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VOL. 119 | NO. 147 | Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Lamar Project Aims to Jump-Start Change

New neighborhood center to revitalize blighted property

The stretch of Lamar Avenue that runs near American Way is very much a neighborhood in transition. With the closing of the Mall of Memphis in December 2003, the area lost a major shopping venue, and in recent years, it has been overrun by crime and blight.

Joyce Signs Embodies Arts District Aesthetic

Art is a major passion for Joyce Lower. How else to explain why she often turns her South Main Arts District sign business, Joyce Signs Inc., into an art gallery - at no charge to the artist?

DeBerry Named 2005 Legislator of the Year

The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police presented U.S. Rep. John DeBerry the Legislator of the Year award. DeBerry, who represents District 90 in Memphis, is chairman of the House Children and Family Affairs committee.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Bar Association presents "Bankruptcy: The New Frontier" from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Salsa Restaurant, 6150 Poplar Ave. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 80 401 13,843
MORTGAGES 99 439 16,005
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 63 2,202
BUILDING PERMITS 233 998 28,755
BANKRUPTCIES 49 276 8,926
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 136 4,701
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 141 5,534
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 88 2,982

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