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VOL. 124 | NO. 61 | Monday, March 30, 2009

Turner New Local Democratic Party Chair

Turner was elected Saturday at the end of a county party convention at Airways Middle School. He was elected over attorney Jay Bailey in the polling of the 83 member Democratic Executive Committee whose members were selected at the convention.

February Commercial Numbers Provide Glimmer of Hope

With tightened guidelines, increased equity requirements and reduced demand for loans, the commercial lending landscape remains bleak in Shelby County and throughout the nation.

Aitken Brings Local Experience to County Schools Post

Few were surprised last week when John Aitken became the next superintendent of the Shelby County Schools system.

County Commission Expected to Approve CSX Trail

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve a resolution today that will begin the process of turning seven miles of a rail line into a walking trail.

Gold Club Owner Files Suit to Lift Stop-Work Order

A topless club businessman who wants to expand the East Memphis adult club he owns has gone to court to get a stop-work order lifted.

Local Weather
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Wind: Northwest at 11.5 mph
Humidity: 71%

EVENTS

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly meeting and lunch today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Phillip Stuckert, city engineer for Lakeland, will present “Lakeland New Construction Specification.” Cost is $14. No reservations are required.

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Consumer Spending Up for Second Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government says consumers increased spending for a second straight month in February even though their incomes slipped from continuing massive layoffs.

Jones Orchard Offers Taste of Country Living

Juanita Jones stood in the March sunshine, inspected a branch on one of the last peach trees to blossom and wished for a warm April.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 110 188 14,031
MORTGAGES 126 219 16,224
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 12 17 2,219
BUILDING PERMITS 170 411 29,164
BANKRUPTCIES 57 116 9,042
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 52 4,753
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 66 5,599
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 56 3,038

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