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Council Resumes Business With Six Members

Council Resumes Business With Six Members

In a fourth attempt to reach a quorum, six of the 10 Memphis City Council members reconvened Tuesday morning and succeeded.

Former MPD Officer Faces Death Penalty on Federal Charges

A former Memphis Police Department (MPD) officer “will answer for what he’s done,” said police director Michael Rallings in a statement Tuesday morning after the officer was indicted on federal charges last week.

Group Calls For Ambassadors to Promote, Support Riverfront

The Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP) is looking for a group of Memphians to join a volunteer network supporting the transformation of the riverfront.

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Sports

Familiar Foes

Familiar Foes

The single most memorable Tiger basketball game at FedExForum since the building opened (in 2004) is the Tennessee game played on February 23, 2008.

James and Lakers Blow Out Grizzlies, 111-88

The piercing, pubescent squeals that were prevalent during the Kobe Bryant days weren’t there Saturday night, but the horde of Memphis area Laker fans still got what they came to see, as the LeBron James-led version of the Lakers dominated the not-so-home team 111-88.

Tigers 94, UAB 76

Let's call it the Bartow Bash and make it an annual affair.

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Music

RIP Ace: Diving Deep Into the Ace Cannon Style

RIP Ace: Diving Deep Into the Ace Cannon Style

This Thursday, at the age of 84, the legendary saxophonist Johnny "Ace" Cannon, Jr. passed away in Calhoun City, Mississippi, where he settled in his fifties and very near his place of birth.

Acoustic Sunday Live presents Dave Bromberg and Others

Nestled between Memphis' many music festivals, Acoustic Sunday Live doesn't always get much attention.

Guitar Great Calvin Newborn Passes Away Suddenly

Calvin Edwin Newborn, phenomenal jazz and blues guitarist, son of bandleader Phineas Newborn, Sr. and Mama Rose Newborn, brother of pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr., passed away at his home in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, December 1st, from respiratory failure.

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Politics

Another George H.W. Bush Memory

There have been so many stories from all sides of every aisle reflecting favorably on  the person of the late President George H.W. Bush.

Shelby County Commission Ponders Matters of Time

Toward the end of Monday's meeting of the Shelby County Commission, second-term member Mark Billingsley, looking out from his seat on the stage of the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, swept an arm out toward the auditorium's row of seats, all virtually empty, as Billingsley pointed out, save for a few isolated staff members.

The Council Deadlock

On Tuesday, November 20th, when the Memphis City Council began to vote on a replacement for Bill Morrison, the District 1 councilman elected on August 2nd to serve as Probate Court clerk, the racial distribution on the council effectively shifted from a 7-6 African-American majority to one, for voting purposes, of 7-5.

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Food & Drink

The Red Bar: lounge-y to the max.

The Red Bar: lounge-y to the max.

"Big or small?" is normally the question used to shame tourists into buying larger sizes of beer on Beale, but at the Red Bar it's just the standard follow-up question when someone orders a martini.

Gary Williams' Legacy

Sad news today.

Merf’s Up: A Cabernet for the Holidays

For reasons never fully explained to me, my in-laws kick off the holidays by having Thanksgiving on the Sunday before the rest of the country.

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Opinion

Comedian Benny Elbows Recovering After Shooting

Comedian Benny Elbows Recovering After Shooting

"Instead of dick picks, send supportive messages without any expectation that it will lead to sex," Memphis comedian Ben Fredrick aka Benny Elbows says in a Facebook post.

Hugh Freeze Talks About His Junk

"The son of God, Jesus Christ, He is the only one I've ever met who can handle my junk": Hugh Freeze, former coach for Briarcrest and Ole Miss who's been tapped to head Liberty University's football program.

Stop, Look, Listen: Friedberg Germany Gives the King a Go

Sure, turning your two Mississippi River bridges into a nightly light-show is awesome; all the cool cities are doing that sort of thing, and it's something Elvis would have wanted, I'm almost certain.

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Jeff Hulett

Music Video Monday: Jeff Hulett

Music Video Monday is going solo!

Green Book

Here's a conundrum for you: How do you make a person less racist?

This Week At The Cinema: Movie Trivia, Jookin, and White Christmas.

Tuesday night at Malco Ridgeway, a Memphis Hometowner documentary gets an encore performance.

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Reader Comments

Former MPD Officer Faces Death Penalty on Federal Charges

CL Mullins: "A very low percentage of law enforcement officers engage in official misconduct and corruption,....."
I'd love to see those stats »

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Council Resumes Business With Six Members

J Thom: Originally, I felt Rhonda Logan to be the appropriate choice, given the scenario that clearly neither Morrison, or Fullilove/Ford did »

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Former MPD Officer Faces Death Penalty on Federal Charges

bridgman: Oh wait. Looks like ordering a murder (even if it doesn't result in death) under the Kingpin law (21 U.S. »

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Former MPD Officer Faces Death Penalty on Federal Charges

bridgman: Did I miss something here? Capital federal crimes all involve wrongful death/murder, treason or espionage. No victim deaths are mentioned. »

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