Livable Communities

Feature Story Rufus Sykes cracks a smile as he holds the door open for a customer at the South Memphis Grocery on West Mallory Avenue. Sykes co-owns the corner store with other family members. (Malik Martin)

Corner Stores: A South Memphis love story


Feature Story Neighbors and friends reflect on the life of longtime Vollintine-Evergreen resident and V&E Greenline leader, Jan Kirby. At the March 7 Arbor Day Celebration, those gathered installed a plaque and planted a tree in Kirby's honor. (Ashley Davis)
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Feature Story Miss Bluff City 2019, Simone Wilson, poses with North Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs members. Wilson's focus area for her service to the community is working with youth at Boys & Girls club.  (Submitted)

North Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs offer youth cafe, store, and more


Feature Story A group of experts convened by the Urban Land Institute spent three days engaging stakeholders and studying several South Memphis parks. They presented their research findings at a public meeting on January 31. (A.J. Dugger)
Feature Story Collegiate School of Memphis replaced the roof of Highland Heights Baptist Church main sanctuary this fall. CMS manages the building with the stipulation that the school coexist with the congregation. (Leigh Tatum)

Faith in Action: Sharing space to save historic churches


Feature Story Artist Terry Lynn's original sculpture design will pay homage to Foote Homes, the former public housing project that was raze for redevelopment into the new South City mixed-income development. (Symmbol Sanderlin)

Local artist creating sculpture for South City honoring legacy of Foote Homes


Feature Story Attendees of the Being Black in College workshop break for lunch and informal discussions about the challenges they anticipate in their educational careers post-high school. (Our Grass Our Roots)

The power of knowledge brings power to the people in North Memphis


Feature Story BLDG Memphis' coalition members attend the BLDG Memphis Capital Projects Tour on November 9. (Jarvis Hues)
Feature Story The High Ground team enjoys a 'thank you lunch' on December 19 with key stakeholders who helped build our On the Ground coverage in Hickory Hill, including residents and representatives from nonprofits and the Memphis Police Department. (High Ground)

Our 'see you later' to Hickory Hill