5 Great Things: Water for Flint, SCSO deputies

5 Great Things: Water for Flint, SCSO deputies

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A downpour of rain can't stop the flood of great things happening in the Mid-South this week. Here are five great things that happened in the Mid-South:

Memphians spent the week celebrating and sampling the cuisine of black-owned restaurants during Memphis Black Restaurant Week. Most participating restaurants offered lunch and dinner specials.

High school students collect water for Flint

Students from Craigmont and Wooddale high schools collected water on a Memphis street corner to help people in Flint, Michigan whose water has been deemed unsafe to drink.

A couple of Shelby County Sheriff's deputies made the day special for an 8-year-old with dreams of becoming a police officer. The boy's mom said the two went above and beyond during an impromptu meeting, showing the future law officer the inside of their cruiser.

Cuban boy's heart surgery

Little Manuel Hernandez was given "the gift of life" after a complex surgery at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis. Manuel is the first Cuban child to have a medical procedure in the U.S. since Fidel Castro took office.

Shoppers rejoice! Saddle Creek is looking to make more than a million dollars in upgrades to the shopping center, including new signage, landscaping, lighting, and other upgrades. We're told Saddle Creek construction should be finished by the end of 2016.

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