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VOL. 115 | NO. 42 | Monday, March 5, 2001

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Lexington, Tenn Lexington, Tenn.-based FirstBank opened its first Shelby County branch Wednesday in the new Wal-Mart Superstore on Winchester Road. FirstBank also plans to open a loan production office at the Southwinds Building in the Germantown area. Brenda Everage, senior vice president of the Memphis region, will lead operations. Mark Harris is manager of the Wal-Mart branch. FirstBank is a subsidiary of First South Bancorp Inc. With blood supplies hovering near the critical stage, Lifeblood is urging all potential donors to visit one of the Lifeblood centers in March. Anyone who tries to donate during the month will receive a coupon for a free spaghetti dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse with the purchase of a dinner. To find the nearest center, call 522-8585 or visit www.lifeblood.org. The Service Corps of Retired Executives will present a seminar on how to successfully operate a small business from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 22 at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Professionals from the fields of law, accounting, insurance, marketing and banking will discuss ways to operate a profitable small business. The registration fee is $70, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a management guide. To register, call SCORE, 544-3588. The International Association for Administrative Professionals will present the 47th annual Professional Development Seminar from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 23 at the Fogelman Executive Center, 330 DeLoach St. Andrea Sueing Richardson, Fran Barr and WDIA radio personality Beverly Elaine Johnson are scheduled speakers. The deadline to register is March 16. The cost is $85, which includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments, exhibits and parking. To register, call Carol Handy, 545-4514 or 358-3710. Three local architectural firms garnered five honors at the 12th annual Celebration of Architecture Gala. A citation of merit for new construction was presented to Dan Elias of the Hnedak Bobo Group for design of the FedEx World Headquarters. Looney Ricks Kiss was presented with three awards. Honor awards were given for the renovation of a residence in Montana and an Archer/Malmo office in Chapel Hill, N.C. A citation was given for the Hope and Healing Center in Memphis. Askew Nixon Ferguson received a citation for the Viking Range Corp. Culinary Arts Cooking School.

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PROPERTY SALES 92 345 2,680
MORTGAGES 74 340 3,234
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 18 63 540
BUILDING PERMITS 188 810 5,813
BANKRUPTCIES 41 234 2,013
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UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 129 1,141
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