased in July

WASHINGTON (AP) – American consumers borrowed more heavily in July, increasing their debt primarily in a category that includes auto and student loans.

LEGAL AFFAIRS

AP Sources: Feds Probe Uber's Tracking of Lyft Drivers

DETROIT (AP) – The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe.

CONSUMER NEWS

Equifax Breach: Criticism From Lawmakers, What People Can Do

NEW YORK (AP) – There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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