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1. Grizzlies Part of Crowded Western Conference Race -

Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.

The NBA's Western Conference is brutal. It's loaded with talent. And the eight teams that make it through a gruelingly competitive regular season to reach the playoffs will only find slugging their way to the NBA Finals even more daunting.

2. Minyard Joins Barge Waggoner -

Tom Minyard, a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. as the civil works program manager. In his new role, Minyard’s responsibilities include the advancement of the firm’s strategic direction as it relates to its civil works program for local, state and federal governments. His areas of technical interest include flood risk reduction, navigation, ecosystem restoration and emergency response.

3. Mississippi Hospitals, Clinic Receiving Updates on Ebola -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State health officials say Mississippi hospitals will be capable of handling any Ebola cases that may arise.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some hospitals are updating procedures based on information provided by the state Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

4. AP Survey: Fed's Outlook Correct but Not Solution -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.

They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn't healthy. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists finds that most fear the Fed will wait too long to raise interest rates and thereby risk stoking inflation or creating asset bubbles.

5. Bartlett Mayor McDonald Re-Elected at Filing Deadline -

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald was re-elected to another four-year term of office at the noon Thursday, Aug. 21, filing deadline for candidates in four sets of suburban municipal elections on the Nov. 4 ballot.

6. Wine Referendums Down to Final Day -

The deadline for signatures to be gathered on the still-forming proposed referendums to allow wine in grocery stores is Thursday, Aug. 21.

The deadline for candidates to file in the set of Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and Millington municipal elections on the November ballot is at noon the same day.

7. Chism Picnic Reflects Summer Campaign Tone -

From the stage at County Commissioner Sidney Chism’s annual political picnic Saturday, June 21, you could almost see the Aug. 7 election day.

8. Malone to Challenge Luttrell In August Mayoral Showdown -

Former Shelby County Commissioner Deidre Malone will challenge incumbent Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell in the August county general election after winning the Tuesday, May 6, Democratic mayoral primary.

9. Trustmark Bank Opens Headquarters in East Memphis -

Trustmark Bank has officially opened its new regional headquarters location in East Memphis.

The regional headquarters opened at the 5350 Poplar Ave. office building, which has been renamed Trustmark Centre. The bank acquired naming rights as a part of the 12.5-year lease Trustmark Corp. signed in November.

10. Past, Present, Future -

The weekend before the formal reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice could be heard in the museum plaza.

11. Candidates Commit as Deadline Nears -

The first day of spring was March 20, but, after months of fundraisers and petition filings, the last day of the month served as the start of this year’s political season.

With the filing deadline for the August state and federal primaries, as well as nonpartisan Shelby County Schools board and judicial positions, Thursday at noon, candidates began Monday, March 31, making the set-in-stone decisions that will point election efforts toward voters and away from the groundwork.

12. Tigers Season Ends On Common Theme -

RALEIGH, N.C. – Senior guard Geron Johnson had guaranteed the Memphis Tigers would win two NCAA Tournament games. But in the wake of their 78-60 loss to top-seeded Virginia Sunday night in the round of 32, Johnson looked a reporter in the eye and offered a revised declaration.

13. Tigers Season Ends on Common Theme: ‘Underachieved’ -

RALEIGH, N.C. – Senior guard Geron Johnson had guaranteed the Memphis Tigers would win two NCAA Tournament games. But in the wake of their 78-60 loss to top-seeded Virginia Sunday night in the round of 32, Johnson looked a reporter in the eye and offered a revised declaration.

14. Tigers Hang to Beat GW in NCAAs -

RALEIGH, N.C. – Senior guard Michael Dixon Jr. once thought his college basketball career was done.

You know the story. From Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year at Missouri to being exiled after sexual assault allegations that never became more than that, never turned into actual charges.

15. May Primary Ballot Almost Complete -

The ballot for the May Shelby County primary elections isn’t quite set, although the Shelby County Election Commission has certified 81 candidates.

Still awaiting a decision at a special meeting Wednesday, March 5, are three would-be candidates whose residency is being formally challenged.

16. Ellis Joins State Systems As Sales Executive -

Alisa Ellis has joined State Systems Inc. as a low voltage sales executive. She brings 16 years of telecommunications experience to the company, which offers protection products and services, including fire protection equipment, training and cleaning services, as well as technology services such as network integration, cabling systems and wireless support.

