On the Ground

Feature Story Vendors sell goods at a local farmers market. (High Ground News)
Feature Story BOXLOT is a micro-retailer and music lounge located at  607 Monroe Avenue. (BOXLOT, PKM Architects)

BOXLOT showing early success, gearing up for holiday season


Feature Story L to R: Councilwoman Patrice Robinson, her assistant, LaKevia Perry, and Hickory Hill resident Rorey Lawrence pose for a photo at the community holiday party held at the Hickory Hill Community Center on November 7. (A.J.Dugger III)

City Councilwoman hosted holiday party for Hickory Hill


Feature Story Members of STAARS pose for a group picture. Founder Barbara Davis stands at the forward center. (STAARS)

STAARS focuses the fight against breast cancer on African Americans


Feature Story Current and prospective minority entrepreneurs, small-business owners and others gathered for an Epicenter Think Tank event for innovative thinking . (Epicenter)

Epicenter, Power Center CDC partner for entrepreneurs in Hickory Hill


Feature Story Ridgeway Cougars helmets rest in the grass during practice. (Malik Martin)

In Photos: Practice makes perfect


Feature Story School nurse Patricia McCraw prepares medication for a student at A.B. Hill Elementary. McCraw is part of a school nurse pilot program facilitated by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Shelby County Schools and Urban Child Institute. (Cat Evans)

Can nurses keep kids in class? Pilot program seeks answer


Feature Story The Belle Venue's main hall can hold between 200 and 250 people. Countless proms, weddings, family reunions and other special occasions have been held at the venue since it opened in 1972. (A.J. Dugger III)

Hidden Memphis: A step back in time at The Belle Venue


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The History of Hickory Hill, Part I: Big Booms


Feature Story Yancy Villa-Calvo and Brandon Zuber (left) discuss design elements on a working draft of the mural that will be installed on the side of Whitten Brothers Hardware in Orange Mound. (A.J. Dugger)

Teens installing Orange Mound mural with focus on history and future


Feature Story Members of the Hickory Hill Senior Golf Club pose of an official club photo. (Hermon Powers)

Hickory Hill Senior Golf Club tees off for fun, friends and health


Feature Story Koozies promoting the use of PrEP and The Corner are an example of the type of branded merchandise Friends for Life intends to sell in The Corner's retail area. (Friends for Life)

Opening soon, The Corner offers free HIV prevention in casual space


Feature Story Juan Antonio Hernandez, owner of El Nuevo Mercadito, poses with his wife, Norma Mendoza, at the restaurant's counter. El Nuevo Mercadito is a Mexican restaurant located inside the El Mercadito de Memphis in Hickory Hill. (A.J. Dugger)
Feature Story L to R: Kinyah Bean, Valerie Braddock and Demetrius Braddock Jr. Bean is the owner of B Chill Lemonade, located inside the former Hickory Ridge Mall. (A.J. Dugger III)

10-year-old CEO takes lemonade to the next level


Feature Story The Reverend Dr. Stacey Spencer. Spencer is senior pastor of New Direction Christian Church, board president of Hickory Hill's Power Center CDC, and chair of the board of Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope. (Melvin Smith)
Feature Story Members of the Playback Memphis Youth Ensemble gave their first performance at the second annual Frayser Matters event. (Playback Memphis)

Playback Memphis debuts Frayser youth theater ensemble


Feature Story Emily Chambers provided music for the Taste of the District event held on Monday, October 7. (Kim and Jim Coleman)