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1. Finalists Named for Southwest President -

Southwest Tennessee Community College has narrowed its search for a new president.

The Memphis school releases a list of four finalists for the position: Edythe M. Abdullah, special advisor to the president at the University of North Florida; Tracy D. Hall, vice president of academic affairs at St. Louis (Missouri) Community College – Forest Park; Anthony G. Kinkel, president of Wichita (Kansas) Area Technical College; and Kenyatta K. Lovett, assistant vice chancellor for community college initiatives at the Tennessee Board of Regents.

2. Will McGhee Tyson Expansion Lure Southwest? -

With some of the preliminary work out of the way, the ambitious airfield reconstruction project at Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport could begin in earnest as early as August.

The makeover is expected to bring in new business and support existing enterprise in East Tennessee and, airport officials say, help lure the popular carrier Southwest Airlines to Knoxville.

3. Four Finalists Named for Southwest President Position -

Southwest Tennessee Community College has narrowed its search for a new president.

The Memphis school releases a list of four finalists for the position: Edythe M. Abdullah, special advisor to the president at the University of North Florida; Tracy D. Hall, vice president of academic affairs at St. Louis (Missouri) Community College – Forest Park; Anthony G. Kinkel, president of Wichita (Kansas) Area Technical College; and Kenyatta K. Lovett, assistant vice chancellor for community college initiatives at the Tennessee Board of Regents.

4. Methodist South to Expand Emergency Department -

Methodist South Hospital is pursuing an $8.75 million project that includes renovating and expanding its emergency department.

The hospital recently submitted a certificate-of-need application to request state approval for a “significant renovation and expansion” of its emergency department, the hospital said this week. That proposal asks for an expansion of the current emergency department from 9,950 square feet to about 22,750 square feet, with the expansion allowing for not only more space but more efficient care for the more than 60,000 patients the emergency department treats each year.

5. Methodist South Expanding Emergency Department -

Methodist South Hospital is pursuing an $8.75 million project that includes renovating and expanding its emergency department.

The hospital recently submitted a certificate-of-need application to request state approval for a “significant renovation and expansion” of its emergency department, the hospital said this week. That proposal asks for an expansion of the current emergency department from 9,950 square feet to about 22,750 square feet, with the expansion allowing for not only more space but more efficient care for the more than 60,000 patients the emergency department treats each year.

6. Southern College of Optometry Appoints Interim Leaders -

The Southern College of Optometry has announced new interim leadership following the resignation of Dr. Richard Phillips as president.

7. 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.

8. Racers Ready for Fairway 5K at TPC Southwind Saturday -

In connection with the annual PGA Tour stop in Memphis, the Fairway 5K will be held at 8 a.m. on April 11 at TPC Southwind. The event runs through the Southwind community before coming down the stretch on the FedEx St. Jude Classic’s finishing holes.

9. 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.

10. Southeast Memphis Property Fetches $2.4 Million -

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

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

11. New Home for Elvis Jets Proposed South of Graceland -

The company that owns two of Elvis Presley’s jets – which have been on display for nearly 30 years as part of Graceland property tours – wants to move the jets to five acres just across the southern border Elvis Presley Enterprises-owned land.

12. Mid-South Food Truck Fest Coming to Tiger Lane -

About 25 food trucks are set to descend on Tiger Lane next week, along with musicians to provide live entertainment, as part of the first Mid-South Food Truck Fest.

Admission to the April 18 event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is free to the public. Fest organizer Stanley Perrin, owner of Revolution Printing and Graphics, said the one-day event will benefit Literacy Mid-South and Southern Friends Animal Society.

13. South Main Property Fetches $1.5 Million -

A mixed-used property in the booming South Main area has traded hands for $1.5 million.

An entity operating as 266 Lofts LLC bought the Class C building at 266 S. Front St. from Southfront Partners, in care of Ted Martin, according to a March 27 warranty deed. Built in 1957, the 33,318-square-foot building is located on the east side of Main between Beale Street and Pontotoc Avenue.

