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VOL. 130 | NO. 97 | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

TruGreen Inches Closer to New Memphis Headquarters

TruGreen will move its 300 Memphis-area employees to a new corporate headquarters by the end of 2015, a move that will solidify the company’s spot in the Memphis business landscape.

Cummins Will Stay, Expand in Memphis

Ending months of speculation, Cummins Inc. will remain – and expand – in Memphis, according to state and company officials.

Raising the Barre

Growth of dance collectives, companies allow art form to thrive in Memphis

Memphis has always been known for its rich musical history, but another performing art is whirling across the city: dance.

Eden Square Breaks Ground in Memphis' Hickory Hill

Marina Cove apartments was known in its 1980s prime for its water features – a set of canals.

Reset of County Schools Funding Has Two More Years To Run

The reset of the minimum amount of local funding Shelby County government must provide Shelby County Schools won’t take effect for another two fiscal years, according to state attorneys and education officials.

Oxn Retail Shop Prepares to Open in South Main

As part of his preparations for the new men’s clothing and lifestyle store he will soon open Downtown, Zac Woolfolk was captivated by the idea of auxin, a growth hormone in plants.

Tigers Baseball Striving to Make NCAA Field

In late April, the University of Memphis baseball team was ranked No. 24 in the country and projected to be in the NCAA’s 64-team tournament field.

Council to Fill Vacancy, Consider Buying State Office Building

Memphis City Council members appoint a new council member Tuesday, May 18, and consider spending more than $8 million to purchase, renovate and relocate workers to the Donnelley J. Hill state office building that stands near City Hall in Civic Center Plaza.

Corker Talks Crossing the Aisle and ‘Generational Theft’

The problem with Congress isn’t a lack of civility, says U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

May 19 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, May 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Your Fantasy Fundraiser

Tired of hearing about fundraising challenges? Maybe it’s time to hire your fantasy fundraiser!

Five Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel

Memorial Day signals the start of the summer travel season, when an estimated 37.2 million Americans will travel over the weekend. The 16-week summer travel season from Memorial Day to Labor Day sees Americans make some 650 million trips.

SPORTS

Damon Stoudamire Says He's Returning to Memphis' Staff

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Damon Stoudamire says he's leaving his position as an assistant coach at Arizona to rejoin Memphis' coaching staff.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Signs $33.8 Billion State Spending Plan Into Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed Tennessee's $33.8 billion annual budget plan into law.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Court Agrees Samsung Copied Apple, Reduces Damage Award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of the patented features in Apple's iPhone. But the court sided with Samsung on one point in a long-running dispute, which means the South Korean company may end up paying less than the $930 million in damages originally awarded in the case.

Packaging Company Combo to be Named WestRock

The packaging company combination of Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will be known as WestRock Co. when the businesses complete a deal they announced earlier this year.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Justices Make It Easier to Sue Over 401(k) Retirement Plans

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 61 17,604
MORTGAGES 68 68 20,494
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 183 183 35,999
BANKRUPTCIES 38 38 11,720
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 28 5,588
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 92 92 12,126
MARRIAGE LICENSES 25 25 4,382

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