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How does In-home Senior Care in Gallaway, TN work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Gallaway, TN, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Gallaway, TN gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Gallaway,TN understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Helen of Troy Limited to Open New Distribution Facility in Fayette County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Helen of Troy Limited officials announced today that the company will establish new distribution operations in Fayette County, expecting to create 350 jobs.Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of consumer brand-name housewares, health and home, and beauty products, intends to develop a two million-square-foot facility with state-of-the-art automation and direct-to-consumer ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Helen of Troy Limited officials announced today that the company will establish new distribution operations in Fayette County, expecting to create 350 jobs.

Helen of Troy, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of consumer brand-name housewares, health and home, and beauty products, intends to develop a two million-square-foot facility with state-of-the-art automation and direct-to-consumer fulfillment capabilities at Hickory Withe Road and TN-196 in Gallaway. The new facility is being designed and built specifically to house the company’s Housewares segment operations, which includes both its OXO and Hydro Flask brands. Construction is expected to commence in July 2021, with anticipated completion by the end of calendar 2022.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 95 economic development projects in the Greater Memphis region, resulting in more than 14,000 job commitments and roughly $5 billion in capital investment.


“These 350 new jobs will provide tremendous opportunities for West Tennessee’s skilled workforce. I thank Helen of Troy for choosing Tennessee and am confident that they will find great success doing business in Fayette County.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“Helen of Troy is a global consumer products company with a portfolio that includes some of the world’s best-known brands, and its intention to create 350 new jobs will place them as one of the top three employers in Fayette County. Thanks to the work of TDOT and the completion of the new exit on I-40, hundreds of residents in Fayette County will have access to hundreds of outstanding family-wage jobs.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“We are very excited to join the Gallaway community, and greatly appreciate the work by leaders in the city, Fayette County, and State of Tennessee to make this project feasible. We look forward to providing high-quality job opportunities for many years to come in the new state-of-the-art facility we are building. We would also like to thank Hillwood and look forward to working with them to build the new facility. At Helen of Troy, we pride ourselves on being a part of the communities in which we live and work. We encourage and support our associates to stay actively involved in their communities, and we welcome the opportunity to be a part of Gallaway’s continued growth and success. Having grown our sales by more than 60 percent since we launched our Transformation Plan seven years ago to over $2 billion, this new distribution center is a critical project to catch up with our expansion and deliver on our future growth strategies with greater scale and efficiency. The new facility expands our distribution operations in the region, allowing us to re-optimize our existing facilities to better fit the specific needs of each of our business segments as we serve our retail and direct-to- consumer customers.” – Julien R. Mininberg, CEO, Helen of Troy Limite

“This massive new project is a game changer for Gallaway and we are thrilled to partner with Hillwood and Helen of Troy to bring jobs and capital investment to our city. We appreciate the hard work of the State of Tennessee, Fayette County, Jones Lang LaSalle, our City of Gallaway staff and Board of Commissioners in making this project happen." – Gallaway City Mayor Jamie Mayo

“The new addition of Helen of Troy to Fayette County and the City of Gallaway will have a tremendous impact. Through the cooperation of the State of Tennessee, City of Gallaway and Fayette County, a project has been landed that will develop an area that will benefit everyone in our county and our region. I want to welcome and thank the folks at Helen of Troy and their developer, Hillwood, for the opportunity to show case what we have to offer.” – Fayette County Mayor Rhea “Skip” Taylor

“TVA and Chickasaw Electric Cooperative congratulate Helen of Troy on its decision to locate and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Fayette County. Helping to foster job creation and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service, and we are proud to partner with Fayette County and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“This significant investment is great news for Fayette County and the Gallaway community. It will result in 350 new jobs which will help strengthen the local economy and improve our community. I am pleased Helen of Troy has chosen Fayette County for this new building. I appreciate the work of local officials, Governor Lee and Commissioner Rolfe and his team for securing this investment.” – Sen. Page Walley (R-Bolivar)

“I’m very proud to welcome Helen of Troy to Fayette County. Tennessee continues to be a top choice for growing businesses and this investment demonstrates our state’s commitment to creating a business-friendly environment. These 350 new jobs bring welcomed opportunities for our residents, and I thank Helen of Troy for their investment in our community.” – Rep. Ron Gant (R-Rossville)

