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1. Harris to Make Proposals To New Commission Sept. 19 -

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris plans to present the first initial proposals of his administration to the County Commission during committee meetings Wednesday, Sept. 19.

One proposal is the appointment of an education liaison, to improve communication between county government and Shelby County Schools, an idea from his county mayoral opponent David Lenoir.

2. Harris to Make Proposals to New Commission Sept. 19 -

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris plans to present the first initial proposals of his administration to the County Commission during committee meetings Wednesday, Sept. 19.

One proposal is the appointment of an education liaison, to improve communication between county government and Shelby County Schools, an idea from his county mayoral opponent David Lenoir.

3. Last Word: Gun Group Endorsements, Kirby Complexities and Purple Haze Closes -

Two races on the Nov. 6 ballot within the Shelby County legislative delegation to Nashville getting some attention as our Nashville correspondent Sam Stockard takes a look at “gun sense” ratings from the group Moms Demand Action, which has called for stricter gun laws.

4. Suburban Superintendents Mark Fifth School Year in Changing Times for Education -

When he began creating the Bartlett City Schools system five years ago, superintendent David Stephens had more middle schools than he had middle school students in the suburban city. And the high school-aged population was split between Bartlett and Bolton high schools.

5. Last Word: Keeping Kirby Together, Out of State Tuition and Memphis at Navy -

I’ve seen school officials have some pretty interesting conversations with parents and students over the last few decades – explaining the school merger comes to mind immediately, of course the demerger too, along with the always charged conversations surrounding busing and even the kidnapping of a child from a school building. But when SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson met parents and students from Kirby High School Thursday evening in Hickory Hill, it was new ground. The subject was rats – lots of rats.

6. Board to Consider Requests for Madison Apartments, Graceland Master Plan -

A new apartment building for Madison Avenue and a master plan for the Graceland campus are among the latest proposals submitted to the Land Use Control Board.

The planning board will consider the requests at 10 a.m. on Oct. 11 at City Hall.

7. Tennessee Homes Ranked Easy to Sell -

SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, has ranked cities in the U.S. by the number of days their homes for sale spend on the market.

And for some cities in Tennessee, the news is pretty good for home sellers.

8. Radioactive Treatment Cures Hyperthyroidism in Aging Cats -

A treatment that cures feline hyperthyroidism is being offered at a local veterinary hospital, but not all pet owners are on board. Radioactive iodine, or I-131, is given as a one-time injection and is an alternative to oral or topical medications, which only treat the symptoms of an overactive thyroid.

9. Last Word: Selling Local Soccer, Football's Arrival and Luttrell's Vetoes -

So the United Soccer League Memphis franchise is to be called Memphis FC 901. The branding was launched as the Labor Day weekend began with a video that is part Rogues nostalgia, soccer at school memories and a liberal dose of Grit ‘n’ Grind rhetoric from another sports franchise just down the street from AutoZone Park. The combination is another example of sports carrying the banner for the promotion of Memphis in general.

10. Enthusiastic Fans Embrace City’s New Soccer Team -

How’s this for a 9-01 day? At 9:01 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, Memphis’ expansion United Soccer League franchise rolled out its logo and identity as Memphis 901 FC on social media.

By 12:01 p.m., fans were already snatching up gear in the team’s AutoZone Park store – seven months before 901 FC plays its first game in March.

11. Gov. Haslam Hears Concerns for TNReady Credibility at Collierville Forum -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam heard from a group of Memphis and Shelby County educators that the state’s TNReady test has credibility issues with parents and doesn’t provide reliable data quickly enough for teachers to make better use of it in improving student achievement.

12. Memphis Millennials in Search of American Dream Amid Competitive Market -

Crystal Carpenter and her husband, Curtis, have been trying to buy a house since July of last year. The millennials currently are living with Curtis’ father and have been searching for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in several Memphis neighborhoods. After seven unsuccessful bids, three of which were above asking price, they now are considering renting a condo or apartment as a short-term solution while they continue their search.

