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1. Lee Joins MOGA’s DeSoto Office -

Dr. Daniel Lee has joined the DeSoto office of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC. Lee provides comprehensive women’s health services, including office gynecology, obstetrics and surgical management, to women of all ages.

2. ‘Pop’ at Top of His Game One More Time -

Numbers rarely lie, and in Gregg Popovich’s case they finally piled up in a way too compelling to ignore.

Five NBA titles spread over 15 years is a dynasty, even – maybe especially – in this era of short attention spans. It’s long past time Popovich got the credit he deserves.

3. Shelby Farms Files $25 Million Permit for Lake Expansion -

500 Pine Lake
Memphis, TN 38134
Permit Cost: $25 million

Project Cost: $52 million
Permit Date: Applied May 2014
Completion: June 2016
Owner: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Tenant: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Architect: james corner field operations
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Details: The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy has filed a $25 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to expand Patriot Lake.

4. Forest Hill Technology Center Sells for $5.2 Million -

3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road
Germantown, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $5.2 million

Sale Date: March 31, 2014
Buyer: 3860 Forest Hills Irene LLC
Seller: BACM 2007-1 Irene Road LLC
Loan Amount: $5.6 million
Loan Date: April 17, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA

5. Former Motel 6 Sells for $1.4 Million -

1321 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $1.4 million

Sale Date: Jan. 13, 2014
Buyer: P & S Hospitality LLC
Seller: G6 Hospitality Property LLC
Loan Amount: $1.1 million
Loan Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Argent Bank
Details: The former Motel 6 at 1321 Sycamore View Road in Northeast Memphis has traded hands for $1.4 million.

6. Monticello Apartments Owner Files $9.3 Million Loan -

The owner of the 202-unit Monticello apartments at 3250 Kirby Parkway in Hickory Hill has filed a $9.3 million loan on the property.

7. Malco Opens 12-Screen Olive Branch Cinema -

Memphis-based Malco Theatres is raising the curtains on a new 12-screen cinema in Olive Branch, as the company continues to push deeper into new markets while at the same time investing in its existing properties.

8. Meadows Appointed to State Dentistry Board -

Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.

9. Latest Federal Internet Gambling Bill Proposes Tax -

LAS VEGAS (AP) – If Congress makes no progress on a national framework for online gambling this session, it won't be for a lack of legislation.

Two lawmakers introduced bills over the summer that would legalize some form of Internet gambling nationwide. Last week, Rep. Jim McDermott, a Democrat from Washington, introduced a bill that would tax federally-sanctioned online wagering.

10. Commercial Real Estate Market Reawakens -

After suffering through a prolonged slump, the Memphis commercial real estate market this year began to shake off the rust that gathered during the “Great Recession,” and brighter days could be ahead for the prime markets in the apartment, retail, office and industrial sectors, according to local experts.

11. ‘Pro-Business’ -

The explosive population growth and business-friendly environment in DeSoto County have combined to transform its formerly sleepy suburbs into thriving retail and industrial development centers.

Today, Goodman Road looks more and more like a busy commercial strip in Memphis, and DeSoto County has become the favored location for large industrial developers.

12. ‘Pro-Business Environment’ -

The explosive population growth and business-friendly environment in DeSoto County have combined to transform its formerly sleepy suburbs into thriving retail and industrial development centers.

Today, Goodman Road looks more and more like a busy commercial strip in Memphis, and DeSoto County has become the favored location for large industrial developers.

13. Apartment, Retail Markets Holding Steady -

The Memphis area multifamily and retail markets continue to chug along, with the newer, more upscale products in each sector propping up both overall markets.

Those trends and others in commercial real estate will be the subject of discussion Thursday, Nov. 7, during the 2013 Commercial Real Estate Review & Forecast, one of six seminars in The Daily News’ 2013 Seminar Series.

14. Social Security Benefits to Go Up by 1.5 Percent -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Social Security benefits will rise 1.5 percent in January, giving millions of retired and disabled workers an average raise of $19 a month to keep up with the cost of living.

15. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Spooky Spirits Tuesdays on the Terrace wine tasting Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers; reservations are required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

16. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 29, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $18. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

17. Catholic Charities Launches Program For Homeless Veterans -

This month Catholic Charities of West Tennessee launches a new program called St. Sebastian Veteran Services to provide critical assistance to homeless veterans and their families and to those facing imminent eviction or foreclosure.

