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VOL. 128 | NO. 126 | Friday, June 28, 2013

Adams Property Would Unite Police Functions

The stars could be aligning for the Memphis Police Department to finally move out of the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Downtown.

Higher Standards

‘Common Core’ occupies area teachers’ summer

For area teachers, the move to the school year ahead began around spring break.

Loeb Enjoying Strong Demand in East Memphis

Pomp & Poise, a new gift store concept specializing in home and garden items, has signed a new lease at Park Place Center.

Signal Flow PR Firm Celebrates Milestone

Elizabeth Cawein is getting set to host a party at Minglewood Hall’s 1884 Lounge in two weeks in honor of her public relations firm Signal Flow PR hitting its two-year anniversary.

Beefed-Up Gang Law Gets Start in Memphis

A 16-year-old Tennessee law aimed at the crimes of street gangs comes back to life effective July 1 after being largely unused since its passage.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
51°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 12 mph
Humidity: 59%

EVENTS

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

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MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Ramsey Brings Wealth of Experience to Frayser School

For a new school principal arriving in Memphis, this might seem like at least an interesting time and place to become a school administrator.

SPORTS

Coaching Hire Presents Risk/Reward for Grizz

So the Grizzlies finally made it official and promoted lead assistant Dave Joerger to head coach. This qualified as breaking news about as much as reporting that barbecue has been discovered in Memphis.

Newest Tiger Dixon Answers Reporters’ Questions

Less than a year ago, guard Michael Dixon was a preseason second-team All-American selection by The Sporting News after a junior season at Missouri in which he averaged 13.5 points and 3.3 assists. Off the bench.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Local Color

CARROLL CLOAR PAINTED US. Boyle is throwing a birthday party at Brooks for themselves and Carroll Cloar.

STATEWIDE

Nissan Adds 900 Jobs to Make Rogue at Tennessee Plant

NASHVILLE (AP) – Nissan is adding 900 jobs to start making the Rogue crossover SUV at its Tennessee plant, the Japanese automaker announced Thursday.

United Stainless Expanding Facility in Selmer

NASHVILLE (AP) – State officials say steel tubing manufacturer United Stainless Inc. plans to invest $3.4 million in the expansion of its facility in Selmer.

REGIONAL

Mississippi House Votes to Renew Medicaid, Set Budget

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to renew and fund Medicaid beyond this coming weekend, when the program has been set to expire.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Target Cuts Ties With Deen; Drugmaker Distances

NEW YORK (AP) Paula Deen's multimillion-dollar merchandise and media empire continues to unravel following revelations that she used racial slurs in the past.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Senators: Student Loan Interest Rates to Double

WASHINGTON (AP) – Student loan rates will double Monday – at least for a while – after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday.

REAL ESTATE

Signed Contracts to Buy US Homes at 6-Year High

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, a sign home sales will probably rise in the months ahead.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 35 250 5,016
MORTGAGES 60 382 6,608
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 38 1,517
BUILDING PERMITS 0 541 11,800
BANKRUPTCIES 51 254 5,213
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 89 2,025
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 92 443 6,907
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 65 1,406

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