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For those who have been isolated from their grandchildren during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and feel the summer months are an opportune time to join the kids again for fun and adventure, Memphis attractions are reopening.

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The nine-county Memphis metro area lost more than 34,000 residents to people moving elsewhere between 2010 and 2019, according to recently released U. S. Census Bureau estimates.

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Happy Friday to YOU!! Watch the video below for a Brookdale Senior Living weekly wrap and apartment tour at Brookdale Germantown. Tune in next Friday for an apartment tour of Brookdale Dogwood Creek. Don’t forget to get me your trivia answers by 5pm today for your chance at a mailed prize. T…

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Our city stands proud and tall for the many businesses, nonprofit groups and civic initiatives that make it the vibrant community we love to call home.

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A coalition of six Democratic governors in the Northeast announced a plan Monday to form a council to plan a regional approach to reopening the economy. The six are Delaware Gov. John Carney (top row, from left), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, New Jersey Gov. Phil M…

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On April 2, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) ordered schools statewide to close through April 30. This made it the 50th and final state to issue a statewide school closure. Previously, Reynolds' office had recommended schools close from March 15 to April 13 but left the decision to close up to individual school districts.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 04, 2020) Seaman Jacob Pittman, from Memphis, Tenn., poses for an environmental portrait during a sea and anchor evolution aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), April 04, 2020. Iwo Jima is on a scheduled underway conducting training in the …

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Scammers love to impersonate government officials. They routinely claim to be from the IRS, Medicare, and the Social Security Administration and others. Sometimes the names they use are names of real government agencies. But sometimes they’re just made up. Regardless of the name, the scammer…

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The City Council did the right thing when it decided to allow voters to determine if police and fire personnel can live outside Shelby County as long as the location is not more than 50 miles from Memphis.

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Most households locally and across the nation will receive “invitations,” as the Census Bureau puts it, between March 12 and March 20 to fill out the once-a-decade census questionnaire through the Internet or by telephone.

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MLGW has begun a Shelby County-wide reorganization of customer meter reading routes and billing cycles. The purpose of the project is to allow MLGW to more effectively serve customers as meter reading routes are consolidated and streamlined.

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is continuing its primary care enhancement efforts by forming a joint venture with Sanitas, a Keralty company, to open eight primary care medical centers, four of them in the Memphis area.

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In 1958 Memphis University School Instructor in English Bill Hatchett crossed the Atlantic with a group of students, in what would be the first of many MUS study excursions to Europe. Memphis architect Metcalf Crump, MUS Class of 1960, had the good fortune of joining that inaugural eight-wee…

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The 2020 Lenten Preaching Series at Calvary Episcopal Church downtown begins Feb. 27, the day after Ash Wednesday and continues through April 3, the Friday before Palm Sunday.

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Hello, Memphis! It’s a new year and a new decade, and the future looks brighter than ever for our beloved Bluff City. As I look back at the most unforgettable moments of 2019, I’m also thinking about what we can look forward to in 2020. Let’s dig in.

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“Let the Chips Fall Where They May” is an old saying that we sometimes use when we want to give up any power we may have over something. The philosophy is whatever is going to happen is going to happen. When we totally relinquish any control, we’ve lost any power we otherwise could have to m…

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CDR Luke R. Johnson will become the new commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 at a change of command ceremony Friday, December 6 at Naval Air Station Oceana. Johnson will relieve CDR Eric C. Thompson whose next assignment is to the Navy’s Nuclear Power School.

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MIFA will receive a $5 million grant from the Jeff Bezos Day 1 Families Fund, Sally Jones Heinz president & CEO has announced.

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Will the six new people who join the 13-member Memphis City Council on Jan. 1 be like all the other new council members in recent decades and fall under the false belief that it is commonplace for public bodies to reconsider items up to the point that the minutes of a meeting are approved?

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What a great time to be the printing business here in the Mid-South! Since Kroger no longer allows free publications to be placed in their stores, we have been redoing our distribution network.

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The nine-county Memphis area ranks sixth among the country’s large metro areas in loss of residents to movement elsewhere in the country, according to an analysis of census estimates by a financial news and opinion firm.

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When the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center sought someone to lead a new initiative to further extend the work of the College of Medicine into the community, one name rose to the top -- Altha Stewart, M.D.

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James E. “Jim” Moffatt, a decorated combat veteran, long-time Memphis newspaper advertising representative and former Shelby County constable, died Nov. 16. He was 79.

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The Tennessee House of Representatives this week also approved legislation that establishes a process for a continuously disruptive student to be removed from their classroom, according to State Representative Rush Bricken. 

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas is looking to double the size of is contact tracing team, a group that identifies people who may have come into contact with those infected with the coronavirus.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Soundbites have become the norm in American politics. They allow politicians to be vague, so they can never be held accountable. Phrases like "Tough on China," "Cut the federal deficit," and "Support the troops" are way too common in our political landscape. These "positions" are so broad that politicians don't have to take any responsibility when their false promises fail. All this, while hard-working Americans continue to struggle with the nation's complex issues. They don't have the time to hold politicians accountable in D.C.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CJ Custom Clothiers (http://www.cjcustomclothiers.com/) recently announced it had been honored in the prestigious "Best of Memphis(TM)" Award series (BOM) created by the Memphis Flyer - an influential newsletter and online zine that carries news from the most successful business, arts and cultural centers representing the Memphis area. CJ Custom Clothiers is an African-American owned and operated bespoke men's clothing designer that has designed and outfitted some of the most noteworthy athletes and coaches in professional NBA/NFL sports, in addition to comedy stars and power executives from the business world.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Perception Health, a leading provider of data analytics and predictive intelligence for the healthcare market, announced today the addition of several executives to the management team.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said the state is considering a regional approach in the next phase of its plan to reopen its economy.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced the launch of its all new Firestone Destination LE3 tire, the latest addition to the company's best-selling line of tires for SUV, CUV and light truck applications. Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Firestone Destination LE3 delivers on-highway dependability and off-road durability.

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Republican Sen. Tom Cotton wrote an op-ed for The New York Times that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark weighs in saying, "What Tom Cotton is proposing is way out of line with the situation."

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Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson said authorities have spoken with organizers of two protests scheduled in Harrison later this week and are prepared to protect their rights to peacefully assemble.

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On the heels of the recent murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis and citizens protesting the action, The Lakeway Church Coalition is having an evening of worship and prayer at 7 p.m. tonight at the Hamblen County Courthouse.

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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the inequality in the American economy. Black workers make up 17% of essential workers, and make less on average than white workers. CNN's Christine Romans breaks down the numbers that "quantify systemic racism in America."

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SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill., June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Guard Safety Corp, a leading manufacturer of Industrial Curtain & Specialty Barrier Products announced the release of Lead Wool Blanket Manufacturing with QQ-C-40 Wool. The business clients in Nuclear Power have expanded machinery with heavy duty presses and CNC quilting machine to accommodate the exact manufacturing for the Radiation Shielding Blankets and Curtains.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lirio, a behavior change AI company helping health systems and large employers move patients and employees towards better health outcomes, has added Justin Beaver, PhD, Suzanne Blazek, PhD, Raju Vatsuvai, PhD, and Clayton Webster, PhD to its Behavioral Reinforcement and Learning Lab (BReLL).

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For many local churches Sunday, remembering Pentecost celebrates the birth of the Christian church.

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New Providence Baptist Church in Loudon is working to create 1,000 face masks for various causes by Sunday.

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Loudon City Council tabled May 26 a rezoning ordinance for property near Highway 72.