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VOL. 117 | NO. 117 | Tuesday, June 17, 2003

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FedEx Freight wins

FedEx Freight wins

top safety award
FedEx Corp. subsidiary FedEx Freight East received a first place award in the American Trucking Associations National Fleet Safety Contest in the line haul carrier category for over 100 million miles of operation. It is the third consecutive year Harrison, Ark.-based FedEx Freight East won the award, based on the lowest accident rate per million vehicle miles of operation. 


Weyerhauser donates

to W. Tenn. relief effort

Responding to the impact of devastating May tornadoes on West Tennessee, the Weyerhaeuser Foundation sent the local American Red Cross a $2,000 disaster grant.

Jackson, in Madison County, was one of the states hardest hit areas. The series of storms, which spawned more than 200 tornadoes, resulted in 16 deaths in Tennessee and 55 nationwide.

Managers of Memphis area Weyerhaeuser operations, including the recycling plant, building material customer service center and packaging operations in Memphis, West Memphis, Ark., and Olive Branch, Miss., made the request for foundation funds.

In Tennessee, Weyerhaeuser employs about 700 people at nine locations.


Buckeye to announce

quarterly earnings

Buckeye Technologies Inc. will announce fourth quarter earnings Aug. 5.

Company officials will host a conference call to discuss earnings at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6.


Somerville native wins

PRSA Bronze Anvil

Somerville, Tenn., native Elizabeth Walker won a 2003 Bronze Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of America.

Walker is the publications manager in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital public relations department. The Bronze Anvil was presented for "Into the Light," a feature article she wrote about St. Jude patient Katelyn Atwell. The article ran in the spring 2002 edition of Promise magazine.

The story introduced readers to a patient who benefited from innovative research and medical care at St. Jude.

The story generated national media attention for the hospital, including a cover article in Guideposts. The story was used in fund-raising publications that raised more than $700,000 for the hospital.

Bronze Anvils are given for the effective use of creative tactics in public relations campaigns. This year's 37 Bronze Anvil winners were selected from 1,074 entries.


James Group opens

on Primacy Parkway

The James Group opened as an insurance agency at 6055 Primacy Parkway, Suite 300, specializing in employee benefits and individual health, life, disability and long-term care products.

Company president Keith A. James is experienced in health care administration, group insurance, new business development and small business operations. The phone number is 820-0484.


Memphis schools get

$1.8 million in grants

A grant under the Comprehensive School Reform Program was awarded to 18 Memphis City Schools that applied for funds for the 2003-04 school year. Each school will receive $100,000 for one year, with possible renewal for two additional years. Funds will be used to improve student performance.

High school recipients were Booker T. Washington, Hamilton, Raleigh-Egypt and Whitehaven. Cypress Junior High and Lanier Middle schools were grant winners.

Elementary school winners were Coleman, Dunn Avenue, Fairley, Hollywood, Lester, Locke, Oakshire, Raineshaven, Raleigh-Egypt, Scenic Hills and Westhaven.

PROPERTY SALES 56 289 2,908
MORTGAGES 55 226 2,009
BUILDING PERMITS 108 1,002 6,703
BANKRUPTCIES 42 248 1,225