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The Daily Memphian

The Daily Memphian is the primary daily online publication for intelligent, in-depth journalism in the Memphis community.
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English is her second language; she's been signing since she was 1 - The Daily Memphian Brenda Cash, a child of deaf parents, uses her first language as an advantage for those unable to access valuable medical information during COVID-19.

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Memphis College of Art celebrates final commencement via Facebook - The Daily Memphian A class of 50 graduates were honored through a prerecorded program of remarks and awards during a Facebook Live ceremony, the final graduation of Memphis College of Art's 84-year history.

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The Essential Memphis Library: Elvis Presley’s 'Elvis is Back!' - The Daily Memphian "Elvis is Back!," Elvis Presley's 1960 album comprises the best elements of the King of Rock 'N' Roll.

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Rhodes College to release musical collaboration with elementary school choir - The Daily Memphian In partnership with Grahamwood Elementary, Rhodes College's Mike Curb Institute is releasing a digital single that drew on the talents of fifth graders.

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Don Bryant's soul music endured decades; now it's got to outlast a pandemic - The Daily Memphian The release of Bryant’s third full-length album, “You Make Me Feel,” has been delayed until June. He hopes he'll be able to support it on a concert stage.

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Post Office adds grace period for holding mail during pandemic - The Daily Memphian The U.S. Postal Service will give customers additional time to collect mail that's been held by the Post Office during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Bartlett's Mandi Thomas to vie on 'The Voice' May 4. - The Daily Memphian Voice teacher Mandi Thomas, an instructor at Visions Academy of Performing Arts in Cordova, asks Memphis viewers to vote for her when she competes on 'The Voice' TV show on NBC from her home in Bartlett.

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Coronavirus live blog: Nearly 400 tested at 201 Poplar - The Daily Memphian Health officials conducted COVID-19 testing for nearly 400 inmates and employees at the Shelby County Jail at 201 Poplar and expect test results back next week.

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Latest Beige Book not optimistic, but economic contraction ‘not surprising’ - The Daily Memphian The questions of how bad the economy could get still persist, making future Beige Book reports important for signs of how long the carnage could last.

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The Early Word: Bell rings early for Tennessee schools; man lives to tell coronavirus tale - The Daily Memphian It's Thursday, April 16, and we're formulating a plan to reopen the state. The county is also heading for a budget crisis, car washes become defiant in the wake of COVID-19 and we've got tips for sounding better on your next call. 

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Tenn. governor calls for closing for remainder of school year - The Daily Memphian Gov. Bill Lee calls for schools to shut down for remainder of academic year, plan for fall reopening with precautions.

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Memphis kindness live blog: Girl gets drive-by party as she turns 5 - The Daily Memphian Lawson Walker couldn't have the bounce house she wanted for her fifth birthday, so an appeal on Facebook brought balloons, signs and horns driving by to celebrate.

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Amazon suspends plan to compete with FedEx, UPS - The Daily Memphian The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Amazon Shipping, after testing in a small number of cities including London and Los Angeles, would be suspended in June.The Journal said Amazon needs its employees, vehicles and facilities to keep up with an increase in its own customers’ orders.

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The Early Word: How long should we expect to shelter in place? Plus, a new symptom of the virus - The Daily Memphian It's Friday, March 27, and we're talking about grocery store challenges, a record number of layoffs and how vulnerable Memphis is to the effects of COVID-19. 

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'Wartime generals': Mayors in Shelby County unite against COVID-19 - The Daily Memphian “We’re building an airplane in the air and doing it on a stopwatch. We’ve got a minute to build it.” -- Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

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Germantown Planning Commission endorses cell tower, Thornwood hotel - The Daily Memphian Germantown's Planning Commission reviewed and endorsed Thornwood's amended outline plan Tuesday evening, allowing a second hotel. Additionally, a cell tower near Dogwood Elementary School won support. 

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Tops Bar-B-Q to open new Bartlett location this summer - The Daily Memphian Tops Bar-B-Q is preparing to expand with a new Bartlett location. 

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Photo Gallery: 901 FC vs. University of Memphis - The Daily Memphian Memphis 901 FC wrapped up preparations for its second trip around the United Soccer League Championship Saturday night with a 1-0 victory over the University of Memphis at AutoZone Park.

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Expansion on Le Bonheur's Heart Institute set to begin - The Daily Memphian Excavation will begin this spring on land along Dunlap and the expansion project is expected to take two years to complete.

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Wade: Morant steals the show from LeBron and Lakers - The Daily Memphian With 27 points, 14 assists, and much swagger, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies to a 105-88 victory over the Lakers and earns high praise from LeBron James. 

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Ticer and Hudman get a nod from Beard awards for 9th time - The Daily Memphian Native sons Andy and Michael have been nominated as semifinalists for–guess what?–Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation.

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More than $50,000 available for neighborhood projects - The Daily Memphian Residents and neighborhood associations can apply for grants of up to $2,500 from Community LIFT for projects that promote neighborhoods.

