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1. Memphis Airport, FedEx To Receive TVA Incentives -

The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is joining forces with four airports and FedEx to replace some of their diesel-powered ground support equipment with more environmentally friendly gear.

TVA said Monday that the FedEx World Hub in Memphis, the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Tri-Cities Regional Airport and Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority are receiving TVA cash incentives based on the type and amount of equipment purchased.

2. Memphis Football Blue Lot Parking Sells Out -

The University of Memphis announced that season football parking in the blue lot has sold out, the earliest that the blue lot has ever sold out.

Season parking in the tan lot is still available and can be purchased through the athletic ticket office for $70 each. Fans can purchase tan lot parking online at gotigersgotix.com, by calling 901-678-2331, or by visiting the ticket office at the corner of Southern Avenue and Normal Street on the University of Memphis campus.

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4. Memphis Baby Boomers Seek Support Of Local Organizations to Age in Their Homes -

Advancements in technology and medicine have contributed to an increased lifespan and adults are living well beyond retirement years.

As baby boomers reach retirement age, AARP predicts that the population of adults older than 65 will surpass 70 million people by 2030. Memphis is experiencing the growth firsthand – the only age group with significant growth in Memphis since the 2010 census is the 65+ age group, which saw an 18 percent increase in just five years.

5. Will Memphis Make the Big 12 Cut? -

Another day, another media source outside of Memphis ranking the Big 12 expansion candidates. The following evaluation comes from The Orlando Sentinel.

The good news? The University of Memphis made the cut as one of five favorites.

6. Rating Agencies, State Comptroller Tout Improved City of Memphis Finances -

The most outspoken critic of the city’s financial condition said Monday, July 25, that Memphis leaders have made a “remarkable achievement.”

“Just three years ago there was a serious question about whether the City Council would take the necessary steps to control its budget and determine Memphis’ future,” Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson wrote Monday to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Memphis City Council chairman Kemp Conrad. “If you continue on this path, Memphis will reclaim its rightful place among the truly vibrant cities of the world.”

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8. Memphis Professionals To Attend Salzburg Forum -

Five local professionals have been awarded scholarships to attend the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators III in Salzburg, Austria.

The Kresge Foundation scholarships went to Memphis UrbanArt Commission executive director Lauren Kennedy; Steven Fox of Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South; Rachel Knox, program associate at Innovate Memphis; Steven McMahon, artistic associate at Ballet Memphis; and Leni Stoeva, creative placemaking coordinator for Community LIFT.

9. Q2 Data Show Solid Memphis Economic Picture -

Some clients of the wealth management and financial planning firm Kelman-Lazarov Inc. apparently got a little spooked by the recent decision of voters in Britain to leave the European Union.

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11. Memphis Symposium Aims to Connect MWBEs With Opportunities -

In an effort to increase transparency in public spending, The city of Memphis will put department heads in conversation with minority- and women-owned businesses as part of the inaugural We Mean Business symposium.

12. Massage Service Soothe Comes to Memphis -

The on-demand massage service Soothe has arrived in Memphis.

The company’s model is built around connecting vetted, certified massage therapists to a customer’s home, office or hotel in as little as one hour. Soothe has already launched in 32 cities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. since its inception in 2013 and has plans to expand to 50 cities by year’s end.

13. Opera Memphis' Ned Canty Elected to National Board -

Ned Canty, general director of Opera Memphis, has been elected to the board of directors of Opera America, the national service organization for opera and a leading champion for American opera today.

14. Finalists Announced For $10K Memphis Film Prize -

The top 10 finalists have been announced for the inaugural Memphis Film Prize. The new contest brings a different flair and a deeper purse to Memphis’ filmmaking community, with the top film eligible for up to $60,000 in prize money. Submissions had to be five to 15 minutes long and shot in Shelby County.

15. Kendrick Promoted At Memphis Int’l Raceway -

IRG Sports + Entertainment has promoted Pam Kendrick to president and general manager of Memphis International Raceway, the company announced this week.