13. Last Word: Tiger Fortunes, Union Mission Expansion and Beale Cause and Effect -

The Tigers open the football season Saturday at the Liberty Bowl against Mercer and many of you are ready for football season – college or NFL but rarely both – to begin. Never mind that the World Series still awaits in October or that every time I look up at an NFL pre season game someone is running a kickoff back from one end zone to another because no one wants anyone to hit too hard out there until it counts.

14. Events -

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce will host a lunch and learn titled “5 Ways You Lose Money in Your Small Business” Thursday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. at chamber office, 485 Halle Park Drive. The guest speaker is Bill Piper, a partner in bookkeeping firm Two Roads. Cost is free for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit colliervillechamber.com.

15. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. The topic is The MasterMind Principle, based on the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

16. Last Word: Firestone Developments, Commission's Busy Day and Main and Beale -

The Firestone plant site in North Memphis is one of nine across the city the Greater Memphis Chamber is seeking grant funding for as the chamber starts to role out an economic development policy shift on its part. Here is what it means on several levels as well as the eight other sites in the Memphis area that are on the grant applications.

17. County Commissioners Approve Quinn Road Development -

Shelby County commissioners approved a 500-plus home development on Quinn Road – in unincorporated Shelby County just south of Collierville – with one key amendment change during their meeting Monday, Aug. 27.

18. Last Word: End of Term, After The Testimony and John McCain -

Shelby County commissioners meet Monday for what is the last regularly scheduled meeting of their four-year term of office. Eight of the 13 commissioners are leaving the body of 13 at the end of this month as is Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

19. Events -

The Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden host “Reptiles and Amphibians of the Mid-South” Monday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Speaker Dr. Shannon McGee is a veterinarian at Collierville Animal Clinic and a herpetologist with expertise on turtles, snakes and other reptiles and amphibians. Admission is $5 and benefits environmental education programming of both organizations. Free to WRC and MBG members. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

20. Around Memphis: August 27 -

The Daily News offers a weekly roundup of Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and new perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis. Here are some recent stories worth checking out…

21. Levy Dermatology Offering Free Skin Cancer Screenings -

Levy Dermatology is hosting a free skin cancer screening event 1- 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at its Memphis and Collierville offices.

Drs. Alan Levy, John Huber and Danielle Levine, as well as physician assistants Jodi Burgess and Deborah Horwitz, will conduct the screenings.

22. Next Generation of Grisantis Opening New Location in Collierville -

David Grisanti will soon open his first restaurant in the space Ronnie Grisanti’s previously occupied in Sheffield Antiques Mall in Collierville.

23. Events -

Circuit Playhouse presents the regional premiere of “Junk” Friday, Aug. 24, through Sept. 9 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for showtimes and tickets.

24. Events -

Circuit Playhouse presents the regional premiere of “Junk” Friday, Aug. 24, through Sept. 9 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for showtimes and tickets.

25. Levy Dermatology Offering Free Skin Cancer Screenings -

Levy Dermatology is hosting a free skin cancer screening event 1- 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at its Memphis and Collierville offices.

Drs. Alan Levy, John Huber and Danielle Levine, as well as physician assistants Jodi Burgess and Deborah Horwitz, will conduct the screenings.

26. Bredesen Seeks Rural Broadband Access Through TVA -

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is calling for congressional action enabling the Tennessee Valley Authority to deliver broadband internet access to rural parts of the state, a plan his opponent, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, says would be “anti-competitive.”

27. Strickland Open to Talks About Idea of City-Only Industrial Development Board -

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says he is open to discussing the idea of a city-only Industrial Development Board along with other ideas to be explored by a study group approved by the Memphis City Council last week.

28. 11 of 30 Suburban Races in November Decided at Filing Deadline -

Of the 30 elected positions on the Nov. 6 ballot in five suburban towns and cities in Shelby County, 11 were decided at the Thursday, Aug. 16, deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions.

