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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 StoryYolandra Rodgers runs an e-commerce company out of her home in South Memphis. (Lesley Young)

South Memphis-based baby shoe company is off and running



Feature StoryA selection of polish at Colours the Nail Salon, located at 881 South Cooper. (Sarah Jones)

Midtown nail salon's "safe space" draws tri-state patrons



Feature StoryMemphis Area Transit Authority Bus

Feature StoryPeet Strydom, general manager of The Hub in East Memphis.

An outpouring of coffee shop openings point to a shift in Memphis



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VIDEO: Orange Mound elders tell their community's story



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Feature StoryPanelists for Housing in Orange Mound: A Community Conversation (Left to Right): Howard Eddings, Neighborhood Housing Opportunities, Amy Shaftlein, Tennessee Housing Development Agency, Britney Thornton, JUICE Orange Mound, Dwayne Jones, general cont

Feature StoryA student studies at the Whitehaven library branch. (Renee Davis Brame)

Memphis Public Libraries 'start here' by upgrading neighborhood branches



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 StoryThe Memphis International Airport would benefit Amazon's second headquarters.

Memphis checks many boxes but is still a "long-shot" in the Amazon HQ2 bid



Feature StoryA draft concept image from the City's updated Fairgrounds plan, featuring a youth sports complex. Youth sports is a lucrative, growing tourism sector. Mayor Strickland said the proposal is unique in that it focuses on indoor sports, as the city alrea

Feature StoryMaury Evensky, owner of Evensky’s Big and Tall, has witnessed the store's evolution from a sundry offering men and women's clothing, hardware and food to focusing solely on quality men's clothes. (Renier Otto)

Feature StoryCenter for Southern Literary Arts co-directors Molly Rose Quinn, Jamie Hatley and Zandria Robinson (L ro R)

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 StoryColby Midgett, owner of Premier Flowers at 10 North Second Street. (Renier Otto)

Feature StoryThe exterior of the Brooks Museum, at 1934 Poplar Avenue in Overton Park. (Kevin Barre)

Brooks Museum's $110M move Downtown could be completed by 2022



Feature StoryStudents at Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie play with their school mascot Jiggy. (Andrea Morales)

Feature StoryBorhan Samei, SILQ CTO and co-founder, poses at the startup's office at Cowork Memphis.

Feature StoryLandmark

Video: Landmark Farmers Market keeps Orange Mound healthy



Feature StoryA view of historic Orange Mound.

Feature StoryMary Mitchell has lived in Orange Mound, the oldest African American neighborhood in the City of Memphis, her entire life and has collected a wealth a knowledge through the ebbs and flows of time and change.

Feature StoryThe Art Center, located at 1636 Union Ave., is owned by Tom Wilson and Susan Steele.

Feature StoryStudents at Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School, located Downtown. (Rachel Warren)

Feature StoryThe ProxBox team at their office in the ServiceMaster Innovation Center. (Houston Cofield)

Memphis startup ProxBox eliminates flyers from house hunting



Feature StoryTonya Dyson, local entrepreneur and founder of The Word sings between acts and encourages local artists to promote themselves and upcoming events.

Feature StoryFred Davis, longtime Orange Mound resident and activist, stands for a portrait at his insurance office on Airways Boulevard. Davis is a person of firsts: he opened one of the first black insurance agencies in the South, he served as the first black M

Feature StoryStephanie Love stands in front at Whitney Elementary in Frayser, which residents say is negatively affected by a nearby landfill.

Community activists affect change in Frayser and North Memphis



Feature StoryThe exterior of Stylist Salon, a locally-owned business in Frayser.

Locally-owned business brings jobs back to Frayser



Feature StoryDr. Sarah Petschonek at Volunteer Odyssey's Downtown office (Jeff Hulett)

Feature StoryThe hops grown at Agricenter International will be tested for their quality.

Mid-South farming experiment pursues a truly a local beer



Feature StoryCheerleaders take a moment between the action at the Melrose High School homecoming pep rally. (Andrea Morales)

Feature StoryNokomis McElroy stands for a portrait in Orange Mound. (Andrea Morales)

Feature StoryAccelerator programs hosted by organizations such as EPICenter Memphis, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co., help entrepreneurs launch businesses and   connect them with pathways to capital. To date, EPICenter has raised more than $16 million in capital.

Feature StoryOwner and chef Octavia Young behind the counter at Midtown Crossing Grill.

Feature StoryClub patrons dance and vogue as part of a Kiki Ball at Club Memphis.

Orange Mound club serves the black LGBTQ community



Feature Story The Captain Harris house, built in 1898, is one of dozens of properties available for short-term rental in Cooper-Young, the city's most commonly listed neighborhood on the site.

Memphis sees 80% growth in Airbnb visitor stays over past year



Feature StoryKristin fox-Trautman and Charlena Branch working with food at Kaleidocope Kitchen in Binghampton.

Feature StoryLee Crumb serves up his beef tamales offered in either hot or mild, at Pop's Hot Tamales on Park Avenue.

Feature StoryThe latest chapter in the effort to tap into the Fairgrounds' potential started in 2015, when the Coliseum Coalition was founded. Its goal was to restore the idle structure to its former glory.

Feature Story“Wealth is insurance against life’s emergencies,” says Wendi C. Thomas as she begins the panel discussion with Alex Matlock, Floyd Tyler, Jozelle Booker and Carolyn Hardy.

