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Sunday, November 22, 2020


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Two Mississippi teens become BSA Chickasaw Council’s first female Eagle Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls in 2019 and this achievement is historic.

Jermaine Johnson coming home to Memphis as Tigers' assistant coach

Former Melrose High coach and close friend of Penny Hardaway joins the Tigers on a one-year contract.

Former longtime Daily News publisher John Paul Jones dies at age 100

Known to friends as “Jack,” Jones served as publisher of The Daily News for 34 years, the same publication his family has owned and operated for 134 years. He was also known for starting a basketball camp and for his philanthropic efforts.

Five standouts from the Tigers' blowout win over Stephen F. Austin

JoJo Dorceus and Rodney Owens were among the stars on defense. 

Falling under the spell of autumn

Soak up the beauty of a crisp autumn day through photos of Mid-South scenes including Overton Park in Midtown, Links at Galloway and Shelby Farms Park in East Memphis, and Martin Luther King Jr. Riverside Park in South Memphis.

Coronavirus: 509 new cases in Shelby County, but no new deaths

On Monday, new directives from the Shelby County Health Department go into effect and put new restrictions on businesses.

Grizzlies sign Jontay Porter to three-year contract

The move means the Grizzlies will need to waive or trade a player to make room on the roster. Memphis signed De’Anthony Melton and John Konchar to four-year deals on Saturday.

Annual Thanksgiving dinner for homeless goes mobile

MemFeast, the annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and those in need, had to change the way it distributes meals because of the pandemic. Six churches will serve meals from food trucks in their parking lots.

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Luciann's future may allude to, not X out, building's colorful past

The new owner is filling the place with antiques to open a shop. And instead of running from the building’s X-rated past, he may “lean into it.” But don’t worry, the idea involves whimsical branding, not adult entertainment.

Memphis-Navy kickoff time set

The Tigers’ final three games of the season were reshuffled to get the Midshipmen back on the schedule. The Tigers (5-2, 3-2 AAC) and Midshipmen (3-4, 3-2) were originally scheduled to play Nov. 14, but the game was postponed because of COVID-19 cases at Navy.

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Calkins: A day — and a lesson — worth celebrating at the Liberty Bowl

It wasn’t the biggest win of the season for Memphis football. But it was a joyous day just the same.

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A house divided: Political split often falls along city/rural lines

Political and cultural division in Memphis, the state of Tennessee and the country, is real. But as polarized as Americans might be, it has been worse and it can get better.

Mutual Respect: Commissioners Sawyer and Wright rise above political quarrels
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COVID takes bite out of Downtown tourism fund

Four months of the COVID-19 pandemic carved $4.2 million out of annual income from the Downtown Memphis Tourism Development Zone. 

Unemployment recipients may be surprised come April 15
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Five standouts from Tigers' win at Navy

The Memphis defense was a primary reason why the Tigers won for the first time at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

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Saturday preps report: Early results are promising for MUS and Briarcrest
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Boba Society, Starbucks among first tenants set to open at The Lake District

Early tenants, such as Starbucks, begin looking at opening in The Lake District as the mixed-unit project near Canada Road and Interstate 40 continues to develop.

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Districts still address students' special needs amid pandemic

Teachers in exceptional education – formerly known as special education — want to make sure the individualized needs of students are met as the pandemic forces them to continue to pivot.

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Memphis pastor recommitted to Frayser following shooting incident

While he suffered no serious injuries, Ricky Floyd made a significant decision following the shooting. He resigned as interim chairman of the local Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB).

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Saxophonist's 90 years told through the stories he shared

Ninety-year-old saxophonist Herman Green, who was featured in this article by Jared Boyd last May, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 at his home. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge. 

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Opinion: Help for the holidays

So many of us are feeling raw and on edge, more so than usual. Now, more than ever, talking to a professional counselor might be life-changing.

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Voter alliance uses familiar political tools for nonpartisan outreach

The Shelby County Voter Alliance is working after its debut effort in the presidential general election cycle to hold the interest of voters through 2021.

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