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High Ozone Levels Forecasted for Wednesday

High Ozone Levels Forecasted for Wednesday

The ozone levels in the Memphis and surrounding areas are expected to reach code orange classification on Wednesday, making the air "unhealthy for sensitive groups," according to a release by the Shelby County Health Department.

Alligator Decoys to Curb Geese at Botanic Garden

Two plastic alligators will help curb the Canada geese population and their droppings at the Memphis Botanic Gardens, according to Garden leaders who called the move “the most humane and natural solution to this situation.”

DNA, Name On Dentures Yield Guilty Plea in Rape Case

A man pleaded guilty to rape here Monday after investigators found DNA and a less scientific bit of evidence left on a set of dentures in another case from the city’s backlog of untested rape kits.

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2017 Memphis Redbirds: Wisdom Prevails

2017 Memphis Redbirds: Wisdom Prevails

The Memphis Redbirds are enjoying a season for the ages.

An Athlete's "Third Death"

Thirteen days before Christmas in 1980 — I was 11 years old — I received quite the opposite of a Santa Claus delivery.

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Music

Dead tribute raises awareness & donations for MIFA

Dead tribute raises awareness & donations for MIFA

If there is a rule book for Memphis music, the following are surely included: Memphis bands share members, and they love tribute shows like nothing else.

Circa Survive Rekindles Magic At Growlers

From existing as the dojo where Elvis Presley practiced karate to the venue where Elvis Costello and The Imposters filmed a live performance when The Hi-Tone called the address home, 1911 Poplar Ave has stood as a sanctuary for both acclaimed artists and local musicians. After The Hi-Tone changed locations, however, the magic of that room fell away as the rebranded Sports Junction struggled to find footing.

WYPL brings you the Memphis Sound

I recently stopped by the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to see a local legend at work.

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City Voters in 2019 Will Rank Candidates 1-2-3 — and Avoid Runoffs

City Voters in 2019 Will Rank Candidates 1-2-3 — and Avoid Runoffs

More than a decade after Memphis voters authorized it, instant-runoff voting, or "Ranked Choice Voting," will be employed to determine election winners. First, however, the Election Commission will stage a mock election or two to get the process down.

It’s Alive! Local Democrats Resuscitate the Official Shelby County Party

In Part One of a reorganizational process on Saturday, conventioneers in a packed hall at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church elected two bodies to guide the fortunes of the SCDP, reborn after its decertification a year ago; Part Two on August 5 will see the election of a new party chair. UPDATED, WITH LIST OF NEWLY ELECTED SCDP MEMBERS

Roland vs. Lenoir: Next Year’s Mayoral Battle Flared Up in County Budget, Tax-Rate Debate

The County Commission gave final approval to a $4.11 tax rate on Wednesday despite public claims by the Trustee that it will cost taxpayers.

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Food & Drink

Now open: Beale Sweets Sugar Shack and 901 Scoop

Now open: Beale Sweets Sugar Shack and 901 Scoop

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Drinks With Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins, the Oxford, Mississippi-based novelist, specializes in gritty, hardboiled characters who know their way around a liquor cabinet.

Beer Run to Mississippi

On the afternoon of July 1st, I drove into a changed Mississippi under gray clouds that foretold a fine summer rain.

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Opinion

Dammit Gannett: "Where's Elvis" Edition

Dammit Gannett: "Where's Elvis" Edition

Maybe it's time to change Fly On the Wall's long-running "Neverending Elvis" tab to "Disappearing Elvis."

When Boy Scouts are Political Props

There's no real point in recounting a story that's been all over social media since yesterday.

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Music Video Monday: Valerie June

Music Video Monday: Valerie June

Good morning from Music Video Monday.

War For The Planet Of The Apes

Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson get down to serious monkey business

Music Video Monday: Young Warriors

Music Video Monday has a message of peace.

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