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Graceland Could Expand With a $50M Event Center Adding 150 Jobs to Whitehaven

Graceland could soon be the new home of a proposed 6,200-seat arena that officials with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) say could easily achieve 50 events a year.

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City Attorney Allen Wade presented four options for the immediate removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis statues from the city to the executive committee of the Memphis City Council Tuesday.

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In his first year as a Triple-A manager, Stubby Clapp has led the Memphis Redbirds to the longest winning streak in franchise history (11 games), the most single-season wins in franchise history (83 through Sunday), and a division title clinched with more than 20 games to play in the regular season.

The Sports World When Elvis Died

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Music

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2017 Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees announced

At first blush, many of us pooh-pooh the notion of awards.

BÊNNÍ: The Dirty South’s analog auteur visits Memphis

Welcome to the most sonically fluid age in history; a gazillion sounds can be yours for the asking.

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Strickland takes space on Facebook page to defend his record on minority issues and says that criticism of him for not acting immediately on Confederate monuments is "an attempt to divide this city with the kind of racial politics that we should all reject."

Gubernatorial Candidate Fitzhugh Wants Forrest Bust Gone from State Capitol

Democratic House Leader from West Tennessee says it's time "to take Confederate monuments and the evil they represent down." Statement would seem to apply to controversial memorials in Memphis as well.

Sen. Kyle Offers Bill to Allow Statue Removal

Would exempt Shelby County from provisions of Heritage Protection Act requiring 2/3 waiver vote for action on monuments.

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Remember The Time Andy Holt Said Nathan Bedford Forrest Was a Civil Rights Leader?

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Hey kids, sometimes current events make old news relevant again.

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Downtown Rotary to Move to Clayborn Temple

Next month, the Rotary Club of Memphis, which was chartered in 1914 and has seen much local history, will embrace one of the most honored and venerable symbols of that history when it begins its regular weekly club meetings at the historic Clayborn Temple downtown.

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Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

GotNoUseForGOP: YouTube: TNGOP Rep. Matthew Hill's Racist "Obama Birther" Rhetoric
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Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

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Partnership Hopes to Return Mid-South Fair to 'Glory Years'

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Partnership Hopes to Return Mid-South Fair to 'Glory Years'

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