Community surprises young girl with Make-A-Wish reveal

ServiceMaster and Terminix helped make a young girl’s wish come true on Friday.

  Mid-South Heroes: Teacher uses her talents to help people of all ages

  City of West Memphis, WMFD celebrate grand opening of new fire station

  More than 14,000 active COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

  ’Green Book’ exhibit to debut at NCRM

  Cordova mom says her 11-year-old son was abused at day care

  Relatives upset over conditions of Rose Hill Cemetery

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Shelby County Sheriff’s Office launches new website

14th MATA employee tests positive for COVID-19

  Tennessee reports 28 more deaths, 739 more cases Tuesday

  Citizens help hire future sheriff deputies

  UofM and Memphis Zoo partner for TOM IV after beloved Tigers mascot’s passing

SCS hosting voter registration event

  Local reaction to death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

News spread quickly about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  SCS hosts 3rd Annual Necessity Drive

The community came together Friday to make sure Shelby County students have everything they need for the school year.

  MRPP hosting voter registration events on the riverfront

Memphis River Parks Partnership is now focusing on getting more voters to the polls.

  Hero Empowerment Center planned for Hickory Hill

An empty space in Hickory Hill near Winchester and Ridgeway Road will be home to the new center for kids.

  La Prensa Latina operations director talks Hispanic Heritage Month

  Central Gardens Home Tour converts to ‘Home Detour’ due to COVID-19

Germantown, Collierville reopening playgrounds Saturday

Miss. woman wins $1.2M jackpot at casino

$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Memphis

  Shelby County Commission to debate law enforcement reform at upcoming meeting

  Largest Black-led ballet institution in the South will soon open in Memphis

By October on the corner of Broad Avenue and Tillman Street you’ll see a new state of the art ballet facility.

  La Prensa Latina, City of Memphis kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with bridge lighting

La Prensa Latina and the City of Memphis are partnering up to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

  Ribbon cutting held for new SCHD facility

A ribbon cutting was held Friday for a new facility focused on environmental health programs and food safety in Shelby County.

  MRPP provides free kayaks for ‘sunset paddle’ in Wolf River Harbor

The weather in the Mid-South was perfect for a sunset paddle around the harbor Wednesday.

  Candlelight vigil held for Whitehaven football player shot, killed at gas station

The Whitehaven community gathered Wednesday night to remember the high school football player who was gunned down at a gas station on his way to work.

  Orpheum Theatre remembers Chadwick Boseman in special movie screening

Memphis turned out Wednesday night to honor actor Chadwick Boseman.

  Faith, business leaders host virtual 901 Buy Black Conference

Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church and the Memphis Black Business Association hosted the virtual 901 Buy Black Conference Wednesday.

  Veterans, business leaders spend Labor Day protesting Confederate statue in Oxford

“We can not wait any longer, we need to change and we need to change now,” said John Currence, owner of City Grocery Restaurant.

Memphis Zoo elephant, Tyranza, dies after health decline

Memphis Zoo has announced the death of one of its beloved elephants.

  Memphis Youth Arts Initiative holds grand opening in Whitehaven

The non-profit performing arts program serves children ages 7 to 17 across the Mid-South.

12th MATA employee tests positive for COVID-19

Another employee for Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Mid-Southerners help WMC raise money to provide SCS students with headsets

During the first week of virtual class for Shelby County Schools, Mid-Southerners showed how committed they are to quality education for all children.

  Balloon launch held in honor of former White Station football player who was killed one year ago

It’s been one year since a White Station High School grad was lured into a deadly robbery in Frayser. Wednesday, the man’s family and former teammates gathered to make sure his memory is not forgotten.

  Strickland announces advisory council to ‘Reimagine Policing’ in Memphis

As part of his effort to reform policing, Mayor Jim Strickland has named a new advisory council to “Reimagine Policing” in Memphis.

  Help still available for MLGW customers behind on payments

MLGW says help is still available for those struggling.

  Ole Miss football team walks out of practice, protesting police brutality

Friday, football players at the University of Mississippi walked out of practice in honor of Jacob Blake.

  Family of Walgreens shooting victim hopeful that killer will be arrested

New details have emerged in the shooting death of a pregnant woman in Memphis. The victim’s family and friends believe they know who is responsible and are now hopeful for an arrest.

  Mid-South Heroes: Police officer brings small town values to the Bluff City

Protecting, serving and saving lives. As a Memphis police officer, Chris Williams brings small town values to the Bluff City force.

  Teen shot by US marshals charged with aggravated assault, gun possession

Shanta Holliday says her 17-year-old son, Darshun Holliday, is in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. She says her son was shot in a case of mistaken identity.

Mayor: MIFA to receive $3.5M in funding to help struggling Memphians pay their utility bills

Wednesday, Mayor Jim Strickland announced millions of dollars in funding will go towards helping Memphians pay their utility bills.

  MLGW to resume disconnections for non-payment Monday

For the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, Memphis Light Gas And Water (MLGW) will resume cutting off utility services for non-payment.

  Vigil held for slain Memphis firefighter

Family and friends gathered Sunday to remember a Memphis Fire Department firefighter who was killed in a shooting last week.

  Memphis pharmacy legend turns 90

Dr. Charles Champion turned 90 years old this week, and celebrated with a drive-by celebration.

