Monday News Update: Drop Everything and Go Outside Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 10th 2012 705 0

Happy Monday, y'all. Dip a toe into your working week with these Memphis news updates:

Photo by @mandyjane87

The Cooper Young Community Farmers Market by @mandyjane87 via Instagram. If you'd like to see your pictures here, upload them to Instagram and tag them #ilovememphis.

– First, the most exciting news (at least for those of us who like to play in the water): the fountains at Civic Center Plaza have been turned back on.

– Would it jinx things to say that the weather is insanely pleasant, or would it just make me sound like a person who's terrible at small talk? Whatever. It's crazy nice out. Drop everything and go outside at some point today, ok?

– The Tigers may have lost to Arkansas State on Saturday, but there's good news – with a score of 33-28, it was just a loss, not a devastation or butt-kicking or embarssment. All hail the Fuente! era.

– In other sports news, the new Grizzlies ownership is adding a high-profile local as a member.

– The National Civil Rights Museum is getting a pretty cool gift from an unlikely source: magician David Copperfiled purchased a rare reel-to-reel tape of Dr. Martin Luther King for the museum.

– Get your mugs ready – tickets to the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest are on sale now.

– Need a job? The KTG Tissue Plant in North Memphis is having job fairs this week to fill 100 positions.

– Finally, if you'd like to see some incredible photos from Rock for Love 6, Jamie Harmon (as in, Amurica Photo Booth Jamie) has a ton from Saturday's shows here.

As always, if you've got a tip or something you'd like to see featured on I Love Memphis, let me know. If you've got an upcoming event (or know about a good one), submit it to the blog's calendar.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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