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1. Medical Center Apartments Sell for $9.7 Million -

810 Washington Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105

Sale Amount: $9.7 million

Sale Date: Jan. 29, 2016

2. University of Memphis Notebook: Burrell Rebounds From Suspension, Hearn Sets Record -

No one much enjoyed the Tigers’ 20-point loss to Connecticut last Thursday, Feb. 4, at FedExForum. Senior Trahson Burrell perhaps suffered even more.

Suspended for what University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner has described as an “internal matter,” Burrell sat out the entire game after being left in the locker room for the second half of the game at SMU.

3. Southeast Memphis Warehouse Sold -

A warehouse in Southeast Memphis has sold for $1.6 million.

Alabama-based Westmoreland Co. Inc. sold its warehouse at 4521 Malone Road to RLF I B SPE LLC in a Jan. 25 warranty deed. Maryland-based NorthAmerican Terminals Management LLC, a real estate company that owns and manages transportation-related properties for domestic trucking markets, is listed in the deed as the buyer’s related entity.

4. Haslam Touts New Spending On Teacher Raises, Urges Caution In Use of Reserve -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told state legislators Monday, Feb. 1, that the state’s estimated $500 million surplus has to be balanced with a global economy that could change for the worse.

“Our approach is to realize that good times are not going to last forever,” Haslam said in his annual state of the state address on Capitol Hill in Nashville.

5. Haslam Calls for 'Thoughtful' Spending of Tennessee Surplus -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says his sixth annual State of the State address will focus on what he calls a "thoughtful" approach to spending a surplus in Tennessee revenues.

6. Southeast Memphis Warehouse Sold -

A warehouse in Southeast Memphis has sold for $1.6 million.

Alabama-based Westmoreland Co. Inc. sold its warehouse at 4521 Malone Road to RLF I B SPE LLC in a Jan. 25 warranty deed. Maryland-based NorthAmerican Terminals Management LLC, a real estate company that owns and manages transportation-related properties for domestic trucking markets, is listed in the deed as the buyer’s related entity.

7. US Consumer Spending Flat, Savings Rate at 3-Year High -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers kept their spending flat in December and instead boosted their savings rate to the highest level in three years.

Consumer spending was unchanged in December after rising 0.5 percent in November, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Incomes increased 0.3 percent, matching November's gain.

8. Memphis Sports Leaders to Speak on Local Impact -

You will find Memphis sports fans everywhere – including in the Redbirds dugout at AutoZone Park.

“Our players like having the NBA here and FedExForum nearby,” said Memphis Redbirds general manager Craig Unger.

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10. 'Undefeated’ Courtney to Speak at Tigers Baseball Banquet -

The University of Memphis baseball program has never been shy about swinging for the fences when booking speakers for its annual Meet the Tigers Banquet. Past speakers include Hall-of-Famer George Brett, best-selling author John Grisham, and pitcher Jim Morris, who inspired the movie “The Rookie.”

11. ‘Undefeated’ Courtney to Speak at Tigers Baseball Banquet -

The University of Memphis baseball program has never been shy about swinging for the fences when booking speakers for its annual Meet the Tigers Banquet. Past speakers include Hall-of-Famer George Brett, best-selling author John Grisham, and pitcher Jim Morris, who inspired the movie “The Rookie.”

12. St. Louis Cardinals Manager To Speak in Jackson, Tenn. -

Mike Matheny, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, will speak at a fundraiser for Special Needs Athletics at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tenn.

13. Tri-State Bank HQ Sale Heightens Speculation -

The northeast corner of Main and Beale streets is more than prime real estate; it’s historic ground with a direct connection to ongoing racial and economic issues.

Tri-State Bank, the city’s 70-year old black-owned bank, and Belz Investco announced Thursday, Dec. 31, that the bank was selling its headquarters, 180 S. Main St., to Belz Investco GP in a $3 million deal.

14. Speak Creative to Break Ground on New HQ -

Speak Creative will break ground Jan. 5 on its new East Memphis headquarters at 1648 W. Massey Road.

