Mike Conley assists Memphis with 500 free tickets for fans

Mike Conley may be hurt, but he’s still helping how he can.

To thank fans for the support they showed after his latest injury – he underwent surgery Monday for facial fractures suffered in Game 3 in Portland – Conley wanted to buy 500 tickets for Game 5 of the Grizzlies’ first-round playoff series vs. Portland.

The tickets were given away Wednesday, April 29, in the Grand Lobby at FedExForum on a first-come, first-served basis; a line to receive the tickets had wrapped around the block by 10 a.m.

“My spirits were immediately lifted after all of the support I received from fans around the world, but especially those right here in Memphis,” Conley said in a team statement. “As a way to say thank you, I’d like them to be cheering us on at Game 5 because there’s no greater experience than the NBA Playoffs in Memphis.”

– Don Wade

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Let Me(mphis) Google that for you

Google released its 2014 trends report today. Here’s what Memphis had on its mind, based on the fastest-rising search requests of the year.

  1. Ebola
  2. Robin Williams
  3. World Cup
  4. iPhone 6
  5. 2014 calendar
  6. Credit Karma
  7. Google Drive
  8. Ariana Grande
  9. Jennifer Lawrence
  10. Megashare

As for the city’s top image searches in 2014, Ebola came in at first (search that one at your own risk), followed by Iggy Azalea and Frozen.

You can dig into all of Memphis’ top searches here.

Heads-up about St. Jude Marathon street closures/traffic delays

Memphis Police have issued an advisory about traffic related to the St. Jude Marathon tomorrow. Rolling street closures start at 6 a.m.

Here’s the advisory, followed by course maps … Read more »

Everything you need to know before you vote

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Click here to view/download your sample ballot.

Early voting is underway through Oct. 30 in advance of the Nov. 4 election day. Here is the sample ballot from the Shelby County Election Commission for you to mark with your choices and use when you vote. (You are going to vote, aren’t you?)

Here are a few more things you need to know:

• WHAT: A few highlights from this year’s ballot: the races for governor, U.S. Senate and House; four state Constitutional amendments; and, depending on where you live, wine in grocery stores (Memphis, Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown and Millington) or liquor by the drink (Lakeland).

• WHEN: Mondays-Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 30 

• WHERE: 21 polling sites across Shelby County (view the list here). You can vote at any of the 21 locations, no matter where you live.

• WHAT YOU NEED: State or federal photo ID – driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.

Want even more info? Check out the Shelby County Election Commission website at ShelbyVote.com. And follow @tdnpols for early voting updates, election night returns, and all the other political news you need to know.

Dansette

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