VOL. 126 | NO. 2 | Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The first Memphis City Council meeting of 2011 features a light agenda.
Local governments seek to streamline processes
“Faster, higher, stronger,” is the motto linked to the Olympic Games that inspires athletes from around the world.
The Eastgate Shopping Center on Park Avenue in East Memphis has sold to a Dallas-based entity for $31.5 million from Belz Enterprises Inc., according to documents filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds.
Shelby County school board chairman David Pickler says the school system will live up to its responsibilities to run what is now the Memphis City Schools system if voters approve an MCS charter surrender.
After more than a year in the making, one commercial real estate firm’s rebranding efforts are now complete as it seeks to zero in on tenant retention.
Here comes the new election year. Early voting opens Tuesday in the special election primaries for state House District 98. Election Day is Jan. 20.
Memphis gastroenterologist Dr. Edward Cattau said he recently performed the city’s first electrohydraulic gastroenterology procedure, allowing for the removal of larger stones from the bile duct without an open surgery, making for a significantly shorter patient recovery time.
6714 Winchester Pointe Cove and, 314 S. Mt. Pleasant Road, Sale Amount: $2 million; $1.5 million -
Virtus Real Estate, through its limited liability company VSI III Winchester Pointe Self Storage LLC, has bought a mini-storage facility at 6714 Winchester Pointe Cove from G&G Mini-Storage LLC for $2 million. The purchase was financed with a $1.5 million loan through VSI III Lender LLC.
What’s Coming As we close 2010 on a high note here are some of the macro themes that should make headlines in 2011:
The Memphis City Council will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Robert Moore acknowledges that he faces a more challenging session than House speakers in recent years as he prepares for this year's legislative session. With Republicans holding their greatest numbers in the majority-Democratic House since Reconstruction, the Democratic lawmaker from Arkansas City said focusing on the basics will be even more important.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans Phil Bryant and Dave Dennis and Democrat Bill Luckett have been campaigning for governor for months. On Monday, the first work day of the 2011 election year, they ramped up their efforts.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers say their 2011 session will be dominated by writing a state budget and redrawing district lines for the state House and Senate.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A state education official says a new Arkansas school bus safety law needs to be improved if it is to become practical.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders began work on more homes and the government boosted its investment in federal construction projects in November, marking a third straight monthly increase in construction activity after a dismal summer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Better news on the economy got stocks off to a good start for 2011.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America Corp. is settling some buyback claims on bad home loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as it attempts to separate itself further from one of the of the housing downturn's biggest headaches.