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Awareness campaign: ‘Stay home, mane’ The loose confederation of super-talented young people that periodically intersect my orbit include Kenneth Worles, president at Three(i), a social-impact marketing firm using billboards to flatten the COVID-19 curve throughout Memphis. Another of those millennial creatives, Brianna A. Smith (the TSD's All Over Town columnist) actually...
On two separate occasions shortly before the worst public health crisis in the U.S. in a generation, I was reminded of the role that Robert R. Church Sr. played in there even being a city of Memphis to worry about during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a taping of the ‘Where...
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church has offered Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital for extra bed space during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bishop Henry M. Williamson. The church is offering to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other government agencies to complete an ongoing renovation of the historic...
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is warning members that scammers are taking advantage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to be alert. Reported scams include unsolicited phone calls that could be an attempt to fraudulently gain personal information. “We want to advise all of our members to be wary of phone...
Memphis – Let’s get right to the point: the ‘transfer’ of the FCC license, equipment, and operations of WUMR from the University of Memphis to the newly formed Crosstown non-profit group, is a business deal valued between $2 million and $3 million dollars. That’s what it would cost you or...
In the spirit of honesty, I should point out here at the very top of this column that I’m one of those people that believes EVERYONE should be growing food in their yards – coronavirus or not. To me, there is simply no more fundamental and useful a life...
Renee Sims-Wells’ son is in jail at 201 Poplar at a time when multiple local government orders are restricting residents’ movement and encouraging them to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of an invisible viral menace, COVID-19. On Monday, local judges are – by order of the Tennessee...
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TSD freelance videographer Terrisa Coreen Mark had no trouble practicing social distancing on Beale Street. The emptiness was stark and a sign that business was far from usual.
Here are some questions and answers about how the unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package  signed into law Friday may help you: Who is getting a check? Everyone earning up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income — the income on your tax return — and who has a Social Security number...
 Health Dept. confirms COVID-19 death  -- The Shelby County Health Department's latest released data records a death related to the novel coronavirus. By policy, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) does not release identifiable information about specific cases in order to protect privacy. The latest SCHD report - as of 10 a.m....