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VOL. 129 | NO. 123 | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Brooks' Attorneys Claim Different Address

Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks still lives in her district but at a different address than the one she listed on numerous records, including her recent arrest report, according to her attorneys.

Against the Tide

Medtronic spinal device helps distance swimmer achieve aquatic feats

Medtronic’s Prestige Cervical Disc system has helped thousands of people, but none of them are quite like 56-year-old Doug McConnell.

Hopson Contract Extension Represents Reform Mandate

Public school superintendents in Tennessee are not elected in a popular vote anymore. They are appointed by school boards – the only hiring decision school boards make.

New Nonprofit Charts Role in Blight Fight

The bulldozer went straight for the leasing office of the former Spanish Oaks apartments on Cazassa Road near Memphis International Airport.

FanBank Shop Local Program Launches in Memphis

A new shop local rewards program has launched in Memphis, one that brings a different approach to the efforts featuring loyalty cards and aggressive discounting that tend to be the norm.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
62°F
Fair
Wind: 3 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, June 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. The guest speakers are Jessica Jackson and Amanda Yuen, administrators at Corning Elementary School, Kiwanis Club of Memphis’ Adopt-a-School. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

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Lewellen Honored as City Manager of Year

Collierville town administrator James Lewellen has been named the 2014 City Manager of the Year by the Tennessee City Management Association.

Brooks Ouster Recommended On Residency

Henri Brooks is no longer a Shelby County Commissioner, according to the Shelby County Attorney's office.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Real Estate Veteran Jan Phillips Rejoins Crye-Leike

Jan O’Kelly Phillips has joined Crye-Leike Realtors’ Germantown-Poplar branch office, marking her return to real estate sales.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

9 Steps to Build Prospect Trust

Buyers want to trust the salesperson they’re buying from before they part with their hard-earned money. That’s why building trust is a minimum cost of entry in the sales profession. If your prospects don’t trust you, you’ll always be working much harder than is necessary.

Tennessee’s Online Privacy Act Will Protect Employees

Employees and job applicants will have more than the New Year to celebrate on Jan. 1 as Tennessee’s Employee Online Privacy Act protecting employees’ and job applicants’ online privacy takes effect.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Favors Cooling Off Period in Domestic Cases

NASHVILLE (AP) – A high-profile domestic violence case in Nashville has led to talk of more restrictions for defendants in such cases.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Why a Grim US Economic Picture is Brightening

WASHINGTON (AP) – When the government updates its estimate Wednesday of how the U.S. economy fared last quarter, the number is pretty sure to be ugly. Horrible even.

Is a College Degree Still Worth It? Study Says Yes

NEW YORK (AP) – Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Lawmakers Mark Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional leaders are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King.

Senate Backers of Long-Term Jobless Aid Try Again

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate supporters of legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits are backing a new approach in hopes of pressuring the House to reinstate the program after a lapse of six months.

US: Looking at All Options in Immigration Surge

WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress Tuesday he would consider "every conceivable, lawful option" to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in southern Texas.

SPORTS

Grizzlies Hope Upheaval Leads to Draft Unity

MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies hope the recent tumultuous turnover in their front office translates into a solid, unified draft Thursday night.

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PROPERTY SALES 66 153 14,870
MORTGAGES 64 144 19,474
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 22 3,817
BUILDING PERMITS 217 359 35,689
BANKRUPTCIES 59 121 14,155
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 86 5,077
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 71 170 21,603
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