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1. Community LIFT Receives $75,000 Grant -

The Memphis Slim House will fund a music engineer apprenticeship and workshops at the musical collaborative with a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The grant to Community LIFT, the economic and community development agency that works to bring together neighborhood revitalization efforts and organizations, is one of 69 across the nation announced by the endowment.

2. Community LIFT Receives $75,000 Grant -

The Memphis Slim House will fund a music engineer apprenticeship and workshops at the musical collaborative with a $75,000 grant announced Wednesday, July 23, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

3. Construction Underway On $4.4M Southwest Expansion -

Southwest Tennessee Community College has started construction on its new Whitehaven facility.

Southwest is spending $4.4 million to convert a former Kroger store at 1234 Finley Road into a new site for its Whitehaven Center. It plans to finish construction this fall, but it won’t be ready for students until the spring 2016 semester begins in January.

4. Events -

The Farms at Bailey Station will host a free seminar titled “The 7 Things Every Senior Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Long-Term Care,” presented by J. Anthony Bradley of The Bradley Law Firm, Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Farms at Bailey Station model, 10013 Grand Central Circle E. Email mmotes@farmsabs.com or call 901-328-4850.

5. With No Real Rival, Tennessee Republicans Attack Their Own -

Republicans are sitting in Tennessee’s political catbird seat, but that doesn’t keep them from flying off in different directions.

Elected political leaders of the same stripe found themselves at odds this year over the Bible as a state book, Common Core education standards and Insure Tennessee, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to catch 280,000 people in a medical coverage gap.

6. Redistricting Controversy Shares Political Stage With Council Restructure -

At one point Tuesday, July 21, during the Memphis City Council’s discussion of the complexities and controversies of drawing new district lines, council attorney Allan Wade’s review of events reached the year 1967.

7. Brown Missionary Baptist Opening Farmers’ Market -

A Memphis-area church is celebrating a new offering of fresh, healthy food for the community.

Brown Missionary Baptist Church this week opened its new Farmers’ Market at 980 Stateline Road in Southaven.

8. Charles Hughes to Head Rhodes’ Memphis Center -

Dr. Charles L. Hughes has been named director of Rhodes College’s Memphis Center, an academic hub focused on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region. He will be teaching classes on Memphis history and culture, coordinating student projects and developing programs, and also will be continuing his own research on the area.

9. Stewart, Goode Deaths Test Memphis, Southaven Police -

Darrius Stewart and Troy Goode died a day apart on different sides of the state line while both were in police custody.

10. Allegiant Adds New Nonstops from Memphis -

Just two months after landing at Memphis International Airport, Allegiant Air is expanding its service.

The Las Vegas-based, ultra-low cost carrier is adding twice-weekly flights to Austin, Texas, and Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., beginning Oct. 1, according to a press release from the airline.

11. Ikea Buys Cordova Acreage For Planned Memphis Store -

41 Acres for
Future Ikea Store

Sale Amount: $5.7 million

Sale Date: July 10, 2015

Buyer: IKEA Property Inc.

12. Neighbors Voice Concerns About Solar Power Project -

A company’s plans to convert Tennessee farmland into a solar power project are drawing complaints from neighbors.

Community Energy Solar hopes to generate enough electricity from the planned solar farm beyond the eastern edge of Covington to power 4,000 to 5,000 homes, The Commercial Appeal reported.

13. Cordova Apartments Fetch $17.5 Million -

The Houston Levee Apartments community in Cordova has been sold for $17.5 million.

MA Houston Levee at Cordova LLC, which is affiliated with Mount Auburn Capital Group, acquired the 289-unit apartment complex at 9940 Paddle Wheel Drive in Cordova from USA Houston Levee DST, according to a July 9 warranty deed. The buyer filed a $13.4 million loan with Silverspeak Real Estate Finance LLC in conjunction with the purchase, according to a deed of trust filed the same day.

14. More Things To Know Before Proposal Writing -

Last week’s column focused on six basic things you should know before writing a proposal. Here, we address three more nuanced things to consider.

