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  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.

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

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

  Memphis International Airport hits new travel record

  Habitat for Humanity gives Whitehaven veteran new roof

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

  Brooks Museum of Art aims to move downtown by 2024

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

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

  Therapy dog featured in Mid-South school’s yearbook

  Le Bonheur food drive to benefit Mid-South Food Bank

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

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

  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 mayor declares May 3rd as ‘Tony Pollard Day’

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

  Stax Museum celebrates 16th anniversary, biSoultennial

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

  High school students’ artwork on display at 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.

Dyersburg man wins $2 million playing lottery

A Dyersburg man cashed in big this week.

  New program ‘Y on the Fly’ brings the YMCA to children in under-served areas

Some area neighborhoods lack facilities for people to take part in healthy activities, but one Mid-South organization hopes to turn that around by putting a gym on wheels to bring the fun to you.

Memphis named a finalist to host 2020 IRONMAN triathlon

Memphis has been named a finalist as a potential host for a new IRONMAN triathlon in 2020.

  Mayor Strickland plans to fund more youth programs in Memphis

After one North Memphis police precinct responded to four homicides in 36 hours, leaders in the area called for continued and increased focus on the youth.Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland agrees.

Memphis Zoo among candidates for Best Zoo in U.S.

Memphis Zoo nominated for 'Best Zoo' award.

Mississippi teacher completes Boston Marathon

Mississippi was well represented this past Monday at the 123rd annual Boston Marathon!

  Memphis Zoo, Mid-South Kroger stores team up to launch reusable bags

The Memphis Zoo and Kroger are partnering to launch a specialty brand of reusable bags.

Girl finds megalodon tooth during spring break trip to NC beach

A middle-schooler on spring break is bringing home some pretty big treasures. Avery Fauth found a megalodon shark tooth on the beach in North Topsail Monday.

Memphis In May to build world’s longest picnic table

Record will be attempted on May 25 at "Celebrate Memphis"

Dog found swimming 135 miles off shore

Dog saved in ocean more than 100 miles off coast.

  Organizers closer to bringing veterans home to west Tennessee

The largest concentrations of veterans in the state of Tennessee are in Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties, but there is not a nursing home for veterans in the area.

New Southaven Chick-fil-A is giving away a year of free meals--but there’s a catch

Chick-fil-A is set to open its newest location in Southaven on Thursday, April 18.

MAS Offering ‘Game of Homes’ adoption special

Shelter launches adorable "Game of Thrones" inspired campaign

  OUTMemphis, Nike Pride host Queer Youth Field Day

OUTMemphis and Nike Pride hosted "Queer Youth Field Day" in the University of Memphis center ballroom Saturday.

  Grizz gamer changing lives in Africa, providing aid to children

Mehyar Ahmed Hassan has one of the coolest jobs in the world. The Toronto native gets paid to play video games as a part of Grizz Gaming in the NBA 2K League.

  Breakthrough at St. Jude Children’s Research could help in ALS treatment

It’s a medical breakthrough at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  Mini therapy horses visit Memphis preschoolers

Students at SRVS Kids & Families Play, Do, Learn Preschool learned about farms the past few days, so Friday the farm came to the students.

  5 Great Things: Memphiz Zoo welcomes baby giraffes, Mike Conley donates to Methodist Healthcare

There were a plethora of Great Things happening in the Mid-South this week, here are 5 examples.

  Grandmother gets new A/C unit thanks to Conway Cares Initiative

A Hickory Hill woman is getting a helping hand as the temperatures outside start to get warmer.

Two sisters use homemade, natural products to give back to their community

From bath balms to body spray, Sister’s products are all natural, homemade bath, beauty, and even food items.

  Memphis rugby player earns full scholarship to Dartmouth

The Memphis Girls Rugby team at Freedom Prep Academy has achieved another milestone.

  Tigers mural makes debut on Central Ave

A new mural on Central Avenue is complete.

  TN man invents cooling collars, packs to keep dogs, children safe in hot weather

In the Mid-South, we sometimes enjoy above average temps in the 80′s.

  Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks visits Le Bonheur patients

Patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital had a special visitor on Tuesday!

  Memphis Zoo reveals gender, name of new baby giraffe

The Memphis Zoo revealed the name and gender of one of their new baby giraffes Wednesday.

Man shares on social media after noticing Jackson Chick-fil-A worker’s quiet act of kindness

A man waiting for his order at a Jackson Chick-Fil-A noticed a quiet act of kindness and took to social media to spread the kindness he witnessed.

Good Samaritans donate car to homeless Mississippi man

The benefactors said they are not done helping this family; they plan to help Elijah get a permanent place to call home.

  Company donates A/C units to Memphis veterans’ home

A Mid-South veterans’ home is getting a little relief after receiving donated A/C units.

  Memphis Zoo’s baby giraffe receives its first exam

The Memphis Zoo's newest addition got its first exam.