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VOL. 127 | NO. 238 | Thursday, December 6, 2012

Armstrong Unveils Precinct Realignment

There still will be nine Memphis police precincts with the new year. But they will each have six wards, new boundaries and handle something closer to the same amount of calls.

Label Watchers

Area groups promote food label awareness

Two organizations are combating the area’s obesity crisis and promoting healthier lifestyles by placing an emphasis on food label education.

FedEx Sets Terms for Buyouts

FedEx Corp. took another step Tuesday, Dec. 4, in its reaction to a slow growth global economy as well as its own desires to make major changes to the oldest division of the Memphis-based global corporate giant.

Urban Land Institute: Memphis Recovering Slowly, Behind Nashville

Memphis’ economy and commercial real estate industry is recovering, but not as fast as other places – like Nashville.

Webinar Looks at Employment Law

At least from a regulatory perspective, the fog is starting to lift on what the next several years will bring in the way of employment law changes and updates.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
58°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis is accepting nominations for its 2013 Legends Award through Monday, Dec. 10. The awards honor women whose innovative work is paramount in their area of outreach. Visit wfgm.org for details and a nomination form.

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Council Reconsiders Golf Course Closings

Four city golf courses were scheduled to close for the winter season on Dec. 1, with one of the four – Whitehaven – to close permanently.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

McGhee’s Career of Service Stretches From Police to Bar

Charles McGhee of Shea Moskovitz & McGhee PLC grew up in a family dedicated to service.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Is Going Green Worth It?

Ray’s Take No matter what your position on global warming, going green and using fewer natural resources still makes sense. Why not preserve as much quality of the air, water, and earth as possible for our grandchildren? It’s another form of saving for the future. Plus, a lot of times it can save you money as well.

Champ, Don’t Chomp, at Your Bit!

In a recent newspaper article, a basketball coach is quoted: “I think our guys are champing at the bit to get back on the court.” The context was aptly suggested by the lead: “It’s been a long break between games … .” The team hasn’t played in nine days. They’re eager to get back into competition. They are champing at the bit. Congrats, coach! Your usage of the phrase is perfect!

MEMPHIS AREA

Mississippi River Dropping Slower Than Expected

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A revised Mississippi River forecast offered a bit of a reprieve for shippers Wednesday, showing the water level isn't dropping as quickly as feared. Still, at least two large barge companies already are reducing their loads over concerns about the river's depth.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Talks Gun Law Deal

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says the exclusion of college campuses is key to an agreement on a bill to allow employees to store their firearms in vehicles parked at work.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Starbucks to Open 1,500 More Cafes in the US

NEW YORK (AP) – Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world's biggest coffee company planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.

Citigroup to Cut 11,000 Jobs

NEW YORK (AP) – Citigroup said Wednesday that it will cut 11,000 jobs, a bold early move by new CEO Michael Corbat.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Warns Against Another Debt Ceiling Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday against picking another fight over the nation's debt ceiling, telling business leaders that it's "not a game that I will play."

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PROPERTY SALES 35 250 5,016
MORTGAGES 60 382 6,608
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 17 55 1,534
BUILDING PERMITS 179 720 11,979
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