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1. Surging Sales, Prices Reset Reality for Buyers -

Last week The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR) released the sales information for the area for September, and the numbers were staggering, with sales up 19 percent.

That’s staggering in the sense that this is the third consecutive year of similar growth, and the inventory when all of this began was at 19,622. Now there are only 15,182 properties available.

2. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released -

The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.

3. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.

4. Davis Headlines Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Clubs -

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis presents an evening with former Memphis City Council member and business leader Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the organization’s technical training center at 903 Walker Ave.

5. Eastward Bound -

Another Memphis park may be getting a name change just as the controversy over three Confederate-themed parks starts to move again at City Hall.

But unlike the controversy surrounding those parks, there doesn’t appear to be any disagreement about the changes for Columbus Park, a tiny patch of land at Adams Avenue and Third Street.

6. City Responds to Confederate Parks Lawsuit -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The city of Memphis is challenging a lawsuit that alleges officials acted illegally when they renamed three Confederate-themed parks.

Lawyers for the Memphis City Council filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in Shelby County Chancery Court on June 24.

7. Lawsuit Seeks Restoration Of Confederate Park Names -

A group of nine Memphians called “Citizens To Save Our Parks” is taking the city of Memphis and the Memphis City Council to court over the council’s February decision to temporarily rename three Confederate-themed parks.

8. Lawsuit Seeks Restoration of Confederate Park Names -

A group of nine Memphians called “Citizens To Save Our Parks” is taking the city of Memphis and the Memphis City Council to court over the council’s February decision to temporarily rename three Confederate-themed parks.

9. Parks Controversy Back to City Council -

The committee recommendations are in for new names for three Confederate-themed city parks. And the long-running controversy about the parks is now back to the Memphis City Council.

The ad hoc committee of nine, which included several historians and two City Council members, held its final meeting Monday, April 29, and voted with little discussion on several ideas for what used to be known as Confederate, Forrest and Jefferson Davis parks.

10. Three Confederate Parks Get New Recommended Names -

An ad hoc committee of the Memphis City Council voted Monday, April 29, on three permanent names to recommend to the City Council for three Confederate themed parks.

The council voted earlier this year to give the three parks temporary names in lieu of further council action.

11. Committee Split on Park Renaming Options -

The nine-member ad hoc committee that is supposed to come up with recommendations for the Memphis City Council on what to call three Confederate-themed city parks displayed a clear rift Monday, April 22.

12. Parks Debate Continues as Convention Departs -

With a Ku Klux Klan rally in the rearview mirror, the local debate over the renaming of three Confederate-themed city parks moved ahead this week.

A group of 60 attended a public hearing Monday, April 1, by the ad hoc City Council committee on the parks renaming at City Hall.

13. Public Hearing Monday on Renaming Parks -

The Memphis City Council ad hoc committee on the renaming of three city parks holds a public hearing Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

14. Fairgrounds Events Grow as Klan Protest Nears -

As Memphis Police have been planning in preparation for the Saturday, March 30, Ku Klux Klan demonstration at the Shelby County Courthouse, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has been a busy place for organizers of several alternatives to the Klan protest including a “Heart of Memphis” gathering there.

15. Riverfront Report Highlights Quick Fixes -

With a set of 20 Memphis riverfront plans and reports spanning several decades, urban planner and designer Jeff Speck’s mission wasn’t to add to the stack of documents, maps and renderings.

16. State Delays Auto Inspection Takeover -

The state of Tennessee has told the city of Memphis it will probably take two years for it to take over auto inspection duties in Shelby County.

But city funding for the auto inspection stations and employees runs out when the current fiscal year does, at the end of June.

17. Sales Tax Hike Headed to Ballot -

Memphis City Council members take final votes Tuesday, March 5, on a half-percent city sales tax hike referendum and the use of the estimated $47 million in revenue the tax hike will produce.

The council, which meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., is expected to pass the referendum and send it to voters this year.

