Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Weekend mass testing for COVID-19 set at four sites

Mass testing for COVID-19 will be conducted at four area sites this weekend as local health officials continue to express concern about the troubling surge in coronavirus cases. And at Thursday’s COVID-19 Task Force update, Shelby County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Bruce Randolph said...

Handy ‘turns’ 147 as Memphis celebrates

The re-opening Monday of W.C. Handy Park on Beale St. was paired with the annual birthday celebration of the “Father of the Blues.” Dr. Carlos Handy, the grandson of W. C. Handy, was among the special guests. He and Mayor Jim Strickland cut the ribbon...

MMBC panel throws post-pandemic lifeline to hard-hit businesses

How diversity and inclusion can help minority enterprises survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic was the key focus of this year’s 13th Annual Conference of the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum (MMBC Continuum). “The pandemic has resulted in small businesses and corporations, alike, adjusting...

Record 835 COVID-19 cases logged Tuesday in Shelby County

The predicted “fall surge” of COVID-19 cases is in full effect, Shelby County officials said Tuesday (Nov. 17). A record-breaking, daily number of 835 new cases was reported at Tuesday’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force update. However, while worrisome, Tuesday's reported new-cases total is the result...

Teen turns Tom Lee Park into World Kindness Day platform

A teen entrepreneur looking to spread kindness with flowers made his way to Tom Lee Park and went to work on Friday afternoon. Charles Earl Franklin's flowers brought smiles and goodwill to joggers, walkers, and people just taking in the view along the river. “Today is...

Focus on pandemic, economy, education at annual retreat of Shelby County lawmakers

Although the annual retreat of the Shelby County delegation of state legislators was virtual this year, it hosted some of the state’s most powerful decision makers and influential elected officials. The two-day event convened four hours each day Monday (Nov. 9) and Tuesday (Nov. 10)...

Nearly 700 new cases of COVID-19 reported Tuesday, 589 deaths in county

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris kicked off Tuesday’s (Nov. 10) COVID-19 Task Force update by calling for more uniformity and “aggressive intervention” to curb the pandemic from state officials. “We are still in the fight against COVID,” Harris said.  “We must continue the course. This...

Reprieve for Pervis Payne execution cause for celebration of family, friends

A team that includes clergy, legal representatives, clinical mental health professionals and legislators are celebrating Pervis Payne’s temporary reprieve from execution, while working on dual fronts to see that Payne receives clemency and gets released from prison. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, citing “challenges and disruptions...

Victorious Cohen ponders a troubled America with Trump re-election

As uncertainty engulfed the outcome of the 2020 Presidential race Wednesday morning, Congressman Steve Cohen held a press conference during which he outlined a scary picture for America, if Donald Trump maneuvered his way to a second term. Outside his Midtown home, Cohen, a Democrat...

Bradshaw does not concede after race called for Hagerty

Campaign workers and supporters cheered Marquita Bradshaw as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate addressed them for what many thought would be a concession speech. But she had not come to the Double Tree Hotel in downtown Memphis for that. She arrived with campaign...
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