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Sunday, January 24, 2021

 
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Today's weather in Memphis:

63° / 38° Sunny
 
Memphis cruises to victory over ECU
 

COVID-19 cases left ECU without head coach Joe Dooley and with just eight scholarship players available, but Memphis was so dominant it was difficult to imagine things going differently even if ECU had been at full strength. 

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Memphis basketball: Penny Hardaway sees 'the light at the end of the tunnel'
 

The past two games indicate some of the bigger problems might be resolved. Now it’s time to get to the details.

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Box score: Memphis 80, East Carolina 53
 

Jan. 24, 2021: University of Memphis Tigers 80, East Carolina University Pirates 53

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Herrington: As Grizzlies await return, team’s paths might be shifting
 

Plus: We’re accepting submissions to the mailbag, but with a twist.

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Grizzlies game Wednesday versus Bulls postponed
 

The Grizzlies have now had six games postponed this season. 

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Former LeMoyne-Owen basketball coach Jerry C. Johnson dies
 

'We lost a legend today,' Penny Hardaway says

Johnson, who was 102, was the first Black coach to win a Division III national basketball title. 

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Coronavirus cases in Shelby County exceed 80,000
 

The health department reported five additional deaths among people who tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 1,187 people in Shelby County have died who had the virus. The number of Tennesseans who tested positive and died is 8,859.

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Plans for old Melrose School excite neighbors
 

Historic building 'a linchpin' for Orange Mound community

Melrose School has been an anchor in Orange Mound for 83 years and will soon have a second life.

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Metro
 
How Tennessee's two senators voted on COVID relief and why
 

Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty pushed the narrative that Republican-led states were getting less money in the relief bill at the expense of Democratic led states. 

 
City's COVID-19 vaccine process constantly evolving
 
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Business
 
Memphis Heritage executive director resigns
 

Holly Jansen Fulkerson started work as executive director of Memphis Heritage in January 2020, and resigned on Thursday, Feb. 4.

 
Minglewood owner plans to resume concerts after restrictions lift
 
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Sports
 
ECS' Kameron Jones captures school's first Mr. Basketball award
 

Marquette signee led the city in scoring in 2020-21 and carried his team to a second straight state tournament berth.

 
Box score: Hutchison 41, Knoxville Catholic 34
 
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Food
 
Table Talk: A touching story, our oldest BBQ restaurant is in peril, and cake and cookies
 

The week of sales: Earnestine & Hazel’s will open soon, Tops has sold real estate but no food changes there, and Leonard’s needs a buyer or else. Read about Dave & Amanda Krog’s path to opening their new restaurants, and there’s cake and cookie news, too.

 
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Suburbs
 
Collierville, Germantown school employees seize vaccine opportunity
 

Germantown Baptist Church’s vaccination site was dedicated to teacher inoculations Friday. Collierville Schools and Germantown Municipal School District collaborated to offer the vaccine to their employees.

 
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Neighborhoods
 
Will plants thrive after freeze? It’s a waiting game
 

The February freeze has left Mid-South gardeners worried that their plants might not survive.

 
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Arts & Culture
 
Memphis writer emerges as a major player in the sci-fi world
 

Sheree Renée Thomas was named editor of the venerable Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and she’s one of the authors included in “Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda,” which comes out March 9.

 
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Opinion
 
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Opinion: Vaccine blunders make Harris vulnerable in 2022 reelection bid
 

The vaccine distribution debacle on Mayor Lee Harris’ watch will figure prominently in the GOP campaign to retake his office, the party’s Shelby County executive director says. 

 
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Podcasts
 
Carlisle: MLGW negotiating position with TVA could have been stronger
 

On The Daily Memphian Politics Podcast, City Council member Chase Carlisle talks about bargaining with TVA for a new contract with MLGW without a specific plan for an alternative, his call for the resignation of the Shelby County Health Department’s embattled leader and the 2022 race for Shelby County mayor.

 
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