29. 11 of 30 Suburban Races in November Decided at Filing Deadline -

Of the 30 elected positions on the Nov. 6 ballot in five of the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County, 11 were decided at the noon, Thursday, Aug. 16, deadline for candidates to file their qualifying petitions.

30. Last Word: Southgate Signs, Suburban Deadline and Kingsbury Allegations -

Seven months after it closed, the Kroger supermarket at the Southgate shopping center reopened Wednesday as a CashSaver grocery store in what has to be a blueprint for future efforts but is also nonetheless something that is not easily replicated. Showing the way on this has been The Works Inc. at its store at the South Memphis Farmers Market. We wrote about this earlier this year just as the Southgate solution began to take shape.

31. Last Word: Bigger Goodlett, Collierville's Dilemma and Ronnie Grisanti's at Regalia -

Shelby County Schools officials breaking ground Monday evening on the new Goodlett Elementary School to open a year from now on the grounds of the current Goodlett Elementary at 3001 S. Goodlett. The bigger Goodlett will allow for nearby Knight Road Elementary to close and its students to attend the new Goodlett. GOODLETT.

32. Commission Delays Quinn Road Development After Collierville Opposition -

Shelby County commissioners delayed a vote on a proposed a 500-plus home development on Quinn Road – in unincorporated Shelby County just south of Collierville – during their meeting Monday, Aug. 13.  

33. Commission Delays Quinn Road Development After Collierville Opposition -

Shelby County commissioners delayed a vote on approving a 500-plus home development on Quinn Road – in unincorporated Shelby County just south of Collierville – during its meeting Monday afternoon.

34. Judd Grisanti Opening Restaurant Inspired by Father -

Judd Grisanti is just a few short weeks away from opening a restaurant that moves him to tears almost every time he talks about it.

In early September, Ronnie Grisanti’s will open at Regalia. It’s been home to Mikasa, Circa by John Bragg, Southward and most recently, Heritage Tavern & Kitchen. As the three-month remodel nears the end, it’s a new place.

35. Churches to Help MIFA Celebrate 50th Birthday -

The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) is celebrating 50 years this year and Epiphany Lutheran Church and Collierville’s St. Andrews Episcopal Church are a part of the organization’s celebration.

36. Grisanti Son Opening Restaurant Inspired by Father -

Judd Grisanti is just a few short weeks away from opening a restaurant that moves him to tears almost every time he talks about it.

In early September, Ronnie Grisanti’s will open at Regalia. It’s been home to Mikasa, Circa by John Bragg, Southward and most recently, Heritage Tavern & Kitchen. As the three-month remodel nears the end, it’s a new place.

37. Last Word: MIM Numbers, Feeding 700 Teenagers and Elvis Week Arrives -

The honored country tradition of the Memphis In May International Festival is one of those things that gets called into question whenever there is some thought about changes to the city’s biggest party. And the keepers of the festival’s flame always defend the tradition against the notion that they should just go straight to the party and not worry about anything profound.

38. Home Sales Volume Rises 8 Percent From Last July -

The average home sale price for July was $186,292, up 7 percent from July 2017 when the average price was $173,610, according to new data from Chandler Reports, a division of The Daily News Publishing Co.

39. Garner Framed Magnolia Homes’ Success by Putting Buyers First -

For local homebuilder and developer Karen Garner, starting her own business 31 years ago as a single mother with two children was filled with challenges, but being a woman in a male-dominated industry did not turn out to be one of them.

40. Aitken: Look Beyond Price Of New Collierville High School -

The day after the ribbon cutting, the toughest critics of the new Collierville High School got to look around – the high school’s seniors begin classes Monday, Aug. 13.

And the tour got rave reviews.

41. Home Sales Volume Up 8 Percent From Last July -

The average home sale price for July was $186,292, up 7 percent from July 2017 when the average price was $173,610, according to new data from Chandler Reports, a division of The Daily News Publishing Co.

