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VOL. 128 | NO. 200 | Monday, October 14, 2013
EMPHASIS Architects & Engineers

Hanging Around

Engineering firms take on smaller projects to stay afloat

The Pickering Firm Inc. is the architect and engineer of record for Nike’s massive, 1.7 million-square-foot facility expansion in Frayser.

LRK Turns 30 With Eye Toward Growth

LRK Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm is involved with a diverse range of high-profile projects, both locally and nationally, with the intent of creating special places for clients and users.

Smith Finds Design Passion in Helping Communities

When reflecting on why he chose to become an architect, Stewart Smith tells a story of his father who could draw and had an industrial design background.

NovaCopy Seeks Tax Freeze to Expand

Nashville-based NovaCopy is seeking a tax freeze to expand to a larger building and hire 30 new employees.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
76°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” Tuesday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 20, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

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Shelby County Home Sales Climb 12 Percent in Quarter

Shelby County’s housing market continued to show signs of improvement in the third quarter, posting double-digit increases in several key areas over the same period last year.

September Home Sales Show Slight Increase

Shelby County home sales cooled off in September, with a meager increase in homes sold compared to September 2012 and a decline from August.

League of Women Voters President Visits Memphis

Elisabeth MacNamara, president of the national League of Women Voters, is coming to Memphis Monday, Oct. 14, to sound a warning.

Head Start Funding Deadline Looms for County

Shelby County Commissioners will probably talk again Monday, Oct. 14, about who should apply for $23 million in federal funding for the Head Start program.

County Leaders Blast Fairgrounds Tourism Development Zone Financing Plan

Shelby County government leaders say a city plan to use incremental sales tax revenue within a tourism development zone to revitalize the Fairgrounds will take the share of that revenue that goes to Shelby County Schools.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Oct. 14 Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, Oct. 14, 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

W.H. Porter Consultants Treats Engineering Like Art

You might not recognize it as such, yet every day in Shelby County thousands of people pass by, or over, the work of W.H. Porter Consultants PLLC.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Few Basics of Conflict Resolution

As I write this we’ve had another week of ongoing and intense political conflict with no end or compromise in sight. I hope I won't be able to make this statement a week from now.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee General Fund Misses Projections by $62 Million

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's general fund tax collections fell $62 million short of projections in September, the second month of the state's budget year.

State Treasurer David Lillard Recognized by Peers

NASHVILLE (AP) – State Treasurer David Lillard is being honored by his peers.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Rising Legal Costs Push JPMorgan to Rare Loss

NEW YORK (AP) – Mounting legal costs pushed JPMorgan Chase to a rare loss in the third quarter, the first under the leadership of Jamie Dimon.

Wells Fargo's Profit Up 13 Percent; Revenue Slips

Third-quarter profit for Wells Fargo & Co., the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, jumped 13 percent as a decline in revenue from mortgage lending was offset by reduced expenses and fewer soured loans.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 32 344 10,222
MORTGAGES 52 452 13,327
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 30 106 2,644
BUILDING PERMITS 0 783 24,307
BANKRUPTCIES 60 359 9,892
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 133 3,736
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 76 595 14,558
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 104 3,167

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