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1. Key Biologics, BCA Partner To Advance Cell Therapy -

Memphis-based Key Biologics LLC and the nation’s largest blood supply network have announced an agreement to formalize their existing business relationship and work collectively to broaden support for cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

2. AutoZone Among Most Reputable Retailers in US -

Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. is one of the most reputable retailers in America, according to a new study.

Reputation Institute’s 2018 US Retail RepTrak, the largest corporate reputation study of its kind, bases its findings on almost 10,000 individual ratings from the U.S. general public and is based on an assessment of 88 nominated companies.

3. Defying Polls, Nixon Looks to Upset Cuomo in N.Y. Gubernatorial Primary -

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Polls may show her far behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary, but Cynthia Nixon says she knows something that Cuomo and the pollsters don't.

4. Last Word: Fever Obscured, Beale Cover and Who Had The First Supermarket? -

For all of the talk about Memphis turning 200 next year and the ongoing discussion and examination following the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the Yellow Fever epidemic has a way of being obscured.

5. U.S. Marks 9/11 with Somber Tributes; Trump Speaks at Pa. Site -

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with solemn ceremonies, volunteer service and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.

6. In a Name, Piggly Wiggly Retains ‘First’ Moniker -

Piggly Wiggly’s ceremonial grand opening was Sept. 6, 1916, but the real, construction-delayed opening did not happen until 102 years ago today, Sept. 11, for the nation’s first supermarket.

7. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

8. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers

Tennessee Legislature

By Sam Stockard

Special to The Daily News

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

9. Gun Sense Ratings for Republicans Raise Questions for Challengers -

Two Republican Shelby County legislators seeking re-election received “gun sense candidate” ratings this year from the weapons safety group Moms Demand Action while also netting good marks from the National Rifle Association, a distinction their Democratic opponents are questioning.

10. Case Against Dallas Officer Who Killed Neighbor Headed to Grand Jury -

DALLAS (AP) — The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in the neighbor's home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney overseeing the case said Monday.

11. New Miss America Glad She Didn't Have to Don Swimsuit to Win -

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to.

Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes in the 98-year-old pageant are a welcome modernization.

12. Immigrant Families Struggling with Trauma of Separation -

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 6-year-old immigrant boy sobs at the school bus stop in suburban Maryland and begs his mother to promise she will not disappear again.

A toddler in Honduras wakes up screaming and searches for the government social worker who cared for him for several months. Other children duck or hide their faces when they see a uniformed officer.

13. Key Biologics, Blood Centers of America Partner to Advance Cell Medicines -

Memphis-based Key Biologics LLC and the nation’s largest blood supply network have announced an agreement to formalize their existing business relationship and work collectively to broaden support for cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

14. AutoZone Among Most Reputable Retailers in America -

Memphis-based AutoZone Inc. is one of the most reputable retailers in America, according to a new study.

Reputation Institute’s 2018 US Retail RepTrak, the largest corporate reputation study of its kind, bases its findings on almost 10,000 individual ratings from the U.S. general public and is based on an assessment of 88 nominated companies.

15. Intent on Getting a Big Raise? You May Have to Quit Your Job -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite one of the best job markets in decades, workers across the U.S. economy are struggling with a common frustration: What does it take to finally get a decent raise?

16. Blazing Trails -

What a difference a decade can make. Successful local entrepreneurs like Muddy’s Bake Shop founder Kat Gordon, Hollywood Feed president Shawn McGhee, and executive chefs and owners Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman at Enjoy A|M Restaurant Group spent that time growing their small businesses into thriving enterprises over that time.

17. Consequences of Careless Driving Can Be Costly -

RAY’S TAKE: When it comes to owning a car or in most families, several cars, there are lots of things to consider when it comes to your finances. And the ramifications of careless driving shouldn’t be one of them.

18. Memphis Native Teams Up With Lebron James on Women’s Shoe -

National Basketball Association star Lebron James is releasing his first women’s basketball shoe, with the help of a Memphis native.

