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SCHD Reports Six Consecutive Days with Less Than 300 New Cases Each

SCHD Reports Six Consecutive Days with Less Than 300 New Cases Each

As of Friday, August 7th, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 264 new COVID-19 cases.

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 197 New COVID-19 cases, 7 New Deaths

As of Wednesday, August 5th, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 197 new COVID-19 cases.

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SCHD Reports Six Consecutive Days with Less Than 300 New Cases Each

SCHD Reports Six Consecutive Days with Less Than 300 New Cases Each

As of Friday, August 7th, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) reported 264 new COVID-19 cases.

Operation LeGend Hopes to Curb Violent Crime in Memphis

Thursday Afternoon United States Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced Operation LeGend will be expanding into the City of Memphis.

President Trump Bans Social Media Apps TikTok and WeChat

Late Thursday evening, President Donald Trump issued two executive orders banning social media apps TikTok and WeChat from operating in the United States in 45 days.

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Sports

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

Blvck Hippie’s Josh Shaw on New Single, Playing at Protests

Blvck Hippie’s Josh Shaw on New Single, Playing at Protests

Memphis-based indie rockers Blvck Hippie released their new single, “Bunkbed,” Friday, August 7th.

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.

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Politics

Citing Improvements at Jail, Judge Declines Release of Inmates

Citing Improvements at Jail, Judge Declines Release of Inmates

U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman on Friday declined to rule in favor of a lawsuit seeking the emergency release from Shelby County Jail of detainees deemed vulnerable to COVID-19, but various supporters of the litigation are still managing to find a silver lining in the ruling. 

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.

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Food & Drink

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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Film/TV

She Dies Tomorrow Leads Packed Weekend at the Drive-In

She Dies Tomorrow Leads Packed Weekend at the Drive-In

The Malco Summer Drive-In is the place to see movies with an audience right now, and this week's lineup features some cutting-edge new releases and bona fide classics.

Never Seen It: Watching Rear Window with Director Molly Wexler

Molly Wexler is a longtime Indie Memphis board member who recently decided to try her hand at making films herself.

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

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

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