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July 27, 2018 - garden totes

BancorpSouth Increases Quarterly Dividend 21 Pct.

BancorpSouth Bank’s house of directors has announced a quarterly income multiplication of 17 cents per common share. That represents an boost of 3 cents per common share, or 21.4 percent, compared to a many new multiplication paid on Jul 2.

The multiplication is payable Oct. 1 to shareholders during a tighten of business on Sept. 14.

Last week, BancorpSouth reported record financial formula for Q2 2018. Net income was $54 million (or 55 cents per diluted share) and net handling income was $55.6 million (or 56 cents per diluted share).

According to Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. data, BancorpSouth is a fifth largest bank in a Memphis marketplace shaped on deposits.

Headquartered in Tupelo, BancorpSouth has approximately $17 billion in assets.

It operates about 280 full-service bend locations, as good as additional mortgage, word and loan prolongation offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas, including an word plcae in Illinois.

— Daily News staff

New Gym Opening In East Memphis

SHED Fitness has sealed a authorization to occupy 4,055 block feet during 1215 Ridgeway Road.

Marcus Esposito and Maureen Shorter Esposito, a internal authorization owners, are now building out their Park Place location, that is approaching to open in August.

In a deal, landlord Loeb Properties Inc. was represented by clamp boss of brokerage Aaron Petree.

At SHED Fitness, participants are led by 3 to 5 stations of assuage to high power exercises for a sum category time of 50 minutes. Private classes are also available.

– Patrick Lantrip

IP Beats Earnings Estimates in Q2

Memphis-based International Paper Co. reported second entertain net gain of $405 billion, or 97 cents per diluted share Thursday, Jul 26. The gain review to $80 million in a second entertain of 2018, or 19 cents per diluted share.

The distinction of $1.19 a share incompatible special apparatus was brazen of a accord analysts’ guess of $1.09 a share.

The company’s net sales of $5.8 billion for Apr – Jun increasing 8.4 percent from a year ago, usually about where analysts suspicion they would be. Net sales for a entertain review to $5.4 billion in a second entertain a year ago.

IP authority and CEO Mark Sutton called it a “very clever second quarter.”

“We had superb blurb performance, with uninterrupted volume enlargement and cost fulfilment opposite a 3 businesses,” Sutton added.

Special apparatus enclosed a $12 million pre-tax assign for a costs compared with International Paper’s try to acquire Smurfit Kappa of Ireland. IP withdrew a due $10.4 billion bid in June.

– Bill Dries

Democratic Candidates For Governor during Town Hall Friday

The Shelby County Democratic Party will horde a Democratic Primary Gubernatorial Town Hall Friday Jul 27, during 6 p.m. during Fairley High School, 4950 Fairley Road.

It will underline Democratic primary possibilities for governor, Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh, and will be moderated by Tajuan Scott Stout Mitchell. Candidates will plead their views on a accumulation of issues that impact Tennessee.

There will be a array of prepared questions as good as questions solicited from a audience. This eventuality is giveaway and open to a public

For some-more information, strike Regina Perry during 901-834-2554 or secretary@shelbydem.org.

– Daily News staff

New Choose901 Designs Debut during Pop-Up Shop

School starts behind in a few weeks and Choose901 wants to make certain students are repping a Bluff City.

On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4, Choose901 is environment adult a annual Back 2 School Pop-Up Shop during Ballet Memphis in Overton Square, where students can emporium Memphis-themed T-shirts, hats, totes, backpacks, duffle bags and patches, among other merchandise.

Kyle Taylor, who assimilated Choose901 and City Leadership as artistic executive this spring, will entrance his designs during this year’s Back 2 School Pop-Up Shop.

Several guest vendors are also approaching to be announced during a after date.

Visit choose901.com and follow Choose901 on Instagram and Facebook for pattern previews and additional details.

The Choose901 Back 2 School Pop-Up Shop is cash-free. It accepts remuneration by debit/credit cards only.

