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1. Monsanto Sues Arkansas Board for Banning Disputed Herbicide -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage.

2. Tennessee School District Looks to End Corporal Punishment -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – In Tennessee, which permits schools to use corporal punishment as a disciplinary measure, one school district is considering ending it.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson said at Wednesday's PTA Council meeting that a complete halt to physical punishment hasn't been implemented, but he doesn't support the practice. He said the district is looking to phase it out and he expects instances to drop as school administrators are aware of the district administration's disapproval.

3. State Sues Nashville Schools for Not Providing Student Info -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee officials are suing Nashville's school district for withholding contact information for students zoned to failing schools.

The Tennessean reports Education Commissioner Candice McQueen sued in Davidson County Chancery Court to force Nashville to provide the student info.

4. Republican Contenders for Governor Acknowledge Memphis Differences -

The red Farmall tractor that Republican contender for governor Bill Lee drove through 30 counties in a 758-mile journey from Mountain City to Memphis at 24 mph was pretty comfortable as tractors with cabs go.

5. First Tennessee Parent Company Reports Positive “Stress Test” Results -

First Horizon National Corp. has submitted the results of its annual Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test to regulators, which show that the company’s management and board believes it “would maintain capital well in excess of regulatory adequate levels under severely adverse economic and financial conditions.”

6. UTHSC Pharmacy College Establishes Scholarship -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy is the first among the six colleges on campus to establish and award a faculty and staff endowed scholarship.

Eighty-six percent of faculty and staff in the college contributed to the scholarship as of August 31. The college has raised more than $29,000, exceeding the endowment goal of $25,000.

7. Renovations Begin on ShowPlace Arena -

Agricenter International has begun a $6 million renovation of the ShowPlace Arena’s warm-up barn and interior main arena.

The two parts of the project are separately funded and contracted. The warm-up area is being funded by a grant from the state of Tennessee.

8. Cordova Dentist Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion -

A Cordova dentist has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and faces up to five years in federal prison.

Andrea M. Henry, who owned The Henry Polk Dental Group D.P.C. and The Smile Spa LLC, filed personal income tax returns for 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 to 2013, but did not pay $113,781 in income and self-employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, according to acting deputy assistant attorney general Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

9. Tennessee Lottery Reports Record-Breaking Quarter -

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. continues to break its own records, announcing the highest first quarter since it began in January 2004.

The lottery transferred $103 million to the Lottery for Education Account for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 14.1 percent higher than the previous record set during the same period last year. Total sales were $423.7 million, up 11.8 percent over the prior year.

10. Breakthrough Eye Surgery Patient Rehabs in Memphis -

The first patient in the United States to receive an implanted miniature telescope following cataract surgery will receive rehabilitation from an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions.

11. I Love Juice Bar To Open Third Location -

Local smoothie spot I Love Juice Bar will open a third location inside Tennessee Brewery’s Bottle Shop when the development opens next spring.

Located at 500 Tennessee St., suite 166, I Love Juice Bar’s 867-square-foot Downtown store will offer indoor and outdoor seating, as well as grab-and-go options.

12. Highline Aftermarket Expands Memphis Facility -

Highline Aftermarket, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive chemicals, lubricants, parts, tools and related accessories, is expanding its existing Memphis presence and headquarters in Memphis.

13. Tennessee SBA Loans Hit $285M in Fiscal 2017 -

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs placed $285 million into the hands of Tennessee small businesses during fiscal year 2017, which began Oct. 1, 2016, and concluded on Sept. 30.

14. Valero Refinery in Memphis Wins Top Safety Award -

The Valero Memphis Refinery in South Memphis has been chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) Award, the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has announced.

15. Komen’s 25th Annual Race for Cure Oct. 28 -

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth will hold its 25th annual Race for the Cure, which is Komen MidSouth’s largest and most-well-known platform for public donations and fundraising for breast cancer.

16. U of M Files $33.5M Permit for Land Bridge -

570 Houston St. 

Memphis, TN 38111

Permit Amount: $33.5 million

Owner: University of Memphis

Details: The University of Memphis has filed a $33.5 million building permit application with the Office of Construction Code Enforcement to move forward with a parking garage and a long-awaited land bridge over the Southern Avenue railroad track.

