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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.

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

  Ali the giraffe back on exhibit at Memphis Zoo after surgery

  EDGE Board approves loan for new Superlo in Orange Mound

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

  St. Jude breaks ground on 2020 Dream Home

  Memphis experiences incredible national exposure over past year

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

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

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

Babies don Halloween costumes at Saint Francis Hospital

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

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

  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

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

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

  New program offers healthy meals to Frayser families for free

Music tourism development in the works in Osceola

  Goodwill Homes hosts Foster Care 5K Run

  ‘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.

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.