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New Cases Slow, Fewer Than 8,000 in Quarantine

New Cases Slow, Fewer Than 8,000 in Quarantine

New virus case numbers slid slightly Thursday from a three-day increase likely attributed to transmissions during the Labor Day weekend holiday nearly two weeks ago.

Virus Cases Continue Post-Labor-Day Climb

Virus numbers continue to rise here this week, showing a pretty plain connection to increased transmission during the Labor Day weekend holiday nearly two weeks ago.

Positivity Rates Fall On New Test Reporting

Shelby County added 174 new cases of COVID-19 on test results reported Wednesday morning, the figure was higher than counts before the Labor Day weekend but lower than Tuesday's total.

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News

New Cases Slow, Fewer Than 8,000 in Quarantine

New Cases Slow, Fewer Than 8,000 in Quarantine

New virus case numbers slid slightly Thursday from a three-day increase likely attributed to transmissions during the Labor Day weekend holiday nearly two weeks ago.

Virus Cases Continue Post-Labor-Day Climb

Virus numbers continue to rise here this week, showing a pretty plain connection to increased transmission during the Labor Day weekend holiday nearly two weeks ago.

MEMernet: Steve Cohen Is Buying The Mets?

Most times missives from the MEMernet don't merit a News Blog post of their own.

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Sports

901 FC Dismisses Head Coach Tim Mulqueen

901 FC Dismisses Head Coach Tim Mulqueen

In a press release, 901 FC announced the dismissal of head coach Tim Mulqueen, effective immediately.

Grizzlies Add New Assistant

The Memphis Grizzlies have hired longtime MIT women's coach Sonia Raman as an assistant on coach Taylor Jenkins' coaching staff, the team announced on Friday.

Tigers Tested, Sweet Lou, and the NBA

The coronavirus, college football, and math.

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Music

The Lost Worlds of JCR Records: Bible & Tire Rescues ’70s Gospel Gems

The Lost Worlds of JCR Records: Bible & Tire Rescues ’70s Gospel Gems

It's fitting, given that September is Gospel Music Heritage Month, that today marks the release of another stellar album from Bible & Tire Recording Co. The imprint, which debuted last year, expresses the aesthetic of Fat Possum's and Big Legal Mess' Bruce Watson, who sums it up like this: "Deep soul gospel music is soul music without the sex.

Van Duren: Revisiting Memphis’ Golden Age of Power Pop

Van Duren isn't resting on his laurels, though he has accumulated over 40 years' worth of them since releasing his first power-pop masterpiece — Are You Serious?

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, September 17-23

As stalwart troubadours carry on their weekly live-stream events, other faces familiar and not-so-familiar are making appearances this week only.

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Politics

Justice Ginsburg Succumbs to Pancreatic Cancer

Justice Ginsburg Succumbs to Pancreatic Cancer

A sense of sorrow transcends political divisions, but speculation as to a successor is inevitable.

Thinking It Over: County Commission Takes Gingerly Looks at Law Enforcement.

Monday was a day of transition for the Shelby County Commission, beginning with a ceremony acknowledging the retirement of longtime County Clerk Ed Stanton Jr. and continuing with the formal transfer of the commission chairmanship from Republican Mark Billingsley to Democrat Eddie Jones.

FAQs for the November 3rd Election

October 5th is the last day for voter registration for anyone intending to vote in the election concluding on November 3rd.

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Food & Drink

Pound for Pound: KiaKakes Pack a Punch

Pound for Pound: KiaKakes Pack a Punch

Kia Robinson-Jarrett never was known as "the cook."

Napa Café Reopens Dining Room and Expands Patio

Napa Cafe’s dining room is now open, so customers can return to eating the restaurant’s made-from-scratch fare inside.

Best Bets: Dino’s Ravioli

Dino's Grill owner Mario Grisanti and his dad, Rudy Grisanti, gave basically the same answer to my question: "Is Dino's the only Italian restaurant in Memphis that puts chicken and spinach in its ravioli instead of ground beef and cheese?"

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Opinion

Schrödinger’s Leaders: Americans Are Fighting a Pandemic From the Bottom Up

Schrödinger’s Leaders: Americans Are Fighting a Pandemic From the Bottom Up

We've been in this pandemic for six months.

The DIY Pandemic

I remember vividly where I was on September 11, 2001, and I bet you do, too.

I Showed Up in Boots ...

I'm old enough to remember the great Levitt Shell tagging.

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Film/TV

Long Live The New Flesh! Time Warp Drive-In Returns With a Salute to David Cronenberg

Long Live The New Flesh! Time Warp Drive-In Returns With a Salute to David Cronenberg

Among the many Memphis cultural institutions hit hard by the pandemic has been Black Lodge.

The Orpheum Wants You to Bend It Like Beckham

The Orpheum has returned to screening films, albeit socially distanced and at a reduced capacity.

Fight Like a Girl: Can Mulan Save Disney From the Pandemic?

On February 25th, Bob Iger unexpectedly resigned as CEO of Disney.

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The Swinging Sixties

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