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VOL. 123 | NO. 58 | Monday, March 24, 2008

What Now?

Herenton's on the way out ... and looking

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton's three predecessors in office each left for lives far from the intense political spotlight that comes with being the city's chief executive officer.

Local Banks Ramp Up Lending Services

Philip Fons admits it might sound a little "crazy" for a bank to expand its mortgage division in uncertain economic times such as these, but that's exactly what BankTennessee is doing.

Dogs Spend Day in Luxury At Brown Dog Lodge

Chip Brown made an entrepreneurial leap in December. The longtime commercial real estate professional had been mulling the idea of starting his own business since his college days at the University of Mississippi. But the time was never right-that is, until four months ago.

Down To Business

Pyramid Future Remains Unknown Despite Bass Pro Exec Visit

The head of Bass Pro Shops picked an interesting day to visit Memphis.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
81.0°F
Overcast
Wind: South at 17.3 mph
Humidity: 91%

EVENTS

The Memphis Public Library and Information Center will host photographer, author and historian Willy Bearden, who will present a photo archive of the historic Victorian Village district, today at 5:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 415-2700.

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Demographic Shifts, Economy Point To Heavier Tax Burden

With Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton having acknowledged for the first time last week that a property tax hike is definitely in the cards this year, the local tax burden in Memphis is sure to be put under the spotlight soon.

Charter Commission Approves Council Member Suspension Measure

For the second time in two months, Memphis Charter Commission members have proposed a major change to the City Charter. And for the second time in two months, it triggered a strong reaction from Charter commissioner and City Council member Janis Fullilove.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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