Corinne S. Kennedy, Commercial Appeal

Corinne S. Kennedy

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Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Corinne:

Memphis protesters take to Downtown streets for fourth night of demonstrations

There have not been any Memphis riots as protesters have taken to the streets for the fourth straight day. → Read More

Demonstration shuts down Union Avenue in Midtown

Police have closed a section of Union Avenue in Midtown Memphis Wednesday night after demonstrations turned confrontational. → Read More

Germantown custodian gets truck, plans to buy equipment for side business after GoFundMe

Farmington Elementary School custodian Robert Reed was able to buy his "dream car" after a teacher started a fundraiser to solve his transportation issues. → Read More

How is reopening going? These 4 graphs show trends Shelby County officials are watching

One of the best indicators could be the day-over-day positivity rate, which shows what percentage of test results received each day is positive. → Read More

Germantown's controversial water tower project inches forward as aldermen approve contract

The board approved the $233,800 contract with Lakeland engineering and architectural firm A2H, Inc. during a virtual meeting Monday night. → Read More

With the financial fallout from COVID-19 still unknown, Germantown delays adopting budget

One leader said they did not have a clear enough picture of the impact the “Safer at Home” policies have had on sales tax revenue. → Read More

Methodist opens COVID-19 outpatient clinic: 'Hospitalized patients need more follow-up care'

Methodist's in-person clinic grew out of a virtual COVID-19 clinic launched in April, which monitors patients recovering from the virus at home. → Read More

'We’re getting too excited too soon': Doctors, researchers warn remdesivir not COVID-19 cure

Baptist hospitals are likely to use the drug to treat COVID-19 patients, but doctors and researchers say it's not a cure-all. → Read More

Beale Street shops and restaurants begin to reopen, with some caveats

In addition to the city's guidelines for businesses reopening, Beale Street merchants and visitors will have to adhere to additional rules. → Read More

The University of Memphis was again ranked the safest large campus in Tennessee

The TBI report compares on-campus crime statistics between the 10 colleges and universities in the state with a student population of 5,000 or more. → Read More

Some happy news in Memphis: Two buffalo babies born at Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms Park said the two babies and their mothers were healthy and thriving. The births were announced Wednesday morning. → Read More

Memphis-area hospitals restart elective procedures, a boon to patients and hospital bottom lines

As COVID-19 cases rose in March, elective procedures were put on ice to protect older or chronically ill patients and conserve protective equipment. → Read More

50-year-old cyclist killed after being struck by a car in Oakhaven

The collision occurred early Tuesday morning. The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

COVID-19 antibody tests are available, but how reliable and important are they?

The race to make testing widely available led to more than 100 antibody tests hitting the market without federal review. → Read More

The 'emotional toll' of COVID-19: Will mental health issues spike for medical workers?

Medical professionals in the Memphis area have spent weeks caring for a growing number of COVID-19 patients, leading to a variety of unique stressors. → Read More

More stimulus funds could be coming, and municipal governments want a piece of the pie

Shelby County and the city of Memphis recieved CARES Act funding, but the suburban municipalities did not. They're hoping for future stimulus dollars. → Read More

Date announced to reopen Shelby County economy with conditions

The "Back to Business" framework guides businesses on how they can reopen, rather than a mandated, countywide plan. → Read More

155 detainees, 37 employees at Shelby County Jail test positive for COVID-19

The Shelby County Health Department tested more than 250 individuals at 201 Poplar on Friday. → Read More

As Shelby County residents shelter in place, doctors see mental, physical health issues arise

Social isolation, lack of exercise, increased drug and alcohol use and endless hours in front of computer screens have driven mental and physical health concerns. → Read More

Antibody testing could be key to beating COVID-19, but when will it get to Memphis?

With no vaccine and many COVID-19 patients asymptomatic, knowing how much of the population is protected could depend largely on antibody testing. → Read More