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VOL. 133 | NO. 2 | Tuesday, January 2, 2018

DHL Buys Vacant Land in Southeast Memphis from Belz

DHL Supply Chain has purchased a 55 acre tract of vacant land in southeast Memphis from Belz Enterprises for more than $1.6 million.

Strickland Touts 'Solidarity' Around Confederate Monuments Removal

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland marked the halfway point in his four-year term of office Monday, Jan. 1, by calling on citizens to make use of the “spirit of solidarity” shown in the removal of the city’s two most visible Civil War monuments just before Christmas.

City, County Governments on Different Paths

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the city council members are half way through their four-year terms of office with the new year.

Brand That Fits

Entrepreneurs look to expand staffing concept across Southeast

In 2017, two local entrepreneurs teamed up to bring a new staffing concept to the Bluff City and with the new year now here, they have their eyes set on expanding throughout the Southeast.

The Nerdy Side Of Memphis Gets Social

Dr. Stephanie Madden, an assistant professor in the journalism department at the University of Memphis, has seen the creative and offbeat sides of Memphis since moving here with her husband in May 2016.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
66.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: from the South at 17.3 gusting to 26.5 mph
Humidity: 68%

EVENTS

The Yard will recycle Christmas trees free of charge Thursday, Jan. 4, through Jan. 29 at its recycling and composting facility, 1735 Thomas Road. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you mention Memphis Botanic Garden when dropping off a tree, The Yard will donate $5 to MBG. Call 901-833-9273 for details.

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AWA to Honor Haltom at Annual Event

After 30 years working with Shelby County government as a practicing attorney and a Juvenile Court judge, the Honorable Claudia Haltom retired and turned her focus to creating something that would make a difference.

Memphis Players See Football Program Continuing to Excel

(Editor’s note: This story was published before the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30).

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Gibson Guitar Factory Property Fetches $14.1M, New Midtown Tiki Bar Opening Soon

145 Lt. George W Lee Ave. -
A warranty deed filed Dec. 27 with the Shelby County Register of Deeds shows that buyers paid $14.4 million for the Gibson Guitar Factory property in Downtown Memphis.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Assess 2017: Pass Or Fail?

Happy New Year! We hope you will find within you a way to embrace the new year with thoughtfulness, optimism and calm. 

Start With Feeling

People ask me often about innovation. No one has a clear definition. Innovation is one of those words that mean something different to anyone who hears it. Similar to other words that are filled with misunderstanding, such as creativity or strategy, innovation requires a refining conversation to demystify and better understand. 

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Small Businesses More Interested in Loans

Small companies are getting more interested in borrowing, but many are still finding it hard to get loans from banks.

US ECONOMY

Decade Since Recession: Thriving Cities Leave Others Behind

As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.

TECHNOLOGY

Smart Homes: Not Just for Tech Geeks Anymore

NEW YORK (AP) – Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon's Echo and Google Home.

How to Keep Your Smartened-Up Home Safe From Hackers

NEW YORK (AP) – More people are getting voice-activated speakers and other smart devices for convenience and security. But doing so could also be giving hackers a key to their homes.

CONSUMER NEWS

What to Buy Every Month of the Year in 2018

In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better . Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything.

Factor in Safety Before Choosing a New Dresser or TV

NEW YORK (AP) – Thinking about getting a new flat-screen TV for the holidays, or a dresser for the baby's room? Factor safety into your choice.

Edmunds Sizes Up New Car-Safety Technology

We are in a new era of car safety: The focus has shifted from reducing death and injury in a vehicle collision to preventing a crash from happening in the first place. Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars.

EDUCATION

Is Online College for You? Answer 5 Questions to Find Out

Amelia Roberts, a nurse in Washington, D.C., knew she needed to return to college for a bachelor's degree if she wanted to win a care coordinator position at her hospital. But attending college on a campus wasn't a practical option for her.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 109 199 999
MORTGAGES 112 243 1,195
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 57 152
BUILDING PERMITS 129 448 1,653
BANKRUPTCIES 59 144 635
BUSINESS LICENSES 58 132 298
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 55 392
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 82

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