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1. Lowe's to Build $100M Facility in Tennessee, Create 600 Jobs -

COOPERTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Home improvement retailer Lowe's is building a new fulfillment center in Robertson County, creating 600 jobs.

Construction on the $100 million facility is set to begin immediately at the 110-acre site in Coopertown, about 25 miles northwest of Nashville.

2. TN Delegate Tossed From DNC After Tiff With Bernie Supporter -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Hillary Clinton delegate from eastern Tennessee has been booted from the Democratic National Convention after a Bernie Sanders supporter says he became over-ly aggressive with her.

3. Tennessee to Have 9 High School Football Classifications in 2017 -

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (AP) – High school football in Tennessee will have nine separate classifica-tions starting in 2017.

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's Board of Control voted Wednesday to have three classes of Division II football, up from two under the previous format. Those three classifications will be Class A (schools with enrollments of 265 or less), Class AA (266-530) and Class AAA (531 or above).

4. State Library Offers Online Collection on Women's Suffrage -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee State Library & Archives says it has a new online collection about the women's suffrage movement.

The collection, called "Women's Suffrage: Tennessee and the Passage of the 19th Amendment," highlights Tennessee's role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.

5. Somerville Leaders Raise $1.1 Million for UT Martin Center -

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Leaders in Fayette County have raised $1.1 million for the development of an educational outreach center in Somerville that will be operated by the University of Tennessee at Martin.

6. First Horizon Adds to Board, Approves Dividend -

First Tennessee Bank’s parent company has elected a FedEx executive to its board of directors.

7. Germantown Gets Grant To Close Greenway Gap -

The city of Germantown is getting a $588,501 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to close a gap in its Germantown Greenway system of trails.

The state grant announced Tuesday, July 26, will be used to complete the Neshoba Trail Connector, a 10-foot-wide asphalt stretching between Neshoba Park and a trailhead to the east at the new section of Wolf River Boulevard.

8. Events -

Church Health Center will host an urban fusion dance workshop Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, July 30, at noon at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Learn a hip-hop dance with a feel-good vibe from dance instructor Jaukeem Balcom. Open to ages 10 and older; cost is pay what you can. Contact Kristina Hall at hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2241 for details or to register.

9. TAG Truck Center to Occupy Mall of Memphis Land -

4430 American Way

Memphis, TN 38118

Permit Amount: $28 million

Application Date: July 2016

10. Red State, Blue Mayors -

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, a Democrat in Tennessee’s sea of red, finds herself adapting to the control Republicans hold over the state Legislature.

11. Titans GM Robinson Has Changed The Culture -

Hope is what Tennessee Titans have to offer their fans when training camp officially opens on Saturday.

That hope is not to be confused with Super Bowl expectations. It is an optimism that things are finally headed in the right direction after several years of fluctuating between mediocrity and bottom-of-the-NFL barrel horrible.

12. Vols Turnaround Rests on QB Dobbs -

Over the summer, Peyton Manning spoke with Josh Dobbs about the essence of a senior season for a college quarterback.

The conversation, Dobbs says, boiled down to one succinct piece of advice:

13. Demonstrations Raise Interest in Pending Bike Share Program -

A demonstration bike share station set outside of High Cotton Brewery signaled what Memphis could expect early next year when 60 bike share stations are up and running.

The three B-Cycle bikes, developed by Wisconsin-based Trek Bicycle, were available for impromptu rides in the Edge District. At the event hosted by nonprofit Explore Bike Share, the public was invited to click through the station’s touch screen to sign up for a temporary membership, then swipe an identification card to release a bike from the station and take it for a spin.

14. Last Word: Union Turns A Corner, Parkside's TIF and Bee Cause -

There hasn’t been this much excitement since right turn on red came to town 40 years ago.

In less than a week you will be able to make a left turn onto McLean Boulevard from Union Avenue eastbound and westbound. And the traffic signal that lets you do that will flash a yellow arrow that indicates you can turn left if there are no pedestrians and no cars coming the other way.

15. 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.

16. UTHSC Professor Awarded $120K to Study Chronic Pain -

Dr. Valeria Vásquez, an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, has received a $120,000 grant from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation to study the causes of chronic pain.

17. Events -

Southwest Tennessee Community College will hold an open house for those interested in pursuing a technology career path Thursday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Fulton Building Auditorium, room 400, on the Macon Cove campus, 5983 Macon Cove. Tours will be given of state-of-the-art technology labs and new tech equipment, and attendees can explore associate degrees and technical certificates. Contact Susan Wilson at scwilson@southwest.tn.edu or 901-333-4031 for details.

18. 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.

