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

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.

COVID-19 Response Lead: Signs of Cautious Optimism After 'Brutal' July

David Sweat’s team is usually chasing food-borne illnesses this time of year.

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

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.

Behind the Mask: Four Memphians on the Myths, Merits, and Making of Masks

Ever since the novel coronavirus hit U.S. shores, masks have been a talking point.

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Has the Bubble Popped for the Grizzlies?

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.

Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies return to regular season action Friday afternoon after nearly a five-month absence.

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Music

Moneybagg Yo: Repping Memphis and Helping Local Schools

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.

Aquarian Blood Digs Deeper With Decoys

Last fall, we reviewed a record that marked an abrupt change of pace for one-time psych-punks Aquarian Blood.

Listen Up: Branson Summers and His Zen Drumming

Branson Summers now lives in Nashville, but he’ll return to Memphis at the drop of a yoga mat to demonstrate the soothing tones of his crystal bowls and steel drums.

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Politics

Early Voting Numbers Skew Democratic, Black, and Older

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.

Lee Calls Special Session for Next Monday

Subjects to be "COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds."

"Fire Fauci!" — Candidates Call on High-Powered Surrogates

Senate candidate Sethi, with Ted Cruz in tow, demands firing of Dr. Fauci; Leatherwood has the Gov in; and Joe Towns seeks the company of mayors.

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Food & Drink

Best Bets: Cheeseburger Soup at Rizzo’s

Best Bets: Cheeseburger Soup at Rizzo’s

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

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.

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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