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VOL. 131 | NO. 90 | Thursday, May 5, 2016

Memphis Roller Derby Knocks Its Way to New Horizons

In the 1970s Memphians could watch back-to-back broadcasts of professional wrestling and roller derby taking place at the Mid-South Coliseum.

Council Members Express Doubts About Solidifying Overton Park Boundaries

Two months after the Memphis City Council approved a resolution giving the Memphis Zoo control of two-thirds of the Overton Park Greensward, the votes are still there to set park boundaries in stone.

16 Alleged Gangster Disciples Indicted in Memphis

A federal grand jury in Memphis has charged 16 alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang in a case linked to the separate indictment of 32 people in Atlanta, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday, May 4.

South Front Hits its Stride as Standalone Corridor

South Front Street, which stretches Downtown from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Central Station, is emerging as its own standalone residential and commercial corridor. What was once a heavy industrial area and warehousing district for South Main’s department stores is undergoing a transformation into Downtown’s most residentially dense neighborhood.

Last Word: Overt Acts, Fringe Element and Roller Derby

Gang cases in Memphis Federal Court are fairly common. Federal gang cases in which murder or attempted murder to further a criminal enterprise is among the charges are not common.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
63.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 70%

EVENTS

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum will sponsor a reception commemorating the 1866 Memphis Massacre on Thursday, May 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 826 N. Second St. The event will focus on three survivors of the three days of chaos. Visit naacpmemphis.org for details.

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Bikesmith Evolving Into Community Hangout

The Bikesmith’s grand opening next week for a patio expansion and a pump track at the 509 N. Hollywood bicycle shop is the latest reflection of Jim Steffen’s longstanding intent to make his business bigger than a place where goods are bought and sold.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

Collierville Breaks Ground On $93.5M High School

11605 E. Shelby Drive, Collierville, TN 38017 -
Collierville leaders will break ground May 13 for the new Collierville High School.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Anticipating Summer Travel Season

May technically is still the shoulder season, but it’s the start of my summer travel season.

They Really Did Say That

COUNSEL. Have you razed many houses since you’ve worked for the city?  WITNESS. No, sir, but I’ve sure tore down a lot of them.

Legislative Losers: All Who Disagree With Legislators

The 109th General Assembly is done – almost – for the year. Here’s a look at the winners and losers.

STATEWIDE

14K Driver's Licenses Revoked in Clarksville Area

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Thousands of people in the Clarksville area have received surprise notices in the mail that their licenses have been revoked because records show they have not paid court fines and fees dating back to 2012.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Aeropostale, One-Time Mall King, Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

NEW YORK (AP) – Aeropostale, once the vibrant epicenter of the U.S. mall scene, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing 20 percent of its stores in North America.

ECONOMY

Survey: US Businesses Add Jobs at Slowest Pace in 3 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could be weighing on hiring.

Small-Business Hiring Expected to Slow in Next Year

NEW YORK (AP) – The pace of small business hiring is stalling and expected to slow over the next year.

TECHNOLOGY

Hulu Will Offer Live-Streaming Service in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) – Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events.

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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 41 215 12,248
MARRIAGE LICENSES 29 121 4,478

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