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VOL. 131 | NO. 116 | Friday, June 10, 2016

City, State Incentives Lining Up For ServiceMaster's Move Downtown

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. will be getting a lot of help with its headquarters move into the vacant Peabody Place mall.

Beale Street Rolling Out Saturday Summer Cover Charge

A $10 Saturday cover charge for the Beale Street Entertainment District returns this weekend as one of several measures to improve safety on the street.

Carver High School Closes Permanently

Shelby County Schools board members voted Thursday, June 9, to close Carver High School effective the school year that ended last month.

MCA Students Design Overton Square Art Map

Loeb Properties has kicked Overton Square’s status as an entertainment destination up a notch with a newly released art map that highlights public art alongside restaurants and retail.

Last Word: ServiceMaster Incentives, Muvico Memories and the Beale Street Cover

It looks like the conversion of Peabody Place mall to the new headquarters of ServiceMaster is a $33.3 million job. That could be a running total depending on a PILOT amendment to come.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
80.0°F
Fair
Wind: Southeast at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

West Tennessee Home Builders Association will bring back the Mid-South Parade of Homes on select days from Friday, June 10, through June 26. Twenty-two homes across the Mid-South will be showcased. Tickets are free at Siano Appliance Distributors and Regions Bank locations, Visit midsouthparade.com.

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Insure Tennessee Advocates on the Road

The state House’s task force on Insure Tennessee is nearing a June report to federal health regulators on its work. And a Tennessee Hospital Association advocacy group is ramping up its appeal for legislative passage of either the Medicaid expansion alternative or some similar program that might come out of the task force.

THE TIPPING POINT

Oyler Brings German Efficiency to Memphis Transportation

Urban planners are born, not made. At least, that’s how it was with Nicholas Oyler. From the time he was in middle school, he couldn’t stop thinking about how cities work.

SPORTS

‘Lefty’ Finding Game Again Despite Plenty of Rough Off the Course

You can find Phil Mickelson stories in a lot of places, from right here to Golf Magazine and, lately, at casino.org.

In Memphis, We’d Rather Move the 3-Point Line Up

While the Cleveland Cavaliers must be lauding NBA concussion protocol and the cover that gave them for keeping Kevin Love off the court in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, let’s look forward to possible NBA rule tweaks as soon as next season.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

It’ll Leave A Mark

THE MARKS WE’RE LEAVING. People were hooking up, shooting up and throwing up in the woods, on benches and in cars and right in front of children on the greensward. Like the weeds, pretty much everywhere. Like the privet, pretty much out of control. Like the shell and the rose garden and the lake and the forest and the picnic grounds and the pride of a city, pretty much left for dead.

Promotions and Money: Time to Review

Ray’s Take: Congratulations on your promotion! You just took another step on your career path. Now you should take time to be sure you are on track with your financial plan based on your new situation.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Signs Law That Overhauls Higher Education Boards

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – In a move that will transform higher education in Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill that overhauls the governing boards of some of the state's universities.

Election Officials to Audit Finances of Embattled Lawmaker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State election officials say they intend to audit the finances of embattled state Rep. Jeremy Durham.

AIRLINES

FAA: No Psychological Testing Needed of Airline Pilots

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled out requiring psychological testing for airline pilots, despite an air crash last year in which a German pilot deliberately flew an airliner full of passengers into a mountainside, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Thursday.

More Travelers Sign Up for Airport Programs, Only to Wait

NEW YORK (AP) – A growing number of travelers are signing up for the government's expedited airport screening programs, only to face another wait.

TECHNOLOGY

Lenovo, Google Unveil Phone That Knows Surroundings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings – such as the room's size and the presence of other people – and potentially transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming.

CONSUMER NEWS

Investigator: FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday.

City, State Incentives Lining Up For ServiceMaster's Move Downtown

ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. will be getting a lot of help with its headquarters move into the vacant Peabody Place mall.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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