Friday update

Health Department Deputy Director David Sweat passed along some great news yesterday: The reproductive rate of COVID-19 is down to 0.84, the lowest it has been since measures were kept in Shelby County. A rate below 1 means the virus is dying out.

Be careful if you live on Mud Island: There is a rooster loose, according to posts on Nextdoor. He was last seen in the 1000 block of Island Place East. Well, at least people on the island won’t have to depend on their iPhones to wake them up in time for work with nature’s original alarm clock running around.

This week’s Downtown Memphis Commission weekly email spotlighted a couple of jobs that are open in the area:

There will be filming for a TV show called “Women of the Movement” next Wednesday and Thursday in South Main. They will film on Main between Nettleton and St. Paul, and G.E. Patterson between Front and Mulberry.

COVID and related protocols have forced the NBA to postpone the Grizzlies’ next three games.

Mayor Jimbo from Mempho gave his State of the City address last night. WREG has highlights.

A man was found stabbed to death last night near Danny Thomas and Madison in The Edge District.

Memphis Magazine has a story on the new King & Union Bar Grocery inside the Doubletree. I still need to check that place out. Do I spy pulled pork tamales on the menu?

The USL, the league in which Memphis’ pro soccer team Memphis 901 FC competes, has announced a 32-game round-robin schedule for the season that will kick off around May 1.

The Tigers got a blowout 72-52 win over Wichita State last night.

So nice to see Dr. Fauci behind the podium giving COVID-19 status updates again. Fauci no longer has a malignant narcissist as his boss who is threatened by his popularity.

Final day of the Safer at Home order and 25% capacity at restaurants. Things are getting ever so slightly more normal. Back tomorrow with more news.