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VOL. 128 | NO. 131 | Monday, July 8, 2013

Commission to Vote on $4.38 Tax Rate

Shelby County Commissioners take a final vote Monday, July 8, on a new county property tax rate of $4.38.

Food Desert Oasis

South Memphis Farmers Market adding year-round greengrocer

Most urban neighborhoods in Memphis don’t have access to a traditional grocery store that offers fresh and affordable food.

Lemmonds Forges Ahead With New Enterprise

After years spent helping entrepreneurs bring their startups to life, Elizabeth Lemmonds has moved on from the organization now known as Start Co. and is working on a venture of her own.

Five Groups Bid for State Office Space

Five groups have submitted bids to become the new home to roughly 900 state workers.

Merger Pace Quickens at School Level

Deputy schools superintendent David Stephens has said it numerous times. “All hands on deck,” was his way of describing the approach to the consolidated school system’s preparations for the Aug. 5 start of classes.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
88°F
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Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 43%

EVENTS

The Memphis Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, July 8, at 6 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Monica Everrett, human resources training coordinator at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will present “Dressing Smart.” Cost is $22. R.S.V.P. to nicole.huss@ipaper.com or 419-4818.

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City Budget Debate Shifts to Larger Issues

When city leaders gathered last week for the groundbreaking of renovation work on the James Lee House in Victorian Village, the talk among them was bound to turn to the city budget season’s recent end.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

July 8 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, July 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Eclectic Eye Renovation Aims to Keep Store Fresh

Fashion isn’t just about clothing, said the owners of Eclectic Eye, whose business caters to customers who enjoy several different looks in eyewear.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Sick or Sane Mind?

I am fully aware that many people believe a clean desk is a sign of a sick mind. The opposing viewpoint is that a person’s external word is a reflection of their internal world. If the latter is the case, a quick look at many people’s workspace suggests that they are secretly (or more likely not so secretly to those around them) experiencing a tremendous amount of internal chaos and disorder.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Same-Sex Ruling has Employers Tweaking Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage has private employers around the country scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

White House Calls Jobs Report a Sign of Recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says the June jobs report is good news that further confirms the economic recovery.

HEALTH CARE

Health Insurers Fear Young People Will Opt Out

MIAMI (AP) Dan Lopez rarely gets sick and hasn't been to a doctor in 10 years, so buying health insurance feels like a waste of money.

TECHNOLOGY

5 New Features That Could Be on Your Next Car

DETROIT (AP) – Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off automatically at traffic lights to conserve fuel.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 109 433 13,330
MORTGAGES 114 591 17,349
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 93 3,391
BUILDING PERMITS 0 366 30,930
BANKRUPTCIES 76 352 12,695
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 108 4,597
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 77 564 19,457
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 151 4,060

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