Memphis rappers feed hundreds of families impacted by COVID-19

Some local rappers are helping to bankroll a food truck giveaway for families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and they're not done giving.

  Additional restrictions at city parks, county warns social distancing violators

MATA issuing refunds to customers who purchased passes prior to free fares

  List of Mid-South coronavirus closings: Offices, services, events and more

  Organizations stepping up to keep Memphis strong amid COVID-19 outbreak

  Tickets now available for 21st annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway!

Salvation Army partners with Memphis restaurants to feed those in need

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  Mid-Southerners practice social distancing in spring weather

  Mid-South Heroes: Firefighter dedicates herself to the people she serves

MATA reducing service times in response to COVID-19

BlueCross BlueShield donating $750K to Mid-South Food Bank

  Mother says St. Jude ‘angels’ saved her daughter’s life

  Tennessee looking for volunteers to help seniors during the pandemic

  Mid-South Food Bank suspends volunteers at warehouse, opening more mobile pantries

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mid-South Food Bank started packing 14-day food boxes for families. It has distributed 10,000 so far. Now, in an effort to keep volunteers active but out of the warehouse, supplies will be delivered to different agencies.

  Mid-South animal shelters changing protocols in response to ‘safer-at-home’ order

A lot of Mid-Southerners are taking home a furry friend during this safer-at-home order in Shelby County. While area animal shelters are still offering adoptions and fosters, protocols have changed.

  List: Free meal distribution sites for students and seniors during COVID-19 outbreak

List of meal distribution sites for students during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  Mid-South shelter seeing increase in intakes because of coronavirus outbreak

The YWCA of Greater Memphis has seen an increase in people coming to their domestic violence shelters. Leaders think it’s due to sudden life changes caused by COVID-19.

Memphis in May temporarily postponed, organizers say

  Memphis non-profits, small businesses pitching in to meet coronavirus needs

  YMCA offering child care for first responders, health care workers

Memphis Zoo temporarily closing due to coronavirus concerns

  Memphis bars and restaurants remain open — for now

  At home during the outbreak? Here are a few family-friendly activities to occupy your time

YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South suspending programming

Due to growing concerns about the coronavirus, YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South has announced that all branches will operate with limited services beginning Monday.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art temporarily closing amid coronavirus outbreak

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will be temporarily closing until March 31.

NCRM canceling all public programming until May 1st

Though the National Civil Rights Museum is currently open, it is taking preventive actions in responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Germantown Animal Shelter not accepting animal surrenders due to coronavirus outbreak

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Germantown Animal Shelter will not be accepting any animal surrenders.

  Mid-South Food Bank to deliver 50,000 food boxes

Over the next few weeks, the Mid-South Food Bank plans to package and deliver 50,000 food boxes.

  Memphis Zoo to remain open despite coronavirus concerns

Memphis Zoo announced Friday it will remain open despite concerns of the spreading coronavirus.

  MLGW gives update on its efforts to address the coronavirus outbreak

MLGW President and CEO J.T. Young is holding a press conference Friday at 3 p.m. to give an update on MLGW’s efforts to address the COVID-19 crisis affecting the community.

  MEM announces changes amid COVID-19 pandemic

Due to a reduction in passenger traffic as concerns about the COVID-19 virus have increased, Memphis International Airport is making some changes to its operations.

  MIFA to deliver extra week of meals in case of service disruption

As coronavirus concerns rise, MIFA announced Thursday they are working on ways to limit exposure to those clients.

  Restaurants implementing changes in response to COVID-19 pandemic

While restaurants are staying open, many are drastically changing protocols.

  Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day parade postponed until next month

The Beale Street Merchants Association and Beale Street Management have decided to post their 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, out of an abundance of caution.

  Local churches on alert due to COVID-19, causing one synagogue to end in-person services

The novel coronavirus is having a big effect on local churches as health officials warn against large gatherings.

