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VOL. 129 | NO. 156 | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Southwind Village Office Owner Files $3.3 Million Loan

The owner of the two parcels that compose the Southwind Village office complex in Southeast Memphis has filed a $3.3 million loan on the property.

The parcels are 3101 Players Club Parkway and 3195 Players Club Parkway, which sit at the southeast corner of Players Club Parkway and Hacks Cross Road.

Cohen Southwind GP, an affiliate of Memphis real estate investment firm Cohen Investments, filed the deed of trust, security agreement, assignment of leases and fixture financing statement July 31 through Magna Bank.

Eliot D. Cohen signed the trust deed as president of Clarksdale, Miss.-based Cohen Realty Inc., the authorized general partner of the borrower.

The 3101 Players Club parcel is a 14,140-square-foot, Class B mixed-use office building that was built in 1988 and sits on 1.7 acres. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2014 appraisal is $739,400.

And the 3195 Players Club parcel is a 47,135-square-foot, Class B mixed-use office building that was built in 1988 and sits on 4.3 acres. Its 2014 appraisal is $2.5 million.

Source: The Daily News Online & Chandler Reports

– Daily News staff

Vendors Sought for Edge MEMfix Event

A group behind the next MEMfix campaign in the Edge district is currently looking for vendors.

Livable Memphis is seeking vendors for the Oct. 18 MEMfix event, which will take place around the intersection of Marshall and Monroe avenues.

MEMfix events are designed to showcase the art of the possible in neighborhoods by using pop-up shops and infrastructure improvements like bicycle lanes to transform urban spaces into nodes of activity that attract future investment.

For information on becoming a vendor, visit Livable Memphis online or email the organization at info@livablememphis.org.

– Amos Maki

Convoy of Hope to Host Memphis Giveaway

Convoy of Hope will partner with local businesses, churches, government agencies and nonprofits during a community celebration Sept. 6 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

During the celebration, Convoy of Hope and the Mid-South community will provide goods and services including free food, health services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, a carnival and more. Identification is not required to attend and participate in the event.

Convoy of Hope partners Plum Organics and the National Breast Cancer Foundation will also be at the event. The foundation provides education, support and early detection services to underserved women in the community. Plum Organics will distribute organic food specifically created for babies, toddlers and school-aged children.

In 2013, more than 118,000 guests attended Convoy of Hope events around the country.

Learn more about the outreach by visiting www.convoyofhope.org/midsouth or contact Cheryl Bone at 626-2092.

– Don Wade

Baptist Doctor Named to Endocrinology Board

Dr. Jay Cohen, endocrinologist and medical director at Baptist Medical Group-The Endocrine Clinic, recently was named to the advisory board of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists to help develop the 2014-2015 national diabetes treatment guidelines.

Cohen has practiced endocrinology for the past 30 years and is actively engaged in numerous phase two and three endocrine clinical research studies in areas such as inhaled insulin, new type 1 and type 2 diabetes agents, and much more.

He has served as a physician consultant on diabetes-related topics to U.S. News and World Report, Ladies Home Journal, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Parent magazine and local TV, print and radio outlets. To find out more about the AACE, visit aace.com.

– Don Wade

Tigers Athletics Voice Ray Mullins Dies at 66

Ray Mullins, the public address voice of many University of Memphis athletic teams and the “Mighty Sound of the South,” died on Saturday, Aug. 9. Mullins was 66.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Ray’s family,” Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said in a statement. “Ray was a remarkable man and a great announcer for many athletics teams and the band. Ray will be dearly missed by all.”

Mullins was the public address voice for more than 20 years for the “Mighty Sound of the South,” introducing the pregame and halftime shows at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Mullins also was the public address voice at FedExPark for baseball games and at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex for men’s and women’s soccer. During his time as a public address announcer for Memphis athletic teams, Mullins also did volleyball and women’s basketball.

“Ray was a wonderful person, loved the Tigers and made the FedExPark experience one of a kind,” said baseball coach Daron Schoenrock. “He will be greatly missed by everyone associated with Tiger baseball and we are keeping his family in our prayers.”

The funeral will be Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 2500 Ridgeway Road.

– Don Wade

Memphis Health Center Renovation Tops Out

Local leaders will mark the topping out of a $6 million renovation and expansion of the Memphis Health Center Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 360 E.H. Crump Blvd.

The institution opened in 1972 using federal funding secured by local civic leaders and physicians and was initially housed in two temporary trailers. Its goal was to address health care needs in the area, which at the time included a public housing development on the other side of the boulevard.

– Bill Dries

Central Defense Security Enhances Camp Program

Central Defense Security has enhanced its yearly summer camp program for Memphis children.

The company, a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, teamed up with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods for the third straight year to support the program, and the company sponsored more than 130 campers at 10 camps around the city.

The security firm also hosted special events at Hickory Hill Community Center, Pine Hill Community Center and McFarland Community Center.

The summer camp program, offered at all the city’s community centers, allows children to participate in recreational, athletic and educational activities, as well as attend field trips. This includes time for arts and crafts, playground games, cultural arts, musical expression, and health and fitness programs.

This year the security firm collected $11,400 during a donation drive held in the spring. The firm also handed out 165 backpacks and visited with the campers, and in early July the firm donated $800 to Hickory Hill Community Center to support its Carnival Cookout.

– Andy Meek

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