Some nonprofits create a “boiler plate” proposal and send it out to as many foundations and corporations as possible, hoping to “get a hit.” That is one strategy, and sometimes it is appropriate. Making small modifications to a standard proposal is efficient, particularly when seeking to secure sponsorships and smaller grants. In general, we suggest a more targeted approach.

15. Grizzlies’ Gasol, Green to Play in NBA Africa Game -

The Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol and Jeff Green will play in the first NBA game in Africa, the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association has announced.

16. Setting the Standard: Social Entrepreneurs With Heart -

The greatness of a city does not lie in the size of its budget; rather, it is revealed by the size of the hearts of those who work to make it great for all citizens.

Entrepreneurship has long been a hallmark of that Memphis “can do” spirit. Every city on the move needs that to stimulate the economy, grow the marketplace and get to the next level. But there is more. Those with a heart for improving the quality of life for all citizens, a passion to make things better, to lift up others are the social entrepreneurs whose purpose in life contributes so much to making Memphis a great city.

17. Merger Creates Opportunities for Nonprofit Communities Unlimited Inc. -

If a small business is seeking a loan, nonprofit Communities Unlimited Inc. will sell the fuel along with a free diagnostic checkup.

18. Germantown Eyes Area South of Poplar for Elementary School -

Germantown leaders are looking for land south of Poplar Avenue in Germantown for a new elementary school for the Germantown Municipal School District.

“South of Poplar we want to have a community school, an elementary school,” Germantown Municipal School District superintendent Jason Manuel said on the WKNO TV program “Behind The Headlines.”

19. Success Spurs Attendance for Nashville Predators -

Declining attendance was an issue for the Nashville Predators several years ago, but the NHL franchise is no longer skating on thin ice. In fact, they are an excellent example of how an ownership change and recommitment to its core values can turn things around.

20. New Park, New Affiliation Deliver for Nashville Sounds -

Engagement. Wedding. Honeymoon. That pretty much describes the past year for general manager Garry Arthur and the Class AAA Sounds, who are proudly flashing a sparkling new diamond just north of downtown Nashville.

21. SRVS, AutoZone Honored For Disability Job Efforts -

Memphis-based disability services provider SRVS and auto parts retailer AutoZone have garnered recognition from the Association of People Supporting Employment First for their contributions supporting integrated community employment for people with disabilities.

22. Cummins Begins Memphis Distribution Expansion -

Cummins Inc. is retooling its current distribution center in Memphis as it prepares for a planned expansion.

23. Barbic To Leave Achievement School District -

The founding superintendent of the state-run Achievement School District is leaving the post at the end of the calendar year, citing the pace of the reform work as well as the need to sustain the work of the schools.

24. Editorial: Creatives Prove Memphis’ Cool Factor is Heating Up -

“If you have the vision, and the gumption, you can create something original in Memphis.”

The Memphis News cover story this week features four distinct entrepreneurs who are living, working and creating in Memphis. The aforementioned quote comes from Ben Fant, principal at local marketing firm Farmhouse. He is just one member of the city’s creative class, one guy trying to make something lasting for himself, his employees and his city.

25. Creatives of Memphis -

Every time Brit McDaniel sits down at the potter’s wheel that's central to her Memphis-based ceramics business Paper & Clay, she's not just focused on infusing that next product with her signature Scandinavian-inspired minimalism.

26. Resurrection Health Expands With Whitehaven Clinic -

A faith-based, evangelical health service organization that’s only halfway through its first year of existence has opened a second clinic to help support its mission of addressing health care disparities in Memphis.

27. On Edge -

In February Sam Carolan was planning to move from Austin, Texas, to Memphis to become a digital sales specialist for Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc., which owns the ABC24 and CW30 television channels.

28. Memphis Campaigns Shift to Strategy -

With more than a dozen contenders in the race for Memphis mayor, incumbent Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was asked Wednesday, July 15, his strategy for such a large field of challengers.

“This is small to what it’s been before,” Wharton said of the still-forming field of 14.

