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VOL. 128 | NO. 85 | Wednesday, May 1, 2013

School Board Delays Supt. Search, Approves Merger Outsourcing Contracts

Countywide school board members voted Tuesday, April 30, to move their search for a merger superintendent beyond the August start of the merger.

Priced to Rent

More young people hold off on home ownership

Local property management companies like Lubin Property Management LLC and Renshaw Property Management are capitalizing on the trend for young potential homebuyers choosing to rent instead of buy.

Beale Street Landing Eatery Search Resumes

There were some signs early on that finding a restaurant operator for Beale Street Landing might be difficult.

School Board May Delay Superintendent Search

The search for a superintendent to lead Shelby County’s consolidated school system could be put on hold by the countywide school board Tuesday evening.

Harahan Bridge Project Plans Nearing Completion

Design work on the “Main to Main Connector” project is at the halfway point. And the city team overseeing the project is due to complete plans by the end of May to trigger a $15 million appropriation of federal funding in June.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
32°F
Fair
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Dave Keigan, director of Camp Phoenix, will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

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Mays Ponders Changes in Merger Terms

U.S. District Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays is considering whether he should change the terms of the 2011 consent decree that so far has governed the path to consolidation of Shelby County’s two public school systems.

Parks Controversy Back to City Council

The committee recommendations are in for new names for three Confederate-themed city parks. And the long-running controversy about the parks is now back to the Memphis City Council.

Tribute Symposium Honors Six Local Women

The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis paid tribute to six local women at a sold-out luncheon of more than 1,600 attendees on Friday, April 26.

Papa Murphy’s Considers 25 New Local Stores

Papa Murphy’s, one of the largest pizza companies in the U.S., is looking to grow its Memphis presence exponentially.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Briglia Joins Archer-Malmo as Web/Broadcast Artist

Kristen Briglia has joined archer-malmo as web/broadcast turbo artist. In her new role, Briglia will produce web graphics, HTML and video-editing services for the growing digital and broadcast departments, and will also help on print projects as needed.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Time Management Secrets for Sales Pros

I’ve never met a sales person worth his weight who feels as though he has free time during the workday. Time is definitely a luxury for motivated sales professionals. After all, there are typically infinitely more prospects to call on than we have hours in the day. That’s why the most successful in sales are masters of their schedule, rather than slaves to it.

Nobody Wins the Low Price War

We get asked about pricing all of the time. Usually, the inquisitor is looking for a simple answer but the topic is vastly complex due to the many variables involved.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Gov. Haslam No Closer to Decision on 'Ag-Gag' Bill

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he is no closer to making up his mind on whether to veto a bill that makes it a crime to video record animal abuse if it isn't turned over to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours.

Cooper and Durbin Talk Immigration and Sales Tax

NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was in Nashville with U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper Tuesday to drum up support for Internet sales tax collection and an immigration overhaul.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Brighter View on Jobs and Pay Lifts US Confidence

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are more optimistic the job market is healing and will deliver higher pay later this year. That brighter outlook, along with rising home prices, cheaper gasoline and a surging stock market, could offset some of the drag from the recent tax increases and government spending cuts.

US Employment Compensation Up 0.3 Percent in First Quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans' wages increased at a faster rate from January through March than the previous quarter, a trend that helped boost consumer spending at the start of the year. But their benefits barely grew.

REAL ESTATE

US Home Prices Up Most in Nearly 7 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices rose 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, the most in nearly seven years. The gains were driven by a growing number of buyers who bid on a limited supply of homes.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 70 134 16,547
MORTGAGES 72 144 21,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 9 35 4,301
BUILDING PERMITS 209 209 39,587
BANKRUPTCIES 80 149 15,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 28 5,519
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 117 201 23,774
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 51 5,086

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