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Attorney General Working on Jail Release, Dismissed 'Hundreds' of Cases

Attorney General Working on Jail Release, Dismissed 'Hundreds' of Cases

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said her office is working to release some incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail and has dismissed “hundreds” of cases of those recently charged, all moves to reduce the jail’s population and stem the spread of coronavirus.

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

With temperatures rising and the sun finally making its long-awaited debut in Memphis, many people are flooding city parks despite health officials cautioning the public to practice social distancing.

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

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Attorney General Working on Jail Release, Dismissed 'Hundreds' of Cases

Attorney General Working on Jail Release, Dismissed 'Hundreds' of Cases

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said her office is working to release some incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail and has dismissed “hundreds” of cases of those recently charged, all moves to reduce the jail’s population and stem the spread of coronavirus.

Petitioning U.S. Supreme Court, State Continues Challenge of Refugee Resettlement

As a global pandemic spreads through the country and Tennessee towns and cities, the state of Tennessee looks to rekindle a lawsuit challenging refugee resettlement in the state by taking it to the Supreme Court on appeal.

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

With temperatures rising and the sun finally making its long-awaited debut in Memphis, many people are flooding city parks despite health officials cautioning the public to practice social distancing.

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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

Listen Up: Tony Holiday

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

Director Seeks Dancers/Singers for Music Video for John Kilzer’s “It”

Almost exactly a year after John Kilzer’s death at 62 last March, award-winning Memphis director/producer/editor Laura Jean Hocking is seeking friends and fans of Kilzer to appear in a music video for his song “It” from 2019’s Scars — all from the safety of their own homes.

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Politics

Talking Politics Online

Talking Politics Online

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

Remote Control: Local Government Bodies Practice Social Distancing

For the first time during its regular public meeting on Monday, the Shelby County Commission went on full remote — meaning that the 13 commissioners, along with Mayor Lee Harris and other administration officials, made their presences known singly and via purely audio-visual means — each from his or her own computer, wherever it was located.

In the Meantime

There's only so much MSNBC you can watch.

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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

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

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.

Indie Memphis Weekly Film Series Goes Virtual

For years, Indie Memphis' weekly film screenings have been a highlight of life in the Bluff City.

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Attorney General Working on Jail Release, Dismissed 'Hundreds' of Cases

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

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