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VOL. 123 | NO. 51 | Thursday, March 13, 2008

Numbers Show Homebuilding Nightmare in Shelby

Connie Neal likens her homebuilding company to a fairytale. At a time when builders' woes are splashed prominently in headlines each day, the activity at Affinity Homes LLC plugs along.

Unethical Conduct Discussion Next on Charter Commission Agenda

The problem for the Memphis Charter Commission isn't necessarily coming up with a code of ethics. That's already been done by the City Council.

Aronov Discusses Real Estate Woes, Changing Legal Landscape

Mary L. Aronov has been listed in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA as a leading practitioner in Tennessee in a specific law practice area. It's the third straight year she's earned the honor for her real estate practice.

Kumar Works Toward Building Lamar Motel - Again

Local cab business owner Jay Kumar is taking his application for a 35-room motel along Lamar Avenue back before the same government body this afternoon that said no to a different version of the plan almost two years ago.

State Appeals Court Upholds Local Strip Club Ruling

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has upheld a Shelby County Circuit Court ruling in favor of a Brooks Road strip club forced to close by local officials and later reopened under court order.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
75°F
Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 89%

EVENTS

The 2008 Bartlett Business Expo will be held today at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. The Bartlett Area Chamber, the city of Bartlett and St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett are sponsoring the event. St. Francis will be performing screenings for blood glucose levels and bone density, and the Cole Pain Therapy Group also will hold health screenings. For more information, call the chamber at 372-9457.

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Bill Would Make It a Crime For Illegal Immigrants to Take Pay

NASHVILLE (AP) - It would be a crime for illegal immigrants to accept pay for work done in Tennessee under a proposal headed for votes in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly.

Bill to Lower Retention GPA Advancing in Tenn. Legislature

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to lower the cumulative grade point average needed to maintain a lottery scholarship is among several lottery-funded bills advancing in the state Legislature.

Judge Rules MPA President Can Participate in Contract Talks

The president of the Memphis Police Association will be allowed to participate in contract talks with the city of Memphis.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 0 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 39 39 3,168
BUILDING PERMITS 292 292 29,124
BANKRUPTCIES 3 100 11,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 43 3,711

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