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Geoff Calkins: Griz throw their weight around vs. Clippers

Richard Alley: Baby showers celebrate sweetest science, and now the men are invited

commercialappeal.com — I've been a part of it four times, and I still have to say that the most impressive magic trick the human race has up its collective sleeve is making more people. It is also one of the oldest. Ever since Eve tossed that apple over to Adam, our population has been on the rise.
Nov 23, 2014

Baby showers: They're not just for the ladies anymore. This week's 'Because I Said So' column for @memphisnews. memne.ws/1tphRvm

Geoff Calkins: This team is really a team

commercialappeal.com — The Tigers win because they work hard, and they bought into a vision, and they support one another, and they listen to their coaches.

Zack McMillin: Arkansas buries Ole Miss’ dream of elite season

commercialappeal.com — The Rebels came to the Ozarks still harboring hopes of a championship ending, but rejuvenated Arkansas ended them emphatically with its brand of power football.
Nov 23, 2014

. @geoff_calkins And as long as you are promoting my Ole Miss columns, link from Fayetteville: memne.ws/1uTOeGy

Nov 22, 2014

My column from Fayetteville where Ole Miss fans psyche took worst blow yet against Arkansas . Memne.ws/1uTOeGy

Friday’s other prep football games

commercialappeal.com — Trezevant 20, Crockett County 17 at Crockett County: Jordan Spencer had a pair of touchdown runs and Jamal Jones made a key interception late to lead the Bears (12-1) into the 4A semifinals for the second straight year.

St. George’s falls to BGA in state semifinals

commercialappeal.com — St. George's could not get out of its own way against Battleground Academy on Friday night.

Ridgeway rolls up 450 yards, ousts Henry County

commercialappeal.com — Ridgeway didn't just dethrone defending state Class 5A champion Henry County Friday night at Crump. They dismantled the Patriot Palace, and turned its stingy defense into quicklime, rolling up a 48-23 Class 5A quarterfinal rout behind another superb effort by senior running back Earl Harrison and the Roadrunner defense.

Whitehaven hangs on to top Arlington

commercialappeal.com — At times Friday night, the Whitehaven High football team looked like a worldbeater. At other times, the Tigers couldn't get out of their own way.

Prep results from Nov. 21

commercialappeal.com — Houston (91) - Justin Benton 22, Ryan Boyce 8, Dewin Davis 2, Marlon Hunter 30, Jimmy Jenkins 14, Kalen Nicholson 10, Parks O'Neil 3, Cameron Roach 2. Bartlett (83) - Jonathan Bowlan 25, CJ Burrow 2, Landon Caldwell 9, Eric McGill 35, Terrance Minon 2, Dalton Underhill 6, Exavian Young 4.

John Varlas' Prep Insider: Remembering a forgotten legend of Memphis high school hoops

commercialappeal.com — Before Robert Manning and Reginald Mosby brought state championships to East High, before Tony Harris, Anthony Douglas and Billy Smith, there was John Joseph Hoffman. Hoffman, who led the Mustangs to city championships in 1961 and 1962, died Nov. 13 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 71.

Dining Review: Home cooking hits the spot at Bailey’s Country Vittles in Bartlett

commercialappeal.com — Don't worry about it when you see the V-word in Bailey's Country Vittles. There's no possum cookin' up in Granny's kitchen - though the Coca-Cola pork chop is described as "good as opossum back," making Bailey's' the only menu I've seen that even mentions possum.
Nov 21, 2014

Chicken livers your thing? Mine too. Get them at Bailey's Country Vittles. Vittles! shar.es/1XGRpf via @memphisnews

Delta to cut jobs in Memphis as it scrubs nonstops

commercialappeal.com — Delta Air Lines will eliminate dozens of Memphis jobs as it scrubs four nonstop routes next year. The airline will cut nonstops from Memphis to Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington Reagan National next year, but add seasonal service to Cancun, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

Immigrants in Memphis applaud Obama’s actions, want more

Hillary Clinton to speak at opening of new center at St. Jude hospital

commercialappeal.com — Hillary Clinton was delighted to make a return visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Her visit Thursday for the opening of a new center on the hospital campus followed her 1994 trip as first lady for the dedication of the Patient Care Center.
Nov 21, 2014

Hillary Clinton to speak at opening of new center at St. Jude hospital shar.es/1XGKCz via @memphisnews

Six court dates, no resolution in case against former county commissioner Henri Brooks

commercialappeal.com — Hearings on a misdemeanor assault charge against former Shelby County Commission member Henri Brooks have been scheduled six times and reset each time. On Thursday, a seventh date was set. The new hearing date is Jan. 30, 2015.
Nov 21, 2014

Six court dates, no resolution in case against former county commissioner Henri Brooks shar.es/1XGiAl via @memphisnews

Nov 20, 2014

RT @memphisnews: After six court dates reset, no resolution for former Commissioner Henri Brooks' assault case: memne.ws/1p3NvTB