17. Democratic Commission Majority Could Be Safe in Elections -

With a week to the filing deadline for candidates in the May 6 Shelby County primary elections, it looks as if Democrats will retain their seven-member majority on the Shelby County Commission.

The commission switches to a set of 13 single-member districts with the 2014 elections instead of the current structure of one single-member district and four districts each represented by three commissioners.

18. Tiger Nation Still Buzzing Over Win -

That buzz you can still hear and feel throughout the city of Memphis? It’s the aftershocks of Tigers guard Joe Jackson’s block of a 7-foot-1 Gonzaga center at the rim that keyed the Memphis comeback in a 60-54 victory Saturday, Feb. 8, at FedExForum.

19. Destination: Memphis -

On a slow Sunday afternoon Downtown with the Broncos and Chargers NFL playoff game on a bar TV screen, a trio of 20-somethings – two men and one woman – watched the game, speculated about whether the Grizzlies were playing a few blocks away and quizzed one another about their plans for the future.

20. Events -

Literacy is Key: A Book and Author Affair, sponsored by the Memphis Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The program will feature W. Bruce Cameron, Joshilyn Jackson and Molly Crosby. Tickets start at $45; proceeds benefit First Book Mid-South. Visit memphiskkg.org.

21. January 24-30: This week in Memphis history -

1985: Prince played two of three sold-out shows that winter at the Mid-South Coliseum on the Purple Rain tour. He returned in February for the third show.

1974: The real estate firm Poplar Pike Inc installed a Mark VI computer at its offices in the Eastwood Building at 6209 Poplar Ave., reported Joe Wade III, president of Poplar Pike Inc.

22. Fittes Opens Commission Campaign -

Retired Memphis Police Major Ron Fittes opened his campaign for Shelby County Commission Tuesday, Jan. 21, by telling a group of more than 80 supporters in Germantown that the commission will be his full-time job if elected.

23. Obama Tightens Reins on Surveillance Programs -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tightening the reins on the nation's sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans – and moved toward eventually stripping the massive data collection from the government's hands.

24. ‘Under the Radar’ Conley Carrying Grizzlies This Season -

Already, the national conversation has started. Who deserves to be on the NBA’s Western Conference All-Star team?

In Memphis, that question has become personal as fans and players stump for point guard Mike Conley. After Conley scored 31 points with seven assists (his second straight 30-point performance) in a five-point win over Phoenix, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph pretty much spoke for everyone with a vested interest on this topic.

25. County Commission Expected to Fill Vacancy -

The Shelby County Commission starts with a dozen members at the first meeting of 2014. But it should be back up to the full 13 members by the end of the Monday, Jan. 13, session.

The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building. Follow the meeting @tdnpols, www.twitter.com/tdnpols.

26. Gold Strike Promotes Slade to PR Manager -

Elizabeth Slade has been promoted to public relations manager at Gold Strike Casino Resort. In her new role at the MGM Resorts International property, Slade will lead in developing and executing integrated marketing communication plans with components such as media relations, social media strategy, community partnerships and brand management.

27. 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.

28. Reaves Files for County Commission -

Shelby County Schools board member David Reaves has filed to run for the District 3 Shelby County Commission seat.

29. Reaves Files for County Commission -

Shelby County Schools board member David Reaves has filed to run for the District 3 Shelby County Commission seat.

30. NBA Uses More Ways to Prove ‘Numbers Don’t Lie’ -

Walk up to an ATM, and you’re on camera. Walk into a convenience store, and you’re on camera. Walk onto an NBA court during game time, and you’re not only on camera but every movement you make – or don’t make – will be tracked, sifted, analyzed.

31. Music Veterans Record Song to Benefit St. Jude -

The efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been the focus of an outpouring of financial and charitable support in recent weeks, the latest example of which is a song by music industry veterans to raise money for the hospital.

32. Suburban Voters Decide School Board Races -

Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities elected their respective municipal schools boards Thursday, Nov. 7 with low voter turnouts that reflected that most of the school board positions on the ballots were one-candidate uncontested races.