14. South Main Property Fetches $1.5 Million -

A mixed-used property in the booming South Main area has traded hands for $1.5 million.

An entity operating as 266 Lofts LLC bought the Class C building at 266 S. Front St. from Southfront Partners, in care of Ted Martin, according to a March 27 warranty deed.

15. South Front Street Property Sells for $840,000 -

A Downtown property has traded hands for $840,000.

Stars & Stripes 1B LLC acquired 316 S. Front St. and 324 S. Front St. from Front & Vance LLC, according to a March 27 warranty deed.

16. Archimania Moving Forward With South Main Plans -

Memphis architecture firm archimania is inching closer to building a new headquarters and apartment development in the South Main neighborhood Downtown.

Archimania hopes to build a 5,000-square-foot office building, a 20-space surface parking lot and a six-unit apartment building at 705 S. Main St., which is located southeast of the Main and East Carolina Avenue intersection.

17. Tanger Outlets to Open Southaven Mall in November -

What is now a field near Interstate 55 and Church Road in Southaven, Miss., soon will become an outlet-shopping destination.

The 310,000-square-foot Tanger Factory Outlets Centers Inc. shopping center should be ready for shoppers by Nov. 19, just in time for Christmas.

18. Southwest Saw February Gains in Traffic, Capacity -

Southwest Airlines Co. said Wednesday that passengers flew more, flights were more crowded, and a key revenue figure increased in February compared with a year earlier.

19. Southern Folklore Music in March Series Kicks Off -

The Daddy Mack Blues Band kicks off the Music in March @Southern Folklore series from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the Center for Southern Folklore, 119-123 S. Main Street.

20. Southbrook Project Resurfaces Again -

The owners of Southbrook Mall got $1.5 million in improvements from City Hall this week. But it wasn’t the $1.5 million the owners of the Whitehaven mall wanted in 2012, when the city contemplated giving them that sum to fix the roof and make repairs to the mall’s heating and air conditioning system.

21. Chancellor Sought for Arkansas State University Mid-South -

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas State University and Mid-South Community College have started the search for a chancellor when the two merge later this year.

The community college in West Memphis will become Arkansas State University Mid-South on July 1, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission. ASU and Mid-South Community College officials approved the merger in January.

22. Co-Branded Hilton to Rise in Germantown -

The first major mixed-use development in Germantown’s western gateway zone is moving forward and will include the first co-branded hotel in the Memphis area.

Developer Ray Gill of Gill Properties is moving forward with plans to build a development that includes office, retail and hotel space on the 10-acre site in Germantown that formerly housed the Nelson-Kirby Farm House.

23. Morris Explains Why He’s Leaving Downtown Memphis Commission -

Paul Morris will leave his post as president of the Downtown Memphis Commission late this year to become president of his family’s business, Jack Morris Auto Glass.

24. US Consumer Sentiment Slips in February on Icy Weather -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years.

25. Events -

The University of Memphis Career Services Office and Academic Internship Office will hold the spring Career and Internship Expo Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Uni-versity Center ballroom, 499 University St. Attendees should dress professionally and bring cop-ies of their resume. Cost is free and open to U of M students and alumni. Visit mem-phis.edu/careerservices or call 901-678-2239.

26. McCray to Be Inducted Into High School Hall of Fame -

Former Collierville High School basketball star Nikki McCray will become the 10th person and first female athlete from the state of Tennessee to be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame.

27. Arizona Real Estate Firm Buys Storage Facility for $3.8 Million -

An Arizona-based real estate firm has acquired a Memphis mini-storage facility for $3.8 million.

Phoenix-based AMERCO Real Estate Co. bought the American Mini Storage facility at 7399 U.S. 64 from 7399 US Highway 64 Holdings LLC, which is affiliated with Florida-based LNR Partners Inc., for $3.8 million, according to a Feb. 24 warranty deed.