Feature StoryClockwise from top left: Jocelyn Wurzburg, Modeane Thompson, Jeanne Varnell, Joyce Blackmon.

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



Feature Story"I'm hopeful," said Dorothy Meeks about beginning work at Lucy J.'s Bakery.

Feature StoryFemmemphis

Off The Square: Essential artists claim their stage in Memphis



Feature StoryDarrell Cobbins, president and principal broker at Universal Commercial Real Estate, LLC, near his office in Downtown Memphis.

Memphis pushes to level the playing field for black entrepreneurs



Feature StoryElite Starz of Nashville make their way down the parade route.

In photos: A mile-long community at the Orange Mound parade



Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis



Feature StoryRico Fields serves a line of hungry concert-goers during Soul Roll Saturdays at the Hi-Tone Cafe.

Memphis pop-up food vendors fry under the radar



Feature StoryMelrose Football

Video: Friday night lights at Melrose Stadium



Feature StoryMemphis Comic Expo organizer Donnie Juengling holds a Shinobi comic by local creators Martheus and Janet Wade.

For the love of comics: Comic culture grows at 4th annual expo



Feature StoryThe demolition of Foote Homes began in July.

South City: Housing a neighborhood in transition



Feature StoryDr. Medhi Sadeghi and hygienist Kathy Davidson, who has worked with him for 19 years.

Feature StoryA game of basketball along Radford Road in Orange Mound.

New leaders bring progress to historic Orange Mound



Feature StoryLiz Gutierrez, founder and CEO of Enterprising Latinas.

How to create jobs and help neighborhoods prosper? Support local entrepreneurs



Feature StoryGhost Signs

Ghost signs show Memphis commerce of days long gone



Feature StoryDr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls



Feature StoryThe Melrose High School band performs at a fundraiser to help buy instruments in March.

Introducing myself to Orange Mound



Feature StoryFrancis Wright, c. 1825, the year she founded the Nashoba Community.


Feature StoryThe Young Actors Guild performs "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" at Club Paradise.

Reflections from four months on the ground in South City








Feature StorySarah Baumann launched Sealed Signet on Etsy in 2015, featuring original illustrations of cities and their special places.

Feature StoryThe Universal Life building at the corner of Danny Thomas and Martin Luther King Blvd.

Feature StoryBinghampton Gateway retail center is under construction at Sam Cooper and Tillman.


Feature StoryBrother Phap Nang and Sister Khai Nghiem with a practitioner at the Rhodes Day of Mindfulness.

Feature StoryLocal leaders from the Muslim community assist at the Thistle & Bee farm.

Sound & Color: MLGW hoax, 1968 sanitation workers speak out



Feature StoryThe boarded up storefront on Vance Avenue near Danny Thomas Boulevard most recently served as a corner store.

Unbanked: The high cost of doing business in ZIP 38126






Feature StoryQuincy Foster, a LAUNCH graduate, captures moments while at work during a wedding.

Feature StoryAdvance

Video: A nondescript warehouse reinvents an employment model









Feature Story250 youth were hired on the spot at a recent event held by My Brothers Keep Alliance.

Sound & Color: Juvenile justice and jobs for youth




Feature Story A Derrick Dent and Michael Roy mural honoring Memphis history stands on the corner of South Main and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.


Feature StoryGraphStory founder Greg Jordan checks on GraphStory software.

Startup GraphStory raises $1M, continues to grow in Memphis





Feature StoryA watchful audience during the Envision Lead Grow summer camp.





Feature StoryAnthony Jackson (L) and Rico Randall (R) showing off their award-winning barbecued ribs



Feature StoryFilmmakers interviewed Caleb (R) and his mother, LaShay, about their experiences in the juvenile justice system in Jackson, Mississippi.

Memphis filmmakers shine a light on the juvenile justice system





Feature StoryClub Paradise

Video: The blues return to Club Paradise



Feature StoryFight for 15

Opinion: The injustice of a Memphis economy built on low-wage jobs




Feature StoryEszter Sziksz (L) and Stephanie Cosby (R) work on "Skywalker", an art installation in Barboro Alley.

Feature Story A candle sits at the center of the class.


Feature StoryPam Cooper, left, and Ginny Parker are promoting Boosterville at the Indiana PTA convention in early May. The Coopers have a strategic relationship with the National PTA. and have loaded in 32,000 PTAs across the country in the Boosterville app.





Feature Story Janiya, 8, uses one of the computers in the kids’ corner at the Cornelia Crenshaw Library.

The Cornelia Crensaw library is a "sanctuary" on Vance Avenue






Feature StoryFoote Homes now sits vacant with many of its former residents having been relocated to different neighborhoods across the city as of late 2016.


Feature StoryThinkProxi promotional material and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame app.

ThinkProxi brings museums to life



Feature StoryDanyale Woods, founder and owner of Fairy Blossom Scents: “Memphis-grown and Soul-sewn, I take great care in creating artisan aromatherapy, hair therapy and skin therapy for a growing niche in Memphis, looking for a customized experience tailored to


Feature StorySafety

Pearson Safety Services keeps Memphis on the job



Feature StoryDaniel Bastardo Blanco, a researcher at St. Jude, pitches at the Scipreneur Challenge.

New pitch competition marries science and business



Feature StoryStudents learn Javascript coding during Tech Equity Week.

