Good News

  Goodwill Homes hosts Foster Care 5K Run

More than 40 runners and walkers came out to Overton Park Saturday for a 5k benefiting the Goodwill Homes Community Services Foster Care Program.

  Zinnie’s to reopen soon

  Memphis City Council honors local country music star

  Victim’s coordinator guides Hispanic community through the judicial process

U of M student crowned ‘Miss Bluff City Fair’ will compete for Miss Tennessee 2020

Hardeman County Powerball winner set to claim $50,000 prize

  5 Great Things: Awesome Lemonade Stand comes to Oxford; Jaguar cubs birthed at Memphis Zoo

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  22 inducted into Memphis Sports Hall of Fame

  Memphis lieutenant attributes his success to his Hispanic heritage

  Memphis Zoo announces birth of jaguar cubs

  5 Great Things: St. Jude expands to Louisiana; Ole Miss students raise $10K for cancer

  Memphis man reunited with wedding ring with the help of local metal detecting club

Ole Miss students raise more than $10K to fight skin cancer

  Gov. Lee announces new foster care support funding

A new public-private partnership is working to make the transition easier for children who age out of the foster care system with the support of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.

Dedication ceremony held for Russell B. Sugarmon Memorial Bridge

A dedication ceremony was held Thursday morning for the Russell B. Sugarmon Memorial Bridge.

Mid-South Toys for Tots now accepting applications

The 2019 Mid South Toys for Tots campaign is now accepting applications from Tuesday, Oct. 1 until Friday, Nov. 15.

  Community attends funeral for Tennessee veteran without family

U.S. Army veteran Richard “Lance” Deal died last week, leaving behind no family to attend his funeral, but his community wouldn’t let his death go unnoticed.

  Memphis Made to open 2nd brewery in Edge District

  Two Mid-South law schools enroll record-breaking number of women

  Memphis made home to Tennessee’s first LGBTQ rainbow crosswalk

  Shelby County Schools makes 2019 list of America’s Healthiest Schools

  Memphis Convention Center hits major milestones in construction

  5 Great Things: ‘Bluff City Law’ premieres; ‘Fire Finders’ program helps reunite lost pets with their owners

  14th Annual Block Party for Peace ready to kick off

It’s a health, education and career fair all rolled into one, with food and entertainment mixed into it all.

  Union Row expected to be a game changer for Downtown Memphis

Union Row, Phase 1, is a mixed-use project with apartments, a hotel, retail, office space and a grocery store.

  Gridiron Girl: Aniah Echols makes history on the football field

Aniah Echols is the first girl to ever play football for Oxford Middle School.

  West Cancer Center first to debut new FDA-approved cancer treatment in country

West Cancer Center is the first in the country to use a newly FDA-approved electric therapy treatment for mesothelioma patients.

  Loan approved to fund new Lakeland high school

After seven years, funding has been secured for a new high school in Lakeland.

  FedEx Cares distributing 12,000 holiday packages to service members overseas

Before the holiday season approaches, the men and women serving our country overseas are being cared for.

  Mid-South Heroes: Woman provides love, resources to women on the streets of Memphis

September's Mid-South Hero brings unconditional love and resources to women on the streets of Memphis. She hopes it will guide them to live free from addiction and crime.

  New program helps MFD locate owners of lost pets

Fire Finders is a first-of-its-kind program is making it easier for lost pets to find their way home.

Memphis letters on Mud Island get a makeover with the Tigers treatment

This transformation comes just in time for Memphis Madness.

  ‘Student Success Coaches’ volunteer pledge to help Memphis children

More Memphians are giving back to their community. Memphis has one of the highest rates of participation for the national Americrops program, and one of the participants is back in the halls she once walked as a student to give back.

  NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ premiere includes many of Memphis’ iconic spots

Patrice Bates Thompson couldn’t contain her excitement Monday night seeing her beloved Four Way Grill in Soulsville front and center on NBC’s “Bluff City Law.”

  University of Tenn. employees save woman from burning car

“It was enough flame to start melting the inside of the car, that’s when I knew we didn’t have long to get to her,” said Johnson.

  Crowds gather to see Memphis on national TV with ‘Bluff City Law’

The crowd gasped at the big reveal of episode one and applauded when it was over.

  MUS star presented with jersey for All-America Game

On Monday, longtime MUS head football coach Bobby Alston presented Henderson with an honorary All-America Game jersey.

  MFD hosts 5th annual ‘HERo Day’

MFD helped 200 young girls from sixth to twelfth grade suit up and learn about what it takes to be a firefighter.

  5 Great Things: New service dog program at St. Jude; Mid-South Food Bank hosting diaper drive

It’s fair season in the Mid-South, but first, a look back at 5 of the Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

Free MATA bus passes underway for SCS high school students

The partnership also allows parents and guardians of students to receive a free pass under their student’s registration.

  Mid-South Food Bank collecting diapers for families in need

The Mid-South Food Bank is working to help families who may be struggling to keep up with the cost of diapers.

  Oxford Middle School celebrates school’s 1st female football player and coach

There’s girl power on the football field at Oxford Middle School. The school’s first female football player is in the starting lineup and the first female assistant coach is on the sidelines.

  Woman recognized for work during the Germantown Flood

Kristina Garner started the Facebook group “Germantown Helps”, rallying the community together.

  New service dog program Introduced at St. Jude

"We want those dogs to go in there and make this the best day they can for the children," Bresher said.

  2019 Southern Heritage Classic ends with the feeling of tradition in the air

Tradition was the highlight of this years classic.

  WATCH: Homeless man reunites with missing dog

A heartwarming video is making rounds on social media after a homeless artist woke up in Midtown Memphis to find his dog missing.

