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1. MIFA Debuts Resource for Long-Term Care Needs -

The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association has operated a Long-Term Care Ombudsman program since 1996.

But now it has another tool: a one-stop Web-based resource that aims to fill the information void as families make important decisions about long-term care.

2. Plough Grant Requires All Rape Kits Be Tested -

Before they agreed to put up $750,000 toward funding the disposition of the city’s untested rape kit backlog, leaders of the Plough Foundation wanted assurances that the city would process every rape kit.

3. Brown’s Contempt Hearing Reflects Political Skirmish -

Joe Brown’s bid to unseat District Attorney General Amy Weirich in the 2014 elections probably wasn’t supposed to begin this way – in a courtroom dispute with Juvenile Court that has nothing to do with Weirich.

4. 15 Vie for County Commission Seat -

Shelby County Commissioners will interview a group of 15 citizens Wednesday, Jan. 8, who want to become the newest member of the elected body.

The committee session interviews come before the full commission is to vote Monday, Jan. 13, on a replacement for Commissioner Wyatt Bunker.

5. Plough Foundation Hosts Breakfast on Elder Abuse -

The Plough Foundation is holding a community breakfast Jan. 8 to address mistreatment and abuse of the elderly.

The series follows an exclusive study the foundation commissioned that found a variety of social and economic data about the elderly in Shelby County. Plough Foundation executive director Mike Carpenter said the elderly are vulnerable, for example, to being victimized because of factors such as diminished physical capacity and mobility.

6. Plough Foundation Hosts Breakfast on Elder Abuse -

The Plough Foundation is holding a community breakfast Jan. 8 to address mistreatment and abuse of the elderly.

The series follows an exclusive study the foundation commissioned that found a variety of social and economic data about the elderly in Shelby County. Plough Foundation executive director Mike Carpenter said the elderly are vulnerable, for example, to being victimized because of factors such as diminished physical capacity and mobility.

7. Retirement Unlikely for Some Blue-Collar Americans -

Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid – it's just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.

8. Cardinal Way Has St. Louis Back in Fall Classic -

From 2002-2006, the St. Louis Cardinals had a farm director named Bruce Manno. He was a guy who had his own ideas on how things should be done. One of them was to require that all Cardinal minor-league players – from Rookie ball to Triple-A Memphis – wear their pants pulled up to their knees so their stirrup socks would show.

9. Basar Looks to 2014 County Commission Election -

It may be the first time that a Shelby County Commissioner has given public notice of a barbecue.

Commissioner Steve Basar has held four at his house in the year that he’s been on the elected body. And he told political supporters at a fundraiser last week that he has “sunshined” all of them, a shorthand term to describe the public notice required by Tennessee’s open meetings law – or Sunshine Law – for any deliberative gathering of two or more commissioners.

10. Morris to Lead Main to Main Project -

Downtown Memphis Commission President Paul Morris will become the new project director for the Main Street to Main Street revitalization project that includes a Harahan Bridge boardwalk.

11. Morris to Lead Main to Main Project -

Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris will become the new project director for the Main Street to Main Street revitalization project that includes a Harahan Bridge boardwalk.

12. Main to Main’s Carpenter Moves to Plough Foundation -

Mike Carpenter, the project manager for the city’s Main Street to Main Street project, will become the executive director of the nonprofit Plough Foundation next month.

13. Harahan Bridge Project Plans Nearing Completion -

Design work on the “Main to Main Connector” project is at the halfway point. And the city team overseeing the project is due to complete plans by the end of May to trigger a $15 million appropriation of federal funding in June.

14. South Main’s New Life -

The history of the South Main Historic Arts District is as colorful as its present-day users, an alternating rhythm of sorts in Memphis’ songbook.

The area has oscillated from its ritzy suburban roots of the 1800s to the industrial era ghost town of the 20th century and now to its current status as Downtown’s flourishing arts and boutique district and the subject of some $100 million in investment. And it’s all due to stakeholders who braved the status quo in distinguishing the southern end of the Central Business District as that funky place with an indescribable vibe.

15. Public Hearings Begin On Main to Main Connector -

Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris calls it “Main Street to Main Street Over The Harahan.”

