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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

 
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At 7:02:56 Central Time Wednesday, a 29-year-old Memphian named Hayley Arceneaux rocketed Memphis and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital into space. 

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The Downtown Memphis building once known as Raymond James Tower will become the Memphis Waterfront Tower, with more than 300 apartments.

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On Wednesday, September 15, Baptist hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the freestanding ER, the first of its kind in Shelby County. The hospital bought 80 acres at the site in 2003.

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Focal Point Investments also developed the mixed-use building at 999 S. Cooper St. in Midtown Memphis.

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Compromise possible but lawyers say it’s more likely restraining order will be extended.

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The PILOTs were granted to RedDot, a Washington-based HVAC manufacturer and distributor, and DHL Supply Chain, a third-party logistics provider.

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Binghampton Development Corp. Executive Director Noah Gray and Shawn Massey with The Shopping Center Group shared more with the EDGE board about their unsuccessful attempt to lure a new grocer. 

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As a coach, Taylor Jenkins feels like a teacher. It’s part of why he pledges $10 to Shelby County Schools for every Grizzlies assist. 

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The Memphis forward wants to keep his focus on getting better as a player, not his contract extension talks. 

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Update
 

Their testimonies came during the second day of Robinson’s federal trial.

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Whataburger continues its expansion into the local market with the announcement of a location on Airline Road in Arlington.

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Three Bartlett couples recently partnered to save the Side Porch Steak House, an important suburban landmark not only to them but the community at large.

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The Lausanne senior scored three early touchdowns in victory over Bartlett.

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The Lakeland Board of Commissioners has adopted a plan for a proposed 100-acre park with numerous amenities from athletic fields to a disc golf course.

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There are 7,083 reported active cases, with 2,476 — or 35% — of those being pediatric. 

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Tigers football beat writer Frank Bonner II and Memphis basketball beat writer Steven Johnson discuss one of the biggest games of the year for Memphis football.

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Frank Bonner II chatted with Mississippi beat writer Stefan Krajisnik about how both teams match up against each other.

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Collierville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a development contract and final plan for a proposal at Schilling Farms including apartments, amenities and retail.

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Several contests on deck will affect the playoff races.

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Dan Brown finishes up a 59-year career at Leonard’s, Molly’s La Casita has been sold, and La Baguette has reopened after renovation.

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The photographer has shot for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue, and a new show of his work opens here this weekend. 

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Metro
 
County Commission takes up proposed consolidation compromise
 

The second part of the City Council-County Commission move toward a consolidation charter proposal showed up unexpectedly in committee session last week on the county side. And it was panned by most of the seven commissioners present even after a compromise to consider steps short of a merger of the two governments.

 
The Early Word: 'Tina' and the Tonys, Kroger, and Robinson walks (on some charges)
 
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Business
 
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Consumer outlook on Memphis economy is improved, with reservations
 

While their outlook on the economy is improved from a year ago, Memphis consumers appear hesitant about spending, a likely result of price increases linked to inflation. 

 
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Federal funds trigger new type of budget season for city and county
 
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Sports
 
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Calkins: The Memphis streak is dead. And Memphis is responsible.
 

After nearly three years of winning at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, the Tigers lost a football game at home. They have nobody to blame but themselves. 

 
Collierville remains unbeaten with statement victory over Whitehaven
 
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Food
 
Recipe Exchange: Shrimp Toast
 

Shrimp toast is a delicious and simple appetizer, especially if you cook it ahead of time and freeze it.

 
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Suburbs
 
Gold Star Mother’s and Families Day honors heroes
 

Gold Star Mother’s Day was created by a joint congressional resolution in 1936, and in 2011 the resolution was expanded by presidential proclamation to include families. A committee hopes to build a monument at Liberty Park.

 
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Neighborhoods
 
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DMC moves forward to redevelop historic N. Main building
 

While the Downtown Memphis Commission prepares for renovations to its own North Main headquarters, it is also evaluating bids for its giant neighbor, 100 N. Main. 

 
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Arts & Culture
 
Artist market shifts from Bartlett to Midtown
 

“IAM was kind of birthed there,” vice president Jeni Harris said. “So we’re excited that it’s kind of full circle back here.”

 
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Opinion
 
Opinion: The commitment, compassion of ‘Rabbi Micah’
 

What makes Micah special, beside his gift for words, is that he understands the meaning of commitment.

 
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Podcasts
 
Tigers Podcast: Football and men's basketball could have special seasons
 

University of Memphis football beat writer Frank Bonner II and Tigers basketball beat writer Steven Johnson talk about the potential of the football and men’s basketball programs this year. 

 
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