Celebrating Black History: Revisiting the legacy of the Cotton Makers Jubilee

In the 1930′s a group of Black Memphis leaders created an event for Black people fit for a king or a queen.

  Senator files bill to protect Memphis water from proposed pipeline

Leonard’s Pit Barbecue looking for new owner

  MLGW customers relieved after Boil Water Notice lifted

  MLGW customers asked to conserve water until Friday afternoon

City of Memphis Boil Water Advisory now lifted

  MLGW offering extended payment plans until March 31

Continued Coverage

  LIVE: MLGW gives latest information on Boil Water Advisory

  Lawmakers, community leaders raising concerns about proposed pipeline

  Water crisis continues in Memphis, MLGW Boil Water Advisory could end in days

  State says Shelby County’s stockpiling of vaccines “another significant violation” of vaccine management

Kroger to administer COVID-19 vaccine at 115 pharmacies across Tennessee

Memphis NAACP looking for volunteers for free water distribution

Drive-thru water giveaway today in South Memphis

Champion’s Pharmacy and Herb Store is planning a free water giveaway on Feb. 24 in Whitehaven.

  MLGW: 89 water main breaks repaired, water pressure has improved

Customers can call MLGW starting next week to work out payment plans.

5 Star Stories Black History Month: Clayborn Temple, the birthplace of Memphis’ civil rights movement

The historic Clayborn Temple is an architectural masterpiece that became a haven of hope during the civil rights era and it’s arguably the birthplace of Memphis’ civil rights movement.

  Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responds to claims of extremely unsanitary jail conditions during water emergency

Until the water pressure is resolved, one attorney is calling for a widespread release of non-violent offenders being held on bond.

  City council has yet to vote on the resolution opposing the Byhalia Pipeline

  MLGW says water crisis improving, asks customers to continue conserving

  Memphis Public Works crews begin repairs on thousands of potholes after winter storms

MLGW asking drivers to not wash their car

Water main break temporarily cuts water services for certain Germantown residents

  Bottled water available for Millington residents

  Memphis City Council to vote on resolution opposing Byhalia Pipeline

Tuesday, the Memphis City Council will vote on a resolution opposing the Byhalia Pipeline, a pipeline that would cut through southwest Memphis and north Mississippi.

Memphis Zoo searching for 150 new employees

The Memphis Zoo is looking to hire 150 new seasonal employees.

  Solid Waste crews in Memphis running half day behind after winter storm

The winter storm that hit the Mid-South has caused some delays for the Solid Waste crews in Memphis.

Middle Tenn. fire crews help Memphis firefighters

Firefighters in middle Tennessee have been called to help fight fire in the Bluff City, but it might not be for the reason you think.

Kitchen manager, 52 year employee of Rendezvous dies

The restaurant community of Memphis has lost a loyal, hard-working member.

  Memphis Fire Dept. navigates historic water crisis to keep you safe

MFD is using firefighting techniques never used before in the history of the department.

Bartlett Baptist to supply residents with clean drinking water

Bartlett Baptist Church will be distributing clean drinking water for Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers and anyone in need starting this Wednesday.

  Water remains in short supply, city leaders working to distribute to those in need

Water remains in short supply in the Mid-South and the big question is where can you find some.

  Without water for days, residents in Shelby Forest find some relief

They say it didn’t appear anyone was going to help them, so they rallied together and got a lot more help than they were expecting.

  MLGW continues to ask customers to conserve water, boil advisory still in effect

The utility has been asking customers to boil their water before drinking, brushing their teeth or cooking.

  Christ Community Health locations open for virtual visits due to water shortage

Some locations a Christ Community Health are open only for virtual visits due to water shortages in the area.

  City of Memphis will follow strategy to fix pothole problems

The City of Memphis has released its strategy on how they plan to fix potholes across the city.

Food pantry looking to serve hundreds of families in Memphis

A food pantry hosted by Colonial Park United Methodist Church is looking to feed hundreds of families.

  Garbage pick-up resumes Monday in Memphis

Garbage pick-up resumes Monday in Memphis. This includes City and Waste Pro services.

  Free water giveaway Monday in Orange Mound

If you are in need of water, you can pick up bottled water on Monday for free.

  MLGW crews work to restore water pressure, debunk plans to disconnect water

MLGW said they will not be shutting off any services for non-payment.

  City of Memphis distributes 100,000 bottles of water

It comes as MLGW’s boil water advisory remained in effect and grocery store shelves normally stocked with bottled water sit empty.

Car batteries selling fast during winter weather

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Cape Girardeau had car batteries flying off the shelves due to this latest cold weather.

City Watch for missing, endangered 2-month-old canceled

Memphis police are looking for a 2-month-old baby girl that was last seen with a non-custodial parent and is believed to be in danger.

911 system restored in DeSoto County after winter weather disruptions

A county spokesperson says AT&T was able to locate the internal issue and resolve the connection.

SCSO cancels Inclement Weather Policy for crash response

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has canceled its inclement weather crash policy effective immediately.

City of Memphis to distribute thousands of bottles of water

With low water pressure and Memphis Light, Gas and Water issuing as boil water advisory the city is working to fill the need.

