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1. Tim Jackson Wins Tennessee Senior Amateur Championship -

Germantown’s Tim Jackson won the 2016 Tennessee Senior Amateur Championship by two strokes. Jackson shot a pair of 3-under par 69s in rounds 1 and 3.

The thick rough and quick greens of Spring Creek Ranch made for a tough test as Jackson was the only player to finish the week under par. The division is for golfers 55 and older.

2. New Agricenter President Talks About Ag Literacy, Organic Food Research -

When John Butler looks beyond Agricenter International’s 1,000 acres as they exist today, he sees a research and development campus.

3. Middle Tennessee construction can’t meet demand -

When it comes to residential real estate around Middle Tennessee, there are plenty of buyers but not nearly enough sellers, says Heather Benjamin with Reliant Realty’s Benjamin McConnell Group. And new construction just can’t keep up with the demand.

4. Gaskins Leads Engineering Office -

Wain Gaskins has joined consulting engineering firm Cannon & Cannon Inc. as manager of the company’s new Memphis office as well as director of West Tennessee operations and business development. 

5. Fashion Week Organizers Launching Business Incubator -

The greater aim of Memphis Fashion Week is stitching together infrastructure to support a local fashion industry. But this week, the glamour is on full display.

This year’s Memphis Fashion Week, which runs through Saturday, April 9, kicked off Monday at an after-hours event in Chickasaw Oaks shopping center. Models, designers and supporters sipped cocktails and browsed the handcrafted outfits that will be part of this weekend’s runway shows.

6. Last Word: Policing The Greensward, A Rural Oasis and Gene Chips -

The city of Memphis had 88 police staff and other city employees working an Overton Park detail Saturday and another 33 working Sunday on the same detail, according to the Strickland administration’s accounting on Monday.

7. The Week Ahead: April 4-10 -

Let’s get this week started, Memphis! Here’s our roundup of local happenings you need to know about in the coming days, from an observance of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to your first chance to visit Mud Island River Park this season.

8. Last Word: Greensward Truce, Connor Schilling Retires and MEMFix Goes East -

You’ve heard of the mediation process surrounding the long-term use of the Overton Park Greensward by the Memphis Zoo for its overflow parking.
It appears there is now a less formal mediation process underway when it comes to the use of the greensward during the park’s spring peak season which is now underway.

9. Vancouver Features Tastes For All Senses -

Every place has a food.

Canada has poutine. Sure, the country probably has a few other things, too. But Canada has poutine.

And never mind that the gooey mess of fries, gravy and cheese curds actually has origins in Quebec, on the far eastern end of Canada. A few hours into our family’s first visit to Canada in Vancouver – yes, on the far western edge of the country – the first meal had to include poutine.

10. Butch Jones Builds for Championship Run With Staff Tweaks -

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones got serious about taking the next step with his football program not long after his team’s 45-6 victory over Northwestern in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.

Jones fired defensive coordinator John Jancek on Jan. 6, and three days later hired his top candidate for the opening, Bob Shoop of Penn State.

11. Fort Lauderdale for Beach, Adventure -

Fort Lauderdale screams “Hello Sunny,” but the tourism slogan isn’t necessary to get the point across for visitors once they arrive. It’s undeniable when stepping out from the airport to prepare for a few days in this South Florida hotspot.

12. Feast On: Looking Back at Busy 2015 for Memphis Restaurants -

Belly Acres co-owner Ben McLean can hardly believe it’s been a year since his farm-to-table burger restaurant in Overton Square first opened its doors.

13. Saddle Creek Snags Pizza Joint -

Grimaldi’s Pizza is joining the ranks of Saddle Creek’s new offerings with a plan to open in spring 2016.

The 3,500-square-foot restaurant will be located at Saddle Creek North next to J. Crew.

14. Saddle Creek Snags Pizza Joint -

Grimaldi’s Pizza is joining the ranks of Saddle Creek’s new offerings with a plan to open in spring 2016.