  Mid-South events monitoring threat of COVID-19 infection

At least one local event has been modified amid COVID-19 concerns, but it's possible more could follow.

  Shelby County coronavirus case is ‘no risk’ to the general public, officials say

Baptist Memorial Hospital is treating Shelby County's first confirmed case of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered Coronavirus strain.

  Memphis 901 FC fans turn out for Tim Howard’s return

Soccer is back in Memphis!

  Community helps renovate home for police officer injured in Walmart shooting

As a Forrest City police officer who was injured in last month’s shooting at Walmart recovers, his community is helping him and his family by renovating their dream home.

  VIP tours of Mid-South Coliseum ongoing to spark third-party development

The city of Memphis is months away from breaking ground on a massive redevelopment plan at the Mid-South Fairgrounds, but that does not include improvements to the Mid-South Coliseum.

  Couture Cares hosting ‘Her Prom Closet Giveaway Experience’

Couture Cares is hosting its "Her Prom Closet Giveaway Experience" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East High School on Poplar Avenue.

  Just City recruiting volunteer ‘court watchers’

A Memphis organization is asking for volunteers to help keep an eye on the courtrooms at 201 Poplar.

  Health officials stress spring break safety amid coronavirus outbreak

Health officials have issued a warning as spring break approaches for thousands of Mid-South students, and the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb.

Controversy continues around skate park removal in Trumann

Residents in Trumann say they're upset after the skate park was removed Monday. The Trumann mayor also gave her input on the situation.

  New SCSO deputies graduate; Sheriff says they need dozens more

Twenty new Shelby County Sheriff’s Office recruits graduated from the academy Thursday night at Faith Baptist Church.

  Ed Rice Community Center set to be demolished in June

Thursday, residents were able to get a look at the plans for the new $8.4 million community center planned for Frayser.

  Mid-South businesses, residents stepping up to help tornado victims in middle Tennessee

All across the Mid-South people are stepping up after seeing the devastation in Middle Tenneessee.

  Mid-South prepares for potential coronavirus outbreak

As fears about the coronavirus grow across the country, leaders in the Mid-South are getting ready for the possibility of a local or regional outbreak.

  Volunteers provide food to Nashville first responders as storm clean-up continues

A group of volunteers are focusing on providing food for first responders in Nashville.

  Citizens express anger after Mid-South mayor unexpectedly tears down city skate park

Teenagers and parents are enraged that the mayor in Trumann, Arkansas tore down their skate park Monday morning.

  Dog runs away from foster home after being rescued from meat processing pit by MAS

Memphis Animal Services is searching for one of their rescues after he ran away from his foster home Saturday.

  One Beale construction to close street in Downtown Memphis

Road closures are expected to come next week on March 9 for the installation of sewer infrastructure.

  Several polling places relocate in Shelby County for Super Tuesday

Several polling places have relocated in Shelby County. Early Monday morning, the Shelby County Election Commission released a statement announcing the new location for several polling places.

  Youth Villages partners with video production company to help foster children find a home

Children up for adoption through the non-profit Youth Villages organization are getting a pleasant surprise -- personalized videos to help them get adopted!

Man tells story of North Little Rock 6

Richard Lindsey was a 17-year-old senior at Scipio A Jones High School in North Little Rock in 1957 when he and five other students tried to integrate North Little Rock High School.

Debate continues as residents, elected officials work on vandalism, trash issues

A Poinsett County mayor said Friday that she has seen a lot of problems pile up in her town in recent weeks.

  Community pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at jamboree, Lakers game

Saturday, basketball players from all over the Mid-South took part in a honorary Jamboree to pay tribute to the NBA great and his daughter.

  Local leaders speak out against permitless carry legislation

More local leaders are voicing public opposition to Governor Bill Lee's proposal to remove gun carry permits and make Tennessee a “constitutional carry” state.

  Neighbors concerned that home set on fire months ago is dangerous for kids

Neighbors are worried that a home set on fire months ago is turning into a dangerous playground for neighborhood kids.

