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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
76.0°F
Overcast
Wind: South at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 88%

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 63 233 7,982
MORTGAGES 87 288 9,487
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 50 1,408
BUILDING PERMITS 209 452 17,059
BANKRUPTCIES 50 155 5,561
BUSINESS LICENSES 39 108 3,056
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 100 3,350
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 93 1,781

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