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VOL. 111 | NO. 222 | Wednesday, November 26, 1997

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Dr. Herb McCree was appointed coordinator of the University of Memphis' extended programs in northwest Tennessee. A retiree from the U.S. Navy, he received an associate's degree from State Technical Institute, a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois Un Steve Brammell has been named vice president and associate general counsel for Harrahs Entertainment Inc. Brammell joined the company in 1984 as corporate staff attorney. He has a bachelors degree from Oklahoma University and a law degree from Georgetown University. George Loveland has been named vice president and associate general counsel for Harrahs Entertainment. Loveland joined the company in 1982 as labor and employment counsel. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Duquesne University. Donald E. Smart, a partner in Glankler Brown PLLC, has joined the corporate finance group of Llama Company Investment Bank as senior vice president of the international division. Dr. Herb McCree was appointed coordinator of the University of Memphis extended programs in northwest Tennessee. A retiree from the U.S. Navy, he received an associates degree from State Technical Institute, a bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University, and masters and doctorate degrees from the U of M. Cathy Armstrong has joined Financial Federal Savings Bank as a residential loan specialist. She most recently worked in the mortgage loan office at Union Planters National Bank. Lynette Magee has joined Crye-Leike Inc., Realtors, as broker/manager for its Southaven, Miss., office. Magee previously owned a manufacturing plant in Batesville, Miss. She received a bachelors degree from the University of Mississippi. Re/Max of Kentucky/Tennessee has announced several new sales associates: Brandi Herbert has joined Re/Max Group in Cordova; Lisa Haley has joined Re/Max on Track in Germantown; and Bill Pointer has joined Re/Max Preferred Realtors in Bartlett. Ophelia Edna Ford has joined Gilliam Communications Inc. as public relations coordinator. Ford has worked as an administrator at Memphis Area Legal Services and at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Memphis. Debra Shaw Laman, co-owner of Casey Jones Village, has been named the organizations Memphis area development director for marketing and public relations. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin. Fairfax Wynne has been promoted to director of social services for HealthSphere of America Inc. David Kushma was selected editorial page editor for the Commercial Appeal. He formerly was deputy editorial page editor for the Detroit Free Press. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a masters from the University of Minnesota. John Southy Grinalds was elected to the board of directors of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. Grinalds recently became president of the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Gerald Gaia, owner of Gerald Gaia and Associates real estate appraisal firm, received an award at the 1997 National Appraisal Conference for his appraisal accuracy on corporate relocation assignments over the past year. Robert T. Dawkins, vice president and trust officer for National Bank of Commerce, was appointed chairman of the Tennessee Bankers Associations trust division. D.W. "Bill" McGaughey, president and chief executive officer of Nashoba Bank, was elected president of the Tennessee Bankers Associations independent bankers division. Dr. Lester J. Pourciau Jr., director of libraries at the University of Memphis, has been selected co-chairman of the Tennessee Library Associations legislative committee. Beverly Robertson of Trust Marketing as been contracted by the National Civil Rights Museum as executive director. She has served as interim director for the past eight months. Maxine Smith, a former Memphis City Schools commissioner, recently received the 1997 Richard R. Green Award for outstanding contributions to urban education. Dr. David B. Pruitt, vice chairman of psychiatry and director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry of the University of Tennessee-Memphis, was installed as president of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Pruitt is the medical director for TLC Family Care Healthplan and division consultant in psychiatry at Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center. Joanne Rogers, casino controller for Hollywood Casino Hotel and RV Park, was elected to participate in Leadership DeSoto. David M. Yawn, senior communications specialist at Federal Express, will be included in the 52nd edition of "Whos Who in America." James H. Daughdrill Jr., president of Rhodes College, was inducted by Kappa Delta Epsilon as its National Honorary Member for 1997. The professional education fraternity also presented Daughdrill with its Award for Outstanding Service to Education. Two State Technical Institute faculty members received awards at the Mississippi River and Gulf Region/American Technical Education Association conference: Dr. Greg Maksi, chairman of State Techs industrial engineering technology department, received the Outstanding Technical Teacher Award. Max Cutler, associate professor of computer engineering technology, received the Outstanding Service Award.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 291 21,272
MORTGAGES 0 160 16,194
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 23 1,487
BUILDING PERMITS 258 692 41,920
BANKRUPTCIES 1 117 6,579
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 23 3,097
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0