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Saturday, August 1, 2020

 
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Today's weather in Memphis:

88° / 72° Partly sunny w/ t-storms
 
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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

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

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After disappointing draw, building continues for 901 FC
 

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

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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.

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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.

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Metro
 
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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Business
 
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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Sports
 
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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Food
 
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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Suburbs
 
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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Neighborhoods
 
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
 
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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Podcasts
 
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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