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1. Boys & Girls Clubs of Memphis Officials Honored -

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ CEO and its career placement director picked up awards during the recent Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 109th National Conference in Chicago.

2. University of Memphis Gets 'Green' Nod From Princeton Review -

The University of Memphis’ green initiatives, including its bike share program and single-stream recycling effort, have earned the school a nod from The Princeton Review.

The education services company has named the U of M as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada. It reviewed 2,000 colleges and their green initiatives before developing The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

3. University of Memphis Gets 'Green' Nod From Princeton Review -

The University of Memphis’ green initiatives, including its bike share program and single-stream recycling effort, have earned the school a nod from The Princeton Review.

The education services company has named the U of M as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada. It reviewed 2,000 colleges and their green initiatives before developing The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

4. GoPro Film Festival Launching in Memphis -

With the unique vantage point they offer, GoPro cameras are responsible for some of the more compelling viral videos that make their way around the Web. Mounted on skydivers, birds, pets and more, they let viewers see the world often in a way they never have before.

5. Four Memphis Baseball Players Get AAC Nods -

University of Memphis first baseman Tucker Tubbs and closer Nolan Blackwood were named to the American Athletic All-Conference First Team, while outfielders Kane Barrow and Darien Tubbs earned second-team honors, the league announced on Monday, May 18.

6. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Officials Honored -

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ CEO and its career placement director picked up awards during the recent Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 109th National Conference in Chicago.

7. Nonprofit to Introduce 1,500 Memphis Children to Tennis -

Tennis Memphis, a nonprofit organization which manages and programs City Of Memphis municipal tennis courts, is entering the final four weeks of its Be A PowerServer Campaign, which ends June 5.

The effort aims to raise $30,000 towards the organization’s annual National Junior Tennis & Learning Tennis summer camps, held at 23 locations across the Memphis area.

8. IBM Team on Non-Emergency 911 Calls Sounds Familiar Theme in Memphis -

A team of outside experts will come to Memphis for a short period of time to analyze a specific problem and make recommendations to City Hall.

If that scenario sounds familiar, it’s because Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. sought the same solution in February to his administration’s stalled plan for a Mid-South Fairgrounds renovation.

9. Harold Ford Sr. Returns to Memphis Funeral Business With New Concept -

In his years as a political force in Memphis, Harold Ford Sr. was known for his attention to detail.

The former Congressman would brush past campaign workers and climb a ladder to level a campaign banner or change the layout of “the Ford ballot,” sought by everyone from presidential candidates to court clerks.

10. US Transportation Secretary Foxx to Speak in Memphis -

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is in Memphis Tuesday, May 12, to meet with leaders of the Greater Memphis Chamber as well as members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

11. Larger Aircraft, More Flights for Memphis -

More Memphis International Airport passengers can travel to Miami, Denver, Chicago and Houston starting this month, thanks to larger aircraft and an expected increase in flight frequency.

While the larger aircraft won’t bring new destinations, they will increase the number of seats available on flights to those destinations. The larger planes, coupled with some expected added frequencies to those destinations, will add an average of about four flights, or 407 seats a day, for Memphis passengers once the changes are complete.

12. Conduit to Lay Off Nearly 600 of 700 in Memphis Workforce -

Conduit Global, which opened a Cordova call center in June with $2 million in state incentives, is laying off nearly 600 of its 700 Memphis employees.

The company acknowledged the layoffs Wednesday, May 6, saying the loss of a contract triggered the decision.

13. Junior League of Memphis Hosts 6th Annual 5K for Kids -

Parents are encouraged to bring their children for a morning of family fun on Saturday, May 9.

Registration remains open for the 6th Annual Junior League of Memphis 5K for Kids – Taking Steps to End Childhood Obesity.

14. Renowned Farm-to-Table Restaurant Hitting Memphis -

A restaurant chain known for propelling the national farm-to-table dining movement will serve up its acclaimed fare at two high-profile Memphis locations.

The Kitchen, which focuses on serving healthy, locally sourced meals, will operate restaurants at Shelby Farms Park in East Memphis and Crosstown Concourse in Midtown.

15. Riverfront Restaurant Will Open for Memphis In May -

Riverfront Bar & Grill at Beale Street Landing will remain open during the Memphis In May International Festival activities in Tom Lee Park.

16. Jewell Joins Staff of Memphis Development Foundation -

Ron Jewell is joining the staff of the Memphis Development Foundation, which operates the Orpheum Theatre, as vice president of operations at the forthcoming Centre for Performing Arts Education.