Parking will not be accessible in a Ballet Memphis lot. Attendees are speedy to park in a Overton Square Parking Garage and surrounding lots and streets.

– Daily News staff

Gaming Convention Raises $2.8 Million for St. Jude

A two-day gaming gathering in Tampa, Florida, lifted adequate income to cover a daily handling cost during St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Now in a third year, GuardianCon brings fans and gaming attention professionals together for dual days where they can correlate among educational panels, live-streamed gaming exhibitions and attention vendors.

Leading adult to a convention, organizers horde a week-long, live-streamed gaming marathon with deduction and donations benefiting St. Jude. Celebrity gamers live-stream their possess fundraising broadcasts with antics such as removing tattoos or failing their hair for donations.

This year, participants exceeded a idea of lifting a $2.4 million cost of handling a sanatorium for one day, lifting some-more than $2.8 million to support St. Jude.

Popular streamers DrLupo and Ninja were among a gaming marathon hosts with DrLupo lifting $659,300 for a event, and Ninja lifting $580,800.

“We wish to uncover a universe that gaming can be a height for doing good things,” pronounced Ben Bowman, co-creator of GuardianCon. “Supporting St. Jude does usually that.

“We wanted to support a gift that does good internationally, and St. Jude openly shares a investigate around a world, while also providing caring to patients and families giveaway of charge. It’s a ideal fit for us.”

Richard Shadyac Jr., boss and CEO of ALSAC, a fundraising and recognition classification for St. Jude, pronounced he is grateful for a nonprofit’s attribute with GuardianCon over a past 3 years, that has lifted $4.7 million total.

“This eventuality has helped overpass a opening to a new attention for us, and we are vehement to see a good that gaming will do to impact giveaway giving in a future,” Shadyac said.

– Daily News staff

Boscos Makes Return To Germantown

After a 16-year absence, Germantown residents no longer have to leave their city to suffer Boscos drink and pizza.

Per an agreement with a recently inked Saddle Creek Beer Garden inside a former Grimaldi’s space, business will now be means to get a revolving doorway of locally brewed Boscos beers.

Boscos has also partnered with a 9 Dough 1 food lorry to offer 3 of their pizzas, including a “Germantown Purist.”

Running by a fall, a Saddle Creek Beer Garden opens during 4 p.m. any Friday and Saturday and during 2 p.m. on Sundays.

For a initial weekend commencement Friday, Jul 27, Boscos Famous Flaming Stone, Bombay IPA, and Tennessee Cream Ale will be served.

– Patrick Lantrip

Grizzlies’ Preseason Home Schedule Starts Oct. 5

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced their 2018-19 preseason schedule, featuring 3 home games during FedExForum. The Grizzlies will horde a Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Oct. 5, a Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Oct. 6 and a Houston Rockets in a preseason culmination on Friday, Oct. 12. All preseason home games will spill during 7 p.m.

The Grizzlies will open their preseason report on Tuesday, Oct. 2 during Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, opposite a Houston Rockets during 7 p.m. Memphis also will transport to Orlando to play a Magic on Wednesday, Oct. 10 during 6 p.m., CT.

FOX Sports Southeast will publish a home preseason contests. Memphis’ preseason home games will also tide on a FOX Sports App. In addition, all 5 preseason games will be promote on 92.9 FM ESPN.

– Don Wade

U of M Begins $10.6M Upgrade to Athletic Facility

Turner Construction Co. is commencement a initial proviso of a $10.6 million enlargement and restoration of a University of Memphis’ jaunty training trickery on a Park Avenue campus.

The plan is a initial shred of a Indoor Football Practice Facility, that will enhance a Billy J. Murphy Athletic Complex by 25,000 block feet and includes a restoration of adjacent areas within a complex.

The football organisation and other Tigers squads use a trickery for training. The plan is approaching to be finish in a year.

