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VOL. 127 | NO. 121 | Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dunavant Development Buys Bartlett Logistics Portfolio

Dunavant Development Co. has announced it’s reached a deal to buy Bartlett Logistics, a 515,000-square-foot multi-tenant flex portfolio consisting of Bartlett Logistics Park, at 8370-8500 Wolf Lake Blvd., and Stage Hills Industrial Park, 3080-3150 Stage Post Road.

‘Paradigm Shift’

Luttrell tells citizens to expect changes in way county’s children are educated

As he nears the two-year mark as Shelby County mayor this September, Mark Luttrell said he continues to be confronted by the “urban and suburban divide.”

Feds Overlook Elvis Presley Blvd. Work

A few hours after federal officials announced in Washington Tuesday, June 19, that the Harahan Rail Bridge boardwalk project had been awarded $15 million in grant funding, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. asked Memphis City Council member Harold Collins how he was.

DC Office Strengthens Bass Berry Offerings

Business clients of a law firm often prefer to work with a firm that has a presence in the nation’s capital. And that’s understandable, given the pace of federal regulatory change, among other things.

Orgs Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Homelessness

Several organizations and individuals focused on issues of homelessness were honored Tuesday, June 19, during the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium’s annual meeting at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
57.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Memphis will begin a free workshop series to answer entrepreneurs’ questions Thursday, June 21. Visit scorememphis.org or call 544-3588 for a schedule.

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Consolidation Looks to Move Forward Minus Cash

The countywide school board got the highly anticipated process of selecting the superintendent of the consolidated school system to come off to a contradictory start this week.

TDN Garners Nine Green Eyeshades

The Daily News and sister publication The Memphis News won nine honors in the 62nd annual Green Eyeshade Awards.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Dunavant Finds Right Fit With Butler Snow

Kristin Dunavant has joined the Memphis office of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC, bringing her focus on mergers and acquisitions, business planning and operations, venture capital and private equity transactions, securities law and corporate governance to the firm’s business services group.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Be Careful With Charitable Giving

Ray’s Take Charities are facing increasing demand and costs and more cautious donors given the uncertain economy. They look to individuals for more than 80 percent of their funding. Many believe that “giving back,” if they can afford to and are meeting their other responsibilities, is part of being a good citizen. However, it is important to do basic due diligence so your donations are effective.

Sexing Up the Ethics Class

Editor’s Note: Judge Vic is on vacation this week. Enjoy a 2007 column from the archives.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Lexus Tops Auto Quality Study as Industry Improves

DETROIT (AP) – Lexus makes the best-quality cars in the U.S., and automakers overall are much better at eliminating problems that land vehicles in the repair shop, according to a new survey of car owners.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Bernanke: Bond Buys an Option if Economy Sours

WASHINGTON (AP) – Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is open to another round of bond purchases to lower long-term interest rates and boost growth if the job market doesn't improve.

Senate Defeats Bid to Block EPA Power Plant Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Democrat-controlled Senate defeated a bid Wednesday to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants.

HEALTH CARE

Poll: Just a Third Favor Obama Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just a third of Americans back President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on which the Supreme Court is about to pass judgment, a new poll finds. But there is overwhelming support among both supporters and opponents for Congress and the president to begin work on a new bill if the high court strikes down the two-year-old law.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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