17. Riverfront Bar & Grill Remains Open During Memphis in May -

Riverfront Bar & Grill at Beale Street Landing will remain open during the Memphis In May International Festival activities in Tom Lee Park.

18. Stringfellow Taking Memphis Back to the Basics -

Alex Stringfellow believes it’s time for Memphis to get back to basics.

As chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders division, he’s noticed at lecture events that questions from the audience always return to the same core subjects. This need for information, coupled with a perceived negative attitude among Memphians about the city’s issues, drove him to organize ULI Memphis’ May 4 event, “Getting Back to Basics: The Real Deal of Schools, Crime & Taxes.”

19. Pinnacle Financial of Nashville Acquires Magna Bank of Memphis -

When it comes to their newly announced entry into Memphis via an acquisition of Magna Bank, the Nashville leadership of Pinnacle Financial Partners is already thinking big – on everything from workforce to services offered to the bank’s eventual size here.

20. University of Memphis Foundation Applies for $1 Million Building Permit -

1115 E. Getwell Loop
Memphis, TN 38111
Permit Amount: $1 million

Applicant: The University of Memphis Foundation
Project Cost: $40 million
Permit Application Date: April, 2015
Architect: Fleming Architects
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc.
Details: The University of Memphis Foundation has applied for a $1 million building permit for a new facility at the university’s Park Avenue campus.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. 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.

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. Argent Financial Adds to Executive Ranks in Memphis -

Argent Financial Group and its Argent Trust Co. subsidiary have added David Franks to executive ranks as senior vice president and relationship manager.

45. California Group Buys Memphis Storage Business -

A California-based national operator of storage facilities has acquired a Hickory Hill mini-storage facility for $3.4 million.

Westport Memphis Self storage LLC, which is affiliated with Irvine, Cali.-based U.S. Storage Centers Inc., acquired the storage facility at 3455 Hickory Hill Road from Hickory Hill Self Storage LLC, according to a March 9 warranty deed.

46. Average Airfares Falling At Memphis International -

Thanks to the entrance of low-cost carriers, the average domestic airfare at Memphis International Airport dropped, according to figures released by the Department of Transportation.

The average airfare in Memphis continues to trend downward, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

47. University of Memphis Research Forum on March 30 -

The University of Memphis will host its 27th annual Student Research Forum Monday, March 30.

Students in engineering, physical and applied sciences, life/health sciences, liberal and fine arts, education, business, social and behavioral sciences and math and computer science will present poster displays at the forum. The 161 undergraduate and graduate students participating can win up to $3,000 in prizes.

48. Argent Financial Adds To Executive Ranks in Memphis -

Argent Financial Group and its Argent Trust Co. subsidiary have added David Franks to executive ranks as senior vice president and relationship manager.

49. Marco’s Pizza Franchisee Eyes More Memphis-Area Stores -

With one Germantown location under his belt, Marco’s Pizza owner Peter Morgan is eyeing at least three more locations in the Memphis area.

50. More Alleged Rapists Identified By Kit Testing in Memphis -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say more than 5,600 of 12,000 backlogged rape evidence kits have been tested in Memphis, leading to the identification of nearly three dozen alleged rapists.

51. Salinger Legal Case Surfaces in Memphis Federal Court -

A Memphis company that last summer published three short stories by J.D. Salinger in the U.S. is suing the J.D. Salinger Literary Trust over its plans to publish the trio as “Three Early Stories” in foreign markets.

52. California Group Buys Memphis Storage Business -

A California-based national operator of storage facilities has acquired a Hickory Hill mini-storage facility for $3.4 million.

Westport Memphis Self storage LLC, which is affiliated with Irvine, Cali.-based U.S. Storage Centers Inc., acquired the storage facility at 3455 Hickory Hill Road from Hickory Hill Self Storage LLC, according to a March 9 warranty deed.

53. Special Prosecutor Appointed in Case of Memphis Woman -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A special prosecutor has been sworn in to handle the case against a woman who received a new trial in the stabbing death of her mother.

D. Michael Dunavant was appointed to prosecute the second-degree murder case against Noura Jackson of Memphis.

54. Impact Innovations Wants to Bring Gift Wrap Production Back to Memphis -

The Minnesota company that bought some assets from the old Cleo Inc. gift wrap company four years ago wants to once again make wrapping paper in Memphis.

55. Average Airfares Falling at Memphis International -

Thanks to the entrance of low-cost carriers, the average domestic airfare at Memphis International Airport dropped, according to figures released by the Department of Transportation.