16. Memphis Contributes To Pinnacle’s Strong Quarter -

In its second-quarter earnings announcement released this week, Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners had a few numbers specific to Memphis.

For one, Pinnacle says net loans in Memphis have increased 41.4 percent since its acquisition of Memphis-based Magna Bank closed in September.

17. Memphis Airport Receives $12.4 Million Federal Grant -

Congressman Steve Cohen has announced a $12.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to go toward the modernization of the Memphis International’s Airport’s Concourse B as well as improvement of security and the access road.

18. Memphis Attorney Elected President of Association -

Memphis trial attorney Thomas Greer was elected president of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association at its annual convention held recently in Florida.

19. July 22-28, 2016: This week in Memphis history -

1966: The “Where the Action Is” tour at the Mid-South Coliseum is topped by The Young Rascals along with Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Knickerbockers, The Critters, B.J. Thomas, Steve Alaimo and Tina Mason. The tour is an extension of the popular afternoon show hosted by the Raiders and produced by Dick Clark.

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21. Land Bridge Project Could Transform Entire University of Memphis Area -

The official planning phase has begun for the much anticipated $33 million University of Memphis land bridge, which will safely connect two sides of the university that are currently split by the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and Southern Avenue.

22. Memphis Airport Receives $12.4 Million Federal Grant -

Congressman Steve Cohen has announced a $12.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to go toward the modernization of the Memphis International’s Airport’s Concourse B as well as improvement of security and the access road.

23. Memphis Attorney Elected President of Association -

Memphis trial attorney Thomas Greer was elected president of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association at its annual convention held recently in Florida.

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25. Former Leader of Memphis Gang Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say the former leader of a Memphis street gang has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The U.S. attorney's office says 28-year-old James Earl McCracken was sentenced this month by U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. McCracken pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy in December.

26. Astor Collection Documents Four Decades of Memphis’ Gay Community -

Vincent Astor knows his way around the Memphis-Shelby County Room at the Memphis Public Library’s Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

His 2013 book “Memphis Movie Theatres” relied heavily on the archive’s collection of photographs of long-gone movie palaces.

27. Q2 Data Show Strong Memphis Economy -

From lending activity to bank data to anecdotal evidence from businesses in the area, the Memphis economy seems to be moving into the summer months from a position of strength.

That’s based on a comprehensive look at second quarter metrics and data – everything from recaps of big real estate deals to home sale numbers and the stock prices of Memphis-based companies – included in The Daily News Quarterly Review.

28. Kendrick Promoted At Memphis Int’l Raceway -

IRG Sports + Entertainment has promoted Pam Kendrick to president and general manager of Memphis International Raceway, the company announced this week.

29. Memphis Contributes To Pinnacle’s Strong Q2 Results -

In its second-quarter earnings announcement released this week, Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners had a few numbers specific to Memphis.

For one, Pinnacle says net loans in Memphis have increased 41.4 percent since its acquisition of Memphis-based Magna Bank closed in September.

30. Memphis Police Officers, Youth Discuss Ways to Improve Relations -

As national headlines trumpet accounts of police-involved shootings, attacks on officers and related protests on an almost daily basis, a diverse group of Mid-South high school students met with Memphis Police Department (MPD) representatives Wednesday, July 20, to open the lines of communication and share their different perspectives.

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32. Finalists Announced For $10K Memphis Film Prize -

The top 10 finalists have been announced for the inaugural Memphis Film Prize. The new contest brings a different flair and a deeper purse to Memphis’ filmmaking community, with the top film eligible for up to $60,000 in prize money. Submissions had to be five to 15 minutes long and shot in Shelby County.

33. Tesla’s ‘Electric Road Trip’ Stopping in Memphis Friday -

Electric-car maker Tesla will be hosting a public open house event Friday, July 22, at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave., as part of its Electric Road Trip tour.