The unofficial name for the $30 million project linking Main Street Memphis to Broadway Street in West Memphis via a bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk on the Harahan rail bridge across the Mississippi River draws fewer questions than the title that involves the term “intermodal connector.”

16. More Than Pujols Can Say -

When manager Tony La Russa retired and slugger Albert Pujols went panning for gold in California, there was no reason to expect the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2012 season would stop just a game short of the World Series.

17. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Bill Seely of Varsity Brands will discuss cheering as an NCAA sport. Cost is $18. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

18. Commission to Appoint School Board Members -

Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.

The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

19. Commission Opens Process of Board Appointments -

Shelby County Commissioners voted Monday, Aug. 27, to open the process of appointing two citizens to the countywide school board. Those two appointees would fill the vacancies created by the election in August of David Pickler and David Reaves to the countywide board from their seats on the old Shelby County Schools board.

20. Basar Prepares for Commission Service -

The newest Shelby County Commissioner will take the oath of office Sept. 5 at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building.

Steve Basar was elected to the District 1 Position 3 seat in the August elections.

21. Watershed Day -

The unofficial vote totals are in from Thursday’s county general and state and federal primary elections in Shelby County, but no one involved believed the last cartridge read at the Shelby County Election Commission would be the last word on the results.

22. Day of Answers -

Polls open across Shelby County at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in elections that already promise to be memorable for problems during the early voting period as well as the mixture of issues and one-of-a-kind contests on the ballot.

23. Carpenter Joins City Hall as Mayor Wharton's Aide -

Former Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter is returning to Memphis as the head of the Wharton administration’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations.

24. Serving Tennis -

Fans of professional tennis in Memphis have got a lot to look forward to.

That’s according to Mike Lehr, the executive vice president of business development for Sharks Sports and Entertainment and part of an investment group that owns The Racquet Club of Memphis as well as the ATP tour championship event the club hosts each February, which draws some of the top players from around the world.

25. Baker Donelson’s Bogard Honored for Pro Bono Work -

Kate Bogard is one of a group of five attorneys at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC recently named by the firm as its Memphis Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year.

26. GOP Politics Resemble 2008 In Tennessee -

This time around, leaders of the Tennessee Republican Party were convinced their choice in the Republican presidential contest would be a match with voters in the state’s presidential primary.

Four years ago, when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee carried Shelby County and took the state, the party argued convincingly that the state’s second choice for the nomination – former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney – was a victim of the move of the Super Tuesday primaries to February.

27. Santorum Carries Shelby and State, Jackson Out As Clerk -

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum carried Shelby County and the state of Tennessee in the Tuesday, March 6, Republican Presidential primary.

And incumbent but suspended General Sessions Court Clerk Otis Jackson finished a poor third in a Democratic primary battle for the clerk’s office that was won by interim clerk Ed Stanton in the closest contest of the night over County Commission chairman Sidney Chism.

28. Weirich and Ross Unopposed At Filing Deadline -

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich appeared to have no opposition in the March GOP primary for the job as the county’s top prosecutor.

29. Weirich and Ross Unopposed At Filing Deadline -

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich appeared to have no opposition in the March GOP primary for the job as the county’s top prosecutor.

30. Chism Vying With Jackson for Court Clerk -

With one week to the filing deadline, the race for General Sessions Court Clerk is the busiest of the four races to be decided next year in the March 6 county primaries and the Aug. 2 general elections.

31. Chism Vying With Jackson for GS Court Clerk -

With one week to the filing deadline, the race for General Sessions Court Clerk is the busiest of the four races to be decided next year in the March 6 county primaries and the Aug. 2 general elections.

32. Power Up -

The company that operates the Power Center Academy charter school in Hickory Hill has made the list of charter schools the Tennessee Department of Education will use as part of its Achievement School District.

33. Taylor Voted to Vacant Seat on County Commission -

Former Memphis City Council member Brent Taylor is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.

Taylor got seven votes from the remaining 12 commissioners on the third round of voting Monday, Oct. 17.

34. Taylor Appointed To Commission - CCHS Claims Family Planning Contract -

Former Memphis City Council member Brent Taylor is the newest Shelby County Commissioner.