  Fire Engine 60 returns to service

Friday, the ribbon was cut on Fire Engine 60, which will roll once again from Fire Station 60 on Egypt Central.

  SCSO stowing rescue boats at fire stations

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is adding two rescue boats to keep near the Mississippi River.

  Music community raising money for Elijah Mitchell

Elijah Mitchell, sound engineer and son of Grammy Award winner and Royal Studios operator Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, is out of ICU but it’s unknown whether the gunshot wound he suffered will leave him paralyzed.

  Police searching for suspects after man attacked over Kroger parking space

The 46-year-old father of five says he just wanted a parking spot. Now he has severe injuries and can’t work.

Name released in deadly crop duster crash in Miss. Co., Arkansas

One person has died in a crop duster crash in Mississippi County Friday afternoon, according to authorities.

  Memphians hold overnight vigil outside post office

Memphians concerned about Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s major changes are spending the night near the main post office to voice their demands.

  Cordova family wants dangerous hole fixed in backyard

One Cordova family says a giant pit is only getting bigger ever since crews showed up two years ago.

  Local foundation stepping up to provide internet access to SCS families

Shelby County Schools received a large donation to help provide internet access to families in the district.

  Memphis dog parks reopening with guidelines

The City of Memphis made a big announcement Monday morning -- dog parks are reopening with some new guidelines.

  MLGW to accept bids from other power providers

A big question is looming for MLGW and it will impact how much you pay for your electricity.

  Memphis Zoo launching Ed-ZOO-Crates

Memphis Zoo’s Education Team wants to help all zoo fans celebrate science and explore nature with Ed-ZOO-Crates.

Memphis Animal Services offering week-long ‘home school’ sleepovers with shelter dogs

It’s a chance for dogs to have a week away from the shelter and learn home training from volunteers.

  SCHD: West Nile detected in Shelby County mosquitoes

As COVID-19 continues to spread in the Mid-South, the Shelby County Health Department says there’s another virus that poses a threat to the community as well -- West Nile.

  Tennessee marks 100th anniversary of women winning voting rights with dedication of suffragette monument in Nashville

Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment.

  Covington community helps Tennessee historian celebrate 99th birthday with 99-car parade

Hattye Yarborough has been recognized by two presidents for her work as a Black historian.

  Graceland hosts 43rd annual Candlelight Vigil

Elvis Week is coming to a close in Memphis with a much different experience due to COVID-19.

  Memphis Oral School for the Deaf holding 1920s-themed virtual fundraiser this weekend

The Memphis Oral School for the Deaf’s largest fundraiser was canceled earlier this year. Now organizers are doing an online virtual fundraiser to help support the school and the deaf children it serves.

  Millington Central High mourns graduate who died after testing positive for COVID-19

The Millington Central High School community is mourning the passing of one of their former students.

Beverly Robertson among USA TODAY’s ‘Women of the Century’

Beverly Robertson, president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, has been added to USA TODAY’s “Women of the Century” list.

  Friday is deadline to apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefits food assistance program

Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Friday. Apply on the Tennessee Department of Human Services website.

  New outdoor hand washing stations set up across Memphis

Twenty new hand washing stations are now in place to help with proper hygiene amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  New efforts in place to improve Mud Island Amphitheater

The last concert held at the Mud Island Amphitheater was in 2018 -- now there's an effort to bring new life to the facility.

  Mid-South Fairgrounds will soon be known as Liberty Park

Conversations about renovating the fairgrounds have been going on for years, but now things are concrete.

  Boys and Girls Club working with SCS to provide care for virtual learners

State funding for childcare for essential workers is set to end next week. Shelby County Schools is working to arrange supervision for virtual students who will not have anyone home to monitor them.

  MAS provides assistance to pet owners impacted by COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to lose their jobs, making it hard for them to take care of their pets.

Mid-South veteran celebrates 102nd birthday

A Mid-South veteran celebrated his 102nd birthday Wednesday.

  Liberty Park renderings released for transformation of Mid-South Fairgrounds

It’s a project that has been in the works for over a year with the City of Memphis as the master developer.

  City of Horn Lake investigating animal shelter director’s Facebook post

The City of Horn Lake is investigating a Facebook post made by the director of its animal shelter.

Graceland to host first-ever drive-in during Elvis Week

Graceland will be hosting its first-ever drive-in for three nights during Elvis Week.

Memphis International Raceway postpones 34th Annual Super Chevy Show due to coronavirus concerns

The 34th Annual Super Chevy Show at Memphis International Raceway has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

  Two more MATA employees test positive for COVID-19

Two more employees for Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) have tested positive for COVID-19.

Collierville 150th Celebration canceled over virus concerns

Collierville has announced the cancellation of its annual celebration due to health concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Memphis issues temporary pause on Bird e-scooter operations

The City of Memphis has issued a temporary pause on Bird scooter operations in the Downtown area and all e-scooters will be removed by noon Tuesday.

  Grant money helping Frayser small business owners survive COVID-19

While many restaurants can survive on curbside or takeout, it’s a different story for retail stores.

  Volunteers turn out for Northaven cleanup event

Saturday, volunteers and Shelby County employees kicked off the Northaven Blight and Trash Removal Program.