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Jill Biden visit, Bloomberg rally mark days before Democratic presidential primary - The Daily Memphian In the shadow of a big win for former Vice President Joe Biden in the South Carolina primaries, his wife pushed for votes Sunday during brunch time in South Main. Signs of other Democratic contenders were close by. And a Bloomberg rally Saturday in West Memphis featured five mayors supporting the former New York City mayor. Tennessee's primary is Tuesday as part of the 14-state Super Tuesday set of primaries. 

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Grizzlies Notebook: Winslow, Waiters futures uncertain - The Daily Memphian The Grizzlies acquired Justise Winslow and Dion Waiters at Thursday's NBA trade deadline, but when will either play in Memphis?

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Dinstuhl's brings a little sugar and a lot of history to Downtown - The Daily Memphian The candy company is back on Main Street, near the site where its first store opened in 1902.

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History

Launched in September 2018, The Daily Memphian is the must-read, primary daily online publication for intelligent, in-depth journalism in the Memphis community. The Daily Memphian reports on critical news, holds political, business and community leaders accountable, and engages with and entertains its readers – all while seeking truth, acting with integrity, and never fearing stories simply because of their negative or positive attributes. Led by a seasoned team of veteran journalists, The Daily Memphian is of Memphis, not just in Memphis, and seeks to tell the stories of this city.

Leadership

Eric BarnesCEO. Eric is the longtime publisher of The Daily News and host of Behind the Headlines on WKNO. He’s a former President of the Tennessee Press Association, was once COO of Towery Publishing in Memphis, and has worked as a reporter, editor and in other positions at media companies in New York and Connecticut. 

Ronnie Ramos, Executive Editor. Ronnie was formerly the executive editor at the Indianapolis Star. During his more than 30 years in journalism, he has held senior leadership positions at the Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fort Myers News-Press, Shreveport (La.) Times and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). He was part of the team at the Miami Herald that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for its coverage of Hurricane Andrew. 

Wendy GreenlawDirector of Audience Development. Wendy has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience, most recently with Chandler Reports, where she spent 11 years managing all aspects of customer engagement, retention, and subscription sales.

Jason IsraelChief Technology OfficerJason is a native Memphian who has led several Memphis based SAAS companies as a start-up CTO and software engineer for over 20 years, including Verified Person Inc., Extracon Science LLC, Rapsheets.com and The Daily News. 

Justin RushingAdvertising Director. Justin leads advertising and sponsorships for The Daily Memphian. He has has more than 20 years of media experience, having worked at The Memphis Flyer, The Commercial Appeal, ESPN and Cars.com

James OverstreetEditor. James was formerly the Executive Editor of The Daily News, as well as Business Editor at The Commercial Appeal, Managing Editor of The Memphis Business Journal, and a reporter at numerous publications in the Southeast.

Kathy KendrickBusiness Manager. Kathy was for two decades the Business Manager of The Memphis Business Journal.

Mary Cashiola, Digital Director. Mary Cashiola writes The Daily Memphian’s Early Word morning email and leads digital efforts for the publication. A veteran journalist, she has reported on education, business, local government and the environment for the Memphis Business Journal, The Memphis Flyer and other publications. She’s also worked for the City of Memphis and as an ad agency copywriter. 

Kevin LipeDirector of Product Strategy. Kevin guides the development of our content platform, manages our analytics and paywall systems, and works across teams to make sure our tech stack supports our business and audience goals. He’s worked for web agencies, alternative newspapers, covered the Memphis Grizzlies, and set up guitars at the Gibson factory.

Advisory 

Otis SanfordColumnist & Editor-at-Large. Otis holds the Chair of Excellence in the Department of Journalism & Strategic Media at The University of Memphis. Otis is the former Managing Editor at The Commercial Appeal, Deputy City Editor at Detroit Free Press and Assistant City Editor at The Pittsburgh Press. He worked as a reporter at The Clarion-Ledger and The Commercial Appeal.

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English is her second language; she's been signing since she was 1 - The Daily Memphian Brenda Cash, a child of deaf parents, uses her first language as an advantage for those unable to access valuable medical information during COVID-19.

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Memphis College of Art celebrates final commencement via Facebook - The Daily Memphian A class of 50 graduates were honored through a prerecorded program of remarks and awards during a Facebook Live ceremony, the final graduation of Memphis College of Art's 84-year history.

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The Essential Memphis Library: Elvis Presley’s 'Elvis is Back!' - The Daily Memphian "Elvis is Back!," Elvis Presley's 1960 album comprises the best elements of the King of Rock 'N' Roll.

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Rhodes College to release musical collaboration with elementary school choir - The Daily Memphian In partnership with Grahamwood Elementary, Rhodes College's Mike Curb Institute is releasing a digital single that drew on the talents of fifth graders.

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Don Bryant's soul music endured decades; now it's got to outlast a pandemic - The Daily Memphian The release of Bryant’s third full-length album, “You Make Me Feel,” has been delayed until June. He hopes he'll be able to support it on a concert stage.

