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  Olive Branch student becomes honorary police officer for his birthday

An Olive Branch boy lived out his dream when some police officers surprised him on his 11th birthday.

Fire station’s new mascot has the crew “feline” fine

  Memphis pie shop named best in Tennessee

  5 Great Things: 250 people become U.S. citizens in Memphis; Pie shop named best in state

  250 people become U.S. citizens in Memphis

First responders monument to be erected in Bartlett

St. Jude President, CEO wins Pediatric Oncology Award

Continued Coverage

  Memphis Grammy winners celebrate at Lafayette’s

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

  Filming for 'Bluff City Law’ pilot takes over Oxford

5 Great Things: Best Buy raises $20M for St. Jude; New movie theater open downtown

  SCSO partners with MIFA to provide seniors with meals

  Memphis-area sailor surprises daughter after year-long deployment

  New movie theater now open in Downtown Memphis

From recliner seats to reserved seating and a full service restaurant, the Malco Powerhouse Cinema Grill is making a statement in Downtown Memphis.

  Construction begins on Hampline project

Construction has begun on the Hampline--a long-awaited connection between Shelby Farms Park and Overton Park.

  Exclusive ’Text-to-911′ feature to launch in Shelby County

The Memphis Police and Fire 911 Dispatch centers takes thousands of calls a day and soon, they will be the first in the state of Tennessee to implement a "text to 911" service.

  Best Buy donates $20.8M to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Best Buy presented a $20 million check to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Wednesday.

  4,000 students rewarded for completing Grizzlies’ reading challenge

  West Collierville Middle School students share real-world learning skills

  Helping Heroes: Mentors needed for Shelby County Veterans Court program

Military man stationed in Kuwait for over a year surprises mom in McComb

Best Buy raises $20M for St. Jude in holiday campaign

  Memphis hosts Inaugural Black Millennial Political Convention

  South African Civil Rights activist visits the Mid-South

A Civil Rights leader from South Africa is making a stop in the Mid-South this weekend.

  5 Great Things: FedEx unveils new delivery bot; $60K lottery ticket sold in Memphis

As we jump into March, let's check out 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

Memphis girls’ rugby team featured by Nike

As part of the brand's "Dream Crazier" series, the Freedom Prep rugby squad is the subject of the 5-minute, documentary style video.

  Memphis roots help teen earn spot on ‘The Voice’

Memphis native Savannah Brister stopped by the WMC Action News 5 studios to talk about her journey to the big stage on “The Voice.”

  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.

  Douglass K-8 students celebrate Mid-South figures for Black History Month

Students at Douglass K-8 Optional School celebrated Black History Month by honoring Mid-South African-American figures.

  Students receive culturally-sensitive books through ‘I Love Reading’ initiative

For the last five years, Greater Memphis Media has provided what they call ‘culturally sensitive’ books to elementary schools.

$60K lottery ticket sold in Memphis

One lucky Memphian won $60,000 playing Lotto America.

Leukemia survivor achieves dream, becomes United States Marine

After going into remission, Campofiori faced a hard time while applying to the military.

  Memphis Zoo celebrates International Polar Bear Day

In observation of International Polar Bear Day, the Memphis Zoo celebrated its two polar bears.

  FedEx unveils autonomous robot capable of making same-day deliveries

FedEx unveiled a new autonomous delivery robot that will be able to make deliveries to customers the same day they’re ordered.

Memphis contestant advances on ‘The Voice’

The Mid-South was represented on the Tuesday night’s episode of "The Voice."

  Mississippi town comes together after tornado tears through homes

Severe storms may have missed the Mid-South, but the same system caused tornadoes in Burnsville and Columbus, Mississippi.

  Girls Inc. hosts #GirlToo Teen Talk

Girls Inc. of Memphis hosted the first ever #GirlsToo Teen Talk Saturday morning at the Lucille Devore Tucker Center.

  Coleman Elementary School celebrates Black History Month

Students at Coleman Elementary School celebrated Black History Month on Friday by honoring a number of African American leaders in Shelby County.

  Memphis musician Kameron Whalum returns to Stax Academy

Changing lives through music, the Stax Music Academy, located in the heart of Memphis, has been cranking out young musicians for nearly two decades.

  5 Great Things: New Malco movie theater opening soon; Mid-South soldier surprises daughter

All the rain could not wash away the great things happening in the Mid-South this week, here are five.

  NBC legal drama pilot to be filmed next month in Bluff City

The Bluff City is once again taking center stage as the backdrop for a new NBC legal drama pilot, Bluff City Law.

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.

  Mid-South soldier surprises daughter, returns early after deployment

After serving overseas, a North Mississippi soldier made a very special visit Wednesday to surprise his daughter.

