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VOL. 122 | NO. 238 | Friday, December 14, 2007

Big Ideas

Commissioners show impatience with Bass Pro as Ericson pushes $250M vision for Pyramid

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a resolution that suggests county leaders not extend a letter of intent for Bass Pro Shops to develop attractions in The Pyramid.

Judge to Consider if Ford, Lee Should Be Tried Together

A federal judge will decide next week whether Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford and former Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division head Joseph Lee will go to trial together to face an 11-count indictment against both men.

Moving Day Approaches For Nine Council Members

Nine Memphis City Council members will begin a transition starting next week. Their pictures will go from one side of the City Council chambers at City Hall to the other side.

One Step Forward, Two Back in Latest Consolidation Talks

A city-county panel looking into the possibility of merging the Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff's departments voted Wednesday to take an important first step toward such a merger.

State Sen. Ford Hospitalized Again

MEMPHIS (AP) - A family member of state Sen. Ophelia Ford said the Memphis Democrat has been in the hospital the past two weeks.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
73.0°F
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Wind: South at 13.8 mph
Humidity: 94%

EVENTS

The DeSoto County Economic Development Council Annual Membership Luncheon will be held today at 11:45 a.m. at the DeSoto Civic Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. Diane Hawks, former White House deputy director for management and a former DeSoto County resident, will be the keynote speaker. Cost is $25 per person and reservations can be made by calling 662-429-4414.

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Local Nonprofit Orgs Reap Rewards Of Internet Search Page

Some local nonprofit organizations can look forward to receiving checks this month, and all because their supporters chose to use a Web site designed to give people a chance to donate to their favorite charities while doing everyday tasks.

Eastbiz Offers Inexpensive Office Space For Entrepreneurs

Small-business owners hoping to make the transition out of their home offices have a new option thanks to the arrival of Eastbiz Inc., a Las Vegas-based company that expanded into Memphis this year with the purchase of a Hickory Hill office building.

Assessor, Court Clerk Candidates Unchallenged in Primaries

Two of the four Shelby County primary elections on the Feb. 5 ballot will be one-candidate affairs.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 78 78 13,921
MORTGAGES 93 93 16,098
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 5 5 2,207
BUILDING PERMITS 242 242 28,995
BANKRUPTCIES 59 59 8,985
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 29 4,730
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 37 37 5,570
MARRIAGE LICENSES 37 37 3,019

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