  Stepping Up: Memphis restaurants help feed the need during winter storms

Now The Red Balloon Project is asking for your help to keep the food coming.

  Vets says it important to look out for pets during boil advisory

Veterinarians say it’s important to take your pets into account during the boil advisory as well!

Whitehaven COVID-19 vaccination site opens this weekend, taking make-up appointments

The Shelby County Health Department is opening the Whitehaven site this weekend to provide make-up vaccination appointments.

All Shelby Co. Health Dept. locations closed Friday

Inclement weather and hazardous driving conditions have forced the Shelby County Health Department to shut down all locations on Friday.

  What to do when a boil water advisory is issued?

In what might seem contradictory, MLGW also says you can let your water faucets drip to keep the pipes from freezing.

Memphis mail delivery experiencing some delays due to winter weather

Much like Mississippi, USPS mail delivery in Memphis has been heavily impacted due to winter storms striking the Mid-South this week.

National Civil Rights Museum to reopen in March

The National Civil Rights Museum has plans to reopen and welcome visitors back on March 1.

  Crews at Memphis International Airport working to clear runways

Officials at the Memphis International Airport said crews have been working through the night to clear runways, taxiways, and other surface areas.

  Grizzlies game will play without fans because of weather

Several other sports cancellations occurred across the Mid-South.

Police locate missing Memphis man in freezing temperatures

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing man that was last seen in Orange Mound.

Third warming center opens tonight at Lewis Senior Center

Warming Centers are also open at Hollywood Community Center and Ruth Tate Senior Center.

FedEx packages possibly delayed as winter weather hits Memphis hub

Severe winter weather has caused substantial disruptions for FedEx at the Memphis hub.

USPS suspends retail, delivery services in several Mississippi zip codes

The United States Postal Service has temporarily suspended services in multiple zip codes in Mississippi.

MATA to stop running all vehicles Tuesday morning with exceptions

The Memphis Area Transit Authority says they will stop running all vehicles at 10 a.m. Tuesday due to the current weather and road conditions.

Law enforcement urging Mid-South drivers to slow down

Although some roads are passable, law enforcement across the Mid-South is urging drivers to slow down.

City Watch: 12-year-old boy reported missing

Memphis police are searching for a 12-year-old boy they say went missing on Valentine’s Day morning.

Send us your snow pictures and videos!

You know the drill! We want to see all of your cool pictures and videos of the snow falling across the Mid-South.

Police search for missing 12-year-old as temperatures drop across Memphis

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing child.

Snow continues to slow down COVID-19 vaccinations

Many sites have already been canceled and rescheduled.

10-year-old boy drowns after falling into frozen pond, SCSO says

Both children were transported to Le Bonheur Children’s for recovery.

  Warming center opens in South Memphis

The warming center is located at Ruth Tate Senior Center, 1620 Marjorie Street.

  Mid-Southerners brace for major winter storm, race to grocery stores

A winter blast of snow is expected to hit the Mid-South Sunday night.

  The Fight for Equality: Then and Now

We’re celebrating Black History with a look at the fight for equality then and now.

  Orpheum Theater hosts Spring camp for youth who stutter

70 million people worldwide stutter, according to the Stuttering Association for the Young.

Events announced, tickets on sale now for Elvis Week 2021

Graceland is preparing for thousands to gather this year for Elvis Week 2021.

Crews clear downed limbs, ice at Shelby Farms Park

If you plan to visit Shelby Farms Park, officials are asking you to stay alert.

First Black woman appointed Chief Information Officer for Shelby Co.

One Memphis native has made history in the Bluff City. Sandra Perry had been appointed the new Chief Information Officer for Shelby County. She’s also the first Black woman to hold this position.

  Several flights canceled at Memphis International Airport

Several flights meant to depart from the Memphis International Airport have been canceled or delayed this morning.

Fayette Co. firefighters fight flames in freezing rain

Crews in Fayette County fought a house fire in the freezing rain early Thursday morning.

  MAS calls for adopters, fosters for animals in need of a home

With temperatures dropping in the Mid-South this week, Memphis Animal Services is calling on more people to open their homes to foster an animal or even adoption.

  Warming center opens in North Memphis until further notice

The City of Memphis has opened a warming center for those in need.

FedEx commits $5 million to support nearby HBCUs

FedEx is making a multi-million dollar pledge to support local Historically Black Colleges and Universities. According to the shipping giant, FedEx is pledging $5 million to four HBCUs in Mississippi and Tennessee.

  Oxford police ID man killed in officer-involved shooting

Officials are investigating after a deadly officer-involved shooting was reported in Oxford, Mississippi.

  Methodist creates support group to help people dealing with effects of COVID-19

The group is held virtually, participants can join at any time and they have to option to pay out of pocket or through insurance.

Memphis Zoo offering free tickets to Memphis Restaurant Association members

Members of the Memphis Restaurant Association can get free tickets to the Memphis Zoo.

  Owner searching for missing African grey parrot in Midtown

His name is Bill. He is only eight months old and he has been missing since Saturday.