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VOL. 127 | NO. 163 | Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Council Mulls Funds for Fairgrounds

Memphis City Council members take a step closer to redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds Tuesday, Aug. 21, with $1.7 million in sales tax revenue generated in the Tourism Development Zone that includes The Pyramid.

Going the Extra Mile

U of M’s Davis honored for good works off gridiron

University of Memphis senior linebacker Akeem Davis is one of 117 college football players to be nominated for the 2012 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.

Lee House Development Could Propel District

In the 19th century, Victorian Village was home to Memphis’ elite.

Election Commission Certifies Vote - Votes Down Ouster of Holden

Shelby County Election Commissioners certified the results Monday, Aug. 20, of the Aug. 2 elections in Shelby County.

McKee Embodied ‘Danny’s Dream’

David L. McKee, longtime chief operating officer at ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, died in a car accident in the Memphis area Friday, Aug. 17. He was 66.

Local Weather
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Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 55%

EVENTS

Better Business Bureau will continue its 2012 breakfast series with “How to Remember Almost Anything – Even if You’re 100” Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at BBB, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $15 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603.

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Work Remains for Superintendent Selection Group

The group trying to come up with a process for selecting a superintendent to lead the merger of Shelby County’s two school systems has a lot of lead work to do in a short time.

City Leaders Look to New Governing Plan

When 10 of the 13 Memphis City Council members get together around a table it is usually in their committee room on the fifth floor of City Hall for their regular meetings.

Magna Bank Hits Five-Year Mark

This month, Magna Bank is marking its fifth year in existence as a full-service community bank, one born in 2007 amid the calm just before the calamitous storm of 2008 that brought sweeping changes to banking and finance.

Norris, Kyle Talk Changing Legislature

The Democratic and Republican leaders of the state Senate see the politics of the state continuing to change and with it the nature of being the majority and minority parties in the Tennessee Legislature.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Herbalife Plans to Expand Memphis Distribution Center

5025 Crumpler Road, Memphis, TN 38141 -
Los Angeles-based Herbalife Ltd. is planning to expand its distribution center in the Southeast Memphis industrial submarket, filing a $4.8 million building permit application for the 5025 Crumpler Road property. The nutrition-focused multilevel-marketing company leases the site, which is in Chickasaw Distribution Center, from Memphis Herb GP.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Agape Means Love

Last week we spotlighted SRVS, which is an organization that is now celebrating 50 years of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and bringing peace of mind to their families. This week let us turn our attention to a Christian-based organization that is providing children and families with healthy homes in the regional area through community restoration, homeless services, mentoring, foster care, adoption, maternity services and counseling: Agape Child & Family Services.

STATE GOVERNMENT

GOP Panel to Hear Election Challenge in House Race

NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Republican Party is setting up a special panel to hear an election challenge in a legislative primary race.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Study: Less Religious States Give Less to Charity

BOSTON (AP) – A new study on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity.

Wal-Mart Brings Back Holiday Layaway

NEW YORK (AP) – After seeing high customer demand for layaway during last year's winter holiday season, Wal-Mart is expanding the interest-free pay-over-time program for Christmas.

HEALTH CARE

New Coupons Aim to Keep People Off Generic Drugs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers are betting Americans will stick with the name they know.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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