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VOL. 130 | NO. 51 | Monday, March 16, 2015

Home Sales Cool But Prices Heat Up

Fueled by bank sales declines and the onset of chilly winter weather, home sales slid 6 percent in Shelby County in February when compared to 2014, but prices continued to heat up, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

Tanger Outlets to Open Southaven Mall in November

What is now a field near Interstate 55 and Church Road in Southaven, Miss., soon will become an outlet-shopping destination.

Kentucky Favored to Win NCAA Tournament; Tigers Turned Into Spectators

A Memphis sports fan has great motivation to now focus on the Grizzlies and the NBA, study for his or her upcoming Fantasy Baseball draft, or count the days until football kicks off.

Flinn Rumor Could Impact Multiple City Council Races

Even before Shea Flinn gave a “no comment” last week to a persistent rumor that he would resign from the Memphis City Council, there were potential candidates eyeing his super district seat.

Mploy Promises More Than Summer Jobs

Approximately 800 teenagers and young adults already had applied for 1,000 summer jobs in a new city program by the time Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced it last week.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
66.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

The Metro Memphis Attractions Association will meet Tuesday, March 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites Shady Grove, 962 S. Shady Grove Road. Pat Halloran, president and CEO of The Orpheum, will speak. Cost is $35. Email mmaanews@gmail.com or visit memphisattractions.org.

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Peabody Releases 2015 Rooftop Party Lineup

The Peabody Hotel’s 2015 Rooftop Party season kicks off April 16.

SMALL BUSINESS

Break It Down Towing 100 Percent Orange Mound

His company is Break It Down Towing, but Antonio Anderson’s home team is, and has always been, Orange Mound.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Don’t Make a Shrine of Your Success

There is a scene in the black-and-white section of The Wizard of Oz when one of the farmers (who later transforms into the Tin Man) tells Auntie Mae, “They’re going to make of a statue of me one day!” Her response handled the ego inflation with a dose of pragmatic farm wisdom. As she pointed to his next chore, she retorts, “Don’t start posing for it now.”

New Memphis Website Helps Guide Parents in School Selection

Education bends family trees in the direction of progress. It is a liberating experience that paves the way for the quality of life that proves beneficial to the individual, the family and the community.

MEMPHIS AREA

Tennessee Cemetery Owner Agrees to Probation in Plea Deal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee cemetery owner accused of burying up to 200 bodies on land not owned by the business pleaded guilty Friday in exchange for 10 years' probation.

Special Prosecutor Appointed in Case of Memphis Woman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A special prosecutor has been sworn in to handle the case against a woman who received a new trial in the stabbing death of her mother.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tenn. Republicans Hit Each Other on 'Social Hour,' Expenses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick drew hoots and hollers of agreement from his colleagues when he suggested that members of the Senate had met during recent winter storms in the interest of padding their expense accounts.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Lew Provides Details of Emergency Debt Limit Measures

WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is telling Congress the steps he will be taking once the federal government hits the debt limit on Monday.

US at Odds With Google on Computer Search-Warrant Proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Justice Department proposal that could make locating and hacking into computers that are part of criminal investigations easier is raising constitutional concerns from privacy groups and Google, who fear the plan could have broad implications.

TECHNOLOGY

Autonomous Car Prepares for 3,500-Mile US Road Trip

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (AP) – Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 147 12,181
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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