Memphis' first Tech Equity Week targets the digital divide



Feature StoryBail Out Day

Black Lives Matter bails Memphis moms out for Mother's Day



Feature StoryTraVure office and retail development site in the West Poplar District of Germantown, TN,

Landlocked Germantown models urban growth strategies



Feature StoryParticipants of Memphis Fashion Week attend a runway show at Memphis College of Art.

Memphis fashion design scene encourages collaboration, youth participation



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Feature StoryWork Local

City of Memphis employs panhandlers to beautify the city




Feature StoryEmployees unloading product at Park Place Storage & Logistics.



Feature StoryTony Knox, founder of Fitnexx, wants to make education fun and accessible by promoting active video games.

Healthy video games tackle Memphis' childhood obesity crisis



Feature StoryPosters created by junior Janiya Douglas have amplified student voices about the culture of discipline in White Station High School.

How one Memphis student is elevating the conversation about school discipline



Feature StoryA VR user in action. What is displayed on the screen is a two dimensional representation of what is shown in a full three dimensions in the headset. Photo courtesy of Memphis Game Developers.

Indie video game developers take Memphis tech to the next level




Feature StoryThe electrical workers union on Madison Ave.

Feature StoryMonte Stewart's clients pick from a variety of men's shirts fabrics to create a personalized shirt dress.

Beg + Borrow creates custom fashions for women



Feature StoryJason Ayers high fives one of the kids that came out to help clean up empty lots along Randle Street in Klondike. Folks from the community organization Crowning Our Youth, Inc. an anti-violence and youth oriented group, worked to clean up vacant lots

Reflections on Klondike Smokey City



Feature StoryMemphicity

Entrepreneurs with disabilities find their own path to success



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Feature StoryAngela 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



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Video: North Memphis community gardens turn blight into bounty




Feature StoryPastor 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




Feature StoryJerome 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



Feature StoryBradford Williams started Curbside Casseroles in 2007.

Curb Side Casseroles brings Memphis convenience to dinner



Feature StoryAretha Franklin's birth home at 406 Lucy Avenue.

Special ReportSoulsville

Mapping the decline and revival of Soulsville USA



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

Youth mentorship smooths childhood challenges in North Memphis




Feature StoryTootsie

Tootsie Bell's silversmith work is a rarity in Memphis




Feature StoryFrankie Walter takes customer orders.

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



Feature StoryEconomic Justice

It's up to us: Considering economic justice in Memphis




Feature Story Guitar bodies hang in the workshop waiting to be connected with necks.

Boutique guitars built and sold on Broad Avenue




Feature StoryKSC

Grassroots efforts in Klondike Smokey City stem from one woman



Feature StoryMaxine Smith

Memphis Black History: From rejection to running the school board




Feature StoryA home-based bagel bakery has taken off in Memphis.

Dave's Bagels finds early success



Feature StoryPorter 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




Feature StoryDarrell Cobbins

Opinion: Economic justice means loving Memphis in the public eye



Feature Story 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?



Feature StoryMosque

Video: Midtown Mosque brightens North Memphis



Feature StoryThe compact dining room of Lotus Vietnamese Restaurant

Feature StoryHarry Hill (L) and George Utkov, founder of app "intown".

Three startups to watch founded by Memphians under 25



Feature StoryA view of Decatur Street in Smokey City.

SPARCC grant targets North Memphis for equitable development



Feature StoryBrandon Marshall painting a recent temporary mural at the Crosstown strip.

Public art investments create a moveable museum for Memphis



Feature Story 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



Feature StoryOrangeMound

Memphis black history: Orange Mound as a haven for black Memphians



Feature StoryEconomic Justice

Join High Ground News for "Economic Justice in the City"



Feature StoryJupiter

Jupiter Comics brings superheroes to the suburbs



Feature StoryBooks

Inclusivity is key to Memphis' chapter as a literary city



Feature StoryHandy Shop

Community flourishes at 62-year-old Klondike barber shop



Feature StoryId B Wells

Memphis black history: Ida B. Wells nevertheless persisted




Feature StoryBikes

Two wheels in the carpool lane: Making public schools bike-friendly



Feature Storykey

Natural products keep Aunt Key's Apothecary fresh



Feature StoryWillie Mae Brooks

Feature StoryIoby

Memphis a model for on-the-ground funding, ioby says




Feature StoryFeeding

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



Feature StoryDJ

Welding served with hot tamales at DJ’s on Summer Avenue





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Art gallery for marginalized artists illustrates homelessness



Feature StoryFlicker

Art lights up lesser-known Flicker Street in Midtown




Feature StoryBook Juggler

South Main Book Juggler depends on community for success



Feature StoryPerea Preschool

Video: Perea Preschool preps Klondike's future



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Feature StoryArt Therapy

Memphis combines art and therapy in growing field




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Klondike Smokey City in photos



Feature StoryVigil

Klondike Smokey City’s history drives its future



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Feature StoryAngela Davis

Activist Angela Davis speaks on Memphis' civil rights legacy



Feature StoryMedford Roofing

Fear of heights and risk did not deter owner of Medford Roofing




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Feature StoryGemphones

Hardware startup amplifies women in tech



Feature StoryRiverside

Layoffs led to entrepreneurship for Memphis native



Feature StoryExchange Building

19-story "startup village" is home to entrepreneurs in Downtown



Feature StoryBunnies

Larger-than-life art installation hops into Memphis this January



Feature StoryColby Midgett

Local florist blossoms in Binghampton



Feature StoryDowntown

Downtown's families at home in urban life



Feature StoryDr. Lauren Mutrie advocates curative medicine for patients whose social determinants of health anchor them in poverty and illness.