  ‘St. Jude Rides’ rolls into Memphis

The 13th annual "St. Jude Rides" arrived in the Bluff City Friday from Peoria, Illinois.

  5 Great Things: Hollywood stars shine in Memphis; a man and his best friend reunite

It is the end to another week, which means its time to take a look at five great things that happened in the Mid-South. And we start with Hollywood coming to Memphis.

  SRVS receives $150K grant for independence coach model

A Shelby County agency helping Mid-Southerners with intellectual and developmental disabilities is receiving $150,000 to grow the program.

  Pet of the Week: Retriever mix Beth

Beth’s adoption fee is $75 and includes her microchip, spay and all vaccinations.

Pink Palace to host free Museum Day

The family of museums will open their doors for free to visitors who download a branded ticket prior to their visit.

  $150K grant to aid ‘independence coaches’ for people with disabilities

A Mid-South agency serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will soon be able to help more people live more independently.

MAS helps reunite man with his missing dog

Memphis Animal Services helped reunite a man with his dog who went missing for weeks,

Rare birth: Couple welcomes 9 lb. 11 oz. baby on 9/11 at 9:11

Cametrione and Justin Brown welcomed their 9 pound 11 ounce baby at a Tennessee hospital on 9/11 at 9:11.

  ‘Stuff a MATA Bus’ and feed the hungry: Food drive benefits Mid-South Food Bank

Every $5 donation generates 15 meals to fight hunger in the Mid-South.

Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake create fund to help Bahamians after Hurricane Dorian

Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake have teamed up to donate money to Bahamians who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Memphian wins WNBA Coach of the Year

A Memphian took home some hardware as the WNBA season came to a close.

  Volunteer events planned for 9/11 remembrance

Eighteen years after the horrific attacks, local leaders are looking for ways to give back.

  Rhodes College named one of the most innovative liberal arts colleges

The university ranked 35th by U.S. News & World Report.

  MAS offering $20 adoptions during ‘Fantasy Furball’

Every adoption includes a spay or neuter, a microchip, vaccines, heartworm tests for dogs and a customized ID tag.

  ‘Y on the Fly’ delivers books, snacks and fun to Millington Elementary

On Monday, the Y and United Healthcare made a “Fun Stop” at Millington Elementary School where the “Y on the Fly” van delivered books and snacks to the students.

Cheerleader with Down Syndrome inspires Biloxi Junior High students

At Biloxi Junior High, one cheerleader is also inspiring her school and community.

  5 Great Things: Memphians assist in Hurricane Dorian relief, Peabody Hotel celebrates 150 years

The first week of September is in the books and its been all about Hurricane Dorian. Let’s take a look at how the Mid-South is helping those impacted including more great things happening in the Bluff City.

  Memphis recognized as one of most generous cities in U.S.

The national volunteering and service program AmeriCorps has found that Memphis is full of giving people. The Bluff City has one of the highest AmeriCorps participation rates in the country.

  ‘Have a passion for it’: 100-year-old ballet master still teaching classes

Henry Danton is Mississippi Strong.

After 77 years, remains of WWII hero returning home to Mississippi to be buried

Private First Class Harvey Andrew Nichols, who was from Braxton, died as a prisoner of war in the Philippines at the age of 27 on November 19, 1942.

  Memphis kicks off season with a win against Ole Miss

Ole Miss came to the Liberty Bowl Saturday morning to take on Memphis and kick off college football season in the Mid-South.

  5 Great Things: Walmart hosts ‘thank you’ lunch for first responders, New Memphis hosts 2019 ‘Exposure’ event

Before you take off for your Labor Day weekend activities, check out 5 of the Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

  Porter-Leath receives $1.2M grant for head start programs

Porter-Leath is receiving a $1.2 million grant to operate its Early Head Start programs.

  West Memphis’ first African American female firefighter promoted to inspector

The first African American female to ever join the West Memphis Fire Department continues to make history.

  Walmart hosts ‘thank you’ lunch for DeSoto County first responders

Wednesday, first responders from across DeSoto County were thanked for their hard work and sacrifices.

  Mid-South Heroes: Man encourages Memphians of all ages to have fun, get fit

This month's Mid-South Hero is a mover and shaker, encouraging Memphians of all ages to have fun while getting fit.

Le Bonheur adding interactive outdoor space for children and families

Le Bonheur Green will feature an area for prayer and meditation, a walking path shaped like a heart, a front porch gathering place and an open green space for play.

  Volunteers help mow grass around Hickory Ridge Middle School

Tall grass made it difficult for Hickory Ridge Middle School students to get to and from school, so some helpful volunteers spent their Saturday morning lending a hand.

Church pays off $3 million in medical debt, helping nearly 1,600 people

The goal was to help people in Pope, Johnson and Conway counties, with church leaders working with a New York-based non-profit, RIP Medical Debt, on the issue.

Justin Timberlake gives impromptu performance on Beale Street

Timberlake showed up at B.B. King's Blues Club for a night on the town, and ended up on stage!

  5 Great Things: Ja Morant gives back, Justin Timberlake performs on Beale Street

As we end this week with some dreary, wet weather let's take a look back at 5 great things that will bring some sunshine to our lives.

Young students surprised with free backpacks full of school supplies

A group of Memphis kids received new backpacks jam-packed full of school supplies Friday.

  Youth basketball league named after ‘First 48’ murder series

A Mid-South basketball coach borrowed the title from a popular television show about Memphis crime and turned it into a championship basketball league.

  City of Memphis, U of M announce fan enhancements for 2019 football season

The City of Memphis and University of Memphis rolled out the red carpet at the Liberty Bowl stadium Thursday.

  Kroger partners with U of M for football game to benefit Mid-South Food Bank

Kroger and the University of Memphis are partnering with the Mid-South Food Bank to help end hunger in the Mid-South.