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Digital Content Producer
Courtney Mickens is a digital content producer at WMC Action News 5.
Recent Articles by Courtney
UTHSC develops hand sanitizer during coronavirus pandemic
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is stepping up to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Published March 27, 2020 at 12:32 PM
Corky’s Ribs & BBQ gives laid-off employees boxes of frozen food
One of the biggest names in barbeque in the Mid-South is giving back to its employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published March 26, 2020 at 12:47 PM
What is considered an essential or non-essential business in Memphis?
Mayors across Shelby County have issued a "safer-at-home" order for residents amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Published March 24, 2020 at 10:56 AM
Clarksdale, Miss. issues citywide curfew amid coronavirus pandemic
Mayor Chuck Espy has issued a citywide curfew for Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Published March 23, 2020 at 11:52 AM
#BartlettBearHunt could give families a positive distraction from the pandemic
Looking for things to with the kids? Mayor Keith McDonald and the City of Bartlett have created a positive distraction for families from the coronavirus pandemic.
Published March 23, 2020 at 8:32 AM
Gov. Bill Lee says search for survivors continues as individuals remain unaccounted for following overnight tornadoes
Leaders across the state of Tennessee are surveying damages after tornadoes ripped through the Nashville area overnight.
Published March 3, 2020 at 5:22 PM
‘Be prepared’ Gov. Bill Lee says Tennessee has a plan for the coronavirus
While showing support for the permitless carry legislation, Governor Bill Lee issued a statement concerning the coronavirus in Tennessee.
Published February 27, 2020 at 12:21 PM
‘Better safe than sorry’: Local deputies offer to test meth for coronavirus
A local sheriff’s department issued a clever warning about a possible meth contamination.
Published February 27, 2020 at 10:46 AM
Shelby County mayor announced proposal for paid parental leave for employees
The mayor of Shelby County has announced a proposal for employees thinking about becoming parents.
Published February 24, 2020 at 12:27 PM
Autopsy released after skeletal remains found behind Cordova shopping center
New details have been released after skeletal remains were found behind a shopping center on N. Germantown Parkway back in August 2019.
Published February 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM
Christian Brothers University launches nursing program to combat regional shortage
A new program at Christian Brothers University will soon be accepting students for the fall semester.
Published February 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM
St. Jude patient meets players and coaches during NBA All Star Weekend
A St. Jude patient got the chance to rub elbows with players, coaches and mascots during NBA All-Star Weekend.
Published February 18, 2020 at 11:43 AM
Memphis in May announces lineup for 2020 Beale Street Music Festival
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Memphis in May has announced the lineup for the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival.
Published February 12, 2020 at 6:59 AM
Memphis Zoo looking to hire 100 team members
If you’re looking for a new job, the Memphis Zoo has an opportunity for you!
Published February 7, 2020 at 11:13 AM
Several Mid-South school districts dismissing early after severe weather threats
Multiple school districts in the Mid-South are closing early after severe weather threatens the area.
Published February 5, 2020 at 12:58 PM
10 children in Tennessee have died from the flu this season, officials say
So far, nine children have died from the flu in Tennessee this season, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.
Published February 5, 2020 at 10:36 AM
Missing 12- and 13-year-old boys found safe, police say
Investigators say missing 12 and 13-year-old boys in the Memphis area have been found safe.
Published January 23, 2020 at 5:43 PM
Ole Miss launching robot food delivery service
Ordering food just got easier for students at the University of Mississippi.
Published January 22, 2020 at 12:51 PM
Ways to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Memphis
People across the Mid-South are celebrating the life and legacy of Revered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Published January 20, 2020 at 10:15 AM
Why was a teacher with a criminal background hired by SCS?
A teacher at Oakhaven Elementary School has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. WMC Action News 5 revealed the teacher has a criminal history dating back to 1992 at Jacksonville State University.
Courtney Mickens and
Published January 7, 2020 at 11:59 AM
Eighth death and over 523 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Arkansas
Region 8 Newsdesk
Shelby County reports 2 new deaths from COVID-19; cases top 400
Tax deadline extended for businesses in Tennessee amid coronavirus outbreak
WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19
Live at 1:30: Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives daily COVID-19 briefing