Parents must choose learning option for SCS students before July 18

The Memphis Zoo cancels 37th annual Zoo Rendezvous 2020

  Mid-Southerners celebrate Fourth of July despite COVID-19 cancellations

Memphis Chinese community stepping up to combat COVID-19

  Massive American flag draped over Gatlinburg SkyBridge

  Fourth of July weekend activities in Memphis

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  Memphis Lift calls for policy changes in Shelby County Schools

  LeMoyne-Owen receives $40M endowment

  Well-known Memphis funeral director dies

High winds knock tree onto Jonesboro man’s car

Dyer County Schools going virtual

  SCS gives parents two options for 2020-2021 school year

  Protesters arrested after camping outside Memphis City Hall for weeks

At least nine protesters are facing charges after being arrested outside of Memphis City Hall Wednesday morning.

  City of Memphis limiting e-scooter operations for Fourth of July weekend

The City of Memphis is directing e-scooter companies to stop customer operations in parts of Downtown during specific time periods for the holiday weekend.

Memphis Walgreens temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Memphis Walgreens has temporarily closed down after an employee tested positive for coronavirus.

Social distancing circles placed across Tom Lee Park

Tom Lee Park is making it a little easier for people to social distance.

  City spokesperson responds after police detain protesters outside City Hall

  Memphis officials hoping to improve transparency between public, MPD with launch of new website

  Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in Medical District

EDGE awards $496K to more than 80 Mid-South businesses affected by pandemic

Collierville Schools cancels summer sports camps

Booker T. Washington graduates receive laptops, WiFi devices and more

SCS considers ‘shift’ in start date for schools after State of Emergency extended

Shelby County Schools is considering pushing back it’s 2020 start date.

  ‘Our community is everyone:’ Germantown mayor responds to viral confrontation between protester, resident

After a video made its rounds on social media, Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo issued a statement in response to the confrontation saying “our community is for everyone.”

  Video of confrontation between BLM demonstrator, Germantown man goes viral

Video of a confrontation between a protester and a Germantown man has been viewed on Twitter more than half a million times.

Midtown LGBTQ crosswalk gets a makeover

Through donations, community leaders raised more than $3,000 to redo the crosswalk with a paint that will keep the colors vibrant for seven years.

  Winners announced for 2020 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

The winner of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home will be announced Sunday.

  Memphis officers rally to speak out against police brutality

As that protest continue in the Mid-South, Memphis law enforcement joined to show support against police brutality.

  Labor unions rally outside city hall for Black workers, join forces with protesters

Memphis labor union leaders gathered at Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, joining forces with protesters who've been camped out for more than a week and a half.

  ‘Listening on the Lawn': Parents, teachers rally against injustices in SCS

A number of Shelby County teachers gathered near the school board building Friday afternoon to express concerns about the upcoming school year.

  BLM Memphis leaders say dialogue for change has started

Black Lives Matter Memphis leaders say a meeting held with Mayor Jim Strickland earlier this week was productive, but there is still a lot of work to be done to see real change.

  Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum set to reopen 3 months after pandemic closure

Three months after the coronavirus pandemic reached the Mid-South, Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum will start the month of the July by reopening its doors.

National Civil Rights Museum cancels 29th Freedom Award event due to pandemic

The National Civil Rights Museum has canceled its 29th Freedom Award -- the museums top fundraising event. But the museum is looking forward to next year.

  Local non-profit stepping up to help kids read over the summer

A local non-profit is working hard to keep kids reading by giving away free books.

  Mid-South Heroes: Recognizing everyday heroes amid the COVID-19 pandemic

While many of our healthcare workers are battling coronavirus cases -- our everyday heroes are delivering meals, providing rides, donating clothes, shopping for groceries and cleaning homes and businesses.

  Strickland and Rallings: Progress made on police reform through meetings with community activists

Through four weeks of meetings with community activisits, Mayor Jim Strickland and MPD Director Mike Rallings says they've agreed to five areas of police reform, including adopting "8 Can't Wait."

  MFD hosts ground-breaking ceremony for new fire station

The Memphis Fire Department hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for Fire Station No. 5 early Thursday morning.

  Conway Cares: After 7 years without AC, Raleigh man wins new unit just in time for summer

If you know someone in need of a new heating and cooling system, nominate them here and vote for a new winner.

  Doctors, community leaders discuss racism in the health care system

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine hosted a virtual roundtable on structural racism in health care.

  Fireworks complaints surge in Memphis ahead of Fourth of July

It is illegal to fire off fireworks in Memphis without a permit. This year people seem to be doing it more. Complaints to Memphis Police are up more than 2,000 percent.

  Group awarded $10K grant to help fund community projects in Orange Mound

From newly awarded grants to new facilities, the Historic Orange Mound community is seeing a lot of growth and development.

  Hundreds of Memphis lawyers march to bring attention to racism in the U.S.

Hundreds walked through downtown Wednesday morning bringing attention to the racism that has led to the deaths of numerous black people in the U.S.

  City responds to video of recycling bins being emptied into garbage trucks

New questions about what is happening to the recycling residents set out at the curb in the city of Memphis.

Mayor Harris to sign ‘forever lease’ between Orange Mound Arts Council, Shelby County

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is expected to sign a long-term 50-year lease agreement Wednesday between the Orange Mound Arts Council and Shelby County Government.

Bartlett City Schools releases statement for 2020-2021 school year

Bartlett City Schools has released a statement concerning the re-entry plan for students during the upcoming school year.

