Violent sex offender arrested again after woman accuses him of sex trafficking

Violent sex offender arrested again after woman accuses him of sex trafficking

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  A man classified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation as violent sex offender was taken into custody again after a woman claimed she was the victim of sex trafficking.

Memphis Valentine’s Day Events 2019

Memphis Valentine’s Day Events 2019

Woohoo, hearts and candy and such. If you’re into Valentine’s Day in Memphis, keep scrolling for Memphis Valentine’s Day dinner ideas and other cool date ideas. If you’re not into Valentine’s Day, a good chunk of these are just fun things to do in mid-February in Memphis.

Educational attainment could help reduce drug overdoses

You have entered 2019 with all of your New Year’s resolutions. I hope that one of those resolutions was to be a contributor to United Way of Southern WV. We are continuing to raise funds to reach our $860,000 goal to fund many agencies in the southern West Virginia area that we serve. Will you please help us raise the dollars needed to support the agencies that serve all of our neighborhoods?

52 Pieces of Advice: FACES of Memphis 2018

52 Pieces of Advice: FACES of Memphis 2018

At the beginning of each week, we kick it off with women from around the Memphis community and the South as part of our StyleBlueprint FACES series. We can learn so much from these empowered, incredible women, so we are revisiting all the best pieces of advice our 2018 FACES shared. Take on the new year feeling encouraged and inspired!

Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for Jan. 11-17

Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for Jan. 11-17

FRIDAY 

More than "Aquaman" or "The Last Jedi" or any other special effects adventure or fantasy, "Free Solo" — a harrowing documentary about solo "free climber" Alex Honnold's attempt to scale the sheer 7,500-foot cliff face of the "El Capitan" rock formation in Yosemite National Park — should absolutely dazzle in the IMAX format. (Some of its vertiginous real-life footage is so dizzying it would be hard to watch even on a cellphone.) That's why the movie is returning for one week only to the IMAX auditorium at the Malco Paradiso, to take advantage of the giant-screen, high-definition format.

Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for Jan. 4-10

Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for Jan. 4-10

FRIDAY 

Memphis rap legend Tom Skeemask headlines a concert at Crosstown’s Hi-Tone Cafe this week. Skeemask — the hip-hop great who released the 1998 classic “2 Wild for the World” — will perform Friday night at the venue, part of his current “The First 48" tour. Doors open at 9 p.m. Showtime is 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at hitonecafe.com

The Memphis Weekender: January 11-13

The Memphis Weekender: January 11-13

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy list to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

The 21 Best Bakeries in America

The 21 Best Bakeries in America

Since the days of the Roman empire, humanity has been blessed with bakeries. But millenia later, the art of baking has advanced well beyond the most decadent dreams of Caligula himself, with culinary artists bending tradition to new heights of high-heat brilliance. The bakeries on this list vary wildly in style and influence, from upscale patisseries and groud-breaking innovators to hearth-based breadmakers and old-school pastry counters. One thing in common? They're all among the best bakeries in America.

Local organizations teaming up to collect children's book donations for Shelby County students

Local organizations teaming up to collect children's book donations for Shelby County students

Two organizations are joining together to help children in Shelby County get access to quality books. 

Literacy Mid-South is teaming with locally owned Novel bookstore to provide books to Memphis elementary school students. 

Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Ring in 2019

Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Ring in 2019

With only a few weeks until Christmas, that also means 2018 is nearing its conclusion. So, it’s time to start planning what you’re going to be doing this New Year’s Eve! There are plenty of events all around the city so check out our list below and make your plans!

Novel, Literacy Mid-South team up for children

Novel, Literacy Mid-South team up for children

According to 2018 TNReady test scores almost 80 percent of Shelby County Schools' third-graders are not proficient in reading. Read901, convened by Literacy Mid-South, is working to get 90 percent of third-graders reading at grade level by 2025.