The 3,500-square-foot restaurant will be located at Saddle Creek North next to J. Crew.

15. Saddle Creek Announces New Store Openings -

Several tenants have been announced for the Saddle Creek shopping center in Germantown.

Clothing and lifestyle store Lily Rain will open its first Tennessee location in a 1,600-square-foot bay at Saddle Creek South, next to Michael Kors.

16. Saddle Creek Announces New Store Openings -

Several tenants have been announced for the Saddle Creek shopping center in Germantown.

Clothing and lifestyle store Lily Rain will open its first Tennessee location in a 1,600-square-foot bay at Saddle Creek South, next to Michael Kors.

17. Despite Personnel Losses, UT’s Defense Should Be Much-Improved -

John Jancek begins his third season as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator under head coach Butch Jones, and thanks to two solid recruiting classes should have his best defense with the Vols.

UT is bigger and faster on the defensive side than the previous two seasons, when the Vols showed improvement from the 2012 season by shaving more than 100 yards and 11 points per game allowed.

18. Greatest Restaurants in Nashville? Too Many Choices -

Country music isn’t the only big draw in Nashville these days. The city is at the top of its food game and has become a popular destination for food lovers across the country.

But where do you go when you want to experience the best of the best?

19. Greatest Restaurants in Nashville? Too Many Choices -

Country music isn’t the only big draw in Nashville these days. The city is at the top of its food game and has become a popular destination for food lovers across the country.

But where do you go when you want to experience the best of the best?

20. Greatest Restaurants in Nashville? Too Many Choices -

Country music isn’t the only big draw in Nashville these days. The city is at the top of its food game and has become a popular destination for food lovers across the country.

But where do you go when you want to experience the best of the best?

21. Fast Growth for Knoxville Diocese -

For the smallest Catholic diocese in the U.S., the Knoxville diocese knows how to draw a crowd of movers and shakers.

At the April 19 groundbreaking for the new $25 million cathedral, the lineup of both secular and non-secular dignitaries attending a weekend of events was impressive.

22. Ramsey: No Medicaid Expansion Until 2017 -

The Tennessee legislative session ended in late April, giving itself a little more than two and a-half months to handle the state’s business. That’s plenty of time, according to Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.

23. Conquering Fear of Heights on Mt. LeConte -

I was standing on the edge of a cliff during a hike to Mt. LeConte about two weeks ago.

Holding onto a thin metal handrail cable, I was walking a path maybe two feet wide on jagged rock with some water running through it, on the side of the mountain, about 4,000 feet above sea level.

24. ‘Pioneering is a Bitch’ -

Christy Shuff was robbed on the night she moved some equipment into her soon-to-open new business, Rumours Gallery, on 12South Avenue.

That was 12 years ago, and Shuff, now 40, and her then-husband Will Shuff were aspiring urban pioneers, ready to take a chance on the downtrodden, but affordable 12South area, then home to a few businesses and mostly older houses.

25. Fashion Forward -

Memphis Fashion Week is celebrating its emergence as a full-fledged event.

For the past three years it has been known as Memphis Fashion Weekend, but a new branding effort through inferno LLC has produced a stable logo and a stable vision.

26. Holding On -

The national outlook for traditional enclosed malls is bleak. No new enclosed mall has been built in the U.S. since 2006. More than 24 have closed since 2010, and an additional 60 are teetering on the edge, according to data from Green Street Advisors. Around 15 percent of malls nationwide are expected to close in the next decade.

27. Cassius Cash Begins Job as New Superintendent of Smokies -

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Growing up in Memphis, the son of a homicide detective and a cosmetologist, Cassius Cash didn't dream of one day being the superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

28. Seven Memphis-Area RadioShacks to Close -

Seven RadioShack stores in the Memphis area are among the 1,784 retail sites the company plans to close, according to court documents related to its bankruptcy filing in early February.

