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2. Last Word: The Sound of Dominoes, Brexit Anxiety and Schilling Farms Backstory -

The Memphis Newspaper Guild makes it official – filing grievances against Gannett, the new owner of The Commercial Appeal, over the first significant changes in how the paper is put out. Those changes involve abolishing copy editing positions and making them part of the new job of digital producers.

3. Gannett Plans Restructure of Commercial Appeal Newsroom -

The union that covers newsroom employees at The Commercial Appeal has begun the process of formally challenging a new series of cost-cutting and efficiency measures in the works at the paper, comparing the moves to “The Hunger Games.”

4. Verizon Buys Yahoo for $4.83B, Marking End of an Era -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.

It is the second time in as many years that Verizon, extending its digital reach, has snapped up the remnants of a fallen internet star. The nation's largest wireless carrier paid $4.4 billion for AOL last year.

5. WDIA Fund to Donate $45K To Junior Achievement -

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South is set to receive $45,000 from the WDIA Goodwill Fund. The fund’s board recently approved donating $9,000 per year for the next five years, which will enable children from three inner-city schools to participate in JA BizTown, a model city run by elementary students.

6. County Leaders Face New Budget Anxiety -

Shelby County commissioners meet in special session Wednesday, July 23, to cross the last “t” of the spring budget season some 27 days after the start of the new fiscal year.

That’s “t” for taxes.

7. 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.

8. Last Word: Substation 68, Akbari's Convention Slot and Heartbreak Hotel -

Relief came on Sunday for Memphis Light Gas and Water customers in Arlington, Lakeland and a part of Bartlett who have been enduring the possibility of rolling blackouts and voluntary conservation measures in the worst heat of the summer for just shy of two weeks.

9. UT Research Links Snorting to Transmission of Viruses -

Research at the University of Tennessee Medical Center has revealed evidence that the sharing of snorting utensils, such as straws, when abusing illicit drugs can transmit Hepatitis C and other blood-borne viruses like HIV from person to person.

10. Tennessee Unemployment Flat at 4.1 Percent -

Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, unchanged from the May revised rate of 4.1 percent, Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 4.9 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.

11. Shea Moskovitz Adds Trial Attorney, Expands Practice Areas -

Shea Moskovitz & McGhee has added seasoned trial attorney John A. “Jack” Irvine Jr. to its team, allowing the Memphis law firm to expand its practice areas to include personal injury, commercial litigation and complex criminal defense. The firm, which was founded in 1989, historically has been dedicated exclusively to family law litigation, mediation and collaborative law services.

12. The Daily News Claims Tennessee Press Association Honors -

The Daily News claimed two first-place awards in the annual Tennessee Press Association newspaper contest, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.

The Daily News claimed first-place honors in its division for best business coverage, based on the newspaper’s overall coverage as judged by a review of 10 editions of the paper during 2015.

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14. Group Lodges New Complaints Against DeSoto County Schools -

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) – A group that filed a civil-rights complaint against DeSoto County Schools last year says the school district is continuing to be discriminatory in its practices.

15. TPA Recognizes House Speaker for Open Government Efforts -

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – State House Speaker Beth Harwell and two other state lawmakers have been honored for their support of open government in Tennessee.

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17. The Week Ahead: July 25-31 -

Happy Monday, Memphis! We’re wrapping up July with an eclectic mix of local happenings, from political campaigning to a celebration of all things Harry Potter. Plus, what you need to know about Tennessee sales tax holiday and much more…

18. Tennessee Lottery Shatters Records -

The Tennessee Education Lottery has closed its fiscal year by shattering records throughout the 12-month period, with an all-time high for sales and proceeds for education.

This year’s record sales resulted in a contribution of $394 million for all education programs funded by the lottery, a record increase of $46.3 million, or 13.3 percent, over last year’s record return. This brings the total raised to more than $3.8 billion since inception.

19. State Sales Tax Holiday Happening July 29-31 -

Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will be one weekend earlier than in the past, due to a 2016 law change. Starting this year, the sales tax holiday will be held the last weekend in July instead of the first weekend in August

20. 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.

21. Ioby Starts Campaign For Overton Park Intersection -

Ioby (In Our Backyards), a nonprofit civic crowd-resourcing platform, is kicking off its second annual “Trick Out My Trip” campaign in Memphis Monday, July 25, to address transportation challenges.

22. 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.

23. Dobbs’ Health is Priority No. 1 on Road to Being No. 1 -

Tennessee’s football team had nine players earn All-SEC preseason honors and got the nod as favorite to win the East Division as SEC Media Days concluded last week in Hoover, Alabama.

