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2. Memphis & The Law -

Over the long life of the city’s legal community, Court Square has been a place where attorneys and judges come together outside the courtroom and their law practices.

In many cases, it’s a chance encounter since no court has ever met in Court Square – despite its name and the intent of those who drew up the plan for Memphis nearly 200 years ago.

3. IHeartMedia Sells Four Memphis Radio Towers -

IHeartMedia + Entertainment Inc. has sold four of its Memphis radio towers for $6.3 million as part of a national deal topping $300 million.

4. Memphis Health Company Expands and Rebrands -

Memphis-based Adventia LLC announced this week that it’s expanded its staff, extended its reach into Middle Tennessee, and rebranded to help employers more effectively confront chronic disease risks and health care costs.

5. Memphis Drug Device Company Raises $4.6M -

Memphis-based drug device company Ariste Medical has raised $4.6 million, the company announced April 21.

The funding will go toward continued development of a drug-eluting hernia mesh intended to reduce the risk of an intra-abdominal infection. It also will support product testing and regulatory filings, as well as preparation for commercialization in the U.S. and Europe upon regulatory clearance.

6. This Week in Memphis History: April 24-30 -

2014: The Memphis Grizzlies lose to the Oklahoma City Thunder 92-89 in overtime at FedExForum before a sold-out crowd. The loss evened the NBA Playoffs series to 2-2. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Michael Heisley, the team’s former owner who moved the franchise from Vancouver to Memphis, dies.

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8. Tumult of 1968 Leaves Indelible Mark on Memphis’ Legal, Political Figures -

When attorney David Caywood thinks about the pivotal events of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, there is usually a big “what if” moment.

9. Memphis & The Law -

Before there was Law Week, there was Law Day.

The observance by the Memphis Bar Association as well as bar associations and attorneys across the country was created in the mid-1950s as a way of promoting the legal community and its impact.

10. Memphis Cops to Host 6K Honoring Fallen Officers -

The Memphis Police Association Charitable Foundation is a hosting a 5K to honor fallen officers.

The Catch A Cop Memorial 6K will be May 16 at 9 a.m. at Overton Park.

All proceeds from the race benefit programs that support police officers and their families.

11. Memphis Taking Big Steps -

BIG STEPS. Part of our vacation ritual involves underwear, kitchen gadgets, camp shirts, socks and shoes – all items available in branded abundance on the cheap at Tanger Outlets.

12. Trial Begins for Memphis Mansion Squatter -

The trial has begun for a woman accused of squatting in a vacant $3 million dollar mansion.

Tabitha Gentry is being charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $60,000. Authorities say she illegally moved into the Memphis-area mansion in March 2013. The property was for sale after being foreclosed on by a bank.

13. University of Memphis Foundation Seeks $1 Million Building Permit -

The University of Memphis Foundation has applied for a $1 million building permit for a new facility at the university’s Park Avenue campus.

The University of Memphis Foundation applied for the $1 million permit through the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement. The permit is for a project at 1115 E. Getwell Loop, the same address as the planned indoor practice facility for the U of M’s football team. Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc. is listed on the application as the contractor. Fleming Architects is listed as the architect. GTG and Fleming also were each listed on a previous building permit application for the indoor practice facility.

14. Memphis Ad Agencies Headed to Las Vegas -

Twelve Memphis ad agencies are headed to the national level of the American Advertising Awards after bringing home 29 awards at the regional level.

It marks the highest number of local participants at the national level in recent years, said Andrea Wiley, AAF Memphis’ incoming president. The agencies were recognized at an April 10 regional event in Knoxville after their digital, print and outdoor campaigns were judged against peers from across Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

15. Memphis Drug Device Company Raises $4.6M -

Memphis-based drug device company Ariste Medical has raised $4.6 million, the company announced Tuesday.

The funding will go toward continued development of a drug-eluting hernia mesh intended to reduce the risk of an intra-abdominal infection.

16. Memphis Health Company Expands and Rebrands -

Memphis-based Adventia LLC announced this week that it’s expanded its staff, extended its reach into Middle Tennessee, and rebranded to help employers more effectively confront chronic disease risks and health care costs.

17. Memphis Aims to Expand Recycling Efforts -

Editor’s Note: This column will appear weekly throughout April in honor of Memphis and Shelby County’s Sustainability Month.