The Shelby County stores to close between Feb. 17 and March 31, according to the list, are in Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway; Trinity Commons, 714 Germantown Parkway; the Collierville store, 694 W. Poplar Ave.; Whitehaven Plaza, 4082 Elvis Presley Blvd.; Bartlett Towne Center, 6045 Stage Road; and Polo Shops, 7464 Winchester Road. The store in Holiday Plaza Mall in West Memphis is also slated to close.

29. Seven Memphis-Area RadioShacks to Close -

Seven RadioShack stores in the Memphis area are among the 1,784 retail sites the company plans to close, according to court documents related to its bankruptcy filing last week.

The Shelby County stores to close between Feb. 17 and March 31, according to the list, are in Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway; Trinity Commons, 714 Germantown Parkway; the Collierville store, 694 W. Poplar Ave.; Whitehaven Plaza, 4082 Elvis Presley Blvd.; Bartlett Towne Center, 6045 Stage Road; and Polo Shops, 7464 Winchester Road. The store in Holiday Plaza Mall in West Memphis is also slated to close.

30. Seven Memphis-Area RadioShack Stores to Close -

Seven RadioShack stores in the Memphis area are among the 1,784 retail sites the company plans to close, according to court documents related to its bankruptcy filing last week.

The Shelby County stores to close between Feb. 17 and March 31, according to the list, are in Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway; Trinity Commons, 714 Germantown Parkway; the Collierville store, 694 W. Poplar Ave.; Whitehaven Plaza, 4082 Elvis Presley Blvd.; Bartlett Towne Center, 6045 Stage Road; and Polo Shops, 7464 Winchester Road. The store in Holiday Plaza Mall in West Memphis is also slated to close.

31. Bloodworth: Greenways Increasing Residential Values -

The Memphis region’s existing 50 miles of greenways, paths and trails are responsible for some increase in property values, particularly residential property, says Rusty Bloodworth, vice president of Boyle Investment Co. and past chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Memphis chapter.

32. A More Earth-Friendly Burial Option Now Available -

When Dara Ashworth’s father died this spring after battling metastatic melanoma, she and her two sisters struggled with the best way to honor his life, his memory and his body.

Their father, Leonard Daniel Hamby, 64, a lab technician with the Tennessee Department of Health, didn’t have a specific plan, but the family knew enough about his wishes and knew that he didn’t want a traditional burial.

33. Lot Shortage Poses Next Roadblock -

Local homebuilders say a dearth of developed lots is slowing down the new housing rebound, weighing down an industry still trying to drag itself out of the rubble left by the worst recession in decades.

34. Boyle Starts New Phase at Spring Creek Ranch -

Activity at Boyle Investment Co.’s Spring Creek Ranch has continued this year with multiple phases of construction as it develops a total of 340 lots over the next decade.

35. Events -

SRVS will host the Wesberry Golf Classic Monday, April 7, at Spring Creek Ranch, 140 Chinquapin Drive. The four-person scramble includes lunch, contests, awards and more. Registration is at 11 a.m., lunch at noon, and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Visit srvs.org or call 312-6853.

36. Events -

National Civil Rights Museum will host a community day and grand reopening Saturday, April 5. The event includes a 9:30 a.m. Freedom Forward Parade from Cook Convention Center to the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.

37. Events -

National Civil Rights Museum will host a candlelight vigil honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the museum courtyard, 450 Mulberry St. Cost is free. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.

38. Candidates Commit as Deadline Nears -

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

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

39. Spring Break Cleanup -

In perfect spring break weather, college students from around the country gathered on McKellar Lake as Daft Punk and Pharrell tunes pumped out of a boat-mounted sound system.

And since March 1, that spring break crowd has been filling a trash barge with what is expected to be 150,000 pounds of concrete, plastic bottles, discarded dolls, other toys and tires by the time the effort concludes on March 20.