18. Belle Forest Community School Makes Debut -

Lori Phillips, the principal of the first new school of the new Shelby County Schools, could have had the ribbon-cutting for Belle Forest Community School on the first day of the school year in August.

19. Groups Race to Hire, Train 'Obamacare' Guides -

CHICAGO (AP) – With the program known as "Obamacare" only weeks away from its key launch date, hectic preparations are in motion in communities across the country to deal with one of its major practical challenges: hiring and training a small army of instant experts who can explain the intricacies of health insurance to people who've never had it.

20. Moore Rejoins Girls Inc. as President/CEO -

Lisa Moore recently joined Girls Inc. of Memphis as president/CEO, returning to the organization where she began her career in the late 1980s. In her new role, Moore said, she will provide leadership and support to equip Girls Inc. of Memphis to effectively and efficiently fulfill its mission of equipping all girls to live strong, smart and bold.

21. Whole Foods Files Permit for Expansion -

5014 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38117

Permit Cost: $3.1 million

Project Cost: TBA

Permit Date: Applied April 2013

22. Events -

ArtsMemphis will present the Stax to the Max music festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore St. Admission to the festival is free; discounted museum tickets are $2 between noon and 5 p.m. Visit staxmuseum.com.

23. Meadows Named Director of Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab -

Bobby Meadows has joined Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab as executive director. Meadows, a licensed nursing home administrator, has 13 years of nursing home experience, including 11 as an executive director. Most recently, he served for six years at Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.

24. Events -

New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.

25. Commission to Consider Residency Ballot Item -

Shelby County Commissioners take a final vote Monday, April 1, on a referendum ordinance that would do away with county government’s residency requirement for employment.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

26. TJX Leases Up Chickasaw Building D -

The TJX Cos. Inc. has inked a substantial deal in Southeast Memphis, representing the largest industrial lease so far in 2013.

27. Events -

Make-A-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Cadre, 149 Monroe Ave. The fundraiser will include food and wine pairings, a silent auction and live music by The Will Tucker Band. Visit midsouth.wish.org.

28. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request -

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.

The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.

29. Tennessee, Kentucky Plants Cooperate in Building Corvette -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two General Motors plants 90 miles apart will be utilized to build the newest incarnation of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car.

The vehicle is assembled at the GM plant in Bowling Green, Ky.

30. Obama's Health Care Overhaul Turns Into a Sprint -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The long slog has turned into a sprint. President Barack Obama's health care law survived the Supreme Court and the election; now the uninsured can sign up for coverage in about 11 months.

31. Housing, Voting, Power: Problems Abound Post-Sandy -

NEW YORK (AP) – From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, government officials are still facing multiple fronts in the efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. All that, and there's another storm coming.

32. Events -

LaunchMemphis and MemphisConnect will host Ignite Memphis 5, a series of quick-hit presentations on a variety of subjects, Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation office, 20 S. Dudley St. Cost is free, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Visit launchmemphis.com.

33. Early Results: Vesta Exceeds Expectations -

Don Glays, executive director of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, has three words to describe how the past few days of the Vesta Home Show have performed:

“Beyond our expectations.”

34. Mays Opens Hearings On Municipal Schools With Testimony -

The first of two days of testimony in the federal court case over the state laws setting up municipal school districts ended with a lot of reading material for U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays.

35. Raleigh Office Complex Sold To Local Entity -

An office complex in Raleigh has traded hands after being under the same family ownership for more than 30 years.

Commercial Real Estate Network LLC, a local investor, has purchased the 40,756-square-foot Raleigh Center Office Complex at 2974 Austin Peay Highway from Charles R. Averwater Living Trust for $299,000.

36. Biz License Filings Rise in Q2 -

The number of business licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s office increased 2.7 percent to 1,397 in the second quarter of 2012 from 1,360 for the same period last year, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

37. Expanding Outreach -

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee (CCWTN) recently expanded its outreach to the poor by launching a new mobile food pantry that will travel throughout the region, providing sustenance to families in need.

38. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist -

Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.

