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Sunday, October 18, 2020


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Raleigh's newest community anchor springing into place

The Raleigh Springs Civic Center “unofficially” opened this spring when construction signs were removed following completion of the $45 million development’s initial phase. That included the 11-acre walking trail and lake, and a new skate park. 

White House mask mandate doesn't alter Lee's mindset

Governor plans to keep letting counties set rules despite Trump's order

The White House quietly told Tennessee last week that “a statewide mask mandate must be implemented” to curb its growing spread of COVID-19.

Shelby County reports 212 new cases following nearly 4,500 tests

Tennessee Department of Health reports 2,605 new cases, bringing the total number of cases since early March to 228,744. Six new deaths push the statewide toll to 2,909.

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Calkins: Memphis delivers a historic win — and a lesson for all of us

The Tigers had every reason to quit against UCF on Saturday. Instead, they put together the biggest comeback in the history of the program. 

Efforts to bring grocery to Downtown/South City fail

A developer has given up — for now — on a two-year effort to recruit a grocery store to serve South City in an otherwise comprehensive, $227 million project to improve the quality of life in the economically distressed neighborhood.

Criminal Court Clerk discusses 'human error' in property room mix-up

Since a mixup in evidence at the Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk’s property and evidence room, a new verification procedure has been put in place to reduce the risk of such a situation occurring again. 

Pandemic increases headaches of all kinds, including throbbing ones

Tension of the moment, COVID-19 itself and all the ways people are trying to cope create an uptick in headaches.

Short-handed Memphis pulls off biggest comeback in school history vs. UCF

Tigers snap 13-game losing streak to AAC rivals

Brady White throws for 486 yards and six TDs and redshirt freshmen Javon Ivory, Tahj Washington make big impact.

Reducing county reserve fund has risks, commission is warned

The commission will vote Oct. 26 on setting new parameters for the spring budget season. And the county’s CFO says it could be dangerous to lower the percentage of reserves on hand. 

For out-of-town college students, act of voting is its own statement
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Unemployment nudges down in Memphis, Shelby

The Shelby County unemployment rate is back in single digits for the first time since COVID-19 hit in March, according to the state’s September jobs report.

First Horizon beats estimates for earnings, revenue
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Top performers in win over Temple: Defense leads the way

But let’s give some credit to the offensive line as well.

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Calkins: A year later, the Memphis Tigers get their revenge
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New Eats: Rock'n Dough Pizza Cordova

Rock’n Dough has opened in the former Fox Ridge Pizza in Cordova with the same favorites, from pizza to beer and more, that it has in Germantown, and it continues to expand.

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Pandemic puts a twist on suburban candidates' campaigns

Traditional campaigns are no longer the norm in 2020 as each candidate tries to find creative ways to get their message out to voters.

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Eukivi Products store brings all-natural hair, skin care to Whitehaven

When Takila Phillips needed natural products for her skin, she decided to make them. Now, Phillips is the creator of an-all natural skin and hair care line and the owner of a new retail store in Whitehaven.

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Arts & Culture
Memphis dancer headlines new Netflix series

Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is one of the subjects of a Netflix dance documentary series that debuts Friday, Oct. 23.

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Opinion: Trump fatigue is fueling Shelby's massive voter turnout

The massive turnout is being driven in large part by the laser-focused desire to get Trump and his enablers out of the White House. But turnout also is being fueled to a lesser degree by Trump supporters.

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Karen Carrier, the unexpected restaurateur, talks about how it all happened

Jennifer Biggs talks with Karen Carrier about how she’s gotten through COVID, her winter plans, and how she ended up in the restaurant business.

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