33. Early Voting Expands in District 91 Primary -

Early voting in the Democratic primary special election for State House District 91 expands Friday, Sept. 27, from the Shelby County Election Commission’s Downtown offices, 157 Poplar Ave., to three satellite locations.

34. Filing Deadline Nears for School Board Races -

It looks as if the prospective candidates in many of the suburban school board races on the Nov. 7 ballot had already decided the winners a day away from the noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, filing deadline for the six sets of races.

35. Henry Named Sales Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Collierville -

Edgar L. Henry II has been named sales manager for Mercedes-Benz of Collierville, scheduled to open next spring. In his new role, Henry will manage the sales of all new and pre-owned cars sold at the dealership.

36. Arlington, Lakeland Early Voting Ends Saturday -

Early voting comes to an end Saturday, Sept. 14, in the first two of 11 elections between now and Thanksgiving.

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the last chance for voters in Arlington and Lakeland to vote in municipal elections at the Shelby County Election Commission offices at 157 Poplar Ave. Lakeland voters can also vote Saturday only at theRefuge church, 9817 Huff ‘n’ Puff Road.

37. Shelby County to Play Key Role in 2014 State Election -

As prospective candidates weigh special election races in the next three months for a state House seat and suburban school boards, there are also signs of life in Shelby County in the statewide races on the 2014 election ballot.

38. August 23-August 29, 2013: This week in Memphis history -

2012: Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell vetoed a referendum on a half-cent countywide sales tax hike and the Shelby County Commission overrode the veto putting the item to voters in the city of Memphis and the unincorporated county on the Nov. 6 ballot. Voters defeated the sales tax hike.

39. Shareholders Approve Renasant Buying First M&F -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Shareholders overwhelmingly approved Renasant Corp.'s purchase of fellow Mississippi bank First M&F Corp. Tuesday.

40. Boyle Honors Past at 80th Anniversary Celebration -

If it seems like the Boyle family has played a key role in Memphis since the city was founded, it’s because it has.

A Boyle family ancestor, John Overton, founded Memphis in 1819 along with James Winchester and Andrew Jackson. In the early 1900s, Edward Boyle developed Belvedere Boulevard, which remains one of the city’s most elegant arteries.

41. Attorney General Selection Bill Passes Senate -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers the power to select the state attorney general passed the Senate on Wednesday even though opponents argue there’s no need to change the current process.

42. Welfare Penalty for Parents Dead This Session -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The sponsor of a proposal to dock the welfare payments of parents whose children fail school refused to listen to a little girl opposing the measure Thursday, saying she was being used as a prop.

43. Boyle Celebrates 80 Years, Sponsors Art Exhibit -

Boyle Investment Co. turns 80 this year, and has partnered with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to celebrate.

44. ‘All is Not Lost’ -

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has been nationally recognized for its work providing health care services for the homeless population of the Mid-South, helping people like Grace Hilton-Young transform their lives.

45. Mississippi House OKs List of Tax Breaks for Businesses -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi House has approved tens of millions of dollars' worth of tax breaks for businesses, but it's unclear if the proposals will survive the Senate.

A top budget writer, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, estimated Tuesday that the proposed tax breaks would be worth at least $50 million a year and he said that's a big problem. Frierson, R-Poplarville, said the $5.5 billion state budget is already stretched thin. He said even if legislators spend all the available cash for the fiscal year that starts July 1, they'd still be $172 million short of paying for critical needs. Taking out another $50 million would put the shortage at $222 million.

46. Bryant Wants to Ease Mississippi Veterans' Job Searches -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant wants to make it easier for veterans to get jobs when they leave the military and for the spouses of military members to get jobs when they transfer to Mississippi.

47. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated -

President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.

Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.

48. Corporate Avenue Building Sells for $1.2 Million -

1721 Corporate Ave. Memphis, TN 38132

Sale Amount: $1.2 million

Sale Date: Oct. 26, 2012

49. A2H Principals File Loan on Lakeland Property -

MEP Investments LLC, whose members George Edward “Ed” Hargraves and Stephen Patrick “Pat” Harcourt are principals in the engineering and architectural firm A2H, has filed a $1.1 million loan on A2H’s headquarters at 3009 Davies Plantation Road in Arlington.