39. Cargill Files $1.4M Permit App For Pres. Island Storage Bldg. -

2615 Channel Ave.
Memphis, TN 38113

Permit Cost: $1.4 million

Permit Date: Applied March 2012

40. Events -

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will host an executive lunch with Doug McGowen Tuesday, March 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. McGowen will discuss starting new businesses, growing existing businesses and how to use commercial blight as an opportunity. Email Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com for reservations.

41. Events -

The Tennessee Solar Institute will offer a free course in the basics of solar installation and photovoltaic technology Monday, March 26, through Friday, March 30, at the University of Memphis Fogelman Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive. The 40-hour course will be held each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and lunch will be provided. At the conclusion of the course, an entry-level certificate of knowledge exam will be given. For more information, contact Patricia Wells at patricia.wells@tennessee.edu or 615-253-6371.

42. Defense Cuts Test Lawmakers' Resolve on Deficits -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's call to shrink the military, shut bases and cancel weapons to meet the demand for budget cuts tests the resolve of lawmakers who came to Washington determined to slash the deficit.

43. Online-Gambling Fight Now About When, Who – Not If -

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The fight to fully legalize online gambling in the U.S. is now less about whether Americans will be able to play and more about who will bring the action to them – and when.

44. Smith Named Vice Prez At S. Webster Haining -

Doug Smith has been named vice president, administrative operations, at S. Webster Haining & Co.

45. Events -

The University of Memphis Papasan Policy Institute will present a CEO Energy Summit titled “Memphis 2025 Energy and Alternative Energy: How Do We Become Sustainable?” Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on the U of M campus. Presenting partners include FedEx Corp.; Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division; the Tennessee Valley Authority; and more. The event is free. To register, email becook@memphis.edu or visit www.memphis.edu/ifti.

46. Events -

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and educational program Monday, Nov. 28, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Ave.

47. Events -

Talk Shoppe will present “Open Microphone Discussing Hot Business Topics” Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

48. Memphian Cobb Joins MIFA As Meals on Wheels Director -

Trentwood Cobb has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of MIFA Meals on Wheels, which provides hot meals to senior citizens in the greater Memphis area.

Hometown: Memphis

49. Events -

Leadership Memphis and Michael Synk will present the Leadership Memphis Book Club by In-Synk, a monthly, one-hour book club focusing on business, leadership and management titles, beginning Friday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at South of Beale, 361 S. Main St. Cost is $20 for Leadership Memphis alumni and current class members and $25 for the general public. For more information or to register, visit lmdriving.eventbrite.com.

50. Events -

The Memphis Minority Business Council will hold a seminar titled “Demystifying the RFP Process” Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the MMBC Continuum, 158 Madison Ave. Cost is free. For more information or to register, contact Yolanda Dillard at 525-6512 or ydillard@mmbc-memphis.org.

51. AP IMPACT: Hospital Drug Shortages Deadly, Costly -

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A drug for dangerously high blood pressure, normally priced at $25.90 per dose, offered to hospitals for $1,200. Fifteen deaths in 15 months blamed on shortages of life-saving medications.

52. Events -

The GOTV Club will present a seminar titled “Healthcare Reform for Business Owners” Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Philip Johnson of Argyle Benefits Consultants will speak. Cost is $25. To register, visit thegotvclubjuly.eventbrite.com.

53. Bloomberg Grant Highlights Big City Challenges -

When the nonprofit foundation of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went looking for cities to award grants for innovation, foundation leaders didn’t just give out an address and wait for applications.

54. Former Interim Chef Kramer Back in Charge -

“Interim” – a pause or interval in a succession of events

When the restaurant Wally Joe closed in January 2007, owner Fred Carl Jr., founder, president and CEO of Viking Range Corp., decided to keep a restaurant going while looking for a buyer for the space in the shopping center at South Mendenhall Road and Sanderlin Avenue. Appropriately, the temporary restaurant would be called Interim.

55. Mt. Zion Upgrades to Larger Church in Frayser -

Two Memphis area churches have closed on a deal that’s been in the pipeline for about a year and a half.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1280 Stonewall St., bought the 36,000-square-foot church at 1621 Dellwood Ave. in Frayser from Schoolfield United Methodist Church Inc. for $500,000.

56. White House: Limit Gov't Backing of Mortgages -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration laid out three broad options Friday for reducing the government's role in the mortgage market. All three would almost certainly lead to higher interest rates and costs for borrowers.

