Whitehaven

Whitehaven is the largest neighborhood in South Memphis. It’s a majority African-American, middle class neighborhood with high homeownership and community involvement. Whitehaven is home to Graceland, the second most visited attraction in the U.S., and the city’s first enclosed mall, Southland Mall. A $40 million improvement to Elvis Presley Boulevard along with new business investment is the next step for the community. While smaller business are common, the neighborhood is hoping to attract more upscale and large-scale retailers and restaurants to support its growing culture and economy.

Feature Story A lunch plate at Kountry Kitchen located at 1128 Winchester Road. Kountry Kitchen is one of the ten businesses participating in the Whitehaven Black Restaurant Week. (Submitted)
Feature Story Wendell and Adrena Jackson show the progress of renovations to their restaurant Eggxactly Breakfast and Deli in Whitehaven. (Brandon Dill)

Whitehaven breakfast spot and deli builds on family legacy


Feature Story Crystal Bullard’s children started preschool and elementary school at Whitney Achievement Elementary School last year. (Caroline Bauman/Chalkbeat Tennessee)

When students miss school, they fall behind. Here’s how one group is curbing absenteeism.


Feature Story Yasmeen Odeh learns the ropes during a radio workshop led by engineer Jerald White at WMDA 93.5. (Memphis Dawah)
Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Feature Story Women from a Straight Farm Whitehaven's canning class pose with their finished products. Once the skill of preserving is learned, the women can use it to can and preserve produce at home. (Kimberly Dobbins)
Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Development News Readbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Development News Whitehaven Landing trampoline park

New trampoline park proposed for Whitehaven


Feature Story Students complete a science scavenger hunt on April 17th at Hillcrest High. (Kirstin Cheers)
Feature Story A Viking mascot watches over Hillcrest High School in Whitehaven. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Opinion: Hillcrest High School prepares students for success


Featured Post Betty Jones demonstrates the dosing mechanism of her insulin shot. She takes one dose in the morning and one does in the evening every day. (Brandon Dahlberg)

In photos: Living with diabetes in Whitehaven


Feature Story Ruth Phillips of BancorpSouth speaks with Job Corps students. The course covered many elements of becoming home owners, such as building credit and the various services banks offer. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Feature Story Anne Rodgers has been a nurse with Methodist South for 16 years. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Health fair brings personal care to Whitehaven residents


Feature Story Agape team member Marquis McPherson talks to parents at Whitehaven's A. Maceo Walker Middle School about Agape's community and school-based services. (Submitted)
Feature Story Quavisa Henderson, owner of ElectroLyfe, poses for a portrait behind the counter. (Brandon Dahlberg)
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