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122 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, Three Additional Deaths

122 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, Three Additional Deaths

The Shelby County Health Department reported 122 new cases of coronavirus here Thursday, May 28th, bringing the total from 4,581 to 4,703. 

COVID-19 Positivity Rate Jumps Over 10 Percent

The Shelby County Health Department reported 50 new cases of coronavirus here Wednesday, May 27th, bringing the total from 4,531 to 4,581.

Health Department Says Memphis Had ‘Successful’ Memorial Day Weekend

Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) officials believe Memphis had a “successful” Memorial Day weekend in terms of curbing the spread of COVID-19, but won’t be certain for another two weeks.

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News

Strickland Responds to Protest, Says He's 'Proud' of Police Response

Strickland Responds to Protest, Says He's 'Proud' of Police Response

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland responded to the demonstration here Wednesday night by saying he and Memphis Police Department director Michael Rallings share the frustration of the participants.

122 New COVID-19 Cases Reported, Three Additional Deaths

The Shelby County Health Department reported 122 new cases of coronavirus here Thursday, May 28th, bringing the total from 4,581 to 4,703. 

Protest Responding to Deaths of George Floyd, Others Shuts Down Union

A protest in response to the recent deaths of black people in this country that was meant to be silent and peaceful Wednesday night escalated when counter-protesters showed up with Confederate 901 signs.

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Sports

Professor Baseball

Professor Baseball

For 12 years now, Curt Hart has had the best teaching gig in town.

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Music

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, May 28-June 3

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, May 28-June 3

Heading into June, the summer is upon us!

Twenty From The Teens: Top Albums Of The Decade, 2010-2019

"One thing I'm doing more of during shelter-in-place is listening to great local records that I hadn't had a chance to catch up on."

Local Luminaries Lend Talent To New Push For COVID-19 Relief

When the age of quarantine began, we wrote about the many initiatives to raise money for musicians caught over a barrel with the collapse of paying gigs and other work.

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Politics

The Virus and the Vote

The Virus and the Vote

Tennessee gets a passing grade for its medical prep but problems with jails and voting land it in court this week.

Numbed by the Numbers: County Commission Struggles to Agree on Budget

Separate attempts to produce a budget for Shelby County failed to produce anything resembling a consensus on a marathon meeting day of the County Commission on Monday.

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Food & Drink

Comeback Beer: Sampling Ghost River’s Zippin Pippin

Comeback Beer: Sampling Ghost River’s Zippin Pippin

The beard is coming in a slightly different shade than I remember.

Cooking & Crooning: Nick and Lena Black’s Facebook Show

Nick Black and his wife, Lena, are cutting up in the kitchen.

Magnolia & May Restaurant Will Open May 26th

Magnolia & May will make its debut with takeout food only on May 26th.

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Opinion

Green Dad Meets Iggy Poo

Green Dad Meets Iggy Poo

The little girl stands shyly in front of her beaming parents.

Viewpoint: Our Jail is a Petri Dish for Covid-19.

Pretrial detention should not and must not be a death sentence.

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Film/TV

Short Films Compete for $15,000 Prize at Oxford Virtual Film Festival

Short Films Compete for $15,000 Prize at Oxford Virtual Film Festival

The Hoka is the name of the trophy given to winners of the Oxford Film Festival.

Music Video Week: Duke Deuce ft. Lil Jon, Juicy J, and Project Pat

It's a Music Video Week double shot with Duke Deuce and crew.

Music Video Week: Aktion Kat!

Welcome to Music Video Week!

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Green Dad Meets Iggy Poo

Sue Carroll: That CDC link does not mention a study on the efficacy of masks. Try again? »

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Strickland Responds to Protest, Says He's 'Proud' of Police Response

FUNKbrs: No. This is not JUST about the three MOST RECENT killings.
OUR police are just as red handed.
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Is What We Do In The Shadows the Funniest Show on TV?

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Green Dad Meets Iggy Poo

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