17. Last Word: Alexander on Trump, Gibson Sells and Chandler Home Sales Numbers -

If you tuned out at half-time in Houston Thursday evening, you may need to examine your committment and give me five sets of wind sprints from East Parkway to the fountain at the other end of Tiger Lane. And no drinking the blue water.

18. Events -

The Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5K, benefiting Peer Power Foundation, will be held Saturday, Oct. 21. The half-marathon will be the first to allow participants to cross the Arkansas-Tennessee state line via the Big River Crossing, while the 5K will run a course through Downtown Memphis. Both races with start at Tom Lee Park, with the 5K beginning at 8 a.m. and the half-marathon at 8:30 a.m. Visit runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/BigRiverCrossing for details and registration.

19. October 20-26, 2017: This week in Memphis history -

2016: Early voting opens in advance of the November presidential elections in Tennessee.

Big River Crossing, the nearly two mile pedestrian-bicycle boardwalk on the northern side of the Harahan Bridge formally opens to the public with a whistle blast from a restored Union Pacific railroad steam engine. The $17.5 million project opens two weeks ahead of schedule and $1.5 million under budget. For the opening, delegations of elected officials from Memphis and West Memphis meet in the middle of the boardwalk over the Mississippi River.

20. The Ties That Bind -

When Big River Crossing was about to open a year ago, Doug Carpenter was asked often where the Tennessee-Arkansas state line is over the Mississippi River.

His marketing firm DCA has overseen publicity for the crossing from concept through construction, so he has learned much about the history of the Harahan Bridge and the mighty river below it. But the stateline wasn't marked

21. Gibson Guitar Factory Looking For New Home -

Nashville-based guitar maker Gibson Brands Inc. is putting its Downtown Memphis factory on the market as it looks for a new, smaller home.

The 18-year-old Gibson Beale Street Showcase and Guitar Factory – located on nearly six acres at 145 Lt. George W. Lee Ave., across South B.B. King Boulevard from FedExForum – clocks in at 127,620 square feet and has an adjacent 330-space parking lot. And it could be yours for $17 million.

22. Outsourcing Bid at Tennessee University Would Cost More -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A bid to outsource facilities management at Tennessee colleges and universities would cost the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga a quarter-million dollars more than its current expenses in-house.

23. Tennessee SBA Loans Hit $285M in Fiscal 2017 -

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs placed $285 million into the hands of Tennessee small businesses during fiscal year 2017, which began Oct. 1, 2016, and concluded on Sept. 30.

24. Valero Refinery in Memphis Wins Top State Safety Award -

The Valero Memphis Refinery in South Memphis has been chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) Award, the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has announced.

25. Komen’s 25th Annual Race for Cure Oct. 28 -

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth will hold its 25th annual Race for the Cure, which is Komen MidSouth’s largest and most-well-known platform for public donations and fundraising for breast cancer.

26. Events -

The Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5K, benefiting Peer Power Foundation, will be held Saturday, Oct. 21. The half-marathon will be the first to allow participants to cross the Arkansas-Tennessee state line via the Big River Crossing, while the 5K will run a course through Downtown Memphis. Both races with start at Tom Lee Park, with the 5K beginning at 8 a.m. and the half-marathon at 8:30 a.m. Visit runsignup.com/Race/TN/Memphis/BigRiverCrossing for details and registration.

27. Fix This Ticket -

HARD MADE HARDER, THAT’S THE TICKET. Growing up, I felt deprived because I occasionally had to ride the bus. In college, I felt deprived because I didn’t have a car. When I got married, I felt deprived because we had only one.

28. Shelby County Mortgage Market Up 6 Percent in September -

For the average person, the end of the year means schedules get busier as the holidays approach. That’s less true, though, for mortgage lenders – it can be more of the opposite scenario, in fact.