15. Grizzlies’ Barnes Serving 2-Game NBA Suspension -

Nearly three months after Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes had a confrontation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, the NBA on Monday, Dec. 28, handed down a two-game suspension.

16. Halford Loudspeakers Specializes in Music Quality -

At Halford Loudspeakers, customers aren’t getting the latest brand of headphones or earbuds. Sure, those products serve a purpose for listening to music.

But when it comes to the pure sound of music, Halford Loudspeakers brings an extra level to the experience. This Cooper-Young shop is where David Halford repairs speakers, sells turntables and other equipment in a hi-fi showroom, and builds his own brand of high-quality speakers.

17. City Code Enforcement Inspectors File Complaint -

A week and a half after the October Memphis elections, a group of 16 employees in the city Public Works division filed a formal complaint of discrimination against their supervisor with the city’s office of Equal Employment Opportunity Office.

18. NBA Suspends Grizzlies' Matt Barnes for Two Games -

Nearly three months after Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes had a confrontation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, the NBA on Monday, Dec. 28, handed down a two-game suspension.

19. Speak Creative to Break Ground on New HQ -

Speak Creative will break ground Jan. 5 on its new East Memphis headquarters at 1648 W. Massey Road.

20. US Consumer Spending and Incomes Up in November -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rebounded in November after a weak showing in October, while a key inflation gauge posted the fastest year-over-year increase in 11 months.

Spending increased 0.3 percent in November after an essentially flat reading in October and a 0.2 percent gain in September, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Personal income rose a solid 0.3 percent in November, reflecting solid gains in wages and salaries, after a 0.4 percent October increase.

21. Kelsey Proposes No Parole For Especially Aggravated Burglary -

State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown will introduce legislation to bar parole for those convicted of especially aggravated burglary.

22. Tennessee to Spend Millions on New DUI Campaign -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After nixing an anti-DUI ad campaign that garnered criticism, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is paying millions on another attempt to educate the public about highway safety.

23. Suspect in Nashville Councilman's Shooting Arrested in Mississippi -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville authorities say a man suspected in the November shooting of Metro Councilman Loniel Greene has been arrested in Mississippi after an unrelated incident.

24. Kelsey Proposes No Parole For Especially Aggravated Burglary -

State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown will introduce legislation to bar parole for those convicted of especially aggravated burglary.

25. Grizzlies Plan Gospel Night, Faith & Family Night -

Memphis Grizzlies fans who purchase tickets to the Grizzlies matchups on either Feb. 19 or April 1 will also get a postgame concert as part of the Grizzlies’ annual Gospel Night and Faith & Family Night, respectively.

26. Grizzlies Plan Gospel Night, Faith & Family Night -

Memphis Grizzlies fans who purchase tickets to the Grizzlies matchups on either Feb. 19 or April 1 will also get a postgame concert as part of the Grizzlies’ annual Gospel Night and Faith & Family Night, respectively.

27. Volkswagen: CO2 Emissions Problem Far Smaller Than Suspected -

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen said Wednesday that a problem with carbon dioxide emissions is far smaller than initially suspected, with further checks finding "slight discrepancies" in only a few models and no evidence of illegal changes to fuel consumption and emissions figures.

28. Obama Signs 5-Year Infrastructure Spending Bill -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A 5-year, $305-billion bill to address the nation's aging and congested transportation systems was signed into law Friday by President Barack Obama, who said it will put Americans to work and provide states with the federal help they need to commit to long-term projects.

29. District 5 Council Race Produces Highest Campaign Spending Of Runoffs -

All that’s left of the 2015 Memphis elections are the year-end campaign finance reports and the campaign loans that some candidates took out to make it to election day.

Meanwhile, most of the candidates in the five Nov. 19 Memphis City Council runoff election contests have filed their reports on how much they spent up to the last week before the runoff election day.

30. Record Cyber Monday Spending Tops $3 Billion -

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers spent more than $3 billion online this "Cyber Monday," making it the biggest online shopping day ever.