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Post Office adds grace period for holding mail during pandemic - The Daily Memphian The U.S. Postal Service will give customers additional time to collect mail that's been held by the Post Office during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Bartlett's Mandi Thomas to vie on 'The Voice' May 4. - The Daily Memphian Voice teacher Mandi Thomas, an instructor at Visions Academy of Performing Arts in Cordova, asks Memphis viewers to vote for her when she competes on 'The Voice' TV show on NBC from her home in Bartlett.

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Coronavirus live blog: Nearly 400 tested at 201 Poplar - The Daily Memphian Health officials conducted COVID-19 testing for nearly 400 inmates and employees at the Shelby County Jail at 201 Poplar and expect test results back next week.

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Latest Beige Book not optimistic, but economic contraction ‘not surprising’ - The Daily Memphian The questions of how bad the economy could get still persist, making future Beige Book reports important for signs of how long the carnage could last.

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The Early Word: Bell rings early for Tennessee schools; man lives to tell coronavirus tale - The Daily Memphian It's Thursday, April 16, and we're formulating a plan to reopen the state. The county is also heading for a budget crisis, car washes become defiant in the wake of COVID-19 and we've got tips for sounding better on your next call. 

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Tenn. governor calls for closing for remainder of school year - The Daily Memphian Gov. Bill Lee calls for schools to shut down for remainder of academic year, plan for fall reopening with precautions.

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Memphis kindness live blog: Girl gets drive-by party as she turns 5 - The Daily Memphian Lawson Walker couldn't have the bounce house she wanted for her fifth birthday, so an appeal on Facebook brought balloons, signs and horns driving by to celebrate.

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Amazon suspends plan to compete with FedEx, UPS - The Daily Memphian The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Amazon Shipping, after testing in a small number of cities including London and Los Angeles, would be suspended in June.The Journal said Amazon needs its employees, vehicles and facilities to keep up with an increase in its own customers’ orders.

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The Early Word: How long should we expect to shelter in place? Plus, a new symptom of the virus - The Daily Memphian It's Friday, March 27, and we're talking about grocery store challenges, a record number of layoffs and how vulnerable Memphis is to the effects of COVID-19. 

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'Wartime generals': Mayors in Shelby County unite against COVID-19 - The Daily Memphian “We’re building an airplane in the air and doing it on a stopwatch. We’ve got a minute to build it.” -- Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris

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Germantown Planning Commission endorses cell tower, Thornwood hotel - The Daily Memphian Germantown's Planning Commission reviewed and endorsed Thornwood's amended outline plan Tuesday evening, allowing a second hotel. Additionally, a cell tower near Dogwood Elementary School won support. 

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The Daily Memphian
Tops Bar-B-Q to open new Bartlett location this summer - The Daily Memphian Tops Bar-B-Q is preparing to expand with a new Bartlett location. 

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The Daily Memphian
Photo Gallery: 901 FC vs. University of Memphis - The Daily Memphian Memphis 901 FC wrapped up preparations for its second trip around the United Soccer League Championship Saturday night with a 1-0 victory over the University of Memphis at AutoZone Park.

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The Daily Memphian
Expansion on Le Bonheur's Heart Institute set to begin - The Daily Memphian Excavation will begin this spring on land along Dunlap and the expansion project is expected to take two years to complete.

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The Daily Memphian
Wade: Morant steals the show from LeBron and Lakers - The Daily Memphian With 27 points, 14 assists, and much swagger, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies to a 105-88 victory over the Lakers and earns high praise from LeBron James. 

NewsStand Partner | Article

The Daily Memphian
Ticer and Hudman get a nod from Beard awards for 9th time - The Daily Memphian Native sons Andy and Michael have been nominated as semifinalists for–guess what?–Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation.

NewsStand Partner | Article

The Daily Memphian
More than $50,000 available for neighborhood projects - The Daily Memphian Residents and neighborhood associations can apply for grants of up to $2,500 from Community LIFT for projects that promote neighborhoods.

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The Daily Memphian
Jill Biden visit, Bloomberg rally mark days before Democratic presidential primary - The Daily Memphian In the shadow of a big win for former Vice President Joe Biden in the South Carolina primaries, his wife pushed for votes Sunday during brunch time in South Main. Signs of other Democratic contenders were close by. And a Bloomberg rally Saturday in West Memphis featured five mayors supporting the former New York City mayor. Tennessee's primary is Tuesday as part of the 14-state Super Tuesday set of primaries. 

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Grizzlies Notebook: Winslow, Waiters futures uncertain - The Daily Memphian The Grizzlies acquired Justise Winslow and Dion Waiters at Thursday's NBA trade deadline, but when will either play in Memphis?

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The Daily Memphian
Dinstuhl's brings a little sugar and a lot of history to Downtown - The Daily Memphian The candy company is back on Main Street, near the site where its first store opened in 1902.

The Daily Memphian Video Spotlight