This Earth Day, the City of Memphis has much to celebrate. Over the last several years, we have seen a growing demand for walkable, healthy neighborhoods, vibrant public spaces, access to fresh foods, and energy efficient buildings. As mayor, I have worked to meet this demand and position Memphis to lead by example in environmental sustainability. This work is being recognized nationally as Memphis-Shelby County was recently designated a 4-STAR sustainable community, in the same company as places like Austin, Texas, and Portland, Ore.

18. Memphis Budget Proposal Includes More Street Paving, Health Insurance ‘Overhang’ -

Street paving is the centerpiece of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s capital improvements budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Wharton is proposing a $656.5 million operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The administration is taking a $55 million capital improvements budget to the Memphis City Council that will include the most street paving the city has done since the federal stimulus fund of 2008, according to Wharton.

19. April 21 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

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21. Memphis Police Director Vows to Go After Gangs in City -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong is blaming drugs for a spate of high-profile crimes that have rocked the city in just over a week.

Armstrong vowed that police would "turn over every rock" to find whoever killed 15-year-old Cateria Stokes. The girl was fatally shot on April 10 while sleeping in her bed. That same day 7-year-old Kirsten Williams was killed while she was playing in her yard. Police have arrested three suspects in Kirsten's slaying and said all three are street gang members.

22. IHeartMedia Sells Four Memphis Radio Towers -

IHeartMedia + Entertainment Inc. has sold four of its Memphis radio towers for $6.3 million as part of a national deal topping $300 million.

23. Addressing the Needs of Memphis’ Aging Population -

It is certain, absolutely everyone is doing it. Everyone is aging. The uniqueness of the individual process has created the new tipping point for the separation of the way it was, and the way it will be.

24. Memphis Made Brewing Quickly Becomes Local Mainstay -

“I think we’re maybe a little rougher around the edges,” said Andy Ashby of his Cooper-Young brewery Memphis Made Brewing Co. “We’re really a do-it-ourselves, DIY kind of place.”

25. Memphis College Prep Buys Dunn Avenue Elementary -

The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday, April 14, to sell the old Dunn Avenue Elementary School building to Memphis College Prep charter schools for $660,000.

The 1950s-era school building in south Memphis closed as a public school in 2006 but was leased by City University, another charter school operator that moved out a year ago.

26. Memphis Football Players to Get Red Cross Training -

Players on the University of Memphis football team have helped restock the FedExFamily House adjacent to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. They have volunteered and worked with children at Youth Villages. They have read to kids at Campus School. And they have worked to clear ravines of undergrowth at the Memphis Athletic Ministries’ Grizzlies Center.

27. MRI Interventions Leaving Memphis for California -

Memphis-based medical device company MRI Interventions Inc. is preparing to leave the Bluff City.

In a recent letter to shareholders, company CEO Frank Grillo explained that the company is in the process of consolidating its Memphis operations into MRI Interventions’ existing presence in Irvine, Calif. That consolidation, he said, should be wrapped up by the end of May.

28. This Week in Memphis History: April 17-23 -

2014: The formal dedication of the Overton Park Bike Gate on the western edge of the Midtown landmark draws a crowd of several hundred people, dozens of whom come with their bicycles for a ride from the gate on East Parkway to Shelby Farms Park. The nearby Hampline connecting the park to the western end of the Greenline was still under construction at the time.

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30. Editorial: Meetings and Marches Won’t Fix Memphis Violence -

Lanetta King never had a chance. She walked out the doors of Hillcrest High School near the end of the school year just as a gunfire erupted between two groups of rival gang members.

Her name might sound familiar to you. Or perhaps you’ve never heard of her before.

31. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Expands Nominating Committee -

Heading into its fourth year of honoring some of the country’s greatest music icons, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has added some big names to its nominating committee – stacking it with both local and national music executives who will help pick this year’s inductees.

32. Memphis Moves Closer to Downtown Building Purchase -

The state of Tennessee may have moved out, but the city of Memphis could be moving in.

The city has a tentative deal to buy the Donnelley J. Hill state office building near City Hall for $1.5 million.

33. Memphis Airport Inks Partnership With Grizzlies, Tony Allen -

Memphis International Airport is ready for a little grit-n-grind.

