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MATA Security Guard Placed on Diversion in Passenger Death

MATA Security Guard Placed on Diversion in Passenger Death

A private security guard responsible for pushing a Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) passenger, which resulted in that passenger's death, has been placed on diversion for three years. 

President Jimmy Carter Discusses His Work with Habitat

A year ago this month, former President Jimmy Carter announced that he had a form of skin cancer that had spread to his brain.

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Sports

Q & A: Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican

Q & A: Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican

After more than 60 years in Illinois, the World Series of Drag Racing has found a new home at Memphis International Raceway in Millington.

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Someone had to play centerfield for the San Francisco Giants after Willie Mays.

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Music

Weekend Roundup 77: Sweatfest II, Billy Bob Thornton, Cryptic Hymn

Weekend Roundup 77: Sweatfest II, Billy Bob Thornton, Cryptic Hymn

Good afternoon and welcome to a condensed version of my Weekend Roundup.

Sweatfest II at Shangri-La

This Saturday afternoon Shangri-La Records will host their second annual Sweatfest in the store's front parking lot.

Late Summer Record Reviews

Hartle Road — Maxx (Jenny Records)

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Politics

Haslam, in Memphis, Suggests Calling Special Session

Haslam, in Memphis, Suggests Calling Special Session

Governor says bill raising blood-alcohol levels for young motorists must be amended, or state could lose $60 million in federal funds; Haslam also "no fan" of decriminalizing marijuana.

RIP for the Shelby County Democratic Party

For what it's worth — and that is a very open question — the Shelby County Democratic Party has ceased to exist, having been formally decertified last Friday by state Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini of Nashville. 

Shelby County Democratic Party Decertified

State Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini has, in the wake of the dispute between the TNDP and the Shelby County Democratic Party over the correct procedures for dealing with ousted former SCDP chairman Bryan Carson, officially decertified the local party.

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Prichard’s Double Barreled Bourbon: Sold Out

Prichard’s Double Barreled Bourbon: Sold Out

Phil Prichard, the Memphis-born master distiller at Prichard's Distillery, Inc., the rum and whiskey manufacturer located some 280 miles due east of us, has a supply-and-demand issue many distillers only dream about: His hand-crafted Double Barreled Bourbon, which typically retails for $50-60 on liquor store shelves, has been unavailable for over a year.

Bardog celebrates eight years with 5K and street fest.

In 2010, as local restaurateur Aldo Dean was planning for Bardog's second anniversary alley party, one of his former employees tossed out another idea.

Korean BBQ To Open in Cooper-Young, etc.

Jun Lee says the original plan was to open the second DWJ Korean Barbecue in Oxford, but then real estate agent Robert Taylor turned Lee on to the old Greencork space in Cooper-Young. 

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Opinion

Common Sense Pot Policy

Common Sense Pot Policy

Unlike Bill Clinton, I've inhaled. So have 49 percent of all Americans, according to a recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Marijuana (medical or otherwise) has been decriminalized or legalized in 23 states, and measures are on the ballot to legalize it in five more states this November, including Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, and California (where medical pot is already legal). A recent Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Americans think pot should be legalized and regulated like alcohol ...

The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

A seismic demographic shift in the United States has forced some to consider what actually "makes America great."

Offering a little help with Trump’s test.

Some sample questions for Trump's immigrant "vetting" test.

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Film/TV

Movies and Video Games Meet at the Cossitt Library

Movies and Video Games Meet at the Cossitt Library

Downtown's Cossitt Library is one of the city's most overlooked and underused assets.

Politics and the Movies 3: Olympia

If you want to open a can of philosophical worms, watch Olympia.

War Dogs

"Bush opened the floodgates in Iraq," Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) tells his junior-high best friend turned gun-running associate David Packouz (Miles Teller) over breakfast in a Miami, Florida, diner.

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