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Arlington girl gets her service puppy after community raises $10,500 | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Ava Reed has Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. Now, she has a dog that will be trained to help her get up when she falls.        
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
The Commercial Appeal photo staff pulls a collection of the top moments and impactful images of 2018.       
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
The Liberty Bowl Rodeo: Riding Bulls and Breaking Bones       
Juvenile Judge Declares
Memphis Flyer | February 22, 2019
Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael declared “mission accomplished” during his annual state of the court address Friday, touting last year’s ending of federal oversight. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ended its six-year review of the court in October. T...
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
MPD community outreach brings Christmas cheer       
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
From Justin Timberlake to Backstreet Boys, Carrie Underwood and Elton John, here are the top concerts coming to the Memphis area in 2019.       
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Sarla Nichols talks about her cancer diagnosis, confronting mortality and the the healing powers of yoga       
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Mary Carter Decorating Center's Holiday Candy Class       
Security officer at St. Jude creates community through first names | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Dennis Farmer was the first-ever non-employee to receive of the Spirit of ALSAC Award in 2016.       
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Patrons gathered to enjoy Memphis Zoo Lights, a holiday themed event, on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.       
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Zoo Lights, returns to the Memphis Zoo, running through Dec. 30, 2018.       
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Big River Crossing Half Marathon and 5K through downtown Memphis and across state lines to Arkansas       
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Duckmaster Doug Weatherford describes the history behind the march of the ducks at Memphis' historic Peabody Hotel        
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Here are some scenes from Zombie Prom Memphis, billed as the biggest zombie and Halloween costume party in the city,       
Officials: Memphis in May Won't Work at Other Downtown Sites | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 22, 2019
Memphis in May (MIM) officials say the six locations explored as an alternative sites for the festival next year won’t work and are calling for a phased construction schedule for the redesigned park to allow MIM to return to Tom Lee Park in 2020. MIM officials said Thursday they w...
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Duckmaster Doug Weatherford leading the Peabody Hotel's March of the Ducks        
The Commercial Appeal | February 22, 2019
Lela Gerald talks about her homemade Jacko's Pepper Jelly       
Memphis Cited For Two Roads With Country's Most Cell Phone Use | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 22, 2019
Memphis is home to two of the country’s top ten roads where the most cell phone use by a driver was observed last year, according to the company Lytx. Lytx, a company that uses video technology to capture data from commercial and public sector vehicles, released the lis...
Love in the Bluff City | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 22, 2019
True tales of dating, breaking up, and getting married. For Valentine's Day, we decided to take a look at love in Memphis — how we try to get it, how we break up, and how to keep it going. I talked to five Memphians, asking for their perspectives. W...
Fly on the Wall 1564 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 22, 2019
Reality News Is it just me or is reality bending to look more like reality TV all the time? According to various reports Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that controls MNG Enterprises, is positioning itself for a hostile takeover after Gannett, The Commercial Appeal's parent compan...
Flowing Pains | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 22, 2019
New Plans for Tom Lee Park spark concern for Memphis in May. A hotel industry leader said he was "deeply concerned" a redesigned Tom Lee Park could negatively impact the Memphis in May (MIM) festival last week, but a riverfront leader said the events will fit and pro...
Workers Call XPO’s Closing of Memphis Warehouse Retaliation | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 22, 2019
XPO Logistics is closing its Verizon warehouse here and some employees are calling it retaliation. The employees were informed Wednesday via letters that they would be terminated as a result of the facility closing in June. ...
Hate Groups on the Rise Nationally, But Not in Tennessee | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 21, 2019
The number of hate groups in the United States rose by 7 percent in 2018, according to a recently released report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). In its yearly report titled “The Year in Hate: Rage Against Change,” the group said there are now...
10 Valentine's Day ideas and gifts women actually want | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 21, 2019
Need a jolt of inspiration for gifts to get this Valentine's Day? Look no further.        
Black History Month: Lyft offers free rides to museums in Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 21, 2019
Lyft will be offering free rides in Memphis until the end of the month for up to $10 for people looking to attend black history museums in the city.        
Where, how to recycle your old Christmas tree in Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 21, 2019
Shelby County Government is offering a recycling center that will turn your Christmas tree and other greenery into mulch as part of a recycling initiative.       
First woman, African-American elected to lead Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 21, 2019
The Rev. Phoebe Roaf, rector at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Virginia, has been elected fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee.       
Memphis to Train and Hire More Police Officers. Will It Affect Crime Rate? | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 21, 2019
In an effort to reduce violent crime in the city, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) is actively looking to hire more officers, with a goal of 2,300 commissioned officers by the end of 2020. In his State of the City Address last month, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickl...
XPO Adds More Benefits For New, Expecting Parents | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 21, 2019
XPO Logistics announced new, free benefits for new and expecting parents Wednesday in the wake of national attention to allegations from workers that the company practiced pregnancy discrimination. The global company runs a Verizon warehouse in Memp...
Memphis In May Cites
Memphis Flyer | February 21, 2019
Memphis in May (MIM) officials said Thursday that the Memphis River Parks Partnership’s (MRPP) redesign of Tom Lee Park would cut the capacity for its events there and said the current plans have "challenges" and "issues." The MRPP unveiled new plans for the park last month. It adds ...
