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VOL. 131 | NO. 111 | Friday, June 3, 2016

ServiceMaster Picks Peabody Place For New HQ

It's Peabody Place for the new ServiceMaster headquarters. According to multiple sources, Memphis-based ServiceMaster will consolidate its operations and move into Peabody Place Downtown.

Madison at Schilling Farms Sells for $34.3 Million

Collierville’s 324-unit Madison at Schilling Farms apartment community has changed hands in the largest multifamily sale in Shelby County over the past year.

Pope New Democratic Chairman as Party Pursues Complaint Against Carson

The interim chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party became the new chairman of the party Thursday, June 2. And the local party’s leadership voted to file a criminal complaint with the District Attorney General’s office against former chairman Bryan Carson over party finances.

Overton Park Merrymaking Blends With Zoo Poll, Protests

The Overton Park Conservancy’s annual Day of Merrymaking Saturday, June 4, will share the park greensward with the overflow parking area for the Memphis Zoo.

Civil Rights Museum Highlights Lorraine Hotel’s Storied History

The balcony is usually the part of the National Civil Rights Museum’s exterior that is the center of attention.

Local Weather
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Wind: Southwest at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 49%

EVENTS

St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church will host its inaugural Community Day on Friday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 6033 Old Brownsville Road. Organizations are invited to set up a table or tent and provide examples of your work or services. There is no setup charge, and admission is free. Contact Frederick Morris at 901-409-8705 for details.

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Last Word: ServiceMaster's Choice, Democrats Regroup, Oprah Goes To Church

The ServiceMaster headquarters search is over and the pick is a real surprise as office spaces goes – Peabody Place – not the office building but the shuttered mall south of the Peabody hotel.

Five in One Social Club Opening on Summer Avenue

The Five in One Social Club, a Midtown art studio, is opening a Summer Avenue location. Its 15,300-square-foot home in the former Bicycle Co. shop, a landmark along the Summer Avenue strip, will allow for more art classes and community events.

MARTHA KELLY'S MEMPHIS

Overton Square’s ‘Gyroscopic’ Eye

This month’s illustration from local artist Martha Kelly is a familiar sight to visitors of Overton Square. The 30-foot steel sculpture by Memphis artist Yvonne Bobo is called “Gyroscopic.” Its top is illuminated with LEDs and the inner circle is wind-activated.

Midtown Artist Prepares Cooper-Young Festival Poster

Jenean Morrison, a Midtown-based artist and surface and textile designer, has come full circle. She’s been a professional artist “in one form or another” for years, she says. More than a decade ago, she started selling products like handmade journals at the Cooper-Young Festival.

SPORTS

‘Prevent’ Defenses: Freeze, Briles Look to Protect Themselves

It’s safe to say in pretty much every college football program in America that players are made to pay some penalty for the basic infraction of being late to a practice or a team meeting.

Fizdale May be Right Mentor at Right Time for Grizzlies

The press conference in the interview room at FedExForum for new Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale had just ended. Seated in the front row were his wife, his mother and his son.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Getting Financially Fit

Ray’s Take: Spring has sprung and many are working hard to get physically fit, but how about financial fitness? A lot of the same tools that will keep you physically fit will also work well to keep you financially fit. If you’re often wondering how money slips out of your bank account, consider these tips to help you become lean and mean financially.

Real Memphis

THE REAL DEAL. When our daughter was 5 we took her to Disney World and totally encased ourselves in Disney plastic. To this day, I’m still haunted by strains of “It’s A Small World” that won’t leave my head, still having nightmares that I’m still in line for Space Mountain.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Gang Enhancement Law Ruled Unconstitutional

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee attorney general will let stand a ruling striking down the state's gang enhancement law as unconstitutional.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Wal-Mart Testing Drones in Warehouses to Manage Inventory

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP)Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing drones that it says will help it manage its warehouse inventory more efficiently, and which it said Thursday could be rolled out in the next six to nine months across its distribution centers.

Federal Regulators Propose Restrictions on Payday Lenders

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal regulators are proposing a significant clampdown on payday lenders and other providers of high-interest loans, saying borrowers need to be protected from practices that wind up turning into "debt traps" for many.

ECONOMY

Survey: US Companies Add a Solid 173,000 Jobs in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. businesses added 173,000 jobs last month, lifted by strong gains in services industries, according to a private survey.

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Dipped Last Week

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, the third straight drop in a sign that the job market remains healthy despite a recent slowdown in hiring.

ServiceMaster Picks Peabody Place For New HQ

It's Peabody Place for the new ServiceMaster headquarters. According to multiple sources, Memphis-based ServiceMaster will consolidate its operations and move into Peabody Place Downtown.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 105 105 9,674
MORTGAGES 82 82 11,396
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,634
BUILDING PERMITS 134 134 20,444
BANKRUPTCIES 58 58 6,495
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 27 3,473
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 48 48 4,031
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 32 2,211

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