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:
Tuesday, January 3: a debate between County Commission candidates for Position 1, District 1 at RangeUSA, 7 p.m.;
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.;
Thursday, January 5: a reception for Shelby Countys 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.