County Health Department Limits TVA's Use of Aquifer Wells | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 21, 2019
The Shelby County Health Department placed rules on how the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) uses five wells at its Allen natural gas plant this week. The health department prohibited TVA from using the wells, which the utility previously committed to not using, ex...
The Ameripolitan Music Fest Brings Roots-Rock Legends to Town | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 21, 2019
Lately, you may have heard folks asking, "Are you going to that 'Americana' fest this weekend?" But the festival and awards show about to hit our town isn't Americana. It's the Ameripolitan Music Awards, and its founder, Dale Watson, wants to make sure you know the difference. "...
Fly on the Wall 1565 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 21, 2019
Dammit, Gannett To expand on an idea put forward by the poet John Donne, every newspaper's typos diminish me. And yet it's at least somewhat comforting to know that The Tennessean, the Nashville-based mothership of all Gannett-owned properties in the Volunteer State, can botch a head...
Investigation Finds $1M in Improper Government Payments to Memphis Nonprofit | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 20, 2019
Government investigators found more than $1 million of improper reimbursements received by the now-defunct Mississippi River Corridor Tennessee (MRCT), resulting in federal inducements for the nonprofit’s former leader. The MRCT was a nonprofit focused on economic development, lan...
Petition Seeks Change From
Memphis Flyer | February 20, 2019
A new petition online seeks to change the name of "Main Street" to "Mane Street." Memphis artist James "IMAKEMADBEATS" Dukes posted the petition Tuesday. He is seeking 5,000 digital signatures to send the petition to city officials here. Dukes' petition had 75 signatures Wednes...
Council Recap: Water Rate Hike, South Cordova De-annexation OKed | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 20, 2019
After months of debate and delay, the Memphis City Council approved an increase in water rates Tuesday, but voted not to raise gas and electric rates. The vote means Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) customers will start paying an additional 45 cents per mon...
The Commercial Appeal | February 20, 2019
Baby Penguin to make Memphis Zoo debut        
The Commercial Appeal | February 20, 2019
Baby African Black-Footed penguin ready to make Memphis Zoo debut        
Integrity should be a goal for all of us in the new  year | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 20, 2019
In this new year, the Rev. Dr. G. Scott Morris hopes integrity is at the forefront of who we are and want to be.       
Christmas shipping deadlines: Key dates for FedEx, USPS, UPS and Amazon this holiday season | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 20, 2019
Want to make sure that package gets there by Christmas this year? Here are the key shipping deadlines for the holiday season for FedEx, USPS, UPS and more.       
'The Clipper' Planned Downtown on FedEx Move | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 20, 2019
Developers plan to build an eight-story office and hotel building called The Clipper adjacent to the Gibson Guitar factory building, the newly announced headquarters for FedEx Logistics. The plan would build the 250,00-square-foot, modern office tower on a surface parking lot at just...
FedEx Wants $2M Grant for Downtown Move | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 20, 2019
UPDATE: FedEx Logistics wants a $2 million grant from taxpayers to move its headquarters Downtown.   Moments after the official email about the FedEx Logistics project went out, another email from the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) ...
MLGW Explains Need for Rate Increases, Infrastructure Improvements | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 20, 2019
As Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) prepares to return to the Memphis City Council next week to again make its case for rate increases, the utility is beefing up its public engagement efforts. MLGW’s president and CEO J.T. Young is sched...
Russell Sugarmon: 1929-2019 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 19, 2019
The past few years have seen the passing away of numerous giants whose imprint on Memphis history (and on human history, for that matter) has been huge, and only the inevitable likelihood of one of them being inadvertently overlooked prevents me from attempting to list them severally. But...
The Commercial Appeal | February 19, 2019
Kathie Wakile, of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" fame, has partnered with Remington College on a new culinary program.        
Thanksgiving road trip? Gas prices are falling in Memphis and across the nation | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 19, 2019
Gas prices in Memphis and across Tennessee are falling just in time for Thanksgiving travel.       
After surviving cancer, this Lakeland teen runs for St. Jude | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 19, 2019
A cancer survivor, this Lakeland teenager plans to run the full St. Jude Memphis Marathon for the first time.       
Gannett Still Skeptical on $1.8B MNG Deal as Takeover Threat Looms | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 19, 2019
Gannett Co. leaders said they remain skeptical of MNG Enterprises’ $1.8 billion offer to buy the newspaper company after a meeting late last week. MNG made an unsolicited offer to buy Gannett, the corporate owner of The Commercial Appeal, last month for $12 per share, or $1.8 bill...
City Council Considers Backing Legislation on Cannabis | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 19, 2019
The Memphis City Council will consider a resolution expressing its support for cannabis-related bills introduced in the ongoing Tennessee General Assembly legislative session. Councilman Martavious Jones, who is sponsoring the resolutio...
City Prepares for Heavy Rains, Flash Floods | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 19, 2019
As heavy rain is forecast for the coming days here, city officials are preparing for flash floods and asking the public to do the same. Robert Knecht, the city’s director of public works, said Tuesday he’s seen projections for 2 inches-8 inches of rainfall, and with ...