The new space will embody a multipurpose room, organisation training room, rehab and liberation stations, prohibited and cold therapy pools, coaches’ locker room and apparatus storage on a initial floor, along with coaches’ offices, recruiting and support spaces on a second floor. Also operative on a project: Fleming Architects, Burr Cole Consulting Engineers Inc. (civil/structural) and HNA Engineering PLLC (mechanical/plumbing/electrical).

The Tigers ranked in a tip 25 for a final 9 weeks of a 2017 season. The organisation is entrance off a West Division pretension in a American Athletic Conference and has seemed in 4 uninterrupted play games streamer into a 2018 season.

“As Memphis Athletics continues to grow into a top-tier inhabitant sports program, we knew that we indispensable a trickery that will capacitate a student-athletes to sight to their top potential,” pronounced Tony Poteet, partner clamp boss of campus formulation and pattern for a University of Memphis.

– Don Wade

American Snuff Gives To Agape’s Homeless Ministry

The Memphis-based builder of Grizzly dipping tobacco is ancillary nonprofit efforts to assistance families journey domestic violence.

American Snuff Co., a Memphis-based manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products, recently donated $10,000 to internal nonprofit Agape Child Family Services’ Families in Transition (FIT) program, that serves homeless and imminently homeless families, quite those journey domestic violence.

The supports will support Agape in providing homeless families with transitory housing, counseling, life skills, parenting skills, pursuit willingness training, preparation support and budgeting guidance.

“This inexhaustible support will assistance homeless families in Memphis on their trail to self-sufficiency,” pronounced David Jordan, boss and CEO of Agape Child Family Services. “We are respected that gifts from village partners like American Snuff Co. concede us to enhance and lower a services so that we can strech even some-more internal families.”

In a past year, Agape has served 156 homeless and imminently homeless individuals.

The FIT module is intentionally housed in section communities in under-resourced areas including Frayser, Hickory Hill and Whitehaven. Of a families served by Agape’s FIT module in a past year, nothing of a families returned to homelessness and 100 percent of a children served by a module were promoted to a subsequent class level.

– Daily News staff

ServiceMaster Names American Home Shield CFO

Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. has named Brian K. Turcotte as arch financial officer of American Home Shield brazen of a spinoff of AHS.

Turcotte comes to a post from being clamp boss of financier family and treasurer for ServiceMaster. He has also served as business section arch financial officer for American Home Shield and a Franchise Services Group.

Turcotte was also heavily endangered in ServiceMaster’s initial open charity in 2014.

ServiceMaster is scheming to spinoff a home guaranty business .

– Bill Dries

Downtown Slider Inn Location Moves Forward

A building assent focus was filed Jul 24 for renovations to an existent building during 363 Mulberry St. for reside Slider Inn.

Last September, a Memphis Landmarks Commission authorized skeleton for a grill in a South Main Historic Arts District.

The Jul 24 assent was valued during $800,000. Archimania was listed as a architect, Ybos Sons Construction Inc. was listed as a ubiquitous contractor.

The single-story building was once home to a selected vehicle storage and use garage.

– Daily News staff

$3.5M Building Permit For Former Toof Building

The Toof American Digital building on Cooper Street could be a latest empty Midtown skill to be revitalized.

Grinder Taber Grinder Inc. has filed a $3.5 million assent to reconstruct a former Toof building during 670 S. Cooper St. for a new tenant.

In January, Lehman-Roberts Co., a Memphis-based highway paving association that has served a Mid-South for scarcely 80 years, bought a 3.3-acre light production site for $2.3 million.

Earlier this year, Toof changed from a namesake building in Midtown to a 24,000-square-foot room and placement trickery off of Lamar Avenue, as reported by The Memphis Daily News in April.

Toof’s five-year authorization trade endangered NAI Saig Co. clamp boss and business manager Hank Martin on interest of landlord Net Magan, and Henry Stratton of Colliers International representing Toof.

Steve Landwehr, a principal during Fleming Architects, is listed as a designer for a restoration of a Toof building. Lehman-Roberts is listed as a patron on Fleming’s website.

