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VOL. 130 | NO. 104 | Friday, May 29, 2015

TruGreen Selects East Memphis for New Headquarters

TruGreen is moving more than 300 Memphis-area employees and its corporate headquarters to a 65,000-square-foot space at the Forum II office building in East Memphis, the company announced Friday.

100 N. Main Could Lose Utilities

The owner of the city’s tallest office building has until the end of the month to pay at least the past-due portion of the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division bill on the property before potentially facing cutoff.

Hopson, Barbic Look Ahead to New School Year

Dorsey Hopson and Chris Barbic are comparing notes on the new school year that begins in August, the first in three years in which the structure of public education in Shelby County essentially will remain the same.

Farewell to the King

Memphis turns out en masse to say goodbye to B.B. King

There is a real temptation to sum up the passing of B.B. King by writing that his death marks the end of an era in entertainment.

Germantown Schools To Look At New Elementary School

The Germantown Municipal School District is going to explore building a new elementary school and several options for adding onto an existing middle schools.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
61.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: East at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 78%

EVENTS

South Main Trolley Night will be held Friday, May 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Visit restaurants, stores and galleries, enjoy live performances and more. Cost is free. Visit gosouthmain.com/trolley-night.html for details.

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Memphis-Area Unemployment Rate Drops Below 6 Percent

The unemployment rate for the metropolitan Memphis area dipped below 6 percent in April, according to the latest state figures.

Conn’s Acquires Site for Third Memphis-Area Location

A Texas-based retailer has acquired a fully leased shopping center in Southaven and will build a new store on an outparcel of the existing retail center.

Coliseum Fans Push for Roundhouse Reconsideration

The city’s effort to either restart or reconfigure its plan for the Mid-South Fairgrounds began Saturday, May 23, on the steps of the south entrance to the Mid-South Coliseum.

Paragon Bank Reports Highlights, Decisive Turn at Annual Shareholders Meeting

2014 proved a milestone year for Paragon Bank: The now 10-year-old institution saw a few decisive changes, the bank’s leadership reported at its annual shareholders meeting in recent days.

SPORTS

Next Step: Returning Grizzlies Have to Be Better

The possible return or exit of All-NBA First Team center Marc Gasol won’t be known for a while. So for our purposes today, let’s assume Gasol takes the mostly likely free agent path and signs a two-year deal with the Grizzlies that allows him to opt out after next season.

Life’s Unfair to the SEC. Right, Nick?

There’s a lot of injustice in sports these days.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Corporate Speak

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE. Corporate speak – the art of saying very little with a great many words in order that something very little might appear to be very great, or that something very grave might be buried under so many words that there is little chance of digging it out – continues to thrive, its practitioners legion, its impact so significant that since the Supreme Court declared a corporation to be an actual person, corporate speak, is now, officially, the language of actual people.

Talent Takes the Wheel

As the economy continues to improve, employers are beginning to think of what they can do to attract and retain the best talent. In fact, I was just asked for tips on this very topic by a local employer.

STATEWIDE

Dollar General Names New Chief Executive Officer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Discount retailer Dollar General has named a new chief executive officer.

Regulators Move Toward Operating License for Nuclear Plant

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) – Federal regulators have voted to grant an operating license for the Unit 2 reactor at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear plant as long as regulatory requirements are met.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Why a Shrinking Economy Last Quarter Isn't Cause for Fear

WASHINGTON (AP) – Another first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come.

US Jobless Aid Applications Rose Last Week; Total Still Low

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.

REAL ESTATE

Pending US Home Sales Jump to Strongest Level in 9 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 31 327 17,870
MORTGAGES 49 409 20,835
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 129 800 36,616
BANKRUPTCIES 51 243 11,925
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 117 5,677
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 175 12,208
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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