  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.

Chick-fil-A offering keto-friendly menu options

The restaurant’s keto-friendly option allows you to eat on the go while sticking to the popular diet trend.

  New Malco movie theater set to open in March

Memphis is getting a new movie theater.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

  Rugby team finds new home in empty Vance Middle School field

Memphis Inner City Rugby has partnered with Shelby County Schools and Advanced Memphis to make use of the old football field at Vance Middle School.

Sister dances for donations in Wish-a-Thon

One sibling’s love for her sister motivates her to give back with every dance move that she’s got.

  5 Great Things: Memphians join Kelly Clarkson on tour; Mid-South musicians win big at the Grammy’s

There were plenty of heart-felt activities on this week of love. Here are 5 of the Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

  Memphis school pampers cancer survivors, caretakers for Valentine’s Day

A Memphis school gave back Thursday by pampering cancer patients, survivors and caretakers for Valentine's Day.

  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.

  Memphis hospital is 1st to use new FDA-approved device to fix hole in infant’s heart

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital becomes world’s first hospital to use device.

Gr8 Job: Making sure kids in Blytheville stay dry in the rain

It’s been a rainy few days in Region 8 but one man in Blytheville is making sure the kids stay dry.

  Hernando brothers create candle, fire starter business to help St. Jude

Imagine being 8 or 10 years old and starting your very own business. That is exactly what two North Mississippi boys are doing, and they are doing it very well.

  Mid-South musicians win big at Grammy Awards

Musicians with Mid-South ties won big at Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

  Apple recognizes Senatobia school for excellence

A north Mississippi school has received the Distinguished School Award for a third consecutive year.

  Memphians join Kelly Clarkson on tour

Singer Kelly Clarkson brought her tour to the Mid-South Saturday, along with two Memphians who play in the band.

  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.

  Stax Museum hosts 15th annual Staxtacular

The Soulsville Foundation and the Memphis Grizzlies first teamed up to host Staxtacular 15 years ago.

  5 Great Things: Mid-South dance teams win big at national competition; singer Steven Tyler spotted in Germantown

A "moment" of spring this week brought out the good deeds in full force. Here are five of the Great Things that happened in the Mid-South.

Lyft offers free rides to Memphis Black history sites

During the month of February, Lyft is offering one free ride to local Black history museums, memorials, and Black-owned businesses in Memphis and other cities across the U.S. and Canada in honor of Black History Month.

RHONJ alum Kathy Wakile partners with Remington College Memphis on new culinary program

Former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Kathy Wakile helped design the new culinary lab at Remington College Memphis.

  ‘Superhero’ surgery a success; Mid-South man donates liver to stranger

A Mid-South superhero who is saving lives in real life.

  Breakthrough medical procedure can help prevent miscarriage

A medical breakthrough is giving hope to pregnant women struggling to carry their babies full term.

  Memphis community turns out to support youth boxing

The City of Memphis recently created a youth boxing event, and it has taken off!

  Mid-South players net scholarships on National Signing Day

The February National Signing Period is like a second Christmas for college football coaches around the nation.

  Mid-South babies ‘Go Red’ for Heart Month

Mid-South babies showed their support for American Heart Month on Wednesday.

  Memphis 200: Bringing life back to Victorian Village

As Memphis celebrates its 200th birthday, we're taking a look back at her history, and previewing what's to come.

  Construction starts next month on Hampline project connecting Overton Park, Greenline

Memphis cycling enthusiasts have a big reason to cheer – the long-awaited Hampline connecting Shelby Farms Park to Overton Park has been given the green light.

  WATCH: SC mom shares heartfelt duet between daughter with Down syndrome and homeless man

Her mother says Neveah may be non-verbal, “but her actions speaks louder than words.”

  Clayborn Temple approved for $42K renovations

A historic Memphis landmark is in line for a big boost.

Two Co-Lin students sing their way to free chicken and into everyone’s hearts

18-year-old Jon Taylor Thames and 20-year-old Fisher Warren took the opportunity to show their dedication to the Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings by camping out so they would be the very first ones in line.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital celebrates 57 years of service

Monday, Feb. 4 marks 57 years of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The children's hospital was found this day back in 1962.

  Singer Steven Tyler attends scarf-cutting for Janie’s House

Youth Villages is partnering with Singer Steven Tyler on a special project.

Mid-South dance teams win big at national competition

Collierville High School’s dance team are national champions.

Singer Steven Tyler spotted in Germantown

A famous rock star was spotted in the Mid-South this weekend.

Memphis Zoo giant panda predicts Super Bowl winner

Le Le the giant panda has spoken.

Renderings released for Tom Lee Park redesign project

The renderings for the Tom Lee Park redesign project have been released.