About Helen of Troy Limited Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) is a leading global consumer products company offering creative products and solutions for its customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands, including OXO, Hydro Flask, Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, PUR, Hot Tools and Drybar. We sometimes refer to these brands as our Leadership Brands. All trademarks herein belong to Helen of Troy Limited (or its subsidiaries) and/or are used under license from their respective licensors.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

Helen of Troy Limited Contacts Anne Rakunas, Director, External Communications Helen of Troy Limited (915) 225-4841

Allison Malkin, Partner ICR, Inc. (203) 682-8200

TNECD Media Contact Jennifer McEachern Director of Communications and Marketing (615) 336-2689 [email protected]


REVIEW: 'Camino Real' gives surreal glimpse inside Tennessee Williams' head

The show's setting is over-pronounced real, an Anglicization, from Spanish "camino" meaning "the way," and "real" for "royal," so roughly "king's road," or "royal highway." Yet there's little literal about the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance production of Tennessee Williams' "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," which ran Feb. 15-26.As concocted by director Matt Davis, it goes madly unspooling like Lewis Carroll on mushrooms visiting T...

The show's setting is over-pronounced real, an Anglicization, from Spanish "camino" meaning "the way," and "real" for "royal," so roughly "king's road," or "royal highway." Yet there's little literal about the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance production of Tennessee Williams' "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," which ran Feb. 15-26.

As concocted by director Matt Davis, it goes madly unspooling like Lewis Carroll on mushrooms visiting Tijuana, a hallucination, a mirage, an existential thought-puzzle.

Surreal way might fit.

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Some stagings callled for 90 actors; Elia Kazan's too-realistic version used 36. Davis fulfilled the Marian Gallaway Theatre stage with just over a dozen able and often double- or triple-cast players, moving within Brad Caleb Lee's emotive and in-motion set, draped skeletal rolling frameworks like the Man of La Mancha's imagined dragons, speckled with images that rise, fall, and sometimes reappear, changed. Fabrics waste through until raw lights burn, then perhaps return, overelaborate, velvet-thick. Pieces roll into shadows, and dizzily waver back out. Kudos to all the crew and tech folks who built and operated the massive works, a show all its own.

A carnival parade of supplicants bleeds a fast-drying fountain. A body — not named, but call it F.R. Shadowing — lies discarded and disregarded on stage, stepped over like roadkill. Disturbing cleaners wearing beaked plague masks — graveyard shifts, predatory birds, Quetzalcóatl the Mayan feathered serpent, symbol of death and resurrection — sweep and perhaps sing — it's unclear where sounds originate, given masks -- eerie as aeolian pipes howling over badlands, punctuated by a clacking like castanets, or hardened nails on tile.

If "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," shortened sometimes to "Camino Real" — not to be confused with its also 1953-born Ian Fleming novel, "Casino Royale" — represents a journey inside Williams' mind, his externalization of stories drawn from life and times, then my, do I suddenly worry a bit less about my own sanity.

In addition to a few problems of clarity, to be expected from the Gallaways' known dead spots, from often-overlapping, imperfectly mixed sound and dialogue, and perhaps from actors more familiar working musicals, mic'ed, and thus not properly projecting, there are issues with young folks playing faded icons such as Casanova or Marguerite.

When a supposedly "frightfully old" prostitute offering love, negotiable, is in reality a woman neither anything like old nor anywhere near frightful, it turns Kilroy's rejection, his "ideals," suspect. Yet that can play, given Williams' ever-present, often sublimated LGBTQ themes. And to stretch the conceit even farther, inside every old person is that young person wondering what just happened, so angst need not be sole province of the aged.

Playwright's notes speak of "grace, mystery and sadness," and while evidence suggests Williams' Camino Real originally envisioned as a Mesoamerican port, the UA production's workplace-like water fountain, movie-star images (Cary Grant and Rock Hudson as virtual twins, in studio-portrait light and shadow, from their primes; probably not coincidental given Hudson as emblem of Hollywood actors playing hetero leading-man/romantic males, while in real life, discreetly living in the closet) could present a commingling of wilder western meadows (Las Vegas) or a city of fallen angels (Los Angeles), a mystical vision of those, before there was a united set of states.

Kilroy was here

Described as a '53 play, that's for the full-length Broadway debut. Williams began writing it in 1946, after a romantic visit to Mexico the year before. In his book "Memoirs," the playwright said ''That was the manuscript Audrey Wood (Williams' agent) told me to put away and not show to anybody." Critics were, it's safe to say, divided. Some called it Williams' greatest; others, his worst.