Research firm comScore said shopping by phone, laptop or tablet jumped 21 percent to $3.11 billion Monday.

31. Fed Says More Consumer Spending, Housing Boost US Growth -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy grew at a modest pace this fall, lifted by higher consumer spending and more home sales and construction.

The Fed said Wednesday in its latest snapshot of the economy that nine of its 12 regional banks reported growth was modest or moderate from early October through mid-November. The New York Fed said growth leveled off, while it slowed in Boston and was mixed in Kansas City.

32. US Construction Spending Rises to Highest Level in 8 Years -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending jumped in October, fueled by solid gains in home building and the largest increase in federal construction in nine years.

The Commerce Department said Tuesday that construction spending rose 1 percent in October from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of more than $1.1 trillion. That's the highest level since December 2007 when the Great Recession began.

33. ACLU-TN Lawsuit Supports Students' Right to Free Speech -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit to protect students' right to free speech after a senior was censored for wearing a shirt to school supporting equality for lesbian and gay people.

34. Ricky Tarrant Jr. Brings Speed, Athleticism to Memphis Backcourt -

A college basketball team led by an inexperienced point guard can expect problems. So, too, a team led by a point guard who might be a step slow.

Last season, the University of Memphis had both challenges. They could go young – that didn’t really work – or they could go with then-junior Kedren Johnson, who was not in shape the first part of the season and even later as his conditioning improved, was never going to be accused of having a lightning-quick first step.

35. RVC's Cates Speaks Out on Mud Island Plan -

Keep the Riverwalk and amphitheater. Maybe extend Greenbelt Park into Mud Island River Park with camping on the southern end of the island. Bring in food trucks instead of restaurants.

Those are some of the ideas Andy Cates has for Mud Island, which he talked about in detail for the first time Thursday, Nov. 12.

36. Rarely Deployed Weapon: Tigers Punter Spencer Smith Good When He Gets a Chance -

The Tigers’ high-powered offense, driven by quarterback Paxton Lynch, is well-documented. Their 44.8 scoring average ranks sixth nationally.

Which doesn’t leave a lot of work for the University of Memphis punter, sophomore Spencer Smith. He’s averaging 46.8 yards per punt, which would rank fourth in the country if he met the minimum of 3.6 punts per game.

37. Lawyers for Stewart's Family Want Special Prosecutor -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The top prosecutor in Memphis took more than two months to review an 800-page investigative report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer. Then she recommended that a grand jury charge the policeman with voluntary manslaughter.

38. EDGE Forms Partnership For West Tenn. Prosperity -

The Industrial Development Board of the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine now has a statewide partnership with the Memphis Area Association of Governments. 

MAAG, the designated Development District, covers a six-county region including Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County in Arkansas and DeSoto County in Mississippi. 

39. Protesters Speak Out Against Outsourcing at Tenn. Capitol -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of protesters has gathered at the Tennessee Capitol to speak out against Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration mulling over privatization of operations in state government.

40. EDGE Forms New Partnership For West Tenn. Prosperity -

The Industrial Development Board of the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine now has a statewide partnership with the Memphis Area Association of Governments.

MAAG, the designated Development District, covers a six-county region including Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County in Arkansas and DeSoto County in Mississippi.

41. Developer Long on Downtown Memphis, Short on Specifics -

Three Downtown properties are now owned by an Atlanta-based affiliate of an Australian real estate investment and development company, which is giving little in the way of clues about its Memphis plans.

42. Wal-Mart, Others Speed Up Deliveries to Shoppers -

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might.

Just in time for the winter holiday shopping season, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Macy's and other retailers are working behind the scenes to make sure they can deliver online orders to shoppers faster.

43. Are Salespeople Born or Made? -

“Is greatness born – or is it made?”

It’s an age-old question, but in my view, greatness can be made – especially in sales. While sales skills can be taught, the learning curve is shorter for candidates with two key character traits: empathy and drive.

