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VOL. 121 | NO. 21 | Friday, January 20, 2006

Oakland is Latest Focus in Fayette Boom

Small town's growing business community pinpoints it as hotspot

So much new commercial development is pouring into Fayette County that in the town of Oakland, it reminds Myles Leifer of Noah's ark.

Living Wage Initiative Earns Full Approval This Week

"I want to do what is right and fair," said Memphis City Council member TaJuan Stout Mitchell as the council's Personnel & Intergovernmental Committee reviewed figures this week showing about 30 city employees earn less than $10 an hour.

Hartnett Brings International Experience to U of M Work

Dr. Teresa A. Hartnett, director of planning and research in the Office of Academic Affairs at the University of Memphis, recently assumed responsibility for the university's Center for International Programs and Services.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Regional Chamber and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals hold a workforce development forum today from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton and Memphis City Schools superintendent Carol Johnson are the keynote speakers. Call 543-3500.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 345 2,680
MORTGAGES 74 340 3,234
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 33 78 555
BUILDING PERMITS 188 810 5,813
BANKRUPTCIES 41 234 2,013
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 116 1,012
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 129 1,141
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 66 409

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