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VOL. 121 | NO. 2 | Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hunt-Phelan Home Reopens for Business

Beale Street mansion is reinvented for lodging, dining

The mansion that towers above the corner of Beale and Lauderdale streets is a leading example of antebellum architecture, a grand relic of the Old South where generals pored over battle plans and presidents pondered urgent matters of state.

Leap of Faith Pays Off for Flower Shop Owner

Telisa Franklin had tired of corporate America and working hard to boost someone else's bottom line, so one Tuesday morning, she woke up, handed in her resignation and took her first step into the world of entrepreneurship.

Local Businessman to Head State Insurance Group

Brad V. Smith, president of Cecil Smith Insurance Agency in Germantown, was elected president of Insurors of Tennessee. Smith has served on the association's board of directors and executive committee for 12 years. He won the group's Chairman of the Year award in 2004 and Insuror of the Year award in 1992.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
55.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 29%

EVENTS

The Center City Development Corp. meets at 9 a.m. today in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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