29. New Wilson County Parts Facility to Create 245 Jobs -

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) – A company that specializes in manufacturing machine parts is establishing a new facility in Wilson County that's expected to create 245 jobs.

DE-STA-CO specializes in the innovation, design and manufacture of clamping and robotic tooling solutions for workholding and automation needs.

30. Speak Poetry Memphis Is Finalist In Weebly Contest -

A Memphis nonprofit is a finalist in a website building competition hosted by Weebly.

Speak Poetry Memphis is one of the six finalists vying for a $5,000 prize. The Weebly Power Hour contest asked participants to build a website for someone or something in their community in one hour using only a tablet.

31. Tennessee’s ‘Fighting 26’ Democrats Work to Stay Relevant -

Sometimes Tennessee Democrats must feel like a tree that falls in the forest: Does anyone hear them?

When Democratic legislative leaders called for a special session this summer on Insure Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam’s market-based plan to use federal dollars to catch 280,000 working people in a health care coverage gap, they found themselves alone.

32. Durham, Agape Hosting Hickory Hill Job Fair -

Agape Child & Family Services, New Hickory Hill Missionary Baptist Church and Durham School Services will host a community job fair Monday, July 20.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Hickory Hill Church, 6580 East Raines Road.

33. How the Tennessee Business Court Affects the Business Community -

When business disputes cannot be resolved by negotiation or arbitration, the parties involved often turn to litigation. However, these business disputes frequently involve complex, time-consuming and costly proceedings that would be more appropriate in a specialized forum.

34. Mayoral Contenders and a Campaign Cash Update -

The four most visible candidates for Memphis mayor spent nearly $130,000 from April through June laying the groundwork for the heart of summer campaigns, where they take their message to voters across the city.

35. Credit Unions See Fertile Ground in Memphis -

In one sense, the newly opened credit union branch across the street from East High School reflects a company adjusting its Memphis footprint.

But InTouch Credit Union’s relocation from 5100 Poplar Ave. to 3245 Poplar Ave. also brings some extra touches, like a drive-thru teller window and an ATM. And while it’s not an expansion, its opening comes at a time when local credit union officials say customer interest in their offerings is high, with membership rolls that keep getting longer.

36. University Of Tennessee Adding Help for Transfer Students -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee is ramping up its efforts to help a growing number of transfer students.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the school had roughly 1,200 transfer students in the 2014-15 academic year. That number is only expected to grow as Tennessee Promise students begin finishing their first two years at community colleges.

37. Tennessee Promise Students Head to 'Academic Boot Camp' -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Hundreds of Tennessee Promise students across the state are beginning an inaugural three-week "academic boot camp" to help them overcome some of the challenges that officials say are typically faced by first-generation college students.

38. Cummins Begins Memphis Distribution Expansion -

Cummins Inc. is retooling its current distribution center in Memphis as it prepares for a planned expansion.

Dan Walker Associates Inc. has applied for a nearly $2.2 million building permit to renovate the existing Cummins distribution center at 4155 Quest Way in southeast Memphis.

39. Methodist Healthcare Buys Office Building From Belz -

5865 Shelby Oaks Circle
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $4 million

Sale Date: June 30, 2015
Buyer: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Seller: Belz Investco GP and Bico Associates GP
Details: Belz Enterprises and a partner have sold a Memphis office building to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for $4 million.

40. Judge D’Army Bailey’s Legacy Spans Streets, Courtroom -

Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey was more than a robed courtroom figure. In the wake of his death Sunday, July 12, from cancer, Bailey is being remembered for a life of activism in which the judge had roots as a radical.

41. Vertical Living in Crosstown -

The 1.1 million-square-foot Sears & Roebuck regional distribution center, which has laid abandoned in the Crosstown neighborhood for more than 10 years, is getting a new lease on life as the highly-anticipated Crosstown Concourse project.

42. Memphis in May Faces Decisions in Offseason -

The stages in Tom Lee Park are down. Any leftover picnic blankets are long gone. The barriers at each end of Riverside Drive have given way to the return of traffic.

43. Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey Dies At Age 73 -

Shelby County Circuit Court Judge D’Army Bailey died Sunday, July 12.

Word of the 73-year old jurist’s death comes less than a year after Bailey returned to the bench, winning election to Circuit Court after retiring as a Circuit Court Judge in 2009.

44. SRVS, AutoZone Honored for Disability Employment Efforts -

Memphis-based disability services provider SRVS and auto parts retailer AutoZone have garnered recognition from the Association of People Supporting Employment First for their contributions supporting integrated community employment for people with disabilities.

45. Details Emerge on Planned Binghampton Retail Center -

The Binghampton neighborhood is inching closer to landing a grocery store as plans for a neighborhood retail center there come into clearer focus.

The Binghampton Development Corp. has signed a “letter of intent” with an unidentified national supermarket chain to build a store at the corner of Sam Cooper Boulevard and Tillman Street. It also is pursuing other retailers for the planned development that will bring more goods and jobs to the community.

46. After 52 Years, SRVS Closes Workshop -

After 52 years, a Memphis nonprofit that offers residential, educational and employment services to those with disabilities has closed its sheltered occupational workshop at 3592 Knight Arnold Road.

47. Dresden Site Certified as Shovel-Ready -

A “pad ready” greenfields site on Swanson Drive in Dresden, Tenn., is one of three across the state named Thursday, July 9, as a Select Tennessee Certified Site” by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

48. Mid-South Community College, ASU Merger Official -

Mid-South Community College in West Memphis is now a part of the Arkansas State University System and is now known as Arkansas State University Mid-South.

ASU System President Charles Welch said Thursday that the merger became official with approval from the Higher Learning Commission.

49. Orpheum to ‘Roast’ Halloran to Benefit Namesake Center -

The Orpheum Theatre plans to recognize longtime president and CEO Pat Halloran Sept. 24 with a roast benefiting his last and largest project, the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education.

50. Lifeblood Receives Grant for New Bloodmobile -

Lifeblood has been awarded a $250,000 grant through The Plough Foundation for the purchase of a new bloodmobile.

The organization, Memphis’ only local, nonprofit volunteer blood center, collected more than 42,000 units of blood in 2014, with 60 percent of collections coming through mobile blood drives.

51. Le Bonheur Awarded $1.2 Million Federal Grant -

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1.2 million grant to Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being in Memphis.

The grant will help fund Le Bonheur’s “Be Proud! Be Responsible! Memphis!” program, a collaboration between community centers, schools and churches working to reduce and prevent teen pregnancy.

52. Christ Community Health Gets $1.8 Million in Federal Funds -

Christ Community Health Services in Memphis has won nearly $1.8 million in federal funds to help train more primary care doctors, with the goal of increasing access to health care services in the Memphis area.

53. Portion of Farms at Bailey Station Sells -

Retirement Cos. of America LLC has taken a new step in its plan to bring a retirement development called The Farms at Bailey Station to South Houston Levee Road in Collierville.

54. Want to Get Into Knoxville-Area Showbiz? Here’s How -

“Chasing the fun” keeps Jaime Hemsley, founder and owner of Gage Models and Talent Agency, in high gear to find her clients opportunities in the entertainment business.

“There’s lots of different ways to get involved in the industry,” she says, adding that her clients work both locally and nationally. Her agency recently booked a client with a TV reality dating show. Gage is headquartered in Knoxville but has clients throughout the southeast and works with agencies in New York and Los Angeles.

55. ‘Honda Girl’ Ashley Blair Finds Career Outside Car Ads -

Ten-year-old actress Ashley Blair takes her job seriously. She’s like many other actors in the region working to improve her craft and looking for the next project. The Knoxville area has a thriving community of actors, writers, directors, and producers, all trying to showcase their best work, both locally and nationally.

56. Acting Up -

The Knoxville area has a rich legacy of actors who have found success in show business: Patricia Neal, David Keith, Cylk Cozart, David Dwyer, John Cullum, Bruce McKinnon, Polly Bergen, Dale Dickey, Brad Renfro, Johnny Knoxville, perhaps the most famous of all, Dolly Parton, singer/songwriter turned actress.

