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  Film crew members get married at Graceland

A Tennessee couple got a dream wedding at Graceland while they were on the job!

  Local pastor goes viral with promotion billboards

  First United Methodist celebrates first Easter in new sanctuary

  Orange Mound hosts 2nd annual health fair

  Believing Church partners with Mapco Express for free gas giveaway

Phillip Ashley Chocolates reopens in new location

  First United Methodist prepares for first Easter in new sanctuary

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  Tennessee Valley Authority educates girls on STEM careers

  5 Great Things: MAS offering adoption special, Dyersburg man wins big

  Shelby County holds first beeping Easter egg hunt for visually impaired

Police find trespassing ‘ninja’ turtle, release it with a warning

Dyersburg man wins $2 million playing lottery

  New program ‘Y on the Fly’ brings the YMCA to children in under-served areas

Memphis named a finalist to host 2020 IRONMAN triathlon

Memphis has been named a finalist as a potential host for a new IRONMAN triathlon in 2020.

  Mayor Strickland plans to fund more youth programs in Memphis

After one North Memphis police precinct responded to four homicides in 36 hours, leaders in the area called for continued and increased focus on the youth.Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland agrees.

Memphis Zoo among candidates for Best Zoo in U.S.

Memphis Zoo nominated for 'Best Zoo' award.

Mississippi teacher completes Boston Marathon

Mississippi was well represented this past Monday at the 123rd annual Boston Marathon!

  Memphis Zoo, Mid-South Kroger stores team up to launch reusable bags

  Girl finds megalodon tooth during spring break trip to NC beach

Memphis In May to build world’s longest picnic table

Dog found swimming 135 miles off shore

  Organizers closer to bringing veterans home to west Tennessee

New Southaven Chick-fil-A is giving away a year of free meals--but there’s a catch

MAS Offering ‘Game of Homes’ adoption special

Shelter launches adorable "Game of Thrones" inspired campaign

  OUTMemphis, Nike Pride host Queer Youth Field Day

OUTMemphis and Nike Pride hosted "Queer Youth Field Day" in the University of Memphis center ballroom Saturday.

  Grizz gamer changing lives in Africa, providing aid to children

Mehyar Ahmed Hassan has one of the coolest jobs in the world. The Toronto native gets paid to play video games as a part of Grizz Gaming in the NBA 2K League.

  Breakthrough at St. Jude Children’s Research could help in ALS treatment

It’s a medical breakthrough at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  Mini therapy horses visit Memphis preschoolers

Students at SRVS Kids & Families Play, Do, Learn Preschool learned about farms the past few days, so Friday the farm came to the students.

  5 Great Things: Memphiz Zoo welcomes baby giraffes, Mike Conley donates to Methodist Healthcare

There were a plethora of Great Things happening in the Mid-South this week, here are 5 examples.

  Grandmother gets new A/C unit thanks to Conway Cares Initiative

A Hickory Hill woman is getting a helping hand as the temperatures outside start to get warmer.

  Two sisters use homemade, natural products to give back to their community

From bath balms to body spray, Sister’s products are all natural, homemade bath, beauty, and even food items.

  Memphis rugby player earns full scholarship to Dartmouth

The Memphis Girls Rugby team at Freedom Prep Academy has achieved another milestone.

  Tigers mural makes debut on Central Ave

A new mural on Central Avenue is complete.

  TN man invents cooling collars, packs to keep dogs, children safe in hot weather

In the Mid-South, we sometimes enjoy above average temps in the 80′s.

  Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks visits Le Bonheur patients

Patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital had a special visitor on Tuesday!

  Memphis Zoo reveals gender, name of new baby giraffe

The Memphis Zoo revealed the name and gender of one of their new baby giraffes Wednesday.

Man shares on social media after noticing Jackson Chick-fil-A worker’s quiet act of kindness

A man waiting for his order at a Jackson Chick-Fil-A noticed a quiet act of kindness and took to social media to spread the kindness he witnessed.

  Good Samaritans donate car to homeless Mississippi man

The benefactors said they are not done helping this family; they plan to help Elijah get a permanent place to call home.

  Company donates A/C units to Memphis veterans’ home

A Mid-South veterans’ home is getting a little relief after receiving donated A/C units.

  Memphis Zoo’s baby giraffe receives its first exam

The Memphis Zoo's newest addition got its first exam.

  Memphis Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Memphis Zoo announced the birth of a new baby giraffe Saturday morning.

  Mid-South girls attend leadership conference put on by MPD, MFD

On Friday, 1,300 female students from 31 Shelby County Schools spent the day learning about the real world.

  5 Great Things: Redbirds win first game of the season, Memphis Zoo donates toys to MPD for kids

Another spring day, another week of Great Things happening in the Mid-South. Here are 5.

  Mid-South students have rollicking good time at Bill Pickett Rodeo

Four-thousand children from across the Mid-South got to go to the rodeo on Friday, but it wasn’t just any rodeo.

  CVS installs time delay drug safes at all TN pharmacies

CVS has installed time delay safes in all of its Tennessee stores.