The average airfare in Memphis continues to trend downward, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

56. University of Memphis to Honor Distinguished Alumni -

Hilliard Crews, Wink Martindale and Diane Vescovo are among the individuals receiving 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards from the University of Memphis Alumni Association.

57. L’Ecole Culinaire Debuts Food Truck in Memphis -

L’Ecole Culinaire is joining the food truck scene in Memphis.

The organization’s “Le Food Truck” will be staffed by chef instructors and students, serving up a rotating menu.

58. Shaffer Joins District 5 Memphis City Council Race -

Local labor leader Paul Shaffer has joined the field of declared candidates for the District 5 seat on the Memphis City Council.

59. EFCO Corp. Leases West Memphis Industrial Space -

A large supplier of shoring for the concrete construction industry is opening a manufacturing facility in West Memphis, Ark., snatching up the last vacant industrial space in the city just across the Mississippi River.

60. Airfares Falling in Memphis -

Thanks to the entrance of low-cost carriers, the average domestic airfare at Memphis International Airport dropped, according to figures released by the Department of Transportation.

Memphis International experienced a 4.7 percent decrease in average fares in third quarter 2014, the fourth-largest decrease in the nation. Nationwide, average fares increased by 1.6 percent.

61. Scarboro Tapped as St. Louis Fed Regional Executive in Memphis -

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has chosen Doug Scarboro as the new regional executive for the St. Louis Fed’s Memphis branch.

62. L’Ecole Culinaire Debuts Food Truck in Memphis -

L’Ecole Culinaire is joining the food truck scene in Memphis.

The organization’s Le Food Truck will be staffed by chef instructors and students, serving up a rotating menu.

Instructors have designed a signature item for food truck diners called “Le Cone,” which combines grilled chicken, penne pasta, tomatoes and bacon tossed with a cheesy cream sauce inside of a house-made bread cone. It costs $8.

63. Paul Shaffer Joins District 5 Memphis City Council Race -

Local labor leader Paul Shaffer has joined the field of declared candidates for the District 5 seat on the Memphis City Council.

Shafer, leader of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 474, said in a written statement Thursday, March 5, that he intends to run for the council seat on the October ballot.

64. EFCO Corp. Leases Last West Memphis Industrial Spot -

A large supplier of shoring for the concrete construction industry is opening a manufacturing facility in West Memphis, Ark., snatching up the last vacant industrial space in the city just across the Mississippi River.

65. REIT Pays $32.4 Million for East Memphis Hotel -

A Dallas-based hotel real estate investment trust has acquired the Marriott Memphis East hotel in East Memphis for $32.4 million.

Ashford Memphis LP, which is affiliated with Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Trust, bought the 232-room hotel, located at Poplar and I-240, from Noble I Memphis LLC, according to a Feb. 25 warranty deed. The purchase price breaks down to roughly $139,655 per room.

66. University of Memphis Adds ‘Materials Science’ to Physics Name -

The University of Memphis Department of Physics is now the Department of Physics and Materials Science.

The name change reflects the department’s status as offering the only materials science program in West Tennessee.

67. REIT Pays $32.4 Million for East Memphis Hotel -

A Dallas-based hotel real estate investment trust has acquired the Marriott Memphis East hotel in East Memphis for $32.4 million.

Ashford Memphis LP, which is affiliated with Dallas-based Ashford Hospitality Trust, bought the 232-room hotel, located at Poplar and I-240, from Noble I Memphis LLC, according to a Feb. 25 warranty deed. The purchase price breaks down to roughly $139,655 per room.

68. Goldman Sachs ‘Confident’ in Memphis -

In April, Rachel Diller, managing director of the urban investment group at Goldman Sachs, received a phone call in her New York office from officials at Phoenix-based Dudley Ventures.

The executives at Dudley Ventures, which specializes in large tax-credit supported projects, were arranging financing for the $200 million effort to transform the old Sears Crosstown property and wanted to know if the New York-based investment bank was interested.

69. The Big, Red Heart of Memphis -

Whether intentional or the result of a collection of individual decisions, a skyline defines the unique characteristics of a city and the people who live there.

It is made up of landmarks that tell an ever changing story of a city, and its vision for the future. Memphis is easily identified by its Pyramid and lighted bridge, but it is the big, red heart in the sky, hovering above Memphis, that speaks to me about the Memphis I know. That landmark heart captures the essence of what we are really all about. Regardless of politics or problems, it says, “Memphis cares.”

