Restaurant owners working to stay in business with mask compliance

The latest health department directive for restaurants and patrons and masks is more restrictive. And for many very confusing.

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Playhouse on the Square cancels schedule for in-person productions

  ‘COVID-19 is not going away’: Governor warns Mississippians ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

  Fatal crash shuts down I-40 bridge at state line

  Mid-South college offers degree program to Tennessee inmates

  Mid-South Food Bank relies on partnerships as pandemic continues

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  Health department says businesses not operating under rules in latest directive will be closed

  Former Memphis Grizzly, Street Ministries Stepping Up to donate Thanksgiving boxes to hundreds of families

  Alabama Senator Doug Jones prepares for Capitol Hill exit

Grizzlies’ 2020-21 City Edition uniforms celebrate Stax Records, Isaac Hayes

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  Health experts say educating Hispanics about a COVID-19 vaccine is crucial

  Grieving family remembers ‘intelligent, joyous’ 8-year-old killed in shooting

Days before they would’ve gathered for Thanksgiving, a Memphis family is gathering to plan an 8-year-old’s funeral.

Shelby Co. District Attorney’s Office makes changes to Season of Remembrance event amid pandemic

The annual Season of Remembrance event created to honor Memphis homicide victims will look different this year, taking the pandemic into consideration and the need for social distancing.

  Tennessee Gov. Lee, state officials focus on mask-wearing, vaccines, Thanksgiving in COVID-19 briefing

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said the state is completely ready to receive the first doses of the vaccine and immediately distribute them.

  Arkansas officials urge residents to avoid Thanksgiving travel

Dr. Jose Romero advises residents to avoid travel this Thanksgiving.

  Half of Mississippi’s counties now under mask mandate

  Shelby Co. partners with MLGW to provide nearly 1,400 customers with utility assistance

  TDH experiences delay in daily coronavirus update, 73 additional deaths reported in Tennessee

Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

MPD: Deadly double shooting reported in North Memphis

  Deadlines you need to know for holiday shipping

  COVID-19 reality: A skeptic’s story

Many viewers say they’re tired of hearing reports of coronavirus numbers and dire warnings from health officials. Perhaps you should hear it from a COVID patient, struggling to breathe in the ICU.

MPD: Police locate missing 13-year-old girl

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl.

Fire station in North Mississippi boasts first all-woman fire crew

Firefighters are making history in Lafayette County, Mississippi.

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 144,544 cases, 3,729 deaths reported by health dept.

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.

  Mom says her son was racially bullied, demands action from Collierville Schools district leaders

A Mid-South mother says her son is the victim of racist and homophobic bullying at school, and she’s accusing district leaders of failing to take any action.

TDOT: I-55 southbound shutdown after multi-vehicle crash reported

Crash reported on I-55 during early morning traffic.

  Bottom Line: Consumer Reports reveals Black Friday predictions

Amazon Prime Day is over, and now it’s time to think about Black Friday.

  Owner of Earnestine & Hazel’s puts business up for sale

It’s a building with a history as rich as Memphis. A downtown bar said to be haunted and beloved by generations.

  Business owners fear layoffs with latest health directive in effect

Monday is the first night of strict new rules meant to stop the spread of Coronavirus in Shelby County.

Calvin Austin III lives out childhood dream playing football for the Memphis Tigers

Austin has turned into the number one playmaker on the Memphis Tigers.

  The Investigators: Mid-Southerners losing thousands buying products on fake websites, purchasing puppies that never arrive

The 2020 holiday shopping season will largely take place online as the COVID-19 pandemic continues for the foreseeable future.

  Tips for budgeting during the holiday shopping season

Holiday shopping is in full swing, but beware not to break the bank trying to get the latest gifts.

  Shelby Co. Health Department defends restrictions laid out in latest health directive

Officials at the Shelby County Health Department defended the latest health directive, issued by their agency Friday, which puts more restrictions on restaurants.

  Visiting family for the holidays? Hear what health experts recommend

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and health experts are asking everyone to celebrate differently this year.

  Latest health directive requires masks to be worn during workouts

A new Shelby County Health Department directive that took effect Monday requires gym patrons to keep their masks on while they work out at the gym.

  Annual turkey pardon set to continue as planned at the White House

While 2020 has ruffled many feathers, the annual White House Turkey Pardon will continue as planned.

  Community continues to gives back for holiday season amid the pandemic

More people are in need this holiday season. While safety protocols have made it hard for Thanksgiving meal giveaways some of the large giveaways in Memphis will continue the tradition this year.

  Community reacts to 8-year-old shot, killed as juvenile homicides increase in Memphis

Memphis police continue to investigate after an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed in a Memphis apartment complex Sunday night.

Police ID man killed on I-40 in Memphis while running from traffic stop

According to the police report, officers tried to stop a blue four-door Chevy Cruze connected to a shoplifting call. When the car stopped, the report says Dennis Haymer got out and jumped over the concrete divider.

  Shelby Co. municipal mayors in support of new COVID-19 health directive

Shelby County municipal mayors announced their support Monday for the latest countywide health directive put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  Tenn. Dept. of Health reports more than 43,000 active cases in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 407 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths.

Millington Municipal Schools continuing hybrid, virtual instruction in spring semester

Director of Schools Bo Griffin tweeted the district’s plan Monday to continue hybrid and virtual instruction during the spring semester.

  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

Dr. Steve Threlkeld is co-director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis’ infectious prevention program.

70 new COVID-19 cases reported across DeSoto County Schools

The DeSoto County School District has released the latest number of coronavirus cases among students and faculty.

Holiday Wonders at the Garden opens Friday with COVID-19 precautions

If you’re looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, the Memphis Botanic Garden’s annual Holiday Wonders at the Garden opens this Friday.