57. Murdoch, Bloomberg Embrace Immigration Reform -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, a man with his own immigration story, told Congress Thursday that securing the U.S. borders must be matched with efforts to ensure that employers can't hire people who are here illegally.

58. Gov't Says Banks Should Share Fannie, Freddie Costs -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's largest banks have an obligation to pay some of the cost for bailing out mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because they sold them bad mortgages, a government regulator said Wednesday.

59. In Search of an Oasis -

Part of the path to inner-city recovery appears to run through a garden, or at least through the produce section of a supermarket. Nine farmers markets operate in various parts of Shelby County this summer, from Downtown to Collierville and places such as Germantown, Agricenter International and Cooper-Young in between.

60. At Spill Hearing, BP CEO Says He's 'Deeply Sorry' -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chastened by heavy criticism from lawmakers, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward said Thursday he was "deeply sorry" for his company's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

61. Crews Buys Collierville Hampton -

1280 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $5.1 Million

Sale Date: May 11, 2010
Buyer: SGR LLC
Seller: Collierville Hotels GP
Loan Amount: $3.8 million
Loan Date: May 11, 2010
Maturity Date: May 11, 2015
Lender: First Citizens National Bank

62. Bank of Fayette County Buys Collierville Acreage -

The Bank of Fayette County has paid $1 million for a 1.56-acre parcel of land along the east side of Houston Levee Road in Collierville.

63. Republicans Pick Tampa for 2012 Convention -

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Republicans choose Tampa as the site of their 2012 presidential convention, hoping the swing state of Florida will help them defeat President Barack Obama.

A Republican National Committee panel recommended the Gulf Coast city during a closed-door meeting, rejecting Salt Lake City and Phoenix. The decision came amid calls from Hispanic groups and others to boycott Arizona after it adopted a law to crack down on illegal immigrants.

64. Thompson & Co. to Fill Vacant Smooth Moves Space -

A Center City Commission-affiliated board on Wednesday approved almost $270,000 in financial incentives to support developing new businesses, jobs and service providers Downtown.

That money will finance a wide range of activity, from South Main Street to the Downtown core. The new business activity includes the renovation of a long-vacant storefront at the intersection of Main Street and Union Avenue as well as the move of a new tenant into that space.

65. Thompson & Co. Plans to Fill Vacant Smooth Moves Space -

A Center City Commission-affiliated board on Wednesday approved almost $270,000 in financial incentives to support developing new businesses, jobs and service providers Downtown.

That money will finance a wide range of activity, from South Main Street to the Downtown core. The new business activity includes the renovation of a long-vacant storefront at the intersection of Main Street and Union Avenue as well as the move of a new tenant into that space.

66. State’s Nuisance Law Helps Nab Three Memphis Cops -

Three Memphis police officers could be indicted by a federal grand jury as early as today on conspiracy, bribery and extortion charges.

Timothy Green, Christopher Crawford and Michael Young were arrested Friday and charged in a complaint.

67. Candidate Filing List -- The Final Version -

Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.

68. UPDATE: Mayor's Race Grows At Filing Deadline -

Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell appeared on his way to the Republican nomination for Shelby County mayor at Thursday’s noon filing deadline for candidates on the May 4 primary ballot.

Luttrell faces only token opposition from perennial candidate Ernie Lunati.

Meanwhile, the Democratic primary for mayor grew to three contenders as General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson filed his qualifying petition just before the deadline. He joins interim County Mayor Joe Ford and Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone.

Luttrell ruled out a bid for Shelby County mayor last year (2009). But when Harold Byrd decided not to run in the Democratic primary, some local GOP leaders asked Luttrell to reconsider.

The result touched off a scramble of candidates from both parties for the open sheriff’s office. But before the noon deadline, the initial field of over a dozen possible contenders was narrowed to ten – six Democrats and four Republicans.

The other surprise at the filing deadline was the return of attorney Walter Bailey to the District 2 Position 1 seat he gave up in the 2006 elections. Bailey sought re-election then to another term despite a two term limit on commissioners. Bailey lost to J.W. Gibson who decided not to seek re-election. He also lost a court fight to overturn the term limits.

Bailey was the only candidate who had filed for the seat at the Thursday deadline.