42. Events -

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 8225 Dexter Road, suite 103. Wardell Seals will present “Heartbeat-CPR: A most entertaining introduction to learning about current CPR practices.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.

43. Events -

Novel hosts mindfulness coach Greg Graber in conversation with Grizzlies play-by-play commentator Pete Pranica, discussing Graber’s book “Slow Your Roll: Mindfulness for Fast Times,” Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.

44. Day One -

Five school years into the historic merger and demerger of public education in Shelby County, the start of the sixth school year classes this month shows the change is establishing very real roots.

45. Last Word: DEB Comes to Memphis, Collierville's New School and Lamar Avenue -

At the end of an eventful week on several fronts, two of those fronts met Saturday evening in Memphis Park. The park, cleared of all remaining Confederate monuments and markers earlier in the week, was the site of the first Le Diner en Blanc in the city. This is an event that takes place in other cities with the Paris DEB 30 years old and still running.

46. New $95 Million Collierville High Gets Sunday Open House -

“It’s really not as daunting as it looks,” Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken said Saturday, Aug. 4, as he took reporters on a tour of the $95 million Collierville High School. The new school had its formal opening with a Sunday afternoon ribbon cutting and has its first school day Aug. 13 when the Collierville Schools system academic year begins.

47. New $95 Million Collierville High Gets Sunday Ribbon-Cutting -

“It’s really not as daunting as it looks,” Collierville Schools superintendent John Aitken said Saturday, Aug. 4, as he took reporters on a tour of the $95 million Collierville High School that gets its formal opening with a Sunday afternoon ribbon cutting and has its first school day Aug. 13 when the Collierville Schools system academic year begins.

48. Events -

The Whitehaven Farmers Market, hosted by Methodist South Hospital, is open Monday, Aug. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. in front of Methodist South’s Medical Office Complex, 1300 Wesley Drive. Shop locally grown fruits and vegetables, then visit the University of Tennessee Extension booth, Farmers’ Market Fresh, for children’s activities, food demonstrations, recipes and more. The market continues Mondays through Sept. 24, except for Sept. 3. For more information, call 901-516-3580.

49. East High Sportsplex Has Broader Goal -

The first day of the school year usually finds those who run the seven public school districts within Shelby County thinking much further ahead. The start of the school year is something that may have consumed their thoughts about the time they were taking down the Christmas tree last December and preparing for the start of the calendar year.

50. Events -

Community Legal Center hosts Cocktails for a Cause Friday, Aug. 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1509 Peabody Ave. No speeches, no agenda – just a good time with all proceeds benefiting CLC. Visit clcmemphis.org for details.

51. David Todd moves from The Green Beetle to Become Chef at Interim -

There are big changes in store for Interim, the East Memphis restaurant where the constant has been change in its 12 years. Part-owner and acting executive chef Nick Scott is out and ownership remains with his former partners Tony Westmoreland, along with Brittany and Ed Cabigao, the couple who own SOB and Zaka Bowl.

52. Hale Named Principal Owner At Pickering Firm -

After 17 years with Pickering Firm Inc., James Hale has been tapped as one of the architecture and engineering firm’s principal owners. As director of finance and administration, Hale is responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the firm and the day-to-day fiscal management of the company. Hale, who is based in Pickering’s Memphis office, also oversees all accounting and administrative staff, including human resources and IT.

53. Shrinking Inventory Keeps Home Prices Climbing -

Limited lot space, lack of lumber and a labor shortage are just a few of the reasons behind increasing home sales prices in Shelby County.

In June, the average home sales price was $192,514, an 8 percent increase from $178,655 a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, chandlerreports.com.

54. Heat Wave -

After what was a banner year in many ways for Memphis commercial real estate in 2017, projections for this year were bullish. But at the halfway point of 2018, have expectations in the area risen with the temperatures or have they begun to dry out under the sweltering summer heat? 