40. Pike Indulges ‘Museum Bug’ as Director of Pink Palace -

Steve Pike, director of museums for the Pink Palace Family of Museums, calls himself a generalist, happy to have his hands in all things theoretical and material. It’s a label that envelopes his interests, his career choices, and going back to his liberal arts education at Marian University in Indianapolis.

41. Commission Reappoints Bright as EDGE Chairman -

Shelby County Commissioners on Monday, Sept. 9, approved the reappointment of Al Bright as the chairman of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine board.

But Commissioner Mike Ritz directed the county attorney’s office to begin drafting a resolution he intends to propose that would block future approval of appointments to the EDGE board until the city of Memphis pays its part of financing both local governments pledged to fund the work of the economic development agency.

42. Commission Appoints Avant To School Board, Keeps Shafer As Budget Chair -

Shelby County Commissioners appointed Shante Avant, a mother who has worked for the Women’s Foundation and other local nonprofits for 17 years, as the newest members of the countywide school board.

43. Commission Appoints Avant To School Board, Keeps Shafer As Budget Chair -

Shelby County Commissioners appointed Shante Avant, a mother who has worked for the Women’s Foundation and other local nonprofits for 17 years, as the newest members of the countywide school board.

44. Commission Delays Action on Spring Creek Ranch -

The Shelby County Commission on Monday, Aug. 5, delayed voting for a month on a resort addition to the Spring Creek Ranch development at Collierville-Arlington and Raleigh LaGrange roads.

And developers of the First Citizens National Bank mixed-use commercial space at Austin Peay Highway and Millington-Arlington Road withdrew their proposal from consideration. The development was for what is now a vacant lot at the corner. The commission was preparing to send the plan back to the Land Use Control Board, which had approved the project when the developer announced he was pulling the item.

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45. Boyle Sells More Lots at Spring Creek Ranch -

After an initial offering went so well earlier this year, a group of area homebuilders has acquired 17 more lots at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch from Boyle Investment Co.

46. Commission Delays Action on Spring Creek Ranch -

The Shelby County Commission on Monday, Aug. 5, delayed voting for a month on a resort addition to the Spring Creek Ranch development at Collierville-Arlington and Raleigh LaGrange roads.

And developers of the First Citizens National Bank mixed-use commercial space at Austin Peay Highway and Millington-Arlington Road withdrew their proposal from consideration. The development was for what is now a vacant lot at the corner. The commission was preparing to send the plan back to the Land Use Control Board, which had approved the project when the developer announced he was pulling the item.

47. Commission Scraps Process for Filling School Board Vacancy -

Attorneys for the Shelby County Commission are seeking a status conference with U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays on their plan to convert what is now a 23-member countywide school board to 13 members effective Sept. 1.

48. Spring Creek Ranch Addition Tops Shelby County Commission Agenda -

Shelby County Commissioners consider an events center for Spring Creek Ranch golf course Monday, Aug. 5, as well as a mixed-use commercial site at Austin Peay Highway and Millington-Arlington Road by First Citizens National Bank.

49. Spring Creek Ranch Eyes Resort Status -

The Spring Creek Ranch golf course is ready to tee off in a major way. The private golf club north of Collierville is aiming to become more of a destination “resort” and is seeking to build a new special events center with a culinary arts school and microbrewery, along with cabins and a day spa, to attract a much wider audience.

50. That's the Spirit: Booze From Local Crops Booming -

GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) – With all the orchards and corn fields that dot the Hudson Valley landscape, Tuthilltown Spirits doesn't have to look far for the grains and apples to make their whiskey, vodka and gin.

51. Boyle Celebrates 80 Years, Sponsors Art Exhibit -

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

52. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch -

Boyle Investment Co. sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group and construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.

53. Boyle Sells Lots at Spring Creek Ranch -

Boyle Investment Co. has sold 10 lots at Spring Creek Ranch to a newly formed builder group.

