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Cuddle Cot gives grieving parents precious extra days with their stillborn baby girl | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 18, 2018
Emily and Joel Long lost their baby girl at 38 weeks. She was stillborn, and they faced the impossible task of saying goodbye.        
Out of the Blue | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 18, 2018
There are lots of reasons you should be excited about this year’s Grizzlies. The Memphis Grizzlies will catch you, the NBA — and maybe even themselves — off guard in 2018-19. If the team can stay healthy, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley will enjoy a supporting ca...
'Misleading' Ballot Questions Draw Ire from Voters | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 18, 2018
In response to criticism that the three council-related referendum on the November ballot are misleading, Memphis City Council Chairman Berlin Boyd said Thursday the council drafted the language “so that it could be as clear as possible.” The issue arose Wednesday...
Former Memphians open franchise of Kitchen Tune-Up | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 18, 2018
After 15 years in marketing, 2001 UT graduates Ryan and Michelle Thompson hope to give back to Knoxville with their Kitchen Tune-Up franchise.       
Scenes From the New Restaurant Iris | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 18, 2018
After a total remodel of the space and menu, Chef Kelly English re-opens Restaurant Iris.       
Blank Canvas | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 18, 2018
Input sought on the future of Rust Hall and Brooks Museum. This is the week that early voting for the November 6th election begins, and a glitch of sorts has already occurred at the offices of the Election Commission administrator, where, at press time on Tuesday, so...
AGs Want Help to Block Robocalls | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 18, 2018
Are you getting those scam calls with the 901 area code? We are, too. Well, attorney generals from across the country are asking for new rules from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop them. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery joined a nonpartisan group o...
Council Chair: Herenton’s Conspiracy Claims ‘Fictitious’ | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 18, 2018
Memphis City Council chairman Berlin Boyd called former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s recent claims that a question on the November 6th ballot is intended to keep him from running for mayor next year “fictitious” during a Thursday morning press conference at cit...
A Look at Bill Lee’s Uber-Conservative Home Church | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 18, 2018
Franklin millionaire businessman Bill Lee won a surprise upset during the GOP gubernatorial primary basically because he came across as a nice guy. He didn’t run attack ads, and he travelled across the state in an RV twice, setting up highly scripted town halls in all 95 counties. He talks ...
Memphis Pets of the Week (Oct. 18-24) | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 17, 2018
Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services. All photos are credited to Memphis Pets Alive. More pictures can be found on the Memphis Pets Alive Facebook page.
'Hidden Figures' leads to math scholarship for LeMoyne-Owen College students | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 17, 2018
"Hidden Figures" and her former math professor motivated Annie Marie Garraway to fund a scholarship.       
We can all learn something from the Bar-Kays' story | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 17, 2018
The story of the Bar-Kays is one we can hold onto when times get tough.       
Inmate Chooses Electric Chair Over State's New Lethal Injection Method | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 17, 2018
A Tennessee death row inmate chose the electric chair for his upcoming execution after the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Monday for a lethal injection protocol that some have called "tortuous."     Edmund Zagorski is scheduled to be executed Thursday. He was sentenced to die aft...
Court: State Can't Suspend Licenses Because of Traffic Debt | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 17, 2018
A federal court ordered state officials Tuesday to stop taking drivers licenses from those who can’t pay their debt on traffic fees and fines and to reinstate licenses taken solely because of inability to pay. The move came after a class action law suit was filed last year by Memphi...
Public Input Sought for Rust Hall, Brooks Museum | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 17, 2018
Want to have a say in the future of Rust Hall and the Brooks Museum of Art building in Overton Park? Well, here’s your chance. Memphis College of Art (MCA) officials announced that the school will close next year, leaving the iconic Rust Hall empty. Brooks officials are planni...
Memphis Could Save Around $500M a Year by Switching to Alabama-Based Power Source | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 17, 2018
Memphis could save close to $500 million a year if Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) bought its electricity from an Alabama-based nuclear plant instead of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Former COO for TVA Bill McCollum, no...
New Ad Hoc Committee Looking to Secure Funding for MATA | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 17, 2018
A hotel/motel, ride-hailing services, and green tax were among the future funding options for the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) discussed at a new ad hoc transit committee’s first meeting Tuesday. The city/county committee, chaired by former Memphis City C...
City Councilman Wary of TBI Investigating All Officer Shootings | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 17, 2018
As the investigation into last month’s officer-involved shooting of Martavious Banks and whether or not the three officers involved intentionally turned off their body cameras continues, the Memphis City Council returned to a discussion Tuesday about having the Tennessee Bureau ...
No More Nudity, Liquor, Lap Dances at Hickory Hill Club | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 17, 2018
No nudity. No liquor. No lap dances. Those are but three changes that must be made if V Live, a Hickory Hill nightclub, is to remain open. The strip club was shut down in June as a public nuisance after a string of violent incidents. Police had been to the club 64 times since it op...
Is Memphis barbecue the best? Food Network's 'Chopped' says yes, even if the winner is a New Yorker | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 16, 2018
Chef Melvin 'Boots' Johnson of Queens beat three challengers from other regions to make Memphis-style barbecue the winner of 'Chopped' competition.       
U of M to Get Explore Bike Share Next Fall | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 16, 2018
Explore Bike Share will expand to the University of Memphis by next fall, university officials announced Monday. Thanks to a $580,000 grant through a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) fund, the campus and surrounding areas will receive 60 bikes. ...
Josh Steiner opens Strano by Chef Josh in East Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 16, 2018
Josh Steiner, a 27-year-old executive chef and restaurant owner, goes bigger with new restaurant.       
