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VOL. 129 | NO. 46 | Friday, March 7, 2014

Hopson Talks New School Construction

Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson said he will seek funding before the new fiscal year that begins July 1 for a new Westhaven Elementary School and possibly two other new schools in southeast and northwest Shelby County.

New Frontiers

Airlines adding flights to evolving Memphis International Airport

When the first Frontier Airlines jet kicking off regular service at Memphis International Airport arrives Friday, March 7, from Denver at gate C7, it will symbolize just how much the airport has changed. It is also an indication of how the airport continues to evolve.

University of Memphis Names Four Finalists for President

The current provost at the University of Memphis, a former president of the University of Alabama, a vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas and the provost of the College of Charleston are the four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis.

Lakecrest II Sells for $4.6 Million

The Lakecrest II office building in East Memphis has changed hands again.

May County Primary Ballot Set

The ballot for the May Shelby County primary elections was completed Wednesday, March 5, as the Shelby County Election Commission disqualified a County Commission candidate whose attorney argued that she intended to but never did live in the district she hoped to represent.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
74°F
Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 73%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will host the official Tennessee Arbor Day Celebration Friday, March 7, at 10 a.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The city of Memphis will be recognized for earning the Tree City USA designation, and seedlings will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Memphis Repertory Orchestra Plans More Growth

Coming off a year in which it found a home at the Buckman Performing Arts Center and released a CD of its music, the Memphis Repertory Orchestra – a small, all-volunteer chamber group – is looking to do even bigger things in 2014.

SPORTS

City, Arena Prepare for Tourney Spotlights

It’s an audition. That’s the simplest way to explain Memphis serving as host for the inaugural American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament March 12-15 at FedExForum.

Tigers Seniors Hope to Script Memorable Last Chapter

The five Memphis seniors talked about their college basketball careers and they sounded older, wiser. And although nobody used this word, maybe a little scared about what might, or might not, come next.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Sunny Side Up

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST? I’m skeptical of city pep rallies because they tend to be more about the pep than any solutions worth rallying around, the cheerleading more cheering than leading. I’m also skeptical of anyone who’s particularly peppy first thing in the morning.

Making the Most of Career Fairs

As college graduates prepare to enter the working world in May, corporations begin to ramp up their hiring. More jobs are posted, and recruiters increase their search efforts. Even if you graduated from college years or decades ago, this can be a perfect time to look for a new opportunity.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Senate Passes Medicaid Legislative Approval Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that requires Gov. Bill Haslam to secure legislative approval for any potential deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee has passed the Senate even though the Republican governor has already said he would consult with lawmakers.

Panel Names 3 Finalists for Tenn. Supreme Court Vacancy

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments has selected three finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

Guns-in-Parks Proposal Clears 1st House Panel

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to strip local government control over whether to allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed at parks, playgrounds and sports fields has cleared its first legislative hurdle in the House.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Applications for Jobless Aid Reach 3-Month Low

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.

Kroger: Storm Response Helped Boost Sales

NEW YORK (AP) – Kroger said its ability to keep its supermarkets open and well-stocked as customers rushed to hoard groceries ahead of winter storms helped boost its results in the fourth quarter.

Staples to Close 225 Stores as Sales Move Online

Staples has become the second major chain to announce the mass closing of stores this week, providing the latest evidence of how the retail landscape is being remade by shifts in American shopping habits.

REAL ESTATE

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Slips to 4.28 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell after three weeks of increases, edging closer to historically low levels.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 96 96 12,993
MORTGAGES 132 132 16,890
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 21 21 3,322
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 30,564
BANKRUPTCIES 66 66 12,409
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 20 4,509
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 146 146 19,039
MARRIAGE LICENSES 35 35 3,944

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