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Watch: TN Governor on COVID-19, September 3

Sep 3, 2020

Watch the TN Governor Bill Lee briefing on COVID-19 in Tennessee, from September 3 (starting at 3:00PM).

Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Sep 3, 2020

  Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from September 3rd (starting at 12:00PM).

 

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Eyeglasses. A bloody tampon. A towel. A knife. These are just a few of the items investigators found in Charisse Christopher’s kitchen after she and her daughter were stabbed to death in her Shelby County apartment in 1987. But Pervis Payne’s trial attorney never had them tested for DNA.

At a hearing Tuesday in Payne’s death penalty case, prosecutors and defense lawyers spent six hours debating whether to test crime scene evidence for DNA.

Healthy Whole Grains

Sep 2, 2020
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Previously, I talked about The Plate Method of eating. To review, 50% of your plate should be made of non-starchy vegetables, 25% protein, and 25% starch – either from grains or starch-containing vegetables. Let’s talk about grains today.


Watch: Shelby County Joint Task Force

Sep 1, 2020

  Watch the Shelby County Joint Task Force briefing on COVID-19, from September 1st.

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First Day: Schools Go Virtual to Avoid Going Viral

Sep 1, 2020
Katie Riordan

 

 

Tens of thousands of students in Shelby County began the 2020 fall semester by logging into school remotely. For the state's largest school district, Shelby County Schools, the decision to keep its 110,000 students at home during the pandemic posed an uprecedented educational challenge as both students and teachers met for face-to-face instruction via the Internet.

Despite some technical glitches and frustrations, school leaders say the first day back was ultimately a success.

Justin Fox Burks

...you may ask with a hint of disdain. I agree.  It’s the same response I had when I was first introduced to this dish.


U.S. Census Bureau

 

 

The‌ ‌U.S.‌ ‌Census‌ ‌Bureau‌ ‌is‌ ‌in the final one-month‌ stretch before end‌ing ‌the‌ ‌2020‌ ‌count.‌ ‌Some‌ ‌Memphis-area‌ ‌state‌ ‌lawmakers‌ are‌ ‌worried‌ ‌about a possible ‌undercount‌ that ‌could‌ ‌affect‌ ‌political‌ ‌representation‌ ‌for‌ ‌Shelby‌ ‌County.‌

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For the second night in a row, a Tennessean took on the stage of the Republican National Convention.

Memphis resident Alice Marie Johnson was freed by President Trump after serving over 20 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense.

Speaking at the convention, she praised the president’s compassion.

“When President Trump heard about me, about the injustice of my story, he saw me as a person. He had compassion, and he acted,” Johnson said. “Free in body, thanks to President Trump!”

Special Coverage: The March On Washington

Aug 28, 2020

On Friday, August 28th at 10:00 AM watch a live video of the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech." The Rev. Al Sharpton has dubbed this march as the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks," a name generated from his eulogy at the funeral of slain civilian George Floyd. His death at the hands of police drew people from all over the world into the streets. They were protesting police brutality. Friday, those expecting to attend the march include attorney Benjamin Crump, the families of George Floyd, Beronna Taylor, Eric Garner and others. They will be convening with Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP and others.

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