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I just didn’t realize it was that bad at the time

By Otis Griffin As bad as it may seem out in the hot sun, dust, dirt, snakes, bugs, insects and dirt pig paths, I actually enjoyed my ‘guv’mint’ job toward the end of the summer.   Just a few times maybe a little shower ran everyone out of the fields and we’d congregate at a local […]

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Why Your Airbags May Not Deploy

By David Peel We are no accustomed to seeing airbags at crash scenes. But what you may not know about them, is that they do not deploy as often as you might assume. Frontal Airbags are only designed to inflate in nearly-direct frontal collisions and then only if the deceleration is abrupt enough.   A common […]

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In the wake of Aretha Franklin’s death, columnist Thomas Sellers Jr. is reminiscing about her and other talented female vocalists who set musical standards. Here, his Number One pick, Patti LaBelle, belts out one of her classic songs at a 2012 event.

THE BEST SELLERS LIST- Paying R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The Countdown of My Favorite Female Vocalist

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Soul music was on the brink of a revolution when a little girl was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn. Aretha Louise Franklin grew up to be a fixture of Detroit, an iconic voice and the Queen of Soul. An amazing talent that has made headlines for several decades […]

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Concussions

By David Peel Brain injuries can result from car crashes where no cut or bruise is on the head.   The violent jerking of a rear-end collision, for example, can imitate the well-known “shaken baby syndrome.” Diagnostic tests typically will not show any changes on them unless a brain bleed is present.  Most often a CT […]

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Elvis was plugged by Phillips!

By Otis Griffin “Tell ’em Phillips sent che’.”  That was his trademark heard all over Memphis back in the fifties. Phillips had a love for music, especially rhythm and blues, second to none. Dewey Phillips was born in a small country town outside Adamsville, TN. in 1926, and after serving in the Army, he moved […]

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BEST SELLERS’ LIST- Elvis Clones: King paves the way for multifaceted entertainer

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Today is the conclusion of Elvis Week 2018. It was 41 years ago on Aug. 16 that an icon of music, Memphis and entertainment passed a-way at Graceland. Elvis Presley has left a huge mark on the work through his sweet tunes, contributions to pop culture and even some of those […]

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"The King" Jerry Lawler takes a moment to pose with Sellers during the premiere of Memphis Heat at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis.

BEST SELLERS’ LIST- On The Card: Ranking the best wrestling of all time

By Thomas Sellers Jr. This native Memphian loves wrestling. Let me correct that statement, I love rasslin’. From my grandfathers Ben and Billy passing on the gene to my brothers Carlos, Cordarous and me, the sport of professional wrestling has been vital to my family. That passion brought several names and icons into our home […]

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Insurance offers to settle

By David Peel Many times a client will be offered something by an insurance company prior to hiring me. The other day I met with a new client who had been offered $1000.00 pain and suffering for an accident that happened only about six days before. The client was still hurting and had not even […]

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Back in 2016 Donald Trump addresses a pack crowd at the Millington Memphis Airport as the longshot candidate for the Republican nomination. In an upset, Trump won the 2016 Presidential election.

THE BEST SELLERS’ LIST- Not-so-perfect 10s: Ranking the biggest moments of this decade … so far

By Thomas Sellers Jr. When the 2010s began, the hunt was still on for the mastermind behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, Osama bin Laden. And when the elite U.S. Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group eliminated bin Laden in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, it would be hard […]

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