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Keep Your Smile Merry and Bright This Winter!

Nov 28, 2018

With winter and holiday mayhem fast approaching, don’t forget about the importance of your oral health! 


Justin Fox Burks

French Toast is so easy to prepare.


After a razor-thin election that is still officially undetermined, Mike Palazzolo stands, at this time, to be the re-elected Mayor of Germantown. He joined WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines to talk about his apparent lead over challenger John Barzizza.

Palazzolo presumes that the difference in margin of votes is enough to call his win. However, the official decision won't be made until the Germantown City Council meets on Monday, Nov. 26. His opponent may then appeal the council’s decision.

Adolescents held at the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center will now be able to make phone calls to their parents or guardians free of charge, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced Monday.

Harris said eliminating the costs of phone calls between detained juveniles and their families is a small part of his larger juvenile justice reform agenda, but a necessary change.

Jennifer Chandler

The age-old question remains: What’s the difference between stuffing and dressing?


A massive makeover is planned for Memphis' riverfront, from Mud Island to the Metal Museum. This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Carol Coletta, president and CEO of Memphis River Parks Partnership, talks about the plans to unite the public spaces and create more value for citizens.

Financing the project, she says, is one of the biggest challenges faced by the Memphis River Parks Partnership. She breaks down the funding sources for the parks and trails' expansion.

If Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing, it's that President Donald Trump has thrown the notion of political correctness out of the window. The 2018 Midterms saw several candidates (Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn, for one) cast themselves as politically incorrect, which raises a question about what that is supposed to mean to voters. That the candidate tells it like it is? That he or she offends people intentionally?

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Last Spring, a number of veteran reporters at the Commercial Appeal began handing in their resignations. Readers would later learn that they'd been hired by a startup online venture called The Daily Memphian, a nonprofit funded by Memphis philanthropists as a response to the continued thinning of their local newspaper. 

C.A. Executive Editor Mark Russell says he was initally disappointed by the departures. At the same time, he still had to run Gannett's Memphis franchise, which was tied into a network of Gannett-owned papers across the state and country. 

For Lee Mills, Chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, results from the 2018 Midterms don't foreshadow any major concerns for suburban politicians, even though local Democrats are starting to run stronger candidates in safely red districts. 

Big wins by both Bill Lee for governor and Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate indicate to him that the Shelby suburbs will remain solidly red if the party can stay energized. 

Ordering part or all of your Thanksgiving meal from a restaurant, bakery or store? Here are five things to know to keep your Thanksgiving feast stress-free.

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