34. July 19 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, July 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

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35. Advance Memphis Aims to Provide Workers Economic Sustainability -

“I’m always thinking about things through an economic lens,” said Steve Nash, executive director of Advance Memphis, at a recent tour of the nonprofit’s new location at 575 Suzette St.

36. Last Word: Baton Rouge Again, Identifying The Memphis Movement & Early Voting -

It is becoming more and more difficult to keep the danger to police officers from extremists and the danger of police training and policies that are used to justify questionable police shootings in the same frame.

37. Pat Summitt Remembered for Achievements On, Off Court -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt was remembered as a loving mother, a loyal friend and a tireless fighter as well as a champion coach Thursday in a public ceremony honoring the person who built the Tennessee women's basketball dynasty.

38. On-Demand Massage Service Soothe Comes to Memphis -

The on-demand massage service Soothe has arrived in Memphis.

The company’s model is built around connecting vetted, certified massage therapists to a customer’s home, office or hotel in as little as one hour. Soothe has already launched in 32 cities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. since its inception in 2013 and has plans to expand to 50 cities by year’s end.

39. Opera Memphis General Director Elected to Board of OPERA America -

Ned Canty, general director of Opera Memphis, has been elected to the board of directors of Opera America, the national service organization for opera and a leading champion for American opera today.

40. American, United Airlines Add Larger Planes at MEM -

American Airlines and United Airlines are upgrading their aircraft at Memphis International Airport to take on more passengers for flights to Dallas, Denver and Washington, D.C.

Beginning Aug. 23, American will upgrade to a 160-seat Boeing 737 for its two daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American will continue to use dual-class regional jets for two of its seven Dallas/Fort Worth frequencies.

41. Metropolitan Bank Starts Capital Advisory Unit -

Metropolitan Bank has launched a new business advisory platform.

The 9-year-old bank is expanding on its traditional service offerings with a new unit, Metropolitan Capital Advisors. Longtime Memphis real estate finance professional Rob Threlkeld will head up the unit as senior managing director.

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43. July 15-21: This week in Memphis history -

2015: Darrius Stewart, a passenger in a car stopped by Memphis police on Winchester Road, is shot and killed by officer Connor Schilling. Stewart was wanted on warrants in another state. District Attorney General Amy Weirich recommends that Schilling be charged with voluntary manslaughter, but a grand jury decides the officer will face no charges.

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46. Three-Day Wine Festival Comes to Memphis in 2017 -

Memphis is getting another food event.

Vintage901 is a three-day wine festival coming to Memphis March 10-12 next year for wine lovers, foodies and music aficionados from around the region.

47. Snapshot: Cultural Tribute Lights Up Memphis Corner -

A new piece of public art is going up on the southwest corner of the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division parking garage Downtown. The UrbanArt Commission and city of Memphis called for entries that would display the city’s rich African-American and cultural heritage. The winning design is by Michael Roy and Derrick Dent. The 70-foot-tall mural at South Main and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue should be completed in the next couple of weeks.

48. Man Charged With Killing Memphis Police Officer Has Court Date -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged with shooting three people and then running over and killing a Memphis police officer is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing.

Justine Welch faces charges of first degree murder, attempted murder and evading arrest in what authorities have called a crime spree on a busy weekend night in downtown Memphis on June 4. He is scheduled to appear before a judge Wednesday with his public defender.

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50. American, United Add Larger Planes at Memphis Airport -

American Airlines and United Airlines are upgrading their aircraft at Memphis International Airport to take on more passengers for flights to Dallas, Denver and Washington, D.C.

Beginning Aug. 23, American will upgrade to a 160-seat Boeing 737 for its two daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American will continue to use dual-class regional jets for two of its seven Dallas/Fort Worth frequencies.

51. Memphis Engineers Elected To Statewide Council Offices -

Two Memphis area engineers have been elected to help lead the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee.