18. Permit Approved for Planned Klan Rally in Memphis -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A Ku Klux Klan chapter has been granted a demonstration permit to protest the renaming of three Memphis parks that honored the Confederacy and two of its most prominent figures.

19. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request -

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.

The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.

20. Give Up These 40 Things for Lent -

40 THINGS TO DO WITHOUT. Lent has begun – a season of reflection and sacrifice for believers seeking spiritual strength, a season bridging the gray gloom of winter and the green promise of spring for those seeking renewal, a season of waffles and chicken hash for those seeking comfort in the caloric basement of Calvary Church – 40 days of all of that for me.

21. War Within the State -

TENNESSEE HAS DECLARED WAR ON SHELBY COUNTY. We now have renamed three parks. Forrest Park to Health Sciences Park. Confederate Park to Memphis Park. Jefferson Davis Park to Mississippi River Park. The new names are uninspired and uninteresting – they might as well be Boring Park, Bland Park and Whatever Park – but what inspired them is what makes them interesting.

22. Legislation Propels Parks Controversy to New Level -

As Shelby County suburban leaders were meeting in Nashville Tuesday, Feb. 5, with Tennessee legislators about possible moves toward some version of suburban school districts, the Memphis City Council was reacting to a pending bill in the state Legislature.

23. Council Changes Names of 3 Civil War Parks -

Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate and Jefferson Davis Parks are no more.

24. Occupy Protests Cost Nation's Cities at Least $13M -

NEW YORK (AP) – During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

25. Davis Leads Southaven During Population, Business Growth -

Greg Davis became mayor of Southaven in 1997, when its population was far less than 29,000.

The population today is nearly 49,000 and businesses are popping up – and Davis has gotten much of the credit for the city’s explosive growth.

26. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area

MIM Triathlon Still Planned

Despite rising floodwaters, next weekend’s Memphis in May Triathlon event is still on, the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced.

27. Home Run -

From March to September, Matt Hughes is a busy man. His 10-year-old son plays for the Jackson (Tenn.) Coyotes, a competitive baseball team. Just about every weekend Hughes and his family of four hit the road for a baseball tournament, traveling around the Southeast to places from Memphis to Panama City, Fla.

28. Elmwood Cemetery: Where History Never Dies -

Memphis. Forever and ever.

Turns out Boss Crump and Ben Hooks were closer to each other than you might have thought – about 25 feet.

29. Angry Students Protest Cuts to Schools, Colleges -

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Anger over rising tuition and school budget cuts boiled over as students across the country staged rowdy demonstrations that led to clashes with police and the rush-hour shutdown of a major freeway in California.

30. One Claim Dismissed For Lee, Others Linger -

A judge has dismissed claims filed this summer by a private citizen against the former president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and two of his attorneys.

That ruling sets the stage for one more unusual turn of events in what’s been a sometimes bitter court fight over a legal settlement the city of Memphis paid this summer to former MLGW head Joseph Lee.

31. Victorian Village Stakeholders Look To Reshape Park -

The six-acre park at Poplar Avenue and Manassas Street has two basketball courts, two playground areas, a medium-size pavilion - and a bad reputation.

Area stakeholders say Morris Park, which covers an entire city block, regularly attracts drug dealers and homeless people. Recent crime data are similarly unflattering. More than 100 criminal incidents were reported within a half-mile of the park in the past month alone, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

32. After Election, City's New Charter Commissioners Ponder the Task at Hand -

In her free time, Sylvia Cox volunteers at The Orpheum Theatre and also works with a local group that hosts a science fiction convention, MidSouthCon, in Memphis each year.

She says she enjoys sashaying across a ballroom dance floor, a hobby she's pursued for about 10 years. But with her election Aug. 3 to the Memphis Charter Commission - admittedly a victory that surprised even her - the latest pursuit Cox has added to her day comes with considerable influence.

