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Saturday, August 1, 2020


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Brendon Todd holding advantage at TPC Southwind, but several are lurking

Brendon Todd emerges as the man to beat as the dust clears after the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational's third day.

Grizzlies determined as must-win against Spurs looms

Following a loss to Portland, a win against San Antonio is critical for the Grizzlies if they want to hold on to the No. 8 seed. 

Sunday's tee times at TPC-Southwind

Brendon Todd and Byeong Hun An go off in the final pairing at 2:05 p.m. Sunday.

Calkins: Steve Montgomery taught us to look for the goodness — which we must do again today

My longtime pastor, Steve Montgomery, died of injuries from a bicycle accident earlier this week. What would Steve have said to help us make sense of his death? I asked some of his close friends. 

Bartlett outbreak results in 33 infected seniors

The health of 33 assisted living residents is being monitored after a COVID-19 outbreak in Bartlett. In Shelby County as a whole, there have been five new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours.

Rising running-back star Gainwell relishing leadership role with Tigers

Redshirt sophomore running back Kenny Gainwell is regarded as one of the best in the country.

BLog On the course: Justin Thomas takes it

One day after setting the course record, England’s Tom Lewis stayed red hot on the front nine Sunday at TPC Southwind, and Jon Rahm shot his best round of the tournament.

Brendon Todd takes command at WGC-FedEx St. Jude

A 50-foot birdie helped vault the 35-year-old into the lead after two rounds at TPC-Southwind.

Blazers spoil Grizzlies' return in overtime

Carmelo Anthony turned back the clock and knocked down two clutch 3-point shots to send the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers to overtime. The more experienced team took it from there. 

Subscribers only Calkins: Grizzlies lose a heartbreaker — and boy, did it feel good

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in the first of eight seeding games. It was agonizing, certainly. But somehow, the agony felt wonderful.

Shelby County criminal trials suspended indefinitely because of COVID-19 concerns

Shelby County Criminal Court jury trials had been set to resume Aug. 31 have been suspended indefinitely. Judges will monitor the situation on a month-by-month basis to see when trials can resume. 

Bill steadies airport funding source amid pandemic

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and other lawmakers are backing a bill to stabilize a federal airport grant program amid an uneven recovery of air travel from COVID-19.

Only one certainty this fall: High school football season will be 'weird'

Players encounter issues regarding recruiting, scheduling and how to navigate the pandemic.

After disappointing draw, building continues for 901 FC

Keanu Marsh-Brown and Rafael Mentzingen are the keys to an improving attack.

Early voting countywide tops 62,000 with two days left

Meanwhile, the hard-fought statewide Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate is being seen by partisans on both sides of the close race as about the conservative movement in the state.

Regional One, Semmes Murphey zap cells in brain that cause tremors

The incision-less procedure is done outpatient at Regional One’s east campus by Semmes Murphey neurosurgeon, Dr. Aaron Bond.

Legislature passes bill to protect businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tennessee lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday, Aug. 12, setting a "higher bar" for people to sue businesses, schools and healthcare facilities accused of making them sick through negligence.

Rep. Miller erupts at House Leader for 'spit' on law enforcement comment
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Paper & Clay plans move to South Main, seeks renovation grant

The maker and retailer of modern-design ceramic products is growing and needs more space. Paper & Clay will move into a building vacated by the closing of Bumpus Harley-Davidson on South Main.

CEO says FedEx will stay on cutting edge
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Subscribers only T.J. Carter has his eyes set on a AAC championship — and Jim Thorpe award

The cornerback is aiming high even as he works with his third defensive coordinator at Memphis.

Grizzlies: If the bubble was a two-week crash course, Thursday is the final exam
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Subscribers only Restaurants 2021: What's ahead for Bari

Not all restaurants are going to make it through the pandemic; today we start to look at what independent restaurateurs in Memphis think about the weeks and months ahead.

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Mark Hansen will not seek reelection for Collierville Schools board

Mark Hansen will not seek reelection to the Collierville Schools board this year. After more than six years of service, he has decided to end his time.

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Only one local candidate beat an incumbent last week. Here's why.

Many factors led to Harris victory over McCormick

What Sheleah Harris did last week isn’t unheard of, but it’s also not the everyday occurrence.

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Arts & Culture
Soul festival celebrates Memphis music – in Italy

Memphis is the central focus of the Porretta Soul Festival held in Porretta Terme, Italy, an hour outside Bologna.

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Opinion: You don't have to join a protest to be an ally in a cause

Many organizations are working on worthwhile causes. Many of these organizations are nonprofits, often with limited funding and staff, who are looking for volunteers to serve as advocates.

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Video How Memphis musicians are dealing with the coronavirus shutdown

Elizabeth Cawein of Music Export Memphis joins Eric Barnes on The Extra Podcast

This week on The Extra Podcast, Elizabeth Cawein, executive director of Music Export Memphis, joins Eric Barnes to talk about how local musicians are dealing with the coronavirus shutdown.

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