Taylor, a Republican, won the District 1 Postion 3 seat vacated by Republican commissioner Mike Carpenter this month.

35. Commission to Fill Carpenter’s Seat -

The Shelby County Commission should be back at full strength by the end of the Monday, Oct. 17, meeting of the body.

Monday’s agenda includes the appointment of a new District 1 commissioner to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mike Carpenter.

36. Six Apply for Carpenter’s Commission Seat -

Shelby County commissioners interview contenders Wednesday, Oct. 12, for the District 1 seat vacancy following the Oct. 1 resignation of Mike Carpenter, who left to become state director of StudentsFirst, an education reform nonprofit based in Nashville.

37. Carpenter Reflects on Five-Year Run -

As Memphis voters prepare to bring to an end another city campaign season, Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter just ended a five-year run on the Shelby County Commission.

38. Uptown on Agenda in Carpenter’s Final Meeting -

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter will take his last votes as a commissioner Monday, Sept. 26, ending a five-year and one-month stay on the county’s legislative body.

39. Work Still Slow in Construction Sector -

The Mid-South commercial construction market is still trying to gain traction following a steady downturn spanning the past couple of years.

Despite several large-scale and government-funded projects, a dearth of small- to mid-sized projects is keeping the market depressed.

40. Carpenter Vacancy To Be Filled Oct. 17 -

The Shelby County Commission will select a new commissioner at its Oct. 17 meeting.

The appointee will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of District 1 Position 3 Commissioner Mike Carpenter.

41. Commissioners Hear School Board Applicants -

The Shelby County Commission’s 10-hour interview session this week with several dozen applicants for appointment to seven positions on the new countywide school board was, at times, more of an education for them than it was an introduction of them to the commission.

42. Commission Readies to Replace Carpenter -

After the Shelby County Commission fills seven positions on the new countywide school board next week, it will then consider a vacancy in its own ranks.

The departure of commissioner Mike Carpenter at the end of this month dovetails with the seating of the countywide school board that will replace the separate Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools boards on Oct. 1.

43. Carpenter Leaves County Commission For Ed Reform Group -

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter is resigning from the county’s legislative body effective Oct. 1 to move to Nashville and join the statewide education reform group headed by former Washington D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.

44. Countywide School Board List Hits 100 -

Shelby County Commissioners are preparing for a long afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 7, as they interview applicants for the seven seats the commission will fill on the new countywide school board.

The interview sessions before the general government committee chaired by commissioner Mike Carpenter begin at noon.

45. Interviews Next Step in Board Selection -

In a week, Shelby County Commissioners expect a long day when they interview contenders for the seven appointments they are to make to the new countywide school board.

The commission’s general government committee will interview the applicants Sept. 7, the day after the deadline for citizens to fill out a questionnaire and agree to undergo a criminal background check.

46. Commissioners Plan for 2nd Yr. of Term -

Shelby County Commissioners meet Monday, Aug. 8, to set the stage for the second year of their current four-year term of office.

The meeting at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St., begins at 1:30 p.m.

47. Chism, Bunker Elected Commission Leaders -

Sidney Chism got his second term as chairman of the Shelby County Commission this week. And he did it with relative ease on the first ballot at the Monday, July 11, commission session.

48. Chism-Bunker Selected As New-Old Commission Leadership -

Electing a chairman was easy for the Shelby County Commission.

But it took nine rounds of voting and the nominations of seven of the 13 commissioners to find a chairman pro tempore at the Monday, July 11, session of the commission.

49. County Commission to Select Leaders -

Shelby County Commissioners settle the simmering political question of who will lead the 13-member body for another year at their Monday, July 11, meeting.

On Monday’s agenda is the election of a chairman and a chairman pro tempore for the year-long term that begins Sept. 1.

50. Carpenter Out Of Chairman’s Contest -

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter won’t be seeking the chairmanship of the body next week when the commission chooses its leader for a one-year term to start Sept. 1.

51. Carpenter Out Of Chairman’s Contest -

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter won’t be seeking the chairmanship of the body next week when the commission chooses its leader for a one-year term to start Sept. 1.