29. Not Worried About Bama? Just Wait Until Kickoff -

Tennessee’s football team will make history Saturday against No. 1-ranked Alabama (7-0, 4-0 SEC), no matter what happens with the game.

The Vols (3-3, 0-3 SEC) were 34-point underdogs early in the week for the 3:30 EDT game (TV: CBS) in Tuscaloosa. The 34-point spread is the largest ever in the UT-Alabama series.

30. Succop One of Best-Ever Pickups for Titans -

The art of kicking a football is often taken for granted.

It’s a little bit like driving in that good driving is rarely noticed, unless maybe it’s done by NASCAR drivers. Bad driving always brings unwanted attention.

31. Jones’ Blind Spot: Even 5-Stars Need Coaching -

When he was hired as Tennessee’s football coach in December 2012, Butch Jones used the term “infallible” to describe the system he was bringing to Knoxville.

Even if we give Jones the benefit of the doubt on the system he has attempted to install at UT, it’s clear that the head coach is far from infallible. A 3-3 record in Year 5 – with all three losses to SEC East competition, no less – is reflective of a coach who isn’t getting the job done.

32. Last Word: T.A. Talks Memphis, EDGE Debate and Politics, Lots of Politics -

Grizz season opener at the Forum Wednesday is a win over NOLA 103 – 91. And Tony Allen’s Grizz jersey is retired. The day before, Allen wrote a piece for The Players’ Tribune on the Memphis experience and it is just about the best thing that will happen to you all day. He just walks right off the court and into the soul of this place.

33. Amazon, Pfizer Approved for Tax Incentives -

Amazon was awarded a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive by the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County at its Wednesday, Oct. 18, meeting, despite the online retailer’s proposed distribution center spurring a larger debate about the types of jobs the city should incentivize in the future.

34. Ultra-Personal Therapy: Gene Tumor Boards Guide Cancer Care -

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right.

35. Breakthrough Eye Surgery Patient Rehabbed in Memphis -

The first patient in the United States to receive an implanted miniature telescope following cataract surgery will receive rehabilitation from an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Health Professions.

36. I Love Juice Bar To Open Third Location -

Local smoothie spot I Love Juice Bar will open a third location inside Tennessee Brewery’s Bottle Shop when the development opens next spring.

Located at 500 Tennessee St., suite 166, I Love Juice Bar’s 867-square-foot Downtown store will offer indoor and outdoor seating, as well as grab-and-go options.

37. 4 Life Sentences for Memphis-Area Man in Killings -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee man has received four sentences of life in prison without parole for killing two neighbors and fatally shooting a father and a daughter in separate incidents.

38. Memphis Newspaper Executive Dies in Fall at Chicago Hotel -

CHICAGO (AP) – An executive of a Tennessee-based newspaper group died after falling from the 20th floor of Chicago hotel.

Eric Paul Janssen on Monday landed on a 6th-floor roof of the London House hotel, which is located in Chicago's downtown business district.

39. Events -

The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, will be docked in Memphis Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 19-22, at Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Together, the ships serve as a “sailing museum” dedicated to the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by early explorers. They will be open for self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Visit ninapinta.org for ticket information.

40. How Should ‘Good People’ React to Racist Ideology? -

Southern nationalists planning to lead rallies in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville are banking on Republican ideas and protection to spread their views, a burr under the saddle for state lawmakers in the controlling party.

41. Fincher ‘Very Close’ to Entering Race for Corker’s Senate Seat -

Former Tennessee Congressman Stephen Fincher said Tuesday, Oct. 17, he is probably going to run for the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker is giving up.

“We’re very close to getting in. We’re not 100 percent. But we’re very close,” Fincher said after the last stop of a week-long statewide listening tour in East Memphis.

42. City Lays Out Numerous Paths to Statue Removal -

City officials laid out numerous paths forward in the Confederate monuments controversy Tuesday, Oct. 17, that include closing Health Sciences Park entirely or building a memorial to lynching victims in the park plaza where a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest is now the centerpiece.

43. Memphis Leaders Await Final Reports for Possible Coliseum Renovation -

As Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration considers final details for a Fairgrounds redevelopment plan, he and his staff are waiting on a complete analysis of the condition of the Mid-South Coliseum.