44. Grizz May Be Able to Speed Up A Few Minutes at a Time -

It meant nothing – the final score, the individual stats … none of it mattered. And yet when the Grizzlies ran out for the first preseason game of the 2015-16 season, before a half-empty FedExForum on Tuesday Oct. 6, it felt good and it felt right.

45. Senate Approves Temporary Spending Bill; House to Follow -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A temporary funding measure aiming to keep the government open past a midnight deadline sailed through the Senate on Wednesday and was expected to make its way shortly through a divided House and on to President Barack Obama.

46. Autopsy: Theater Suspect Had No Drugs, Alcohol in System -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Autopsy results show that the man who attacked moviegoers at a Nashville-area theater before he was fatally shot by police had no alcohol or drugs in his system.

47. US Consumer Spending Up 0.4 Percent in August -

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at a healthy rate in August, while income growth slowed after a big jump in July.

Consumer spending advanced 0.4 percent compared to July, when spending also increased by 0.4 percent, the Commerce Department said Monday. In both months, the figures reflected strong gains in purchases of durable goods such as autos.

48. Lipscomb Remains on Suspension From MHA -

The Memphis Housing Authority board made no change Thursday, Sept. 24, to the status of Robert Lipscomb, its suspended executive director.

49. Lipscomb Remains on Suspension From MHA -

The Memphis Housing Authority board made no change Thursday, Sept. 24, to the status of Robert Lipscomb, its suspended executive director.

50. Scalia Addresses Constitution, Same-Sex Marriage in Speech -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday criticized judges who believe the Constitution is a "living" document, saying they amount to policy makers who are rewriting it and making moral decisions for the entire country about same-sex marriage and other issues. He also referred to this summer's same-sex marriage ruling as "extreme."

51. Memphis Kicker Selected AAC Special Teams Player of Week -

University of Memphis place kicker Jake Elliott has been named the American Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking three field goals in the Tigers’ 44-41 win at Bowling Green Saturday, Sept. 19.

52. Wharton Reintroduces Detroit Specter as Early Voting Begins -

When the city of Memphis got an unmistakable warning in May 2013 from Tennessee comptroller Justin Wilson to get its financial house in order, Memphis mayor A C Wharton was among those quick to caution against likening the city’s problems to those of Detroit.

53. Inspectors Finish Visits to Tennessee Prisons -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Inspectors from the American Correctional Association have completed their visits to five Tennessee prisons after conducting a review at the request of the state's Department of Correction.

54. Ed Wallin Spends Lifetime Helping Traumatized Vets -

Abraham Lincoln said, “Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”

It’s the kind of commitment Ed Wallin has. He doesn’t count the days, months or years, the successes or failures, the efforts or rejections, but simply keeps going, to keep the promise.

55. Cohen’s Office Giving Away Tickets for Pope’s Speech -

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is accepting entries from his Ninth District constituents into a lottery for tickets to watch Pope Francis’ upcoming address to Congress – the first such address by a pope in history – and for the chance to see him in person when he is in Washington Sept. 24.

56. MHA Board Suspends Lipscomb, Sammons Defends Police 2010 Response -

UPDATE: The Memphis Housing Authority board suspended Robert Lipscomb Wednesday, Sept. 2, as executive director of the agency.

MHA named the city’s deputy chief administrative officer, Maura Black Sullivan, as the interim director.

57. Memphis Football Players Suspended for BYU Brawl -

When last we saw the University of Memphis football team in action, they were winning the Miami Beach Bowl and then fighting on the field afterward with Brigham Young University players.

It was an ugly scene, with plenty of blame to go around, though BYU apparently isn’t going to hand out any real punishment until after playing at Nebraska in the first game of the season.

58. Lipscomb Suspended Over Seattle Sexual Allegations -

Robert Lipscomb, the city’s Housing and Community Development director, was relieved of duty Sunday, Aug. 30, by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton following a criminal complaint filed last week in Seattle, Washington alleging a past improper sexual relationship with a man who was a minor at the time.

