Erica Horton

Born and raised in Memphis, Erica Horton is a freelance journalist that loves to learn and write about almost anything. Email her story ideas here
Development NewsA rendering of the plaza shows the winning design from Cliff Garten Studio of Venice, Calif.

I AM A MAN Plaza to open next year in Downtown Memphis


Feature StoryZay grew up in Binghampton and wants to change the perception of the community, as well as leave his mark on Memphis, through his fashion design.(Photo Credit: Brandon Dahlberg)

Binghampton resident inspires with homegrown t-shirt business


Feature StoryAndrea Morales, On The Ground photographer, instructs a Melrose High student in photo technique.
Feature StoryTiana Pyles became the new executive director of the Orange Mound Development Corporation in July and has goals to increase awareness about Orange Mound through two large scale festivals within the next two years.

Community developers show that Orange Mound is worth investment


Feature StorySanta visits Orange Mound Outreach Ministries in 2016 during the nonprofit's annual holiday party.

Four ways to give back during the holidays in Orange Mound


Feature StoryOsage Flyer
Feature StoryApproximately 32 percent of homes in Orange Mound are vacant according to data from the US Census.

Maintaining place: The challenges of homeownership in Orange Mound


Feature StoryOrange Mound Raiders founder and coach Antonio Huntsman gives a pep talk to young football players in his sports and mentoring non-profit during a Saturday morning game.
Feature StoryNokomis McElroy stands for a portrait in Orange Mound. (Andrea Morales)
Feature StoryClub patrons dance and vogue as part of a Kiki Ball at Club Memphis.

Orange Mound club serves the black LGBTQ community


Development NewsFolks from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, the school, St. Andrew's Church and neighbors from nearby businesses came out to work together and get the project finished in time for Friday's grand opening. Download permissions

South City school to benefit from long awaited playground


Feature StoryDeidra Tuggle, the Candy Lady of Orange Mound, and her sister at their grandfather's sundry store.

The Orange Mound Candy Lady fulfills a sweet business tradition


Development NewsOrange Mound