55. Events -

Novel hosts a special storytime featuring “The Cows Go Moo!” author Jim Pepitas Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Kids and families will enjoy a morning of singing, dancing, stories and fun, followed by a book signing. Visit novelmemphis.com.

56. Events -

Novel hosts a special storytime featuring “The Cows Go Moo!” author Jim Pepitas Tuesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Kids and families will enjoy a morning of singing, dancing, stories and fun, followed by a book signing. Visit novelmemphis.com.

57. Last Word: Kyle Anderson's Apartment Search, Tate vs. Robinson and Finding Capital -

Keedran Franklin, an activist who has been a visible part of the rise in local protests and other actions over the last two years or so is free on bond pending a first court appearance Monday morning after being arrested by Memphis Police on a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges Friday night.

58. Events -

Community LIFT holds an Empowerment Fund grant information session Monday, July 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. The microgrants are available to fund community-support projects in under-resourced Memphis neighborhoods. Grant applications are due July 27; those interested in applying should attend the information session. Visit communitylift.org for details.

59. Events -

Hands of Mothers hosts its annual benefit concert, featuring Amy LaVere and Will Sexton, Sunday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the High Cotton Brewing Co. taproom, 598 Monroe Ave. Guests will enjoy live music, beer, bloody marys and food, and their contribution ($35 in advance or $40 at the door) will be used to educate and empower mothers and daughters living with HIV in Rwanda. Visit handsofmothers.org/concert for details.

60. Events -

Collierville’s Independence Day Celebration is Tuesday, July 3, starting at 6 p.m. at Cox Park, 440 W. Powell Road. Food vendors open at 6 p.m. and live entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., all leading up to fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit facebook.com/townofcollierville for details.

61. The Week Ahead: July 2-8, 2018 -

Good morning, Memphis! The Fourth of July hits on Wednesday this year, delivering plenty of fireworks and fun in the middle of the week. Check out our roundup of Independence Day events and more you need to know about in The Week Ahead...

62. Hollywood Feed Extending Store Hours -

Memphis-based Hollywood Feed will extend its Sunday store hours from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., effective July 1.

The extended Sunday hours will affect all 12 Hollywood Feed stores in the Memphis area, including those in Germantown, Cordova, Collierville, Bartlett, Oakland, Atoka, Southaven and Olive Branch. Currently the stores are open Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.

63. Hollywood Feed Extending Store Hours -

Memphis-based Hollywood Feed will extend its Sunday store hours from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., effective July 1.

The extended Sunday hours will affect all 12 Hollywood Feed stores in the Memphis area, including those in Germantown, Cordova, Collierville, Bartlett, Oakland, Atoka, Southaven and Olive Branch. Currently the stores are open Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.

64. Hot Housing Market: Now a ‘Great Time to Buy, Sell or Refinance’ -

The average home sales price in May was $192,883, a 14 percent increase from $169,540 a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, chandlerreports.com.

65. Gareth Munro Named Collierville High’s Soccer Coach -

Collierville High School has named Gareth Munro as its new women’'s and men’s soccer head coach.

The head men’s coach at Briarcrest Christian for the last five years, Munro will begin duties immediately at CHS. He replaces Brittany Streger and Drew Hensarling.

66. Morris' Secret Helped Pass Civil Rights Cold Case Laws -

Charlie Morris was known for decades as a political operative who defined a brand of grassroots-style campaigning and political involvement in North Memphis. He and his late wife, Alma, operating out of a barber shop in a Quonset hut off Chelsea Avenue, endorsed candidates and worked for them at the polls – going door-to-door in their neighborhood in what was the most basic kind of political organizing.

67. Last Word: Kiwanis Debate, Haslam on the Gov. Race and Street Work -

For the last couple of days there has been this brewing story that Kim Kardashian West was on her way to the city to meet with Alice Marie Johnson, the convicted drug dealer sentenced to life in prison who was pardoned by President Donald Trump last week after serving 21 years in federal prison. And that is just what happened Wednesday – almost. The meeting was in Southaven. And, according to People, it included lessons in how to use Snapchat. The meeting included an interview with the Today show that will air Thursday morning.