28. Memphis Equipment's Roots Go Back to World War II -

To most Memphians driving past the Memphis Equipment Co. front lot on South Third Street near E.H. Crump Boulevard, the company appears to be a small lot of vintage U.S. Army vehicles.

29. U of M Football to Host Ole Miss Rebels in October -

The University of Memphis football team’s 2015 schedule includes an early road game at Big 12 member Kansas and an Oct. 17 home game vs. the University of Mississippi.

It will mark the Rebels’ first visit to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium since 2009.

30. Georgia Investors Buys Southeast Memphis Hotel -

A Georgia-based investor has purchased a Southeast Memphis hotel for $1 million.

The Inn at American Way LLC, operating in care of Atlanta-based businessman Amish Patel, bought the Home One hotel at 4300 American Way from Motel 6 Operating LP, according to a Feb. 10 warranty deed.

31. Events -

Leadership Memphis will host its 2015 Leadership Awards Luncheon Wednesday, March 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Awardees Pat Halloran, Brian Stephens and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare will be honored for empowering the community and making a positive impact in the Mid-South. Tickets are $50. Visit leadershipmemphis.org.

32. This week in Memphis history: February 27-March 5 -

1985: The Center City Commission declared 1984 a “record year” for Downtown, with seven residential projects totaling 500 units underway, bringing the total number of Downtown apartments and condominiums to 1,113 with almost 2,000 people living Downtown. In office development, 13 projects were underway in 1984, adding 1.3 million square feet of office space. The projects included the renovations of Brinkley Plaza and the Falls Building as well as construction of Morgan Keegan Tower and One Memphis Place.

33. Fresh Selection -

It would seem I Love Memphis blogger Holly Whitfield was correct last year with a forecast that called for a “permanent Foodnado” in Memphis.

34. Lady Vols Seem to Be Slipping Off National Stage -

KNOXVILLE – There is a bronze statue of legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt standing proudly across the street from Thompson-Boling Arena.

Summitt’s arms are crossed and she has a smile on her face. Thousands of Lady Vols fans have walked past the Summitt statue since it was unveiled Nov. 22, 2013.

35. Events -

South Main Trolley Night will be held Friday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Visit gosouthmain.com/trolley-night.html for details.

36. Point in Time -

About three years ago, what amounts to a very informal census of the city’s homeless – those without shelter – counted 259 people, with 135 of them being deemed the most vulnerable for harm if they remained homeless.

37. County Home Sales Dip in January -

Fewer homes were sold in Shelby County in January when compared to last year, but pricing remained strong.

There were 1,018 homes sold in Shelby County in January, down 7.5 percent from 1,100 sales in January 2014, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

38. Events -

The Daily News will host the 2015 Women & Business Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Brooks Museum auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception with the panelists. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

39. FAA: Southwest for Now Can Use Planes That Missed Inspection -

DALLAS (AP) – Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days.

40. Tigers Football to Host Ole Miss Rebels in October -

The University of Memphis football team’s 2015 schedule includes an early road game at Big 12 member Kansas and an Oct. 17 home game vs. the University of Mississippi.

It will mark the Rebels’ first visit to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium since 2009.

41. Events -

Rhodes College will host writer and translator Sarah Ruden for its annual Batey Lecture Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Ruden will present “Divine Comedy, Earlier Than You Think: Vergil, Augustine, the Bible.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

42. Crone Promoted at Trane Mid-South -

Jim Crone has been promoted to comprehensive solutions business development manager with Trane Mid-South. In his new role, Crone will work with large commercial, industrial and institutional customers throughout the Mid-South to develop performance-based comprehensive solutions for capital improvements and operational efficiencies.

43. Blues Birthplace -

Every day, Tunica, Miss., was missing an opportunity. Worst of all, that opportunity was passing by on the Blues Highway, also known as U.S. 61.

