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Monday, May 17, 2021

 
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Inspector who failed to see damage is fired

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation have come up with a plan to repair the Hernando DeSoto Bridge, but there’s no timetable yet for when the bridge might reopen.

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If the Grizzlies can beat the Spurs, then knock off either the Warriors or Lakers on the road in a subsequent play-in finale, they’ll crash the full-fledged playoffs with the top-seeded Utah Jazz.

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The increase in capacity comes after guidance from the Shelby County Health Department. 

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Fans no longer required to wear masks in outdoor areas.

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'Just when you think you know, it does something you don't expect'

Many in Memphis have thought the river bluff provides some protection against tornadoes, but is that really the case? 

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New Palisades Zoysia grass is going down at Town Square park this week. Staff is asking residents to stay on sidewalks if visiting the area.

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After a year-long programming hiatus, an Orange Mound-based art organization is back. 

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The Grizzlies want the play-in game against the Spurs to feel like the typical playoff atmosphere. 

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The Memphis Grizzlies released their postseason hype video on all social media platforms Monday morning, and the new clip features narration by the popular musician. 

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The painting shows the Cossitt Library shortly after or just before its 1958 renovation when the midcentury modern front of the landmark was added. 

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Highly sought Quincy Guerrier is choosing among Memphis, Oregon, Illinois and Arizona State.

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The 83 cases come from 1,429 tests, giving the day a positivity rate of 5.8%.

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It specializes now in high-dollar chemotherapy drugs, which it ships for free to people who qualify.

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Metro
 
Memphis to use federal funds to address violent crime
 

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland also called on the state of Tennessee to use its federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to put more highway patrol officers on the city’s interstates permanently as well as cameras to combat shootings.

 
Senior farmers market to address nutrition gap for elderly
 
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Business
 
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Proposed gas station grandfathered in despite Summer rezoning
 

Yet another convenience store with gas may be built on Summer Avenue in Highland Heights. The Board of Adjustment determined Wednesday, June 23, that a C-store developer submitted required paperwork in time before the City Council rezoned the area to prohibit gas sales.

 

 
Amazon launching Arkansas solar farms
 
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Sports
 
Daily Memphian postseason tennis awards: Stearns, Hutchison duo honored
 

Honorees include Walker Stearns of St. George’s, and ‘rock star’ sisters Mel and Stephanie Woodbury of Hutchison. Collierville boys coach Tony Cherone was also honored for stellar 2021 season.

 
Daily Memphian's John Varlas named state preps writer of year
 
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Food
 
$10 Deal: Try Sweet Pea's in Bartlett for good fried livers
 

Sweet Pea’s Southern Cooking in Bartlett serves a nice vegetable plate and numerous lunch specials for less than $10.

 
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Suburbs
 
Permit filed for Houston Middle expansion
 

The addition is designed to help address the district’s current capacity needs and provide a secured entrance.

 
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Neighborhoods
 
Memphis nonprofits benefit from MacKenzie Scott donations
 

Two Memphis nonprofits — Collage Dance Collective and Memphis Music Initiative — recently received grants from MacKenzie Scott, billionaire philanthropist and ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. 

 
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Arts & Culture
 
Exclusive: Life of art, Hollywood deal-making hone Resnick to lead Brooks art museum
 

The same guy who reeled in Marvel Comics so 20th Century Fox could make the X-Men movies is now leading the city’s art museum. Meet Mark Resnick.

 
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Opinion
 
Opinion: A politician, a columnist and an attempted meeting of the minds on race
 

Otis Sanford and Mark White have a friendly, but spirited, showdown over their polar opposite views about how to talk to Tennessee school children about race and racism.

 
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Podcasts
 
The Dixon in a post-pandemic world
 

The museum’s director, Kevin Sharp, discusses upcoming exhibits, the museum’s expanding education programs, and what the Dixon might look like - and feel like - in 25 years.

 
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