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Layoffs Again Hit Commercial Appeal Newsroom

Layoffs Again Hit Commercial Appeal Newsroom

More newsroom staffers were let go at The Commercial Appeal Tuesday, another round reductions here from the newspaper's newest owner, Gannett Co.

As Tennessee-Led Opioid Investigation Advances, City Could Sue Over Crisis

Tennessee District Attorney Herbert Slatery III announced Tuesday that the bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General nationwide participating in a multistate investigation into the national opioid epidemic is making headway. 

City Calls Second Public Planning Meeting for the Fairgrounds

The city is asking for feedback on more than 200 ideas proposed for the Memphis Fairgrounds.

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Sports

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football

Three Thoughts on Tiger Football

• A nationally televised college football game is a recruiting tool.

Memphis Redbirds: 2017 PCL Champions

Those of us who watch (and write about) sports more than regularly do so with the hope of, now and then, witnessing something that has not been seen before.

Tigers 48, #25 UCLA 45

"One game cannot define a season," said Memphis football coach Mike Norvell shortly after his Tigers had beaten the 25th-ranked UCLA Bruins at the Liberty Bowl.

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Music

Honoring the legendary Beatles/Arkansas connection

Honoring the legendary Beatles/Arkansas connection

In September of 1964, the Beatles were busy conquering America.

The Memphis Country Blues Festival rises again

These days, it seems that music festivals are blossoming like algae around the Greater Memphis Area.

Turn Up the Volume

A little over two years ago, local publicist and longtime Memphis music fan Elizabeth Cawein had a big idea.

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Politics

Shelby County Commission, Mayor, Support Relocating Confederate Statues

Shelby County Commission, Mayor, Support Relocating Confederate Statues

Like Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City Council, the chief officials of Shelby County government lent the weight of their authority on Monday to the current effort to relocate the controversial downtown statues of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and rebel cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Another Big Shoe Drops with Lane's Entry in Sheriff's Race

County Homeland Security director holds kickoff rally in Millington; considered major contender for GOP nomination, gets endorsement from County Mayor Luttrell.

Author of Heritage Protection Act Cautions City About 'Consequences'

In Memphis, Rep. Steve McDaniel says governments are expected to follow the law. "If you want to move or remove monuments, there’s a process to follow," he says, warning that violators can be "prosecuted for felonies."

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Food & Drink

The Return of BreakFest

The Return of BreakFest

BreakFest, the festival dedicated to all things breakfast, returns this Saturday, September 23d, with some significant changes.

The Kitchen expands with Next Door; another Mama Gaia

Crosstown Concourse is at it again with another addition to their fun selection of eating places.

SingBean offers Farmers Market Delivery

Adam Weeks is a judge in Arkansas.

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Opinion

Murder Owl Wins First FOTW Spirit Animal Poll

Murder Owl Wins First FOTW Spirit Animal Poll

Last Friday I asked readers to review a list of popular Memphis creatures and beasties, old and new, that have captured our attention, won our hearts, or made us say "WTF."

Hey Memphis, Who's Your Spirit Animal?

Once upon a time there was only Hugh Manatee and Midtown Coyote but with additions like the Balmoral Bobcat and Frayser Bear the roster of iconic Memphis beasties continues to expand.

Blowing in the Wind ...

I was loading a couple of items into my car in the lot at the Midtown Home Depot when a man approached with a bucket filled with what appeared to be a spray bottle, wadded newspapers, and rags.

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Julien Baker

Music Video Monday: Julien Baker

It's Music Video Monday, and you've got appointments to keep.

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The atmospheric Stephen King adaptation of your nightmares.

Outflix Tuesday: Signature Move

Described as a “coming-of-age Muslim melodrama,” Signature Move is the story of Zaynab, a young, orderly lawyer of Pakistani heritage, and her romance with Alma, a romantic bookstore owner.

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