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VOL. 123 | NO. 36 | Thursday, February 21, 2008

First Horizon Suit Moves to Tenn.

Fifth Third Bank of Cincinnati has transferred its lawsuit against Memphis-based First Horizon National Corp. - over what was supposed to be a routine sale of bank branches - from a federal court in Ohio to a state court in Nashville.

District Attorney Targets Renters Who Break Laws

Jackie Condrey goes through about 400 arrest reports a month at the Criminal Justice Center, looking for indications of trouble in apartment complexes, high rises and rental housing - specifically drug dealing and prostitution.

Cox Named to Glankler Brown Firm Management Committee

Kevin C. Cox has been named to the firm management committee of Glankler Brown PLLC.

All's Fair in Love and Pyramid Negotiations

The early reviews are in. And nothing appears certain in plans to let Bass Pro Shops develop The Pyramid.

Wharton to Seek Law Against Uninvolved Parents

It was an idea that Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. dropped into his state of the county speech Tuesday to the Memphis Rotary Club.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
60°F
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Wind: 8 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon will be held today at 11:15 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club. Dave Klevan of Corporate Benefit Management Group, Al Fowler of Fowler Insurance & Employee Benefits and Mike Simpson of Mike Simpson & Associates will present "The Health of Healthcare in 2008." To make reservations, call 755-1200.

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New School to Provide Affordable, Private, Christian Education

Parents soon will have a new educational choice for their children as the Collegiate School of Memphis - an independent, urban, Christian college preparatory school - prepares to open this fall.

Officials: Delta-Northwest Deal in Jeopardy

ATLANTA (AP) - A $20 billion deal to combine Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. was in "serious jeopardy" by press time because the pilots unions from both companies were unable to reach an agreement on blending their seniority lists, two people close to talks told The Associated Press.

County Commission Hears Details of Bass Pro Proposal

Pyramid developer Greg Ericson got to sit at the same table as city leaders negotiating the Bass Pro Shops development deal Wednesday before Shelby County Commissioners. But the city’s project manager, Robert Lipscomb, consultant Tom Marshall and three commissioners left the room.

Tenn. Bill Would Require Toll Roads to be American-Owned

NASHVILLE (AP) - Toll roads in Tennessee would have to be majority American-owned under a bill headed for a full state Senate vote.

Charter Commission Greenlights Staggered Terms

The Memphis Charter Commission has approved the idea of staggered terms for City Council members.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 13,385
MORTGAGES 73 73 17,422
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 32 32 3,423
BUILDING PERMITS 623 623 31,553
BANKRUPTCIES 66 66 12,761
BUSINESS LICENSES 11 11 4,608
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 153 153 19,610
MARRIAGE LICENSES 44 44 4,104

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