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  Community leaders speak at ‘Boys 2 Men’ event focused on black youth

Business executives, entrepreneurs and police showed up to the Hollywood Community Center Saturday, hoping to inspire young minds.

Marc Gasol wins NBA Championship with Raptors

  Pink Palace needs your Memphis Tiger basketball shirts for a new exhibit

  Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital working to end community violence

  Bobcat kitten rescued from behind pool pump in Collierville

'Thank you’: Darius Rucker raises $2 million for St. Jude

  5 Great Things: Memphis appears in Facebook ad, Fino’s reopens

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World Golf Championship means economic boost for Memphis

  Police officer befriends shooting victim after saving his life

  Fino’s opens a day early

  Memphis start-up receives FDA clearance for device using honey for wound care

  South Mississippi man leaves life savings to school district

Facebook TV spot highlights people’s love for Memphis

  Community rallies around Collierville teen who lost his father to cancer

The community is rallying around a recent Collierville high school graduate who is coping with a devastating loss.

  5 Great Things: Local girls compete in Nat’l Spelling Bee, Olympians help Memphians swim

We're heading into the month of June chock-full of great things happening in the Mid-South, here are 5 from this week.

  WOWS program provides essential life skills for women

The City of Memphis has led Manhood University for the last three years, providing different life skills for men. Now, an equivalent program is being offered for women.

  Olympians come to Memphis to help people learn to swim

A group of gold medal Olympians visited Memphis hoping to help people learn to swim.

  2 Germantown girls competing in National Spelling Bee

  WWII vet, 95, goes skydiving on Memorial Day

  Memphis breaks world record for longest picnic table

  5 Great Things: Memphis turns 200, teen earns $3M in scholarships

  Soulsville graduate back home, encouraging students

  New Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday

  Memphis teen copes with homelessness; achieves valedictorian, $3M in scholarships

A Raleigh-Egypt High School student became valedictorian of his graduating class despite coping with homelessness.

  Volunteers give back with ‘A New Century of Service’

To mark 200 years, the City of Memphis teamed up with Volunteer Odyssey, The United Way and Wells Fargo to host “A New Century of Service.”

  New ‘Memphis’ sign officially unveiled

The official ribbon-cutting for the newest Memphis sign happened Wednesday on Mud Island.

  Family of fallen Memphis sergeant presented with Medal of Valor

President Donald Trump awarded the late Sergeant Verdell Smith’s family with the Medal of Valor Wednesday, in a private ceremony.

  Happy birthday, Memphis! How to celebrate the city’s bicentennial

May 22 marks the official 200th birthday of Memphis, Tennessee, and the city is offering a number of ways to celebrate the bicentennial.

  New ‘MEMPHIS’ sign is the next Instagram sensation

The new "MEMPHIS" sign is up, overlooking the Mississippi River and the city's skyline.

  Memphian Morehouse graduates plan to give back after billionaire pays off their student loans

Sunday, the richest African American in the United States gave students at Morehouse College a surprise gift at their graduation ceremony.

  Fairley Head Coach Gene Robinson to host 7th annual football camp

Fairley High School head football coach Gene Robinson is on a mission to make sure every football player in the city of Memphis has a shot at a college scholarship.

  5 Great Things: Therapy dog appears in yearbook, MEM hits new travel record

Time to come up from the barbecue smoke for a few seconds, to look back at 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

  Memphis International Airport hits new travel record

Monday marked the busiest day in 2019 for Memphis International Airport, with 9,037 people going through the TSA checkpoint.

  Habitat for Humanity gives Whitehaven veteran new roof

For 15 years, Clifton Boykin’s roof on his Whitehaven home has been getting worse. So, Habitat for Humanity stepped in.

Former DeSoto Central star debuts in big leagues, bashes home run

Riley, a 2015 1st round draft pick for the Atlanta Braves, got his call to the show Wednesday with the Braves needing an extra bat.

  Brooks Museum of Art aims to move downtown by 2024

The $100 million fundraising campaign to build a new Brooks Museum in downtown Memphis is right on schedule.

  Memphis Inner City Rugby hopes to turn vacant lot into sporting complex

Organizers with Memphis Inner City Rugby have big dreams for the vacant lot that was once Vance Middle School.

  ‘People with disabilities can do phenomenal things’: JSU student with cerebral palsy graduates Summa Cum Laude

Future teacher always pushed forward to overcome disability and inspire children.

  Therapy dog featured in Mid-South school’s yearbook

He's among the top dogs at Lausanne Collegiate School, and he's pretty popular with the ladies.

  Le Bonheur food drive to benefit Mid-South Food Bank

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is looking for donations to support the Mid-South Food Bank.

  Baby brand created by former Mid-South teacher set to launch in Target stores

When Lindsey Ferrell started her business, "Ryan & Rose" in 2013, she never imagined the rapid growth she would experience in less than six years.

  5 Great Things: Mud Island gets upgrades, NCRM given top honor

It may have rained a lot the past few weeks, but it has not dampened the giving spirit. Here are 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

  Whitehaven Elementary STEM School receives $5K grant

With the help of a $5,000 grant, Whitehaven Elementary STEM School is getting new educational technology.

  Shelby County mayor delivers free lunch to Belle Forest teachers

County leaders made a special delivery to a group of Shelby County teachers.

  Firefighters cut man’s grass after his lawnmowers are stolen

West Memphis firefighters came to the help of one citizen they noticed struggling.

  Memorial service honors Mid-South first responders who gave their lives

Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery hosted a memorial ceremony to honor first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Memphis golfer qualifies for NCAA Championship Finals

Memphis golfer Michaela Fletcher earned a spot in the NCAA Championship Finals.

