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VOL. 127 | NO. 206 | Monday, October 22, 2012

Leadership Academy Creates New Identity

The Leadership Academy has a new identity.

Negative Impact

Regulatory guidelines hurt First Horizon profit as it misses expectations

First Horizon National Corp. reported a $26 million profit for the third quarter and improved profitability in its regional banking and capital markets businesses, though the Memphis-based company’s results still missed Wall Street’s expectations.

FedEx Marks Dec. 10 As Busiest Day

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has Dec. 10 marked on its calendar as the busiest shipping day in its history.

Hospital Liens Escalate in Third Quarter

Circuit Court filings for the third quarter of 2012 were up from a year ago while Chancery and Probate Court filings were down.

Commission to Vote on Schools Payroll System

A $15 million block of money for a single payroll finance computer system for the consolidated school system to come is the first merger-related funding recommendation from the countywide school board to reach the Shelby County Commission.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
55°F
Fair
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 64%

EVENTS

The Church Health Center Komen Club will host a women’s health conference Monday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. The event will include health screenings, consultations with a registered dietician, stress relief techniques and more. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.

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Hardeman County RV Park on Auction Block

A 211-acre RV resort in Hardeman County will soon hit the auction block.

Cohen, Fincher Discuss Issues at Krone

U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen and Stephen Fincher couldn’t be more different.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Oct. 22, 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

FBSciences Blossoming With All-Natural Products

FBSciences of Collierville knows something about emerging rapidly.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Resolve to Resolve the Unresolved

So, if you are reasonably conscientious about your health, you probably get dental checkups semi-annually and a general physical exam annually. If all goes well, you catch and treat any little problems before they become big problems. Maybe you should consider establishing a similar routine related to your co-worker relationships.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Soul Map

Historic Soulsville neighborhood blossoming once again

The Soulsville arrows beneath the Bellevue Boulevard railroad overpasses near Walker Avenue point north and south. It is the first indication that you are in an area where several possibilities can coexist.

New Vibe Connects to Soulsville’s Classic Sound

When the music that helped define Memphis was being made at 926 East McLemore Ave., there wasn’t much thought about giving the music the grand sweeping depth of a symphony orchestra.

STATEWIDE

APNewsBreak: Tennessee's Meningitis has Likely Peaked

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's chief medical officer says the rate of new infections from a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak appears to be declining in the state where it was first discovered.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Opposes Medical Marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Law enforcement groups from around Arkansas and the state's chamber of commerce say they're opposing a measure on next month's ballot that would legalize medical marijuana.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Unemployment Rates Fall in 7 US Swing States

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell or held steady last month in nine key swing states at the center of this year's presidential election.

Scripps Grandson Dies; Investors Eye Family Sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Shares of HGTV and Food Network owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. rose nearly 6 percent before giving back most of the gains on Friday after the death of a grandson of founder Edward W. Scripps prompted speculation that the family might sell its controlling stake.

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PROPERTY SALES 89 242 14,959
MORTGAGES 111 255 19,585
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 21 43 3,838
BUILDING PERMITS 153 512 35,842
BANKRUPTCIES 61 182 14,216
BUSINESS LICENSES 18 104 5,095
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