Lafayette County Schools to stay hybrid for rest of semester

s coronavirus cases rise, Lafayette County Schools has made a big announcement.

World War II veteran from Ladson turns 104 years old

Pinckney has 12 living children, 45 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He lives in the College Park area.

Zach Randolph gives Thanksgiving holiday boxes to 500 families

A former Memphis Grizzly is giving back to the Bluff City for Thanksgiving.

‘Lights Over Gatlinburg’ open at Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Christmas time has arrived in Gatlinburg as lights on the SkyBridge are now twinkling over the mountains.

Positive COVID-19 tests prompt cancelation of Ole Miss basketball classic, match vs. Memphis

Last week, coach Kermit Davis tested positive. A news release Monday says there have been additional positive cases and contact tracing is ongoing.

  8-year-old girl shot and killed at Raleigh apartment complex, homicide record broken again

Neighbors are shocked and horrified tonight hearing that an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed at the Highland Chateau Apartment complex.

  Tougher COVID-19 business restrictions issued by SCHD begin on Monday

Starting Monday, a new health directive issued by the Shelby County Health Department will begin. The directive requires restaurants to hold limited capacity and close earlier.

  State legislators disagree on need for statewide mask mandate

Governor Reeves first enforced a statewide mask mandate on August 4. The mandate remained in effect until the governor lifted it on Sept. 30.

Man shot and killed near T.O. Fuller State Park

Memphis Police are investigating a homicide that happened in the 1100 block of Fiber Road Sunday afternoon.

One person killed in shooting near North Memphis church, police say

A shooting victim was transported to Regional One in critical condition after being shot near a North Memphis church, MPD reports.

Gov. Bill Lee, First Lady to pass out Thanksgiving meal boxes

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee will hand out Thanksgiving meal boxes to food-insecure families in Middle Tennessee Monday.

MPD: Child shot and killed at apartment complex

A young girl is dead after being fatally shot in the 5200 block of Shelbourne Circle, Sunday afternoon, police report.

  Colvett elected Memphis City Council chairman, Jones explains his opposition

Memphis city council members elected a new chairman last week.

TDH: More than 4,500 new cases, 55 additional deaths identified in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health identified 4,589 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday afternoon.

  Restaurant owners worried new SCHD directive will drive away customers

With the weather getting colder, many customers are too concerned to eat indoors, and with a new, more restrictive health directive on the way, one restaurant manager says she’s extremely worried.

MPD: 1 injured in South Memphis shooting, suspect at large

Memphis Police are looking for the suspect that shot and critically injured a man Saturday evening.

Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run

A woman has been arrested for fatally striking a pedestrian and leaving the scene Friday.

  DeSoto County inches closer to 100 COVID-19 deaths

The Mississippi State Health Department confirmed 1,972 new cases of COVID-19 along with 15 new deaths. DeSoto County, which is among the hardest-hit counties, is inching closer to a grim milestone.

  TDH data shows more than 39,000 active cases in Tennessee

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 44,659 coronavirus cases and 630 deaths have been reported in Shelby County.

Miss. Gov. urged to enforce statewide mask order by State Rep.

Saturday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,972 new cases and 15 additional deaths.

  Out-of-state hunters flood Arkansas for Opening Day during pandemic

As the opening day of duck season quickly approaches, and thousands of hunters enter Arkansas, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission discusses coronavirus threats.

Homicide investigation launched after 1 shot, killed in southeast Shelby County

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting that happened in southeast Shelby County overnight Saturday.

  Friday Football Fever: Week 14 match-ups and scores

It’s week 13 of Friday Football Fever, the most exciting night of high school sports!

  Public viewing held for fallen Helena-West Helena police officer

It was a very solemn day in Helena-West Helena as people showed up to pay their respects for a man beloved by just about everyone. Police Officer Travis Wallace was shot and killed in the line of duty.

  University of Tennessee students may be required to take COVID-19 vaccine next year

Across the entire University of Tennessee system, there are nearly 220 active cases among students and staff and 1,078 in quarantine.

  SCHD releases new restrictions in Shelby County amid rising coronavirus cases

The health department’s been loosening restrictions since August. But with COVID-19 cases now surging and hospital beds filling up quickly— the rules are rolling back.

  COVID-19 task force encourages caution around Thanksgiving gatherings; free testing this weekend

Thanksgiving Day is one week away, and there’s an urgent plea from federal and local officials to shrink the size of your celebrations as COVID-19 cases surge.

Police: pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Orange Mound

Memphis Police are looking for the person responsible for hitting and killing a pedestrian Friday evening.

  Memphis Zoo Lights returns with a few changes

Christmas magic is in the air at the Memphis Zoo with millions of twinkling lights on display for the holiday season; however, with COVID-19 still affecting so many, the experience will be a bit different this year.

  Shelby County Health Department issues tougher business restrictions as COVID-19 cases grow

The Shelby County Health Department issued a new health directive late Friday, again limiting bars and restaurants to 50-percent occupancy and ordering them to close by 10 p.m.

  Local mayor’s hope to convince other West TN mayors to institute mask mandate

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has refused to issue a statewide mask mandate, even after mounting pressure from several state politicians and public health organizations.

  “Rebuilding this community and making a difference” Woman hopes to uplift the Orange Mound Community

You know the saying invest in yourself– well one Orange Mound woman is investing in her community by letting it be known she’s always wanted to live and purchase a home in Orange Mound.

  Businesses make Black Friday changes due to the pandemic

The holiday shopping season is ramping up, and stores are bracing for Black Friday. However, the usually crowded and intense holiday shopping day is will probably feel a little different this year.