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VOL. 112 | NO. 32 | Wednesday, February 25, 1998

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Barry D Barry D. Robbins has been named executive vice president/sales and marketing for TBC Corp. He currently is senior vice president of strategic marketing. Ronald E. McCollough was named executive vice president and chief financial officer for TBC Corp. He currently is senior vice president/operations and treasurer. Albert Wesson Jr. has joined JPM Properties Inc. as director of business development. He formerly worked for Elkington and Keltner Development Co. and owned Wesson Development Co. Sheryl Baker has been promoted to associate director of sales at the Peabody. Baker, who joined the Peabody in 1981, formerly was regional sales manager. Don Ray has joined Thompson & Co. as the agencys first director of human resources. He previously was recruitment supervisor at Spicer Group Services. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Linda Lobb has joined Chandler, Ehrlich & Co. Inc. as art director. She formerly was advertising manager at Wright Medical Technologies. Dr. Art Wilson has been elected president of the medical staff for Methodist Healthcare-Memphis Hospitals. Dr. Gary Kellett was elected chief of staff, and Dr. John Buttross was elected president-elect. Marvin Silver, executive director of Memphis Jewish Home, and Sally Skeen, administrator at Wesley Highland Manor, have been re-elected to the Tennessee Health Care Associations board of directors. Silver will continue serving as vice chairman of THCAs membership services committee, and Skeen will serve on THCAs public relations committee and as president of THCAs Memphis district. Janice B. Franklin, a programmer/analyst for Sedgwick Inc., has been awarded the companys 1998 Community Service Award. She was recognized for her dedication to Reach for Recovery, a program of the American Cancer Society that provides information and support to women with breast cancer. Melissa A. Maravich and Ricky E. Wilkins have been named members of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC. Both joined the firm in 1990. Catherine M. McCormick, Chad ONeal Muilenburg, Wendy E. Coven and G. Bailey Leopard were named associates at the firm. W.J. Michael Cody and David J. Harris, partners at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, have been qualified as Rule 31 mediators by the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Hollywood Casino Hotel and RV Park has announced several promotions: Michael McGee to promotions and special events manager, Jo Delap to receiving supervisor, Carol Villaret to front desk assistant manager, and Hunter Sellari and Regina Davis to management information systems supervisors. Arthur Askins and Victoria Chevalier have joined the casino has internal audit manager and beverage manager, respectively. Several members of the local cotton industry were elected to leadership positions in the National Cotton Council. James Echols, president of Hohenberg Brothers Cotton, was re-elected vice president. Willis H. Willey III, chairman and chief executive officer of Union Service Industries, was re-elected vice president of NCC and director of Cotton Council International. Gary J. Nichols, a warehouseman with Central States Cotton Co., was elected to NCCs board of directors. Gary Taylor of Hohenberg Brothers and Timothy Taylor of Southern Cotton Oil Co. were re-elected NCC directors and elected directors of Cotton Council International. W.B. Dunavant III of Dunavant Enterprises was elected director of Cotton Council International. Mark Feidler has been appointed president of BellSouth Mobility. He formerly was president of interconnection services.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 90 140 15,764
MORTGAGES 100 162 18,210
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 13 2,418
BUILDING PERMITS 194 315 32,829
BANKRUPTCIES 57 116 10,129
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 50 5,228
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 64 6,213
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 50 3,463

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