Agape-sponsored class helps mothers learn the importance of talking with their young children | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 18, 2019
Agape is finalizing its cradle-to-career objective for the families they serve with the first graduation of children in its LENA Class for parents of young children.       
Tell us where to find the best holiday lights in the Memphis area | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 18, 2019
The Commercial Appeal is compiling an interactive map of the best holiday lights in Memphis. Add your sparkly masterpiece to the list.       
Marathon runner with prosthetic leg shows former St. Jude patient that nothing is impossible | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 18, 2019
A press conference ahead of the race weekend turned into an unexpected moment for one St.Jude hero.       
Study: Switch From TVA Power Could Save Up To $333M | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 18, 2019
Memphis Light, Gas & Water could save $240 million to $333 million each year by switching away from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for electricity, according to a new report issued Monday. Friends of the Earth, an environmental advocacy group, ordered a study of the switch fro...
Non-profit group works to uplift Orange Mound community through art | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 17, 2019
The Collective, a local non-profit arts group in Memphis held an exhibit on Friday documenting life for the residents in Memphis during an arts showcase.        
The Commercial Appeal | February 17, 2019
Elemento serves up Neapolitan-style pies at Memphis' Crosstown Concourse.        
Arlington community comes together to provide a service dog for six-year-old with neurological disorder | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 17, 2019
Ava Reed is a six-year-old girl with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). Soon, she'll have a golden retriever service dog that will help her walk.        
The Commercial Appeal | February 17, 2019
Virginia Reed Murphy leads an improv acting troop at the Playback Theatre in Memphis' Cooper-Young neighborhood        
Alfred Washington makes impact on Memphis youth through mentoring | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 17, 2019
Alfred Washington, BBBS Board President, hopes to make a large impact on a community through mentoring.       
The Beifuss File: Attack of the 60-foot girl (and more outdoor art) | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 17, 2019
Paris mural artist in Memphis brings Brooks paintings from the museum to the streets       
'On me until it's gone': U of M president drops off $250 gift card at Starbucks during finals week | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 16, 2019
University of Memphis President M. David Rudd wanted to make sure students had the fuel they needed to make it through study day on Thursday.       
Memphis couple helps save lives at Le Bonheur — when not responding to disasters | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 16, 2019
Kari and Scott Harbin are helping save lives as Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital employees. That's when they aren't with a FEMA group or fighting fires.       
Tom Lee Park Re-Design Sparks Concern for Memphis In May, Tourism | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 16, 2019
Memphis in May (MIM) officials said Friday morning they received files from the Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP) yesterday that will allow them to begin testing how tents and stages would fit in the park during the month-long festival.   This comes after a hotel industry lea...
Payless closing stores: Dozens of Tennessee shoe stores expected to close, report says | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 15, 2019
Payless Shoesource plans to close more than 2,700 stores in the U.S., Reuters reported. The budget shoe retailer is expected to file bankruptcy this month.        
The Commercial Appeal | February 15, 2019
Girl Scouts "Count N' Go" cookies distribution        
Goodbye to Memphis? Jimmy Ogle is history | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 15, 2019
Official Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle leaves Shelby County and his departure means one of the great promoters of Memphis is gone, too.        
Golden Globes could hit home for Tennessee with 'Beale Street,' Dolly Parton, Nicole Kidman | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 15, 2019
"If Beale Street Could Talk" makes most critics' lists of Golden Globes nomination predictions, as well as Dolly Parton's song in 'Dumplin'       
Cuddle Cot gives grieving parents precious extra days with their stillborn baby girl | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | February 15, 2019
Emily and Joel Long lost their baby girl at 38 weeks. She was stillborn, and they faced the impossible task of saying goodbye.       
State Lawmakers File Bills to Address 'Anti-Sanctuary City' Law | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 15, 2019
Four lawmakers, including two from Memphis, filed legislation this week to ease some of the impact of an immigration law that went into effect January 1st. One of the bills, SB0507/HB0558, introduced by Tennessee Senator Raumesh Akbari and House Minority Leader Karen Cam...
Local Journalist Sues For Access to Crime Commission Records | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 15, 2019
A local journalist, joined by a national news outlet, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Memphis and Shelby County Crime Commission (MSCC), contending that its records should be open to the public. The suit was filed in Shelby County Chancery Court...
Buy 901 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 15, 2019
New effort to help minority, women businesses grow, address poverty. A new website has emerged as a way to help Memphians find locally owned and certified minority and women-owned businesses. During his State of the City address last week, Memphis Mayor Jim Strick...
The Memphis Express and AAF Bring Pro Football Back to Memphis | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 15, 2019
Let's give the Alliance of American Football this much: If you're launching a venture in Memphis, Tennessee, Express is a good branding technique. When the new team kicks off at Birmingham against the Iron this Sunday, Super Bowl LIII will be a distant memory. Perhaps too distant, the ...
Fly on the Wall 1563 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | February 15, 2019
Really? Last week the Tennessee Department of Corrections experimented with tweeting like a teenager, saying they, "really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really need you to refer to [...