  Officer seen shoving protester remains unidentified after nearly a month of investigation

Nearly a month after a Memphis police officer was seen shoving a young woman to the ground during a protest, a spokesperson with the Memphis Police Department tells WMC Action News 5 they still have not identified that officer.

District attorney general announces new community justice program

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced a new community justice program Monday that would give communities a more active role in the criminal justice process.

  Trash problems persist across Memphis as city contractor works to catch up on pandemic trash collection

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Monday the contractor tasked with fulfilling the job could be canned if service doesn't improve.

  Mask Up and Live Memphis: New campaign aimed towards saving lives

Monday State Representative Karen Camper and State Senator Raumesh Akbari announced a new campaign called Mask Up and Live Memphis.

Tennesseans can take exam for High School Equivalency Diploma at home

The Tennessee Department of Labor has big news for those working to get their high school equivalency diploma.

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library closing for emergency maintenance

The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library is set to temporarily close for the completion of emergency HVAC maintenance.

  Memphians rally and march for Black children

They gathered at Overton Park to stand in solidarity against racism and to show their support for Black children.

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum hosting tours, free performances in honor of Juneteenth and Black Music Month

In celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Month, the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum will put on free performances for the public and $12 museum tours Saturday to honor lives lost to racist violence.

  Mid-Southerners celebrate Juneteenth

From historic tours to intentional conversations, Memphians commemorated Juneteenth in more ways than one Friday.

Free COVID-19 testing event planned in Memphis this weekend

Wednesday, the Tennessee Department of Health announced a free drive-through COVID-19 testing event in Memphis scheduled for June 19 and June 20.

  Mid-South business headlines: Binghampton’s only grocer closing after two years

The Save-A-Lot located in the Binghampton Gateway Shopping Center is set to shut down by the end of June.

  Local group gives tour of black historical sites in Memphis to celebrate Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, a local tour group launched a tour of black historical places in Memphis, but with a twist.

  Body recovered in Loosahatchie River during search for missing teen

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says search and rescue crews found a body Friday morning during their search for a missing teen in a river in north Shelby County.

Binghampton Save-A-Lot closing down

The Save-A-Lot located in the Binghampton Gateway Shopping Center is set to shut down by the end of June.

  Stax celebrates Juneteenth with ‘Songwriting Showdown'

The Stax Museum Academy plans to celebrate Juneteenth with a ‘Songwriting Showdown.'

  One of the strictest abortion bills in the country set to become law in Tenn.

A strict abortion bill is set to become law in Tennessee.

  Memphis’ Public Safety Task Force holds first meeting

A task force designed to improve public safety met for the first time Thursday.

  Juneteenth ‘Shop Black’ event to include local, national businesses

The list of companies observing Juneteenth continues to grow, including the City of Memphis.

  City of Memphis announces virtual summer camps

The City of Memphis is planning to host virtual summer programs for Mid-South youth.

  Stax Museum reopening June 18 after closing for COVID-19 pandemic

The Stax Museum has was forced to close for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  The Memphis Zoo will begin serving alcohol during business hours

The Memphis Zoo will soon begin selling alcohol during regular business hours.

  QuikTrip coming to West Memphis, mayor says

A gas station coming to West Memphis will be the first of its kind for the Mid-South.

  City leaders, activists continue conversations for change

The third of four planned meetings between Memphis and Shelby County leaders and activists fighting to end police brutality wrapped up Wednesday, June 17.

  Memphis mask ordinance awaiting mayor’s signature to go into effect

After weeks of debate, the Memphis City Council’s face covering/mask ordinance has passed.

  YWCA opens its doors to women, men and children seeking shelter

The YWCA of Greater Memphis is a non-profit that has assisted thousands of people through their domestic violence hotline. They've also helped house people fleeing abuse through their domestic violence shelter.

  University of Memphis announces plans for on-campus housing for fall

The University of Memphis has announced it is bringing back on-campus living in the fall.

SCSO says missing 64-year-old man found safe

The sheriff’s office says Malcolm Lee Ware was found safe Wednesday afternoon after going missing Tuesday evening from his home in southeast Shelby County.

Southern Heritage Classic canceled due to COVID-19

The 31st annual Southern Heritage Classic has been canceled, according to officials.

  Demonstrators protest outside Memphis City Hall overnight

Protesters have been outside Memphis City Hall since 3:00 Tuesday afternoon.

Summer Avenue, Millington driver services centers closed

If you’ve got plans to take a driving test, get your license reinstated or apply for a gun permit, listen up.

  Memphis City Council approves mask ordinance

The Memphis City Council voted 9-4 Tuesday night approving an ordinance that would require residents to wear a mask or facial covering in public.

  MICAH religious leaders release charter of demanded actions for change

Tuesday morning, religious leaders from across Shelby County gathered outside Memphis City Hall to demand action from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland to combat racism and police brutality.

  Memphis City Council will vote on several resolutions focused on police reform

Police reform has been a major discussion among city leaders and Memphians have been the catalyst.

  Protests against social injustice continue in the Mid-South

Several protests have continued in the Mid-South, both locally and statewide, calling for social justice.

  Lauderdale County NAACP calls for resignation of sheriff who admitted to using racial slur on audio recording

The cry for the Lauderdale County sheriff to step down grew louder after the head of the county’s NAACP spoke to commissioners during their meeting. The sheriff admitted it was him using racial slurs on an audio recording.