68. Haslam Says Immigration Issues Have Little to Do With Being Governor -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been watching the television ads in the Republican primary race for governor – especially the ads about immigration and pledges to help President Donald Trump build a wall at the border with Mexico.

69. August Council Race, November Suburban Races Remain In Flux -

With just about a week to the filing deadline, four candidates have filed for the Memphis City Council Super District seat on the Aug. 2 ballot.

They include interim council member Joseph Ford Canale, appointed to fill Philip Spinosa’s vacant seat last month by the council until the results of the special August election are certified.

70. Events -

Remington College will hold its 3 Lives blood drive for Lifeblood on Tuesday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at its Memphis campus, 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. The drive is part of a national effort highlighting the need for minority blood donors to help patients with sickle cell and other blood disorders. Visit 3lives.com.

71. Line Between ‘Get Out the Vote,’ ‘Crossover’ Melts In Campaign Heat -

Get Out The Vote – the plan known among politicos by the shorthand GOTV – has slipped across the line that separates it from “crossover” – the sometimes-controversial act of pushing to get those on the other side of the partisan divide to cross political lines and vote for the other party’s nominee.

72. Last Word: The Heat and The Memphis Identity and Stackhouse to Grizz -

What is it that draws us to social events outside when it is this hot? This is a topic where the specifics counsel against generalities. So it could be argued that the beckoning of summer heat – pre-summer heat in this case – that smothers you after greeting you like a brick wall at any door opening is an indication of the degree to which you are of Memphis.

73. The Week Ahead: June 11-17 -

Good morning, Memphis! Father’s Day is this weekend – and no matter whether yours is a rocker, a runner or a reader, there’s something to do with dear ol’ dad. Plus, check out where to see Gov. Bill Haslam, former VP Joe Biden and the “winningest woman in racing” in The Week Ahead.

74. Events -

The Memphis Juneteenth Urban Music Festival returns Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, at Robert R. Church Park on Beale Street, with several related events before the three-day festival.

  • Tuesday, June 12: Memphis Juneteenth Jobs & Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at JIFF, 254 S. Lauderdale St. Job seekers are encouraged to bring a resume and dress for success.
  • Thursday, June 14: Juneteenth Evening of the Stars, youth talent showcase and awards show, 6 p.m., and Memphis Juneteenth Lifetime Achievement Awards, 8 p.m., Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
  • Friday, June 15: Festival begins with live music, activities for seniors, kids zone, vendors and more. Hours 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 16: Veterans 5K Walk/Run, 8 a.m. (registration 6:30 a.m.); festival hours 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 17: Food Truck Sunday and Praise Fest at Juneteenth; festival hours noon-10 p.m.

Visit memphisjuneteenth.com for full schedule.

75. Collierville to Add Drainage Inlets South of Square -

The town of Collierville is installing new drainage inlets along five streets south of the town square to improve drainage in those areas as part of a $2.3 million project.

The inlets along Echo Cove, Harris Cove, West Street, Friendship Cove and Hurdle Drive will improve the transition of the flow of stormwater into Collierville’s stormwater network.

76. Events -

Hattiloo Theatre performs “Raisin,” a musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” Friday, June 8, through July 1 at 37 S. Cooper St. Visit hattiloo.org for showtimes and tickets.

77. Bartlett High Joins Wave of School Construction -

Though summer break has started, some of the school-year buzz remained on the campus of Bartlett High School this week as a group of adults gathered with ceremonial shovels for a groundbreaking.

Student-athletes came and went from other parts of the sprawling 26-acre campus that has been home to Bartlett’s only high school for more than a century.

78. Collierville Adding Drainage Inlets South of Town Square -

The town of Collierville is installing new drainage inlets along five streets south of the town square to improve drainage in those areas as part of a $2.3 million project.

