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Modern manufacturing inspires the next generation

Last Friday, a group of students from Bolton High School toured Competition Cams Inc., a Memphis-based manufacturer of performance camshafts and other valve train parts. At the beginning of the tour, feet were dragging and yawns were contagious, but as students moved through the production process and more machinery came into play, they began to ask questions.

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By Jennifer Biggs

In the Kitchen With: Jonathan Cole

Jonathan Cole is the founder of the blog and the Memphis Cooks Facebook group. The Midtown resident (and native Memphian) is a social worker by day and a home cook who likes to cook for sustenance and for fun (noodle around on his blog and check out his upscale adaptation of the bologna cake with Ranch dressing that periodically makes the Facebook rounds). We recently caught up with him to make a batch of soup.




Road Recap: Pacers 111, Grizzlies 83

In the first half, Marc Gasol looked a lot like his team: slow of foot and uncertain of mind. Gasol got (a little bit) better in the second half, which was more than you could say for the team as a whole.

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Union Mission building $34M homeless shelter

The city’s largest emergency shelter for the homeless holds a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the first phase of a $34 million project replacing its outdated facilities Downtown with a 52,875-square-foot complex. Memphis Union Mission will name its new campus – enlarged to 3.1 acres at 383 Poplar Ave. – “The Opportunity Center."


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