“You come out of Memphis and Beale and Graceland, and those interested in the genre of the blues were coming south and going to Clarksdale,” said Webster Franklin, president and CEO of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Before the museum, people would just drive right by. Now, those folks will make the museum their first stop in Mississippi.”

44. US Home Sales Plunge 4.9 Percent in January -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home sales struck a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months.

The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes tumbled 4.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million. That brings sales down to their lowest level since April 2014.

45. Labor Chief: Unions to Push on Wages in 2016 Campaign -

ATLANTA (AP) – Politicians of all ideologies have failed American workers in an era of rising corporate profits and declining wages, the nation's top labor leader said Monday, vowing to pressure candidates running for president in 2016 to address the issue.

46. Visitors’ Center in Tunica Offers Intro to Blues Heritage -

Mississippi has a small new museum dedicated to the state’s blues heritage.

Gateway to the Blues Museum opened this past week inside a visitors’ center on U.S. Highway 61 in Tunica.

47. Southaven Plans to Become Regional Shopping Destination -

Local officials are expecting the outlet mall under construction by Tanger and Poag Shopping Centers to make Southaven a regional business destination.

“We are 250 miles from six states and we will probably draw from all of them,” Carmen Kyle, executive director of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce, told The Commercial Appeal. “This isn’t your local mall.”

48. Georgia Investor Buys Southeast Memphis Hotel -

A Georgia-based investor has purchased a Southeast Memphis hotel for $1 million.

The Inn at American Way LLC, operating in care of Atlanta-based businessman Amish Patel, bought the Home One hotel at 4300 American Way from Motel 6 Operating LP, according to a Feb. 10 warranty deed.

49. Events -

Greater Memphis National College Fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Students and parents can meet with admission representatives from a wide range of colleges and universities, learn about financial aid and more. Cost is free; registration is required. Visit nacacnet.org.

50. EDGE Leader Faults 'Vague' Concerns About Incentives -

The president of the Economic Development Growth Engine wants Memphis City Council members and Shelby County commissioners to approve proposed changes to payment-in-lieu-of taxes incentives the EDGE board grants.

51. Memphis Grizzlies Win Two Emmy Awards -

Following a franchise-best eight Emmy nominations by The Nashville/Mid-South Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Memphis Grizzlies have won two Emmy awards at the 29th Annual Mid-South Emmy Awards.

52. Fred’s Offering Free Blood Pressure Screenings -

February is American Heart Month, and to help raise awareness and show support, fred’s Pharmacy is providing free blood pressure screenings and donating up to $50,000 to the American Heart Association.

53. I Choose Memphis: Adele Landers -

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

Name: Adele Landers

Job & company: Client Adviser, SunTrust Private Wealth Management

54. City Requests Fairgrounds Review by ULI Experts -

The upcoming review of the Fairgrounds redevelopment concept by a group of Urban Land Institute experts will move quickly and could be a political wild card.

The city’s request last week for a review by Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Services goes to a part of the planning and land use nonprofit that has been specializing in such political hot potatoes since 1948.

55. Relevant Again? 10 Keys to Success for UT Baseball -

KNOXVILLE – Tennessee baseball coach Dave Serrano wasn’t pushing the panic button after his team lost two of three games in their season opening series at Florida International University in Miami last weekend.

56. Memphis Women in Business Face Low Receipts -

With a new political and civic push to improve minority business growth in Memphis’ public and private sectors, businesses owned by women are a specific part of the minority business community challenged in unique ways.

57. City Wants Urban Land Institute to Review of Fairgrounds -

City Housing and Community Development Director Robert Lipscomb wants the Urban Land Institute to “review, evaluate and issue recommendations” on the Wharton administration’s Fairgrounds redevelopment plan after leading a set of public hearings and discussions that would take place over a five-day period.