The collaboration is between Harlem’s Fashion Row and James. According to Nike, the HFR x Lebron 16 is the first LeBron signature shoe to be reimagined by female designers.

19. Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke Shakes Up Senate Race With Cruz -

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O'Rourke would win Texas' Senate race in a landslide.

Video of the candidate defending NFL players' right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star LeBron James called it a "must-watch." Another of O'Rourke, a three-term congressman, cruising through a Whataburger parking lot on a skateboard is almost as popular, increasing the onetime punk rocker's already considerable street cred.

20. From Penny Press To Snapchat: Parents Fret Through The Ages -

NEW YORK (AP) — When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase "screen time," nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them to use it as much as possible.

21. Trump Attacks Union Leader On Labor Day -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!"

22. U.S. Ends Funding of UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza.

23. Immigration Documentary Series Coming to Central Library -

Every other Thursday night, beginning Sept. 20, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions aimed at encouraging informed discourse on immigration issues within the context of America’s immigration history.

24. FedEx President/COO To Speak at Aviation Conference in Memphis -

A worldwide organization for women who hold leadership positions in aviation and aerospace will host its 30th annual conference in Memphis next month.

The International Aviation Women’s Association will host the conference, “Making Connections in Memphis,” Oct. 24-26 at The Peabody.

25. Kroger, Instacart Expand Same-day Delivery -

Kroger groceries can now be delivered in as little as two hours through an expanded partnership between the Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocer and Instacart, a Silicon Valley-based grocery e-commerce and delivery company.

26. Groundbreaking Alternative Paper Village Voice Shuts Down -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Village Voice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly known for its muckraking investigations, exhaustive arts criticism, naughty personal ads and neurosis-laden cartoons, is going out of business after 63 years.

27. 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.

28. Connecting to American Values -

As U.S. Sen. John McCain prepared for his death, he wrote a message to America and the world. We share a few of his words as a call to our higher selves, a reminder of our humanity – and fragility – and as beacon of hope.

29. Memphis Japan Festival To Honor Culture, Traditions -

The Memphis Japan Festival, celebrating the country’s people, traditions and contemporary culture, is coming to the Memphis Botanic Garden Sept. 30.

The festival, held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include traditional and contemporary Japanese music and dance performances, tours of the Japanese Garden, Japanese “candyman”, taiko drummers, a family circus, sumo-suit wrestling, “Hello Kitty” and “Ninja Turtle” Bounce Houses and Japanese martial arts on the lawn, among other attractions.

30. Immigration Documentary, Discussion Series Coming to Central Library in September -

Every other Thursday night, beginning Sept. 20, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions aimed at encouraging informed discourse on immigration issues with the context of America’s immigration history.

31. Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh, Senators Prep for Marathon Confirmation Hearing -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn't the only one engaging in practice sessions ahead of this week's grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

32. Caffeine Hit for Coca-Cola as it Buys Costa Coffee Chain -

LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola is hoping for a caffeine-fueled boost with the acquisition of British coffee chain Costa.

The soda giant said Friday it is spending $5.1 billion in cash for Britain's biggest coffee company. Costa has more than 2,400 coffee shops in the U.K. and 1,400 others in more than 30 countries, including around 460 in China, its second-biggest market.

33. Rhodes’ Football Team Relying On Defensive Changes, 3-Year Starting QB -

Parker Rye can’t help but smile when he watches his Rhodes College teammates, most of whom came from elite private schools around the country, get Memphis-ized. More specifically “North North North North” Memphis-ized.

34. United Airlines is Raising Baggage Fees, Matching JetBlue -

United Airlines is raising checked-bag fees for many passengers, matching a move last week by JetBlue Airways.