19. BBB Names Crowder Director Of Business Development -

Carol Crowder has joined the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South as director of business development, responsible for increasing the number of BBB-accredited businesses and growing revenue throughout the 28 counties that BBB of the Mid-South serves. She also will work with accredited areas to help them take advantage of BBB services to help them promote and grow their businesses. Crowder has more than 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and operations. She previously served as an associate director for ALSAC/St. Jude. 

20. Gannett to Restructure Commercial Appeal -

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.”

21. 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.”

22. Shelby County Seeing Low Early Voting Turnout -

At the end of the first full week of early voting in advance of the Aug. 4 election day, Shelby County Election Commission data shows Democratic and Republican primary turnout closely matched.

And overall, early voting turnout is much lower than it was for the same election cycle four years ago, but ahead of where it was eight years ago.

23. Parkside Developer Seeks TIF Designation -

The developer of the Parkside mixed-use project at Shelby Farms hopes to add a traffic light at Kirby-Whitten and Mullins Station roads and fund a portion of the Shelby Farms Parkway.

24. 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.”

25. Gore Not Attending Convention But Endorses Hillary Clinton -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Vice President Al Gore may not be attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, but he is for the first time endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

26. Tennessee Democrats Laud DNC Role for Transgender Official -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The first transgender person to be named to a Tennessee government board or commission has been named the official podium timekeeper at the Democratic National Convention.

27. Officials: Patients of Dental Clinic Should Get HIV Tests -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Patients treated at a Tennessee dental clinic should get tested for hepatitis B and C, and HIV after problems with infection control could have put thousands of people at risk for the diseases, health officials said Monday.

28. Events -

View Inc. will hold a Olive Branch job fair for material handler and machine operator positions Tuesday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center, 7300 Hacks Cross Road. Bring an up-to-date resume. RSVP not required; must be registered by 1 p.m. for a guaranteed interview. Visit viewglass.com.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. TAG Expects Truck Facility to be Operational by Mid-2017 -

TAG Truck Center is moving forward with a $28 million trucking facility at the former site of the Mall of Memphis. Contractor Linkous Construction Co. recently filed two building permits for TAG’s new headquarters.

34. 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.

35. Haslam Names Will Cromer as TennCare Chief of Staff -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has named Will Cromer as the new chief of staff for TennCare, the state's expanded Medicaid program.

Cromer has been Haslam's policy director since he took office in 2011, where he has spearheaded the governor's strategic initiatives, developed legislation and assisted with developing Tennessee's annual spending plan.

36. 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…

37. State Offers ‘Go Vote’ App As Early Voting Continues -

With early voting underway across Tennessee, the Secretary of State’s office is offering information about samples ballots and early voting sites as well as election day polling places through GoVoteTN.app.

38. Tennessee in Top 10 For Retail Development -

Tennessee has made the top 10 states for retail real estate development, according to a recent study by NAIOP Research Foundation.

Tennessee came in at No. 9, with commercial real estate development supporting nearly 60,000 related jobs and contributing $3.7 billion to the state’s economy.

39. 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.

40. Shelby County Government Wins Cigna Health Award -

Cigna has chosen Shelby County government as the winner of its annual Cigna Well-Being Award in Tennessee for demonstrating a commitment to improving the health and well-being of employees through workplace wellness programs.

41. 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

42. 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.

43. Dark Money Ads Surface in 8th District Primary -

As Republicans were either at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland or watching it on TV last week, “dark money” entered the crowded Republican primary for Tennessee’s 8th Congressional district.

44. 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.

45. Tennessee Joins Effort To Block Anthem-Cigna Deal -

The state of Tennessee is one of the 11 states that have joined with the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger of health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp.

46. Events -

The city of Memphis will hold its first “We Mean Business” Symposium on Tuesday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Hundreds of small and minority-owned businesses will convene to learn about certification, registration and contracting opportunities with city government. Earl Graves Jr., president and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine, will present the keynote. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; RSVP to bdcinfo@memphistn.gov.

47. 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.

48. Tennessee Joins Effort To Block Anthem-Cigna Merger -

The state of Tennessee is one of the 11 states that have joined with the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger of health insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp.

49. Events -

Copeland Coaching will host a Building Your Personal Brand Workshop on Friday, July 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Emerge Memphis, 516 Tennessee St. Topics will include resumes and cover letters, LinkedIn, business cards, networking and more. Cost is free. Visit facebook.com/copelandcoaching for details and to RSVP.

50. Will Mariota’s Second Season Resemble Luck or RG3? -

The Tennessee Titans’ offensive playbook has been rewritten. The verbiage for calling plays has been edited. The line has been revamped with three new starters.