70. New Pancake-Focused Restaurant Coming to East Memphis -

It’s a tradition in Tressa Ogles’ house for the family to sit down together on Saturday mornings and enjoy a pancake breakfast.

Often, she’ll go out for a run, and by the time she’s back, her husband and children have the pancakes ready. It was no surprise, then, that when she and husband Bill Ogles – both lifelong Memphians – decided to go into business for themselves and open a restaurant, it would be a breakfast joint.

71. Mike Shildt: From College Walk-On To Memphis Redbirds Manager -

Any professional baseball player can tell you about the stigmas he has to fight. For one guy, it might be that he doesn’t hit with enough power. And for another it might be that he doesn’t make consistent enough contact.

72. Harris’ Bill Faces Opposition From Memphis City Council Members -

Legislation by Sen. Lee Harris requiring local governments to hold a referendum before they take on “extraordinary” debt could run into opposition from his own City Council and municipal leaders across Tennessee.

73. University of Memphis Engineering Alumni Plan Busy 2015 -

The alumni chapter of the University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering is ramping up efforts to help develop a strong engineering community in the city.

New president Jason Pendergrass said his goals include building alumni membership as well as helping the group act as a liaison between the university, local businesses and Shelby County at large.

74. Allegiant Air to Take Off in Memphis -

Allegiant Air will bring its ultra-low-cost service to Memphis International Airport beginning May 22 with nonstop flights to Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and its hometown of Las Vegas, the company announced Wednesday.

75. Former Miami Mayor Diaz to Speak in Memphis -

In his forward to former Miami mayor Manny Diaz’s book “Miami Transformed,” Michael Bloomberg said Diaz will go down in history as one of the country’s most innovative urban leaders.

76. February 17 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 17, 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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77. Ioby Platform Launches Campaign in Memphis -

The online platform for “citizen-led, neighbor-funded projects” ioby has announced a new $50,000 challenge to make a big impact in neighborhoods around Memphis.

The campaign, called “discover ioby,” hopes to spur as many as 20 new projects across the city. From April 11 through April 15, $50,000 in new funds will be available to match dollars raised for small-scale projects that make Memphis’ blocks and neighborhoods more livable, fun and safe.

78. Ioby Platform Launches Campaign in Memphis -

The online platform for “citizen-led, neighbor-funded projects” ioby has announced a new $50,000 challenge to make a big impact in neighborhoods around Memphis.

The campaign, called “discover ioby,” hopes to spur as many as 20 new projects across the city. From April 11 through April 15, $50,000 in new funds will be available to match dollars raised for small-scale projects that make Memphis neighborhoods more livable, fun and safe.

79. Fogelman Company Launching Retail Center in East Memphis -

6544 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38118

Permit Amount: $3.2 million

Permit Application Date: February, 2015

80. Family Entertainment Chain Coming to Memphis -

Main Event Entertainment is bringing its “Eat. Bowl. Play.” experience to Memphis with a 50,056-square-foot entertainment center and restaurant at Appling Road and Interstate 40.

The Dallas-based family entertainment chain bills itself as “the fastest-growing family entertainment chain in America.”

81. Joerger to Co-Chair Event Benefiting Tennis Memphis -

Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger and his wife, Kara Joerger, will co-chair the second annual “A Serving for Tennis” event Feb. 20 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum. The event will benefit Tennis Memphis and their National Junior Tennis and Learning program.

82. Fogelman Moving Forward With East Memphis Retail Center -

A company affiliated with Robert F. Fogelman II is moving forward with plans to build a new retail center on a key piece of land in the heart of East Memphis.

Crown Centre LLC has applied for a $3.2 million building permit to build the “shell” of a 29,000-square-foot, single-story retail building on the site of the old Cozymel’s Mexican Grill site at 6544 Poplar Ave., near International Paper’s campus in East Memphis.

83. Anderson Receives Final Memphis Open Wild Card -

The Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster has announced that world No. 15 Kevin Anderson has received the final wild card into the main draw of the 2015 Memphis Open, to be held Feb. 7-15 at The Racquet Club of Memphis.

84. February 3 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 3, 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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85. Joerger to Co-Chair Event Benefiting Tennis Memphis -

Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Dave Joerger and his wife, Kara Joerger, will co-chair the second annual “A Serving for Tennis” event Feb. 20 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum. The event will benefit Tennis Memphis and their National Junior Tennis and Learning program.

86. Cheesecake Factory Scouting First Memphis Location -

The Cheesecake Factory, a wildly popular restaurant chain known for its expansive menu and generous portions, is eyeing the Wolfchase Galleria in Cordova for its first Memphis-area location, according to sources with knowledge of the plans.