United raised fees for checking a first bag from $25 to $30 and a second bag from $35 to $40 for tickets issued on or after Friday. The fees cover flights in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

35. Events -

The 2018 Delta Fair & Music Festival runs Friday, Aug. 31, through Sept. 9 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Enjoy live music; festival food; carnival rides; a petting zoo; and special events such as “redneck yacht races” (Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 3, 7), the Delta Fair Queen Pageants and “I am Beautiful” Pageant (Sept. 1), the Delta Dash 5K/10 and Cotton Candy Fun Run (Sept. 8) and more. Visit deltafest.com.

36. Still Learning -

An intensive, six-week teacher training program this summer deprived Tra Taylor of sleep and tested his resolve, but his passion to bring quality education to kids is now stronger than ever. “The ideals I had now have names and faces and stories,” said the 25-year-old Teach For America corps member who started his first permanent classroom assignment three weeks ago.

37. We Stand at the Crossroads -

Depending on who you ask, blues legend Robert Johnson is buried in three places in the Delta, died at 27 in 1938 of poisoning or of syphilis, or sometime later since people claim to have seen him in Memphis in 1941.

38. Events -

The 2018 Delta Fair & Music Festival runs Friday, Aug. 31, through Sept. 9 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Enjoy live music; festival food; carnival rides; a petting zoo; and a range of special events, including the “redneck yacht races” (Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 3, 7), Delta Fair Queen Pageants and “I am Beautiful” Pageant (Sept. 1), the Delta Dash 5K/10 and Cotton Candy Fun Run (Sept. 8) and more. Visit deltafest.com for hours and tickets.

39. WLOK Black Film Festival Begins Four-Day Run Thursday -

Memphis’ gospel radio station is hosting its third annual WLOK Black Film Festival beginning Thursday at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Downtown campus.

The festival features a series of movies created by local filmmakers that depict the black experience in American film.

40. How Memphis Can Learn from Detroit: Creating an Inclusive Comeback Story -

The City of Detroit intends to create the most inclusive comeback story America has ever told.

Detroit is the largest African-American majority city in the country with a population over 400,000. Memphis is the second largest.

41. Growing Medical Device Company Expands in Memphis Again -

A fast-growing company that provides logistics for medical-device firms is more than tripling the size of its Memphis operation just two years after making Memphis its flagship for North America.

A building permit application was submitted late last week to renovate 110,000 square feet of warehouse space at 4049 Willow Lake for HealthLink Europe & International. The cost is estimated at $930,000.

42. Dean, Lee Differ on Many Tennessee Topics -

On first blush, gubernatorial candidates Bill Lee and Karl Dean appear to be cast in a similar mold – business-friendly moderates.

43. White House Flags Back at Full-Staff After McCain Death -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flags at the White House were back at full-staff Monday, even as objections mounted and Senate leaders of both parties formally requested that American flags at government buildings stay at half-staff to honor Sen. John McCain.

44. White House Flags Back at Full-Staff After McCain Death -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flags at the White House were back at full-staff Monday, even as objections mounted and Senate leaders of both parties formally requested that American flags at government buildings stay at half-staff to honor Sen. John McCain.

45. U.S., Mexico Tentatively Set to Replace NAFTA With New Deal -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace it with a deal that the administration wants to be more favorable to the United States.

46. Nation's Top Student Loan Official Resigns -

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest on Monday, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting the nation's millions of student loan borrowers.

47. 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.

48. War Hero and Presidential Candidate John McCain Dies at 81 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.

49. Powell Signals More Hikes Ahead If US Economy Stays Strong -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong.

50. Japanese Culture, Traditions Celebrated at Upcoming Festival -

The Memphis Japan Festival, celebrating the country’s people, traditions and contemporary culture, is coming to the Memphis Botanic Garden Sept. 30.

The festival, held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include traditional and contemporary Japanese music and dance performances, tours of the Japanese Garden, Japanese “candyman,” taiko drummers, a family circus, sumo-suit wrestling, “Hello Kitty” and “Ninja Turtle” bounce houses and Japanese martial arts on the lawn, among other attractions.

51. Manafort Juror Says 1 Holdout Prevented 18-Count Conviction -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A juror in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial says a lone holdout prevented the jury from convicting the onetime Trump campaign chairman on all 18 counts.

