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  5 Great Things: MLH to offer higher education for employees; Agreement reached on future of Tom Lee Park

Turkey hangovers did nothing to slow down do-good Mid-Southerners. Here are 5 Great Things that happened this week in the Mid-South.

  It’s a wrap: Thank you for donating to the 12th Annual WMC Holiday Food Drive

  SCS kicks off 5th Annual Operation Warm Hearts for students in need

Memphis awarded HUD Grant for lead paint removal in homes

Donate this Wednesday to the 12th annual WMC Holiday Food Drive

  Governor Bill Lee declares Dec. 1 as ‘Rosa Parks Day’

  5 Great Things: City puts on first ever MEMFeast; Travelers provided with therapy dogs at Memphis airport

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  November Mid-South Hero: Brandon Pittman

  Local barber’s random act of kindness changes man’s life

Free Thanksgiving events set to serve those in need in Memphis

  A Tale of Two Pies: Sweet Potato vs. Pumpkin

  Therapy dogs provide comfort to holiday travelers at Memphis airport

Babies transform into the cutest little turkeys in the nursery at St. Francis Hospital

  From patient to nurse: Cancer survivor emphasizes the importance of the St. Jude mission ahead of marathon weekend

Ashley McTyre was just 10 years old when she became a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. She says the doctors and nursing staff made all the difference for her.

  Shelby County celebrates 200th birthday

Shelby County celebrated its 200th birthday Sunday with a party in the park.

Arielle Hudson becomes Ole Miss’ first female African-American awarded Rhodes Scholarship

A University of Mississippi senior is the first African American woman from the school to become a Rhodes Scholar.

  New family celebrates National Adoption Day, urges others to help fill need

Families all over the country celebrated National Adoption Day on Saturday with special ceremonies, and renewed the call for much needed foster parents and parents willing to adopt.

  $600K Binghampton athletic complex to break ground Saturday

  Group transforming golf course into safe haven for Mid-South veterans

  Memphis prepares for rapid transit bus system

You can get texts from Santa leading up to Christmas

  Tennessee Navy corpsman saves mother’s life with live liver transplant

5 Great Things: Memphis honors veterans with parade; ‘Healthy Frayser’ brings food to the community

‘Healthy Frayser’ brings food to the community

Healthy Frayser is a collaboration between the American Heart Association, Fish-N-Loaves and The Care Center.

Mississippi soldier missing in Korean War accounted for after almost 69 years

The announcement came Wednesday morning from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency that Army Cpl. Joe T. Avant was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950 and is now accounted for.

  2019 Holiday Food Drive benefits the Mid-South Food Bank and helps families in need

WMC Action News 5 and the Mid-South Food Bank are collecting food for those in need this holiday season, and once again we’re teaming up with Cash Saver to collect the donations.

  Game Changer: Grizzlies blazing a new trail this season with team’s 1st female assistant coach

Niele Ivey is living her dream and inspiring other women to do the same.

  5 Great Things: Collierville featured in Bluff City Law; Superlo coming to Orange Mound

It might be cold outside but Mid-Southerners once again showed off their warm hearts. Here are 5 Great Things that happened this week.

  Ali the giraffe back on exhibit at Memphis Zoo after surgery

Nearly seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured ankle, Ali the giraffe is back on exhibit at the Memphis Zoo.

  EDGE Board approves loan for new Superlo in Orange Mound

The new Superlo in Orange Mound is getting a loan to renovate the once-abandoned Kroger grocery on Lamar Avenue.

  Memphis company donates more than 300 sports balls to school that lost recess equipment

On Tuesday, Kent Ritchey, president of Landers Auto Group, donated more than 300 basketballs, footballs and soccer balls to Wells Station Elementary. The school’s storage unit was the target of a break-in over the summer.

  St. Jude breaks ground on 2020 Dream Home

A groundbreaking marked the spot of the soon to be home which will be given away to a lucky ticket buyer, and organizers are hoping for more ticket buyers than ever.

  Memphis experiences incredible national exposure over past year

Between College GameDay's visit to Memphis, “Bluff City Law,” Facebook’s national ad campaign and Hallmark’s “Christmas at Graceland” franchise it’s been a great year of publicity for the city.

  U of M vs. SMU game brings record crowd to Liberty Bowl

The Memphis Tigers football team took on the SMU Mustangs in the Liberty Bowl Saturday night.