Across a street, Memphis-based design organisation Archimania is renovating a former home of a Sheet Metal Workers Union’s bureau into a mixed-use bureau development.

Local artistic Firm Loaded For Bear has sealed a long-term authorization to occupy 3,500-square-foot of an adjoining former word office.

Lehman-Roberts Co. employs about 350 people between a dual pavement production plants in Shelby County and 6 in Mississippi, and a sister association Memphis Stone Gravel Co.’s 6 internal silt and sand mines.

– Daily News staff

City Council Delays Sale Of Lamar Fire Station

The Memphis City Council behind a opinion Tuesday, Jul 24, on a sale of a city glow hire during a intersection of Lamar Avenue, Kimball and Pendleton for $307,000 to a developer who wants to build a preference store-gas hire during a site.

Council member Jamita Swearengen, whose district includes a area, pronounced she was endangered about another preference store with gas pumps during a intersection.

The legislature authorized a sale of dual other pieces of over-abundance city skill including a former military equine fast on Barksdale Street nearby Union Avenue for $406,000 to Lexington Asset Management. The Memphis association skeleton to reconstruct a circa 1910 two-story building and use it as a company’s executive officers. The second skill is a former offices of a city’s Division of Housing and Community Development during 701 N. Main St. bought by Wolf River Harbor Holdings LLC for $452,500 as partial of a incomparable multi-family expansion along a eastern side of a harbor.

In other formulation and expansion items, a legislature authorized an 11-lot singular family residential expansion during a northwest dilemma of Kirby Parkway and Sulgrave Drive, a parking area on dual empty lots on a southwest dilemma of Valleybrook Drive and Alladin Avenue and a six-lot single-family residential expansion during 5499 Park Ave.

– Bill Dries

Local Sushi Chain Renovating Old TGI Fridays

A plumbing assent has been filed to start remodeling a sealed TGI Fridays on Winchester Avenue.

The assent was filed by North Eastern Plumbing Co. LLC and did not yield additional sum other than a outline of “remodel restaurant.”

The skill is owned by Redfish Co. Inc., a sequence of Asian and sushi restaurants owned by Shon and Dana Lin.

The Lins bought a vacated grill underneath a name Lin’s Investments LLC for $1.5 million in February. They afterwards sole it to Redfish Co. in May for a same price.

The Lins possess Redfish Sushi Asian Bistro locations in Memphis, Lakeland and Olive Branch, Mississippi.

The Memphis location, in a former 19th Century Club building on Union Avenue, was formerly Izakaya, an upscale French-Asian judgment that has given been rebranded as a Redfish.

– Daily News staff

Mueller Industries’ Profits Climb in Second Quarter

Mueller Industries Inc. accessible a second-quarter distinction of $33.2 million, or 58 cents per diluted share, a Memphis-based association announced Tuesday, Jul 24.

Profit is adult by about 20 percent compared to final year’s second quarter, when a industrial manufacturer of copper and copper amalgamate reported a distinction of $27.6 million, or 48 cents per diluted share.

Mueller’s sum sales are also adult by scarcely 8 percent, with second-quarter revenues reaching $662.8 million, compared with $614.3 million for a same entertain final year.

The boost in sales was impacted by aloft copper prices, with a normal cost of Comex copper 51 cents per bruise aloft than during a second entertain of final year.

“Our opinion stays certain as mercantile conditions sojourn understanding of a businesses,” pronounced Mueller CEO Greg Christopher. “As opening gradually improves in a Fulton (Mississippi) and Cedar City (Utah) copper tube mills, we continue to redeem volume and share of marketplace mislaid during a modernization efforts.”

Mueller has been modernizing a Fulton copper tube indent and non-stop a Cedar City indent in Jun 2017.

“We are vehement about a many new acquisition, Atco Flex,” Christopher added. “Atco is an glorious serve to a meridian products portfolio and will minister to a idea of apropos a some-more profitable apparatus to a HVAC and refrigeration patron base. Customer support of a merger has been intensely favorable.”