Jurors repeatedly tried to persuade the holdout to "look at the paper trail" but she insisted there was reasonable doubt, juror Paula Duncan told Fox News.

52. Politicians Target Immigration Law After Arrest in Iowa Case -

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America's heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run. But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her thrust the case into the middle of the contentious immigration debate and midterm elections.

53. With Push From Peta, Animal Crackers Bust Out of Their Cages -

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of animal crackers are roaming free.

Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, has redesigned the packaging of its Barnum's Animals crackers in response to pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

54. US Deports Ex-Nazi Guard, 95, to Germany After Long Wait -

BERLIN (AP) — The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home on a stretcher and spirited to Germany early Tuesday, following years of efforts to remove him from the United States.

55. Crosstown Concourse Leaders Switch Financing -

Crosstown Concourse now has permanent financing that replaces a complex mosaic of financing from dozens of institutions that allowed the renovation and readaptation of the 1.5-million-square-foot landmark.

56. The Week Ahead: Aug. 20-26 -

Good morning, Memphis! Fall is just around the corner and the weather later this week may give a you a more convincing notion of that. Here is a list of events and meetings that may be of interest as you get the week started.

57. In a Comeback Season For Hollywood, a Summer Without Bombs -

NEW YORK (AP) — Have you noticed something oddly tranquil about this summer movie season? For the first time in recent memory, there hasn't been one major bomb.

Usually by now, there would be blockbuster-sized craters left on the charred summer-movie battlefield, the inevitable toll of Hollywood's most high-stakes season. But this year, summer-movie bomb-watching, long one of the most dependable spectator sports of the season, has gone entirely without the sight of a "Lone Ranger"-sized mushroom cloud.

58. Miss America: Leadership Bullied, Manipulated, Silenced Me -

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.

59. Trump Nixes $92M Military Parade, Blames D.C. For High Cost -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.

60. Develey Mustard Opens Dyersburg Plant -

A Germany company has opened its first plant in North America in Dyersburg.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development commissioner Bob Rolfe attended the grand opening of Develey Mustard & Condiments’ new facility last week. The new West Tennessee plant will employ 150.

61. Memphis-Born Aretha Franklin Dies; Queen of Soul was 76 -

Aretha Franklin, who cast the first sounds from her wonderful voice in a South Memphis house, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at her home in Detroit, her publicist confirmed. She was 76. Her longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said the legendary singer died from advanced pancreatic cancer. Earlier this week, word emerged that Ms. Franklin was in hospice care. 

62. USL Memphis Coach Tim Mulqueen Embraces Expansion Challenge -

Let’s get the hard part out of the way first, the thing that might make you resistant to welcoming your first USL Memphis head coach. Tim Mulqueen is a rabid New York Knicks fan. Yes, the same team that now employs former Grizzlies coach David Fizdale.

63. Taylor on Watch List For Earl Campbell Award -

University of Memphis running back Patrick Taylor Jr. has been named to the watch list for the sixth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

64. Jim Barksdale to End Long Association With FedEx in September -

James L. “Jim” Barksdale, Mississippi-born entrepreneur who oversaw FedEx’s early package tracking systems and 1990s web browsing pioneer Netscape, is aging off the FedEx board in September after 19 years.

65. Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump -

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with a president who has hurled one insult after another at black people.

66. Kansas Governor Concedes, Says He Will Endorse GOP Nominee -

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.

67. Develey Mustard Opens Dyersburg Plant -

A Germany company has opened its first plant in North America in Dyersburg.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development commissioner Bob Rolfe attended the grand opening of Develey Mustard & Condiments’ new facility last week. The new West Tennessee plant will employ 150.

68. Newsmakers: Aug. 15, 2018 -

Joseph W. Smith, associate attorney at Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC, has been selected as an associate member in the Leo S. Bearman Sr. American Inn of Court. Smith was nominated and voted by the Masters of the Inn. He began his legal career at Rice, Amundsen & Caperton as a runner during his undergraduate studies at the University of Memphis and continued as a law clerk while attending the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He joined the firm as an attorney in May 2016 and focuses his practice on all aspects of domestic relations, including divorce, custody, support and adoption.