44. Brooks Move, Riverfront Plan Come in Focus -

Three months after yet another riverfront redevelopment concept plan was unveiled with some skepticism, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has the catalyst his administration needs to get parts of the plan moving.

45. Highline Aftermarket Expands at Memphis HQ -

Highline Aftermarket, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive chemicals, lubricants, parts, tools and related accessories, is expanding its existing Memphis presence and headquarters in Memphis.

46. City Lays Out Numerous Options in Confederate Monuments Controversy -

The city administration and Memphis City Council laid out numerous paths forward in the Confederate monuments controversy Tuesday, Oct. 17, that include closing Health Sciences Park entirely or building a memorial to lynching victims in the park plaza where a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest is now the centerpiece.

47. Fincher Says 'Very Close' To Senate Run -

Former Tennessee Congressman Stephen Fincher said Tuesday, Oct. 17, he is probably going to run for the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker is giving up starting with the 2018 Republican primary.

“We’re very close to getting in. We’re not 100 percent. But we’re very close,” Fincher said after the last stop of a week-long statewide listening tour in East Memphis.

48. 'Very Unusual' Mistrial in Woman's Burning Death -

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) – The jury in the tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die handed a bailiff a note: They have reached a verdict.

49. Pilot Flying J Agreed to Pay Legal Costs of Former Staffers -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has publicly distanced itself from former employees charged with defrauding customers. But court records show the board of Pilot Flying J has agreed to pay the ex-staffers legal bills.

50. $12M Parking, Shopping Renovations for Grand Ole Opry House -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Tennessee's capital city will undergo a $12 million expansion to add parking, larger retail space and an enhanced area for backstage tours.

51. Tennessee Lottery Reports Record-Breaking Quarter -

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. continues to break its own records, announcing the highest first quarter since it began in January 2004.

52. Events -

Tennessee Shakespeare Company continues its Shakespeare Shout-Out Series with a “free, fun and fast” performance of “Romeo and Juliet” Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2:15 p.m. near the University of Memphis Theatre Building, 3475 Central Ave. Shakespeare’s classic tale of young love and mortal violence unfolds during a 90-minute performance that’s fast, physical and daring. Cost is free; no tickets needed. Shout-Out Series shows continue through Nov. 10. Visit tnshakespeare.org for a schedule.

53. Barber Brings Moral Mondays Push to Memphis -

The North Carolina minister leading the national “Moral Mondays” movement came to Memphis Monday, Oct. 16, with a call to join a “poor people’s campaign” movement and sign pledge cards that include being “willing to take direct action including civil disobedience.”

54. Pettit Joins Food Bank As Chief Development Officer -

Attorney Peter Pettit has joined Mid-South Food Bank as chief development officer following his recent retirement as a partner in the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. In his new role, Pettit works closely with food bank leaders to develop strategies and relationships with major gift donors, and specifically is working to complete the $12.5 million “Hunger to Hope” capital campaign.

55. Last Word: Bredesen's Note, Serious Sewer Talks and Protest Vs. Process -

Another lively week in state politics as former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen says he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat Bob Corker is giving up. This came Monday in a note to the Associated Press in which Bredesen said he will make his decision quickly about an entry into the Democratic primary.

56. Supreme Court to Consider American Express Fee Dispute -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees.

57. Ruby Tuesday Chain to be Taken Private in $146 Million Deal -

NEW YORK (AP) – Ruby Tuesday is being acquired for about $146 million in a deal that will take the struggling chain private.

Like other sit-down restaurant chains, the Maryville, Tennessee-based chain has lost customers to cheaper, faster and more casual places. Comparable-store sales at Ruby Tuesday have fallen for six consecutive quarters and the company has not reported a quarterly profit in two years, even as it has made tweaks its menu and made small changes, like adding salad bars, in an attempt to boost traffic.

58. Fincher Not in Senate Race Yet, But Already Drawing Contrast -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Stephen Fincher hasn't yet joined the Republican field running for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, but that's not keeping him from drawing a stark contrast to a former congressional colleague who wasted little time jumping into the race to succeed retiring Sen. Bob Corker.

