Laurelwood Unplugged offers free concert series

Every Thursday night in April, Laurelwood Unplugged will now be on the patio at Libro at Laurelwood Shopping Center, located inside Novel.

  Memphis Zoo looking for bamboo sources to feed Giant Pandas

  ‘All clear’ at Millington naval base after discovery of explosives prompts shelter-in-place order

Central BBQ named among top southern barbeque restaurants

Shelby County Schools receives $1 million grant

  Next Catholic bishop of Memphis set to take office April 2

  County nominates first female African-American Chief Public Defender

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  City of Memphis announces pay raise for public safety employees

  Memphis in May unveils poster saluting city for 200th birthday

  Vote delayed on Memphis 3.0 plan after some residents claim they weren’t included

Sheriff’s department in Arkansas receives military rescue vehicle

  Community shows support for Memphis Islamic Center after New Zealand massacre

Bridge card game championships come to Memphis

Goodwill holding job fair in Collierville

Goodwill is holding a hiring event in Collierville March 19.

  Midtown residents oppose construction of new town homes

Demolition crews were already at work on Jefferson Avenue Thursday as Midtown residents gathered downtown to fight what’s set to become their newest neighbor.

Agricenter identified as potential location for National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The Agricenter is one of 67 candidates for NIFA, which is under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

First responders monument to be erected in Bartlett

Bartlett first responders will be honored with monument.

  Midtown neighbors fight new town homes, say design doesn’t match the area

  Communities mourn the loss of Memphis musician John Kilzer

  Police ID Sardis officer involved in deadly crash

  TV extras wanted: Filming for NBC pilot ‘Bluff City Law’ begins this month

  SCS outlines proposal to hold back 2nd graders who aren’t proficient readers

  VIDEO: Fire destroys church in Hughes, Arkansas

  Lauderdale County leaders lay out plan to rescue struggling hospital

Monday officials in Lauderdale County laid out their plan to save their struggling, rural hospital with the group saying a buyer has been found as the hospital will go through a bankruptcy filing.

Girl Scouts Heart of the South extending cookie sales to March 24

Missed your chance to buy Girl Scout cookies in the Mid-South? You’re in luck.

  Mississippi counties recovering after weekend EF-0 tornadoes

The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in North Mississippi on Saturday.

  Filming for 'Bluff City Law’ pilot takes over Oxford

A TV production crew has taken over the Oxford Square, bringing with them giant lights, trailers full of equipment and a large team.

Rates increase for Tennessee child care programs, helping families in need

Rates are going up for all providers who take part in Tennessee's Child Care Certificate Programs.

Tennessee State Parks offering free guided hikes March 23

The hikes are for every level, from short easy-to-walk trails to longer treks through adventurous terrain.

  Lauderdale Community Hospital will not close, community leaders say

A group of community leaders are rallying in a renewed effort to save Lauderdale Community Hospital.

  FBI searches 3 health clinics in West Tennessee

FBI agents served search warrants Friday at Care Rite locations in Halls, Ripley and Dyersburg, Tennessee.

  ‘Bluff City Law’ filming next week in Oxford

The NBC pilot "Bluff City Law" is filming next week in Oxford, Mississippi and will use the courthouse as a backdrop for the show.

  Red Cross provides shelter for Savannah TN flood victims

Some Savannah homes along the Tennessee River remain under water after torrential rains caused widespread flooding.

  Bill would make Mississippi HOA’s a taxing authority

Mississippi lawmakers are considering a bill that would give Home Owner Associations taxing authority.

  Mississippi River mayors lobby in D.C. for help in communities prior to flood season

Mayors from all along the Mississippi River are looking to Washington this week to help their communities before flood season.

  Memphis-area sailor surprises daughter after year-long deployment

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class D'Laurence Neely surprised his daughter, Da'Jah, after a year-long deployment.

Stax Museum holding job and summer camp fair Saturday

The family-friendly event will have information on summer camps, jobs and volunteer opportunities.

Arkansas lawmakers vote to put highway sales tax on ballot

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to putting on next year's ballot a proposal to permanently extend a half-cent sales tax for state highways

  Memphis City Council wants security cameras repositioned throughout city

There are currently about 2,000 cameras placed strategically across the city looking to catch criminals in the act.

  SCSO says leads have dried up in case of missing 85-year-old woman

Shelby County investigators say tips regarding Pandora Duckett have "pretty much stopped coming in" in the weeks since she went missing.

  Bill would allow fireworks sales in Millington

A bill to allow retail fireworks sales in Millington has made it through a House subcommittee.

  Local gym owners continue fight on fitness tax

Memphis gyms are fighting against a state tax on fitness centers, and in Nashville, lawmakers are considering removing it.

MAS reduces dog adoption fees for ‘Dog Life Savings Time’

Memphis Animal Services has announced that dog adoption fees will be reduced to $25 for “Dog Life Savings Time,” an adoption promotion in honor of Daylight saving time.

  Whitehaven residents fight trash facility expansion

There’s a heated debate in Whitehaven over a proposed waste facility expansion.

  Report: 2018 is deadliest year for pedestrians since 1990

The report found SUVs involved in pedestrian deaths increased by 50 percent since 2013.

Blight patrol cleans up Bettis Cemetery

One of the oldest marked cemeteries in Shelby County was cleaned on Monday after blight filled the property.

  Pink Palace unveils exhibit for Memphis’ bicentennial

The Pink Palace is hosting a special exhibit in celebration of Memphis’ bicentennial.