Only one incumbent county commissioner – Republican Mike Ritz -- was effectively re-elected at the deadline because he had no opposition.

All but one of the eleven contested County Commission races will be decided with the May 4 primaries. The only general election battle for the August ballot is the district 5 contest between GOP challenger Dr. Rolando Toyos and whoever wins the May Democratic primary between incumbent Steve Mulroy and Jennings Bernard.

Former County Commissioner John Willingham also returned to the ballot among a field of Republican contenders in the primary for Shelby County Trustee.

And former Criminal Court Clerk Minerva Johnican joined the Democratic primary field for her old job. Incumbent Republican Bill Key pulled petition to seek re-election but did not file at the deadline.

Here is the list of races and contenders from The Shelby County Election Commission. All candidate have until noon Feb. 25 to withdraw from the ballot if they wish.

D-Democrat

R- Republican

I- Independent

Shelby County Mayor:

Deidre Malone (D)

Joe Ford (D)

Otis Jackson (D)

Mark Luttrell (R)

Ernest Lunati (R)

Leo Awgowhat (I)

Shelby County Sheriff:

James Coleman (R)

Bobby Simmons (R)

Bill Oldham (R)

Dale Lane (R)

Larry Hill (D)

Bennie Cobb (D)

Randy Wade (D)

James Bolden (D)

Elton Hymon (D)

Reginald French (D)

County Commission Dist 1 Pos 1

Mike Ritz (R) (incumbent)

County Commission Dist 1 Pos 2

Albert Maduska (R)

Heidi Shafer (R)

County Commission Dist 1 Pos 3

Mike Carpenter (R) (incumbent)

Joe Baire (R)

County Commission Dist 2 Pos 1

Walter Bailey (D)

County Commission Dist 2 Pos 2

Henri Brooks (D) (incumbent)

David Vinciarelli (D)

County Commission Dist 2 Pos 3

Eric Dunn (D)

Norma Lester (D)

Tina Dickerson (D)

Melvin Burgess (D)

Reginald Milton (D)

Freddie Thomas (D)

County Commission Dist 3 Pos 1

James Harvey (D) (incumbent)

James Catchings (D)

County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 2

Sidney Chism (D) (incumbent)

Andrew "Rome" Withers (D)

County Commission Dist. 3 Pos 3

Edith Moore  (D) (incumbent)

Justin Ford (D)

County Commission Dist 4 Pos 1

Chris Thomas (R)

John Pellicciotti (R)

Jim Bomprezzi (R)

County Commission Dist 4 Pos 2

Wyatt Bunker (R) (incumbent)

John Wilkerson (R)

Ron Fittes (R)

County Commission Dist 4 Pos 3

Terry Roland (R)

George Chism (R)

Edgar Babian (R)

County Commission Dist 5

Steve Mulroy (D) (incumbent)

Jennings Bernard (D)

Rolando Toyos (R)

Shelby County Clerk

Charlotte Draper (D)

Corey Maclin (D)

LaKeith Miller (D)

Wayne Mashburn (R)

Steve Moore (R)

Criminal Court Clerk

Vernon Johnson (D)

Minerva Johnican (D)

Ralph White (D)

Michael Porter (R)

Kevin Key (R)

Jerry Stamson (I)

Circuit Court Clerk

Jimmy Moore (R) (incumbent)

Steven Webster (D)

Carmichael Johnson (D)

Ricky W. Dixon (D)

Juvenile Court Clerk

Joy Touliatos (R)

Charles Marshall (D)

Sylvester Bradley (D)

Shep Wilbun (D)

Julia Roberson Wiseman (I)

Probate Court Clerk

Paul Boyd (R)

Sondra Becton (D)

Danny Kail (D)

Annita Sawyer Hamilton (D)

Peggy Dobbins (D)

Clay Perry (D)

Karen Tyler (D)

Shelby County Register

Tom Leatherwood (R) (incumbent)

Coleman Thompson (D)

Lady J. Swift (D)

Carlton Orange (D)

Shelby County Trustee

Regina Newman (D) (incumbent)

M. LaTroy Williams (D)

John Willingham (R)

Jeff Jacobs (R)

David Lenoir (R)

...