59. Democrat Bredesen Confirms Interest in Tennessee Senate Race -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate.

60. Sewer Cut-Off Aligns With Developing Densely -

When the city decided in August to end all new connections to the sewer system by developments outside of the Memphis city limits effective immediately, it was about much more than the sewer system.

61. Monuments, Elections, TDZ Expansion All Before Council -

Memphis City Council members take a third and final vote Tuesday, Oct. 17, on an ordinance directing the administration to act on “immediate” removal of Confederate monuments from two city parks.

62. Amazon, Pfizer Seek Incentives for Projects -

While Memphis has been working to win the nod from Amazon in the company’s highly publicized decision on where it will put its second headquarters, the city is poised to get a major unrelated investment from the e-commerce giant.

63. Last Word: Tigers Make Top 25, Pfizer's Next Tax Break and Shepherds Creek -

The Tigers make the top 25 ESPN Power Rankings for college football with the Liberty Bowl victory Saturday over Navy 30 – 27. And Tigers coach Mike Norvell responds to the pre-game arrest of a player on a rape charge.

64. Renovations Begin on ShowPlace Arena -

Agricenter International has begun a $6 million renovation of the ShowPlace Arena’s warm-up barn and interior main arena.

The two parts of the project are separately funded and contracted. The warm-up area is being funded by a grant from the state of Tennessee.

65. Cordova Dentist Pleads to Tax Evasion -

A Cordova dentist has pleaded guilty to tax evasion and faces up to five years in federal prison. Andrea M. Henry, who owned The Henry Polk Dental Group D.P.C. and The Smile Spa LLC, filed personal income tax returns for 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 to 2013, but did not pay $113,781 in income and self-employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, according to acting deputy assistant attorney general Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

66. UTHSC College of Pharmacy Establishes Faculty and Staff Scholarship -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy is the first among the six colleges on campus to establish and award a faculty and staff endowed scholarship.

Eighty-six percent of faculty and staff in the college contributed to the scholarship as of August 31. The college has raised more than $29,000, exceeding the endowment goal of $25,000.

67. Carpet Maker Shaw Acquires Tennessee Digital Sample Provider -

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Shaw Industries, the country's biggest carpet maker, is buying a Tennessee-based producer of digital carpet samples and design tools.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Shaw, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, acquired Tricycle Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

68. Amazon Confirms Plans for $72M Memphis Distribution Center -

While Memphis has been working to win the nod from Amazon in the company’s highly publicized decision on where it will put its second headquarters, the city is poised to get a major unrelated investment from the e-commerce giant.

69. First Tennessee Bank Parent Wraps Solid Third Quarter -

The Memphis-based parent company of First Tennessee Bank is starting to wind down 2017 optimistic about its business and the direction of the economy, which helped the company grow its net income 7 percent during the quarter.

70. Ring Partners With Conagra On PAM Spray Bottles -

Ring Container Technologies, a product packaging and plastic container manufacturing company based in Oakland, Tennessee, has completed a collaboration with Conagra Brands to create a new plastic bottle for PAM Cooking Spray.

71. Attorney Lewis Donelson Marks 100th Birthday -

Memphis attorney Lewis Donelson marked his 100th birthday Monday, Oct. 9.

The senior counsel and co-founder of Baker Donelson has had a 70-year career in the law and had been active in politics before he founded the law firm in 1954, including the founding of the modern Republican Party in Tennessee and Shelby County at a time when political boss E.H. Crump would not even allow the party to hold primaries in Shelby County.

72. Dickson Names President Of Tennessee Realtors -

Leon Dickson Sr., owner and principal broker of BenchMark at Southwind Realtors LLC in Memphis, has been installed as the Tennessee Realtors’ 2018 president, becoming the first black president of the organization in its nearly 100-year history.

73. Twitter Reverses Decision To Block Blackburn Video -

Twitter is reversing a decision to keep Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn from promoting a campaign video on that platform because of the congresswoman’s statements about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.