  Memphis school stepping up to help children in crisis by donating stuffed animals

Students at a Memphis school are stepping up to help children in crisis by donating hundreds of stuffed animals to a local law enforcement agency.

  Cats rescued from poor conditions receive check-ups, vaccinations at West Memphis Animal Shelter

On Friday, more than 20 cats were getting check ups and vaccinations at the West Memphis Animal Shelter. This comes after 60 of them were rescued from inside a 10x20 storage building in West Memphis.

  Dinosaurs taking over the Memphis Zoo in new spring exhibit

Memphis Zoo is getting ready to open their latest exhibit featuring one of the wonders of the world -- dinosaurs!

  Peace activist’s nephew accidentally shot, killed by best friend

The death of 16-year-old Jordan Milan shook the community.

Memphis Food & Wine Festival returns this fall

The Memphis Food & Wine Festival will be returning to the Bluff City this fall for its fourth year.

  Officials unconcerned with coronavirus’ effect on Memphis tourism

The people who work to make sure millions of visitors have a good time are staying on top of the coronavirus as the Bluff City prepares for some of its biggest events of the year.

Peyton Manning to receive ‘Distinguished Citizen Award’ from AutoZone Liberty Bowl

AutoZone Liberty Bowl has announced that Peyton Manning will receive its Distinguished Citizen Award this summer.

  Mid-South Heroes: Public servant gives his all to his community

A Mid-South man with a heart for helping others is being honored for giving his all to his community. His dedication to public service makes him this month’s Mid-South Hero!

  Local Jewish community stepping up to help feed those in need with the ‘Great Big Sandwich Make’

The Jewish community in Memphis is stepping up to help anyone who may not know where their next meal is coming from.

  Local hair business affected by coronavirus outbreak

News that the spread of the disease could soon turn into a pandemic has some folks in Memphis on edge, including people in the hair industry.

  Shelby Co. 911 texting could save lives of domestic violence victims

Those who work closely with victims and survivors of domestic violence say a new 911 texting feature in Shelby County is life-saving.

Memphis Central High School to compete in prestigious jazz band competition

Memphis Central High School has been selected to compete in the nation’s most prestigious jazz band competition.

MFD: Authorities say fire intentionally set in church sanctuary

Fire investigators are searching for information after a fire was intentionally set in the sanctuary of a church on Park Ave, according to MFD.

  Community leaders say $100 million in investments are pouring into Frayser

It’s not just in Downtown or Midtown, but Frayser is also starting to see a resurgence especially when it comes to housing.

Railroad crossings re-opened after malfunctioned train blocks traffic

Multiple railroad crossings are currently blocked due to a train malfunction.

  911 texting feature now available for Shelby County residents

A new 911 texting feature allows Shelby County residents to text dispatch instead of call.

‘Friends’ actress Courteney Cox joining Tom Shadyac at Memphis Rox fundraiser

Cox starred in Shadyac’s directorial debut “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” and the two have remained professionally close over the years. When he asked for her support, she stepped forward.

  AT&T donates $10,000 to three Memphis non-profits

Three Memphis nonprofits received a generous donation from AT&T on Monday to help them with their offender re-entry programs.

  Boat recovered, 2 teens and adult still missing after weekend boating tournament at Pickwick Lake

Authorities with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency are searching for three people near Pickwick Lake.

Penny Hardaway receives Spirit of the Dream award by St. Jude

Memphis Tigers coach Penny Hardaway had plenty to celebrate this weekend!

  Soup Sunday raises money for Youth Villages

Thousands of hungry Mid-Southerners gathered for the 31st annual Soup Sunday, a fundraiser that benefits Youth Villages and its mentoring program.

  Family, friends hold special vigil in honor of missing Cordova woman’s birthday

Family and friends of a missing Memphis woman whose husband is charged with her murder gathered on her birthday in her memory.