69. Trump Lashes Out at 'Wacky Omarosa' Over Book, Tapes -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman on Monday, saying his former White House adviser — who is promoting a tell-all book and airing secret audio recordings —"got fired for the last time."

70. University of Memphis Commercial Aviation Degree Takes Flight This Fall -

After a three-year process, the University of Memphis is partnering with a local flight school to offer a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Aviation this fall. When U of M Provost Karen Weddle West went before the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for approval in July, she highlighted a “strong letter of support” from Fred Smith.

71. Around Memphis: August 13, 2018 -

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…

72. Methodist Makes List Of Best Employers for Women -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare was recently named to Forbes’ list of the 300 Best Employers for Women and is among only 25 hospitals and health systems included on list.

For this first-ever ranking of America’s best employers for women, Forbes partnered with research firm Statista, which surveyed more than 40,000 employees, including 25,000 women, at companies with at least 1,000 employees throughout the United States.

73. Workshop an Invaluable Service -

Memphis will have done an invaluable service by the arrival of the Stuttering Association for the Young in November for their workshop.

Your article "Camp Aims to Build Confidence in Those Who Stutter" was definitely upbeat. I wish that I had been able to have such an opportunity during my youth.

74. My American Story. Again -

JUST CALL ME LEIF. I wrote this a year ago. Recently, the column won an award for humor, but we’ve done so much in this last year to distort the meaning of being American it’s not even funny.

75. Pence Outlines Plan for New Space Force by 2020 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020.

76. Melania Trump's Parents Sworn In As U.S. Citizens -

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens Thursday.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, took the citizenship oath at a special, private ceremony in New York City. The Slovenian immigrants, a former car dealer and textile factory worker, had been living in the U.S. as permanent residents.

77. Memphis-based TruGreen Lands National Culture Award -

The National Association of Landscape Professionals has awarded Memphis-based TruGreen a Community Partnership Award.

TruGreen received the “Community Partnership for Outstanding Company Culture Award” for its national TruNeighbor program, which grants communities up to $15,000 – in partnership with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful – for projects that remedy blight and increase access to green space.

78. Kansas Democrats Pick Gay, Native American Nominee for Congress -

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress.

79. Last Word: Colonial's New Plan, the Overton Square Hotel and American Way -

And we are at that point of the post-county election period where those who leave office next month are announcing what’s next. This will soon start to blend with transition announcements for the incoming office holders. Shelby County commissioner Terry Roland is the new director of the Millington Chamber of Commerce. The announcement made at a luncheon in Millington Tuesday. Roland is among the eight Shelby County commissioners who leave office as of Sept. 1. Roland also vows he will be back in four years when the county elections just decided will be on the ballot once more. Roland ran in the May Republican primary for county mayor won by David Lenoir.

80. Methodist Makes Forbes’ List Of Best Employers for Women -

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare was recently named to Forbes’ list of the 300 Best Employers for Women and is among only 25 hospitals and health systems included on list.

For this first-ever ranking of America’s best employers for women, Forbes partnered with research firm Statista, which surveyed more than 40,000 employees, including 25,000 women, at companies with at least 1,000 employees throughout the United States.

81. American Way Middle Makes Debut as an I-Zone School -

It may have been inevitable that American Way Middle School would be on the schedule of Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson to visit on the first day of the school year.

Earlier this year, state education officials wanted the grade 6-8 Parkway Village school turned over to the state-run Achievement School District or SCS to approve a charter to turn around the low-performing school.

82. Tony Pollard a Known Commodity Entering 2018 -

Took Tony Pollard all of 10 seconds in a 2016 win at Temple to establish himself as a generational talent for the University of Memphis football team. Did it by becoming the first Tiger in a generation to turn a kickoff return into a touchdown.

