Yesterday I watched a video by activist Hunter Demster of an attempt to illegally evict a tenant from her home. The landlord did not have proper eviction papers, and the people attempting to do the eviction were not Shelby County’s sheriff’s deputies, but rather hired private security. They attempted to intimidate with assault weapons and even moved a car out of the driveway, but the tenant stood her ground. Eventually, Memphis Police made the scene and told the private security people to go away. If you want to help the tenant get current on her rent, here’s her Cashapp link.
The Health Department will provide daily updates on where the COVID vaccine is being administered. Follow @ShelbyTNHealth on Twitter and look for the updates about 10 every morning. The Daily Memphian has an updated vaccination plan you can check to determine when you’ll be eligible.
Classic works from 1925 have entered the public domain, including The Great Gatsby. You’re now free to adapt the work any way you wish without paying a fee or asking permission. Give the classic Roaring ’20s tale a read.
As your number-one source of news and information about The Edge District, I am sad to inform you that small business incubator Boxlot, which housed businesses in shipping containers, is closing up shop. No reason was given, but Boxlot was never intended to be a long-term venture. I wonder if this means someone is getting ready to renovate the old Kudzu’s building next door and needs the parking lot?
Cocozza Italian American Kitchen is back open today for takeout, curbside, and DoorDash delivery. Take a look at their menu. Their hours are 4-9 PM Tuesday-Saturday for the time being. They’ll also keep the grab & gos well stocked at Cordelia’s Market and High Point Grocery.
Memphis Police are investigating the videos of drag racing taken this past weekend on I-240 near Walnut Grove.
Jennifer Westwood and Dylan Dunbar will do a live online show tonight from South Main Sounds tonight at 8.
The Grizzlies host the L.A. Lakers tonight at 7. Broadcast will be on Fox Sports Southeast.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Tigers hit the road for an 8 PM game at UCF. Catch it on ESPNU.
CNN has a transcript of the Trumpster’s Saturday call to Georgia’s secretary of state. Only 15 more days until this raving kook is out of office.
That’s it for today. Back tomorrow with more news.