58. Events -

City of Memphis, Shelby County Schools AmeriCorps VISTA programs and Grizzlies Foundation TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership will host the Tennessee Community Solutions Summit Thursday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Schools Teaching and Learning Academy, 2485 Union Ave. The summit will focus on mentoring as a solution to challenges faces faced by Memphis youth. Email maria.furhmann@memphistn.gov.

59. Raleigh Springs Mall Tests Town Center Concept -

The idea that a declining shopping mall can be redeveloped and reinvigorated as a “town center” with local government offices as a catalyst for private developers appears to be on its way to a meeting with reality.

60. Council Critical of Wharton Debt Restructuring -

First reviews from Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Feb. 17, to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton’s plan to restructure the city’s debt payments were harsh and skeptical.

Wharton wasn’t present in council committee sessions Tuesday as council member Jim Strickland played audio of Wharton in 2010 telling council members that the restructuring of city debt then was a “plain vanilla” transaction.

61. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. will meet Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

62. Lowery Installed as President of Association for Women Attorneys -

Keating Lowery has been installed as the 2015 president of the Association for Women Attorneys. As an attorney with Lawrence & Russell PLC, Lowery devotes her practice to litigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries and third-party administrators throughout the United States.

63. Wharton: Tourism Is Serious Business -

Sometimes in tourism, it is the little things that count. But “little” is relative. Consider the digital LED display screen on the west wall of the Memphis Cook Convention Center – big enough to be seen by eastbound traffic on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge – which local leaders debuted this month after three years of planning.

64. Fred’s Super Dollar Offers Free Screenings in February -

February is American Heart Month, and to help raise awareness and show support, fred’s Pharmacy is providing free blood pressure screenings and donating up to $50,000 to the American Heart Association.

65. Memphis Grizzlies Win Two Mid-South Emmy Awards -

Following a franchise-best eight Emmy nominations by The Nashville/Mid-South Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Memphis Grizzlies have won two Emmy awards at the 29th Annual Mid-South Emmy Awards.

66. Events -

Beale Street Merchants Association will hold the annual Mardi Gras parade Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. on Beale Street. The celebration will feature a fanfare of carts, horse-drawn carriages, bicycles and wagons decorated for Mardi Gras, plus beads, candy, and jazz and blues music. Visit bealestreetmerchants.com.

67. All-Star Game Special Night For Brothers Gasol -

Pau Gasol won the historic tip-off from younger brother Marc, making official the Brothers Gasol as the first brothers in league history to start in the NBA All-Star Game.

Marc, the beloved Grizzlies center, finished with six point and 10 rebounds. Pau, a former Grizzly and now a Chicago Bull, scored 10 points with 12 rebounds.

68. Debt, Pension Overhang Top City Council Priorities -

UPDATE: Council committee sessions are beginning late Tuesday – at 10:30 a.m. – because of weather-related road conditions, and committees will have a condensed schedule, according to council staff.

69. Luttrell Scolds State Legislators -

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell says the political forces that defeated the Insure Tennessee proposal of Gov. Bill Haslam this month in Nashville weren’t in a fight with Washington and President Barack Obama

70. Events -

Beale Street Merchants Association will hold the annual Mardi Gras parade Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. on Beale Street. The celebration will feature a fanfare of carts, horse-drawn carriages, bicycles and wagons decorated in Mardi Gras fashion; beads and candy; and jazz and blues music. Visit bealestreetmerchants.com.

71. Alternative Ending -

The city of Memphis secured $6.7 million in federal funding last week to improve and rehab public housing.

Meanwhile, the city’s application for a much larger federal grant to demolish the city’s last large public housing development was making the rounds at the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

72. Hagar Donates $25,000 to Blues Hall of Fame -

Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar & Grill formally opened at Southland Park in West Memphis Friday, Feb. 6, with a ceremony attended by the Red Rocker himself.

The rock-and-roller also donated $25,000 to the Blues Hall of Fame on the other side of the Mississippi River.