50. J.D. Byrider Brings First Franchise To Memphis -

The nation’s largest used car franchise company has entered the Memphis market. Carmel, Ind.-based J.D. Byrider has inked 30,900 square feet at 2580 Mount Moriah Road, marking the company’s second Tennessee dealership.

51. Levine Named President of Southern Growth Studio -

Mark Levine has joined Southern Growth Studio as president. In his role, Levine leads the firm’s Strategic Analysis team and plays a key part in the company’s culture, business development and client relationship management.

52. Bernanke: With Unemployment High, Fed Can Do More -

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) – Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high U.S. unemployment and an economic recovery that remains "far from satisfactory."

53. Being Rainbows -

American literary and civil rights icon Dr. Maya Angelou repeatedly encouraged audience members to “be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud” Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Memphis, during the Agape HeartLight 2012 benefit.

54. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set -

Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.

The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.

55. Market Entrance -

The quick-service food concept Panda Express has entered the Memphis retail market on the city’s highest-trafficked surface street.

The Chinese restaurant chain will open a 2,665-square-foot new prototype store in Cordova in early September at 577 Germantown Parkway in front of Walmart Supercenter.

56. ASD Welcomes Students, Parents With Block Party -

The organizers of the Achievement School District chose the middle ground on a hot Saturday afternoon in Frayser.

The parking lot between Frayser High School and Frayser Elementary School, the school the state-run district will oversee starting next month, had inflatable slides, a climbing wall, video dance games, mobile dental and eye care clinics, and plenty of ice and water.

57. US Senate Confirms Fowlkes Appointment -

The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of John Fowlkes Jr. as the newest U.S. District Court Judge for Western Tennessee.

The 94-2 Senate floor vote Tuesday, July 10, included aye votes from Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and Arkansas Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman.

58. US Senate Confirms Fowlkes Appointment -

The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of John Fowlkes Jr. as the newest U.S. District Court Judge for Western Tennessee.

The 94-2 Senate floor vote Tuesday, July 10, included aye votes from Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and Arkansas Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman.

59. Country Songwriters Event Benefits St. Jude, Le Bonheur -

The Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event featuring country music songwriters Darryl Worley, Mark D. Sanders, Rob Crosby and Jim “Moose” Brown will take place Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Bumpus Harley-Davidson, 325 S. Byhalia Road in Collierville.

60. Fire Still Burning Strong For A2H Founder Askew -

Mark Askew’s engineering career began with a long, strange trip from Memphis in 1969.

But it’s the years of work he did after returning home that are paying off with high honors from his industry peers this year.

61. Events -

Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance Inc. will hold a continuing legal education meeting Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Circuit Court clerk Van Sturdivant will introduce Circuit and Chancery Courts’ e-filing system. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to gmpa.reservations@gmail.com by Monday, June 18, at noon.

62. Petrinjak Joins Burch Porter Law Firm as Associate -

One of the newest additions to the ranks of the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC sought the firm out in the first place for a simple reason.

63. Marketplace Dev. Buys Jackson Ave. Center -

Marketplace Development LLC has bought a strip shopping center at 1688 Jackson Ave. from The Bornblum Foundation for $337,500, financing it with a $1.2 million loan through Iberiabank.

64. Miss. Gov. Bryant Signs Law to Allow Stronger Beer -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippians will soon be able to buy stronger beer, which supporters say will allow beer lovers to sample more kinds of suds and increase business opportunities for breweries.

65. Events -

The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force will host a meeting Tuesday, April 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 160 Union Ave. Federal and state officials will discuss strategies to address water quality in the river basin and gulf. For details, contact Reginald Jackson at 501-352-7761 or reginald.jackson@ar.usda.gov, or Jeannine May at 601-260-0298 or jeannine.may@ms.usda.gov.

66. Effort to Repeal Voter ID Law Fails in Tenn. Senate -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to repeal Tennessee's new voter ID law has stalled in the Legislature after being killed by a Senate panel on Tuesday.

Members of the Senate State and Local Government Committee voted 3-6 against the measure sponsored by Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Lowe Finney of Jackson. The companion bill was to be heard in a similar committee later in the House.

67. A2H Honored by 3 Prof. Orgs. -

Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., also known as A2H, recently won three awards from two professional organizations.