Facing the medical and legal consequences of poverty



Feature StoryHollywood Furniture & Hardware Co.

92-year-old business weathers changes in North Memphis



Feature StoryFront Door

Women-led real estate startup injects tech into dated sector



Feature StoryAkbari

Memphis' Rep. Akbari on how progressives make change in a red state



Feature StoryIbtisam Salih sells Sudanese fare at the Caritas on Broad pop-up shop at the 10th annual Broad Avenue Art Walk.

Refugee's catering venture brings Sudan to Memphis tables



Feature StoryMarcella Simien

Memphis music scene embraces out-of-town talent



Feature StoryFourth Bluff

Post-protests, neighborhoods lead Memphis' greenspace growth



Feature StoryAllen Plant

You Gotta Know: TVA's plan for the Memphis Sand Aquifer



Feature StoryDr. Bean

Inspiration for Downtown coffee shop started in the emergency room



Feature Storysage Robotics

Bringing robots to Byhalia



Feature StoryTerence Patterson

Terence Patterson wants to bring the "Memphis Sound" to Main Street



Feature StoryArt Walk

Binghampton immigrants sell food to share their stories




Feature StoryKylee Richard

Feature StoryJames Brown

Speed of LITE: Changing the visibility of minority entrepreneurs



Feature StoryBrandan "Bmike" Odums

Brandan "Bmike" Odums



Feature StoryMeridian Econometrics

Meridian Econometrics maps how we move



Feature StoryOverton Square

Higher rents and home prices reach Midtown



Feature StoryJudy Reese Morse

Judy Reese Morse



Feature StoryJudge Dwyer

Drug Court leads journey to recovery



Feature StoryJason Smith

Jason Smith bring a new voice to Memphis sports



Feature StoryLevittShell

From the high school radio station to the main stage



Feature StoryMillington

Millington looks to solar-powered future



Feature StoryCarpenter Art Garden

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Hugs come with opportunity at Carpenter Art Garden



Feature StoryThe longstanding bowling alley will be razed to make way for a Planet Fitness facility.

Imperial Bowling Lanes ends its 60-year reign on Summer Avenue



Feature StoryMembers of the PRIZM Chamber Orchestra play as a string quartet during a meet and greet at Orange Mound Gallery on November 3. (From left to right: Chala Yancy, violin; Tami Hughes, violin; Derek Menchan, cello; and Dana Kelley, viola.

Feature StoryThe former Sears distribution center will open as a mixed-use building in spring 2017.

Concourse Check-In: From 'impossible' to 'catalyst'



Feature StoryOAM Network

Podcast production studio amplifies Memphis' passions



Feature StoryBinghampton urban farm

Understanding Binghampton Through Community Voices





Feature StoryPeople can now walk from Arkansas to Tennessee across the longest pedestrian bridge across the Mississippi River.

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Binghampton Christian Academy gives students extra support



Feature StoryThi Mitsamphanh of International Baptist Church of Memphis and World Relief Memphis

Finding new life for Binghampton's international community



Feature StoryA group of seniors participate in a "learning circle," part of the Silver Neighbors program

Feature StorySoulsville USA

Soulsville USA plan looks at what's next




Feature StoryBisnu Gurung

Road to Memphis long for Bhutanese refugees



Feature StoryFormer Memphian Beth Warmath came from Florida to join over 150 artists in painting the largest collaborative mural in Tennessee

Paint Memphis adds a little local color to North Memphis




Feature StoryBroad Ave

Broad Avenue's future tied to Binghampton



Feature StoryMemphis Skyline

Comprehensive plan will shape city's future



Feature StoryThe 1310 Bandits Film Group

Immersive "idea lab" celebrates artists as community leaders



Feature StoryJorge Blandón

Jorge Blandón



Feature StoryCourtesy of Collage Dance Collective

An inventory of the Memphis black arts scene



Feature StorySierra Hughes and Rachel Greer

Binghampton kids find family at Rachel's Flowers



Feature StoryThe Memphis Medical District Collaborative estimates that roughly 270 acres of the greater neighborhood is parking

Transportation conversation begins with parking summit




Feature StoryCentro Cultural

Tamale Fest shines light on Latino culture



Feature StoryLocal maker Brit McDaniel is the artisan and designer behind Paper & Clay

Join us for upcoming speaker event Makers in the City



Feature Story Univ of Tenn Health Science Center Arches

Center focuses on behavioral causes to make change



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Refugee parent training launches in Binghampton



Feature StoryMark Edgar Stuart will share his hometown sound during a Memphis showcase at Nashville's AmericanaFest

Exporting Memphis music



Feature StoryDr. Tim Harlan

Healing food: Local doctors are introduced to 'culinary medicine'



Feature StorySteve Barlow

Steve Barlow



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Caritas Village provides community in Binghampton



Feature StoryRev. John Kilzer started the recovery ministry at St. John's United Methodist in 2010

The Way provides home for individuals in recovery



Feature StoryMid-South Book Festival

Mid-South Book Festival draws area authors, book lovers



Feature Storycarter

The future of Uptown after a presidential visit



Feature StoryUTHSC serves the needs of the community, a mission driven by its Dean, Dr. David Stern

UT College of Medicine adds addiction science focus



Feature StoryDilettante Collection designer Tara Skelley offers her clothing for sale during opening night of The Lab’s trunk show

'The Lab' offers support for local fashion designers



Feature StoryService Over Self 2

SOS brings home-repair hope to urban communities



Feature StoryTEDx

TED Talks return to Memphis this week



Feature Storyeventy five middle and high school students from around Memphis took part in PRIZM Ensemble's largest summer camp festival to date at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church.

Community outreach through classical music



Feature StoryPartners at The Commons come together in community

Binghampton organizations find community at The Commons



Feature StoryIsis Ferguson

Isis Ferguson





Feature StoryBuccaneer Lounge

Beloved dive bar reopens under new management



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Eikon Ministries reaches Binghampton's youth



Feature StoryTonya Dyson goes over social media strategy with high school intern at Memphis Slim House

Making a career from making music



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City visionary: Rick Masson



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Refugees find health care in Binghampton



Feature StoryStax

Stax helps bring diversity to museum careers



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G.R.O.W. Binghampton brings families together



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Lester serves as Binghampton community hub



Feature StoryFM

Know your nonprofits: Families Matter



Feature Storycode camp

VIDEO: Code Camp offers a tech future for Binghampton kids



Feature StoryAngel Street Choir Director Angela Hyde begins rehearsal with students in the program

Choir provides musical oasis for girls in North Memphis



Feature StoryGreenprint riders

Greenprint Summit examines southern success stories



Feature StoryTNworks

TennesseeWorks connects individuals in recovery to jobs



Feature StoryThe Boys & Girls Club operates seven locations in Memphis.

GiVE 365 helps chart a five-year plan for Memphis



Feature StorySharon Byrd is owner of The Byrd Nest

The Byrd Nest finds catering success in Frayser



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Ed Rice Community Center anchors Frayser



Feature StoryWestside Elementary

Westside Elementary stands out in Frayser



Feature StoryTommy Pacello

Innovator of the Week: Tommy Pacello



Feature StoryNew Hope Christian Academy urban farm

VIDEO: Community collaboration in Frayser



Feature StoryLafayette's Music Room

Finding a stage: How venues impact the local music scene



Feature StoryEcop

EcOp provides job training for ex-offenders



Feature StoryYWCA

YWCA empowers women in more ways than one



Feature Storycarpenter bike shop

Binghampton shop take kids from bike path to career path



Feature StoryPathways in Education

Pathways in Education gives alternative in Frayser



Feature StoryWolf river

Wolf River Greenway transforms city's greenspace



Feature StoryChrist Community Health Services

Christ Community Health Services brings care to Frayser



Feature StoryHopeWorks vollunteer Ruby Wray (left) served as Dara Collins' Faith Encourager as Collins completed the Personal and Career Development program

HopeWorks removes barriers to employment



Feature StoryTerri Lee Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum, addressing the guests

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Feature StoryMike Ellis

Ellis: nonprofits, churches can lead Frayser



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Feature StoryBobby White

White focuses on education to lift Frayser




Feature StoryDeAndre Brown

Feature StoryMPD

Indirect subpoena power gives CLERB new teeth



Feature StoryFrayser

What smart neighborhoods can learn from Frayser



Feature StoryVontia Mitchell

Lessons in building soft skills for youth



Feature StoryFrayser CDC Executive Director Steve Lockwood (center) talks with local residents Gilbert Wright (left) and Morriston Edmonds after a Frayser Neighborhood Council meeting at the Ed Rice Community Center in Frayser

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Libertas School brings Montessori approach to Frayser



Feature StoryMalco Summer Drive In movie theater

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Frayser library branch plays vital role in community



Feature StoryUncle Joe

Uncle Joe fights for Frayser's youth



Feature StoryBy 2014, the MSO's endowment had dwindled to a few hundred thousand dollars, and an increasingly desperate symphony leadership decided to take its case to the public

New direction for Memphis Symphony Orchestra



Feature StoryFrayser Sidewalk

Frayser studies neighborhood sidewalk needs



Feature StoryTrey Casey

What success looks like for a student athlete




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Efforts underway to increase Memphis transit ridesharing



Feature StoryNew Hope Christian Academy urban farm

Frayser school gives 'New Hope,' outdoor education



Feature StoryJames Malone and the Boys Scouts of America are bringing Scouting to Frayser

Scouts look to grow presence in Frayser



Feature StoryCelebrate Whats right

Memphians encouraged to celebrate city's investments



Feature StoryMemphis Gun Down

Memphis Gun Down focuses on crime prevention



Feature StoryAdrian Smith teaches 10th-grade English at KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School

'Committing to Memphis' through Teach for America



Feature StoryA blighted home in South Memphis.

Blight charter takes fight to next level



Feature StoryGirls Inc. Frayser Youth Farm Manager Miles Tamboli

Girls Inc. takes mission to roots with Frayser Youth Farm



Feature StoryA place for teen mothers to relax with their babies at the Hagar Center

New hope for pregnant teens in Frayser




Feature StoryProject Manager Suzanne Carlson, Director Justin Entzminger, Project Managers Kerri Campbell and Megan Higgins

Innovate Memphis develops bold ideas for city



Feature StoryState. Sen. Lee Harris speaks to a Frayser Exchange Club gathering

Frayser Exchange Club boosts community



Feature StoryLifeline to Success participants end a classroom session with a pledge

Frayser's Lifeline to Success teaches life lessons



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Join us for Social Innovation in the City



Feature Storythe Curb

Curb appeal: New market gives farmers shelf space



Feature StoryResurrection Health

Resurrection Health brings care to Frayser



Feature StorySoulsville USA

Reflections of 90 days in Soulsville USA



Feature StoryJohn Brito

Turning adversity into excellence



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Soulsville USA in pictures



Feature StoryPatrice Bates Thompson manages Four Way, owned by her father, Willie Earl Bates

Four Way serves the soul of Soulsville USA




Feature StoryThe chapel at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Soulsville USA was full during the "What Smart Neighborhoods Can Learn From Soulsville USA" panel discussion.

Panel discusses examples set in Soulsville USA



Feature StoryRaised cinder-block beds ready for planting at Knowledge Quest's Green Leaf Farms.

Knowledge Quest shapes home, health life of Soulsville



Feature StoryRust Hall, MCA's architecturally award-wining core building

Memphis College of Art puts the creative craft to work



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Overton Park Conservancy grows the next generation of conservationists



Feature StorySouth Memphis Farmers Market is a seasonal farmers market and year-round green grocer

Soulsville USA struggles with food access



Feature Storycode camp

The code to advancing technology training



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Shaping the next generation of local farmers



Feature StoryCentenary

Centenary, Smith build on long Soulsville USA tradition



Feature StoryLove Soulsville

Lessons in community from Soulsville USA



Feature Story"The Memphis Music Initiative brings together a diverse network of teachers, students, and musicians unlike any I have seen. It is a privilege to witness such a monumental undertaking and see the tremendous efforts delivered for the sake of the youth

Empowering youth through music



Feature StoryCrews Center for Entrepreneurship

Startup ecosystem grows on city's college campuses



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Soulsville USA's changing entrepreneurship landscape



Feature StoryReginald Porter Sr.

Metropolitan Baptist Church has long Soulsville USA history



Feature StoryArcher Malmo

Downtown Creative District teeming with possibilities




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Jim and Samella’s brings love to Soulsville



Feature Storymike Conley

Memphis wins big: Grizzlies players bring support to community



Feature StoryDejavu Chef Gary Williams

Memphis Black Restaurant Week brings needed exposure



Feature StoryLeslie Smith, EPIcenter President

Building an entrepreneurship movement



Feature StoryMemphis Delta Prep

Delta Prep to open near Soulsville USA



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Memphis Black Arts Alliance serves as talent starting point



Feature StoryVelisa Woods

Woods looks for music hope in Soulsville USA



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Stax Music Academy provides family atmosphere for students



Feature StoryLove Soulsville

Advance Memphis brings change to South Memphis



Feature StorySt. Jude Children's Hospital

Medical District exploding with growth



Feature StoryQuan Poole is an Assistant Public Defender

Why I come to work: Quan Poole



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Music in the City explores the future of Memphis music



Feature StoryGrizz Fit

Grizzlies Foundation uses sports partnership to mentor youth



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LeMoyne-Owen students honor Black History



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Office of Re-Entry gives new hope



Feature StoryRegional One Health

New collaborative shapes medical district’s future



Feature StoryBoys and Girls Club students in the culinary program learn how to work in food service operation at the Technical Training Center

Know your nonprofits: Boys and Girls Club



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Diversity in dance



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Memphis plays role in refugee crisis



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Join us for upcoming speaker event Music in the City



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Memphis Slim Collaboratory serves as music incubator



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Memphis Music Magnet pinpoints Soulsville



Feature StoryMary Dudley (left) with Jane Sadler at a SRVS fundraising event

Know your nonprofits: SRVS



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Learning the business of entrepreneurship



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Yarbrough: Soulsville, USA on cusp of greatness



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Soulsville school receives $50K for finance education



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Know your nonprofits: Playback Memphis



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Soulsville, USA sets blight fight example



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MLK Day of Service visits Soulsville, USA



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Soulsville, USA fights blight with neighborhood cleanup



Feature StoryLeidy Hernandez, Jerlaysia Johnson and Yessica Carrillo work on their academics at MAM

Know your nonprofits: Memphis Athletic Ministries



Feature StoryMahmoud Al Hazaz at his new home in Memphis

Syrian refugees find new hope in Memphis



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Building Neighborhood effort impacts Soulsville, USA



Feature StoryKevin Dean, Literacy Mid-South Executive Director

Know your nonprofits: Literacy Mid-South



Feature StoryThe Neighborhood Preservation Clinic team

Memphis law students help shape city's blight fight



Feature StoryMemphis jooker Montrell Britton in front of Memphis Slim Collaboratory

On the ground in Soulsville, USA



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Soulsville, USA, in pictures



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Power in partnership: Neighborhood building in the U District



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MLGW ushers in efficiency with smart meters



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New websites change giving game in Memphis



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Feature StoryHopeWorks vollunteer Ruby Wray (left) served as Dara Collins' Faith Encourager as Collins completed the Personal and Career Development program

Know your nonprofits: HopeWorks



Feature StoryThe St. Jude Marathon is Saturday, Dec. 5

Know your nonprofits: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital



Feature StoryBrendan Larkin at Ignite Memphis, Vol. 9. delivering his talk "Why Your Cup of Coffee Costs $5"

Ignite challenges community with big ideas, and fast



Feature StoryShelby Farms Greenline

Greenprint shapes way for connecting region



Feature Story"We're just being extra mindful and aware that there are folks who feel intimidated to step in the door," says Crum.