52. ‘Ask ABC’ Answers Construction Questions -

The largest commercial and industrial construction association in West Tennessee is leveraging its size, resources and expertise to provide reliable and timely construction-related information to its members and the community.

53. Thomas Seeks No. 2 County Commission Post -

Shelby County Commissioner Chris Thomas is running for the No. 2 position on the commission, chairman pro tempore.

54. Commission Delays County Budget Vote -

The Shelby County Commission will probably stay within the parameters of the budget compromise outlined by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell’s administration several weeks ago.

55. County Commission to Decide New Budget -

Shelby County commissioners reach the World Series of their annual budget season Monday, June 6, with a final vote scheduled on a county government operating budget.

The budget is for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

56. School Consolidation Attorneys Meet Friday -

All sides in the schools consolidation lawsuit meet in Memphis federal court Friday to work out a quicker resolution of the lawsuit filed in February.

The scheduling conference before U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays comes a week after Mays heard a day and a half of oral arguments from all sides.

57. Mays Hears First Arguments in Schools Consolidation Case -

Federal Judge Hardy Mays heard arguments and testimony Thursday from all sides in the schools consolidation lawsuit.

Shelby County schools superintendent John Aitken and Shelby County Commissioners Walter Bailey and Mike Carpenter testified as part of tracing the chronology of what has and hasn’t happened in terms of moves toward schools consolidation in recent months. They also testified about the intentions behind their actions. Bailey and Carpenter were grilled about the reasoning behind the commission’s decision to appoint a 25-member countywide school board.

58. Judge Mays Begins Schools Mediation -

U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays began the third attempt to reach a settlement in the schools consolidation lawsuit Tuesday with more private talks among the different sides.

This time, Mays himself appeared to be mediating the attempt to find common ground in the complex and contentious political turned legal dispute.

59. County Commission Addresses Paid Leave -

Shelby County employees can’t get paid leave to go Christmas shopping or in exchange for giving blood or giving to a charity.

In a change of political course, the Shelby County Commission this week added the ban to county personnel policy stopping what has been a practice for some elected county officials for years.

60. County Commission Tightens Attorney-Client Rules -

The Shelby County Commission could keep legal documents out of the hands of some of its own members if they talk to the public about what happens in closed attorney-client meetings.

The commission passed the resolution Monday establishing that and other sanctions including censure that would have to be enacted with a majority vote.

61. School District Map on Tap for County Commission -

Shelby County Commissioners prepare to churn the roiling waters of the schools consolidation issue this week with adjustments to their maps for a countywide school board.

The commission meets Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.

62. Next Moves -

The two tracks to schools consolidation are about to cross now that Memphis voters have settled the consolidation referendum that is the mainline for the journey to one public school system in Shelby County.

63. County Commission Serves Notice On Countywide School Board -

There were signs Wednesday that the second track to schools consolidation is alive and well.

Shelby County commissioners sent out letters late Wednesday to all Shelby County and Memphis City Schools board members notifying them the commission will make appointments to a new 25 member countywide school board by the end of the month.

64. Commission to Consider Consolidated School Board -

Republican state legislators from Shelby County and leaders of the Shelby County Commission are on opposite sides of the schools consolidation issue.

But they have now each used the art of political timing to change the landscape of the issue with very little advance notice.

65. Employee Benefits Issue Plays Out Locally -

The debate the Wisconsin Legislature is having about public employee benefits is an issue familiar to local elected leaders.

As Wisconsin’s stormy and emotional debate, which includes a generous helping of collective bargaining controversy not present in any of the local discussions, has played out nationally, the local efforts are moving ahead again.

66. County Commission Set to Weigh in on Schools Issue -

Shelby County commissioners are certain to mirror some of last week’s debate in the Tennessee Legislature Monday when they take up an ordinance and a bundle of resolutions all dealing with the schools consolidation issue.

67. House Approves School Consolidation Bill -

The Tennessee state House approved the schools consolidation bill Thursday on a 64-31 vote, now sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Bill Haslam.

The vote sets the stage for the next act in a drama that has dominated Memphis politics since Thanksgiving.

