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  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.

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

  Young Actors Guild to move in to Fire Station 22

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

  Oxford officer awarded for life-saving effort

  Changes to Mud Island River Park bringing in more visitors

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

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

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

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

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

  Memphis firefighters install smoke detectors for homes in need

  West Memphis kicks off youth summer jobs program

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

  Arkansas boy credited for alerting neighbors to house fire

  City to spend millions repaving Memphis streets

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

  Camp helps children cope with tragic loss

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

  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.

  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

Two Germantown students are participating in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee.

  WWII vet, 95, goes skydiving on Memorial Day

A World War II veteran got to live out his dream on Memorial Day.

  Memphis breaks world record for longest picnic table

The Bluff City will now be a part of the Guinness Book of World Records.

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

As we head into this Memorial Day weekend let’s look back at 5 great things that happened in the Mid-South this week.

  Soulsville graduate back home, encouraging students

A Soulsville Charter School alumna has returned to her roots as this year’s commencement speaker.

  New Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday

A new exhibition center is opening at Graceland this weekend.

  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.