59. Models with Special Needs Take the Runway -

An Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee fundraiser will put the spotlight on the people it serves with an Aug. 30 event.

The Exceptional Foundation Fashion Show fundraiser will feature 22 models with special needs.

60. Memphis Models With Special Needs to Take the Runway -

An Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee fundraiser will put the spotlight on the people it serves with an Aug. 30 event.

The Exceptional Foundation Fashion Show fundraiser will feature 22 models with special needs.

61. Tennessee Lawmakers Spent $30K on Grizzlies, Titans Tickets -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recent analysis of state campaign finance records show at least seven Tennessee lawmakers collectively spent more than $30,000 in campaign money on tickets to professional sporting events since 2003.

62. Shelby County Tourism Spending Tops $3 Billion -

Tourists coming to Memphis and surrounding Shelby County spent $3.1 billion in 2014, up 4.6 percent from 2013, according to Tennessee tourism figures released Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The state total of direct domestic and international travel expenditures was $17.1 billion last year, a 6.3 percent increase from the prior year and a record Tennessee tourism.

63. Shelby County Tourism Spending Tops $3 Billion -

Tourists coming to Memphis and surrounding Shelby County spent $3.2 billion in 2014, up 4.6 percent from 2013, according to Tennessee tourism figures released Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The state total of direct domestic and international travel expenditures was $17.1 billion last year, a 6.3 percent increase from the prior year and a record Tennessee tourism.

64. State Office Seeks Input On Charge for Records Inspection -

State officials are seeking input on whether government offices should be able to charge citizens to inspect public records.

Current state law allows charges for copying records, but inspection is generally free.

65. Officials: More Than $450,000 Spent on Controversial Anti-DUI Campaign -

Officials say more than $450,000 was spent on a controversial state anti-DUI campaign that many called sexist.

The Tennessean reports Kendell Poole, director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, said Wednesday that by the time the state ended the campaign in July, $456,923 had been spent. Poole says the projected budget for the campaign was over $725,000.

66. House, Senate Speakers at Odds Over Gas Tax Increase in 2016 -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While Gov. Bill Haslam is traveling the state to discuss transportation funding needs facing Tennessee, top legislative Republicans are at odds over whether to consider a gas tax hike in 2016.

67. Police: Suspect Dead After Report of Gunshots at Theater -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A suspect is dead after officers responded to reports of shots fired at a movie theater southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, police said Wednesday.

The suspect, who was not identified, was armed with a gun and a hatchet at the Carmike Hickory 8 theater in Antioch, said Don Aaron, a spokesman for Metro Nashville police. One person may have suffered a hatchet wound, he said. The extent of that person's injuries or whether others were wounded was not immediately clear.

68. Nashville to Vote in Mayor's Race Featuring Heavy Spending -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The seven candidates vying to become Nashville's next mayor have spent a combined $12.5 million on their bids — the equivalent of $43 for every registered voter in Music City.

69. Suspect in Memphis Officer's Death Says He's No Coward -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The man accused of killing a Memphis police officer had a few words for the department's director when he turned himself in, ending a manhunt that dragged on for two days.

70. US Consumer Spending Edges Up in June -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items.

Consumer spending edged up 0.2 percent in June, the poorest showing since a similar increase in February, the Commerce Department reported Monday.

71. Inspection to Close Lane of Interstate 40 Near West Memphis -

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says a lane of Interstate 40 near West Memphis will be closed for a bridge inspection.

The AHTD says the bridge over the Mississippi River between Memphis and West Memphis is scheduled for routine inspection.

72. Spending Every Dime – Is It Feasible? -

Ray’s Take In the good old days, when you retired you got a gold watch and a pension and didn’t worry about much else.

Investment management was somebody else’s problem. You watched the sunset, not CNBC. This gave way to more recent retirement planning where you worked 30 or 40 years, saving along the way and when you got to 67 (or older) you quit, and lived on your Social Security and 401(k) savings and sometimes some part-time work. If you did it “right” you withdrew a set percentage of the funds and lived comfortably until age 85, as long as you didn’t hit some kind of devastatingly expensive health event.