Construction soon will commence on the next phase of development at The Village at Spring Creek Ranch, an upscale, master-planned community off Raleigh-LaGrange Road.

54. Madewell Coming to Saddle Creek -

The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown will soon gain another national retailer with no other presence in Tennessee.

Madewell, a subsidiary of J. Crew Group Inc., has signed a 3,061-square-foot lease in The Shops of Saddle Creek North, 7509 Poplar Ave., in part of the space that was previously The Gap in between James Avery Jewelry and Brighton Collectables.

55. Brooks Brothers Relocating to Saddle Creek -

High-end clothier chain Brooks Brothers plans to open a new location at The Shops of Saddle Creek West in Germantown.

The New York City-based retailer will open in 7,500 square feet of space at 7509 Poplar Ave. by early June, taking over the two suites formerly occupied by Indigo and Talbots Men’s. Indigo last month relocated and expanded two spaces down into the old Natural Body Spa & Shoppe space.

56. Retail Rebranding -

Collierville has lost an avenue. The town’s 60-acre “lifestyle center” – the largest in the Memphis metropolitan area – has changed its name as part of a transition started this spring, when Memphis-based Poag Lifestyle Centers bought what then was known as The Avenue Collierville.

57. Boyle Buys Spring Creek Ranch Acreage -

Boyle Investment Co. through its subsidiary SCR Bravo Investments LLC has purchased the remaining 168 acres of land at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville for $4.3 million.

58. Lexington Asset Management Takes Over Property -

Lexington Asset Management LLC has taken over the management of its fifth apartment building in the Chattanooga area.

59. Scorched Earth -

The daily hustle and bustle of city life makes it easy for Memphians to forget that the urban pocket they call home sits amid one of the nation’s richest agricultural regions, one that’s suffering the economic impact of unusually high temperatures and a nationwide drought.

60. AA Concepts Files Permit Next to Urban Outfitters -

Houston-based retailer AA Concepts Inc. will soon fill the space to the east of Urban Outfitters Inc. at the gateway to the Cooper-Young community in Midtown.

61. City Files $12 Million Permit App To Build Overton Square Garage -

2100 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Permit Cost: $12 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012

62. Events -

The Orphanos Foundation will hold its fifth annual golf fundraiser Monday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Spring Creek Ranch, 149 Chinquapin Drive. Pilot Steve Scheibner will speak at the event. Cost is $350 per person. Email wayne@orphanos.org or call 458-9500 for details and to register.

63. 360 Photos Gives Companies Edge With Panoramic Tours -

When people think of virtual tours, residential real estate typically comes to mind. Panoramic tours use a sequence of carefully assembled high-quality images stitched together, offering larger, clearer views, which makes the technology a valuable tool for real estate agents, who can offer potential buyers an in-depth look at property, regardless of their geographic location.

64. Monroe Ave. Bldg. Sells For $3.3M -

A fully leased Downtown office building has traded hands for more than twice its assessed value.

309 Monroe Property LLC purchased the 22,792-square-foot property at 309 Monroe Ave. for $3.3 million. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2011 appraisal was $1.5 million.

65. Site Work for St. Jude Tower Part of Permit Application -

315 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Permit Cost: $5 million

Project Cost: $190 million

66. Pressure Builds for Civilian Drone Flights at Home -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Heads up: Drones are going mainstream.

Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.

67. New Home Permits Climb 29 Pct. -

New home construction was up 28.9 percent last month, and local industry professionals hope the trend continues into spring.

Shelby County homebuilders filed 49 permits in January compared to 38 the same month a year ago, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

68. Germantown Station Closer to Construction -

750 N. Germantown Parkway
Cordova, TN 38018
Loan Amount: $2.6 million

69. Crews Break Ground for Fletcher Creek Park -

A new city park in Cordova should be ready for the spring of 2012.

City of Memphis leaders broke ground Tuesday, Aug. 30, for the 23-acre Fletcher Creek Park at Dexter Road and Chimneyrock Boulevard.