74. JCPenney To Add 750 Holiday Jobs In Tennessee -

JCPenney plans to hire more than 750 associates for the holiday shopping season at its Tennessee stores, the company announced Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The 750 jobs, which span a variety of store positions, are part of nearly 40,000 seasonal jobs the retailer plans to add at its 875 stores across the U.S.

75. NFIB: Tennessee Business Optimism Dips Down -

Anxiousness about congressional action on health care and tax reform were factors contributing to a decline in the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism in Tennessee last month.

“It's too soon to know what's going to happen with these issues, so that's creating a lot of uncertainty,” said Jim Brown, Tennessee director of the National Federation of Independent Business.

76. Events -

Novel will host Curtis Wilkie and Thomas Oliphant for a discussion and signing of “The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign” Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit novelmemphis.com.

77. Historical Commission Grants City November Hearing on Forrest Statue -

The Tennessee Historical Commission agreed Friday, Oct. 13, to send the city's request to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park to an administrative law judge for a hearing next month.

78. Events -

The National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, starting with a 5 p.m. red carpet event and 5:30 p.m. pre-show gala at the Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main St., followed by the 7:30 p.m. award ceremony at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org for tickets and info on this year’s honorees.

79. October 13-19, 2017: This week in Memphis history -

1954: E.H. Crump dies after two days in a coma at his house on Peabody near McLean. The previous August, Crump had missed voting in the primary elections, reportedly the first time he had missed voting since he turned 21 years old, which was the legal voting age at the time.

80. Process vs. Protest: Opinions Differ On How to Remove Monuments -

Protest and the legal process live in the same neighborhood. Sometimes they are next-door neighbors with borders that may be in dispute. At others times they are allies. But there is almost always a tension between the two.

81. Memphis Law School Wellness Program Defending Work-Life Balance -

It’s not that Richard Vaughan wasn’t busy before, because he was. He carried a full load as an undergrad at the University of South Carolina and also was a cheerleader there.

82. Last Word: Athens Bound, The Amazon Campaign and All Things Grizz -

This may be the most covered meeting of the Tennessee Historical Commission ever – the meeting Friday in Athens, Tennessee where Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will attempt to make the case for the commission granting him permission to remove the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Health Sciences Park. The chairman of the commission has already told Strickland in writing that the commission will not take up the matter – not even discuss it. Strickland hopes he will at least be heard. And he says the city should have a decision by mid-November and is adamant that this cannot be put off into the new year.

83. NFIB: Tennessee Business Optimism Down in September -

Anxiousness about congressional action on health care and tax reform were factors contributing to a decline in the NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism in Tennessee last month.

“It’s too soon to know what’s going to happen with these issues, so that’s creating a lot of uncertainty,” said Jim Brown, Tennessee director of the National Federation of Independent Business.

84. AFC South Membership Only Thing Saving Titans -

Right now, the best thing that can be said about the Tennessee Titans is they play in the AFC South, where someone’s mediocrity will be rewarded with a playoff berth come Dec. 31.

After the past two weeks – a 57-14 shellacking at Houston followed by an abysmal offensive performance in Sunday’s 16-10 loss in Miami – that’s about all the Titans have to hang their hat on in what began as a promising season with strong playoff aspirations.

85. Reeling Vols Are 0-5 Against Carolina’s Muschamp -

Fans are fuming. Players are fighting. Butch Jones is coaching for his job.

The Tennessee football coach is in dire need of a good showing when the Vols (3-2, 0-2 SEC) play host to South Carolina (4-2, 2-2) on Saturday at Neyland Stadium (noon, ESPN).

86. Monumental Decision -

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland may not even get a discussion with the Tennessee Historical Commission Friday, Oct. 13, about moving the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest out of a city park.

87. School Board in Tennessee Votes to Keep LGBT Protections -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee county's school board has voted to keep protections for LGBT students and employees in place.

News outlets report Knox County school board members who were to vote Wednesday on a proposal to eliminate specific protections for gender identity and sexual orientation instead passed a substitute motion to keep existing language.