All signs point to the Vols making a return to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta for the first time since 2007, with their two biggest games are at Neyland Stadium this year against Florida on Sept. 24 and Alabama on Oct. 15.

24. Last Word: A Robust 2nd Quarter, Marshall and Union and the Code Crew -

Last Word is more like First Word because of a blink of the computer overnight at around 11 p.m. that left us able to create and report but not to post. But not to worry, we will resume our night owl habits Sunday into Monday after this brief reminder of the way things used to be when the deadline was when the presses stopped.

25. 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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27. Editorial: Compromise, Potential And Parkland Changes -

Maybe a certain amount of distrust will always be present in the affairs of the park that stopped an interstate.

There certainly is a good amount of “trust but verify” sentiment now that the Memphis City Council has approved the Overton Park compromise that evaded one mediation deadline and stretched right up to a second deadline before its details were set in stone.

28. Ioby Launching Campaign For Overton Park Intersection -

Ioby (In Our Backyards), a nonprofit civic crowd-resourcing platform, is kicking off its second annual “Trick Out My Trip” campaign in Memphis Monday, July 25, to address transportation challenges.

29. 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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31. 2nd Bona Fide Blues Festival Keeps Lineup Local -

John Gemmill, the president of the Memphis Blues Society, says there is a standard look to blues festivals – a poster with a guitar player and “fill-in-the-name-of-the-city blues festival,” and a lineup that includes performers from all over the place.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. Last Word: Return of the Balloon Note, SCS and Migrant Teens & Greensward Doubts -

One of the prime culprits in the housing bubble burst that played a role in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression is back – the adjustable rate mortgage.

Numbers from Chandler Reports, the real estate information company that is part of The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc, show the number of such loans has spiked in the first half of this year and are the highest they’ve been since 2008, the year after the bubble burst nationally.

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36. Former Public Works Director In Mason Indicted for Theft -

The town of Mason’s former public works superintendent, Christopher Lee Trimble, has been indicted by a Tipton County grand jury on charges of official misconduct and theft after an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

37. 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.

38. 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.

39. Adjustable-Rate Loans See Resurgence -

A loan product that loomed large during the financial crisis of 2007-08 is making something of a return to the local mortgage lending landscape, new data show.

The number of conventional adjustable-rate loans made to Shelby County borrowers so far this year has approached levels not seen since the housing bust, according to figures from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. Through the first half of 2016, 114 of those so-called ARMs have been recorded at the time of sale, up 2,750 percent from the first half of 2015.

40. Last Word: Greg Davis Gets A New Trial, Overton Park Compromise Done and Tesla -

The one-time mayor of Southaven is getting a new trial on embezzlement charges.

A Mississippi Appeals court agreed Tuesday with attorneys for Greg Davis, who argued he could not get a fair trial in DeSoto County on the felony charges because of pre-trial publicity.

41. Costs of Title IX Lawsuit to Univ. of Tennessee Surpass $3M -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The costs of attorney fees and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit to the University of Tennessee have grown to more than $3 million.

Tennessee is paying $2.48 million to settle the lawsuit filed in Nashville by eight unidentified women who said the school had violated Title IX regulations and fostered a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by athletes.

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43. Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday Happening July 29-31 -

Tennessee’s sales tax holiday will be one weekend earlier than in the past, due to a 2016 law change. Starting this year, the sales tax holiday will be held the last weekend in July instead of the first weekend in August

44. Collierville Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $113K -

An office manager for a Collierville business has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $100,000 over a four-year period, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Tuesday, July 19.

45. 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.

46. Snapshot: Rock ’N’ Soul Puts Album Covers in Your Face -

An original 1970 mock-up of the iconic Rolling Stones “Tongue and Lip Design” logo by John Pasche is among the dozens of pieces of original album artwork currently on display at the Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum. (Daily News/Andrew J. Breig)

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47. Last Word: The Greensward Deal, Pulpit to Protest Call and Leader Federal's HQ -

There is nothing quite like a deadline to produce results.

I’m not talking about this job, although it is more than a coincidence that the closer a deadline gets the more you start to figure out how to write something.

48. Zoo and OPC Reach Compromise in Greensward Controversy -

The Memphis Zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy reached agreement Monday, July 18, on a compromise to end the zoo’s overflow parking on the Greensward that fills in some of the blanks left in Mayor Jim Strickland’s proposal and changes some of the terms.

49. Tennessee Lottery Shatters Records -

The Tennessee Education Lottery has closed its fiscal year by shattering records throughout the 12-month period, with an all-time high for sales and proceeds for education.