The inlets along Echo Cove, Harris Cove, West Street, Friendship Cove and Hurdle Drive will improve the transition of the flow of stormwater into Collierville’s stormwater network.

79. Tenn. Shakespeare Company Receives $25,000 Grant -

Tennessee Shakespeare Company has received a matching grant award of $25,000 from Arts Midwest for its 2018 Romeo and Juliet Project, marking the fifth time the Memphis organization has won the award.

80. Last Word: Storm Damage, Overton Square Parking and Corker's Tariff Plan -

The week begins with recovery across the river in Arkansas where high winds, possibly tornadoes, did quite a bit of damage Saturday evening – the Delta Regional Airport just outside Colt in St. Francis County destroyed, by the National Weather Service preliminary damage estimate Sunday.

81. Construction Begins On Collierville Health Center -

Construction began Thursday, May 31, on the $26 million Jordan River Health Center in The Farms at Bailey Station development in Collierville.

The nursing and rehabilitation center is to be managed by Retirement Companies of America in Memphis and is the second phase of the four-phase development.

82. Last Word: Big River Summer, AuthenticAfrican Revealed and 100 North Main -

It’s the month that doesn’t have a festival with its name in the title, the month after the month that does have a festival bearing its name. It’s the month of heat and sun and heat lightning, lightning bugs and tourists and no school. Baseball before the All-Star break, politics past one set of primaries but before the other midterm primaries, budget seasons and the difference between the unrestricted fund balance and the restricted fund balance and patio society underneath the ferns. Welcome to June.

83. Pinnacle Bank Maps More Growth, Additional Hires in Memphis Market -

With new bank branches and loan production offices planned locally, new hires and increased production numbers, Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners is making an impact on the Memphis banking market following its acquisition of Magna Bank in 2015.

84. Construction Begins on Collierville Health Center -

Construction began Thursday, May 31, on the $26 million Jordan River Health Center in The Farms at Bailey Station development in Collierville.

The nursing and rehabilitation center is to be managed by Retirement Companies of America in Memphis and is the second phase of the four-phase development.

85. Last Word: SCS Budget Travels, Carlisle on One Beale and Hickman's Comeback -

Shelby County Schools officials are Downtown Wednesday to formally present the school system’s budget proposal to the Shelby County Commission. The budget committee hearing Wednesday morning won’t see any decision just yet. But the school system’s ask of county government is a big part of the commission getting to a more complete view of county government’s budget since north of $400 million of the county’s $1.3 billion consolidated budget is funding for public education across seven school districts in the county.

86. Candidates Stake Claims For November Elections -

At the Memorial Day holiday, the incumbent mayors of Bartlett, Germantown and Lakeland had pulled petitions to seek re-election in municipal elections on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald and Lakeland Mayor Wyatt Bunker pulled their qualifying petitions from the Shelby County Election Commission on May 18, the opening day of the filing period. Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo, who has already kicked off his re-election campaign, pulled his petition four days later.

87. Council Delays Ordinances To De-Annex 2 Areas -

The Memphis City Council on Tuesday, May 22, again delayed votes on third and final reading of two de-annexation ordinances. One would de-annex uninhabited flood plain land in southwest Memphis, while the other would de-annex the part of Eads within the Memphis city limits.

88. Council Delays Ordinances To De-Annex 2 Areas -

The Memphis City Council on Tuesday, May 22, again delayed votes on third and final reading of two de-annexation ordinances. One would de-annex uninhabited flood plain land in southwest Memphis, while the other would de-annex the part of Eads within the Memphis city limits.

89. Last Word: Bike Second Line Protest, Loeb's Portrait and SCS Budget Notes -

“Get on your bikes and ride.” The local bike share program begins Wednesday at 60 different Explore Bike Share stations at different points around town. The bike rental program is considered a milestone in the city’s bicycle culture. And like all milestones there has to be a ceremony. This effort to make it easier to mix bikes into your daily journeys will kick off Wednesday morning in Court Square at 9:30 a.m.

