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VOL. 129 | NO. 193 | Friday, October 3, 2014

Paragon Bank Reports Profitable Quarter

Paragon Bank’s most recent quarterly results show the bank sticking to the game plan for the rest of 2014 that Paragon executives outlined earlier this year at the company’s annual meeting.

Building a Reputation

Young real estate investor making his mark

This week, Lafayette’s Music Room reopened in its old location at Overton Square, bringing live music back to the rejuvenated district.

Olive Branch Business Park Closer to Development

A Texas-based development firm could start turning dirt soon on a massive new business park in Olive Branch.

Ballot Questions Highlight November Election

When Shelby County voters begin making their choices in a week and a half in the last election of 2014, a good number of the choices won’t be among candidates but rather a choice between yes or no.

SPORTS

Beasley Looks to Reclaim Career With the Grizzlies

Michael Beasley is at least worth the smallest of risks – being invited to Grizzlies training camp, signed to a nonguaranteed contract, in the position of competing for the one and only open spot on the team’s roster.

One Night in K.C.: Being a Fan Again

For one 12-inning, roller coaster ride of a night at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium, I understood you a little better.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Once and Again

I REMEMBER THIS SONG. Last week, I wrote about passing institutions – a couple of examples of places and people that won’t come our way again. I said the past can inform the future, but we can’t go back to some other time.

Focus On Your Strengths

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of sitting on a career panel about making the right career moves. In a packed room, we covered everything from preparing for a job interview to how office politics can influence promotions at work.

STATEWIDE

Under Armour Facility to Create 1,500 Jobs

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) – Athletic apparel maker Under Armour says it will build a new distribution center in suburban Nashville.

REGIONAL

Mississippi Tourism Officials Seek Bigger Promo Budget

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi tourism officials are requesting more public money to promote the state in big media markets such as Atlanta and Chicago, hoping the investment will lure travelers to play golf, visit civil-rights landmarks or hear authentic blues music close to its roots.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Factory Orders Posted Record Drop in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders.

5 Mysteries of US Job Market Waiting to be Solved

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just how healthy is the U.S. job market?

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Touts Economic Gains Under His Watch

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – President Barack Obama laid claim to an economic recovery Thursday that he said has made steady progress even as he blamed Republicans for rejecting steps he argued would help families with little to show for an upturn that has lowered unemployment, beefed up corporate accounts and fueled the stock market.

HEALTH CARE

Government Website for Doc Payments Not Up to Snuff

WASHINGTON (AP) – Another year, another headache for the Obama administration over a health care website.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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