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It has been said that this country needs to vaccinate 70% to 85% of the population to reach herd immunity from COVID-19.

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The Professional Network on Aging is working diligently on our first PNA GOLF TOURNAMENT.

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Two old sayings come to mind when we observe what is happening to our culture around the entire United States. They are “don’t treat the symptoms, treat the disease” and “you reap what you sow.”

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It will still be a few days before officials release the 2020 Census numbers for metro areas, cities, counties, census tracts and smaller geographic areas.

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During WWII, the Dyersburg Army Air Base (DAAB) in Halls, TN., was crucial in training standard heavy bombers’ flight crews for WWII B-17 Flying Fortresses.

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We have always heard that elections have consequences! Metro Memphis and the United States as a whole both made the decision that a change in leadership in our country needed to be made.

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Porter-Leath is seeking foster parents who can provide safe and loving homes for children from unstable environments. Children qualify for foster care when they have been removed from their home because of neglect, abuse, homelessness or other challenges.

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The Gold Strike Casino Resort has recently launched its new gaming floor, the Buffalo Zone. The official launch came three days after the Gold Strike reopened its doors at limited capacity on May 25, 2021. With over 1,258 rooms, this marks another addition to the MGM Resorts International property’s wide array of gaming choices.

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We have noticed the declining number of COVID-19 cases over the last few weeks. This is true both locally and nationally. As of the last of May nationally, we had the lowest number of new cases since March a year ago.

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Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has ended all federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs in the state as of July 3.

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The Pink Palace Family of Museums has changed its name after nearly 45 years to MoSH, Memphis Museum of Science & History.

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The average time an employee spends at the same job is a little over four years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For military service members, it is between seven and eight years. Only one in five active duty service members make it to full retirement of 20 years or

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The next several weeks will provide Memphis and Shelby County property owners with a much better picture of how the 2021 Reappraisal program will affect their individual values.

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CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Feb. 26, 2021) Camp Lemonnier Commanding Officer U.S. Navy Capt. Kyle Schuman, right, speaks with Chief Personnel Specialist Homero Segura, from Millington, Tenn., of after pinning him with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal during an awards ceremony on base…

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Tom Lee Park is undergoing $60 million in renovations and is at the center of other improvements in a five-mile stretch of the waterfront called the “front yard of Memphis.”

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At the end of January, U.S. Census bureau personnel were continuing to “tabulate and verify” the 2020 Census results but no date had been announced for release of the results.

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The BBB of the Mid-South is issuing a scam warning about fraudulent calls claiming to be from or on behalf of a doctor’s office. Nine reports have been filed with the BBB’s Scam Tracker service in a recent two week period.

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In recent decades after each 10-year federal Census, the population count numbers were released the last week of December.

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Several months ago, I wrote about what a significant impact medicine has on the economy of Memphis and the Mid-South.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tammi Singleton, a native of Memphis and 2008 graduate of the University of Memphis, was selected as the Commander, Navy Installations Command senior non-supervisor civilian of the quarter for the 3rd quarter of 2020.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a Modified Stay-at-Home Order after a rapid increase in North Carolina’s key COVID-19 trends.

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Whether you're dealing with anxiety, fighting an illness, or want to feel your best, a good night's sleep is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you sleep better.

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The mother of a former Huntland School student who was the victim of an on-campus bathroom incident where a nude video was recorded and later displayed on the internet is considering legal action against the offending boy’s parents.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday while soaring through space, the four astronauts on the Inspiration4 mission hosted a video call of a lifetime for several "stars" back on Earth – that is, children being treated for cancer and other catastrophic diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Healthcare has named IVX Health as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021, an annual program that identifies and honors 150 outstanding companies and organizations in the healthcare industry nationwide. Modern Healthcare ranked IVX Health No. 48 overall in one of its two category designations. The award marks the third consecutive year IVX Health has been recognized in the prestigious Best Places to Work list.

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LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) broke ground on a new solar array. The renewable energy will create savings and help the Library System accomplish its goals of operating sustainably and promoting green practices throughout the state. As listed in their sustainability statement, CALS aims to incorporate energy-efficient practices, raise public awareness, and evaluate and report their environmental impact.

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JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman University will host the East Tennessee Evangelism Rally on Sept. 19. The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and the Jefferson County Baptist Association.