57. Former Mayor Purcell Traces Nashville Transformation to 1978 Election -

Former Mayor Bill Purcell lived through the transition from the good old boys who ran Nashville to the “new Nashville,” in which a displaced Yankee became mayor in 1991 and began the type of forward-thinking, executive-style leadership that has propelled Nashville to skyline-shattering status on the national stage.

58. Boner, Fate and the Summer of Shame -

Phil Bredesen knew what he was trying to do. He just didn’t know if he could accomplish it.

“I had this sense that Nashville was ready for change,” says the former Metro mayor and Tennessee governor, reflecting on his early motivation for taking on the system that had run Nashville for decades.

59. Local Green News Piles Up, From Shelby Farms to CBU -

Chelsea Avenue Floodwall Becomes ‘Permission Wall’: The city’s renaissance of murals is taking a different form on the section of North Memphis floodwalls that are a border of sorts for the still developing Chelsea Greenline.

60. Wild Side -

No chance of being attacked by a hippo, which despite its size can outrun a man and is responsible for more human deaths in Africa than any other large animal.

No chance of being caught between the powerful jaws of a Nile crocodile and dragged underwater, drowned and devoured like a wildebeest in a National Geographic video.

61. Muslims Blast Handling of Tennessee Mosque Attack Plan Case -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Muslim groups say a judge's decision to release from federal custody a Tennessee man accused in court records of planning an attack on a mosque in New York state represents a double standard and should be revisited.

62. Dresden Site Certified As Shovel-Ready -

A “pad ready” greenfields site on Swanson Drive in Dresden, Tenn., is one of three across the state named Thursday, July 9, as a Select Tennessee Certified Site” by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

63. Orpheum to ‘Roast’ Halloran To Benefit Namesake Center -

The Orpheum Theatre plans to recognize longtime president and CEO Pat Halloran Sept. 24 with a roast benefiting his last and largest project, the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education.

64. Events -

POTS@TheWorks will present the world premiere of “Mountain View,” a winner of the NewWorks@TheWorks competition, Friday, July 10, through Aug. 2 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.com.

65. Someone Else’s Shoes -

The group of men marching in late June from the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts to FedExForum moved slowly and with some missteps and awkwardness.

The women’s shoes they wore, many with heels, made the walk difficult between two events on June 25 that signaled a new phase in the official reaction to and fall out from the city’s now nearly two-year old scandal of more than 12,000 untested rape kits.

66. Back-to-School Fair Planned in Whitehaven Saturday -

The Academy for Youth Empowerment, along with business leaders and community organizations, are sponsoring the 15th annual Back to School Health Fair and Family Festival on Saturday, July 11.

The annual health fair is a public event where medical professionals offer various free services for both children and adults, including immunization shots, preschool physicals, dental screening, eye exams, blood pressure checks and HIV testing, among others.

67. Lifeblood Receives Grant for New Bloodmobile -

Lifeblood has been awarded a $250,000 grant through The Plough Foundation for the purchase of a new bloodmobile.

The organization, Memphis’ only local, nonprofit volunteer blood center, collected more than 42,000 units of blood in 2014, with 60 percent of collections coming through mobile blood drives.

68. Haslam Appoints Bonnie Hommrich as Children’s Services Commissioner -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bonne Hommrich as commissioner of the state Department of Children's Services.

Hommrich has served for more than a decade as a deputy commissioner for child programs at the agency. According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1HfFoJf), Haslam said in a statement that the 68-year-old Hommrich "has dedicated her entire career to helping children and families."

69. Events -

Beale Street Tourism Development Authority will meet Thursday, July 9, at 4:30 p.m. at Blues City Cafe, 138 Beale St. Visit shelbycountytn.gov for an agenda.

70. Civilian Review Board Debate Flares Before Council Delay -

After years of give and take, negotiations over legal terms and the rise of police misconduct as a national issue, it appeared the Memphis City Council was ready Tuesday, July 7, to take a final vote on new rules for the long-dormant Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board.

71. Special Action on Same-Sex Nuptials a Waste of Time -

With Republican lawmakers scrambling for a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling, Tennesseans on both sides of the issue say they are seeking "equality."

Immediately after the court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville said, "Love and equality won. I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled on the right side of history."

72. Le Bonheur Awarded $1.2 Million Federal Grant -

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1.2 million grant to Le Bonheur Community Health and Well-Being in Memphis.

The grant will help fund Le Bonheur’s “Be Proud! Be Responsible! Memphis!” program, a collaboration between community centers, schools and churches working to reduce and prevent teen pregnancy.

73. Senate, House Look to Update Bush-Era Education Law -

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

74. Phillip Rogers Joins Wunderlich Wealth Management -

Phillip Rogers recently joined the Wunderlich Wealth Management office in Memphis as a managing director and financial adviser. Rogers’ financial services practice is focused on the needs of high net worth individuals, as well as endowments and foundations. He applies his background in and knowledge of the fixed income capital markets to extend an institutional level of expertise to individual investors.

75. City of Memphis Election Activity Picks Up -

There could be a familiar name in the open race for Memphis City Court Clerk on the October ballot.

Just weeks after incumbent clerk Thomas Long announced he would not run for another term, his son, Thomas Long II, pulled a qualifying petition for the race.

76. Certificate of Need Process Back in Spotlight -

The state-level approval process Methodist South Hospital recently cleared that allows it to pursue an $8.7 million emergency department expansion has been in legislative crosshairs in Nashville recently.

77. MPLOYment Opportunities -

John Hickman has been consumed lately by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s upcoming centennial celebration. Parties need to be planned. Showings and displays must be coordinated. Marketing must be launched. And the facility must look great.

78. Younger Long Considering City Court Clerk's Race -

There could be a familiar name in the open race for Memphis City Court Clerk on the October ballot.

Just weeks after incumbent clerk Thomas Long announced he would not run for another term, his son, Thomas Long II, pulled a qualifying petition for the race.

79. CTI Unveils Millington Professional Flight School -

CTI Professional Flight Training is set to unveil its FAA-approved flight school at Millington Regional Jetport at a grand-opening ceremony and open house this week.

Festivities are scheduled to begin on Friday, July 10, at 2 p.m. with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at its facility, 8101 Hornet Ave., just south of the Millington Regional Jetport Terminal. CTIPFT’s chief flight instructor, Joseph MacDougall, will be on hand to answer questions about pilot training, which ranges from part-time private lessons to full-time FAA commercial training.

80. Christ Community Health Gets $1.8 Million in Federal Funds -

Christ Community Health Services in Memphis has won nearly $1.8 million in federal funds to help train more primary care doctors, with the goal of increasing access to health care services in the Memphis area.

81. New Restaurant to Open at Carriage Crossing This Fall -

A casual American restaurant brand is opening its first Tennessee location at Collierville’s Carriage Crossing this fall.

Hickory Tavern currently operates 20 restaurants in North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama. In addition to traditional American fare, it offers a full bar, 40 wine selections and 100 beer selections. It also shows a variety of sporting events.

82. Portion of Future Collierville Retirement Community Sells -

Retirement Cos. of America LLC has taken a new step in its plan to bring a retirement development called The Farms at Bailey Station to South Houston Levee Road in Collierville.

83. Share Your Vision in Concise, Compelling Ways -

How does your nonprofit report on its work? How do you share your vision, work and impact? Do you send an email? Create an annual report? What about an annual meeting bringing together donors, leaders, clients, vendors, partners, board members, and staff? Are you up to it? Can you make the time? Our perspective: How can you not afford the time?

84. Ikea Seeks $16 Million Permit For First Memphis Store -

Future Ikea Store
On 42 Acres In Cordova
Permit Cost: $16 million

Application Date: July 2015
Owner/Tenant: Ikea
Details: Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

85. Memphis City Council to Vote on Forrest Statue Removal -

[Update: Adds specifics of City Council's proposal on Nathan Bedford Forrest. The council will vote on the Forrest statue removal today.] With the city budget season done, Memphis City Council members turn their attention Tuesday, July 7, to development in the Pinch district, the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest and redrawing council district lines.