Logan Meeks, PE, with A2H Inc., will serve as first vice president of the statewide council. Tim Verner, PE, with Fisher & Arnold Inc., has been elected second vice president.

52. Memphis Chefs Set to Gather for Inaugural Food and Wine Bash -

Leave it to a chef to fall back on a food metaphor when talking about the more than year-long planning that’s gone into the inaugural Memphis Food & Wine Festival, a one-day culinary bash set for Oct. 15.

53. Valera's Double Leads Memphis to 6-5 Win Over Round Rock -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Breyvic Valera hit a run-scoring double in the eighth inning, leading the Memphis Redbirds to a 6-5 win over the Round Rock Express on Sunday. The Redbirds swept the four-game series with the win.

54. Protest at Memphis Bridge Ends Peacefully -

Four and a half hours after it began Sunday, July 10, the city’s most significant and largest Black Lives Matter protest ended with police in riot gear slowly walking a group of around 100 protesters off the Hernando DeSoto Bridge to Front Street.

55. Black Lives Matter Protest Draws Thousands In Memphis Protest Milestone -

Four and a half hours after it began Sunday, July 10, the city's most significant and largest Black Lives Matter protest ended with police in riot gear slowly walking a group of around 100 protesters off the Hernando DeSoto Bridge and south on Front Street.

56. Memphis Marketing Group Names New Board Members -

The Memphis Chapter of the American Marketing Association has announced the chapter’s 2016-2017 board of directors, which includes four new members. All terms took effect July 1.

Mary Stratton, director of marketing at Power & Tel, will lead the chapter as president, and Wendy-Sumner Winter, senior director of communications and marketing at Christian Brothers University, will serve as president-elect.

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58. Events -

West Tennessee Historical Society will meet Monday, July 11, in Memphis University School’s Wunderlich Auditorium, 6191 Park Ave. Nora Tucker, manager and curator of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame, is the guest speaker. Visit wths-tn.org for details.

59. Memphis Launches Business Symposium -

The city of Memphis is holding a symposium July 26 to connect small, minority- and women-owned businesses in the city together with the various divisions of city government.

The “We Mean Business” symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center at 255 N. Main St.

60. MATA in Parternship With Livable Memphis -

Livable Memphis and the Memphis Area Transit Authority have partnered to improve Memphis’ bus-riding experience. Together, the groups raised $20,500 to install 24 new seats at bus stops not currently supported by conventional bus shelters.

61. Traffic Rises 7.6 Percent At Memphis Airport in May -

May marked the 13th consecutive month of year-over-year traffic growth at Memphis International Airport, which saw a 7.6 percent increase in origination and destination (O&D) enplanements compared to 2015, the airport reported Thursday, July 7.

62. Kroger Brings Online Ordering to More Memphis-Area Locations -

Kroger suspected there was plenty of demand in the Memphis market for the online ordering system the grocery chain has been rolling out in recent weeks.

When the company brought ClickList to the first Memphis-area store last month, Kroger executives saw firsthand. They don’t have exact numbers to share, but Kroger confirmed that the launch of its ClickList online system at the first area Kroger – in Germantown at 7735 Farmington Blvd. – generated the most opening week orders for any store in the entire chain.

63. July 8-14, 2016: This week in Memphis history -

2015: Zimm the monkey escapes from her area at the Memphis Zoo.

1985: On the front page of The Daily News, the first guests are checking in at Downtown’s new Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza hotel, across Main Street from the Memphis Cook Convention Center, with the formal grand opening set for that September. The Bistro Cafe and lobby bar are ready for guests, but several restaurants are still a work in progress, including a health club bar to serve nonalcoholic beverages like pineapple and coconut drinks in a shell. Among the first guests is James Chamberlin, a Delta Air Lines ticket agent who had also been among the first guests at the original Holiday Inn on Summer Avenue that opened in 1952.