Airport officials announced Thursday a three-year marketing partnership and business sponsorship with the Memphis Grizzlies worth more than $500,000. In a separate deal, Tony Allen will become an official airport spokesperson for one year.

34. Dunn Avenue Elementary Sold to Memphis College Prep -

The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday, April 14, to sell the old Dunn Avenue Elementary School building to Memphis College Prep charter schools for $660,000.

The 1950s-era school building in south Memphis closed as a public school in 2006 but was leased by City University, another charter school operator that moved out a year ago.

35. Memphis Football Players to Receive Red Cross Training -

Players on the University of Memphis football team have helped restock the FedExFamily House adjacent to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. They have volunteered and worked with children at Youth Villages. They have read to kids at Campus School. And they have worked to clear ravines of undergrowth at the Memphis Athletic Ministries’ Grizzlies Center.

36. MRI Interventions Leaving Memphis for California -

Memphis-based medical device company MRI Interventions Inc. is preparing to leave the Bluff City.

In a recent letter to shareholders, company CEO Frank Grillo explained that the company is in the process of consolidating its Memphis operations into MRI Interventions’ existing presence in Irvine, Calif. That consolidation, he said, should be wrapped up by the end of May.

37. Memphis Native, Former Grizzly Signs With Clippers -

Lester Hudson, who played at Central High School and for Southwest Tennessee Community College, has signed a multi-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

38. Bristol on Union, Crowne Plaza Memphis Poised for Sales -

Two key pieces of commercial real estate – one Downtown and one in the Memphis Medical District – are poised to trade hands.

A joint venture between New York-based DRA Advisors LLC and Memphis-based Fogelman Properties LLC have entered into an agreement to acquire the 220-unit Bristol on Union apartment community at Union Avenue and Interstate 240 from Sentinel Real Estate Corp, which has owned and operated the property since 2006.

39. Memphis Banks Move to Issue More Secure Plastic -

When it comes to banking innovations, 2015 is increasingly looking like the year of the chip card.

Spurred in part by the growing wave of data hacks and security breaches, banks nationwide – along with a growing number in Memphis – are moving to adopt a new version of plastic for consumers.

40. University of Memphis to Invest Rudd as President -

The University of Memphis will invest its 12th president this week.

M. David Rudd, who took office as U of M president in May 2014, will be invested Friday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.

41. Rental Company Buys 7 Homes Near University of Memphis -

A Germantown-based rental-home company has purchased seven houses near the University of Memphis for $617,000.

Blue & White Properties bought the homes at 572, 582 and 588 Watson St., 590 Loeb St., 737 Shotwell St., 705 S. Graham St. and 3739 Spottswood Ave. from Collegiate Properties LLC, according to a March 31 warranty deed.

42. I Choose Memphis: Rodney J. Rowan -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Rodney J. Rowan

Job title and company: Principal, Cherokee Elementary School, SCS I-Zone School

43. Hall Booth Smith Law Firm Opens Memphis Office -

Hall Booth Smith PC – a law firm with 11 offices across the South – is opening a Memphis office.

The Memphis office will be led by partners Jennifer Harrison and Charles Moody and include associate Lauren Callins.

44. Southwest Launches First Memphis-Dallas Nonstops -

Passengers traveled on the first nonstop flight between Memphis International Airport and Dallas Love Field on Wednesday, April 8, when a Southwest Airlines flight departed from Memphis at 7:15 a.m.

45. This week in Memphis history: April 10-16 -

2010: Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. tells City Council members that Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid will open in November 2011. He also circulates a draft lease agreement between the city and the outdoors retailer, with more discussions to come on a possible redevelopment of the adjoining Pinch district. The city’s plan is to sign a deal with Bass Pro within a month, with work starting immediately.

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47. Editorial: Memphis Elections About More Than Candidates -

When A C Wharton Jr. was elected Memphis mayor in 2009 from a record-setting field of 25 candidates, it was – among other things – a reaction to 17 years of Willie Herenton.

No one in the city’s history has served as mayor longer than Herenton.

48. Free Legal Clinic Saturday at Memphis Library -

The Memphis Bar Association and Memphis Area Legal Services are hosting a free legal clinic Saturday, April 11.

Attorneys will be present to offer legal advice in various areas. The public is invited but those wanting advice will be required to fill out an application.

