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Thursday, October 14, 2021

 
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by Poor People’s Campaign founders Rev. William Barber and Liz Theoharis in an awards ceremony that was for the most part conducted live in an Orpheum theater without an audience.

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The Tigers found their mojo again, beating Navy in all aspects of the game except for time of possession.

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Box score: Memphis 35, Navy 17

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After three straight losses, the future of the Memphis football program hung in the balance. Why Thursday’s win over Navy was bigger than most. 

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An Orange Mound postal facility where three people including the gunman died earlier this week was back in operation Thursday.

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Jake Pennington captures nearly 60% of the total after a big performance against Fayette Academy.

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Mathilde Crosby is leaving county government to return to the private financial sector. 

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Federal and local law enforcement introduce a new plan to tackle violent crime by holding community summits throughout the city. 

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Tigers coach Penny Hardaway isn’t afraid of the pressure to succeed, or the task of building “culture.”

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Union Station would combine residential and retail with a hotel along 100 yards of desirable Union Avenue frontage at the former police station site.

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As part of its plan to overhaul the state education funding model, the Tennessee Department of Education announced 18 subcommittees of education leaders and stakeholders.

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The former Memphis Grizzlies player was released on a $500,000 personal recognizance bond. 

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With the 2021-22 NBA season now days away, here are some fast thoughts and record predictions for all 30 teams.

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Numbers are moving downward in every age group, Shelby County Health Department Director Dr. Michelle Taylor said.

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A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommends a booster shot for seniors, as well as younger adults with other health problems, jobs or living situations that put them at increased risk from COVID-19.

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Three organizations against the Memphis Area Transit Authority’s recent service changes are holding a town hall meeting Friday, Oct. 15, in Boxtown.

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Fayette-Ware joins the rankings this week, and Houston High falls off the list after a loss to Collierville.

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All of the Memphis rotation players, except for injured Dillon Brooks, are expected to play in the final preseason game on Friday night in Chicago. 

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The gifts build on projects West Cancer Foundation started in 2020 with the University of Memphis and UTHSC.

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Andy Nix of MyCityRides joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar.

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It’s getting spooky with the grand opening of a new brewery on North Main and events at Crosstown Concourse. 

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Metro
 
Top 3 redistricting maps on way to Shelby County Commission
 

The ad hoc group, made up mostly of county commissioners, included in its top 3 a map that drew the ire of commissioner Brandon Morrison last week for endangering her re-election prospects last year. 

 
City Council Scorecard: Ad hoc redistricting and higher EDGE wage
 
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Business
 
Watch: Road to $5.6 billion Ford plant bypasses state's automotive corridor
 

Two economic development veterans with experience in the state’s Middle Tennessee auto corridor talked on Behind The Headlines about the coming ‘gold rush’ of growth related to the Ford plant that they say will reach Memphis.

 
Bartlett training gives students head start on Megasite jobs
 
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Sports
 
Tigers home game against SMU set for 11 a.m.
 

It will be the second 11 a.m. game for the Tigers this season and will be aired on ESPNU.

 
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Herrington: Ja Morant’s major Leap, Steven Adams’ passing, and other early Grizzlies observations
 
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Food
 
Hog & Hominy rising from the ashes to reopen
 

Despite supply chain delays, a staffing shortage and a new pandemic world, Hog & Hominy reopens Nov. 5, 22 months after a fire destroyed the East Memphis restaurant.

 
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Suburbs
 
Germantown approves homes, rejects water tower bid
 

Germantown approved 50 homes near Forest Hill Elementary School. The proposed water tower in the area has hit a snag related to price.

 
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Neighborhoods
 
Mural to be demolished along with old MATA building
 

UrbanArt Commission announced last month that the old MATA building on North Main Street will soon be demolished, taking along with it a data visualization mural painted by Khara Woods.

 
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Arts & Culture
 
River Arts Fest returns to Downtown Memphis
 

More than 180 artists from around the country are gathered Downtown this weekend for the River Arts Fest, which is being held at Renasant Convention Center. 

 
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Opinion
 
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Opinion: Can we just leave Halloween on Halloween?
 

‘Every so often, we have to deal with the question of what night to celebrate Halloween so it doesn’t conflict with religious celebrations. This is such a year.’

 
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Podcasts
 
Listen to U of M beat writers talk Friday night football, men's basketball exhibition
 

Frank Bonner II and Steven Johnson preview the Tigers’ football game at UCF on Friday and the men’s basketball exhibition game against LeMoyne-Owen on Sunday. 

 
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