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VOL. 124 | NO. 209 | Friday, October 23, 2009

Ike’s Plans Expansion to Collierville

A 10,000-square-foot Ike’s drugstore is coming to West Poplar Avenue in Collierville now that the Arkansas-based company that owns and operates the chain has bought the land and announced plans to begin building after the start of the new year.

Teen Moment Leads Wharton To Mayor’s Office

If a pivotal moment in his life had unfolded differently – or hadn’t happened at all – Memphians today might be taking their pets for checkups to Dr. A C Wharton Jr.’s veterinary practice.

Accredo Reaffirms Local Presence With HQ Lease

Accredo Health Group Inc., a homegrown specialty pharmacy company that is a division of New Jersey-based Medco Health Solutions Inc., has renewed its commitment to Memphis with a 10-year extension of its lease.

Raleigh Springs Mall Sells for $650K

The Raleigh Springs Mall has a new owner. Whether that owner can breathe new life into the beleaguered shopping center remains to be seen.

Emotions High Surrounding Buehler Homes Approval

Supporters wore blue and opponents wore red.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 58%

EVENTS

The Germantown Exchange Club will hold a golf tournament today at 10:30 a.m. at Memphis National Golf Club, 10135 National Club Drive. Cost is $125 per person. The shotgun start will begin at noon. To register, contact Karen Ratcliff at 276-2200, Ext. 106, or karen.ratcliff@exchangeclub.net.

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Fujii Becomes First International Fellow At InMotion Center

The language of medicine comes easy for Dr. Hiromasa Fujii, but the lingering drawls and lazy pronunciations of the Southern dialect remain a struggle for this Japanese researcher who is spending a year in Memphis.

Shelby County Sees Drop in Unemployment

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for September, released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show the rate increased in 11 counties, decreased in 83 counties and remained the same in one county.

US House Panel Approves Consumer Protection Agency

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Financial Services Committee voted Thursday to create a federal agency devoted to protecting U.S. consumers from predatory lending, abusive overdraft fees and unfair rate hikes.

New Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected to 531K

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, as employers remain reluctant to hire even with the economy showing signs of recovery.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 68 321 13,763
MORTGAGES 79 340 15,906
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 24 2,163
BUILDING PERMITS 265 765 28,522
BANKRUPTCIES 49 227 8,877
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 113 4,678
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 118 5,511
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 73 2,967

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