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VOL. 128 | NO. 141 | Monday, July 22, 2013

First Horizon Posts Second Quarter Profit

First Horizon National Corp. posted earnings per share of $0.17 for the second quarter – a “solid, but not great” period for the bank, in the words of one analyst.

Eviction Notice

Registry aims to rid apartment complexes of drug dealers

Managers of apartment complexes and other rental properties in Shelby County used to have a good grapevine or network when it came to trouble tenants, especially drug dealers, who had been evicted.

Fresh Market Eyes Midtown Property for New Store

The Fresh Market, the upscale specialty grocery store, has had its sights on Midtown Memphis for some time and may have found the right address.

Business License Filings Fall 8 Percent in Second Quarter

The number of business licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s office slumped 7.7 percent to 1,290 in the second quarter, compared with 1,397 in the second quarter of 2012, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

Literacy Mid-South Joins ‘Our Children. Our Success.’

Editor’s Note: Part of a series about the “Our Children. Our Success.” campaign. The effort to prepare parents for what promises to be a milestone school year in Shelby County now involves the community’s recently retooled literacy organization.

Commission Tries Again to Set County Tax Rate

Shelby County Commissioners try again Monday, July 22, to set a county property tax rate for the fiscal year that began July 1.

Rosen Donates Books to ‘Leverage Power of Library’

The CEO of New York-based Rosen Publishing Co. could have given away the 10,000 books he donated to the Memphis Public Library and Information Center last week any number of ways.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

ServiceMaster by Stratos' Philosophy Spurs Growth

Stacy McCall began working at the contract janitorial business that was then called ServiceMaster Building Maintenance in 1988.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Alternative to Gordian-Knot Thinking

I always liked the so-called Alexandrian solution. In summary, there was a length of rope tied into an unbelievably complex knot in a kingless kingdom located in an area that is considered modern day Turkey. It was called the Gordian knot; named after an ox-cart driving peasant farmer named Gordias.

MEMPHIS AREA

Tennessee Receives Federal Education Grant

MEMPHIS (AP) – The U.S. Department of Education says Tennessee will receive a $9.8 million grant to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Failure to File Reports Endangers Human Services’ Federal Funding

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Human Services has terminated its former budget coordinator after an audit found he failed to file reports to the federal government.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Atlanta-Based Delta Air Lines to Hire 300 Pilots

ATLANTA (AP) – Delta Air Lines officials say the company will hire 300 pilots starting in November.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Immigration Backers Plan Push for Reform

WASHINGTON (AP) – Backers of comprehensive immigration legislation are gearing up for a campaign to push the House to act, even as some begin openly voicing fears they're already losing the fight.


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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 74 312 15,378
MORTGAGES 125 389 20,168
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 86 3,972
BUILDING PERMITS 126 567 36,409
BANKRUPTCIES 54 232 14,575
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 64 5,193
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 71 312 22,129
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 83 4,746

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