73. Memphis Touchdown Club Scores With 2015 Speaker Lineup -

Often, the lineup of speakers for the Touchdown Club of Memphis includes one or more coaches on the hot seat. But this season, University of Memphis coach Justin Fuente, Tennessee coach Butch Jones, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen all are coming off strong seasons.

74. Speakers Set For Inaugural TEDxMemphis Event -

A few weeks from now, Memphians will have a chance to hear from Kimbal Musk, the brother of billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk, about his plans for the restaurant and garden concepts he’s bringing to Memphis.

75. Memphis Candidates Prepare To Spend -

How much a candidate raises in an election season attracts a lot of attention, and the second-quarter fundraising numbers for the Oct. 8 Memphis elections are still trickling out.

The reports were due July 10 but some are still arriving at the Shelby County Election Commission website. And in some cases, the reports are incomplete, showing amounts raised but not amounts spend and on hand as of July 1.

76. 'Over the Edge' Rappel to Support Special Olympics -

Special Olympics Greater Memphis is giving Memphis thrillseekers the chance to rappel down one of Memphis’ tallest buildings – One Commerce Square – while raising funds to support the organization’s events.

77. One Commerce Square Rappel To Support Special Olympics -

Special Olympics Greater Memphis is giving Memphis thrillseekers the chance to rappel down one of Memphis’ tallest buildings – One Commerce Square – while raising funds to support the organization’s events.

78. Speak Poetry Memphis Is Finalist In Weebly Contest -

A Memphis nonprofit is a finalist in a website building competition hosted by Weebly.

Speak Poetry Memphis is one of the six finalists vying for a $5,000 prize. The Weebly Power Hour contest asked participants to build a website for someone or something in their community in one hour using only a tablet.

79. Grand Jury Indicts Suspect In 25-Year-Old Robbery-Murder -

A Shelby County grand jury indicted a suspect Tuesday, July 14, in the 1990 murder of a liquor store owner on Central Avenue during a robbery.

Stanley Owens is accused in the Feb. 9, 1990, robbery and murder of Edward Askew. He is charged with first-degree murder and was being held in jail on an $800,000 bond Wednesday.

80. State Audit Uncovers Millions in Questionable Spending -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An audit of the Tennessee Department of Human Services found a lack of oversight led to at least $1.8 million in questionable spending last year from contractors operating programs to feed the needy. In 2013, the questioned costs were $4.3 million. And that is just in the small sample of agencies auditors reviewed.

81. Special Action on Same-Sex Nuptials a Waste of Time -

With Republican lawmakers scrambling for a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling, Tennesseans on both sides of the issue say they are seeking "equality."

Immediately after the court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville said, "Love and equality won. I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled on the right side of history."

82. Grizzlies Spending $350,000 on Facilities Improvements -

The Memphis Grizzlies have applied for a $350,000 building permit to upgrade facilities at FedExForum, 191 Beale St.

83. Tennessee Lawmakers Discuss Special Session on Same-Sex Marriage -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Members of the House Republican Caucus are considering a special legislative session to address issues following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage.

84. Mississippi Bans Text-and-Drive, Repeals Inspection Sticker -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Starting Wednesday, people driving in Mississippi can be penalized for sending text messages or posting to social media sites while they're behind the wheel.

But, the state is also giving drivers a break by eliminating the $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker

85. Grizzlies Spending $350,000 on Facilities Improvements -

The Memphis Grizzlies have applied for a $350,000 building permit to upgrade facilities at FedExForum, 191 Beale St.

86. US Consumers Ramp Up May Spending; Largest Gain Since 2009 -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years – a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.

The Commerce Department said Thursday that consumer spending rose 0.9 percent last month, up from a revised 0.1 percent increase in April. May spending registered the biggest gain since August 2009, when the government's "Cash for Clunkers" program fueled auto-buying.