But it's odious to compare, art isn't sports — goalposts aren't drawn, and scoring runs obsequious to clairvoyant, by which I mean, there aren't numbers — and it's neither a best nor worst. It's an experience. As with all subjective truths, there aren't two sides to this story. There'd be about 7.9 billion, as it's unlikely two people, even sitting side by side at the Gallaway on the same night, would walk out having felt the same encounter.

What IS the story? Well, there's a dude named Kilroy (Baine Ellis), inspired by the World War II graffiti promulgated by GIs, a cartoon figure of a bald head with dangling proboscis peeking over a fence or wall, saying "Kilroy was Here."

What did that mean? Somewhat like this play, it was, to oversimplify, existential: Somebody — Kilroy, an indefinable man, an Everyman — had at one time been stationed here, encamped here, stormed here to take it from another.

The 'toon may derive from an older Foo figure, from Australia, or complaining Chad from the United Kingdom, with simple curves and lines suggesting either Greek letter Omega — The end, as in the Alpha and the Omega; they hadn't yet reached Zed — or a sine wave for alternating current, with plus and minus eyes, and fingers symbolizing electrical resistors. A warning. Nazis feared "Kilroy" was a code.

But the devil — and Esmerelda (Patricia Girondi Schlabendorff), Casanova (Cameron Hollenquest), and Don Quixote (Alexis Reeves) — is in the details. "The Fellowship of the Ring" came out a year after "Camino Real," or Williams might have borrowed from Tolkien's Gandalf: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

Kilroy is a worn-down middle-ish aged male wearing literal golden gloves slung around sweat-stained neck — pugnacious machismo presentation — wandering a possibly mythical city, or purgatory, or frontier, nestled in or near a desert. Kilroy moves, whether time does or not. Characters he interacts with can be bizarrely presentational, maddeningly elliptical, comedic, melodramatic, seductive, abrasive, or several other adjectives.

Whose city-space is it? Perhaps it's run by a broad, expansive personality named Gutman (played by Hunter Thomas with bluff bravado, tempered by self-awareness) — probably after Kasper Gutman, chief baddie from the 1941 film "The Maltese Falcon," as enacted by extravagantly proportioned Sydney Greenstreet, though given climes suggested by sweat, and the dust of crumped paper cups littering like dropped petals, Thomas stands resplendent in tropical whites, more like Greenstreet's Signor Ferrari from "Casablanca," which Williams claimed to have seen 40 times, while working as a movie usher — proprietor of hotel Siete Mares.

The most literal Spanish-to-English translation suggests "seven seas," though given this play's surreality, the sound suggests siesta (a mid-day break) and nightmares (mare being an old English word for a demon who disturbs sleep). A mid-day's mare.

All these words and depths you have to ponder, because Williams had things on his mind. Or bursting out of it.

The 10 blocks refer to scenes, though Williams had expanded that to 16 before publication. Don't think too much. It'll only get in the way, like trying to elucidate a dream.

A personal odyssey

Somewhat like watching a show technically in your language, but performed by Scottish or Australian actors, there's a kind of settling required within such a langurous-frantic linguistic hothouse. Whether intentionally, by the writer, or guided by the director, or perhaps as result of adjustment, Kilroy's odyssey becomes clearer, more personal, as blocks stutter by. We want Hollenquest's suave Casanova to find love with Marguerite (Lillie Boring). the wan courtesan from Alexadre Dumas' "Lady of the Camellias."

While we enjoy the bright, chaotic hilarity of the Oracle (Lauryn Green), we feel prompted to watch her slide aside for adopted daughter Esmerelda. In Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," young Agnes/Esme is kidnapped by Romani — called "gypsies" by Hugo, though that's now considered pejorative — and put to work as a dancer. In Williams' version, she seems to be prostituted, though even that's not clear. The Oracle refers to her kid as "the queen of hearts" and "the booby prize."

Esme offers a virginity she may or may not possess, in return for the kindness of a stranger.

By this seventh — ish — block, we've latched on to Ellis' embodiment of a mid-century Williams male, an earnest performance of the sort played by veteran character actors such as Eli Wallach or Denholm Elliott, later on by showier players such as Al Pacino and Martin Sheen. He takes it fairly, and clearly, down a middle path, flaring up when needed, dealing directly with the oddly dated turns of phrase, bringing it back into the real kind of real, with just a hint of weary, yet not defeated, Humphrey Bogart, especially in the scene with Schlabendorff.