49. Collins Plots Different Course for Memphis Mayoral Bid -

Backers of Memphis mayoral contender Harold Collins are referring to his campaign as a crusade in which incumbent Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Collins’ City Council colleague Jim Strickland may have claimed most of the contributions and support of business leaders.

50. University of Memphis Baseball Team Defeats Mississippi State -

Memphis jumped out to an early lead and starter Alex Gunn pitched a season-high seven innings to lead the University of Memphis to a 7-1 win over Mississippi State on Tuesday, April 7, in the Tigers’ final game this season at AutoZone Park.

51. Southwest Launches First Memphis, Dallas Nonstops -

Passengers traveled on the first nonstop flight between Memphis International Airport and Dallas Love Field on Wednesday, April 8, when a Southwest Airlines flight departed from Memphis at 7:15 a.m.

52. Southeast Memphis Property Fetches $2.4 Million -

A New Mexico-based firm has acquired a Southeast Memphis warehouse for $2.4 million.

Westmeath LLC, which lists an address in Albuquerque, N.M., acquired the 33,190-square-foot warehouse at 4339 S. Mendenhall Road from SE Industrial Investments LLC, according to a March 30 warranty deed. William Preston Thomas Jr. signed the deed for the seller, SE Industrial Investments LLC.

53. Memphis Leads Tennessee Metro Areas in 2013 Patents -

Officials say Greater Memphis led Tennessee’s metro areas in patents issued in 2013.

According to The Commercial Appeal, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reported that enterprises and individuals in the Memphis metropolitan area were awarded 311 patents in 2013.

54. Memphis Vet Clinic Offers Free Service Animal Exams -

Memphis Veterinary Specialists will host free eye screening exams for certified service animals in May.

The exams are part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Exams will be provided at MVS’ facility at 555 Trinity Creek Cove in Cordova.

55. STARs Align for Sustainability In Memphis and Shelby County -

Editor’s Note: This column will appear weekly throughout April in honor of Memphis and Shelby County’s Sustainability Month.

In 2008, Shelby County began the Sustainable Shelby planning process, seeking to bring together a cross-section of the community toward the development of actions to help better preserve our environment, resources and community assets for future generations.

56. Lokion Sign Joins Memphis Skyline -

Lokion is now lighting up 88 Union Ave. as the latest addition to the Memphis skyline. The firm’s logo replaces the Memphis Business Journal sign that topped the 14-story Downtown office building for decades.

57. April 7 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

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58. Memphis Farmers Market Kicks Off New Season -

The Memphis Farmers Market opens its 2015 season Saturday, April 4.

The Downtown market also announced it has promoted Allison Cook to MFM executive director. Cook previously served as market director and has been with the organization since 2012.

59. Memphis Airport Hires New Vice President of Operations -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority announced this week a new vice president of operations.

Terry Blue brings 18 years of aviation experience, most recently as the deputy airport director for General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis., to his new role at MSCAA.

60. Memphis Company Nabs $1 Million Health Grant -

Memphis-based Translational Sciences Inc. has been awarded a $1 million federal grant via the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research awards.

61. Memphis Chamber Unveils Board of Directors -

The Greater Memphis Chamber recently unveiled its 2015 board of directors, which includes six individuals in leadership positions and 45 additional members.

The chamber’s 2015 board chair is Leigh Shockey, chairman and CEO of Drexel Chemical Co. Calvin Anderson, senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief of staff with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and Duncan F. Williams, president of Duncan-Williams Inc., both serve as vice chairmen.

62. Sugarlands Distilling Teams Up With Memphis in May -

Sugarlands Distilling Co., a producer of craft moonshine and whiskey, has teamed up with Memphis in May to be the exclusive moonshine for the 2015 International Festival.

63. Indie Memphis Executive Director Jambor Resigns -

After seven years of service, Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor is stepping down.

Indie Memphis board president Ryan Watt announced Jambor’s resignation in an email to members, saying that the organization thanks Jambor for his service “building an excellent slate of programming and growth. Our organization is fully committed to continuing our first-class festival and year-round events. Erik will always part of the Indie Memphis family.”

64. Race For the Cure Moving to Downtown Memphis -

The annual Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race For the Cure is moving Downtown in October.

The race – which was held in Collierville last year – will start and end at AutoZone Park October 31 and take in Riverside Drive as well as the Beale Street entertainment district. Sponsorships from Raymond James, AutoZone and the Memphis Redbirds are behind the move.