86. Cycling Ahead -

Unless you've seen the ubiquitous stations in cities like Knoxville and Nashville, it's difficult to imagine how bike sharing could connect Memphis.

Tourists and citizens can check out a bike on a per-ride or membership basis and return it to a separate station when they've reached their destination.

87. Mid-South Community College, Arkansas State Merger Now Official -

Mid-South Community College in West Memphis is now a part of the Arkansas State University System and is now known as Arkansas State University Mid-South.

ASU System President Charles Welch said Thursday that the merger became official with approval from the Higher Learning Commission.

88. After 52 Years, SRVS Closes Workshop -

After 52 years, a Memphis nonprofit that offers residential, educational and employment services to those with disabilities has closed its sheltered occupational workshop at 3592 Knight Arnold Road.

89. Mid-South Community College, Arkansas State Merger Now Official -

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) – Mid-South Community College in West Memphis is now a part of the Arkansas State University System and is now known as Arkansas State University Mid-South.

90. A Zoo With a View Toward Conservation -

Two western lowland gorilla babies were born at the Knoxville Zoo in June. Around the same time, a rare snake and an equally rare piglike little thing made their debuts, as well.

Few things are cuter than baby animals, and they can be quite a draw when the public can view them.

91. New Laws Include 48-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion -

A mandate for a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect on Wednesday, July 1.

The abortion measure affects all seven of the state’s abortion clinics. Another law will require abortion facilities performing more than 50 abortions a year be held to the same health and safety standards as other outpatient surgical facilities.

92. DHG Memphis 'Count The Cans' Program Tallies 6,000 -

The Memphis office of DHG LLP is donating nearly 6,000 canned goods to the Mid-South Food Bank.

93. Timberlake Buys Property in Williamson County -

A newspaper reports that pop music star and actor Justin Timberlake has purchased about 126 acres of land in Williamson County.

According to The Tennessean, Timberlake paid $4 million for the land on Old Highway 96 in the Leiper's Fork community through an entity with his Los Angeles-based certified public accountant as the trustee.

94. Senior Living Community in Frayser Files $6.5M Permit -

Wesley Highland Meadows senior housing community located at 3517 Andy Way in Frayser filed a $6.5 million building permit on June 24.

95. Grizzlies Spending $350,000 on Facilities Improvements -

The Memphis Grizzlies have applied for a $350,000 building permit to upgrade facilities at FedExForum, 191 Beale St.

96. I Choose Memphis: Isaac Rodriguez -

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

Name: Dr. Isaac Rodriguez

97. Shelby Farms Greenline Gardens Gets Makeover -

The Greenline Gardens at Shelby Farms Park – the centerpiece of a handful of park programs including the Farm-to-Fork Fellowship and the Greenline Garden Club Workshop series – has been given a long-overdue makeover.

98. Editorial: Ballet Memphis a Perfect Partner for Overton Square -

When news surfaced of Ballet Memphis’ impending move to Overton Square, it was met with mixed emotions.

Some groans, for sure. Midtown certainly could use a hotel, especially in the newly bustling district. And an independent, boutique hotel – which was the previous possibility for the primo real estate at the corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street – would have been a nice addition to the nightlife hotspot.

99. Plane Talk -

It was 2012 and Tom Jones was growing increasingly frustrated.

The root of Jones’ discontent was the high fares Delta Air Lines was extracting from Mid-Southerners at Memphis International Airport.

100. Timberlake Buys Property in Williamson County -

A newspaper reports that pop music star and actor Justin Timberlake has purchased about 126 acres of land in Williamson County.

According to The Tennessean, Timberlake paid $4 million for the land on Old Highway 96 in the Leiper's Fork community through an entity with his Los Angeles-based certified public accountant as the trustee.