Earlier this month, Mueller announced it acquired Fort Worth, Texas-based Atco Rubber Products Inc. in a $162.8 million deal. The association manufactures and distributes insulated stretchable channel systems used in heating, movement and air-conditioning systems.

Mueller Industries consists of a network opposite a U.S., Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, South Korea, a Middle East and China. In serve to copper products, Mueller also produces products done from aluminum, steel and plastics.

– Daily News staff

Grizzlies Make Minor Trade With Orlando Magic

The Memphis Grizzlies have traded brazen Jarrell Martin, a 2015 first-round breeze pick, for core Dakari Johnson and a breeze rights to ensure Tyler Harvey. Memphis also enclosed income considerations as partial of a deal.

The Grizzlies had need for a backup core after formerly trade Deyonta Davis to Sacramento. Johnson, a 255-pound 7-footer, played in 31 games for Oklahoma City final deteriorate and averaged 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.2 minutes. Johnson, 22, spent 3 seasons personification in a Thunder’s G League team. He was a 48th altogether collect in a 2015 NBA Draft. The Magic had usually acquired Johnson before to a understanding with Memphis.

Harvey competed in France final season. He was a 51st altogether collect in a 2015 NBA Draft. He also has played in a G League.

Martin, 24, averaged 6.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in 142 games for Memphis over 3 seasons. He was a 25th altogether pick, out of LSU, in a 2015 draft.

– Don Wade

Five Tigers Selected To AAC 5th Anniversary Team

The University of Memphis had 5 players named to a American Athletic Conference’s Fifth Anniversary Team, including youth All-American Tony Pollard.

Also named to a patrol were Pollard’s former teammates Genard Avery, All-Americans Jake Elliott and Anthony Miller, and 2013 Ray Guy Award leader Tom Hornsey.

Avery (2014-17) graduated from a University of Memphis in Dec 2017 and was drafted in a fifth turn of a 2018 NFL Draft by a Cleveland Browns as a 150th altogether pick. A two-time initial organisation all-conference honoree, Avery set a propagandize singular deteriorate record with 22.0 tackles for detriment as a senior. His 21.5 sacks are third in module history.

Elliott (2013-16) was a two-time AAC Special Teams Player of a Year, a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-American and a 2015 USA Today first-team All-American. He led Memphis in scoring for all 4 seasons and pennyless a school’s all-time scoring record with 445 points in 2016. Drafted in a fifth turn of a 2017 NFL Draft by a Cincinnati Bengals, Elliott was sealed off a Bengals’ use patrol by a Philadelphia Eagles and was partial of a Eagles patrol that won Super Bowl LII in 2018.

Hornsey (2010-13), a punter, played one deteriorate in a AAC, though started a Memphis mastery of a AAC Special Teams Player of a Year Award that has carried by a 5 years of a league’s existence. The Geelong, Australia, local perceived a 2013 Ray Guy Award after averaging 45.2 yards.

Miller (2015-17) was an NCAA Consensus All-American after final deteriorate and left Memphis with probably any propagandize receiving record. He set singular game, singular deteriorate and career outlines in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdown catches. He is a usually actor in Tiger story to have upheld a 1,000-yard deteriorate receiving symbol twice. Drafted in a second turn of a 2018 NFL Draft by a Chicago Bears, Miller was a two-time all-conference honoree.

Pollard is a two-time fortifying AAC Special Teams Player of a Year and was named a Walter Camp, Phil Steele and FWAA initial organisation All-American as a sophomore.Last year, Pollard led a NCAA in kickoff lapse yards normal and common a lead with 4 KOR touchdowns. Also a hazard during far-reaching receiver and using back, Pollard has returned a propagandize record 6 kickoffs for touchdowns and enters his youth debate with 3,183 all-purpose yards, third in module history.