68. Tn. House Approves Schools Bill -

The Tennessee state House approved the schools consolidation bill Thursday on a 64-31 vote sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Bill Haslam.

The vote sets the stage for the next act in a drama that has dominated Memphis politics since Thanksgiving.

69. Luttrell: Amendment Rumors in Schools Standoff -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell says there might be some attempt to amend the schools consolidation bill up for a vote Thursday in Nashville.

70. Words Chosen Carefully in Schools Standoff -

The best indication of just how carefully Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam chose his words this week in the schools standoff is in the very different interpretations of the comments in the Memphis and Shelby County political community.

71. County Commission Overrides Luttrell IT Veto -

Shelby County Commissioners voted Friday to override a veto by County Mayor Mark Luttrell of the ground rules for a new more centralized information technology (IT) system for county government.

72. Dear Santa -

Dear Santa, Please consider my gift list for our local elected officials. After all, they’ve been giving it to us all year.

To all: Common Sense – a simple grid for MATA routes, consolidated city and county services, cutting the grass, sidewalk maintenance, paying attention to review board and appointed commission recommendations.

73. EMHC Moving to Appling Farms, Doubling in Size -

Emergency Mobile Health Care is more than doubling the size of its Memphis corporate headquarters.

EMHC has signed a 14,200-square-foot lease at 6972 Appling Farms Parkway. EMHC currently occupies 6,900 square feet at 5071 Wilfong Road, and also has an office in Jackson, Tenn.

74. County Commission Resurrects IT Debate -

Shelby County commissioners brought back to life the position of chief information officer of a consolidated Shelby County information technology system proposed by County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

75. Commission Wades Deeper Into Consolidation Waters - Local government consolidation as a concept formally backed by the Shelby County Commission isn’t happening.

Commissioners Monday voted down the mostly symbolic resolution proposed by commissioner Steve Mulroy.

76. Commission Approves Optional IT Centralization -

It could be called a virtual piece of political turf.

This week the Shelby County Commission found more than enough political considerations in the question of who should control county government’s information technology.

77. Commission Approves Optional IT Centralization -

Shelby County Commissioners approved the framework for a voluntary consolidated information technology (IT) system in county government. But the commission also voted down creating the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) to oversee the more coordinated system.

78. Commission Considers IT Consolidation, New Position -

Shelby County commissioners take up the issue of consolidation once again at Monday’s meeting of the body.

It’s not consolidation of city and county governments, though. Voters dealt with that on the Nov. 2 ballot.

79. County Commission Twitter Conflict Deepens -

The day after a spirited Shelby County Commission discussion about whether commissioners should tweet during meetings, the controversy has taken on a life of its own.

Commissioner Terry Roland proposed a ban on tweeting that was voted down in committee sessions Wednesday and will be on Monday’s agenda for the full commission to vote on.

80. Election Commissioners’ Resignations on Hold -

The sudden resignations of two Shelby County Election Commissioners were on hold just a day after James Johnson and Steve Stamson offered them.

81. Stamson and Johnson Resign from Election Commission -

Shelby County Election Commissioners Steve Stamson and James Johnson have resigned following a legal opinion from the Shelby County attorney saying because they are county government retirees they can’t collect their pensions while serving on the five-member body.

82. Stamson and Johnson Resign from Election Commission -

Two Shelby County Election Commissioners – Steve Stamson and James Johnson – have resigned following a legal opinion from the Shelby County attorney, who said because they are county government retirees they can’t collect their pensions while serving on the five-member body.

83. Commission Delays Major IDB Changes -

Companies getting tax breaks from the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board (IDB) will make an annual report to the IDB instead of quarterly reports.

The change was approved this week by the Shelby County Commission with little discussion.

84. Commission Delays Ford Pension Vote -

Shelby County Commissioners have delayed a vote for a month on a resolution that would up retirement benefits to former Shelby County Commissioner Joe Ford by counting his five years as a Memphis City Council member toward his county retirement benefits.

85. County Commission Spars Over PILOT Rules For Suburbs -

Shelby County Commissioners sparred over how much oversight is too much when it comes to awarding tax breaks for corporate and industrial moves to Shelby County and expansions of existing businesses.

