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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
Currently
Memphis, TN
42.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 60%

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 82 82 19,655
MORTGAGES 75 75 22,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 7 8,311
BUILDING PERMITS 138 138 40,167
BANKRUPTCIES 72 72 13,176
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 9 6,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 30 4,872

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