• Memphis halts Beale Street fee

    What might be bad for business could be dangerous for visitors, especially those who go walking after midnight. The city of Memphis recently thought it was a good idea to institute a $10 “security fee” to people who visit Beale Street during peak times as …

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  • Crystal skull found in top of Memphis pyramid

    It’s always a sight to behold when crossing over the bridge heading into Memphis — the Pyramid Arena. The 32-foot-tall pyramid seems oddly out of place but for those who know the history of Memphis, it makes perfect sense. Memphis was founded by President Andrew …

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  • Dew tasted ‘as sweet as honey’

    When Leif Ericsson and his crew landed in North America about the year 1000 A.D., they made several observations. Among those were that they thought “even the dew on the grass tasted sweet.” Well, I, for one, am sure it did. Any vegetation, at least …

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  • Plenty of activities coming up in fall

    September has arrived, and that can only mean that Halloween is tomorrow and Christmas is next week. Gary, Kaylee and I have been busy all summer but we haven’t really taken a vacation per se, so at some point this fall, we’d like to get …

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  • Rules over reasoning

    If authorities had determined she purposely locked her baby in a car, the Florida mom would have been handcuffed and taken to jail faster than greased lightning, but when calling 911 to report having accidently done so, Shana Dees was reportedly told she couldn’t be …

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  • Campfire cheesy squash

    Here’s what you need: Sliced squash (one per person), slices or chunks of cheese of your choice, salt/pepper, stick of butter, heavy-duty aluminum foil, campfire coals. What you do: Tear off piece of aluminum foil large enough to hold one or two sliced squash. Use …

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  • From the outside looking in

    There’s a big deal going on in town right now over the proposed annexation of a portion of Southside that threatens to divide communities. One side wants to grow the city while the other wants to be left alone. One side thinks a larger population …

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  • Fuel of the future

    Scientists and researchers say it’s a surprise to them that there is “widespread methane leakage” from the ocean floor off the U.S. East Coast, according to The Associated Press, Well, it’s a surprise to me that it’s a surprise to them. Nobody’s going to accuse …

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  • Common denominators

    The common denominators in most of our lives center around our families, friends, relationships and the people we work with. Lately I’ve taken stock of my life and put together memory boxes to hold those various recollections and decided that I would only allow the …

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  • Pride goeth before a sinking ship

    Mike Yates has finally assumed responsibility for his actions. It’s not about time — it’s way past time. The former Jonesboro police chief announced his resignation effective Monday after weeks of letting his “anger and pride over-ride (his) judgment and wisdom by saying a number …

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  • Conversations with Mom

    “Lady across from me, I thought was playing with an etch-a-shetch but then I noticed an apple emblem on back, lol! “P.s. How do you spell scetch?” Conversations with Mom are always eventful, even more so when they’re in the form of text messages. The …

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  • Editorial – City idea headed south

    Some of those living on the south side of the river have been shocked to learn Batesville leaders had put a plan in motion to bring them into their fold. After all, no one had so much as talked with or consulted them, much less …

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