  Memphis mayor declares May 3rd as ‘Tony Pollard Day’

Tony Pollard will soon be leaving Memphis for Rookie Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys.

  5 Great Things: St. Jude cures rare sun allergy, Cordova choir performs at Carnegie Hall

Memphis in May festivities are kicking off downtown, but that's not nearly as amazing as these 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

  Stax Museum celebrates 16th anniversary, biSoultennial

May 2nd marks the 16th year of making music at Stax Museum, and part of Thursday's celebration was about honoring Memphis' 200th birthday and music created here in the Bluff City.

  First female, African-American Bishop to lead West TN Episcopal Diocese

The stained-glass ceiling has shattered, as Reverend Phoebe Roaf is poised to step into the shoes of retiring Bishop Don Johnson.

  High school students’ artwork on display at Memphis International Airport

Paintings created by Shelby County high school students are now on display at the Memphis International Airport.

  Former St. Jude patient gets drafted to the Tiger Softball team

Lots of Memphis children dream of playing for the Memphis Tigers when they grow up, and for one little girl Thursday is draft day.

  Memphis girl faces rare disorder with humor as St. Jude steps in with a cure

Imagine growing up allergic to the sun, trapped inside while all your friends play outside. That was one Memphis child’s reality until she got treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  Behind-the-scenes at the Memphis Zoo with Ali the baby giraffe

Ali the reticulated giraffe isn’t even a full month old but she’s already visited a few different states and undergone major surgery. Now she’s living her best giraffe life with some extra special care at the Memphis Zoo.

16 Mid-South players selected in 2019 NFL Draft

The 2019 NFL Draft has officially wrapped and 16 players from the Mid-South were chosen.

  Coliseum Coalition, Clean Memphis clean up Mid-South Coliseum

A group of citizens are hoping to save the Mid-South Coliseum and re-open it.

  Mid-Southerners strap on running shoes to fight heart disease

Mid-Southerners put on their running shoes to raise money to fight heart disease on Saturday.

Memphis’ Darrell Henderson selected by Los Angeles Rams in NFL Draft

In the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, University of Memphis running back Darrell Henderson was chosen by the Los Angeles Rams.

  Students, staff host 4th annual non-violence rally at Westwood High

For the last four years, Westwood High School has hosted a non-violence rally, hoping to educate kids and spread peace throughout the community.

  5 Great Things: Wedding at Graceland, surprise scholarship

It's a beautiful sunny day, but Mid-Southerners make great things happen rain or shine. Here are five from this week.

  Former reporter releases book to commemorate 50th anniversary of moon landing

The world will mark the 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon this July.

  MPD hosts ceremony for 10th graduating class of Clergy Academy

The Memphis Police Department celebrated its 10th graduating class of the Clergy Academy Thursday night.

  Group presents plans to eliminate homelessness in Memphis with new plaza and shelter

Plans for a new homeless shelter, with beds specifically for women, was announced Thursday afternoon at a joint meeting between the Shelby County Commission and Memphis City Council.

  Mid-South Heroes: Man raises money for Alzheimer’s awareness

Our Mid-South Heroes go above and beyond for communities in need. This month’s hero changed his entire career path to give hope to Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

  Le Bonheur employee surprised with $10K scholarship

A major surprise was given to a Methodist Le Bonheur outreach educator Wednesday.

Mike Conley named finalist for NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley is a finalist for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award.

  Film crew members get married at Graceland

A Tennessee couple got a dream wedding at Graceland while they were on the job!

  Chelsea Clinton promotes new children’s book at Memphis Zoo

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton was in Memphis on Tuesday, promoting her new children’s book about endangered animals.

Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties filming new movie in Jonesboro

Filming started just this month, and this one film is really part of a bigger push to bring movie-making to Arkansas.

  WMC wins Regional Murrow Award for ‘MLK50: A Legacy of Hope'

WMC Action News 5 is the winner of a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

  Local pastor goes viral with promotion billboards

A local pastor is getting a lot of attention for the billboards she has posted across the city.

  First United Methodist celebrates first Easter in new sanctuary

Almost 200 Easters have been celebrated at First United Methodist Church Downtown, but Sunday was the first in its brand new sanctuary.

  Orange Mound hosts 2nd annual health fair

For the second year in a row, free health screenings were brought to the people of Orange Mound.

  Believing Church partners with Mapco Express for free gas giveaway

Believing Church in East Memphis gave away free gas Saturday at the Mapco Express near Mount Moriah and Park Avenue.

Phillip Ashley Chocolates reopens in new location

Phillip Ashley Chocolates reopened with a bang on Friday, at a new location on Madison Avenue in the Medical District.

  First United Methodist prepares for first Easter in new sanctuary

First United Methodist Church in Downtown Memphis is gearing up for its first Easter Celebration since its original sanctuary was destroyed by a fire.

  Tennessee Valley Authority educates girls on STEM careers

According to UNESCO, women make up 30 percent of the world's researchers. On Friday, the Tennessee Valley Authority did its part to educate and empower girls to join the field.

  5 Great Things: MAS offering adoption special, Dyersburg man wins big

Mid-Southerners must have felt in a holiday mood early this week, here are 5 Great Things that happened.

  Shelby County holds first beeping Easter egg hunt for visually impaired

Many people celebrate the Easter holiday by hunting for eggs, but the tradition can be challenging for the visually impaired. Now, there's a new way to overcome that obstacle!

Police find trespassing ‘ninja’ turtle, release it with a warning

The officers quickly located a snapping turtle and had a bit of fun with the encounter on the department’s Facebook page.