This year’s record sales resulted in a contribution of $394 million for all education programs funded by the lottery, a record increase of $46.3 million, or 13.3 percent, over last year’s record return. This brings the total raised to more than $3.8 billion since inception.

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51. Feds Probe Fiat Chrysler Over Alleged False Sales Reports -

DETROIT (AP) – Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Fiat Chrysler violated securities laws by getting dealers to falsely report sales in order to inflate the company's numbers.

52. 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.

53. Turkish Military in Attempted Coup, Prime Minister Says -

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A group within Turkey's military has engaged in what appeared to be an attempted coup, the prime minister said, with military jets flying over the capital and reports of vehicles blocking two major bridges in Istanbul.

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56. IMC Cos. Acquires California Logistics Firm -

Memphis-based IMC Cos. has acquired California-based Progressive Transportation Services for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition completes IMC’s national footprint, allowing the company to handle freight in any major rail or port facility in the U.S.

57. Boyle Expanding Schilling Farms Development -

Construction is nearing completion on several new projects at Schilling Farms on an 11-acre site at the corner of Schilling and Winchester boulevards.

A new 50,000-square-foot Class A office building opens at 255 Schilling Blvd. Half of the space is pre-leased to Helena Chemical Co. and the other 25,000 square feet of ground-floor space is available for office or retail uses.

58. Common Table Names New CEO, Board Chairman -

The executive committee of the Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) board of directors has announced that Dr. Barry-Lewis Harris will serve as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Reggie Crenshaw is now serving as board chairman.

59. Local Company, Job Seekers Victims of China Domain -

High Speed Delivery, a Memphis courier service, has reported being the victim of business identity theft, according to the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South.

The company recently became aware that emails using its name are being sent to job seekers who have posted their resumes on job search sites online. The scammers are emailing the job seekers saying they’ve seen the posted resume and want to offer the person a position in their company, according to a release.

60. The Week Ahead: July 18-24 -

It’s supposed to get hotter in Memphis this week, which is pretty normal for mid-July, and the coming week brings what could be a hot debate at the Memphis City Council meeting Tuesday on a plan to solve parking on the Overton Park Greensward. That and some other events planned this week include...

61. 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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64. Frayser Landfill Owner Pulls Expansion Application, But Plans to Return -

Amid public opposition, Memphis Wrecking Co. has withdrawn its application to expand its landfill near Whitney Elementary School in Frayser. This is the second consecutive time the company withdrawn its application with the Land Use Control Board before the board could consider the request.

65. Last Word: Conley Makes It Official, No "Figure Heads" and Early Voting Opens -

Mike Conley signed on the dotted line about an hour before the press conference confirming that he and the Grizz front office have closed on the deal that makes him the highest paid player in NBA history… for now.

66. 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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68. After The Bridge -

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.

69. Local Company, Job Seekers Victims of China Domain Host -

High Speed Delivery, a Memphis courier service, has reported being the victim of business identity theft, according to the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South.

The company recently became aware that emails using its name are being sent to job seekers who have posted their resumes on job search sites online. The scammers are emailing the job seekers saying they’ve seen the posted resume and want to offer the person a position in their company, according to a release.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. Last Word: Regrouping, Freedom Awards and The View From Another Bridge -

It will be a year come Sunday – a year since Darrius Stewart, a passenger in a car pulled over by Memphis Police in Hickory Hill was shot and killed by Officer Conner Schilling.

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75. 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.

76. Free Back-to-School Health Fair July 16 -

Omega Ministries/Omega Healthy Practices and the Healthcare Organizations of Greater Memphis Coalition will host the 28th annual Back-to-School Family Affair at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Saturday, July 16.

77. Zoo Sea Lions Help Abandonment Cause -

The Memphis Zoo has raised more than $1,300 for abandoned sea lion pups with a little help from four of its swimming residents.

Four sea lions at the zoo – Chloe, Callie, Skimmer and Andre – created a painting where each contributed creative touches. The animals achieved this by holding a specially designed paintbrush in their mouths and using their long, flexible necks to create the artwork on canvas. Prints of the painting have been sold in zoo gift shops for the past year.

78. Grizzlies Trade for Daniels, Waive Guard Tony Wroten -

The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Troy Daniels for cash considerations in a sign-and-trade deal with the Charlotte Hornets.

79. Mortgage Market Sees 8 Percent Gain in June -

Shelby County’s mortgage market is sticking to its familiar pattern and heating up along with the temperatures outside as total purchase mortgage volume hit $214 million in June.

