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Saturday, May 14, 2022


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Jordan Ware matched last year’s performance while Bartlett’s Kylan Bernard swept both hurdles races. In Class A girls, East’s Alyssa Raymond wins three events.


The left-hander helped Philadelphia reach the World Series in 1993. He was a 1983 graduate of Craigmont High in Memphis.


This season the Grizzlies got younger and still got better, but ultimately came up short of their potential. With Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. in place, the future is bright. It’s also pressing. What’s next?


The Grizzlies ended their season with a loss to the Warriors Friday. Was it the best season ever? Maybe. It was absolutely the most fun. 


The pool at the Mike Rose Aquatics Center on the U of M campus will be named in honor of the man who had an “endless belief in people.”


The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest concludes at Liberty Park as winners are announced, and hope sizzles for a return to Tom Lee Park in 2023.


Clarene Pinkston Russell, who was often called Collierville’s historian, died Friday afternoon. She served the town for decades and shaped its future.


Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland went after critics of his backing of the state truth in sentencing law and his description of 201 Poplar as a “revolving door” for criminals during a lively interview on “Behind The Headlines.”


The problem that delayed the certification was combining tabulations from two different systems into a single statement of votes cast. 


Cornbread salad is a staple at the Big Bob Gibson family supper during the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and a great addition to your summer picnics and cookouts.


It’s getting hot around here. Record heat pounded competitors at the Division 2-AA regional track meet; flames licked meat at the 2022 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest; a Downtown mural includes sizzling new technology, and it doesn’t get any hotter than FedExForum when the Grizzlies win.


Stop Poverty with Policy is hosting a community forum and picnic for Memphis Area Transit Authority public transit riders.


The $70 million skilled nursing facility will benefit the estimated 65,000 to 75,000 veterans living in Shelby, Fayette and Tipton counties.


Douglass’ Juneteenth art auction has been postponed due to COVID-19. However, the festival is still set for Father’s Day weekend.


Black Seeds Urban Farms’ event will feature music performances from local artists and food from vendors like Sun of a Vegan and Street Kitchen. 


Arlington Middle School and Arlington High gain recognition from the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, and teacher Latisha King receives the state’s Excellence in STEM Teaching Award.


The $150 million Ashmont project continues to face questions.


“Until our society can see the truth about abortion, we will continue failing the women who need us the most. People like my grandmother.”


The emphasis on creative thinking, collaboration, problem solving, and engaging with the real world is one of the things that differentiates XTH from other high schools throughout Shelby County and around the country. 


Two former University of Memphis basketball players prepare for the NBA draft combine in Chicago on May 18-20.


The Memphis gathering was one of several Planned Parenthood rallies in cities across the United States. The marches were organized after a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion leaked May 2 suggesting the landmark Roe v. Wade law could be restricted or overturned in the future.

County property tax rate set, but budgeting goes on

But the Shelby County Commission still has some dollar figures to crunch and some conflicting calculations to resolve before it can close the books on another budget season. 

County Commission again delays filling state House seat
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Chairman's Circle head: 'We are preparing people for careers, not jobs’

David May leads the Chairman’s Circle, the 145 most influential executives in Memphis. He’s also leading the massive regional effort to improve the workforce as it prepares for Blue Oval City’s demands.

FedEx lends a hand with Operation Fly Formula
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Former Giants offensive lineman joins Memphis coaching staff

David Diehl will join the Tigers’ coaching staff as a quality control coach. 

What now?: A Memphis Grizzlies offseason overview
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Recipe Exchange: La Patisserie's Marquise au Chocolat cake

Plus, a bonus flourless chocolate cake to satisfy a reader request. Yes, today’s recipe exchange is two recipes for the price of one. 

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Bartlett City Schools names next principal of Ninth Grade Academy

Katie McCain is replacing Shannon Abraham, who became principal at Arlington High.

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Cooper-Young tips a hat to gardens

The Cooper-Young Garden Walk returned this past weekend for the seventh year. Visitors had a chance to drop into more than 100 gardens in the eclectic Midtown neighborhood. Some of the gardens included peeks at artist studios, chicken coops, beehives, composters and more. This year’s Garden Walk theme was hats.

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Arts & Culture
National Civil Rights Museum launches 'Solidarity Now!' exhibit

The national tour of “Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign” debuted at the Memphis museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. 

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Guest column: A shortage of pet-friendly housing hurts Memphians and their pets

“What happens when there is a shortage of truly pet-inclusive housing in a community? Animals get surrendered to the shelter in great numbers, increasing the burden on the taxpayers and potentially increasing shelter euthanasia.”

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Grizzlies megafans Molly Morrison and EJ Wilcox build online communities

If there was an award for having the best — or at least the most extremely online — fans, there’s no question that would belong to the Grizzlies.

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