69. Events -

Michael Drake, Amy Howell and John Simmons will present the seminar “Your Brand: Save – Protect – Promote” today from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather’s conference room, 3725 Champions Hill Drive, Suite 3000. The event is free but seating is limited. For reservations, call 521-1453.

70. Events -

The Shelby County Commission will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call 545-4301 or visit agendapub.shelbycountytn.gov.

71. Bayh Cites Strident Partisanship in Leaving Senate -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two-term Sen. Evan Bayh says ever-shriller partisanship and the frustrations of gridlock made it time for him to leave Congress. Republicans aren't buying it, saying he and fellow Democrats sense that voters will be after their heads this fall.

72. NuVasive Files Permit to Renovate Southeast Memphis Facility -

4670 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Amount: $1.6 Million

Project Cost: $1.6 million
Permit Date: Applied February 2010
Completion: TBA
Owner: NuVasive Inc.
Tenant: NuVasive Inc.
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc.

73. Lightman Files Permit for Retail Center -

7706 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Amount: $1 Million

Project Cost: $3 million
Permit Date: Applied January 2010
Completion: Late summer
Owner: Michael Lightman Realty LLC
Tenant: TBD
Contractor: Linkous Construction Co. Inc.
Architect: Al Davidson of Davidson LLC

74. Commissioners to Fill Commission, Legislature Vacancies -

Shelby County Commissioners will begin the new year with some familiar chores.

Today’s meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building.

It includes the appointment of a new commissioner for District 4 Position 3. And the commission will appoint an interim state representative for District 85.

75. Building Permit Brings Wally Joe Restaurant Closer to Reality -

690 S. Perkins Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Amount: $800,000

Project Cost: $800,000
Permit Date: Applied October 2009
Completion: Summer 2010
Owner: Wally Joe Realty LLC
Tenant: TBA
Contractor: Day Construction LLC
Architect: Doug Enoch

76. Germantown Plans ‘Green’ Fire Station -

This is not your grandmother’s fire station.

The City of Germantown’s planned replacement for fire station No. 4, just south of Poplar Avenue off Forest Hill-Irene Road, will be a step into the future for the Germantown Fire Department.

77. Holrob Sells Last Piece Of Collierville Crossing Retail Center -

1.1 Acres
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1.5 Million

Sale Date: Oct. 15, 2009
Buyer: Murray-Collierville LLC
Seller: Holrob-Collierville LLC
Loan Amounts: $1.2 million; $200,000
Loan Dates: Oct. 15, 2009
Maturity Dates: Nov. 2, 2034; Oct. 15, 2014
Lenders: Community Financial Services Bank; Holrob-Collierville GP

78. Owners Serious About Kick-Starting Troubled Subdivision -

The Vinings at Germantown, a 63-lot development off Winchester Road, appears poised to close the book on a checkered past that includes several ownership groups and a litany of financial woes.

The 32-acre subdivision seemed doomed from its earliest stages when developer Levitt and Sons filed for bankruptcy in 2007. Then its second owner, The Hyneman Cos. LLC – led by developer William “Rusty” Hyneman – sold the property soon after buying it in December 2007 for a little less than $10 million.

79. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator -

Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.

Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.

80. Gardens of Germantown Secures Funding to Build Alzheimer’s Facility -

3179 Professional Plaza
Germantown, TN 38138
Loan Amount: $8 Million
Loan Date: July 16, 2009


Maturity Date: Aug. 1, 2050
Borrower: Gardens of Germantown LLC
Lender: Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage Inc.
Details: The developer of an Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown has filed an $8 million construction loan through Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage Inc.

81. $8M Loan Filed For Alzheimer’s Facility -

The developer of an Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown has filed an $8 million construction loan through Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage Inc.

82. Mixed-Use Development Slated For Southeast Shelby County -

50 acres at Forest Hill-Irene Road and Tenn. 385
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $4 Million

Sale Date: June 26, 2009
Buyer: Edward Rose Development Co. LLC
Seller: Turley LP

83. Is Twitter the News Outlet for the 21st Century? -

NEW YORK (AP) - Cassy Hayes and Jasmine Coleman were among the first fans to arrive outside the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles where Michael Jackson was brought and later pronounced dead.

84. Johnson Ascends to Director's Job At Literacy Council -

Sallie Johnson, a retired librarian, signed on as interim executive director of the Memphis Literacy Council a year ago with no intention of seeking the post beyond the transition term.