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65. Storied University of Memphis Railroad Right Of Way To Become Safer, Greener -

When classes resume at the University of Memphis in August, the unofficial campus tradition of crossing the railroad tracks along Southern Avenue will change.

Students on foot will no longer be able to cross just anywhere along the 2,000 feet of track between Patterson and Zach Curlin.

66. Traffic at Memphis Airport Rises 7.6 Percent in May -

May marked the 13th consecutive month of year-over-year traffic growth at Memphis International Airport, which saw a 7.6 percent increase in origination and destination (O&D) enplanements compared to 2015, the airport reported Thursday, July 7.

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POTS@TheWorks will present the premiere of “Moonvine,” a winner of the 2014 NewWorks@TheWorks playwriting competition, Friday, July 8, through July 31 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Shows are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

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69. Williams Hired for Memphis Blight-Fighting Fellowship -

The city of Memphis and University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law recently hired Brittany J. Williams as the city’s first Neighborhood Preservation Fellow. In that role, Williams will represent the city in Environmental Court lawsuits against property owners who have vacant, abandoned or dilapidated properties that violate city codes.

70. AAF Memphis Taps New Leadership -

If there’s one thing the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Memphis chapter knows best, it’s that the industry it represents is constantly changing. Reflecting that change, the chapter welcomed new executive director Nikii Richey and swore in its new board members at a special luncheon event at FedExForum on June 18.

71. Dixon Hughes Lets Students ‘Explore Memphis’ -

Members of Memphis’ corporate community like accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP see the recruitment of the next generation of talent to their firms as more than selling the firms themselves, office perks and the like.

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73. AP Sources: Memphis Lands Chandler Parsons for 4 Years, $94M -

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that free agent forward Chandler Parsons has agreed to terms with the Memphis Grizzlies on a four-year deal worth $94 million.

The two sides came to agreement on Friday afternoon after meeting in Los Angeles. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be signed until July 7.

74. 4 Children Fatally Stabbed in Memphis; Mother Charged -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department has charged their mother, Shanynthia Gardner, with first degree murder as well as other charges.

75. Local Soda Memfizz Sees Commercial Expansion -

Memfizz, a homemade probiotic soda, has hit the shelves of several Midtown and Downtown restaurants.

More than a year ago, Steve Cantor started brewing the soda through a fermentation process using water kefir grains. Otherlands coffee bar has sold the soda for months, and a recent expansion brings Memfizz to the Curb Market, Miss Cordelia’s Grocery and the Dixon Gallery & Gardens, with nearly a dozen more venues on the way

76. Memphis Grizzlies Claim Guard Wroten Off Waivers -

Guard Tony Wroten, whom the Grizzlies drafted in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft, is returning to the team. According to a report from espn.com, Memphis claimed Wroten off waivers on Sunday, June 26.

77. Turner Construction Names Memphis Business Manager -

Turner Construction has promoted Andy Davis to business manager of the company’s Memphis office.

78. Memphis Bar Poll Ranks Judicial Candidates -

More than 800 local attorneys have weighed in on the judicial races on the Aug. 4 Shelby County ballot.

The Memphis Bar Association Judicial Qualification Poll asks attorneys which candidate is best qualified for a judicial post. The participation ranged between 818 and 873 votes per question.

79. Memphis Food & Wine Fest Scheduled for October -

A culinary festival launching this fall will showcase some of Memphis’ top chefs alongside acclaimed regional and national chefs.

Set for Oct. 15, the Memphis Food & Wine Festival will feature cuisine from 28 chefs with accolades ranging from Michelin Starred Chefs and Master Chefs to James Beard winners. The lineup also will include 36 well-known wineries and live local music.

80. Frontier Cuts MEM to ATL, Increases Flights to Denver -

Frontier Airlines will cut its three-day-per-week flight between Memphis International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Low-cost carrier Frontier announced the flight in January with service beginning in April. The flight will cease on Sept. 4.