Mr. Rogers' messages worth hearing, repeating every day | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 16, 2018
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” documentary creates new Mr. Rogers fan.       
Three Charged in Trenary Murder | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 16, 2018
Three have been charged for the murder of Phil Trenary, the once president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. Late Saturday, Memphis Police Department (MPD) officials announced they charged McKinney Wright Jr., 22; Quandarius Richardson, 18; and Racanisha Wright, 16. They were ...
Memphis Literary Arts Festival: Not your traditional book festival | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 16, 2018
The festival, set for June 15 and 16, "showcases literary writers alongside reporters, musicians, muralists, and deejays."       
Inaugural Camp DJ Memphis builds confidence, new skills | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 16, 2018
Memphis based DJ Devin Steel created a camp where he could pass on his knowledge to the latest generation.       
Everything you need to know about what Memphis' Beale Street has to offer | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 16, 2018
The two-block stretch of the Bluff City between Second and Fourth streets is as chockfull of culture and culinary creations as ever.       
Memphis Animal Services Sees Unexpected Spike in Animal Intake | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 16, 2018
Memphis Animal Services (MAS) has taken in 319 animals over the last 10 days and officials there are now making them easier and cheaper to adopt. The increase is up 24 percent over the same time last year, according to MAS, and adoptions aren’t keeping up. It wasn't immediately clea...
Sculpture Honoring Historic Orange Mound to Go Up | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 16, 2018
A sculpture honoring the history of Orange Mound is slated to go up at Dunbar Elementary School sometime in the spring. Memphis-based artist Desmond Lewis was commissioned by the UrbanArt Commission (UAC) in partnership with the city of Memphis to complete the project. T...
Zoo to Raise Ticket Prices Next Year | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 16, 2018
The Memphis Zoo will raise ticket and membership prices next year. Zoo officials announced Monday that beginning on January 1, 2019, individual ticket prices will increase by $3, from $15 to $18. Individual annual memberships will rise from $45 to $55. Dual memberships will go from...
Son's diagnosis prompts Bartlett doctor's fight against diabetes | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 15, 2018
When Dr. Kashif Latif's son was diagnosed with diabetes, Latif made a decision. He would become an endocrinologist to help his son and others.       
Try mindfulness to deal with life's disappointments, divisiveness | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 15, 2018
Engaging in mindfulness can be more fruitful than expecting willpower to make you happy.        
Trenary Killing: Teens Charged After Police Chase | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 15, 2018
Two teens were charged Saturday for the theft of a truck that police said matched the vehicle connected with the murder of Phil Trenary, the once president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. Memphis Police Department said on Twitter Saturday that Shymontre Reed and Quandarius Richa...
Veteran Rendezvous server Jack Dyson dies at 83 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 15, 2018
Jack Dyson, 83, a beloved Rendezvous server who worked at the restaurant 48 years, died Oct. 5. “He was a diabetic and he had issues from diabetes,” says his wife, Bobbie Ann Dyson. “One thing after another.” ...
Raven & Lily restaurant opens in Collierville Historic Town Square | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
Chef Justin Young describes the menu as "Modern Southern."       
Best summer cocktails: 7 recipes to keep you in good spirits | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
What are the best summer cocktails? We've collected seven cocktail recipes — from the classic Moscow Mule to a unique kombucha smash — to beat the heat       
Eye Institute grants improved vision to Memphians | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
Cataract-A-Thon provides vision care to cataract patients       
New movies in Memphis and special screenings, June 1-7 | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
Here are the movies opening in the Memphis area this week, plus special screenings.       
Dîner en Blanc: 1,000 guests dressed all in white come together for picnic like no other | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
1,000 guests dressed all in white will attend the inaugural Le Dîner en Blanc on Saturday in Memphis. The location is a surprise — even for attendees.       
Memphis-based Hallmark Channel movie 'Christmas at Graceland' gets air date | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
Elvis-related Hallmark Channel holiday movie to air more than a month before Christmas        
Agricenter Looks to to the Future of Organics | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 14, 2018
Agricenter International has kicked off a five-year study on a newly minted organic farm to help local farmers get a leg up and, hopefully, cash in on the consumer hunger for naturally grown foods. Scientists at Agricenter have conducted crop research at the 1,000-acre farm acros...
After surviving cancer, this Lakeland teen runs for St. Jude | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
A cancer survivor, this Lakeland teenager plans to run the full St. Jude Memphis Marathon for the first time.        
Have 'Pokemon Go' questions? The Silph Road is here to help | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
The Silph Road is a grass-roots network of volunteer "Pokemon Go" players who study, play and support each other’s efforts playing the game.       
National Doughnut Day: Where to find freebies and deals in Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
Several Memphis area spots are offering deals in honor on National Doughnut Day.       
The Cupboard: A Memphis dining staple for more than 75 years | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
It all started at 1495 Union in 1942, but the restaurant's trajectory changed in in 1992 when Charles “Chuck” Cavallo purchased the place for $3,750.       
$2M Powerball ticket purchased in Millington | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
A $2 million winning ticket was sold in Millington over the weekend. Are you the lucky winner?       
Spirits with the Spirits | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
Spirits with the Spirits actors play the part at the historic Elmwood Cemetery        
The Science of Wine | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 14, 2018
Sponsors of the Science of Wine discuss the Pink Palace tasting event        
Strickland Says Trenary’s Death Hits Close to Home | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | October 14, 2018
In the wake of the fatal shooting of Greater Memphis Chamber president and CEO Phil Trenary, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Friday that gun violence is a problem in Memphis, as it is across the country. “I will say, this particular one hits a little closer ...
Free chicken at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | October 13, 2018
Dress up like a cow, get free chicken at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday.