Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Community

A historian, a pair of restoration advocates and two students already engaged in grassroots community service will be honored at the annual fundraiser for historic Zion Cemetery. Adjusting to pandemic safety protocols, this year’s event will be a virtual affair...
By Cole Bradley, Hight Ground News For the last four months, High Ground News’ On the Ground team has been working from the Pinch District and the Uptown neighborhood as part of an embedded reporting engagement. Our goal with the On...
The pitch to Shelby County is for an "honest, open and civil conversation with other members of your community about the state of civic participation in Tennessee." The invitation is being extended by ThinkTennessee, with the gathering set for Thursday...
MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides space heaters and electric blankets to eligible MLGW...
Citizens for Better Service recently presented the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Award Program in memory of the late Dr. H.O. Kneeland Jr., pastor emeritus of Union Valley Baptist Church Missionary Baptist Church, and the late...
The Fourteenth Amendment establishes citizenship and lays out what it means to be a U.S. citizen. But it doesn’t explain how citizens can use their voices to actively participate in government. That’s what CitizenFEST Memphis is for. The Fourth Bluff and...
by Cathyrn Stout -- Masks will be mandatory in Memphis classrooms during the upcoming school year. District officials will require all students, teachers, and school-based employees to wear face coverings, making Shelby County Schools one of the only school districts in...
by Aisling Maki -- For nearly two decades, STAX Music Academy, located in the heart of Memphis’ storied Soulsville neighborhood, has been cultivating the city’s young musical talent. On January 18, the school hosted its first-ever fair focused on introducing aspiring...
If the Memphis City Council follows the impassioned plea of Dr. William Barber, co-chair of The Poor People’s Campaign, they will approve an ordinance that Byhalia Connection Pipeline opponents embrace as a way to help stop the proposed construction...
The Memphis City Council delayed for two weeks a vote on proposed rate hikes as well as an operating budget for Memphis Light Gas and Water at its meeting Tuesday. And after the meeting, Council Chairman Kemp Conrad said he...