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Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers.


Memphis had a population of 672,277 in 2011 making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and the 20th largest in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2010 population of 1,316,100. This makes Memphis the second largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed only by metropolitan Nashville, which has overtaken Memphis in recent years. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities. A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian, and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as "Memphis & The Mid-South".

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Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for the Hattiesburg Fire Department. (Photo source: WDAM). HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -. Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and members of his administration are rolling out a pay scale alignment for ...
The Golden Eagles are coming a season-opening sweep of nationally-ranked Mississippi State. USM outscored the Bulldogs 23-6, hitting .296 with 29 hits in the three games of the Farm Bureau Classic. (Photo source: WDAM archive). HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -. One of the questions regarding the ...

Sgt. Robert Peevey's ashes were interred at Grace Memorial Garden. (Source: Grace Memorial Garden via Facebook). JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -. Every week Bob Peevey travels to Grace Memorial Garden on West Matthews to care for his son. Sgt. Robert Peevey was an Arkansas State University police ...
This time, police say he exposed himself to a sales clerk at Payless ShoeSource in the Mall at Turtle Creek. The woman said a man came into the store around noon Friday. At first, she thought he was a customer. But then, according to the incident report, she saw his penis was out of his pants. The clerk ...
Mayor Barry Riley said the city passed a resolution for the change at the last council meeting. “We haven't raised our deposits since 1990, so it's been 28 years since it's been addressed,” Riley said. It's a step Riley said city leaders felt they had to take. “With our water rates, it's gotten to a point where $80 ...
He said his dream was to see downtown thrive and in those years, he said he saw multiple businesses come in and bring a lot of traffic and revenue. However, after fires destroyed two buildings that housed some of the biggest moneymakers in town, McCarn said he has little hope for the future. “This is what ...

Prices may be going up in Pearl after the city reports it needs more money to fix roads or parks. Two proposals are under consideration, but voters will have the final say. Mayor Jake Windham says his city is struggling to get out of the financial hole that started out as a clerical issue in the previous ...
212 FPUS54 KMEG 200053 AAA. ZFPMEG. Zone Forecasts for the MidSouth...UPDATED. National Weather Service Memphis TN. 653 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018. TNZ088-201115-. Shelby-. Including the cities of Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown,. Memphis, and Millington. 653 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018.
Despite a challenging year, RedZone Ministries is pushing forward in hopes of changing the lives of young people in the Orange Mound community. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. RedZone Ministries is a mission-based nonprofit located on Park Avenue. For more than 200 high school students, the small gray ...
The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council has already opened an Early Headstart program in Batesville and Mountain View. "Some funds came open now two years ago so we applied for them," NADC Executive Director Charlie Morris said. "We went through a pretty lengthy application process.
Tennessee lawmakers introduced legislation that would allow the state Department of Education to post course curriculum about the Bible on its website. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The measure would require the department to let schools know the courses are available and what it would take to ...
Barack Obama chose artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his large and vibrant paintings of African-Americans. Former president Obama said he chose Wiley for the care and precision he brought in recognizing the grace and dignity of people. "I'm also thinking about all of the young people," Michelle Obama ...
With Valentine's Day arriving and more than 45 percent of all U.S. adults being single, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released a report on 2018's Best & Worst States for Singles. To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 27 key indicators of ...
Ferrell Miles, also known as Ensayne Wayne, was found shot in the chest, according to a spokesperson with the Atlanta Police Department. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died. Police say witnesses told them Miles was involved in a heated argument with another man, which ...
Just days after City of Memphis crews accidentally painted over murals, the cleanup crews were forced to clean the walls again. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Paint Memphis murals mistakenly covered by city workers · Paint Memphis murals mistakenly covered by city workers. Updated: Friday, February 9 ...
The daughter of one of the men who was shot in a van last December said Memphis Police Department dropped the ball. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. 'This is a big mess:' Defense attorney calls into question MPD after body left in van · 'This is a big mess:' Defense attorney calls into question MPD after body ...
A section of road covered in potholes got the attention of Memphis drivers and city officials. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The center lane on Riverdale Road near Shelby Drive has a pothole problem. Drivers who frequent the area know potholes form there frequently. Moses Green drives the stretch of road ...