81. Memphis Launches ‘We Mean Business’ Symposium -

The city of Memphis is holding a symposium July 26 to connect small, minority- and women-owned businesses in the city together with the various divisions of city government.

The “We Mean Business” symposium is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St.

82. Audrey Gregory Returns to Memphis to Lead Saint Francis Hospitals -

For Dr. Audrey Gregory, new market CEO for Saint Francis hospitals, leading and being called to serve has always been in her blood.

83. July 5 Memphis City Council Agenda -

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, July 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

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84. Livable Memphis, MATA Partner to Install Bus Seats -

Livable Memphis and the Memphis Area Transit Authority have partnered to improve Memphis’ bus-riding experience. Together, the groups raised $20,500 to install 24 new seats at bus stops not currently supported by conventional bus shelters.

85. July 1-7: This week in Memphis history -

2014: Hard Rock Cafe Memphis’ new location opens at the corner of Beale and Second streets after 17 years at Beale and Hernando.

1976: ZZ Top headlines a Fourth of July concert at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium that also includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blue Oyster Cult and the Outlaws. Tickets are $12 at the gate.

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87. Editorial: Health Care: Memphis’ Innovation Tradition -

Leading one of the city’s medical institutions is often the job of lifetime.

Regional One Health, Methodist Le Bonheur, Baptist, Saint Francis, St. Jude, UT Health Science Center – collectively they are an economic pillar for the region as well as the city.

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89. Mayor Strickland Defends Anonymity Of Memphis Police Director Applicants -

Releasing the names of everyone who has applied for the job of Memphis Police Director would have “a chilling effect” on good candidates for the critical public safety post and “hurt public safety,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says.

90. Loeb Looking to Build Homes Near University of Memphis -

Loeb Properties has a piece of University of Memphis-area land under contract for purchase and the eventual construction of single-family homes.

The vacant land faces Ellsworth Street between Midland and Central avenues and was intended for townhomes as part of the Highland Row project.

91. Frank Stokes, Epitome of the ‘Memphis Sound,’ Given Just Memorial -

Nathaniel Kent remembers his grandfather as an older man in his 70s by the mid-1950s who came over with his guitar – ill and near the end of his life.

92. Frontier Cuts Memphis-Atlanta Route, Increases Flights to Denver -

Frontier Airlines will cut its three-day-per-week flight between Memphis International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Low-cost carrier Frontier announced the flight in January with service beginning in April. The flight will cease on Sept. 4.

93. Memphis Food & Wine Fest Scheduled for October -

A culinary festival launching this fall will showcase some of Memphis’ top chefs alongside acclaimed regional and national chefs.

Set for Oct. 15, the Memphis Food & Wine Festival will feature cuisine from 28 chefs with accolades ranging from Michelin Starred Chefs and Master Chefs to James Beard winners. The lineup also will include 36 well-known wineries and live local music.

94. Frontier Cuts MEM-ATL Route, Increases Flights to Denver -

Frontier Airlines will cut its three-day-per-week flight between Memphis International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Low-cost carrier Frontier announced the flight in January with service beginning in April. The flight will cease on Sept. 4.

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96. Memphis Lawsuit Over Police Applicants Could Hinge on Nashville Legal Opinion -

The city of Memphis isn’t entitled to a list of everyone who applied for the job of Memphis Police director and will only get a list of five to six finalists from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

97. Bellhops Looks to Add Memphis Workers -

One of the tech-driven trends reshaping much of modern life is the Uber-ization of the mundane and the commonplace – bringing the mobile payment features and quick-tap instant gratification of hailing an Uber to almost anything an entrepreneur can think of.

98. Memphis International Raceway Readies for World Series of Drag Racing -

No one is suggesting that Memphis International Raceway will duplicate the economic impact numbers generated by the Bristol Motor Speedway. For those numbers – more than $417 million in direct economic impact from 2012 to 2014 – are otherworldly.

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Turner Construction has promoted Andy Davis to business manager of the company’s Memphis office.

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