5 Great Things: Mud Island gets upgrades, NCRM given top honor

5 Great Things: Mud Island gets upgrades, NCRM given top honor

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It may have rained a lot the past few weeks, but it has not dampened the giving spirit. Here are 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

Whitehaven Elementary STEM School is getting new educational technology in the form of game-based learning, thanks to a $5,000 donation from the TVA.

The Mud Island River Park reopened to humans and dogs for free, from dawn to dusk. The Mississippi River Museum also reopened for business.

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris delivered lunch to Belle Forest Community School teachers as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week.

The National Civil Rights Museum was named one of the top 10 recipients of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award will be presented in June.

Some West Memphis firefighters came to the rescue of homeowner Iziah Nixon, when they noticed him using a sling blade to cut his grass after theives stole three different lawnmowers from him. The firefighters returned to the scene with a mower and finished the job.

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