88. Tennessee Wildfire Season Starts Sunday -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee forestry officials say outdoor burning permits will be required as the state heads into wildfire season.

The Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry says in a news release that the wildfire season runs from Sunday until May 15. Burn permits are issued when conditions are conducive to safe burning. Permits are issued free of charge.

89. Man Sentenced to 15 Years in 1990 Memphis Killing -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Prosecutors in Tennessee say a man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole in the 1990 shooting death of a Memphis liquor store owner.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich says in a news release that 61-year-old Stanley Owens was sentenced Wednesday in Shelby County Criminal Court in the fatal shooting of 47-year-old Edward Askew.

90. Designs for 3 Downtown Redevelopment Projects Approved -

Plans for three prominent Downtown redevelopment projects received the architectural green light Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 11, from the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board.

Developer 495 TN Partners, which includes partners William Orgel, Jay Lindy and Adam Slovis, will be able to begin construction on Phase II of the Tennessee Brewery development at the southeast corner of Tennessee Street and Butler Avenue in the South Main Historic Arts District.

91. Last Word: 'Seismic Shift,' Mason Village and Running A Store From A Cloud -

It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to drive through the old town part of Cordova near its one-time train station and see the potential. Now word of a new restaurant opening later this month in what is known as Farley House. The old town is an interesting mix of new development and old development including an iconic country Baptist church that not too long ago turned 100 years old. And then there is the trail head for the Shelby Farms Greenline that runs near the train station.

92. How Trump Tax Plan Would Alter Mortgage Interest Deduction -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Each year, taxpayers subsidize America's homeowners by roughly $70 billion, with the benefits flowing disproportionately to coastal areas with high incomes and pricey homes, from New York and Washington to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

93. Tennessee Open Records Advocates Push for Policy Change -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Open records advocates are pushing for Tennessee agencies to allow citizens to take cellphone photographs of public records.

In January, The Tennessee Office of Open Records Counsel issued a model policy that forbade requestors from making copies of records with personal equipment, following the adoption of a state law requiring government offices to establish written public records policies.

94. Ryan to Feuding Trump and Corker: 'Talk It Out' -

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan is offering his advice in the feud between President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker: "Talk it out among yourselves."

95. Twitter Reverses Decision to Block Senate Candidate's Video -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Twitter is reversing a decision to keep Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn from promoting a campaign video on that platform because of the congresswoman's statements about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.

96. Pinnacle Financial Adds SBA Talent in Memphis -

Pinnacle Financial Partners is expanding its Small Business Administration lending efforts with a new hire in Memphis.

Pinnacle has hired Sean Henneberger as the bank’s first SBA adviser in Memphis to work exclusively with government guaranteed lending. Henneberger has 15 years of experience in relationship management and most recently worked with Simmons Bank as a vice president of small business lending.

97. JCPenney To Add 750 Holiday Jobs In Tennessee -

JCPenney plans to hire more than 750 associates for the holiday shopping season at its Tennessee stores, the company announced Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The 750 jobs, which span a variety of store positions, are part of nearly 40,000 seasonal jobs the retailer plans to add at its 875 stores across the U.S.

98. Trump’s Bluster Cascades Through State Politics -

The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.

“This is a really big moment for the Tennessee Republican Party,” with the Trump wing or far-right wing “firmly in control,” says Kent Syler, Middle Tennessee State University political science professor.

99. Financial Exploitation of Elderly a Crime of Increasing Opportunity -

America’s oldest citizens always have been at risk for financial exploitation and abuse. But as people live longer, the window of opportunity for such crimes widens.

From July 1, 2016, until June 30, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Health Services’ Adult Protective Services division hotline fielded about 20,000 calls from people reporting the abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of an older person. The number to report suspected abuse or exploitation is 1-APS-TENN (1-888-277-8366).

100. Last Word: Corker's Touchstone, Quonset Rehab and The Methodist Chart -

More invective from the White House directed at U.S. Senator Bob Corker since we last met here. And it is now becoming a sort of political prairie fire among Republicans in the Beltway per The New York Times.