– Don Wade

Discount Home Goods Store Joins Retail Center

The initial Home Centric in a market, a bonus home products store owned by Beall’s Inc., is on a approach to Shops of Forest Hill in Germantown.

The 14,400-square-foot tradesman will be located subsequent to Sprouts Farmers Market in a Target-anchored selling core during a dilemma of Poplar Avenue and Forest Hill-Irene Road.

Home Centric’s buyers offer an ever-changing collection of value-priced home products, including furniture, home decor, kitchenware, linens, beauty products, luggage and electronics.

Items are ignored adult to 70 percent off other stores’ prices. The store is approaching to open in Sep with a grand opening eventuality Sept. 27-30, in that a initial 150 business in line will accept a scratch-off card. One patron any day will win a $250 selling spree.

Home Centric sealed a authorization with landlord and owners Epic Real Estate Partners on Apr 17.

The Shopping Center Group’s Robert Sloan and Dustin Jones facilitated a understanding on interest of a landlord.

With a Home Centric lease, a 348,000-square-foot Shops of Forest Hill is scarcely 90 percent leased. Available space includes a 25,000-square-foot box space as good as emporium space trimming from 1,200 to 5,000 block feet. Other tenants embody Malco Theatres, Marshalls, Soul Fish Cafe and Cork’s Wine Spirits.

– Daily News staff

MAAR CEO Stepping Down

Memphis Area Association of Realtors CEO Melanie Blakeney has announced she is resigning from her post effective Oct. 8.

Blakeney has been with MAAR for a past 19 years, including a army streamer adult a MAAR Commercial Council. She’s served as CEO given Dec. 1, 2011.

“I have a lot of good memories operative with some tremendously dedicated professionals,” Blakeney pronounced in a statement. “It was not an easy preference to leave, though we know MAAR will continue to thrive.”

MAAR’s house of directors will start a hunt cabinet to select a subsequent CEO.

“Change is unavoidable in any attention and we will provide this change as an eventuality for serve enlargement in use to larger Memphis,” Lauren Wiuff, MAAR president, said.

– Patrick Lantrip

TIF Designation Could Bring Poplar Improvements

With several office, hotel and mixed-use projects designed along a Poplar Corridor, a organisation of skill owners wish a open financing funding to assistance compensate for infrastructure improvements.

The Poplar Corridor Business District Association of Owners, a nonprofit shaped by several Poplar Avenue skill owners for a purpose of “improving a economy, aesthetics and peculiarity of life within a Poplar Corridor Business District,” is seeking a Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County house to settle a taxation increment financing district immediately easterly and west of Interstate 240, according to papers done publicly accessible Monday, Jul 23.

The nonprofit wants to promote several projects within a Poplar Corridor Business District, including a mixed-use expansion consisting of office, sell and hotel on Briarcrest Avenue; an bureau expansion on International Place; an bureau expansion during 860 Ridge Lake Blvd.; a comparison vital section expansion during 6300 Briarcrest Ave.; and a mixed-use expansion consisting of office, sell and hotel during 5900 Poplar Ave.

According to a fortitude request to be deliberate by a EDGE house Wednesday, Jul 25, a projects and destiny expansion are not possibly though poignant investment in new and softened infrastructure in a area, including highway improvements, new walking walkways, trade signalization, focus stick replacement, travel lights, gateway signage and streetscapes.

The revenues from a TIF district, that captures a skill taxation income boost after a bottom year of a tangible set of parcels, would be used to compensate for a apportionment of infrastructure construction and designation costs.

Wednesday’s EDGE house assembly starts during 3 p.m. during Memphis Bioworks Foundation.

The Poplar Corridor Business District Association of Owners also skeleton to benefaction a offer to a Memphis City Council and Shelby County Board of Commissioners.

– Daily News staff

Grizzlies Sign Watanabe, Waive Myke Henry

The Memphis Grizzlies have sealed rookie brazen Yuta Watanabe to a two-way contract.

