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VOL. 127 | NO. 103 | Friday, May 25, 2012

In-Rel Outsources Office Leasing

In-Rel Properties Inc. has outsourced its Memphis office leasing to Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC, following months of changes up top for the Lake Worth, Fla.-based real estate firm.

‘A Unifier’

Levitt Shell’s musical offerings, crowds growing with each new season

The Levitt Shell recently kicked off its season of free public concerts with its most well-attended opening weekend to date, continuing a 75-year tradition of bringing together Memphians from all walks of life to enjoy music in Overton Park.

Schools Planning Commission Puts Financial Gap at $89 Million

Those drafting the blueprint for the consolidated Shelby County public school system to come in August 2013 always knew they would come to the point at which they would have to balance the school system they want and the school system the county can afford.

City Debuts Transportation Commission

As Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. worked his way through a recent busy day, he walked briskly into his City Hall conference room where a group of seven people were waiting around the table.

FDIC Signs Lease In Lakecrest

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has inked a substantial lease in Lakecrest III, marking the market’s largest office lease signing this year.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 90%


The Gavel Club of Memphis will meet for a Dutch treat lunch Friday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Rebekah Sudduth, development coordinator for Make-A-Wish Foundation, will speak. Call Bob Gray at 494-8639.

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Cohen-Hart Debate Delta Airfares On Facebook

The growing discontent over high airfares at Memphis International Airport has become part of the August Democratic primary election contest between incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and challenger Tomeka Hart.

Memphis-Based EVS Harnesses the Cloud to Protect Businesses

Electronic Vaulting Services, a Memphis-based technology company founded by Gayle Rose, has grown considerably since opening its doors in 2005.

Haslam Signs Law Dealing With ‘Fourth Branch’ of Gov.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law legislation that changes nearly two dozen state boards and commissions within state government.


Culinary Passion Began at Early Age for Doty

A usual day for Jason Doty starts at about 2:30 a.m. The 38-year-old pastry chef is due at Bluff City Coffee’s new commercial kitchen in Pembroke Square by 4 a.m. to begin “the load for the day.”


Straighten Up and Fly Right

NOTE TO DELTA AND THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY: IT’S NOT YOUR AIRPORT. Tom Jones has suggested that Delta is doing to us what hard-core protagonist Debbie did to Dallas. This time around, Delta is the only one deriving any pleasure out of the act and charging us two, three, even four times the going rate for the experience.

Try Grassroots Approach to Fundraising

Part one of three-part series Is fundraising for small grassroots organizations different from fundraising for a hospital, or college? How do you raise funds for organizations that challenge the power structure?


Report: Pill Prescriptions Surging in Tennessee

NASHVILLE (AP) – In spite of efforts to crack down on the state's prescription drug abuse epidemic, a new report shows nearly 18 million prescriptions for controlled substances such as OxyContin and hydrocodone were dispensed in Tennessee last year – a 23 percent increase from the previous year.


Governor Signs Bill Proving Legality for Benefits

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a measure that requires agencies to verify that applicants for public benefits are legal residents.

Governor Passes Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) – A measure that requires roll-your-own cigarette retailers to pay a licensing fee and tax and adhere to certain restrictions has been signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Governor Approves Welfare Drug Testing Measure

NASHVILLE (AP) – A measure to require drug testing as a condition for receiving welfare has been signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Governor Signs Parent Grading Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a proposal that allows parents to grade themselves on how involved they are in their children's schooling.

Measure to Form Fair Commission Signed by Governor

NASHVILLE (AP) – A measure to set up a state fair commission has been signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.


Flowers, of Southaven, Resigning From Miss. Senate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Republican Merle Flowers of Southaven, who led redistricting efforts in the Mississippi Senate this year, says he's resigning from the Legislature to spend more time with his wife and their four children.

Bryant Signs Laws Affecting Students and Veterans

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Wednesday that requires kindergarteners or first-graders to be tested for dyslexia, a reading disorder that can sometimes go undiagnosed for years and leave children struggling to learn.


Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Dip to 370,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits changed little last week, signaling modest job growth.

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