65. Memphis Leaders Revert Riverside Drive Bike Lanes -

Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue will return to four lanes of auto traffic in June, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced Wednesday, April 1.

But Wharton said the end of the yearlong trial period, which shifted the two southbound lanes to bicycle and pedestrian use, isn’t the end of some form of bike lanes on the scenic route.

66. Regional Law Firm Hall Booth Smith Opens Memphis Office -

Hall Booth Smith PC – a law firm with 11 offices across the South – is opening a Memphis office.

The Memphis office will be led by partners Jennifer Harrison and Charles Moody and include associate Lauren Callins.

67. Memphis Civil Rights Map Broadens History’s Reach -

The civil rights history of the Memphis area is so rich and so deep that a new GIS map of historic sites by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will probably be a work in progress for some time.

68. This Week in Memphis History: April 3-9 -

2014: The National Civil Rights Museum reopens following a $27 million renovation and expansion. The ceremony featured a wide swath of veterans from the civil rights movement, ranging from Bernard Lafayette to Black Panthers co-founder Bobby Seale.

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70. Memphis Airport Hires New Vice President of Operations -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority announced this week a new vice president of operations.

Terry Blue brings 18 years of aviation experience, most recently as the deputy airport director for General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis., to his new role at MSCAA.

71. Susan G. Komen Race Moving To Downtown Memphis -

The annual Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race For the Cure is moving Downtown in October.

The race – which was held in Collierville last year – will start and end at AutoZone Park October 31 and take in Riverside Drive as well as the Beale Street entertainment district. Sponsorships from Raymond James, AutoZone and the Memphis Redbirds are behind the move.

72. Memphis Leaders Revert Riverside Drive Bike Lanes -

Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue will return to four lanes of auto traffic in June, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced Wednesday, April 1.

But Wharton said the end of the yearlong trial period, which shifted the two southbound lanes to bicycle and pedestrian use, isn’t the end of some form of bike lanes on the scenic route.

73. Memphis Leaders Reverse Riverside Drive Bike Lanes -

Riverside Drive between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue will return to four lanes of auto traffic in June, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Wednesday, April 1.

But Wharton said the end of the yearlong trial period, which shifted the two southbound lanes to bicycle and pedestrian use, isn’t the end of some form of bike lanes on the scenic route.

74. Memphis Farmers Market Kicks Off New Season -

The Memphis Farmers Market opens its 2015 season Saturday, April 4.

The Downtown market also announced it has promoted Allison Cook to MFM executive director. Cook previously served as market director and has been with the organization since 2012.

75. Memphis Company Awarded $1 Million Health Grant -

Memphis-based Translational Sciences Inc. has been awarded a $1 million federal grant via the National Institutes of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research awards.

76. Greater Memphis Chamber Announces Board of Directors -

The Greater Memphis Chamber recently unveiled its 2015 board of directors, which includes six individuals in leadership positions and 45 additional members.

The chamber’s 2015 board chair is Leigh Shockey, chairman and CEO of Drexel Chemical Co. Calvin Anderson, senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief of staff with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and Duncan F. Williams, president of Duncan-Williams Inc., both serve as vice chairmen.

77. Sammons to Become Memphis CAO -

Incoming city chief administrative officer Jack Sammons should arrive at City Hall on May 8, just a few days after Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. presents his budget propsosal to the Memphis City Council.

78. Indie Memphis Executive Director Jambor Resigns -

After seven years of service, Indie Memphis executive director Erik Jambor is stepping down.

Indie Memphis board president Ryan Watt announced Jambor’s resignation in an email to members, saying that the organization thanks Jambor for his service “building an excellent slate of programming and growth. Our organization is fully committed to continuing our first-class festival and year-round events. Erik will always part of the Indie Memphis family.”

79. Sugarlands Distilling Teams Up With Memphis in May -

Sugarlands Distilling Co., a producer of craft moonshine and whiskey, has teamed up with Memphis in May to be the exclusive moonshine for the 2015 International Festival.