Watanabe (6-foot-9, 205) assimilated a Brooklyn Nets’ summer joining organisation after going unselected in a 2018 NBA Draft. He averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.60 blocks in 24.0 mins in 5 games (two starts) during a MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas.

A local of Kagawa, Japan, a 23-year-old came to a United States in 2013 and played 4 years (2014-18) during George Washington University, where he became a initial Japanese-born student-athlete to acquire an NCAA Division we men’s basketball scholarship.

Watanabe was named a 2017-18 Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of a Year as a comparison after starting all 33 games and averaging 16.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.64 blocks in 36.6 minutes.

The Grizzlies also have waived guard/forward Myke Henry. Henry, 25, came off a dais in 20 games as a rookie for a Grizzlies final deteriorate and averaged 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.55 steals in 18.9 mins after being sealed to a two-way agreement Jan. 13.

The Grizzlies also have been articulate with maestro giveaway representative ensure Shelvin Mack about a one-year deal, according to espn.com. Mack has played for 5 opposite teams in 7 seasons, averaging 6.4 points, 3.1 assists and sharpened 32.6 percent from 3-point range.

– Don Wade

IP, Museum Seek Junior Equal Rights Advocates

Memphis-based International Paper Co. and a National Civil Rights Museum are looking for Memphis-area teenagers who are demonstrating a joining to ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all.

Applications are open for this year’s Keeper of a Dream endowment by Sept. 8. Now in a 16th year, a endowment mirrors a National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award, that recognizes group and women for their work in a onslaught for polite and tellurian rights, though for 6th-12th class students.

“The Keeper of a Dream endowment recognizes students who are purpose models for all of us,” pronounced Bathsheba Sams, International Paper’s clamp boss of tellurian resources and house member of a National Civil Rights Museum. “Their unrestrained for creation a disproportion in a village is foul and reinforces that we can make a disproportion during any age.”

Each leader will accept $500, a prize and a one-year family membership for adult to 5 people to a National Civil Rights Museum. There will be dual winners in grades 6-8 and dual in grades 9-12.

The focus form, mandate and other sum are accessible on a museum’s website, civilrightsmuseum.org. Relatives of International Paper and museum employees are not eligible.

The Keeper of a Dream endowment will be presented during a Freedom Award Student Forum on Oct. 17, a opening eventuality for a National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award celebration, that honors people worldwide for their work in a enrichment of polite and tellurian rights.

The forum allows students and educators a eventuality to hear from trailblazers fighting for polite rights.

– Daily News staff

O’Neill Hits 3 Home Runs In Redbirds Victory

Outfielder Tyler O’Neill bloody 3 home runs in a Memphis Redbirds’ 7-4 win over a Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) Sunday afternoon, Jul 22, during AutoZone Park. Memphis is 64-37 on a deteriorate and in initial place in a multiplication in a Pacific Coast League.

O’Neill launched home runs in a first, third, and seventh innings in a win. In a first, Luke Voit strike a home run with one out, his eighth, before O’Neill followed fit with his 21st homer of a season. In a third inning, O’Neill came to a image with dual outs before rising his second explosve of a game. Adolis Garcia followed him dual pitches after by rising his 13th homer of a season. It was a second time this deteriorate a Redbirds have left back-to-back mixed times in one game.

The diversion was curled adult streamer into a seventh when Memphis put it away. Patrick Wisdom led off a inning with a single, and changed to second on a weal bunt. Wisdom came around to measure on Voit’s RBI single, giving a Redbirds a lead for good. O’Neill was adult next, and launched a no-doubter over a left margin wall to give him his first-career 3 home run game.

O’Neill is now one of 6 players in Memphis story to strike 3 home runs in a game. He joins Chris Haas, Bill Selby, Rick Ankiel, Josh Phelps and Jamie Romak as a usually players to accomplish a feat.

O’Neill has 23 home runs with Memphis and 3 with St. Louis this season. He is now tied with Jabari Blash of Salt Lake for a many home runs in a PCL.

– Don Wade

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