Why? The team’s ownership and coaches desperately want to get the most out of quarterback prodigy Marcus Mariota.

51. Feds Investigate Shelby County Schools Over Migrant Bias -

The largest public school district in Tennessee is under a federal civil rights investigation into bias allegations surrounding district officials' treatment of migrant children from Central America and their parents, U.S. Department of Education officials said Wednesday.

52. 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.

53. Attorney: NCAA Missed Deadline to Respond in Tyndall Case -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An attorney for former Southern Mississippi basketball coach Donnie Tyndall says the NCAA's Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach's appeal in the case.

54. Democrats Want to Expel Republican Lawmaker to Block Pension -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – House Democrats in Tennessee are calling for a special session to expel a Republican lawmaker accused of sexually harassing at least 22 women to block him from receiving a lifetime pension.

55. Survey: 13 Percent of Tennesseans Without Broadband Access -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A survey of state residents and businesses has found that about 13 percent of Tennesseans do not have broadband internet access.

The study was commissioned by the state Department of Economic and Community Development to determine the current state of broadband availability and to inform future options for improving access.

56. 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.

57. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series will feature “10 Things I Hate About You” on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at The Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Adult tickets are $8; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

58. Leadership Allowed Durham Sleaze To Fester for Too Long -

The Tennessee attorney general’s sexual harassment investigation of Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham dragged halfway through the summer. Now we know why.

59. 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.

60. 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

61. Events -

Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold two public meetings Wednesday, July 20, to present short-term investments for multimodal projects in the Memphis metropolitan planning area. The meeting will take place at MATA Central Station, 545 S. Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. and at Bartlett City Hall, 6400 Stage Road, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Email pragati.srivastava@memphistn.gov for more information. 

62. UTHSC Names Storgion Chair Of Physician Assistant Studies -

Dr. Stephanie Storgion has been named chair of the department of physician assistant studies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Storgion’s appointment comes as the department moves to the College of Medicine from the College of Health Professions, where it started two years ago. 

63. Funds Rolling In for 8th Congressional District Race -

Five of the six major contenders in the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional District raised a total of $1.8 million from Jan. 1 to June 30 going into the critical last month of the campaign.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. State Says No to Tram Running Through Overton Park’s Old Forest -

The Tennessee commissioner of Environment and Conservation said Monday, July 18, that a tram proposed by the Memphis Zoo through the Old Forest area of Overton Park would not be allowed by the state.

67. 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.

68. Shelby County Government Wins Cigna Health Award -

Cigna has chosen Shelby County government as the winner of its annual Cigna Well-Being Award in Tennessee for demonstrating a commitment to improving the health and well-being of employees through workplace wellness programs.

69. Events -

The Booksellers at Laurelwood and Crosstown Arts’ story booth will host Donald Ray Pollock, discussing and signing “The Heavenly Table,” on Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at the story booth, 438 N. Cleveland St. Visit crosstownarts.org.

70. After Baton Rouge Shootings, Week Begins With Prayer -

A group of 16 ministers and religious leaders prayed for peace Monday, July 18, in the lobby of City Hall, the day after three Baton Rouge, La., police officers were killed and three others wounded in an ambush.

71. 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.

72. Gap Inc. Adding 100 Jobs in Sumner County -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say clothing retailer Gap Inc. plans to add 100 jobs at its Sumner County distribution center as part of a $3.1 million investment into the facility over the next five years.

73. 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.

74. Strickland Reviews 6 Finalists for Police Director Position -

Interim Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings is one of six finalists Mayor Jim Strickland is considering for appointment to the job on a permanent basis.

75. Delinquent Tax Sale Revenue Up 18 Percent in Shelby County -

Shelby County government took in 18 percent more from delinquent tax sales in the fiscal year ending June 30 than it did the year before, according to Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir.

76. State Offers ‘Go Vote’ App -

With early voting underway across Tennessee, the Secretary of State’s office is offering information about samples ballots and early voting sites as well as election day polling places through GoVoteTN.app.

77. Tenn. in Foundation’s Top 10 For Retail Development -

Tennessee has made the top 10 states for retail real estate development, according to a recent study by NAIOP Research Foundation.

Tennessee came in at No. 9, with commercial real estate development supporting nearly 60,000 related jobs and contributing $3.7 billion to the state’s economy.

78. Physician Assistant Studies At UTHSC Gets New Chair -

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a new leader and a new home.

Dr. Stephanie Storgion has been named the new chair the department, as it moves from the College of Health Professions, where it started two years ago, to the College of Medicine.

