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VOL. 129 | NO. 12 | Friday, January 17, 2014

Shelby County Bankruptcy Filings Flat in 2013

Bankruptcies in Shelby County stayed below 13,000 in 2013 with a slight increase over 2012 and 2011, as tracked by The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

Teen Tutors

Peer Power boosts students’ success, leadership

Imagine it: Memphis students helping their fellow students make better grades and, in the process, substantially boosting standardized test scores and overall academic performance – a feat school officials have been trying to accomplish for years.

First Horizon Reports Profitable Quarter

The first earnings presentation by the Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank in 2014 – its 150th anniversary – offered a recap of the fourth quarter, in which the company reported lower revenue but higher profit than during the year-ago period.

KBM Group Growing at Clark Tower

A digital marketing agency is expanding at Clark Tower in East Memphis.

Smucker Given Amended PILOT to Expand

The incentives Memphis and Shelby County offered J.M. Smucker Co. LLC were sweet enough for the peanut butter and jelly maker to expand its operations in the city.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
47°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 63%

EVENTS

The Daily News and In-Synk will host a Leadership Lunch and Learn discussing Marcus Buckingham’s book “The One Thing You Need to Know” Friday, Jan. 17, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Triumph Bank, 5699 Poplar Ave. Attendees do not have to read the book to attend. Tickets are $20. Visit lnltheonething.eventbrite.com.

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Michael Opens Campaign for Juvenile Court

Chief Juvenile Court Magistrate Dan Michael says he is prepared if his opposition in the race for Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court judge tries to make an issue of reforms underway at the court.

Morris: High Bids Lead to Harahan Redesign

Plans for the pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk on the north side of the Frisco Bridge are being redesigned after the first bids on the boardwalk came in too high.

SPORTS

‘Under the Radar’ Conley Carrying Grizzlies This Season

Already, the national conversation has started. Who deserves to be on the NBA’s Western Conference All-Star team?

Gasol’s Return Has Hoop City Joyful Again

Kevin Durant is a nice guy. He’s also a cold-blooded competitor.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Give Me My Money, the Sequel

A BILLION IS, LIKE, A LOT. Sometimes numbers are so huge – so much larger than life, if you will – they are beyond our comprehension.

What’s in a Name?

The name we go by with our friends and family can be a very personal thing.

MEMPHIS AREA

Official: FBI to Interview Election Administrator

MEMPHIS (AP) – The FBI has told Shelby County Election Administrator Richard Holden it wants to speak with him and six other election workers about how they complete their job responsibilities, an official said Thursday.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam to Bring Back School Voucher Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he will support a school voucher bill this legislative session that's similar to a limited measure he proposed last year, even though other GOP lawmakers say they'd like to see something a little broader.

Haslam Announces Anti-Meth Proposal in Tennessee

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday proposed legislation that would require a prescription to obtain more than a 20-day supply of cold medicines used to make methamphetamine.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Airfares Continue to Rise, Up 12 Percent Since 2009

NEW YORK (AP) – The price of flying continues to climb, with the average domestic roundtrip ticket, including tax, reaching $363.42 last year, up more than $7 from the prior year.

HEALTH CARE

Health Care Website Passed Recent Security Test

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cybersecurity concerns over President Barack Obama's health care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who initially had qualms about the system assured lawmakers Thursday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 96 5,381

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