87. Editorial: Family Businesses Essential to Memphis' Destiny -

Locally owned businesses that endure over generations are a way of building the wealth that can transform Memphis.

It’s not a wealth that lives on Easy Street necessarily.

It is the kind of wealth that can, at times, make business owners wonder why they are pursuing the business that they, as children, watched their parents struggle with.

88. Jobless Rates for Memphis, Shelby County Drop -

The unemployment rates for Shelby County and the city of Memphis both fell by about a percentage point in December, according to new figures out today from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

89. Randy Odom Named CEO of Memphis Athletic Ministries -

Randy Odom has been named president and chief executive officer of Memphis Athletic Ministries. Odom joined MAM in 2006 as a neighborhood center director and became chief operating officer in 2012. In his new role, he oversees all operations and programming for 10 neighborhood youth centers that serve more than 900 underserved youth after school each day.

90. EDGE Approves Incentives for Memphis Ikea Store -

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has been awarded an 11-year tax break to develop a $64 million store near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway that is expected to employ 175 people.

The board of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine on Wednesday, Jan. 21, approved the controversial payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive on an 8-1 vote, with Larry Jackson voting against the measure.

91. Former University of Memphis Provost Ralph Faudree Dies -

Ralph Faudree, the former provost of the University of Memphis from 2001 to his retirement in 2012, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, according to the university.

Faudree also served as interim president of the university between the departure of V. Lane Rawlins and the arrival of Shirley Raines.

92. Youth Take Charge of Ignite Memphis Event -

Ignite Memphis is a popular event young professionals typically pack each time it’s held, in addition to participating as speakers. The events revolve around a group of people making slide-based presentations about any topic they want, featuring whatever they want to say about anything they think can hold a crowd’s interest.

93. University of Memphis Awarded Grant for Nutrition Study -

Marie van der Merwe, assistant professor of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Memphis, has received a grant of nearly $400,000 from the Juice Plus Co. to direct a clinical trial evaluating the health benefits of a dried fruit and vegetable supplement.

94. Q&A: Jake Elliott, University of Memphis Placekicker -

FAST FACTS: Elliott was the American Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year in 2014 as a sophomore; he scored 13 points in the Miami Beach Bowl victory to give him 120 for the year, second in school history to the 138 points scored by running back DeAngelo Williams in 2004; Elliott holds the school record for longest field goal (56 yards) and kicked a 55-yard field goal to tie the score in the bowl game vs. BYU and send the game into a second overtime.

95. Cold Elvis Presley Fans Celebrate His Birthday in Memphis -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Elvis Presley fans have gathered at Graceland in sub-freezing temperatures to celebrate what would have been the late singer's 80th birthday.

Priscilla Presley, who was married to the rock 'n' roll icon, and their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, joined fans from around the world for a cake-cutting ceremony Thursday outside Graceland, Elvis' longtime Memphis home. They also sang "Happy Birthday" in 15-degree weather.

96. University of Memphis Awarded Grant for Nutrition Study -

Marie van der Merwe, assistant professor of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Memphis, has received a grant of nearly $400,000 from the Juice Plus Co. to direct a clinical trial evaluating the health benefits of a dried fruit and vegetable supplement.

97. Corps of Engineers Begins River Work South of Memphis -

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began work Monday, Jan. 5, on widening the navigation channel of the Mississippi River south of Memphis.

The work in six bendways on weirs extending from the west bank will close the river to commercial barge tows each day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. between river mile 637 and 630. The work, which will be in the middle of the river, approximately 600 feet from the banks, is expected to take three months.

98. I-55 Traffic at West Memphis to Be Narrowed -

One lane of Interstate 55 northbound at West Memphis will be closed to allow for inspection of the I-55 bridge over the Mississippi River.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane with the closing of the outside lane from Monday, Jan. 5, through Friday, Jan. 9, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, weather permitting.

99. Hollywood Furniture Marks 90 Years in North Memphis -

You don’t see many furniture stores that are also hardware stores. But then not many furniture and hardware stores have been around for 90 years – and on the same street corner.

Hollywood Furniture and Hardware Co. marked its 90th year in business in 2014.

100. FBI Asks Agencies to Watch Memphis Bridges -

The FBI asked law officers assigned to areas around the Mississippi River bridges at Memphis, Tennessee, to help keep an eye on the spans after a vague threat came in warning that one would be blown up.