80. FedEx Chips In on Namesake University of Memphis Institute -

FedEx Corporate Services Inc. is donating $3 million over three years to the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

81. FedEx Chips In On Namesake University of Memphis Institute -

FedEx Corporate Services Inc. is donating $3 million over three years to the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

82. Memphis Brewfest on Tap for April 18 at AutoZone Park -

Want to sample fine American craft beer as well as beers from around the world and raise money for a good cause? That’s what’s happening at the Sixth Annual Memphis Brewfest on Saturday, April 18, at AutoZone Park.

83. AAC Names University of Memphis Freshman Women’s Golfer of the Week -

University of Memphis freshman women’s golfer Emily Goldstein was selected American Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week after her second-place finish at the Bearcat Spring Classic last weekend.

84. New Trial Ordered for Fifth Memphis Case -

For the fifth time since August a state appellate court has reversed a conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court and ordered a new trial for the defendant.

The latest reversal came Thursday, March 26, from the Tennessee Supreme Court in the case of Frederick Herron, who was convicted by a jury in 2012 of raping a child. Criminal Court Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

85. Tennis Memphis Nets $20,000 Grant -

Tennis Memphis Inc., the nonprofit that manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, has received a $20,000 grant from the United States Tennis Association Foundation as part of its National Junior Tennis & Learning capacity building program.

86. Embassy Suites Memphis Begins $7 Million Renovation -

The 220-suite Embassy Suites hotel in Memphis has begun a $7 million renovation, expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2015 with a new lobby, atrium, guest rooms and boardroom. Frank Grisanti’s Restaurant, located on the property, also will undergo a major upgrade.

87. Memphis Fire Department to Test New Strategies -

The Memphis Fire Department plans to test software this summer that it hopes will reduce non-emergency ambulance calls it responds to.

The pilot program is one part of a long-term strategy for the department recently rolled out by the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

88. Memphis-Area Homes Part of $553 Million Loan -

A total of 66 residential single-family rental properties in the Memphis area, including the cities of Memphis, Lakeland and Arlington, are part of a massive loan arranged by Goldman Sachs for a leading residential real estate investment trust.

89. YES Prep Says No to Memphis School -

The charter school organization that was to take over Airways Middle School in August as part of the state-run Achievement School District announced suddenly Wednesday, March 25, that it won’t be opening a Memphis school.

90. This Week in Memphis History: March 27-April 2 -

1985: The NCAA Final Four basketball playoffs in Lexington, Ky., with the Memphis State University Tigers among the four top teams, along with St. John’s, Villanova and Georgetown.

The Tigers team of Keith Lee, Baskerville Holmes, Andre Turner, Vincent Askew, William Bedford, Aaron Price and John Wilfong – coached by Dana Kirk and recruited by assistant coach Larry Finch – lost to Villanova, which went on to beat Georgetown.

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92. YES Prep Says No to Memphis School -

The charter school organization that was to take over Airways Middle School in August as part of the state-run Achievement School District announced suddenly Wednesday, March 25, that it won’t be opening a Memphis school.

93. Interactive Volunteer Program Launches in Memphis -

A new program that launched this week in Memphis is built around bringing a big dose of innovation to local volunteerism.

Volio, a service unveiled by Memphian Sarah Petschonek’s existing program called Volunteer Odyssey, is a kind of virtual volunteer fair, built around an interactive platform that includes engaging videos. The point is to amplify in a big way the work already under way by Volunteer Odyssey, the volunteering platform for job seekers Petschonek launched in 2013.

94. YES Prep Says No to Memphis School -

The charter school organization that was to take over Airways Middle School in August as part of the state-run Achievement School District announced suddenly Wednesday, March 25, that it won’t be opening a Memphis school.

95. Memphis Fire Department to Test New Strategies -

The Memphis Fire Department plans to test software this summer that it hopes will reduce non-emergency ambulance calls it responds to.

The pilot program is one part of a long-term strategy for the department recently rolled out by the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

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97. Memphis-Area Homes Part of $553 Million Loan -

A total of 66 residential single-family rental properties in the Memphis area, including the cities of Memphis, Lakeland and Arlington, are part of a massive loan arranged by Goldman Sachs for a leading residential real estate investment trust.

98. This Week in Memphis History: March 20-26 -

1980: Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush headlined at the Mid-South Coliseum at the top of a busy bill that included a reformed Humble Pie led by Steve Marriott, Mother’s Finest and Angel.

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100. University of Memphis Law School to Host Agriculture Law Conference -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host the 2nd Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference April 17.

The series of panel discussions and events runs from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.