79. UTHSC Professors Land $418,000 Research Grant -

A new $418,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, will allow Drs. Anton Reiner and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to research a possible new gene therapy treatment approach for Huntington’s disease.

80. State Moves TCAP, Shortens Testing Parts -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said Thursday, July 14, public schools across the state will have achievement tests for students in one assessment window at the end of the school year. And the tests for four subjects will be divided into shorter subparts.

81. First Horizon Sees 12 Percent Gain in Net Income -

First Tennessee Bank’s parent company in the just-ended second quarter pulled a repeat of its performance in the first three months of 2016, with profit, earnings per share, loans and deposits all up over where they stood at this time last year.

82. How safe is our food? -

It’s not easy being a food inspector in Tennessee, dealing with an updated statewide food code to protect the public from foodborne illnesses and educating restaurateurs, many with their own ideas about their cuisine, on following the rules.

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84. Too Big To Ignore: The SEC and Its Ever-Growing Football Media Days -

HOOVER, Ala. – The SEC football preseason always has been loud. More than 30 years ago, the noise came via the Skywriters Tour and the rattle and roar of a DC-3 propeller plane carrying rumpled, hardworking – and often hard-drinking – sports writers to the 10 Southeastern Conference campuses for essentially unfettered access to the league’s coaches and players.

85. Events -

Art Dash 2016, benefiting Friends for Life, will be held Wednesday, July 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper St. Pay $125 for a premium ticket, and when your number is called, dash for your chosen piece of art from around 100 donated works. Art Dash Friends tickets, for those who want to enjoy the party without taking home a piece, are $25. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com or email blake.meador@friendsforlifecorp.org.

86. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Garden Lit meeting to discuss David George Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen” on Monday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to noon at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Meet fellow readers and discuss nature-based books at this series led by a certified Tennessee naturalist. Free with garden admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

87. 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.

88. Editorial: Why Now? The Problem That Brought Us To The Bridge -

For 50 years, Memphis has had a different protest tradition.

Some of it is a function of Memphis being an NAACP town. Some of it is the city’s role as a staging ground and base of operations for the civil rights movement in North Mississippi.

89. Democratic Women to Address Lawmaker Sexual Harassment Report -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Democratic women plans to address a report that found Republican state Rep. Jeremy Durham used his position to sexually harass at least 22 female interns, lobbyists, staff and political workers.

90. Tenn. Police Look to Keep Peace at Black Lives Matter Protests -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in several major Tennessee cities have indicated they made a concerted effort to avoid arrests and maintain peace during recent Black Lives Matter protests.

91. State Moves TCAP, Shortens Testing Parts -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said Thursday, July 14, public schools across the state will have achievement tests for students in one assessment window at the end of the school year. And the tests for four subjects will be divided into shorter subparts.

92. Eventually, MSU’s Mullen May Take the Hit -

HOOVER, Ala. – After recent events, it’s good to remember that not everyone is a sell-out.

“I’ve always had a rule as a coach that, if you ever hit a girl, you’re finished,” Steve Spurrier said at SEC Media Days here last year when still a working head coach. “We’ve lost two at South Carolina.”

93. Early Voting Opens For The Aug. 4 Election -

Early voting opens Friday, July 15, in advance of the Aug. 4 election day in Shelby County and across Tennessee.

The first day of early voting will be at a single location, the Shelby County Office Building, 157 Poplar Ave., but expands to 21 satellite locations across Shelby County on Monday.

94. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series will feature two movies on Friday, July 15: a matinee of “Muppet Treasure Island” at 2 p.m. and “North by Northwest” at 7 p.m., both at The Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St. Adult tickets are $8 for each movie; children 12 and younger are $6. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.

95. McQueen Announces Single TCAP Testing Window At End of School Year -

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said Thursday, July 14, public schools across the state will have achievement tests for students in one assessment window at the end of the school year. And the tests for four subjects will be divided into shorter subparts.

96. 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.

97. Pat Summitt's Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease Continues -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt's fight against Alzheimer's disease continues, and has even gained momentum since her death.

The former Tennessee women's basketball coach made sure of that through her efforts the last five years. As soon as she announced her diagnosis in 2011, Summitt vowed to take an active role in leading the battle against the disease that would eventually kill her.

98. 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.

99. UTHSC Professors Land $418,000 Grant -

A new $418,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, will allow Drs. Anton Reiner and Tayebeh Pourmotabbed of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to research a possible new gene therapy treatment approach for Huntington’s disease.

100. Darrius Stewart Family Sues City, Police For $17 Million -

The family of Darrius Stewart, killed a year ago this month by Memphis Police Officer Conner Schilling, has filed a $17 million lawsuit against the city of Memphis, former Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong and Schilling.