The main goal of the protest is to fight for $15 an hour--what they call a living wage. They are also asking for more union rights. Some employers oppose the wage increase. They said higher wages mean a higher cost of business, which will lead to an increase in costs to customers. The protests come 50 ...
An icy section of I-57 just north of Farina caused the driver of an SUV to lose control and run off the road early Sunday morning. State Police say 42-year-old Sandra Soto had just passed an IDOT salt truck in the left passing lane of northbound I-57 when she lost control when returning to the driving lane.
NCAA has levied 16 violations against the University of Memphis, all but 3 against the Tigers Football team. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The violations, all minor according to the NCAA, include: impermissible in-person contact of a junior college football recruit, U of M President David Rudd identifying a ...
If it happens, it will be the second time this decade that the federal government has shut down--the last time happening in 2013. The shutdown will have long-reaching impacts beyond Washington D.C.. "I think all sides are hoping they get an agreement before the end of the day," University of Memphis ...
Haley owes $569 but with late fees and January`s rent the total is now $1,500. (Source: WXIN/CNN). GREENWOOD, IN (WXIN/CNN) - Mervin Haley is giving it all he has in what doctors said could be his final days. Haley is diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and in the past months, Haley has had ...
650 FPUS54 KMEG 200246 AAA. ZFPMEG. Zone Forecasts for the Mid South...UPDATED. National Weather Service Memphis TN. 846 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018. TNZ088-201130-. Shelby-. Including the cities of Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown,. Memphis, and Millington. 846 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018.
Hundreds of Blues fans from across the world are in Memphis for this year's International Blues Challenge, known as IBC. "It comes from your heart and your soul,” said fan Keith Caudill. "Blues just tells everyone's story,” said Majorie Marshall with Metro Blues. That's the reason these blues fans didn't have ...
During the struggle, the victim shot the robber who was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say the shooting appears to be justified. The identity of the robber has not been released. The West Memphis Police Department issued a statement in response to the shooting. “This is a terrible tragedy in which ...
As temperatures across the Mid-South start to rise, plumbers are expecting to see an increase in pipes bursting. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Frozen pipes can lead to cracks that unleash water in places you don't want it. "That's exactly what happens, it's going to split. You can imagine water coming out of ...
WMC Action News 5 in Memphis announced that Greg Phillips has been named News Director. Phillips comes to WMC Action News 5 from WVUE in New Orleans, where he has served as Assistant News Director since 2010. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. “Greg Phillips is the ideal leader for our newsroom,” ...
Police arrived at the address to find two people who were stabbed in the neck. One victim had multiple lacerations to her back and hands as well. Police said Shelby Skinner stabbed the two with a steak knife and also stabbed herself. Skinner flagged officers down several streets over and told officers ...
The second winter storm of the season dropped up to six inches of snow on the Mid-South on Tuesday. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Schools and businesses throughout the city closed Tuesday in order to keep drivers off the slick roads. The following school districts announced they will be closed ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of people have celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with song and dance at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The holiday weekend was a special father and son trip for Alan Williams and 14-year-old Alan Louis Williams. The pair from ...
"He was the man. At that time, I was not a minister. I was a college senior at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee and I was driving back and forth to Memphis," said Dr.Gray. Clayborn Temple was the place strikers assembled before their marches, and Gray remembers preachers like his own pastor ...
552 FPUS54 KMEG 152106. ZFPMEG. Zone Forecasts for the MidSouth. National Weather Service Memphis TN. 306 PM CST Mon Jan 15 2018. TNZ088-161145-. Shelby-. Including the cities of Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown,. Memphis, and Millington. 306 PM CST Mon Jan 15 2018 ...WINTER ...
The victim's fiance was watching the car from the front porch as he was warming it up when the two suspects walked the driveway and took the vehicle. Both suspects are described as African American males, with a medium build and standing about 5'10. One suspect was wearing a white jacket with several patches, black ...
Old Man Winter is not letting his grip off the Mid-South. After the sleet, snow and freezing rain on Friday, another cold front and associated low-pressure system is going to move in to the Mid-South and bring us another chance for snow Monday night into Tuesday morning.
One was in the 1100-block of Leawood, the second in the 800-block of Clark Street, and the third in the 500-block of Walls Street. It was called Operation Street Sweeper, and the main focus was drugs and firearms. The operation was a combined effort of the Second Judicial Drug Task Force, Blytheville ...
Icy conditions on the roads may have led to a near-disaster Sunday at a Memphis gas station. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Officials said a car skidded into a gas pump, sparking a fire. The accident happened at the Exxon at the intersection of Poplar Avenue South Highland Street. No injuries were reported, ...
Crews worked through the night Wednesday to move two Confederate statues from parks in Memphis, Tennessee, after city officials sold the land to a nonprofit. Crews worked through the night Wednesday, December 20, 2017, to remove two Confederate statues from parks in Memphis, Tennessee, after ...
Agilent Technologies' will expand its logistics operations in Memphis, Tennessee. The life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemicals company will invest $600,000 and create approximately 100 new jobs in Shelby County. The company provides laboratories with instruments, software, services, ...
The first shooting happened around 7 p.m. in the 2900 block of South 3rd Street, just off the East Peebles Road intersection. Police said the suspect fled the scene in a blue Crown Victoria with silver trim. The male victim was hospitalized in non-critical condition. The second shooting happened around 9 ...
We still have just over a week to go but many are already thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday--a day of good food, family, fun, ...
In a press conference, the congressman along with five other house democrats accuse the president of violating various constitutional laws.
We want to honor the servicemen and women in your lives who are having to spend the holidays away from home. Please send your loved one's name, rank, ...
With the average holiday spending in 2017 expected to reach more than $967, an increase of 3.4 percent since 2016 and more than 20 percent over the past ...
The floats will begin rolling at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 18 on Elvis Presley Boulevard near Southland Mall. WMC Action News 5's Kontji ...
The Regions Bank located on North Cleveland Street near the intersection of Larkin Avenue was robbed just before 12:45 p.m. Monday. Officers said the ...
Memphis police arrested a man after a 17-year-old was shot and killed in North Memphis. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The incident happened Wednesday, Nov.
The report found contamination in the Memphis Sands Aquifer and local agencies are taking the threat seriously. "We have the best water in the ...
The 19-year-old says he killed his stepfather for his mother, who police say helped with the crime. (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's ...
A Shelby County Sheriff's Office employee is off the job after being arrested for DUI. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Memphis Police Department said Clifford ...
Butch Jones may be out at Tennessee, but he wants more than a few parting gifts out the door. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Accusations ...


 

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