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235 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday

235 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday

As of Thursday, August 6th, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 235 new COVID-19 cases.

SCHD Reports 194 New COVID-19 cases, 7 New Deaths

As of Wednesday, August 5th, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 194 new COVID-19 cases.

Health Department Reports 207 New COVID Cases

As of Tuesday, August 4th, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 207 new COVID-19 cases.

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Mid-South Fair Announces Postponement

Mid-South Fair Announces Postponement

The Mid-South Fair, originally scheduled for September 24-October 4, today announced the event will be postponed until late October.

235 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday

As of Thursday, August 6th, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 235 new COVID-19 cases.

SCHD Reports 194 New COVID-19 cases, 7 New Deaths

As of Wednesday, August 5th, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 194 new COVID-19 cases.

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Keanu Marsh-Brown Strikes to Give 901 FC a First Victory of the Season

Keanu Marsh-Brown Strikes to Give 901 FC a First Victory of the Season

It was more than just relief when Keanu Marsh-Brown saw his match-winning shot ripple the net in the second half of 901 FC’s game against St. Louis at AutoZone Park; it was wholly deserved.

Has the Bubble Popped for the Grizzlies?

The Memphis Grizzlies entered the NBA Bubble sitting nicely in position for the 8th seed.

Live Sports: Pandemic Therapy

I went to bed angry Sunday night for the first time in months.

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Music

Listen Up: Singa Bromfield Releases New Single and Hosts LA Party August 6th

Listen Up: Singa Bromfield Releases New Single and Hosts LA Party August 6th

Singa Bromfield a.k.a. "Singa B." is bringing Memphis to Los Angeles on August 6th.

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, August 6-13

Just this week, a neighbor mentioned how important live-streamed shows were to him these days, and how he always reads The Flow, for that reason.

Moneybagg Yo: Repping Memphis and Helping Local Schools

It was exactly three years ago that Zandria Robinson wrote in the Memphis Flyer about Moneybagg Yo's triumphant pop-up show at Minglewood Hall, celebrating the release of his official debut, Federal 3x.

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Mostly Predictable Election Results

Mostly Predictable Election Results

Hagerty Gets GOP U.S. Senate nod. Marquita Bradshaw a surprise in U.S. Senate Democratic primary. Among other winners: Salinas, Leatherwood, and two Harrises.

Doubt Remains after High Court’s Ruling on Absentee Ballots

State Supreme Court Justices decide permission for no-excuse absentee voting would apply only to this week’s election contests, not to those in November; Covid-19 issue somewhat moot.

Early Voting Numbers Skew Democratic, Black, and Older

Some fun facts: According to the calculations of Election Commissioner Bennie Smith, a statistician and professional elections analyst, some 81,000 voters took part in the early voting period in Shelby County, and the voting skewed Democratic, female, African-American, and relatively elderly.

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My Favorite Burger …

My Favorite Burger …

Since it's Burger Week and many Memphis restaurants are selling great burgers at a great price (see page 17 for details), we decided to ask a few local notables to tell us about their favorite burger.

Best Bets: Cheeseburger Soup at Rizzo’s

Thanks to chef Michael Patrick, you can have your cheeseburger — and drink it, too.

Independent Memphis Restaurant Owners Send Open Letter to Haushalter

A group of independent Memphis restaurant owners has released a letter to the media addressed to Alisa Haushalter, head of the Shelby County Health Department.

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Opinion

Try Not to Cringe

Try Not to Cringe

"Try not to cringe."

Irony Week

Every so often, like a recurring skit on Saturday Night Live, there is talk from this administration about an “Infrastructure Week” — several days (one presumes) where the focus would be on improving the nation's bridges and power grid and highways and such.

The Trump Virus

Okay, let me answer the only talking point the Trump campaign has left: The president’s team is demanding that critics tell them what Joe Biden could have done better than President Trump to prevent the deaths of 140,000 Americans, and counting, due to the coronavirus.

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The Eternal Champion: Charlize Theron Comes Out Swinging in The Old Guard

The Eternal Champion: Charlize Theron Comes Out Swinging in The Old Guard

In the early 1960s, writer Michael Moorcock created Elric of Melniborné.

Music Video Monday: Chinese Connection Dub Embassy

Music Video Monday will televise the revolution.

Bob Marley, The Beatles, and The Force Awakens This Weekend at the Drive-In

Five months into the pandemic, the Malco Summer Quartet Drive-In is one of the few places in America where you can see a movie with an audience.

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