She plays the character musically, riding scales, given Esme's amusing-confusing blend of madonna and whore; she's innocent but aware of her attractions; beguiling, but married to ideals — echoing Kirby's rejection of the earlier "love" offering — and a heart possibly bigger than his, at least figuratively.

Another odd repetition: Kilroy insists he's got a heart big as the head of a baby. Is that bad? Depends on the baby, and the container body, I'd guess, but for Kilroy it's an issue, and it literally becomes an issue on his perhaps-death, brought forth from a body as if a child itself being delivered.

Sound and surreal

In addition to the realized-surreal changes in sets and blocks, one of the finer graces of Davis' production is the dimensionality of sound, crafted by Benton Davis, who also plays and sings on stage, strumming figures on guitar that again suggest a more Anglicized real, invoking pop-song figures from "Rhiannon" (a Welsh/Celtic deity-magic woman who chooses and rewrites her destiny, written and sung by a woman associated with "witchy" imagery and themes), to "Sympathy for the Devil" (a fallen angel as imagined by a UK band, originally played in samba rhythms).

Davis is an always a welcome sight not just for sometimes subtle, sometimes closer to on-the-nose evocations, but for his fab purple suit, something like a flamboyant western Nudie Cohn design, but with Mardi Gras flair. Fittingly for the spectacles of this "Camino Real," Lee also designed the costumes, a treat from Casanova's leather-Latin-lover/rock star look, to Esmerelda's darkly seductive pseudo-mythological sweep, to Quixote's cartoonish mock-up.

This is good a time as any to say: Cast Ryleigh Wido in everything. Though harder to pick out as one of the covered-up street cleaners, the undergrad actor pops in a too-brief burst as Sancho. She's got the timing, physicality and ineffable star appeal the best triple threats show. Wido's sunny burst of hilarious brilliance not only helps loft the end, it blunts a bent toward nihilism.

Hey, if you're literalizing a romantic, troubled mindscape, there's got to be neuron blocks left over for pure joy, right?

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Each week WREG is rounding up the highest and lowest scores from Shelby County restaurant inspections. Find more restaurant scores from Shelby County and other Tennessee counties here.

Sonic Drive-In3804 Summer Memphis, TN 38122Score: 81Violations include: Unlabeled food containers; dirty wiping cloth left on prep table and bread tray; uncovered coffee filters; dirty sink, kitchen equipment and freezer; leaky faucets; clogged toilets; overflowing grease trap; dirty restrooms; grease build-up around fryers. See report.

McDonald’s1666 Winchester Road Memphis, TN 38116Score: 87Violations include: No paper towels at hand sink; flies in the food prep area; black build-up inside ice machine; beef and chicken patties uncovered in freezer; exterior of drink machines dirty; coffee filters uncovered. See report.

Waffle Mania2302 Peres Avenue Memphis, TN 38108Score: 88Violations include: Cell phone on prep table; leaky mop sink faucet; foul odor coming from floor drain; dirty grease trap top; dirty floors and walls; damaged ceiling tiles; thermometer not provided for freezer; dirty vent-a-hood missing filter. See report.

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Former Alabama running back Ahmaad Galloway found dead at 42: report

Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Ahmaad Galloway was found dead in his apartment Monday, according to a report by WVTM 13.Galloway was 42 years old.Galloway was a teacher at Compton-Drew Middle School in St. Louis, and the school’s principal, Susan Reid, said a welfare check led to his dis...

Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Ahmaad Galloway was found dead in his apartment Monday, according to a report by WVTM 13.

Galloway was 42 years old.

Galloway was a teacher at Compton-Drew Middle School in St. Louis, and the school’s principal, Susan Reid, said a welfare check led to his discovery.


Galloway's cause of death is still being investigated.

"Ahmaad was always on time, very responsible. So, we knew something might be wrong," Reid said. "There wasn’t anything disrupted at Ahmaad’s apartment, so we are thinking that it could have been a medical issue."


Galloway was a standout during his time at Alabama, totaling 1,830 yards on the ground with 17 touchdowns over four years at the university. His best season came in 2001, when he rushed for 881 yards on 174 carries with six touchdowns.

He initially spent time as a backup to eventual NFL star Shaun Alexander.

Galloway was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft, but he had to sit out that season due to an injury.


When he returned to the field, it was in NFL Europe. Galloway played with the Scottish Claymores and did well, but Denver eventually moved him to the San Diego Chargers.

Galloway played for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe and, after being with the Chargers for the 2004 season, was released.


Galloway went into high school coaching in 2010.


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