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The Weekly Dish
11:55 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Local Greens start off the Spring Farmers Market Season

Credit Natalie Root

I am so excited! Farmers Market Season is here!

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Life Matters
12:41 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Stepping on the Scale

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Developing a love-hate relationship with your scale is an easy thing to do.

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CIVIL WAR
7:30 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Collierville Man to Portray Gen. U.S. Grant at 150th Anniversary of Lee's Surrender

Dr. Curt Fields as Union General Ulysses S. Grant.

Dr. Curt Fields will portray Gen. Grant on April 9, when the National Park Service commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

Five years ago, Dr. Fields noticed that he had the same stature and general appearance as Union general Ulysses S. Grant. The adjunct sociology professor at the University of Memphis grew a beard, bought a uniform and embarked on an epic journey of living history reenactments. 

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The Weekly Dish
6:51 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Local Greens start off the Spring Farmers Market Season

Credit Natalie Root

I am so excited! Farmers Market Season is here!

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News and Features
7:30 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Modern Day Memphis -- A Product of the Civil War

Memphis was delivered to the Union army after a brief naval battle in the Mississippi River in 1862. The city remained a haven for African-Americans who escaped slavery and fled to the North.

Next week, on April 9, thousands will gather in Appomattox, Virginia to mark the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War. While the city of Memphis spent most of the war years under Union control, the city would play a major role as a beacon of freedom for many enslaved people, says Rhodes College history professor Timothy S. Huebner.

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