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VOL. 129 | NO. 112 | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Shelby County Home Sales Down, Prices Up in May

Shelby County experienced a drop in home sales in May compared to the same month last year and also from April.

Yearlong Party

Germantown Performing Arts Center celebrates 20th anniversary

It’s perhaps fitting that the Germantown Performing Arts Center celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with Paul Chandler as its executive director, a job he’s had for almost two years now.

Luttrell Opens Campaign With Warning

The way Mark Luttrell sees it, his campaign for mayor in 2014 is different than his campaign four years ago because then he was challenging an incumbent and now he is the incumbent.

Knoxville Democrats Stump for Memphis Votes

Four years ago at about this time, Shelby County voters were seeing a lot of the four contenders for the Republican Party’s nomination for governor.

Nashville Mayor Maps Issues Similar to Memphis

The Nashville mayor who was once Davidson County's public defender says schools in his city aren’t meeting his test for success in public education.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
75°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 84%

EVENTS

The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability will hold an open house about the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan Tuesday, June 10, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the American Way Transit Center, 3921 American Way. Visit midsouthgreenprint.org.

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Campbell Clinic to Open in Cordova

Campbell Clinic will open its fifth Memphis-area clinic in Cordova later this year, focused on a yet-to-be-determined orthopedics subspecialty.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Shops of Wolflake Sells for $3.8 Million

2965 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett, TN 38133, Sale Amount: $3.8 million -
The Shops of Wolflake retail strip center at 2965 N. Germantown Road in Bartlett has sold for $3.8 million.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

How to Sabotage Your Fundraising

Fundraising is about asking for money. That’s the common perception. But is it the truth?

SPORTS

Ben Crane Wins St. Jude Classic for 5th PGA Title

MEMPHIS (AP) – With four PGA Tour titles on his resume, Ben Crane knew what it would take to win again.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee VA Facilities Among Longest for Wait Times

NASHVILLE (AP) – A Veterans Affairs audit has found that two health care facilities in Tennessee have among the nation's longest wait times for new patients to receive specialist care.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Survey: Growth to Pick Up, Hiring Steady

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. economic growth should accelerate in the second quarter and remain healthy for the rest of this year, according to a forecast by a group of U.S. business economists. Still, growth for the full year will likely come in lower than they previously estimated.

Auto Industry Gets Serious About Lighter Materials

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Roofs made of carbon fiber. Plastic windshields. Bumpers fashioned out of aluminum foam.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Moves to Extend Student Loan Payment Relief

WASHINGTON (AP) – Aiming to alleviate the burden of student loan debt, President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday that lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their income every month, and threw his support behind more sweeping Senate legislation targeting the issue.

HEALTH CARE

Merck to Pay $3.85 Billion for Hepatitis C Drug Developer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Merck & Co. will spend about $3.85 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc., a small company developing hepatitis C medicines that, together with Merck's experimental drugs, could produce lucrative combo therapies that quickly cure most patients with the blood-borne virus afflicting tens of millions.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 0 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 39 39 3,168
BUILDING PERMITS 292 292 29,124
BANKRUPTCIES 3 100 11,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 43 3,711

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