70. Events -

LeMoyne-Owen College and the United Negro College Fund will host the Hank Aaron Celebrity Sports Weekend and the 41st UNCF Black Tie Gala Reception Monday, Aug. 15, through Saturday, Aug. 20. A celebrity golf tournament will be held Monday at 7 a.m. at Spring Creek Ranch, 149 Chinquapin Drive. The News Channel 3 Sunset 5K Run/Walk will be held Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. A celebrity sports breakfast hosted by Elliot Perry will be held Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. on campus, 807 Walker Ave. The gala will be held Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. Visit www.loc.edu.

71. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, Aug. 12, from 11:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dee Floyd, community development manager, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, will speak about its hospice. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

72. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber Golf Invitational will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Spring Creek Ranch, 149 Chinquapin Drive. Registration and a clinic will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Tunga Lee at tlee@memphischamber.com or 543-3571.

73. Events -

WKNO/Channel 10 will host an opening reception of the art show “The Magic of May” featuring nearly 100 pieces from The Artist Group Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. The art work will be on display through May 27. For more information, call 458-2521.

74. Eastgate Sells for $31.5 Million -

The Eastgate Shopping Center on Park Avenue in East Memphis has sold to a Dallas-based entity for $31.5 million from Belz Enterprises Inc., according to documents filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds.

75. Eastgate Sells for $31.5 Million -

The Eastgate Shopping Center on Park Avenue in East Memphis has sold to a Dallas-based entity for $31.5 million from Belz Enterprises, according to documents filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds.

76. Housing Endured Bumpy Ride in 2010 -

As the 2010 housing market seemed to get worse with every monthly report, local real estate professionals adjusted their routines to cope.

A lack of confidence in the market and uncertainty about the employment picture prevailed, keeping home sales about 15 percent off last year’s pace – which had been the lowest in decades.

77. Loeb Buys Park Place for $10.3M -

Loeb Properties Inc. has bought Park Place Centre from Belz Enterprises Inc. for $10.3 million – the biggest retail transaction of the year.

78. Loeb Buys Park Place for $10.3M -

Loeb Properties Inc. has bought Park Place Centre from Belz Enterprises Inc. for $10.3 million – the biggest retail transaction of the year.

79. Events -

The Salvation Army will hold its 2010 Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament Monday at 1 p.m. at Spring Creek Ranch, 149 Chinquapin Drive. The tournament will benefit The Salvation Army’s Renewal Place Program. To register, contact Amy Beth Dudley at 260-9120 or amybeth_dudley@uss.salvationarmy.org.

80. Events -

The Memphis Central Rotary Club will meet Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shelby County Election Commissioner Brian Stephens will speak about Rebuild Government. Cost is $25 for guests. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

81. Blockbuster’s Chap. 11 Won’t Impact Memphis -

NEW YORK (AP) – Blockbuster Inc., once the dominant movie rental company in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, reeling from mounting losses, rising debt and competitors that have better catered to Americans' changed media habits.

82. Few Engineering Firms Credit Stimulus For Survival -

The federal stimulus program has been very, very good to the Pickering Firm Inc., a Memphis-based engineering company.

83. Great Oaks Church of Christ Begins Work on New Wing -

3355 Brunswick Road
Bartlett, TN 38133
Loan Amount: $1 million
Loan Date: June 16, 2010
Maturity Date: June 10, 2011
Borrower: Great Oaks Church of Christ
Lender: BancorpBank South

84. Rebounding Activity -

Shelby County homebuilders last month reached triple digits with new home permits for the first time in nearly two years.

But instead of congratulating themselves for the increase in activity, companies are focused now on maintaining momentum and further pulling themselves out of the biggest homebuilding slump in recent memory.

85. Events -

The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Parmasters, 888 S. White Station Road. For more information, call 867-7171.

86. Events -

The Leadership Academy will hold the 2010 Celebrate What’s Right Luncheon Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Barbara Hyde will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call 527-4625.