73. Running Pony, Sullivan Win Regional Emmys -

Memphis creative groups Running Pony and Sullivan Branding have won second straight regional Emmy awards for work they produced for the University of Memphis Tigers football team.

The two companies' "Watercooler Guys" ads for Memphis Football from the 2013 season garnered the entities Emmy awards for a second year for the campaign.

74. Digital Billboard Debuts on Cook Convention Center -

A digital LED display screen on the west wall of the Memphis Cook Convention Center was turned on Wednesday, Feb. 12, with a ceremonial flip of the switch.

The screen, 39 feet by 14 feet 6 inches, is visible to eastbound traffic on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge and has been a goal of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau for three years.

75. Events -

Beale Street Merchants Association will host Beale’s annual Mardi Gras parade Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will feature a fanfare of carts, horse-drawn carriages, bicycles and wagons decorated in Mardi Gras fashion; beads and candy; and jazz and blues music. Visit bealestreetmerchants.com.

76. Jones, Vols Make Honor Roll With Recruiting Class -

KNOXVILLE – Butch Jones has done it again.

Tennessee’s football coach has created a national buzz with his 2015 recruiting class.

UT finished with the No. 4 class in the nation as rated by 247Sports and ended up ranked No. 5 by Rivals when the Feb. 4 national signing day was over.

77. This Week in Memphis History: February 13-19 -

2005: Molson Coors Brewing Co. announced it would close its Memphis brewery in Hickory Hill in 2007 as a result of the Canadian company’s merger with Adolph Coors Co. of Colorado. At the time, the brewery and bottling plant employed 410 people. The phase-out was to begin in the second half of 2005. Today the brewery is known as Blues City Brewery, a part of City Brewing of Latrobe, Wis., producing beers and other beverages under numerous brand names.

78. Digital Billboard Debuts On Convention Center -

A digital LED display screen on the west wall of the Memphis Cook Convention Center was turned on Wednesday, Feb. 12, with a ceremonial flip of the switch.

The screen, 39 feet by 14 feet 6 inches, is visible to eastbound traffic on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge and has been a goal of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau for three years.

79. Running Pony, Sullivan Branding Win Regional Emmy Awards for Tigers Football -

Memphis creative groups Running Pony and Sullivan Branding have won second straight regional Emmy awards for work they produced for the University of Memphis Tigers football team.

The two companies’ “Watercooler Guys” ads for Memphis Football from the 2013 season garnered the entities Emmy awards for a second year for the campaign.

80. Beyond Gaming -

Nearly 60 years ago – even before the Hernando DeSoto Bridge was built across the Mississippi River – Southland Park opened with greyhound dog racing in West Memphis.

Since then it has become Southland Park Gaming and Racing with gambling on horse races simulcast from Oaklawn as well as slot machines and table games.

81. New Zoo Parking Plan Proposed -

The latest proposal to solve the parking tension within Overton Park has none of the major elements of what appeared to be a compromise in the works this past spring when overflow Memphis Zoo parking on the Overton Park greensward prompted protests.

82. Southwest Announces Memphis-Dallas Schedule -

Southwest Airlines has loaded the new Memphis International Airport-Dallas Love Field Airport flights into their schedule, with flights starting April 8, and has announced introductory fares as low as $49.

83. Wharton Calls for Outside Fairgrounds Review -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. told the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Feb. 10, that the ambitious recasting of the Mid-South Fairgrounds – a project that is solely a City Hall creation at this point -- is going to get a second look from outside consultants.

84. Medical Supply Companies Join Forces -

The name over the door at Allied Medical’s East Memphis location is changing, part of the company’s integration with its new parent, Mid-South Medical and Mobility.

85. Let Hackers In: Experts Say Traps Might Be Better Than Walls -

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul.

86. Wade to Lead Southern College of Optometry's Hayes Center -

Dr. Lisa Wade has been named director of the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence at Southern College of Optometry, which focuses on teaching business principles to help optometrists succeed in independent practice.