90. Office Vacancy, Asking Rents Both Rise -

Despite an uptick in the vacancy rate, direct asking prices continued to rise in the Memphis office market during the first quarter of 2018, according to research complied by commercial real estate firm Avison Young.

91. The Week Ahead: May 21-27 -

Good morning, Memphis! School ends this week and the long-awaited Explore Bike Share bicycle stations open across the city. The 600 bikes for rent will enable residents and visitors to explore the city, ride to work, visit local landmarks and get some exercise without polluting the air.

92. Last Word: Bar-B-Foo, Grizz Draft Prospects and The Hampline -

Alleged sightings of Dave Grohl at the barbecue contest Thursday in Tom Lee Park and a photograph from a distance that might or might not be the head Foo Fighter. This does happen at the barbecue contest – celebrities quietly coming in with a team. Sometimes not so quietly as when Vice President Al Gore returned in the 1990s to a contest he had a booth at during his time as a U.S. Senator.

93. Last Word: Being Fourth, Barbecue and Davos on the Delta and Steamboat Exit -

Not. Top. Three. The Grizz got the fourth pick of the NBA draft in Tuesday’s draft lottery in Chicago. Grizz president of business operations Jason Wexler had probably the best reaction on Twitter: “So for the next 5 weeks we are in a window where everyone can be wrong and everyone can be right at the same time.” The memory of Hasheem Thabeet’s arrival in Memphis looms large in this uncertainty and draft day is the only thing that can make that memory fade. At least for now, that image just got a bit sharper. And it becomes more vivid every time between now and the draft in June that you start a sentence with “The Grizz could still…”

94. Last Word: Mimeo Move, Food Fight and Sundquist for Blackburn -

There aren’t any renderings just yet of what a second convention center hotel with the 100 North Main Building as its centerpiece would look like. That’s probably a good thing for now because some of the specs and the footprint are still in flux. The developers of the proposed convention center hotel said as the weekend began that they plan a 600 room hotel and a complex that includes two 30-story towers in addition to the 37-story tall 100 North Main Building – the tallest building in the city. And the foot print will likely jump Second Street to take in the vacant Jefferson Plaza building. Here is the update and some perspective on how we got to this point.

95. Week Ahead: May 14-20 -

Go hog wild, Memphis! One of the most anticipated community events of the year kicks off this week when Tom Lee Park again becomes ground zero for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Teams from around the world will try to win over judges with their savory renditions of all things pig. It will be a lip-smackin’ good time win or lose, though. 

96. AOC Sees Growth Potential In Sale to Investment Firm -

The Alpha Corp. has signed a definitive agreement with CVC Capital Partners Fund VI to be acquired, pending customary regulatory approvals.

97. Events -

The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest returns Wednesday through Saturday, May 16-19, in Tom Lee Park Downtown. Among the highlights are the annual Ms. Piggie Idol Contest; the Kingsford Tour of Champions, which gives the public a chance to taste and judge barbecue from competing teams; the Cooker Caravan, a free guided tour of some of the best competition teams; live music; and more. Visit memphisinmay.org for tickets and a daily schedule.

98. May 11-17, 2018: This week in Memphis history -

1976: An ad in The Daily News by Marx & Bensdorf offers a 170-acre estate at Holmes Road and Center Hill Road, then south of Collierville’s city limits, for sale for $1.1 million. The “picture book” estate is advertised as the one-time home of the state’s most famous walking horse, Carbon Copy, the 1964 world grand champion.

99. AOC Sees Growth Potential In Sale to Investment Firm -

The Alpha Corp. has signed a definitive agreement with CVC Capital Partners Fund VI to be acquired, pending customary regulatory approvals.

100. Events -

The Memphis Greek Festival returns Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland St. Greek food, music, dancing, marketplace, kids’ activities, a food drive-thru and church tours are all part of the festivities. Call 901-327-8177 or visit memphisgreekfestival.com for details.