85. GM Idling Tenn. Plant; It Could Get New Small Car -

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) - As one of 2,500 workers at the General Motors plant that will be idled at least temporarily in November, Michelle Burley has a suggestion for young car buyers: "Buy American and protect American jobs."

86. Georgia Co. Buys U of M-Area Senior Nursing Facility -

3549 Norriswood Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $7.3 Million

Sale Date: May 11, 2009
Buyer: FC Highlands LLC
Seller: Wesley Highland Nursing Homes Inc.
Loan Amount: $9.4 million
Loan Date: May 11, 2009
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Bank

87. Bank Buys 63 Lots In the Vinings of G’town -

The 63 lots of the Vinings of Germantown Subdivision have yet another owner, following the sale of the property back to the lender, Merchants & Farmers Bank. The bank on May 13 paid $5.1 million for the 63 lots from RAM Holdings Inc., which had bought the lots last year for just less than $6 million from St. James Place LLC. RAM Holdings is managed by Michael Bourne.

88. U of M’s Heath Given Distinguished Teaching Award -

Dr. Julia Heath, professor of economics at the University of Memphis, has been honored with the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association.

89. Bernanke: Obama Stimulus Helps, More Action Needed -

LONDON (AP) - A mammoth stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama could give the economy a much-needed lift, but other steps must be taken to bolster the wobbly financial system and for any recovery to stick, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

90. Jobless Rate Bolts to 14-Year High -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as another 240,000 jobs were cut, far worse than economists expected and stark proof the economy is deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid pace.

91. Vanishing Jobs, Stressed Consumers Feed Downturn -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's unemployment rate is at a 14-year high, General Motors reported a massive third-quarter loss and says it may run out of cash next year, and Ford is planning more job cuts after burning through billions of its own.

92. 62-Bed Alzheimer’s Facility Coming to Germantown - 3179 Professional Plaza
Germantown, TN 38138
Permit Amount: $5.6 Million

Project Cost: $5.6 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2008
Completion: October or November of 2009
Owner: Alexander Enterprises
Tenant: Alexander Enterprises
Contractor: Patton and Taylor Enterprises
Architect: O.T. Marshall Architects

Details: An Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown soon will rise at 3179 Professional Plaza, which runs between Poplar Avenue and Poplar Pike near the Germantown/Collierville border.

Developer Alexander Enterprises has filed a permit application with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement to build the 30,500-square-foot, single-story facility. The Gardens of Germantown will be a 48-unit, 62-bed facility that sits on roughly half of a 4.36 acre-parcel backing up to the Village Shops of Forest Hill retail center. Beacon Communities Inc. of Cumming, Ga., will manage the facility.

Construction on the building, set to begin in December, should take 10 months, said Michael Alexander of Alexander Enterprises, with an opening projected for October or November 2009. The property has been divided into two lots, with the Gardens of Germantown slated for the northwest corner of the property.


1.46 Acres in Commons at Dexter Lake
Cordova, TN 38018
Loan Amount: $1.2 Million

Loan Date: Oct. 2, 2008
Maturity Date: April 22, 2009
Borrower: Commons at Dexter Lake LLC
Lender: First Citizens National Bank

Details: A $1.6 million retail center with a French Quarter motif is being built in Cordova. The Commons at Dexter Lake LLC has filed a $1.2 million construction loan to build a 10,400-square-foot retail center, dubbed Vieux Carré, south of Dexter Road and west of Chickering Lane. Construction started last week. The development team bought the land from John B. Maxwell Jr., trustee for the sellers, for $334,541 and filed the construction loan through First Citizens National Bank. Commons at Dexter Lake LLC principal Nancy Waddell signed the trust deed. The center will sit on a 1.46-acre parcel near the Commons at Dexter Lake retail center and the Reserve at Dexter Lake apartments. A spokesman for the developer said the seven-bay center already has five leases signed. Tenants include a Belle Meade salon, financial planner Martin Hearn, a Crown Trophy store and a florist/gift shop. Jeff Blackledge is architect for Vieux Carré. KT Construction LLC, whose partners are Scott Turnage and Riley Kail, will be the general contractor. Turnage said the company is “stripping the lot off right now and pushing hard for the first of the year” to complete the center. “We’re going to go for kind of a hybrid French Quarter style – we’re going to be doing more of a Bourbon Street look,” Turnage said. “It’s going to be a strip center, but we’re going to try to give each space individuality, using depth and height offsets to try to give each space somewhat of a unique appearance.” More retail space will be coming to the site soon.


