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VOL. 128 | NO. 49 | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TJX Leases Up Chickasaw Building D

The TJX Cos. Inc. has inked a substantial deal in Southeast Memphis, representing the largest industrial lease so far in 2013.

Soul Celebration

Stax Museum of American Soul Music turns 10 in May

John Fry, the venerable founder of the Memphis-based Ardent record label and accompanying studio facility, still remembers wandering into the Satellite Record Shop, the music store that once operated in front of Stax Records.

Flinn, Harris Talk Schools Funding Prospects

For several weeks, it has been an undercurrent feeding the roots of the various branches of the tree that is the Shelby County schools merger.

Johnican Practiced Political Art of Coalition

Minerva Johnican practiced the art of the coalition in a political career that spanned more than 40 years.

Therapy Boutique Moving to Carriage Crossing

Therapy Boutique, a women’s clothing and accessory store, plans to close its Columbia, Miss., store and re-open at Carriage Crossing in Collierville this summer.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
39°F
Cloudy
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

Calvary Episcopal Church will hold its 2013 Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop on weekdays through March 22 at the church, 102 N. Second St. Speakers from various faiths will speak from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.; the Waffle Shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit calvarymemphis.org for a list of speakers.

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REAL ESTATE RECAP

FedEx Headquarters Building Sells for $22.6 Million

942 S. Shady Grove Road Memphis, TN 38119

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Your Legacy Statement

Last week we highlighted the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, which is focused on keeping homeless families together by providing free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence. This week, following the recent loss of two of my family members, let us explore the importance of a legacy statement.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Limited Approach Taken to Judicial Redistricting

NASHVILLE (AP) – Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has unveiled his proposal for redrawing Tennessee's judicial districts for the first time since 1984.

Bill to Tighten Online School Enrollment

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to tighten enrollment requirements at online-only schools in Tennessee is expected to be up on the Senate floor Monday evening.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Lawmaker Files In-State Tuition Proposal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Some illegal immigrants would be able to pay in-state tuition rates at Arkansas colleges and universities under a proposal a state lawmaker introduced Monday that aims to provide more education opportunities for students who entered the country as children.

Arkansas House Speaker Says He's Reviewing Voter ID

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he's reviewing constitutional concerns that have been raised about a bill to require voters to present a photo ID before casting a ballot.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Icahn Signs Confidentiality Agreement With Dell

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who is fighting Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell's plan to take the struggling company private, has entered a confidentiality agreement that would give him access to the computer maker's financial records.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

US Citing Security to Censor More Public Records

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration answered more requests from the public to see government records under the Freedom of Information Act last year but more often than ever cited legal exceptions to censor or withhold the material, according to a new analysis by The Associated Press. It frequently cited the need to protect national security and internal deliberations.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 220 17,575
MORTGAGES 83 246 22,897
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 5 38 4,467
BUILDING PERMITS 206 514 41,739
BANKRUPTCIES 52 176 16,568
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 50 5,751
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 97 196 25,067
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 66 5,351

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