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VOL. 121 | NO. 15 | Wednesday, January 11, 2006

'05 Construction Activity Steady in Shelby

Outer counties share boom with Memphis area

Despite all the hype that outlying counties are more attractive to homebuyers because of property taxes in Memphis, cutbacks on city services and local politics, new home construction appears to be moving at a steady clip.

Local Duo Blazes Trail with Fire Investigation Business

When most people look at a burned-down building, they don't see much. To the untrained eye, a fire scene can appear to be just some rubble and charred belongings.

Ward Named Judge of the Year by Bar Association

The Criminal Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association recently presented Criminal Court Judge Mark Ward its judge of the year award. Ward presides over Division 9 of Shelby County's 30th Judicial District. Ward was appointed to the bench in 2004. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant public defender and in private practice. Ward's bachelor's degree in law enforcement and his law degree are both from the University of Memphis.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
82.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 79%

EVENTS

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development's Energy Division sponsors "Optimization of Steam Systems" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the K.T.G. USA Facility, 400 Mahannah St. Cost is $15 per person. Contact Glenn T. Cunningham at 372-3826 or gcunningham@tntech.edu.

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CYDC spurring major overhaul in Cooper-Young

The Cooper-Young Development Corporation's mission is to promote economic vitality and quality of life through property development in Midtown's Cooper-Young neighborhood.

Full Steam Ahead:

When the little guy in the back of a collegiate crew boat yells, "Stroke!" all the hearty rowers dip their oars and pull in unison. The result is a powerful thrust forward by the sleek and speedy craft that wouldn't be possible without cooperation on board.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 80 401 13,843
MORTGAGES 99 439 16,005
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 63 2,202
BUILDING PERMITS 233 998 28,755
BANKRUPTCIES 49 276 8,926
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 136 4,701
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 141 5,534
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 88 2,982

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