Memphis after-hours warming center to open Sunday night

With severe weather approaching and wind chill in the teens, the after-hours warming center will reopen Sunday night.

New TN program protects survivors of violence by making some public records confidential

Under current Tennessee law, most state and local records are public and available for anyone to look at, including a victim’s attacker.

  City of Memphis advertising 8 large parcels of land to spur private development

The city of Memphis is trying to spur more development in the urban core, now advertising eight sites around the city that would be prime for private development.

  Volunteers clean up piles of trash from Fox Hollow Townhomes

Trash, boxes, and tires have all been illegally dumped at Fox Hollow Townhomes, where residents are forced to live among the garbage.

Baddour Center hosts fifth annual ‘Dancing For Our Stars’

Baddour Center will host its fifth annual “Dancing For Our Stars" March 9.

11-month-old dies after being found unresponsive in bathtub

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has launched an investigation after a baby was found unresponsive in a bathtub Thursday night.

  Remains of Vietnam Navy pilot return home after more than 50 years

Lieutenant Tito Lannom was Missing in Action during the Vietnam War. Now 51 years later, his remains are back home for burial.

  Memphis helps ‘Reimagine’ the Raleigh community toward a renaissance

The city of Memphis is helping out communities like Raleigh, once the county seat of Shelby County, with a plan for the future.

  Germantown Country Club closes; leaders meet to preserve facility

After nearly 50 years, the Germantown Country Club closed its doors on Thursday.

  Secret ‘vault’ at National Civil Rights Museum contains historic items

What millions of National Civil Right Museum visitors don’t know is that tucked away in a secret on-site location is a room, commonly known as the Vault.

  Founder of group mentoring Memphis’ youth named Mid-South Hero

It’s easy to see a problem and do nothing. For our February Mid-South Hero, it was easier to start a program to fix a city-wide problem and much harder to do absolutely nothing.


A weather system producing heavy rain and flooding Friday will intensify overnight and through the day Saturday to bring a threat for severe storms to the Mid-South.

  Cordova woman dies in single-car crash

The wreck happened near Morning Sun Road and Houston Levee around midnight Wednesday.

  U of M law students file lawsuits to fight blight

University of Memphis law students joined forces with the Neighborhood Preservation Clinic to file lawsuits against 30 blighted properties Thursday.

Macon Hall students celebrate Black History Month with musical performance

Students at Macon Hall Elementary celebrated Black History Month Thursday with a musical performance featuring special guests from Royal Studios.

  Petition filed to drop an 'R' from Forrest Avenue

A Memphis neighborhood has filed a petition to change a street name back to its original, which was changed nearly 100 years ago.

  Residents react to power outages caused by storm

Lemoyne-Owen College canceled classes Wednesday due to a power outage.

  South Bluffs neighborhood pushes for more SkyCops to deter crime

Downtown residents in the South Bluffs area are pushing for SkyCop cameras to surround their neighborhood.

  Memphis 200: Back to the beginning of Memphis in May

Memphis in May is a force in economic development that helped breathe life back into a dying Downtown Memphis in the 1970s.

  City Council approves de-annexing south Cordova

Memphis City Council members approved de-annexing South Cordova from the city of Memphis.

  Council members concerned Tom Lee Park redesigns could interfere with Memphis in May festivities

Memphis City Council members brought up their concerns at Tuesday’s meeting over the massive redesign of Tom Lee Park and the impact it could have on future years of Memphis in May.

Chronic Wasting Disease confirmed in additional MIssissippi counties, per state wildlife officials

Deer from Panola County and Tallahatchie County have recently tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.

  Memphis civil rights pioneer Judge Russell Sugarmon dies

Judge Russell Sugarmon, one of the first African Americans to make a serious bid for a major city office in Memphis in 1959, has died. He was 89 years old.

  Shelby County deputies complete written portion of psych reassessments, move on to face-to-face interviews

As of Monday, the sheriff’s office says their deputies and jailers have completed phase one of the reassessment -- a written exam -- and phase two, which includes a face-to-face interview, is underway.

  4th annual Memphis Black Restaurant Week set to be biggest one yet, founder says

Memphis Black Restaurant Week will enter its fourth year March 3-9, with fresh opportunities for new eateries.

  South Cordova faces deannexation vote

Shelby County Commission Chair Van Turner says plans are already in the works to welcome back South Cordova residents on January 1, 2021.

  Black History Month: The historic Four Way Grill

If you've lived in Memphis for any length of time, you most likely know about it or have eaten there at least once.We’re talking about one of this country’s oldest soul food restaurants, the Four Way on Mississippi Boulevard.

Mid-South babies share Valentine’s Day messages

Mid-South babies shared some sweet messages for Valentine’s Day Thursday.

Applications available for Shelby County Summer Youth Internships

Students will earn $8.00 per hour while working 37.5 hours per week.

  Cardi B, Dave Matthews Band, The Killers to headline 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival has released its 2019 concert lineup which features the following headliners: Dave Matthews Band, The Killers, Cardi B, G-Eazy, One Republic and more.

  Shelby County Commission votes against stone and gravel pit in community

A fight nearly a decade old to keep a gravel pit out of a north Shelby county neighborhood has come to an end… or has it?

  Memphis trash pile not picked up after 2 years despite multiple requests

We’re getting answers about a pile of trash that one resident has been reporting to the city for the past two years.

  Community, city leaders honor Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner

Dozens came together Saturday to show appreciation and admiration for Shelby County's first African-American sheriff.

Mid-South teacher Candous Brown writes book chronicling career

A local educator is now an author.