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VOL. 131 | NO. 128 | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ServiceMaster Plans Different Second Street Look

Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. and its landlord, Belz Enterprises, plan to remove the pedestrian skybridge into the Peabody Place development that crosses over Second Street. And the plans call for adding more than 50 new windows to the second and third level surfaces on the Second Street side of the mall.

Memphis Financial Pros Brace for More Brexit Fallout

Markets are a little like patients going in for a medical checkup. Neither one likes big surprises.

Frayser Targeted as Pilot Area for Citywide Fight Against Blight

Last week, a wrecking team demolished a single-family home in the Washington Heights neighborhood in South Memphis. The effort, organized by United Housing Inc. and backed by the U.S. Department of Treasury, was the first of its kind to take place.

Patterson Flats Developer Files $14.6 Million Permit

A multifamily development in Downtown’s South End is moving forward.

Last Word: Blight Fight Second Stage, Hickory Hill Schools and Brexit React

If you had never seen blight and wanted to see it in order to define it, there are several places in Memphis that could give you the on sight definition you were seeking. At the top of that list would probably be Frayser.

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EVENTS

Rochelle Stevens, Olympic gold medalist and author of “Travel the World by Foot,” will visit two Memphis library branches this week. Adult library customers can meet Stevens on Monday, June 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hollywood library, 1530 N. Hollywood St. Children can meet her Tuesday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the East Shelby library, 7200 E. Shelby Drive. Visit memphislibrary.org.

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Dean: Cities Need Transit Solutions for Growth

During a busy day in Memphis last week, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean stopped at City Hall to talk with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland about a long-range city plan Strickland announced the following day.

SCS Charter Schools Strategy Evolves

Shelby County Schools board members vote Tuesday, June 28, on two new charter schools for the 2017-2018 school year and may reject applications for eight other charters, including Crosstown High School, for now.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Seasoned Trial Attorney Bill Walk Joins Pietrangelo Cook

As a trial lawyer, Bill Walk has had a lot of success. A $12.3 million verdict in a 2009 medical malpractice case being but one example.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Do the Right Things

So many people focus on the tiny details of their jobs. They are rewarded to sweat the details. In some fields the details are critical, such as medical care, clinical research, nuclear energy; in many fields, however, this focus on details impedes authentic growth.

Community Engagement Award

National recognition was bestowed upon the ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellows program this past week. Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, awarded the esteemed Robert E. Gard award to the fellowship program.

MEMPHIS AREA

Grizzlies Release Video in Attempt to Keep Conley in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies' pitch to keep free-agent guard Mike Conley in the fold includes a short video with an introduction from singer Justin Timberlake.

STATEWIDE

Board of Regents Hires Longtime Statehouse Reporter Locker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Board of Regents has hired longtime Statehouse reporter Richard Locker as the higher education system's spokesman.

Past Few Days 'Difficult' for Former Tennessee Coach Summitt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Chipotle Looks to Recover With Temporary Loyalty Program

NEW YORK (AP) – Chipotle is introducing a temporary loyalty program intended to get customers back into its stores following a series of food scares.

Diet Pepsi With Aspartame Returning to Shelves in US

NEW YORK (AP) – Diet Pepsi made with aspartame is returning to shelves in the U.S., after PepsiCo saw sales plummet following its reformulation of the drink last summer to remove the artificial sweetener.

LAW & THE COURTS

High Court Rejects Appeal Over Wages for Home Care Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Obama administration regulations that extend minimum wage and overtime pay rights to nearly 2 million home health care workers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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