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VOL. 124 | NO. 62 | Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Local Government Inches Toward Lending Lawsuit

In about two weeks, members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners may finally get to see and approve the language of a federal lawsuit they already authorized against unscrupulous mortgage lenders.

Marina Cove Development Deeper in Decline

The sad tale of the Marina Cove apartments at 5505 Winchester Road in Hickory Hill should be nearing its end, but a final chapter for the beleaguered property has yet to be written. And whether a sequel is in the works remains to be seen.

CASA Calls for More Juvenile Advocates

Volunteers waded through soggy grass and braced against a brisk wind Saturday morning as they erected 3,000 stakes to symbolize the number of abused and neglected children who went through the court system last year without a volunteer advocate.

Turner to Head Local Democrats

In a battle of attorneys for the chairmanship of the Shelby County Democratic Party, it was Van Turner Jr. who carried the day at the weekend convention of the Shelby County Democratic Party.

Hope VI Funding Not Dead After All, Lipscomb Says

The Herenton administration’s ambitious Triangle Noir program is back on track.

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EVENTS

The Greater Memphis Chamber will present the first breakfast meeting in its Human Health Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Phil Smeltzer will speak on “Wellness Programs, Where’s the Money?” The meeting is free to members and prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at emilford@memphischamber.com or 543-3518.

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Transformation of 109-Year-Old Downtown Building Moves Forward

59 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Amount: $1.5 Million -
Dr. Carey Frix of the Frix-Jennings Clinic in Henderson, Tenn., has filed a $1.5 million permit application with the Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build four apartments at 59 S. Main St. Frix is renovating the building into a multiuse property with a medical office, coffee shop and apartments.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 76 145 2,480
MORTGAGES 65 148 3,042
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 16 24 501
BUILDING PERMITS 213 310 5,313
BANKRUPTCIES 43 87 1,866
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 40 936
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 52 1,064
MARRIAGE LICENSES 8 21 364

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