That’s an 8 percent improvement over June 2015’s total of a little more than $198 million, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

80. Progress in Closing the Digital Divide -

When I worked in financial services I saw the information technology sector quickly grow to be the second largest sector, making up over 20 percent of the capital markets.

Now that I am back in Memphis and working to build high-growth entrepreneurial technology companies, I see firsthand how the lack of embracing information technology earlier here in Memphis hit us like a sledgehammer.

81. Last Word: At The Gates of Graceland, Domestic Violence at SEC Days and October -

Black Lives Matter at Graceland on Tuesday – the latest chapter in a story arc that is moving fast.

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83. Common Table Names New CEO, Board Chairman -

The executive committee of the Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) board of directors has announced that Dr. Barry-Lewis Harris will serve as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Reggie Crenshaw is now serving as board chairman.

84. 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.

85. Using Technology to Effectively Engage Your Employees -

If you thought we had turned a corner from the days of “Take This Job and Shove It,” think again. According to a recent State of the American Workplace Report, seven in 10 U.S. workers don’t like their job. Even more disturbing, only 13 percent of employees across the globe are engaged at work.

86. MSU’s Mullen Defends Simmons At Media Days -

HOOVER, Ala. – In another year and another circumstance, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen might have spent all his time at SEC Media Days answering questions about having to replace Dak Prescott at quarterback.

87. Last Word: The Day After The Bridge, Big River Plans and the U of M Train Tracks -

The lure of the bridge was tempting some of the organizers of Sunday’s Black Lives Matter protest that shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge on the day after the protest that drew thousands.

88. Former Mayor A C Wharton Joins Board at Trezevant -

Trezevant recently announced that it has named A C Wharton, Jr. to its board of directors. Wharton is the former mayor of both the city of Memphis and Shelby County. An attorney by trade, he has also served in a number of leadership roles, including as director of Memphis Area Legal Services, chief public defender for Shelby County and chairman of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

89. Boyle Completes Office, Starts Multi-Family Expansion -

Construction is nearing completion on several new projects at Schilling Farms on an 11-acre site at the corner of Schilling and Winchester boulevards.

On Thursday, July 21, a new 50,000-square-foot Class A office building will open at 255 Schilling Blvd. Half of the space is pre-leased to Helena Chemical Co. and the other 25,000 square feet of ground-floor space is available for office or retail uses.

90. Overton Park Shuttle Terms Continue To Be Negotiated -

The mediation effort to resolve the Overton Park Greensward controversy is over.

But all of those involved are still talking privately.

Those talks are centered around a park plan proposed July 1 by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, who acted when the mediation failed to produce a comprehensive settlement by the end of June – Strickland’s deadline for mediation.

91. Last Word: The Path To The Bridge, Setting The Election Stage and Democrats -

The Black Lives Matter protest that shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge Sunday was an unexpected milestone.

It was also part of a story that is still moving. As it moves, our views on what happened and what it means on the basic issue of police and their relationship with African-Americans will also shift.

92. Chef Phillip Ashley Rix Finalist in AT&T Business Contest -

Chef Phillip Ashley Rix, the Memphis chocolatier behind Phillip Ashley Chocolates, has been named a finalist in AT&T’s #agilityis contest, putting him in the running for a $50,000 grand prize.

93. IMC Cos. Acquires California Logistics Firm -

Memphis-based IMC Cos. has acquired California-based Progressive Transportation Services for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition completes IMC’s national footprint, allowing the company to handle freight in any major rail or port facility in the United States.

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95. 3 Officers in Tennessee Disciplined for Social Media Posts -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say three Tennessee police officers have been disciplined for making potentially offensive social media posts, including one that referenced a police-involved shooting in Minnesota.

96. Authorities: Highway Gunman Motivated By Police Shootings -

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – A black Army veteran accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was troubled by police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday.

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98. CDC Funds Will Help Tennessee Fight Zika -

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Tennessee $377,376 to support efforts to protect citizens from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and the other serious birth defects.

99. Fisher Phillips Joins HR Collaboration -

Management-side labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips LLP and Inspired eLearning, a security and compliance training company, have launched a new human resources compliance training program.

100. Tuition at TBR Schools To Rise Average of 2.6 Percent -

Tuition at Tennessee Board of Regents institutions will rise an average of 2.6 percent for the 2016-2017 school year, the lowest average increases in undergraduate tuition since 1983.

TBR currently oversees six universities, including the University of Memphis; 13 community colleges; and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. The tuition increases were approved at TBR’s quarterly meeting.