Know your nonprofits: Revolutions Bicycle Co-op



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Know your nonprofits: Memphis Heritage



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Join us for upcoming speaker event Creatives in the City



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Advancing tech possibilities in Memphis



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Downtown's rebirth crucial to talent retention



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Know your nonprofits: Creative Aging



Feature StoryJust City

The making of a just city



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Know your nonprofits: Theatre Memphis



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Affordable housing enters downtown equation



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Shopping for new life: The future of Memphis malls



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The next chapter for Whitehaven



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What's growing at Memphis Botanic Garden




Feature StoryStax Records embraced the raw, live energy that came from its location

Saving soul: The revitalization of the Soulsville neighborhood



Feature StoryJanie Paraham

Volunteers fuel the Pink Palace Crafts Fair



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South Main follows own blueprint to success



Feature StoryCarol Gaudino

The collective power of volunteering



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Join us for upcoming speaker event Tech in the City



Feature StoryNoah Gray, Executive Director of  the Binghampton Development Corp.

City visionary: Noah Gray



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Bringing opera to the masses



Feature StoryChinatown is one of DC's most congested neighborhoods.

In growing cities, parking challenges require creative solutions



Feature StoryAlissa Brielle Diggs at IONS: A Geek Gallery on South Main

Geeked out: The rise of Memphis fandom



Feature StoryFrayser

The next generation of city builders



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What's new for Indie Memphis




Feature StoryThe Angelus Street Garden is a community garden supported by GrowMemphis

The big plan for local food's future



Feature StoryWhitney Hardy

Building community: Local LGBT media connects and empowers



Feature StorySuzanne Carlson

Changing the way we get around



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Sky's the limit: The plan to revive the Memphis Airport



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The return of the pre-fab home




Feature StoryMentors share hi-tech digital skills with teens in Cloud901, a partly crowdfunded project at the Memphis Public Library

Community cash: Crowdfunding gives life to local projects



Feature StoryMike Carpenter (left) and Joel Halpern (right) are partners at creative firm Loaded For Bear

Meet Memphis' creative entrepreneurs



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City visionary: Brandon Gaitor



Feature StoryDenver's newest hostel, Hostel Fish

Can urban hostels turn a profit by striking a balance?



Feature Storycode camp

Cracking the code to a bright tech future




Feature StoryEmerging leaders participate in the "Vision Dinner" during their year in the program

Feature StoryHardy Farrow with student and LITE social entrepreneur Courtney Richmond

Education through entrepreneurship



Feature StoryWilliams writes, "I know few venture through the alley ways of the Edge, but the Spot is definitely one to check out. I wish it was more available to the public."


Feature Story"When women can plan their lives, plan their future and plan their babies, they are better able to achieve their hopes and dreams,” said CEO Claudia S. Haltom

Doing good: A Step Ahead Foundation



Feature StoryEmily Ballew Neff, executive director

A new leader curates a fresh future for the Brooks



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The story of early literacy: Small talk means big outcomes



Feature StoryKara Cox

Three ways to keep housing affordable for artists



Feature StoryA tree lies across the roof of a vacant home in Frayser

Cleaning up code enforcement to clean up the city



Feature StoryBooks from Birth

Books from Birth building a community of readers



Feature StoryRenderings of the new The Kitchen restaurant at Shelby Farms Park

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You have to see this: 10 obscure local sites



Feature StoryDowntownCore

From eye sore to eye candy: A look at the Downtown blight fight



Feature StoryDana Dorsey is the Job Training Manager at Memphis Bioworks Foundation

Building a green jobs workforce



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City Visionary: Dr. J. Helen Perkins



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Redefining family fun at Memphis Rock-n-Romp



Feature StoryEvent organizers map out the MEMFix in the Pinch District

A neighborhood in a pinch has its chance for revival



Feature StoryNikiko Masumoto

5 ways to support artists in your community



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City Visionary: Kim Moss



Feature StoryNew Memphis Institute works to attract and retain talent in Memphis—particularly Millennials—partly by hosting community events for young professionals that highlight city assets

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Community coalition sets the stage for something new at the Coliseum



Feature StoryThe Youth Farm program is coming to fruition just in time for the planting season this spring.

Doing Good: Girls farming for the future



Feature StoryHola CBU helped me make relationships and make my way around school. It’s just a great support group,” said Gabriella Molina

Feature StoryVolunteer Odyssey partners with local non-profits like the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

The volunteer state: Increasing service in the MidSouth




Feature Story"Great leadership should desire to see the world from the point of view of those being served."

