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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office announced Friday morning.

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Memphis, TN – Theatre Memphis will light up its newly renovated facility with a red glow - as a Red Alert - on September 1, 2020 in collaboration with a North American awareness campaign #SaveOurStages. Theatre Memphis social media will also go red to promote the cause. The display of color …

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On Tuesday, March 10, we played the Orlando Magic. The Memphis Grizzlies were having a fantastic winning streak, and I was excited to watch a game as a fan. We lost. The very next night, the NBA announced it was suspending the remainder of the season due to the coronavirus. The pandemic of 2…

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NORFOLK, Va.- A 2007 Carver High School graduate and Memphis, Tennessee, native returned home Aug. 9th, marking the end of a seven-month deployment aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Since departing its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia in January 2020 for the ship’s Composite Training Un…

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Life in the Mid-South has not returned to normal, but it is getting much better. Many of the places we distribute our publications to have reopened. Since the pandemic started we have added some new locations and are now back to normal.

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After an abbreviated season in 2019 to accommodate renovations and expansion to add larger public spaces, upgraded concession areas, accessible lobby adjustments and more restrooms facilities, Theatre Memphis will re-open Sept. 25. With “Hello, Dolly” as the opener, the theater will begin ce…

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Short story of how the publisher met Almetria Turner, the new Lifestyle & Wellness columnist. 

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Summer of Safety campaign from the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance shares advice for reducing risk in homes, emergency situations and financial matters. 

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Hopefully, this pandemic is coming to an end soon. Some medical professionals say it will end soon and others tell us it will be around for a long time.

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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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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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COLUMBIA, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow marks the 10th Annual Garrett's Hero Run - a local event hosted by the Sapp family benefiting Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). To date, this event has raised over $150,000 with nearly 1,500 runners joining the race to help end Duchenne over the last decade.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of minority-owned businesses in the United States is on the rise. As ethnic minority groups migrate to new destinations, how does an increased minority population impact minority business formation and growth? In a recent study of Latino-owned U.S. businesses, researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business and College of Law found that a higher Latino population rate encourages Latino business formation but that these businesses are slow to grow.

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Gospel music echoed outside Bethany Baptist Church on Saturday as several people gathered for prayer intended to heal themselves, Loudon County and the nation.

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The Rev. Nick Rains was unsure what came next when he surrendered his life to God, but he definitely didn’t imagine launching Canvas Church in Lenoir City.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark- Arkansans spent $154 million on 24,067 pounds of medical marijuana since the first dispensary opened in May 2019. This is according to Scott Hardin, who is a spokesperson with the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission.

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All businesses, organizations, or venues open to usage by members of the public in Sullivan County, Tennessee shall require the use of face coverings or masks by their employees and members of the public while inside their premises in areas accessible by the public.

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Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain has extended his executive order requiring masks to be worn in public through the end of October. 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Pest Protection customer in Tennessee submitted a photo of a Megalopyge Opercularis, a.k.a. the "Trumpillar" - a hairy caterpillar that resembles President of the United States, Donald J. Trump's hair, but on an insect... which is really just a flannel moth in its larva form. Ironically, this finding happened on the same day as the first 2020 Presidential Debate.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EnableComp LLC, an industry leader in complex claims revenue solutions, announced today the official expansion of their newest expert service, Denials Prevention and Resolution.

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CLEVELAND, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With a tremendous emphasis on the safety of its employees and community, Manufacturers Chemicals, LLC is pleased to announce it has reached two million man hours without a lost-time incident as classified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) announced today it has been selected as the exclusive tire supplier for the MC20, Maserati's new flagship supercar. The collaboration between Bridgestone and Maserati focused on enhancing the exceptional performance capabilities of the new MC20 supercar through the development of premium, custom-engineered Bridgestone Potenza tires.

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DANIA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Q Link Wireless is America's trusted source of FREE premium wireless service through the federal Lifeline program. With its newly expanded 5G network, the company is now offering Mississippi residents the opportunity to receive 3 Gigs of high-speed data, UNLIMITED talk and text, and FREE SIM Card shipping. If Magnolia State residents already participate in government programs such as SNAP and Medicaid, they are eligible to have zero cell phone bills for life.

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GRAY, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- When parents heard for the first time that their children's schools would be shuttered and that schoolwork must be completed remotely, they became homeschoolers overnight. Or did they? Is homeschooling simply doing your schoolwork at home? Many families who have been homeschooling for years gently would say, "No," and come alongside families affected by the current pandemic to demonstrate that homeschooling can be a way of life, not just a chore to get through each day. Countless parents have taken to social media to express their frustration and concerns with teaching their kids at home due to the virus. While trying to balance work with making sure their children are paying attention to Zoom classes and completing their assignments diligently, parent patience is running thin. Some of these families are sticking with the public school option for various reasons, but homeschooling companies such as The Old Schoolhouse® are providing resources for families interested in exploring the flexibility that homeschooling has to offer so they do not become overwhelmed by trying to adhere to a strict schedule mandated by others.

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KINGSPORT, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastman, the producer of sustainably sourced Naia(TM) cellulosic fiber, introduces its new Naia(TM) Renew portfolio, sourced from 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics*. Naia(TM) Renew cellulosic fiber is traceable with certified biodegradability that captures the value of hard-to-recycle materials that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It can be produced at scale to deliver sustainability without compromise to the fashion world.

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Brian Stelter, Molly Jong-Fast, and Mark Lukasiewicz discuss Fox journalist Chris Wallace's role as moderator of the first presidential debate. Lukasiewicz warns, "Lying works on live television. Live fact-checking is almost impossible and generally not terribly effective."

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Titans announced today that BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and GVC Holdings (LSE: GVC), is the team's first Official Sports Betting Partner. The announcement marks a historic moment in Tennessee as it represents the state's first official partnership between a professional sports team and sports betting platform.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hankook Tire, the Official Tire of Major League Baseball, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2020 American League and National League Wild Card Series. For the first time in MLB history, the Wild Card round has expanded to a 16-team, best-of-three series format, which is modified from the traditional four-team, single-game playoff structure which began in 2012.

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FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest® (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, is pleased to announce that it has again been recognized among the Top 100 Truckers by Inbound Logistics.

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BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue-Emu, the #1 emu oil brand in America, announced a partnership with Realtree designating the company as an Official Partner. This partnership is anchored with Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief touting the title of Official Pain Relief Cream of Realtree. As part of the agreement, Blue-Emu will offer custom Realtree camo packaging available at participating retailers across the nation as well as online.