News of the Day: March 23, 2021

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Here’s everything you need to know going on in the Mid-South:

  • The City of Memphis announced it plans to make the coronavirus vaccine available to anyone that is 16 and order starting March 26. Until then, the city is on the third phase of the plan that allows adults 45 and older to get it. The state of Tennessee is working on making the vaccine available to everyone. This week alone Memphis leaders say there are 8,000 appointments still available.


  • Memphis Police were called near Kirby High School Monday evening around 5:30 after shots were fired. Police report no one was hit, but one woman was hurt by shattered glass. The shooting was on Kirby Parkway near Raines Road, and so far no arrests have been made.


  • The Shelby County Commissioners voted down a resolution yesterday that would have put two county-owned, vacant plots of land up for sale for the proposed Byhalia Pipeline. The pipeline has been a center of controversy in the city, and another protest was held yesterday.

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