The Early Word: A COVID surge, a labor shortage and Penny at 50

Chris Herrington By , Daily Memphian
Updated: July 19, 2021 6:25 AM CT | Published: July 19, 2021 6:20 AM CT

With COVID surging again, Shelby County’s low vaccination rate is a growing concern. Meanwhile, some local employers are struggling to hire enough workers to meet demand, and Penny turned 50.

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Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.


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