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  Trucker recognized for traveling 9 million miles accident free

34 years and 9 million miles later... This trucker is being honored for traveling every mile... accident free!

Porter-Leath partners with UofM on early child care facility

'A living legacy’: Charlotte woman celebrates 115th birthday

Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si surprises drivers with gift cards during traffic stops

  David Carnes Park re-opens as a Blue Cross Healthy Place

  5 Great Things: New developments are coming to Frayser; healthier food options for Shelby County students

  Oxford pizza shop offers free pizza for immigrants, refugees

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  SCS planning healthier food options for students

  2 new developments could be coming to Frayser

Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County gears up for ‘largest fundraiser of the year’

  Grand slam for Memphis: Leftwich Tennis Center announces $19M expansion

  Dozens of Memphis churches participate in day of service

  World’s first voice box reconstruction performed in Memphis

  $16K donated to Mid-South Food Bank

The Mid-South Food Bank received a $16,000 grant to help provide 48,000 meals to families in 31 counties.

  2020 World Golf Championship FedEx-St. Jude Invitational to happen over July 4th weekend

It will take up to two months to break down the hospitality tents and remove everything that went into putting together the tournament but organizers are already excited for next year.

  Plans announced for new Raleigh farmers market

The farmers market will not only give community members access to fresh fruits and vegetables, Parkinson said it will provide relief for people who live in food deserts, neighborhoods with no grocery stores.

2.12-carat brown diamond discovered at Arkansas State Park

A lucky visitor from Nebraska found a 2.12-carat brown diamond at Arkansas State Park.

  Golfers donate money to St. Jude for every birdie, eagle they shoot

  U of M students invite residents to help conduct research on Wolf River

  5 Great Things: Top golfers tee up smiles at St. Jude; U of M receives $13M donation

  Erase the Hate: Mississippi tattoo parlor offering free cover-ups for former white supremacists

  Mid-South Heroes: Woman spreads joy and celebrates other cancer survivors

National Civil Rights Museum honoring Abiola, Steinem, Legend at 2019 Freedom Awards

$100K Powerball ticket sold in Memphis

A $100,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Memphis.

  FedEx Cares donates $50K to St. Jude after special putt

FedEx was instrumental in securing the World Golf Championships FedEx St. Jude Invitational for Memphis. The company is also changing the world, and lives at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Musicians kick off golf weekend with show to benefit St. Jude

The week of events for the World Golf Championship St. Jude Invitational kicked off with the St. Jude Jam on Tuesday night.

  Man from viral ‘Back up Terry’ video gifted with new wheelchair

Remember the “Back up Terry” video that went viral a few years ago? Terry is from Memphis and he's the recipient of a brand new wheelchair!

  Top golfers tee up smiles at St. Jude

Tuesday, some of the world's top golfers took time out of their preparation for the tournament to visit the children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  Local locksmith offers to open hot cars for free

One local locksmith is offering to help if you ever see a child or pet locked in a hot car.

  5 Great Things: Teen returns woman’s missing purse, Collierville man earns national recognition

As we put an end to the week of excessive heat, let’s look back at five great things that happened across the Mid-South.

  Conway Cares: Grandmother receives new A/C system

Beatrice Armstrong says she's excited about the idea of cooler days ahead, thanks to the free air conditioner she's getting through the Conway Cares initiative.

  Teen returns woman’s missing purse with $1,300 in it

In the 16 years Tycoon Asian Cuisine and Noodle Shop has been on Kirby Parkway, customers have left a lot of things behind, but never $1,300.

  Young Actors Guild to move in to Fire Station 22

New life will soon fill an old fire station in Memphis. In May, the Young Actors Guild bought the building with plans to transform the spot into an arts center for the children of Orange Mound.

Collierville man earns national recognition as catalyst for change in public education

The President of Pickler Wealth Advisors in Collierville is one of three national finalists for the Catalyst Award as part of the 13th Annual Invest in Others Awards.

  Oxford officer awarded for life-saving effort

A police officer in Oxford received honors for saving a life.

  Changes to Mud Island River Park bringing in more visitors

Mud Island’s mini-makeover has caught the eye of tourists and even locals. An average weekend day last year saw about 100 visitor to the River Park. Now anywhere between 300 to 400 people come to take in the sights during the week.

  Backpack drive helps Mid-South kids in need prep for school

Thirty-five dollars can give a Mid-South kindergartner everything they need for the first day a school.

  Memphis kids earn trip to D.C. for speaking out against violence

Two-thousand Shelby Co. kids wrote essays about how violence has affected them. Two of those essays won students a trip to Washington D.C.

  Mayor’s Manhood University program expands to those still behind bars

Mayor Jim Strickland's Manhood University program is expanding to help more than just those who have already fulfilled their sentences.

  5 Great Things: ‘Hamilton’ is here; summer jobs for kids

We’re highlighting some of the good happening in the Mid-South with this week’s 5 Great Things!

  SCSO receives praise for ‘major reforms’ at Juvenile Justice Center

After years of problems, the Shelby County Juvenile Justice Center is receiving praise by a national organization for reducing the use of solitary confinement.

  Memphis firefighters install smoke detectors for homes in need

On a warm Tuesday morning, the Memphis Fire Department hit the streets in Hickory Hill to equip people there with smoke detectors. It’s something they do all year round.

  West Memphis kicks off youth summer jobs program

The City of West Memphis now has 100 teens working for a little spending money and learning life skills.