83. Iran Weighs Response as U.S. Sanctions Bite -

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone's mind remained: What happens now?

84. Saint Francis-Bartlett Extends Teen Program -

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is expanding its summer “Volunteen” program, which provides opportunities for rising juniors and seniors to gain exposure to the field of health care while also giving back through volunteerism at the hospital.

85. Insurance Companies Approach Trump Health Plans Cautiously -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says insurers are "going wild" about his new health care options and "millions and millions" of people will be signing up.

But insurance companies say it will take time to design new plans and get approval from state regulators, and two major industry groups have actually expressed concern about potential downsides for consumers.

86. Insurance Companies Approach Trump Health Plans Cautiously -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says insurers are "going wild" about his new health care options and "millions and millions" of people will be signing up.

But insurance companies say it will take time to design new plans and get approval from state regulators, and two major industry groups have actually expressed concern about potential downsides for consumers.

87. Woman, Minority, Trailblazer: Indra Nooyi is Leaving Pepsico -

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi will step down as the top executive at the world's second-largest food and beverage company.

88. 'Hazardous' Smoky Air Shuts Yosemite in Peak Tourist Season -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yosemite National Park's iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality is worse than anywhere in America and is rivaling Beijing.

89. Trump Rips LeBron James' Smarts Hours Before Rally in Ohio -

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men.

90. American Home Shield Moves Toward Q3 Spinoff -

Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. continues to staff up the front office of its American Home Shield spinoff.

91. Memphis Baseball Receives ABCA Academic Honors -

The University of Memphis baseball team has been recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association with the Team Academic Excellence Award, for posting a team grade point average of 3.188 during the 2017-18 academic year.

92. American Home Shield Moves Toward Q3 Spinoff -

Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. continues to staff up the front office of its American Home Shield spinoff.

93. U.S. Officials Raise Alarm About 2018, 2020 Election Security -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed a "vast, government-wide effort" to protect American elections after Russian attempts to interfere in 2016, the White House said Thursday.

94. Papa John's Founder: I Should Be Back as Chain's Public Face -

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Papa John's says the pizza chain does well with him as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month.

95. Pope Seeks to Abolish Death Penalty, Changes Church Teaching -

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is "inadmissible" under all circumstances and that the Catholic Church must work to abolish it, changing official church teaching to reflect his view that all life is sacred and there is no justification for state-sponsored executions.

96. Team Name for USL Memphis, First Soccer Match a Month Away -

USL Memphis sporting director Andrew Bell is sworn to secrecy about the team’s logo, name and colors, but this much he will reveal: They’re not going to hurt merchandise sales.

97. Inflation, Gas Prices, Tariffs Squeeze Consumers -

The price of a can of Coca-Cola? Likely going up. A package of Pampers? That too. Plane tickets? They also may be more expensive. These items and more may cost more in the coming months as people start feeling the effects of higher fuel prices and raw-material costs as well as a range of tariffs.

98. Presumed American Remains from Korea War Head Home -

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — Decades after the end of the Korean War in 1953, the remains of dozens of presumed U.S. war dead were on their way Wednesday to Hawaii for analysis and identification. The U.S. military believes the bones are those of U.S. servicemen and potentially servicemen from other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. on behalf of South Korea during the war.

99. Last Word: Bayer Building Sold, Police Protest Files and American Snuff Factory -

For almost 60 years, Hollywood and Avery has been where public education in Shelby County was run from. One of the most symbolic moments of the historic change in public education five years ago was opening up the long-closed doors that connected the offices of the Memphis City Schools system with the offices of the Shelby County Schools system in the same building.

100. From Denmark to Arkansas: Hogs Offensive Lineman Hjalte Froholdt is Right at Home -

The Sollerod Gold Diggers have a proud history. The American football club won the Danish championship in 2009 and 2010, and was runner-up five other times, including in 2017 when the Gold Diggers defeated the mighty Triangle (not Arkansas) Razorbacks to advance out of the semifinals.