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Friday, June 11, 2021

 
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The announcement of the removal of the remains was made Friday, June 11, in Health Sciences Park, where Forrest and his wife had been reinterred for more than 100 years after originally being buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

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For Joe Salisbury, it is his second Grand Slam championship, and a historic one for the British citizen.

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Craigmont High graduate Katori Hall was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Friday, June 11 in the 2021 drama category for her latest work “The Hot Wing King.”

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The Alabama standout was sold after a red-carpet official visit plus the Tigers’ winning pedigree. 

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BLP Film Studios founder Jason A. Farmer hopes to fulfill a longtime Memphis dream with an ambitious Whitehaven film lot.

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Leon Gray, special assistant to Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael, died Friday, June 11. He worked in television and radio and was well known in the community.

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Gadson “Will” Perry, a Memphis lawyer, has been appointed as the new Shelby County Chancery Court judge in Memphis. 

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Roster looking more normal ahead of Saturday’s trip to Louisville.

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There currently are four NBA teams with openings, and Hardaway’s name is reportedly being circulated.

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Shelby County Schools is ending its seven-year relationship with Porter-Leath for early childhood education.

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Lakeland settled on a $1.04 property tax rate to fund its $100.5 million budget. Increased sales tax revenues helped offset the suburb’s spending.

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Coming on as a late sub against Indy Eleven, the high school senior made Memphis 901 FC history.

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The popular series at Memphis Botanic Garden starts July 17 with Little Big Town. Tickets are on sale now. 

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Penny Hardaway is reportedly targeting Larry Brown for an assistant coaching job with the Memphis Tigers. Here’s how to do that without making things worse with the NCAA. 

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Each Monday, TDOT posts the average travel times for vehicles driving over the I-55 bridge. And Thursdays are particularly bad. 

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Metro
 
How Blackburn, Hagerty voted on voting rights bill debate
 

In a 50-50 party line procedural vote, Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty of Tennessee remained vocal critics of the bill that passed the majority Democratic House in March.

 
State comptroller offers guidance on COVID relief funds
 
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Business
 
MEM announces new nonstop to Las Vegas
 

The new flight, from MEM to LAS, will begin August 12. 

 
Memphis' mid-'90s hepatitis A vaccination program influenced the nation
 
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Sports
 
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Calkins: It may be too late for Memphis, but the NCAA is getting what it deserves
 

The University of Memphis may yet get whacked in the case before the NCAA. But if and when that happens, you can take solace in knowing there is no American institution with less credibility than the NCAA.

 
2022 five-star will take an official visit to Memphis
 
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Food
 
Craft casual comes to town this week when Torchy's opens
 

Torchy’s Tacos opens the doors to its first “craft casual” restaurant in Tennessee on Thursday.

 
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Suburbs
 
Arlington school district extends superintendent's contract
 

Jeff Mayo was rewarded with a raise, bonus and contract extension for his leadership of the district during the coronavirus pandemic.

 
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Neighborhoods
 
Frayser Connect wants to rewrite neighborhood's narrative
 

Porsche Stevens of Frayser Connect joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar

Frayser has its challenges. But it’s also seeing nearly $100 million in investments and new development. The Frayser Community Development Corporation has a robust program that helps residents buy their own homes. There are investments being made in parks, streetscapes, the library and more.

 
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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: Active fathers are critical to children’s success
 

As we dedicate this day to celebrating fathers, it’s even more important that we consider how critical fathers are, year-round, to the health of their family units and the well-being of their children.

 
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Podcasts
 
The case for property tax hikes in the suburbs
 

Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald talked on “Behind The Headlines” about property tax hikes passed and up for a final vote, respectively, in the cities they lead and why the estimated share of federal ARPA funds in each of their cities took a tumble in the latest estimates.

 
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