86. Carpenter Withdraws Resolution on School Budgets -

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter has withdrawn a resolution calling for a change in state law governing the role the commission plays in approving budgets for both public school systems here.

87. Commission Debates Charter Stand, Approves Terms For New Morgue -

Shelby County Commissioners talked Monday about consolidation, education funding and minority business contracts during a session that also included a debate about building a new morgue.

A resolution approving the agreements between Shelby County and the state for the construction of a new Regional Forensic Center passed on an 11-0 vote. Commissioner Heidi Shafer abstained and Commissioner Justin Ford, who is a funeral director, recused himself from the vote.

88. Commission Eyes Increased School Funding Resolution -

Shelby County commissioners pick up the political banner of school funding Monday with a resolution backing state legislation to give the commission some real control of city and county school funding.

89. Federal Lawsuit Seeks One Count Of Consolidation Votes -

Eight Shelby County voters have filed suit in Memphis federal court against Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper, the Shelby County Election Commission and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett to throw out the requirement that a consolidation charter must pass in two separate votes on the Nov. 2 ballot.

90. County Commission Weighs Charter Stance -

Shelby County Commissioners will talk over taking a stand on the consolidation charter on the Nov. 2 ballot at Wednesday committee sessions.

A resolution opposing the charter and a metro form of government is being offered by Republican commissioners Wyatt Bunker, Terry Roland, Chris Thomas and Democratic commission chairman Sidney Chism.

91. Agencies Work to Reduce Infant Mortality -

As Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell pledged last week to “stay the course” on efforts to reduce infant mortality in Memphis, the Shelby County Commission was having a different discussion about the problem.

92. County Commission Settles in for Partisan Tenure -

The new Shelby County Commission will settle down a bit as more time passes. But the 13-member body with six new members will probably remain more partisan than its predecessors of the last four years.

93. County Commission Off To Partisan, Lively Start -

Shelby County Commissioners found plenty to debate during their first meeting as a body since six new commissioners took office Sept. 1.

Monday’s session saw the election of Democrat Sidney Chism as the chairman of the 13 member body for the next year.

94. Carpenter Revives Efforts to Limit Employee Leave in Shelby County -

Shelby County Commissioner Mike Carpenter is back for another term of office with a revised version of his proposal to put new limits on the amount of leave time county employees can bank.

95. MSARC Move Up for New Commissioners -

Shelby County Commissioners elected in the Aug. 5 elections hold their first meeting Monday of their four-year term of office.

Topping the agenda is confirmation of six top officials and division directors of County Mayor Mark Luttrell’s administration as well as a resolution to move control of the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center (MSARC) from the health department to the county division of Community Services.

96. New County Commission, Mayor Go to Work -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell took his first batch of appointees to the Shelby County Commission Wednesday in the first committee sessions of the commission’s new term of office.

97. Public Employees Challenge Politicians’ Ideas -

Memphis City Council member Jim Strickland has withdrawn a proposal to solicit bids by nonprofit organizations to run some of the city’s community centers.

98. Ford Veto of Leave Resolution Holds But Leaves Scars -

Outgoing interim Shelby County Mayor Joe Ford got his way on his veto of a plan to change the rules for county employees who “bank” county leave with the intent of cashing some of it in near the end of their tenure. But Ford probably has a bone to pick with his human resources director in what amounts to the last week of his administration.

99. Morris Issues SOS: ‘Save Our Skyline’ -

Center City Commission president Paul Morris has called it a campaign to save the city skyline.

“Right now, Memphis’ skyline is in jeopardy,” Morris told Shelby County Commissioners this week before the commission approved the latest of several economic incentives designed to bring the Pinnacle Airlines Corp. headquarters to One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main St.

100. Ford Veto Stands At Last County Commission Meeting of Term -

The last meeting for six Shelby County Commissioners came with proclamations, plaques and an agenda full of controversy.

The Monday meeting was the last of the four year term for two commissioners who reached their two term limit, two others who opted not to seek re-election ahead of term limits and two others who were appointed to the body in the last year but were defeated in the Aug. 5 elections.