  Superhero Toy Drive honors memory of young cancer patient by providing toys to St. Jude families

It’s easy to be a superhero to hundreds of children in the Mid-south. All you have to do is donate to the Superhero Toy Drive.

  5 Great Things: Memphis man gifted with new home; NICU babies sport adorable Halloween costumes

Let’s kick off this month of Thanksgiving with 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

Babies don Halloween costumes at Saint Francis Hospital

Nurses had a ball playing dress-up with their pint-sized patients.

  Mid-South Heroes: Police chief makes sacrifice to protect students

October's Mid-South Hero is a small-town police chief whose big gesture has drawn praise across the country.

  NCRM’s 28th Freedom Award honors civil, human rights activists

Recording artist John Legend, Nigerian human rights activist Hafsat Abiola and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem were the recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum’s 2019 Freedom Award.

  NICU babies celebrate Halloween with adorable costumes

NICU nurses at Methodist Germantown Hospital dressed up the babies in adorable Halloween costumes.

  Trio to be honored for 2019 NCRM Freedom Awards

Wednesday night is the 2019 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Awards in Memphis, and three people will be honored for their contributions to civil and human rights.

First African American woman crowned Miss Mississippi USA 2020

Asya Branch, a student at Ole Miss from Booneville, was crowned as the first African American Miss Mississippi USA.

  Memphis man gifted with new home; surprise caught on camera

The act of kindness that brought Greg Boyd to his knees.

  Buddist monk passes through Memphis on 3-month cross country bike tour

A Zen Buddhist monk from Japan made his way through Memphis Monday. Did you see him? He was riding a bike!

  5 Great Things: Frayser families get healthy food for free; Memphis men’s b-ball rank on AP Top 25 poll

As the week comes to a rainy end, let's brighten up the day with five great things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

  Trader Joe’s donates boxes of food to those in need after tornado

Some say natural disasters can bring out the best in people. One group is seeing the best of a national corporation.

  New program offers healthy meals to Frayser families for free

Dozens of Frayser families will soon be getting healthy meals for free.

Music tourism development in the works in Osceola

The city’s ideas include a boutique hotel, skating rink, movie theatre, wedding chapel and much more that will feature multiple legends like Willie Bloom and Johnny Cash.

  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.

  ‘Miracles in Memphis’ event draws large crowds

Thousands of people in the North Memphis community were given free clothing, food and more thanks to the Greater Community Temple.

  5 Great Things: MFD welcomes new therapy dog; Zinnie’s expected to reopen soon

Before we jump into the weekend, let’s take a look back at 5 Great Things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

  Zinnie’s to reopen soon

A Midtown Memphis mainstay is planning to reopen its doors.

  Memphis City Council honors local country music star

Memphis City Councilman Kemp Conrad sponsored a resolution Tuesday, congratulating country music legend Deborah Allen for celebrating 40 years in the music industry.

  Victim’s coordinator guides Hispanic community through the judicial process

Andres Mata is the only bilingual victim witness coordinator with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and on average, serves 400 people a year.

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

University of Memphis student Lydia Fisher was crowned Miss Bluff City Fair on Saturday night.

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

The ticket matched four of the five numbers drawn and the red powerball!

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

Here’s the five great things that happened in in the Bluff City this week!

  22 inducted into Memphis Sports Hall of Fame

Twenty-two people were inducted into the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame Thursday night.

  Memphis lieutenant attributes his success to his Hispanic heritage

More than two decades into his career with law enforcement, one Memphis Police lieutenant talks about what got him where he is.

  Memphis Zoo announces birth of jaguar cubs

Memphis Zoo announced the birth of baby jaguar cubs. The female jaguars were born on September 4.

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

As we end another hot week and get ready from some fall-like weather, let’s take a look back at five great things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

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

Someone told Armstrong to contact the Memphis Metal Detecting Club. This is where club member Culpepper comes in.

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

University of Mississippi students helped raise more than $10,000 to help fight skin cancer through the Coaches vs. Cancer Initiative.

  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

Memphis Made Brewing has plans to open a second brewery and taproom.

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

An increase of women studying law has been a trend for the last few years.

  Memphis made home to Tennessee’s first LGBTQ rainbow crosswalk

Cooper-Young community members hoped this would be a step in the right direction in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

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

The elementary schools were recognized nationally for their commitment to students' health and well-being.

  Memphis Convention Center hits major milestones in construction

A $200 million project at the Memphis Convention Center is about to reach some major construction milestones.

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

Time now for 5 of the Great Things that happened in the Mid-South during this first week of Fall.

  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.