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VOL. 124 | NO. 12 | Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2008: World in Flux Mirrored in Court System

Civil Court filings in Shelby County remained mostly consistent in 2008 compared to previous years, even as the world outside the paperwork and legal motions changed.

Q4 circuit filings down from previous year

Fourth quarter 2008 Civil Court filings from The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com, reflected the yearlong trends in the four courts covered by the data.

Senior-Living ‘Dream’ Moves Forward In Millington

Barret Oaks, an ambitious $40 million mixed-use senior living development, will soon be under way on a 47-acre cotton field in Millington more than a year after its creators envisioned the concept.

Spence Defends Herenton in Federal Probe

The attorney who represented former Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division president and CEO Joseph Lee in a federal corruption investigation now is representing Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton in a separate federal probe.

Obama Presidency Inspires Artists

The celebration of Barack Obama becoming president today transcends political slogans and mass-marketed collectibles for people like Charlie Dyer.

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EVENTS

The Small Business Solutions Series will kick off with “Making 71 Percent More Profit by Working Only 10 Percent Better” today from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at ParMasters Golf Training Center, 888 S. White Station Road. Business coach Mark van Stolk of Calaveras Business Coaching LLC will speak. Cost is $30 per session, $90 for the four-seminar series and free for the first 10 participants to sign up. For more information, visit www.businesssolutionsseries.com or call 753-3753.

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Building Permit Filed For General Washburn Apts.

56 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Amount: $5.7 Million -
Downtown Developers LLC has filed a $5.7 million building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the Lawrence Building at 56 S. Main St.

Tenn. Counties Losing Millions in Unpaid Fines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Counties throughout Tennessee are struggling to collect court costs while wrestling with budget shortfalls.

State Reaches Settlement Over Care at Vets Homes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee and federal officials have reached a settlement agreement following a Department of Justice investigation into the care of residents at state-run veterans homes.

Volunteer State Records 100th Death from Wars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, 100 service members who called Tennessee home have died fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an Associated Press count.

Activists Flood TVA with Ash Spill E-mails

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Valley Authority's e-mail system was flooded Thursday by a wave of e-mails asking the utility to pay for health screenings after a coal ash spill.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 139 13,650
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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