City visionary: Antony Sheehan




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City Visionary: Bernice Butler



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Memphis entrepreneurs know their neighbors



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Health disparities and the many faces of cancer



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City visionary: Marti Tippens Murphy




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A revival story: Tennessee Brewery celebrates a second-chance at a new UnTapped



Feature StoryBallet Memphis completed its innovative "River Project" in the fall of 2014

More than money: How ArtsMemphis is transforming art advocacy



Feature StoryWith each band shirt purchased by Bartlett High School, Agape North donated a uniform to students at Binghampton Christian Academy


Feature StoryMATA bus riders

Feature StoryChris and Neala Hester, owners of Frugal Home Finds

New to Town: Quan Poole



Feature StoryTony Weaver, Co-founder and CEO of EndoInSight

Doorway to success: Local incubators provide startups room to grow



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Growing smart: A guide to developments in the University District



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Why Minneapolis is the new capital of ‘The North’



Feature Story The Texas A&M Aggies faced the West Virginia Mountaineers in the 2014 Liberty Bowl

Memphis is always the winner of the Autozone Liberty Bowl



Feature StoryHeritage Trail

Heritage Trail next stop for MEMShop retail pop-up program



Feature StoryWorkshop at Me & Mrs. Jones

Crafting a career: Local artisans build their businesses



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From point A to point B: New ways to connect Memphis



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Socially minded entrepreneurs help students excel



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The road to a new transportation network in Memphis



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Get your game on: Memphis' top local sports bars



Feature Story“We also stock tons of Memphis music," says Goner Records Store owner Zac Ives.

Supporting a new era of Memphis music



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The road less traveled: the choice to be carless in Memphis




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Building a village: The growing trend of mixed-use developments



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ArtsMemphis is expanding arts access where it counts




Feature StorySouthern Growth Studios

Outside of the cube: Memphis' coolest workspaces



Feature StoryWhat really sets NBE apart are its students. Simply put: these are not the kinds of kids you usually see in a dance studio.


Feature StoryMcMerton Gardens has a core group of adult volunteers who work there several days a week. But the most fun happens on Saturdays, when kids from the Binghampton neighborhood come to learn the difference between a weed and a young carrot top, sample fi

Growing strong: Urban gardening offers much more than produce



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High Ground Reader Survey



Feature Story“A car will trap you,” says Henry Turley. “It will trap you alone. And this whole experiment, which we call New Urbanism, has been about learning how to live without cars: how to let them serve us and not dominate.”

The long view: A look back at Harbor Town's first 25 years



Feature StoryHigh Cotton Brewing Company

Getting out in the Edge



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A plan in progress: A guide to Downtown developments on the south end




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Living on the Edge: making a home in the district



Feature StoryTawnee McCluskey

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap




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MEMFix re-imagines the Edge



Feature StoryThe Power House

How public art builds safer, stronger neighborhoods




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21st century gold: the opportunity flowing in Memphis water



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Easy riding: Bicycle co-op reaches out to cycling newbies



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Good neighbors: The impact of investment around the Edge



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The space to create brings art to the Edge




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Science and art collide happily in Art of Science



Feature StoryAlex Eilers measures up to the seal near Scott Base, Antarctica

Pink Palace educator treks from the MidSouth to the South Pole



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New local 'makers' re-making the Edge



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The music magnet: DIY studios keep indie rock at home in Memphis



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The path to connectivity: Greenprint maps a 25-year vision



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The roots of the Edge District give life to new investment




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Doing Good: Frago is 'changing the mission' for veteran services



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In the Edge, citizens explore the art of the possible



Feature StoryPickle Co-founders Steffy and Katz

In a pickle? There's a (locally made) app for that



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The next big thing: forging a hip hop partnership



Feature StorySidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts

How the arts inspire change in Detroit



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Take a listen: Eight emerging Memphis podcasts



Feature Story"I’d like to see a city that continues to re-invest in itself"

New to town: Alex Yates



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What smart cities can learn from Denver



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Small-scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit



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Memphis nurses deliver better care through better technology





Feature StoryCrosstown

Ten most anticipated openings



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Lifers: Edward Bogard



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New to town: Laney Strange



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With idea still king, archer>malmo continues growth



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Start-up roundup: Xtrant makes project sharing simple



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Running together against the odds



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Building a thriving city, one degree at a time




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Bleak House: What's going on with the Mid-South Coliseum



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Lifers: Jackie Ellison



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New to Town: Jackie Zubrzycki






Feature StoryThe Hinterlands at Play House

Putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment



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Collaboration changes the future of Frayser



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Doing good: STS Enterprise



Feature StoryDowntown Pittsburgh

What smart cities can learn from Pittsburgh



Feature StoryMemphis Gun Down community involvement

Memphis Gun Down sets sights on a safer South Memphis



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Bring It Food Hub: an oasis in Memphis' food deserts



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Faith heals: community, church and wellness in 38109






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Meet your 2014 valedictorians



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Community fitness gets Memphis moving



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Back to school: CBU focuses on adult learners



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$250 million infrastructure makeover keeps UTHSC competitive



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Respecting our elders: the Plough Foundation's Aging Initiative






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A bright future in the works for legendary South Main



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Tennessee Brewery: Untapped potential



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Learn the strategies for a rising city: Memphis Boot Camp



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Startco bets on Memphis to become a 'venture city'



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Craig Meek sees the city through its 'cue



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A healthy future for food access



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Tylur French sculpts a future in public art



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Doing Good: The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis



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Memphis home to hopping beer scene



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West Tennessee Veterans Home plans to build new local facility



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The Memphis brand of 'young professional' makes its mark



Feature StoryCyclists taking advantage of the Greenline

How Memphis became a cycling city



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Picture this: Visual art enjoying a renaissance in Memphis



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Ellen Roberds, creative placemaker




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The legacy of Blue CRUSH




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First innovation district taking shape in Memphis



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What smart cities can learn from Memphis



Feature StoryEldra White, Executive Director of Memphis City Beautiful Commission

Meeting Memphians: A conversation with Eldra White



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