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 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)
Feature Story A customer plays a racing game on one of the stations at Game oN, located inside the Southland Mall. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Game oN video game lounge takes Whitehaven to the next level


Feature Story Elizabeth Frey, Marilyn Trigg, and John Maurer of the Dorcas Society of St. Peter's Catholic Church play pool at the underground bomb shelter. (University of Memphis special collections)

The 'ritziest bomb shelter in the South' sits abandoned in Memphis


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Feature Story Air Kingz Custom Airbrushing at the Southland Mall. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Feature Story A cardboard Elvis display in front of various signs at Boulevard Souvenirs. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Feature Story Girls from Memphis Area Youth Association youth group, which is made up of students in 5th through 7th grade, perform one of their routines. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Feature Story Johnathan Bush, 7, examines a rock during a science lession as Dr. Collins looks on. (Brandon Dahlberg)

How an internationally-awarded educator engages Memphis children


Feature Story  The Healing Races draw hundreds of people annually to Whitehaven.
Feature Story Jonathan Logan, president of Castle Black Construction, offered several concrete solutions to address Memphis’ poor record of awarding minority contracts. (KIrstin Cheers)
Feature Story Hazel Moore is known as the Mayor of Whitehaven.

Video: Meet the unofficial mayor of Whitehaven


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