33. STIRRING IDEA -

In the early 20th century, famed architect and city planner Daniel Burnham ridiculed small-scale ideas as having "no magic to stir men's blood."

Thinking big was the cornerstone of his philosophy, as it likely will be during a public forum scheduled today at 6:30 p.m. at the BRIDGES Center at 477 N. Fifth St. The forum, "Design Matters: Great Urban Solutions Through Collaboration," is where architects, planners and designers will interact with the public for the first time to promote the creation of a regional design center in Memphis.

34. Memphis Charter Commission: Don't Expect the Usual Stumping and Posturing From These Candidates -

Backers of the Memphis Charter Commission have a few people they'd like you to meet.

Earlier this month, they unveiled the slate of candidates they're promoting for this fall, the idea behind which is to help voters winnow down the field of more than 30 charter commission candidates to seven. That's the number of charter commissioners who will be elected Aug. 3, when voters also go to the polls to choose members of Congress, to judges and state legislators.

35. Working for a Transformed Riverfront -

The land bridge concept was but one part of an extensive, transformational plan for the Memphis riverfront that looks out over 50 years and anticipates the growth and future needs of this important area. The land bridge was to be an extension of Downtown across the Wolf River Harbor from about Court Street to roughly Poplar Avenue, depending on the amount of space needed. As one of the fastest-growing downtowns in America, there will come a time when our downtown will need room to grow, and the land bridge was one way to accommodate such growth.

36. DeSoto Eyes Future Industrial Growth -

If the numbers are any indication, the projection for DeSoto County's industrial growth in 2006 is more than favorable.

In the past decade, DeSoto County has added an annual average of 19 new and expanded industrial businesses with capital investments totaling $1.2 billion. In 2004, the county saw an industrial capital investment of $122 million and the creation of 1,200 new industrial jobs.

37. Mayor to RecommendPark Agreement With UT - Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has announced that his administration plans to recommend approval of a long-term lease with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to maintain Forrest Park. The city attorney's office is working with UT to fin

38. Events -

The PILOT evaluation committee of the Memphis and Shelby County Industrial Development Board meets at 1 p.m. today in the City Council conference room at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. A special meeting of the IDB follows at 3 p.m. at City Hall. Call 576-7107.

39. Archived Article: This Week - Councilman Jones Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Womens Foundation Hosts Lunch-and-Learn

June 6

Memphis City Council member E.C. Jones holds a town hall meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the North Frayser Community Center, 2555 St. Elmo Ave. The ...

40. Archived Article: River (lead) - 10-29-03 riverfront

Riverfront to Mirror Other Cities Success

Planners learn from successful projects in Louisville, Chattanooga

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

One city had been named the dirtiest in the nation, and the other featured a D...

41. Archived Article: Comm Briefs - Gov. Phil Bredesen

Gov. Phil Bredesen and state Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens recently announced the following local recipients of Urban Forestry Grants: the Annesdale Snowden neighborhood in Memphis, $2,500; Germantown, $24,000; Lakeland, ...

42. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of Events July 7-13

Calendar of Events July 7-13 July 7

Memphis Dance Group presents Take Flight: A Journey in Dance at 9:30 a.m. today through Friday at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extended. Enjoy music, d...

43. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of Events June 30-July 6

Calendar of Events June 30-July 6

June 30

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting and grand reopening of Wilson Furniture Co. Inc., 225 Washington St., at 10 a.m. For information, call 8...

44. Archived Article: X-site - By LAURIE JOHNSON New games, rides planned for center By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A new name, as well as more rides and games, are planned for the former X-Site family fun center, which is now under new ownership and management. "We are re...

45. Archived Article: Gov Briefs - 05-10 gov briefs In a recent survey of 149 occupations, wages increased 3.5 percent for hourly workers and 3 percent for those with weekly wages, said Margaret C. Culpepper, Tennessee commissioner of employment security. Of the more than 2,000 emplo...