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Jan. 14—ST. LOUIS — As a certified nurse assistant at the Estates of Spanish Lake nursing home, Shunda Whitfield is among the only Missouri residents being offered the vaccine for COVID-19. National guidelines call for first vaccinating "patient-facing" health care personnel as well as nursing home residents and staff before moving on to other high-risk populations and essential workers. ...

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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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The Downtown Memphis Commission welcomes visitors to downtown this season with this Christmas tree at the corner of Main Street and Peabody Place. The real Santa will safely greet children here from inside a snowglobe adorned with St Jude Children's Research Hospital patient artwork. Photos …

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During these times of isolation, it is especially hard for seniors living in independent living and other care facilities who are used to having family, friends and clergy check in to provide socialization, comfort and companionship.

Pet therapy and visitation are ways to help increase self-esteem and mental and physical activity while not having the responsibilities that come with pet ownership.

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Phillip Zell “PZ” Horton III, a volunteer at the Tennessee Genealogical Society, gives his personal time to help others research their family histories.

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With the initial shipments of a new vaccine against COVID-19 potentially weeks away, Virginia is testing its plan for distributing the initially limited supply of the vaccine to the people who need it most — front-line medical workers and the employees and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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Some of the best gifts and ideas come out of love and concern for others, and so it was this time.

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Recently, at the North American Mature Publishers Association convention, The Best Times received six awards for journalism excellence.

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In late October, the calendar on The Best Times’ website received an update we are excited to share.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX) ("Cryoport" or the "Company"), a global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry, today announced that it intends to offer $200 million of shares of common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering. Cryoport also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares of common stock offered in the public offering at the public offering price. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Cryoport.

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GERMANTOWN, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. or MAA (NYSE: MAA) today announced the taxable composition of the 2020 distributions paid to shareholders. The company does not expect any portion of the 2020 distributions paid to shareholders to represent a return of capital. The company did not incur any foreign taxes. The composition presented is applicable to all dividend distributions during 2020. The classifications for 2020 are as follows:

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Anyone who has moved to a new place knows that the transition takes some time and effort. Valeri Kim Cousins Shaffer moved to Newport from Michigan twelve years ago, but still remembers the many shed tears and intense feelings of loneliness that accompanied her relocation. Shaffer’s story is one of hope and perseverance in a difficult season of life.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global leading tire company Hankook Tire is equipping the new Audi RS Q8 with its tires as original equipment. The German car manufacturer's Q-series is characterized by progressive design and pioneering technology. The Audi Sport vehicle demonstrates the sporting potential of this series with power rating of 591 horsepower / 590ft-lbs torque, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The performance of the Audi RS Q8 with its quattro all-wheel drive and RS-specific elements is immediately evident. This athleticism is enhanced by Hankook's original equipment tires the Ventus S1 evo 3 SUV in 295/40 ZR22 112Y XL AO. To ensure safe driving in the cold season, Audi customers can order the winter tires, i*cept evo 2 in the size 275/40 R22 107V XL AO (suitable for snow chains) or optionally the 295/35 R23 108W XL AO.

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QHR Health, the largest shared services company for independent hospitals and health systems nationwide, reported a 130 percent increase in new clients in 2020 over the previous year. Additionally, the company acquired revenue cycle company, Resolution (now, ResolutionRCM), and brought to market six new or expanded solutions, including:

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Because of COVID-19 millions of students are remote, creating gaps that effect learning outcomes. These gaps often include a lack of Internet access at home and limited opportunities for STEM and Computer Science education. A new Chromebook app has been released that helps bridge these gaps for many students.

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GRAY, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study (NCBI), close to 90 percent of the world's student population has had their learning experience disrupted by new policies put into place as a result of the recent pandemic. Many parents fear that virtual learning will become a permanent fixture due to the instability of in-person instruction, and they don't feel prepared. One of the greatest concerns among these parents is the fear that their children will not cooperate when the parents try to enforce a schoolwork schedule ordered by the district--and it is not necessarily their fault. In an era where the youth often determine the culture, more so than at any time in the world's history, many parents struggle to find the needed respect to lead, guide, and instruct their children.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia Nash Designs, a designer brand of leather handbags, jewelry, and accessories, announced today the appointment of Evolution USA as the licensing and brand management agency for relevant category extensions. Evolution is tapped with developing and managing a full-scale licensing program including identifying retail and licensee partnerships with initial focus on the North American market.

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TETRA Technologies, Inc. ("TETRA" or the "Company") (NYSE: TTI) today announced that Tim Moeller, Senior Vice-President Chemicals and Supply Chain, has been assigned to lead the Company's initiatives involving its industrial products and key mineral resources in the Company's Arkansas brine leases to support carbon capture and advances in energy storage and battery production.

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The University of Tennessee officially announced the firing of head football Jeremy Pruitt on Monday afternoon amid an internal investigation into the football program that could potentially lead to Level 1 and 2 NCAA violations.

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LITTLE ROCK — In his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson asked legislators to consider cutting the sales tax on used cars almost in half.

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As the General Assembly began the new 2021 legislative session on Tuesday, State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) encourages local citizens to contact him regarding issues of importance to them.

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JONESBORO — A teen faces significant jail time after police say he threatened a woman with a gun and shot at her.