Political Calendar 

After the year-end break, the political year gets started in earnest this week and next – highlighted locally by “State of the City” addresses from Memphis mayor Willie Herenton (this Wednesday to the Kiwanis Club at The Peabody; next Tuesday to the Rotary Club at the Convention Center).

Among other events:

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Tuesday, January 3: a debate between County Commission candidates for Position 1, District 1 at RangeUSA, 7 p.m.;

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Wednesday, January 4: an appearance by state Senate Republican leader Ron Ramsey of Blountville at the monthly meeting of Republican Women of Purpose, Ridgeway Country Club, 11 a.m.;
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Thursday, January 5: a reception for Shelby County’s judges, old Central Train Station, 4:30; a “legislative mixer” of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, 5-7 p.m., Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar; a fundraiser for state Rep. Curry Todd, 5-7 p.m., Homebuilders Association building, Germantown Rd.

Among the events occuring at year's end were the annual prayer breakfast hosted by city councilman Myron Lowery at The Peabody and a fundraiser/New Year's Eve Party for county commiccion candidate Sidney Chism, both on December 31.

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