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Feature StoryAntonio and Jason Gardner, co-owners of BeLeaf Cigar Lounge opened their brick and mortar location in November 2017.

Feature StoryA customer at Hazel's Hair Fashions reads a textbook at the Whitehaven salon. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Feature StoryGraves Elementary School in South Memphis has been boarded up since its closure in 2014. It's one of 10 vacant school buildings in the city. (Laura Faith Kebede)

A Memphis woman’s tragic death prompts reflection: Could vacant schools help fight homelessness?



Feature StoryAs the students received their backpacks they high-fived and fist-bumped volunteers for the ZIP Code 38126 Back to School Project.

Feature StoryA group of passengers prepares to board a MATA bus at the American Way Transit Center on January 9, 2018. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Feature StoryBlues City Cultural Center choreographer Kellye Crawford demonstrates moves to students at Whitehaven High School in preparation for a competitive summer internship with the nonprofit.

Feature StoryWinston Gipson confers with his wife and daughter, who help run Gipson Mechanical Contractors, a family-owned business in Memphis for 35 years. (Laura Faith Kebede)

Memphis leaders say diversifying school business contracts will help in the classroom, too



Feature StoryThe supply of decorated cakes is thinning at the Orange Mound Kroger. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Orange Mound residents protest their closing grocery store



Feature StoryA graffitied sign for Graceland Parking on Elvis Presley Boulevard. (Brandon Dahlberg)

More than Graceland: Whitehaven's 200-year history



Feature StorySerenity gets bubble blowing lessons from her mom at the New Memphis Institute's Exposure 901 event in September 2017.

Feature StoryAn empty pedestal the morning of December 21. (Dylan Sandifer)

Cranes at twilight remove Confederate monuments from Memphis parks



Feature StorySaveFirst aims to reduce the amount of people that fall prey to predatory tax services, which often overcharge low-income families upwards of $400 for simple returns.

SaveFirst aims to reduce predatory tax preparation in 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 StoryPaul Young (L) and Mayor Jim Strickland (R) sign a Green & Healthy Homes compact at a ceremony at the Benjamin Hooks Library on Nov. 30. (Lisa Buser)

Feature StoryColorful Mexican-inspired clothing, ceramics, clutches and other items from Mucho, one of the vendors whose items are available through the month of December at The Attic in Overton Square. (Aisling Maki)
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