Grizzlies to retire Conley’s No. 11 jersey

Memphis Grizzlies to retire Mike Conley's No. 11 jersey

  5 Great Things: Stranger helps WWII veteran see lost love again, 12-year-old saves neighbor from fire

It’s been a great week across the Mid-South as we celebrated the 4th of July Thursday. Before it comes to an end, let’s look back at 5 Great Things that happened.

  Memphis soldier surprises son at school after 8-month deployment

Sergeant Brandee Biggs was deployed in Afghanistan for eight months and told her son, Christopher, she wasn’t coming home until late July.

  Shelby County summer jobs program takes teens behind-the-scenes with local first responders

A first responder’s job can be difficult, but sometimes it can be very rewarding. This week, 200 young people saw that first hand through the Shelby County Summer Jobs Program.

  Germantown car wash welcomes hearing-impaired workers

The Perfection Car Wash on the corner of Wolf River Boulevard and Germantown Parkway offers an opportunity to people having a hard time finding a job due to their disabilities.

  Arkansas boy credited for alerting neighbors to house fire

A 12-year-old boy is being praised for warning neighbors about burning fire.

  City to spend millions repaving Memphis streets

The city of Memphis will spend millions of dollars to repave streets and repair potholes.

  Complete stranger to help Mid-South veteran see long lost love again

After a Mid-South WWII veteran reunited with his love interest from 75 years ago in France, the pair might be getting another chance to see each other again.

  Camp helps children cope with tragic loss

Many Mid-South parents have enrolled their children in summer camps this year. One free summer camp is helping children heal after the death of a family member.

  5 Great Things: Bartlett PD welcomes new K-9, $50K Powerball ticket sold in Collierville

As we prepare to turn the page on another month, Mid-Southerners, as always, gave of themselves and their time. Here are 5 Great Things that happened this week in the Mid-South.

  Bartlett PD welcomes new K-9 officer

Bartlett Police Department has welcomed a new K-9 member.

  Make-A-Wish, Saddle Creek send 5-year-old to Disney World

A Mid-South boy’s wish was granted, thanks to Make-A-Wish and Saddle Creek.

$50K Powerball ticket sold in Collierville

A $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Collierville.

  Jaren Jackson visits with young aspiring WNBA players

Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson, Jr. made a special appearance at the Grizzlies’ first-ever all girls summer basketball camp.

Mike Conley wins Teammate of the Year, Sportsmanship Awards

Longtime Memphis Grizzlies star Mike Conley was awarded for being a great teammate and great sportsman at Monday night’s NBA Awards.

  Memphis artist hopes to set new record

The creator of the "Memphis" sign on Mud Island is looking to set a new record.

  Memphis actress performs at the Kennedy Center

Memphis actress Cecelia Wingate is currently living her best life on stage in our nation’s capital.

  Camp helps students to promote peace

Dozens of Frayser middle schoolers spent the week learning how to speak life into their community through Playback Memphis’ “Be the Peace" Camp.

5 Great Things: CBU signs rugby player, West Memphis offers summer jobs for kids

It is finally Friday and that means it's time to look back at 5 great things that happened in the Mid-South.

  West Memphis firefighters honored for helping resident cut his grass

A group of West Memphis firefighters were honored Thursday for their service and willingness to help a resident.

  CBU signs first-ever rugby player

With the introduction of rugby at Christian Brothers University, one Memphis athlete is making history and breaking new ground.

  $200M construction on schedule for Memphis Convention Center

For seven months, the Cook Convention Center has been undergoing construction. Once work is done, it will be known as the Memphis Convention Center.

West Memphis offers summer jobs for kids

Kids in West Memphis can now take advantage of summer job opportunities. Mayor Marco McClendon announced a new summer jobs initiative that will employ up to 100 West Memphis youth.

  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.

  WWII veteran reunites with French love interest after 75 years

A 97-year-old WWII veteran is living a most unexpected love story.

‘The Pit’ will bring Memphis BBQ staples to golf tournament

Barbecue lovers will have a delicious new spot to visit during next month’s World Golf Championship Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational.

Marc Gasol wins NBA Championship with Raptors

Marc Gasol will always be known as a Memphis Grizzly, but know you can call him something else: NBA champion.

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

Memphis Tiger basketball has been a part of the fabric of the Bluff City for nearly 100 years. Now, the Pink Palace is hoping you still have some of that fabric for a new exhibit.

  Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital working to end community violence

After an uptick in firearm injuries from 2017, the hospital teamed up with local organizations to end community violence.

  Bobcat kitten rescued from behind pool pump in Collierville

The bobcat kitten was found stuck behind a pool pump by a Shelby County Wildlife Officer.

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

Country singer Darius Rucker’s 10th annual “Darius & Friends” benefit concert raised $425,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Nashville this past week, bringing his total raised for the organization to $2 million over the last 10 years.

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

Most of this week was spent remembering the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II, but a lot of folks still found time to do other Great Things, too. Here are 5 from this week.

World Golf Championship means economic boost for Memphis

As much as the FedEx St. Jude Classic benefitted Memphis’ economy, the World Golf Championship FedEx St. Jude Invitational is expected to make an even bigger impact on the Bluff City.

  Police officer befriends shooting victim after saving his life

A shooting victim is still alive, thanks to a quick-thinking Memphis police officer and the medical training he received at the academy.

  Fino’s opens a day early

Chef Kelly English surprised fans of Fino's by re-opening the much-loved Midtown eatery one day earlier than scheduled.

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

A brother-sister duo secured FDA clearance for a new medical device that uses honey for wound care.

  South Mississippi man leaves life savings to school district

A school district in South Mississippi recently became the beneficiary of a large, surprise donation.

Facebook TV spot highlights people’s love for Memphis

A new TV ad is highlighting the love people have for Memphis.