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VOL. 128 | NO. 73 | Monday, April 15, 2013

Commission Weighs Tall Trees Sale

The sale of the old Tall Trees juvenile detention facility, zoning code changes to account for trucks with four back tires and a possible revote on legal fees in the schools consolidation case top the Shelby County Commission agenda for Monday, April 15.

Mullany Resigns as ServiceMaster CEO

Hank Mullany has resigned as CEO of The ServiceMaster Co. effective Friday, April 12.

Signs of Life

Home sales, average pricing improve in first quarter of 2013

Home sales activity picked up in the first quarter of this year across the Mid-South, and brokers believe the market recovery is gaining traction.

Reappraisal: Complex but Crucial Event

Anyone who owns property in Shelby County – especially new, recent homebuyers – may be interested in a primer on the local reappraisal process, a major event that happens here every four years and the initial phase of which is wrapping up now.

Selling Homes Becomes ‘Forever Job’ for Dacus

Ashley Dacus got started as a Realtor in the worst possible economic climate, but with residential sales beginning to show signs of life, her optimism has been renewed.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
63°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 12 mph
Humidity: 82%

EVENTS

Greater Memphis Chamber will host a Lunch in the Know titled “Website Design Strategy & Analytics to Measure Success” Tuesday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Baptist Memorial Hospital campus, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Lou Powell and Leigh Pegram of Vanick Digital will speak. Cost is free for member and prospective members; lunch is provided. R.S.V.P. to tlee@memphischamber.com.

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The Ultimate Gift: Family Raises Donor Awareness

On Rachel Escue’s 16th birthday, she went with friends to take her driver’s license test. She also signed up to become an organ donor.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

April 15 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Marx-Bensdorf Prides Itself on Strong Independent Spirit

A small, boutique real estate agency sees longevity as its strength rather than its worth to larger companies looking for acquisition targets.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Greenleaf on Servant Leadership

This weekend I took the time to reread Robert K. Greenleaf’s essay titled “The Servant as a Leader.” I thought some of the ideas in the essay were worth sharing with you.

Workers’ Comp and On-Call Workers

An on-call surgical technician injured while driving home after assisting with an emergency surgery at a hospital was eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, the Supreme Court of Tennessee has decided.

STATE GOVERNMENT

House Adds Exceptions to Bill to Banning Drones

NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has passed a bill to ban most warrantless surveillance by unmanned drones in Tennessee, but added a last-minute exemption for events featuring large crowds.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

JPMorgan CEO: 'Work to Do' on Controls, Compliance

NEW YORK (AP) – Jamie Dimon, head of JPMorgan Chase, says that grappling with new regulations and strengthening internal controls are the bank's top priorities.

US Retail Sales Fall 0.4 Percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales at U.S. retailers fell in March from February, indicating that higher taxes and weak hiring likely made some consumers more cautious about spending.

HEALTH CARE

FDA Finds Safety Issues at Specialty Pharmacies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration says it has uncovered potential safety problems at 30 specialty pharmacies that were inspected in the wake of a recent outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated drugs.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 81 217 5,290
MORTGAGES 94 276 6,985
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 72 1,628
BUILDING PERMITS 384 712 12,691
BANKRUPTCIES 66 241 5,541
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 85 2,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 234 7,292
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 53 1,511

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