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Thursday, November 25, 2021

 
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56° / 31° Sunny
 
 

The annual meal giveaway feeds 5,000 on Thanksgiving, while other groups in the city also host holiday meals for hundreds more.

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Chip Washington wanted to give his kidney to his ailing wife, but he wasn’t a match. “What else can I do?” he asked doctors.

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Su Casa gave boxes of turkey, produce and canned goods to families who attend the ministry’s adult English classes and bilingual preschool programs in Berclair. 

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Calvin Austin III considers himself blessed, and defensive lineman John Tate IV anticipates he’ll shed a few tears on senior day.

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It will be a clash of tough defensive units when No. 9 Memphis and the Cyclones play in the NIT Season Tip-Off final.

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What we learned about the Tigers in Game 5

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Local artists compared Ja Morant’s game to jazz soloists, ballet dancers and brush strokes within a mural. The Grizzlies point guard is building his masterpiece in his third season. 

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Alex Lomax and Malcolm Dandridge, coming off the bench, propelled the No. 9 Tigers in what could have been a much closer game.

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Box score: Memphis 69, Virginia Tech 61

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After beating Virginia Tech, Memphis is 5-0 for the first time in more than a decade. But it wasn’t the kids who carried them in this one. It was the dogs. 

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The Grizzlies at one point had a 14-point lead, but former Memphis Tigers player Precious Achiuwa contributed to the Raptors’ rally and surge.

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Box score: Raptors 126, Grizzlies 113

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“Although I can’t address the legal matters right now, I want everyone to know I’m doing the work to address my case,” the former Grizzlies player said. 

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Arlington’s first hotel is preparing to soon start receiving guests for sports tournaments, wedding receptions and the upcoming developments east of town.

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Ryan Silverfield and Tulane offensive coordinator Chip Long have even served on the same staffs. On Saturday, each has specific streaks to continue or end.

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“The truth is, farm life historically for African Americans in the South was one of hardship and despair.”

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Metro
 
Behind The Headlines: Thompson and Gillespie have differing views of special session
 

State Representatives John Gillespie and Dwayne Thompson spoke on this week’s “Behind The Headlines.”

 
Property-tax relief doubled for some older Shelby residents
 
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Business
 
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Ford Megasite: Blue Oval City turns Haywood property red hot
 

Ford’s plans for a $5.6 billion auto plant campus with 6,000 workers has turned the spotlight on Haywood County property owners. 

 
Friends For Life will move to a Midtown location with a storied past
 
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Sports
 
How Calvin Austin III grinded his way from overlooked recruit to NFL prospect
 

Colleges didn’t want to take a chance on Calvin Austin III because of his size, but he bet on himself and is headed hopefully toward an NFL career. 

 
Box score: Memphis 33, Tulane 28
 
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Food
 
Americana worth preserving: Barretville General Store plans expansion
 

From its roots as a general store, the business has transformed into a popular restaurant – popular enough that it needs to expand.

 
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Suburbs
 
New Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott opens in Arlington
 

Arlington’s first hotel is preparing to soon start receiving guests for sports tournaments, wedding receptions and the upcoming developments east of town.

 
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Neighborhoods
 
New Christmas ornament decorations hang in Whitehaven
 

Ornaments shaped like snowmen, stars, poinsettias and snowflakes hang on light poles along Elvis Presley between East Brooks Road and East Shelby Drive. 

 
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Arts & Culture
 
Oh, snap: This week's best photos
 

Yep, we’re thinking about food following Thanksgiving. Feast your eyes on our restaurant pictures, plus a couple of others, then cast a ballot for the best one.

 
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Opinion
 
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Sanford: Agricenter cotton yields a reminder of real meaning of Thanksgiving
 

“The truth is, farm life historically for African Americans in the South was one of hardship and despair.”

 
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Podcasts
 
Listen to Joe Royer talk about the evolution of Memphis' outdoor spaces
 

The Outdoors Inc. co-founder joins Eric Barnes on The Sidebar

The co-founder of Outdoors Inc. joined Eric Barnes on this week’s episode of The Sidebar

 
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