87. Speltz’s Design Flair Transforms Downtown Memphis -

Christopher Speltz’s work as an architectural designer for Renaissance Group hinges on transformation. As an illustrator for multifamily spaces 266 Memphis Lofts, Printer's Alley and the Annex Lofts, he's bringing much-needed flair to a stretch of South Front Street.

88. Inspector Anxiety Bites Both Buyers and Sellers -

Almost all home sales stipulate that a home inspector will evaluate the condition of the house. The person who coined the “fine-toothed comb” phrase may well have had visions of these detectives crawling into places fit neither for man nor beast and ascending high into the heavens shingle by shingle.

89. Vast Trove of Medicare Data Details How Billions are Spent -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Joint replacement was the most common hospital procedure that Medicare paid for in 2013, accounting for nearly 450,000 inpatient admissions and $6.6 billion in payments.

90. Lionel Hollins to Speak at Healthy Shelby Event -

Healthy Shelby Partnership is inviting the public to attend Men in Motion: Men’s Health Expo, a hypertension awareness event encouraging men to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

91. Lionel Hollins to Speak at Healthy Shelby Event -

Healthy Shelby Partnership is inviting the public to attend Men in Motion: Men’s Health Expo, a hypertension awareness event encouraging men to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

92. Corporate Speak -

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE. Corporate speak – the art of saying very little with a great many words in order that something very little might appear to be very great, or that something very grave might be buried under so many words that there is little chance of digging it out – continues to thrive, its practitioners legion, its impact so significant that since the Supreme Court declared a corporation to be an actual person, corporate speak, is now, officially, the language of actual people.

93. Regalia Shopping Center Hosting Special Event -

The Regalia Shopping Center is hosting a Spring Time Shop & Dine event on Saturday, May 30.

The event at the Regalia, located at Poplar Avenue and Shady Grove Road in East Memphis, runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and will include live jazz, swing and blues music by the Jeremy Shrader Quartet on the courtyard patio. A wine tasting hosted by Great Wines & Spirits, complimentary cookies from Paradise Café and a drawing for a $250 gift certificate valid at Regalia’s shops and restaurants also will be be included.

94. Records Show $8 Million Spent on Lawmaker Health Premiums Since '92 -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Newly released records show that Tennessee taxpayers have paid more than $8 million since 1992 for health insurance premiums for sitting lawmakers.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1Ba8V2j) reports those records show that the state has paid out the most for Johnson City Republican Sen. Rusty Crowe and his family. Records obtained by the newspaper through a public information request show the state paid out $200,000 for Crowe's premiums since he enrolled in the plan in 1992.

95. Haslam Signs Bill Overhauling Special Education Funding -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that overhauls how severely disabled children are educated in Tennessee. The Individualized Education Act will turn over roughly $6,600 in education funds to parents to help their children.

96. FTC: Family Raised $187 Million for Cancer, Spent It on Themselves -

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.

97. Haslam Signs $33.8 Billion State Spending Plan Into Law -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed Tennessee's $33.8 billion annual budget plan into law.

Haslam spokesman David Smith said the governor on Monday signed the appropriations legislation that establishes spending priorities for the spending year that starts July 1.

98. AT&T Announces Gigabit-Speed Service in Nashville -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – AT&T is the latest Internet service provider to announce it is bringing gigabit speeds to Nashville customers.

The company announced Wednesday that the super-fast service first becomes available on Monday, though officials declined to say which neighborhoods will be served and how much it will cost.

99. Rosenfelt Literary Fest Speech Refreshing -

“I was the least successful marketing person in the history of Hollywood.” With that line, novelist David Rosenfelt gets his first laugh. As part of the Arkansas Literary Festival, the author of 21 books addresses a packed house at the Clinton School of Public Service. And not about accessing inner muses or fusing justice with mercy. With mega-doses of self-deprecating humor, Rosenfelt tells it like it is. For him.

100. Corker to Speak at Chamber Luncheon -

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s industry councils will host U.S. Senator Bob Corker at their biannual Joint Council Meeting on Friday, May 15.

The event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will be held at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.