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VOL. 127 | NO. 243 | Thursday, December 13, 2012

Countywide School Board Acts on Recommendations

Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools become a single consolidated school system in August with the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

Critical Care

After earning accreditation, The MED’s hyperbaric chamber to be upgraded

As it passes 20 years of service in the Mid-South, the hyperbaric facility within the Regional Medical Center at Memphis’ Wound Care Center recently received a full three-year accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and the hospital plans to perform upgrades next year that will increase efficiencies and improve patient experiences.

International Paper Sells Temple Building Products Division

International Paper Co. executives are selling the building products division of Temple-Inland Inc. for $750 million in cash to Georgia-Pacific LLC.

Fairway Manor to Rise in Westwood

An $8.5 million public housing project called Fairway Manor soon will break ground in Westwood’s 38109 ZIP code.

Association for Women Attorneys to Hold Annual Banquet

The Association for Women Attorneys is holding its annual banquet next month, and it will include a silent auction, cocktail reception, dinner and program as well as an honor presented to a Memphis judge.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
66°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

NEXUS is accepting applications for its Memphis mentors awards through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Categories include outstanding male and female mentors, NEXUS alumni mentor, mentoring organization/nonprofit and mentoring industry/company. Winners will be announced Jan. 29. Visit nexusleaders.org.

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Rose Parade Float Honors Life-Giving Donors

Seventeen-year-old Lexie Davis was an outgoing, caring teenager who tried to see the good in everyone she met.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Magee Wins Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award

Marcy Dodds Magee, a partner with Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, has been awarded the Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Invest in Your Career

Ray’s Take The days of lifetime employment until retirement are gone for good – just like that traditional gold watch. Today, companies merge and splinter or boom and bust constantly. It’s no longer enough to be well prepared at the start of your career with a good education, you have to keep up your skills to remain valuable.

Call Me Pop Pop

“A nickname, because it’s custom-made, rather than installed at the factory, can seem like a better reflection of one’s true self.” – David Owen

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Program Encourages Youths to Become Entrepreneurs

NASHVILLE (AP) – At a time of high youth unemployment, a national entrepreneurial program has a solution for youngsters who can't find a job: make your own.

Vanderbilt Poll Shows Support for State-Run Health Exchange

NASHVILLE (AP) – A majority of Tennesseans – including nearly three-quarters of those identifying themselves as Republicans – prefer a state-run health insurance exchange over one run by the federal government, according to a poll released by Vanderbilt University on Wednesday.

REGIONAL

Mississippi River Level Still Expected to Drop

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Water levels on the drought-plagued Mississippi River are expected to keep dropping over the next several weeks, according to a new forecast Wednesday that comes amid worries that barge traffic soon could be squeezed along a key stretch of the vital shipping corridor.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Economy Could Withstand Brief Fall Off ‘Cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) – It's the scenario that's been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. economy:

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

US Budget Deficit Reaches $172 Billion in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. federal government's budget deficit widened in November compared to October, a sign that the nation is on a path to its fifth straight $1 trillion-plus deficit.

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PROPERTY SALES 123 545 12,897
MORTGAGES 125 622 16,758
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 36 88 3,301
BUILDING PERMITS 360 1,065 30,564
BANKRUPTCIES 64 368 12,343
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 114 4,489
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 82 556 18,894
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 126 3,909

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