68. Honors Continue For Architect Of Memphis Sound -

Memphis music icon Willie Mitchell was honored on what would have been his 84th birthday last week with a Tennessee state historical marker at his Royal Studios.

69. By Any Other Name … -

A couple of weeks ago, I devoted almost an entire column to one item of viewer mail. No one complained, so I might as well do it again. Less than a week after hearing from Carole Hanna of Memphis, I heard from Daphine Craig:

70. Bill to Freeze Tenn. Lawmaker Expenses Delayed -

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to freeze Tennessee lawmakers' expense reimbursements rates has been delayed in the state Senate amid concerns about rising gas prices.

The bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Lowe Finney of Jackson would make lawmakers forgo future increases in their daily expense allowance and their mileage reimbursements.

71. Tony Allen Lifts Grizzlies Past Warriors, 104-103 -

MEMPHIS (AP) – For the second straight night, Rudy Gay misfired on a go-ahead attempt in the closing seconds – and the Memphis Grizzlies crashed the offensive boards for a winning tip-in.

72. AAPI Leaders Meet White House Officials -

Memphis community and business leaders of Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani heritage gathered with White House officials Thursday, Feb. 16, to discuss economic, educational, health and civil rights issues.

73. RMHC Radiothon Helps ‘House That Love Built’ -

The 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Radiothon is in full swing over at the facility, which serves as a home away from home for patients undergoing treatment at nearby St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

74. RMHC Radiothon Helps ‘House That Love Built’ -

The 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Radiothon is in full swing over at the facility, which serves as a home away from home for patients undergoing treatment at nearby St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

75. Grinding it Out -

After most recessions, real estate bounces back.

But the Great Recession has been notably different – long, deep and very prolonged.

That’s the message Dr. John Gnuschke, director of the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and co-director of the Center for Real Estate at the University of Memphis, delivered in December at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.

76. Drexel Buys Presidents Is. Warehouse -

A longtime Memphis-based agricultural chemical provider has snatched up a warehouse on Presidents Island, where it already has a strong presence.

Drexel Chemical Co. purchased the 137,526-square-foot former manufacturing and distribution facility on 12 acres at 2070 and 2071 Channel Ave. on Presidents Island from HPD Properties LLC for $810,000, or $5.89 per square foot.

77. Court Docket Sees 2 Notable Drug Cases -

For now, Federal Judge Hardy Mays has decided that the last two defendants in the biggest drug case ever brought in Memphis federal court will not be shackled when the jury begins hearing the case.

78. Grizzlies Rally From 20 Down to Beat Warriors 91-90 -

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies built their longest winning streak in six seasons with a flurry of fast starts. They kept it going with one of the best finishes in franchise history.

79. All 2011 Unemployment Insurance Benefits Taxable -

The jobless rate is dipping, but millions of people are still out of work. And that could have implications when they file their income tax returns.

Collecting unemployment insurance benefits? All that you received in 2011 is taxed as income. Unless you requested that federal taxes be withheld, you could be in for a big surprise when you calculate taxes owed.

80. ‘The Man, Not the Myth’ -

Broadway’s Memphis connection continues with a third play in which the city is a backdrop.

“The Mountaintop” is very different territory, however, from the musicals “Memphis” and “Million Dollar Quartet,” which both explore the city’s musical culture and lore.

81. Second Win Over Tennessee Shows Tigers Hitting Stride -

The sky isn’t falling and Joe Jackson isn’t transferring.

Amazing what an 18-point win over Tennessee at FedExForum can do for the psyche of the University of Memphis basketball team and Tiger Nation.

82. Tigers Hit Stride, Beat Vols Again -

The sky isn’t falling and Joe Jackson isn’t transferring.

Amazing what an 18-point win over Tennessee at FedExForum can do for the psyche of the University of Memphis basketball team and Tiger Nation.

83. Obama Nominates Fowlkes for Vacancy -

The White House nomination of Criminal Court Judge John Fowlkes to be a U.S. District Court judge would return Fowlkes to the building where he once worked as a federal prosecutor.

84. Renewal of Classic Rivalry Backdrop to Tigers’ Woes -

Whether Josh Pastner has a firm grasp of how to best use the tremendous athletes at his disposal is up for debate.

