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VOL. 127 | NO. 79 | Monday, April 23, 2012

County Weighs Balanced Budget Proposal

The budget season is under way in Shelby County government, but there will be few signs of it Monday, April 23, as the County Commission meets.

A Well-Rounded Life

Herschel Walker shares stories of his success on and off the gridiron

To describe Herschel Walker’s life as remarkable somehow seems like too weak of a superlative.

Court Filings Steady for First Quarter

Filings across three of the four civil courts in Shelby County were steady for the first three months of 2012 with a new category again showing up among the top three categories in Chancery Court.

Iberiabank Relocates Cordova Bank Branch

Iberiabank is moving its Cordova branch out from behind the shadow of a rival – literally.

Matlin Discusses Overcoming Disabilities

Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin was in Memphis Thursday, April 19, to discuss overcoming disabilities.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
63°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 81%

EVENTS

The Society for Human Resource Management-Memphis’ Ethics Council will hold its second-quarter meeting Tuesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at International Paper’s Treetops Café, 6400 Poplar Ave., Tower 3, room 100. The topic is “Ethics Code: Do You Really Need One? Does Your Business Have One?” Cost is $5. Seating is limited and lunch is Dutch-treat. Email cynthia@hrprosmemphis.com by Monday, April 23, at noon to register.

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Tennessee Legislature Could Decide Muni Districts

This could be the week that the Tennessee Legislature decides the timing of the rise of suburban municipal school districts in Shelby County.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Michael Hatcher & Assoc. Adapts to Shifting Customer Demands

The average person probably wouldn’t associate the word “trendy” with landscaping, but Michael Hatcher certainly does.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

You Teach What You Allow

The next time you catch yourself complaining about co-workers’ behavior in the workplace, pause and think, “Am I doing something to teach or encourage those around me to behave in this way?” In general, we teach what we allow.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Called to Serve

Rhodes students recognized for giving back to community

It’s hard to spot changes on the Midtown campus of Rhodes College.

Rhodes’ Civic Efforts Should be Applauded

With all of talk about the consolidation of our two public school systems, it’s easy to overlook higher education in the Memphis area. And that would be a mistake for many reasons.

Company Debuts With Levin Play

By April, most theater companies are gearing up for one last production before the end of the season, but a new company performing at Evergreen Theatre is launching its first.

REGIONAL

New Miss. Legislative Maps Drawn But Not Revealed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Two Republican chairmen say they've finished drawing redistricting plans for the Mississippi Legislature, and experts are privately reviewing the proposed maps.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Walgreen Pays $7.9M to End Gov't Investigation

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that Walgreen Co. will pay $7.9 million to resolve allegations it illegally tried to get federal health care beneficiaries to switch their prescriptions to Walgreen pharmacies.

US Airways Makes Deals With 3 AMR Unions

DALLAS (AP) – US Airways has struck deals with unions at American Airlines to win their support for a possible merger of the two airlines.

Fewer US States Reported Job Gains Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer U.S. states reported job gains last month, reflecting a slower pace of hiring nationwide.

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PROPERTY SALES 72 218 10,440
MORTGAGES 91 293 13,620
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 43 2,687
BUILDING PERMITS 0 393 24,700
BANKRUPTCIES 59 181 10,073
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