87. Six Permits Issued to Airport For Ground Transportation Center -

2491 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Permit Amounts: $89.5 Million

Project Cost: $121 million
Permit Date: Issued March 2010
Completion: Spring 2012
Owner: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Tenant: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Contractor: The Flintco Cos. Inc.
Architect: Walker Parking Consultants

88. Tourism Helps Tenn. Farms Stay in Business -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In a tough year for Tennessee's state budget, the departments of tourism and agriculture have found a mutual silver lining: a boomlet in agricultural tourism.

Milking cows (sort of), wandering through corn and cotton mazes, watching chicks hatch, having a country wedding and picking melons are among the activities drawing city folks and their pocketbooks to farms around Tennessee.

89. No Room at the Inn -

The bed came with a view of a sparkling Mississippi River on a winter day that was about 10 degrees on the warm side of crisp. The trees were bare and no one appeared to be at home near the concrete floodwall that ends just south of The Pyramid.

90. Downtown Businesses Brace for Year Of Change -

2009 was a less-than-stellar year for Downtown Memphis based on several measures of business and financial activity.

During the past 12 months, the area saw a slump in business license and residential sales activity, rising bankruptcies and a spike in foreclosures.

91. AP Analysis: Signs of Recovery in Some US Areas -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Signs of a slow and fitful recovery emerged in August in some communities across the country where unemployment dropped and foreclosures stabilized, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of economic stress in more than 3,100 U.S. counties.

92. A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf -

A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.

Paddle a canoe down the Ghost River section of the Wolf River in Fayette County and you’ll travel through multiple, distinct ecosystems teeming with wildlife. But while animal sightings convey the true spirit of the Wolf, only one creature – the elusive “river rat” – can verbalize why this river and its wetland corridor are so important.

93. Mixed-Use Development Slated For Southeast Shelby County -

50 acres at Forest Hill-Irene Road and Tenn. 385
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $4 Million

Sale Date: June 26, 2009
Buyer: Edward Rose Development Co. LLC
Seller: Turley LP

94. Building Permit Activity Abysmal in June -

Home permits continued to slide in June, reaching their lowest monthly mark in years as the demand for new housing remained soft and the building industry remained focused on sales.

Builders filed just 17 permits in Shelby County last month, down 77 percent from 74 permits in June 2008 and down 57.5 percent from 40 permits filed in May, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

95. Michigan Co. Buys Land for Development -

Edward Rose Development Co. LLC has bought 50 acres at the southeast corner of Forest Hill-Irene Road and Tenn. 385 for $4 million from Turley LP.

96. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold its fourth annual conference today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $65 for students. The theme is “Surviving the Perfect Storm: Reinventing the Nonprofit’s Future.” Paul Light, New York University professor and Washington Post columnist, will be the keynote speaker. To register, visit npexcellence.org/conference.php or call 684-6605.

97. Events -

The Shelby County EOC Appeals Board will meet today at 11 a.m. in the first floor chambers of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

98. Jones Orchard Offers Taste of Country Living -

Juanita Jones stood in the March sunshine, inspected a branch on one of the last peach trees to blossom and wished for a warm April.

99. Vesta to Showcase Rossville Homes -

Karen Garner remembers the inaugural Vesta Home Show in 1984, when she worked in the concession stand as one of many volunteer homebuilders.

Nearly a quarter century later – after working every Vesta Home Show since its debut – Garner is president of Magnolia Homes Inc. and one of the featured builders at this year’s installment of the event, run by the Memphis Area Home Builders Association (MAHBA).

100. LUCB to Hear Restaurant Request -

At today’s Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board meeting, members are scheduled to hear a rezoning request for a commercial property in the Cooper-Young neighborhood to use as parking for a restaurant with alcohol sales. Kristina Ryan is the applicant for that project, which involves land on the east side of Cooper Street north of Walker Avenue.