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Memphis Pets of the Week (July 27-August 2)

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Materials provided. Eddy's Pepper food truck will be on site.

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Memphis Pets of the Week (July 27-August 2)

Memphis Pets of the Week (July 27-August 2)

Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services.

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.”

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Sports

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

Listen Up: Ben Abney

Listen Up: Ben Abney

Ben Abney’s first audience was a church congregation in Millington.

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.

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Politics

Luttrell Endorses Randy Boyd for Governor

Luttrell Endorses Randy Boyd for Governor

Shelby County Mayor hails former state Commissioner of Economic Development and celebrates the rural West Tennessee roots he shares with the Knoxville native's family. "We're going to run a campaign of 'Be Like Fruitvale,'" Luttrell suggests.

Cohen Tells It!

In which Memphis’ Democratic congressman Steve Cohen, addressing an apparent GOP effort to muddy the waters on the Russian inquiry, not only takes no crap but gives it back where it came from. This is worth watching from beginning to end -- even for those who might disagree on the politics of the matter.

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.

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Food & Drink

Royal's Yvonne Mitchell Cooking Up Hits

Royal's Yvonne Mitchell Cooking Up Hits

A couple things to know about Yvonne Mitchell, daughter of the legendary founder of Royal Studios Willie Mitchell: She can cook and she can cook for crowds.

Now open: Beale Sweets Sugar Shack and 901 Scoop

Woodworking, gardening, horses.

Drinks With Ace Atkins

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

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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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Film/TV

Never Seen It: Watching We Jam Econo with Documentary Filmmaker Joann Self-Selvidge

Never Seen It: Watching We Jam Econo with Documentary Filmmaker Joann Self-Selvidge

For the latest installment of Never Seen It, I wanted to watch a documentary with True Story Pictures founder Joann Self-Selvidge.

Music Video Monday: Valerie June

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War For The Planet Of The Apes

Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson get down to serious monkey business

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