6075 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115
Sale Amount: $1.4 Million

Sale Date: Oct. 23, 2008
Buyer: World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church Inc.
Seller: Carlyle Rock Ridge LLC
Loan Amount: $1.2 million
Loan Date: Oct. 24, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Tri-State Bank of Memphis

Details: World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church Inc. has bought the Hickory Ridge Mall for $1.4 million from Carlyle Rock Ridge LLC. The roughly 500,000-square-foot Hickory Ridge Mall sits on 44 acres at 6075 Winchester Road in Hickory Hill. It was damaged by a tornado during the Feb. 5 storms that ripped through the southern and southeastern areas of town. World Overcomers will retain its congregational home at the former Central Church at 6655 Winchester Road, down the road from the mall. The church bought that property in 2001 for $10 million. Church pastor Alton Williams has announced plans to turn the mall into a Christian community center, replete with a restaurant, banquet hall, theater and other services for the neighborhood. The Hickory Ridge Mall opened in 1981 to much fanfare, but it steadily declined over the years as newer malls opened in other parts of town and tenants departed. The February storm proved to be a death knell for the mall. Although the city of Memphis considered buying it and turning it into a satellite office for city services, the renovation proved too costly.


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93. Alzheimer’s Facility Slated for Germantown -

A $5.6 million Alzheimer’s facility called the Gardens of Germantown soon will rise at 3179 Professional Plaza, which runs between Poplar Avenue and Poplar Pike near the Germantown/Collierville border. Developer Alexander Enterprises has filed a permit application with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement to build the 30,500-square-foot, single-story facility.

94. Lightman Buys Back Land To Bolster Retail Center -

Three acres in Centennial Commons
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $2 Million

Sale Date: Sept. 12, 2008
Buyer: Michael A. Lightman Sr.
Seller: Winsouth Hotel Partnership

Details: Michael Lightman Sr. has bought back a three-acre parcel of land in Centennial Commons retail center that he sold to Winsouth Hotel Partnership nine years ago for $1.4 million. The land is on the southwest corner of the Centennial site, which is north of Winchester Road, east of Germantown Road and near Tenn. 385.

95. Mercedes Benz of Memphis To Renovate Dealership -

5389 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
Permit Cost: $2 million

Project Cost: $3 million
Permit Date: July 24, 2008
Completion: Spring 2009
Owner: Mercedes Benz of Memphis
Tenant: Mercedes Benz of Memphis
Architect: Fleming and Associates LLP
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Details: Mercedes Benz of Memphis will do a renovation of its location on Poplar Avenue just east of Estate Drive. Richard Meena, vice president of Montgomery Martin Contractors, said they will be adding a new showroom and a new car wash, as well as performing general site work improvements, including some additions to the parking lot.

96. Q4 Commercial Sales Down 8 Percent -

Though Shelby County's commercial real estate performed well through most of 2007, sales declined more than 8 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

97. '07 Business License Activity Down Slightly -

Small-business filings have dropped steadily - though not drastically - since 2005, and the trend continued in 2007.

2007 saw 6,438 business license filings, a 4.7 percent decrease from 2006, when 6,758 licenses were filed with the Shelby County Clerk, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. Filings for 2007 represented a 7.1 percent decline from 2005 when 6,929 licenses were filed.

98. Kroger Latest Business to Leave Hickory Hill -

For years, Hickory Hill residents have watched the neighborhood slowly decline as one business after another leaves.

Along the stretch of Winchester Road between Hickory Hill and Riverdale roads, a number of businesses have moved out, including Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill, CompUSA and Fisherman's Buffet, among others.

99. Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic -

Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.

100. Bankers, Brokers Square Off to Combat Abusive Lending -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage brokers are squaring off with bankers over efforts in Congress to impose stiffer regulations on the industry.

The outcome of the long-running fight could help shape the future of a market battered by lax lending practices that have led to a surge in home loan defaults.