  Korean War vet back home in Mississippi 68 years after his death

It’s been 68 years in the making, but now Korean War hero and Mississippi native James P. Alvin Shaw is back home in the Magnolia State to be laid to rest.

  Memphis YMCAs eliminate sugary drinks from kids’ menu

The American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics are calling for additional taxes on sugary beverages. Now, one Mid-South youth program is eliminating sugary drinks altogether.

DeSoto County basketball standouts want to build neighborhood court

High School students raising funds for neighborhood basketball court.

  More than $14K raised to help family of 11-year-old girl hit, killed by car

The Mid-South is going above and beyond for the family of an 11-year-old killed while crossing the street after school.

April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

It's national Peanut butter and jelly day.

Conley nominated for sportsmanship, teammate awards

Point Guard Mike Conley was named a finalist for not one, but two of the Association’s top awards--the NBA Sportsmanship Award, and the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year honor.

  Oxford High senior receives national recognition for artwork

At Oxford High School, senior Khyan Freelon is known as an artistic genius, and now he’s getting recognized nationally for his work.

  Memphis’ Muslim community hosts 4th annual MusliMEMfest

For the fourth year, Memphis’ Muslim community hosted the MusliMEMFest.

Middle school student gets national recognition

Highland Middle School student Taci Humphries has been recognized in Arkansas top youth volunteers of 2019.

  Army mom surprises her two daughters after more than a year away from home

Most of those send her around the world, but her latest mission brought her back home to Jonesboro.

  SCS students visit University of Memphis

Shelby County Schools students got an early glimpse of college life on Friday.

  Collierville couple returns home safely from Viking cruise ship

A Mid-South couple is safe at home after a terrifying ordeal aboard a Viking cruise ship.

  Memphis offering free swim camp this summer

For the second year, the City of Memphis is offering free summer camps to children. This year, the Parks Department is doing something a little different – offering an all-day swim camp.

  5 Great Things: Cardinals visit Le Bonheur, Germantown named best in TN

The month of March is coming to a close, with Great Things Happening and more on the horizon. Here's a look back at 5 from this week.

  9-year-old boy beating brain cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Before their first visit inside St. Jude, Andrea's 9-year-old son Gabe was all about the great outdoors.

  Olympic gold medalist speaks at the University of Memphis

An Olympic gold medalist spent her day in Memphis, sharing her story and inspiring young girls.

  Mid-South Heroes: Woman assists pet owners with dogs in need

Block by block and a door knock at a time, our March Mid-South Hero has dedicated her life to rescuing animals in need by offering assistance to pet owners.

  Mizzou students volunteer in Memphis for spring break

A group of 12 University of Missouri students are volunteering across Shelby County for the week.

  Oxford coffee shop donates proceeds to help orphaned teen

The city of Oxford is helping a teenager who lost his mother and father last week in a murder-suicide.

Germantown named best place to live in Tennessee

Three Mid-South cities are among the best places to live in Tennessee.

Wiseman wins Morgan Wootten Player of the Year

East High School Senior and Memphis commit James Wiseman was named the 2019 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year.

Mid-South native competing for a chance to sing on Broadway in New York City

A Mid-South native is competing for a chance to sing on Broadway.

  Shelby County government expands summer youth job program

Shelby County government is putting out the call for youth and young adults looking for summer work.

  Shelby County approves Phyllis Aluko as next chief public defender

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners has approved Phyllis Aluko to serve as the next Chief Public Defender.

Cardinals visit patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

The St. Louis Cardinals made a trip to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

  Memphis native competes on ‘The Voice’ tonight

Memphian Savannah Brister will perform in Monday night’s battle rounds on "The Voice."

Topgolf ‘Swing Suite’ coming to Gold Strike in Tunica

A $7 million plan for improvements is coming to Gold Strike Casino in Tunica.

  Thousands flock to downtown Memphis for North American Bridge Championships

Thousands of bridge players are in town for the North American Bridge Championships.

  Hundreds of volunteers help clean Wolf River Harbor

More than 200 volunteers met at Mud Island Saturday to help clean Wolf River Harbor.

St. Agnes, St. Dominic students surprise Make-A-Wish recipient with wish reveal

The students of St. Agnes and St. Dominic School made a local girl’s wish come true.

5 Great Things: Student athlete recognized, future engineers program

Spring is here! Here’s a look at five of the Great Things that blossomed in the Mid-South this week.

Olive Branch native spins the ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Bethany Patterson, a University of Alabama student who graduated from Olive Branch High School in 2017, earned herself the chance to compete after some insistence from her family.

Volunteers wanted to clean Wolf River Harbor

There’s a big cleanup happening this weekend in Downtown Memphis.

  Le Bonheur celebrates 5 years of transforming disabilities into careers with Project SEARCH

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is celebrating five years of providing an invaluable internship to special education students in Shelby County.

  Organizers unveil plans for Memphis bicentennial celebration

City and county leaders revealed the plans for Memphis' big, bicentennial celebration Thursday.

  Memphis 901 FC visits Cherokee Elementary

Cherokee Elementary students had the privilege of meeting the Memphis 901 FC Thursday.