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Angela Adair hugs her husband Robert during Sunday service at Hope City Church in Caldwell-Guthrie's cafeteria in Smokey City.

Join High Ground News for a Klondike Smokey City block party


Video: North Memphis community gardens turn blight into bounty

Pastor Colley Cooper preaches during Sunday service at Hope City Church in Caldwell-Guthrie's cafeteria in Smokey City.

As Klondike Smokey City shrinks, churches remain constant

Jerome Pope (L) and Robert Coates (R) cut hair at The Barber School on Jackson Avenue in Klondike.

The Barber School brings needed job skills to North Memphis

Kids on the North Memphis Steelers football team practice at the Katie Sexton Community Center.

Youth mentorship smooths childhood challenges in North Memphis

Frankie Walter takes customer orders.

Smoky City Bar-B-Que fires up opportunity in North Memphis


Grassroots efforts in Klondike Smokey City stem from one woman

Porter Leath Childrens’ Home on Manassas Street is the oldest structure in Klondike/Smokey City. It was an orphanage until 1969 when it became a multi-service agency to serve more children in need.

Prosperity and decline shape Klondike Smokey City's history

 Rita sits with her friend’s baby Honeybun while at a cookout near the old Firestone plant.

Is SPARCC the start of North Memphis opportunity?


Video: Midtown Mosque brightens North Memphis

A view of Decatur Street in Smokey City.

SPARCC grant targets North Memphis for equitable development

 Dr. Narayanaswami Rangaswami, the pediatric physician at the Guthrie Primary Care Clinic in Smokey City, examines Christine Jones, 17.

Nutrition, access to care impact health of Klondike Smokey City

Handy Shop

Community flourishes at 62-year-old Klondike barber shop


Dr. Beverly Cleaves brings hot meals and good health to Klondike

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