Metro Memphis

When Anastasia Davis sent out hundreds of letters to Orange Mound residents to introduce herself and a proposed crematorium in their community, she had no idea of the firestorm awaiting her. “I was truly hurt,” she said. “All of these elected officials and community leaders spoke out against it. They...
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich invites families and friends of Shelby County homicide victims to join her in honoring the memory of their loved ones. “Season of Remembrance” will be held on Monday (December 2nd) in the City of Memphis Council Chambers at 125 North Main. The reception and...
The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is soliciting proposals for the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) grant programs beginning December 3. Programs available for competitive grant application submissions for FY21 will include the following city and federally-funded programs: Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) Housing Opportunities for Persons with...
By Cole Bradley, High Ground News Memphis entrepreneurs are getting national attention thanks to GoDaddy, the world's largest digital platform for small businesses, and their local nonprofit partner Communities Unlimited. On November 22, the organization hosted a premier at the Halloran Centre of its new short format doc-series, Made in America. The first...
People living with Alzheimer's and dementia can often become increasing isolated as their condition progresses. Social interaction and activities that stimulate the brain are critical to mental and behavioral health and help slow deterioration. Dorothy's Place is a day facility offering a solution to isolation for patients and their caregivers. It's located in Hickory Hill...
In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday and the day after Thanksgiving, the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will operate as follows on both days: Thursday, November 28 • Fixed route and MATAplus bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule. • Main Street, Riverfront and Madison Trolley lines will not operate. •...
So you’ve dreamed of escaping cubicle hell and you think you’re finally ready to take the bold leap and start your own business. You want to be an entrepreneur. But where to start? You know nothing about things like branding or finding startup capital. And how do you hold it...
By A.J. Duggar and Cole Bradley, High Ground News It happens. The mower breaks and the lawn gets high before repairs can be made. A car breaks down without money to fix it and sits on the street too long. According to the City of Memphis' new data hub, vehicle violations and...
by Latrivia Welch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender For the coordinators and volunteers associated with the Veterans Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, one way of saying “thank you” to a group of remarkable people is to start with a blue recycle bag. Over 50 volunteers gathered on Wednesday (November 20) at the...
The Memphis City Council on Tuesday decided to delay all votes on proposed MLGW rate hikes while the utility’s administrators figure out if changes in salaries and benefits will affect their proposed budget. In conjunction with that action, Council Chairman Kemp Conrad appointed a three-member impasse committee. With two council meetings...