87. Justin Ford: ‘We’re On The Cusp Of Change’ -

Shelby County commission chairman Justin Ford is running for Memphis Mayor in 2015.

Ford announced his intention to challenge Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. Monday, Feb. 9, joining former county commissioner James Harvey, city council member Jim Strickland, and former University of Memphis basketball player Detric Golden in the growing field.

88. Memphis Begins Eminent Domain Process on Raleigh Springs -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. told the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Feb. 10, that the city has initiated eminent domain legal proceedings on the Raleigh Springs Mall to possibly demolish parts of it.

89. Developer Says Now is Time for One Beale -

A favorable lending environment and strong demand for Downtown apartments, hotel rooms and meeting space are providing a window for developers to move forward with a skyline-altering hotel and apartment development overlooking the Mississippi River at the foot of Beale Street, a member of the development team told Downtown officials Tuesday.

90. Hagar Donates $25,000 To Blues Hall of Fame -

Sammy Hagar’s Red Rocker Bar & Grill formally opened at Southland Park in West Memphis Friday, Feb. 6, with a ceremony attended by the Red Rocker himself.

The rock-and-roller also donated $25,000 to the Blues Hall of Fame on the other side of the Mississippi River.

91. Fogelman Company Launching Retail Center in East Memphis -

6544 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38118

Permit Amount: $3.2 million

Permit Application Date: February, 2015

92. Traffic Up at Southwest Airlines, Down at American -

Airline stocks fell Monday after oil prices rose again and Southwest and American each reported weakness in a key revenue figure.

Both airlines indicated that there were more empty seats on planes than a year earlier, which could reinforce concern that airlines might add too many flights for the current level of travel demand.

93. Developer Seeks Permit to Renovate The Horizon -

The new owner of The Horizon condominium tower on Riverside Drive Downtown is moving forward with renovating the tower.

Dawn Properties Inc. has applied for a $2 million building permit to begin construction on the first three floors of the 155-unit tower.

94. I Choose Memphis: Thomas Williams -

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

Name: Thomas Williams

95. Wharton Not Giving Up on Fairgrounds Plan -

Nashville is a more turbulent place than usual these days, especially Capitol Hill. So Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and his administration probably won’t tempt the turbulence there by taking their plan for a Tourism Development Zone to finance a Mid-South Fairgrounds renovation to the Tennessee Building Commission later this month.

96. Students Earn More Than $260,000 in Art Scholarships -

Technology changes just about everything, even art. But the 50th Annual Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards didn’t lack for entries – 2,185 individual submissions and another 80 senior portfolios.

“The same technology that has shortened the way we communicate – 140 characters – has opened up other ways of visually communicating,” said Elesha Newberry, associate director of education at the Brooks Museum of Art. “In the past five years, the number of photography entries has risen greatly.

97. Nonprofit ICHF Making 26 Medical Missions in 2015 -

The International Children’s Heart Foundation, a Memphis-based nonprofit dedicated to caring for and curing children with congenital heart disease in developing areas across the globe, has announced its schedule of 26 medical visits across seven countries in 2015.

98. Eastern Heights Apts. Sells for $3.4 Million -

An apartment development near Chickasaw Country Club has sold for $3.4 million.

Eastern Heights Partners, a Tennessee general partnership, bought the 130-unit Eastern Heights Apartments from Eastern Heights Apartments Ltd., according to a Jan. 23 warranty deed.

99. Girl Scouts Receive $10,000 for BizGirls -

Girl Scouts Heart of the South has received a $10,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis. The grant will be utilized to launch a new financial literacy program called BizGirls.

100. Volunteers Needed for Book Distribution -

Billed as the largest book distribution in Shelby County’s history, Literacy Mid-South and First Book are seeking volunteers to distribute 500,000 children’s books in the Mid-South this March.