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Instagram says it's looking at new ways to discourage users from focusing on their physical appearance after a report published by The Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook researchers found that the photo-sharing platform is toxic for teen girls. CNN's Brianna Keilar spoke to one of th…

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GATLINBURG, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarlands Distilling Co. today announced the launch of One-Two Punch, a new, limited-edition ready-to-drink (RTD) canned moonshine cocktail. One-Two Punch will be made available for purchase for the first time this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway during the NASCAR Playoff tripleheader weekend.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global leading tire company Hankook Tire will equip the latest version of the Porsche Panamera with the Hankook Ventus S1 evo Z, its new Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tread. Bespoke Ventus S1 evo Z tires are used in sizes 265/45 ZR19 105Y XL ND0 for the front axle and 295/40 ZR19 108Y XL ND0 for the rear axle, or 275/40 ZR20 (106Y) XL ND0 at the front and 315/35 ZR20 (110Y) XL ND0 at the rear, depending on the model or the customer's request.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As healthcare delivery changes, so too does each provider's real estate needs. In today's evolving healthcare market, a real estate transaction often goes far beyond the bricks and mortar. A failed real estate transaction can be a costly missed opportunity while a successfully executed transaction can be a powerful enabler for health system strategy.

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NASHVILLE, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavor Business Media is excited to announce the launch of EnergyTech, a new brand dedicated to advancing the energy transition by empowering large-scale energy users with business insights that will help them meet carbon neutrality targets as well as address electricity resiliency needs. With a goal of narrowing the gap between large energy users and the technologies that will enable a carbon-free future, EnergyTech will serve an audience of energy professionals from a broad range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, education, transportation, big data and government through a new website and newsletters.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, communities can embrace the globe-spanning mission that makes St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® extraordinary through the stories of St. Jude supporters and patients like Ramón, Victoria, Sebastian and Mayela. Now available on St. Jude Inspire, their stories illustrate hope and resilience while also honoring their Hispanic heritage.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GEODIS, a global leading transport and logistics provider, and Advanced Handling Systems (AHS, LLC), a full-service provider of integrated fulfillment and distribution solutions, today announced a new partnership to implement the Exotec Skypod System into GEODIS' eLogistics site in Nashville, Tenn. The cutting-edge robotic system will allow GEODIS to optimize the e-Commerce fulfillment process on behalf of its emerging direct-to-consumer customers.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This September, in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, world-renowned artist Romero Britto will lend his talents to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and its fundraising efforts behind Inspiration4, the world's first all-civilian mission to orbit.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Bowen, President of EMJ Corporation, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer in addition to his current role. Burt Odom, EMJ's current CEO, will shift to the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) today announced a 10% minority investment in mobile vehicle services and technology company, Wrench. The new partnership will accelerate both companies' ability to meet the needs of car owners with best-in-class technology in the rapidly growing mobile vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance market.

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Consumer prices rose 5.3% over the past twelve months. Though prices have come down since July, some things like cars are still more expensive than a year ago. CNN's Matt Egan reports.

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LEIPER'S FORK, Tenn. , Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville's Big Back Yard offers fall travelers some of the season's best outdoor festivals and adventures, including Centerville, Tennessee's National Banana Pudding Festival. Admission is free and "The Puddin' Path," lets guests sample 10 scrumptious banana pudding recipes for just $5. Oct. 2-3 in Centerville, Tenn. https://www.bananapuddingfest.org

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Movista, Inc. Tree of Life Canada Inc., one of the largest distributors of specialty, fresh, seafood, and natural foods, announced a new initiative to better serve its employees while increasing their clients' revenue today. The well-respected Canadian food distributor announced a partnership with Movista, the leading retail execution and workforce management solution provider. With operations spanning the entire country, Tree of Life employs one of the largest specialty food sales forces in Canada, servicing nationally recognized brands and providing unmatched service and expertise.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Selena "Mason" Converse and Erin Mason are sisters-in-law, wives, mothers and combat veterans, and they are two-thirds of Mitsubishi Motors' 2021 Rebelle Rally entry. They'll be joined in their 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander on the nine-day, 2000-km, all-women off-road navigational rally by Sammy, Mason's two-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd, the first service dog ever to compete in the Rebelle.

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Loudon City Council unanimously Monday appointed retired teacher, coach and veteran Admiral “Bumper” Webster to fill a vacant seat through the November 2022 election.