But the University of Memphis coach does have a good handle on the Tigers’ current situation in the wake of a 76-72 home loss to Murray State.

85. 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.

86. 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.

87. Social Media Replacing Traditional Advertising -

The model for advertising once was for businesses to purchase advertising space in a traditional newspaper or magazine and tout product offerings to its audience.

Nowadays, anybody can be an ambassador on the Web.

88. Corporate Blogs at Heart of Seminar -

A marketing strategy is essential to any successful business model.

Companies that ignore the rising power of social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs are sure to be ignored by potential consumers.

89. Driving the Economy -

It doesn’t take much to figure out why a stock like AutoZone’s remains a favorite among investors.

There are about 240 million cars on the road in the U.S. right now, according to Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. specialty retail analyst John R. Lawrence. Meanwhile, the average age of those cars has pushed past the decade mark.

90. EDGE Board Holds Inaugural Meeting -

The new Economic Development Growth Engine approved its existence Wednesday, Aug. 17, while also addressing some confusing technicalities.

“The president is selected by both mayors – this seems cumbersome,” former Shelby County Commissioner and EDGE director Deidre Malone said at the organization’s inaugural meeting at City Hall. “Having worked in the private sector and for an organization with a similar structure, I think it’s very interesting.”

91. New Economic Development Board Gets Started -

The new Economic Development Growth Engine approved its existence Wednesday, Aug. 17, while also addressing some confusing technicalities.

“The president is selected by both mayors – this seems cumbersome,” former Shelby County Commissioner and EDGE director Deidre Malone said at the organization’s inaugural meeting at City Hall. “Having worked in the private sector and for an organization with a similar structure, I think it’s very interesting.”

92. Freedom Awards Expand for NCRM’s Anniversary -

The National Civil Rights Museum will honor 14 people and two civil rights organizations at its annual Freedom Awards in November.

The group of recipients is more than the usual three each year to mark the 20th anniversary of the museum opening on the site of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.

93. Freedom Awards Expand for NCRM’s Anniversary -

The National Civil Rights Museum will honor 14 people and two civil rights organizations at its 20th annual Freedom Awards in November.

The group of recipients is more than the usual three each year to mark the 20th anniversary of the museum opening on the site of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.

94. Harwell Stops Payment for Some Legislator Travel -

NASHVILLE – House Speaker Beth Harwell, who donates her own legislative expense payments to charity, has moved to curtail the expense money other state representatives collect for out-of-state traveling.

95. Restaurant Obligations: Meeting Patron Requests -

A friend of mine comes to Memphis from the West Coast once or twice a year, and we have dinner together. We’ve been doing this since 1987. He’s very particular about what he eats, basically asking for the same thing no matter where we dine: steamed or poached salmon, steamed vegetables (whatever is on hand) and a bowl of lemon wedges. No sauce or embellishment of any kind.

96. Mission Accomplished -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, as the week began, was still reading the fine print of some of the last bills passed over the weekend by the Tennessee Legislature.

Both chambers adjourned for the year on Saturday with Haslam having accomplished the major legislative goals he set shortly after taking office in January.

97. Barbour Apologizes to Activists Arrested in Miss. -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has apologized to dozens of civil rights activists who were carted off to the state's notorious Parchman prison in the 1960s for attempting to desegregate interstate travel.

98. Marcus and Davy -

Kings of this wild frontier. Marcus Winchester was the son of one of our founders, and he was our city’s first mayor, first postmaster and the proprietor of our very first store. He was also the agent for something called the Rice Tract, two adjoining 5,000-acre parcels on the Fourth Chickasaw Bluff acquired by Andy Jackson, John Overton and the Winchester family. That land would become Memphis, a city laid out by Jackson, Overton and General James Winchester in 1819 as a business venture.

99. Nominees Selected for EDGE Board -

Several nominees have emerged for Economic Development Growth Engine, the new economic development board created to guide the city and county’s efforts.

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Jr. will seek approval to appoint the following:

100. Six-Year Divorce Case Picture of Legal Wrangling -

Shem and Danielle Malmquist arrived at the Tennessee Court of Appeals in Jackson this past October without attorneys. They each represented themselves in an appeal of a Shelby County divorce case that has lasted six years over a marriage that lasted less than five months.