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Virus Cases Rise by 306

Virus Cases Rise by 306

Test results reported Wednesday morning showed 306 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, up slightly from the 302 cases reported Wednesday morning.

New Virus Cases Swell Above 300 Again

Test results reported Wednesday morning showed 302 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, a return to elevated numbers from last week.

Health Department Closes Bars, Restaurants to Close by 10 p.m.

Bars will close at midnight Wednesday and restaurants will now close at 10 p.m. on new restrictions from public health officials to curb the rising cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County.

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Google Operations Center Going Up in Southaven

Google Operations Center Going Up in Southaven

The mayor of Southaven is touting the just-announced U.S. Google Operations Center as one of the most significant developments to happen to the city.

Capitol Commission Votes to Remove Forrest Bust

The decision to remove the bust of slave trader, Ku Klux Klan member, and disgraced Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Tennessee State Capitol building is now in the hands of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Virus Cases Rise by 306

Test results reported Wednesday morning showed 306 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, up slightly from the 302 cases reported Wednesday morning.

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Sports

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 3)

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 3)

“Just as every restaurant, company, and organization across the country has had to change the way they operate to keep their customers safe, we’re having to do the same thing.

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 2)

“I coach and mentor young people who are hurting, angry, and expressing themselves in the only way they know how.

901 FC Learns Group Opponents for Regular Season Return

With the United Soccer League (USL) season set to return on July 11, 901 FC learned its placement in the league’s provisional format for the remainder of the 2020 season.

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Music

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, July 9-15

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, July 9-15

While live-streamed shows are tapering off a bit, look to the artists below for an indication of how we keep music flowing, even as the first wave of COVID-19 grows.

Spaceman Arrives: Michael Graber Debuts New Original Tracks

Michael Graber has built a career outside of music, but he's a fixture on the local scene.

Listen Up: Jacob Davis on Co-Writing a Protest Song, 'Rise Up'

Jacob Davis believes in rising up. 

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Politics

Signs of Political Life as Election Season Finally Kicks Off

Signs of Political Life as Election Season Finally Kicks Off

At long last, and after months of inaction, it can probably be said that there's an election season on.

Alexander Says Trump Should Wear Mask, Addresses Other Controversies in Chat with Rotary

Retiring U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, who, like any seasoned politician, knows how to pull a punch, didn’t pull many in discussing President Donald Trump with members of the Rotary Club of Memphis this week.

Candidates for Senate and State House are Running Hard

On the surface of things, Nashville physician Manny Sethi, GOP primary candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander is vacating this year, would seem to have a long row to hoe.

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Food & Drink

Goldeneye: Nuance is Dead and Pusser’s Rum

Goldeneye: Nuance is Dead and Pusser’s Rum

A couple of years ago I wrote a novel that, in production, attracted the nominal interest of a movie producer.

Wok’n in Memphis Launches Online Specialty Store

Spencer Coplan began his Wok'n in Memphis restaurant as a pop-up in 2017.

STIX Restaurant Opens Downtown Location

To find some of the newest pan-asian food Downtown, just follow the dragon.

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Opinion

Whoa, Nelly!

Whoa, Nelly!

"Dr. Jain ... provided his estimates on cases and hospitalizations thru December and believes we will see an average of 230 daily new cases and a 240 daily hospital average in July; 360 and 360 in August; 500 and 550 in September; 620 and 700 in October; 670 and 780 in November; and 620 and 740 in December."

Back to Business? The Crumbling Foundations of the Service Industry

A few days ago, Packed House Productions closed their restaurant and bar locations (Slider Inn, Aldo's, Bardog, etc.) due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.

American Idiot

Was it only a little more than three months ago when President Trump was loudly disparaging countries that hadn't controlled the coronavirus — like China, Italy, Greece, and Germany?

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Film/TV

Memphis Made Feature Film Lights, Camera, Bullshit Debuts on Amazon Prime Video

Memphis Made Feature Film Lights, Camera, Bullshit Debuts on Amazon Prime Video

Director Chad Allen Barton, one of the founders of Memphis production company Piano Man Pictures, won Best Hometowner Feature at the 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival with his full-length debut Lights, Camera, Bullshit.

Music Video Monday: Star & Micey

Music Video Monday's got the right profile.

History Has Its Eyes on You: Hamilton Bows on Disney+

I have a confession and a prediction.

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