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Report: 1,076 Tennesseans Will Die from Coronavirus

Report: 1,076 Tennesseans Will Die from Coronavirus

About 1,067 Tennesseans will die from coronavirus.

Strickland to Restrict Use of City Parks

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Monday afternoon that the city will be limiting access to public parks beginning Tuesday morning.

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Report: 1,076 Tennesseans Will Die from Coronavirus

Report: 1,076 Tennesseans Will Die from Coronavirus

About 1,067 Tennesseans will die from coronavirus.

Gannett Announces Corporate-wide Salary Cuts

According to MediaPost.com the Gannett Corp. has announced salary cuts.

Strickland to Restrict Use of City Parks

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Monday afternoon that the city will be limiting access to public parks beginning Tuesday morning.

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Sports

Our Pivot Point

Our Pivot Point

World-changing events are rare, to say the least.

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Music

Video Pairs Amurica's Indelible Local Portraits With Gifted Teen Singer

Video Pairs Amurica's Indelible Local Portraits With Gifted Teen Singer

As it has for so many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted some long-anticipated events in the life of teenager Skyy Jordan.

Listen Up: Tony Holiday

Tony Holiday just released his first single, “It’s Gonna Take Some Time,” from his debut album, Soul Service, but the album’s release-date party has been postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.

Will Sexton on His New Album, Reinventing Himself, & Writing With Waylon

Will Sexton, Charlie Sexton, Amy LaVere, Austin Music, Memphis Music, New Orleans Music, The Iguanas, Big Legal Mess, Songwriting

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Politics

Lee Issues Order "Urging" Statewide Shutdown, Stops Short of Mandating It

Lee Issues Order "Urging" Statewide Shutdown, Stops Short of Mandating It

Under increasing pressure from numerous quarters, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday issued what he called “safer at home guidelines in every Tennessee county as a response to the coronavirus pandemic."

Lee Visits Memphis, Gives Status Report on Coronavirus Actions

Enumerates steps taken to counter the pandemic, even as legislative Democrats offer criticism and call for "statewide plan."

Talking Politics Online

Those of you who cannot live without political dialogue are in luck — at least if you’re Democrats.

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Food & Drink

Working — and Drinking — From Home

Working — and Drinking — From Home

Like a lot of people in my profession, I work at home.

Best Bets: Steelhead Trout Fish Tacos to go at Elwood's Shack

With social distancing, it’s great to get close to an old friend at my dining room table.

Emergency Rule Allows Restaurants to Sell Beer for Takeout, Delivery

A temporary rule will allow restaurants and bars to sell beer for takeout and delivery thanks to quick moves by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Alcohol Commission (MAC).

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Opinion

“Your Money or Your Life”

“Your Money or Your Life”

I'm writing this on Tuesday, the day Mayor Strickland's "shelter in place" edict goes into effect.

Times are Tough, So We Need to Pull Together

So far, 2020 has played out like a bad movie, one that's far too dramatic.

That Escalated Quickly

To quote noted television anchor, Ron Burgundy: "Well, that escalated quickly."

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Stephen Chopek

Music Video Monday: Stephen Chopek

Hit the (virtual) road with Music Video Monday.

Never Seen It: Watching Mad Max: Fury Road with Comedian Katrina Coleman

In the Time of the Rona, I’m reviving my Never Seen It series, in which I convince a cool person to watch a classic film they have somehow missed.

From Netflix to Criterion: All You Need to Know About What’s Streaming

Those of us who are not doctors, nurses, or EMTs or others on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 are faced with some time on our hands.

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Martha McKay Murdered at Horseshoe Lake Home

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Gannett Announces Corporate-wide Salary Cuts

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Groups Want Pause on State Water Project Permits

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Update: Crowded City Parks Cause Concern for Some, Mayor Says Parks May Close

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