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The Spirit of Memphis
 
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In the mood for some good news? These articles capture the grit and grind spirit we love.
 
 
U of M's first Scheidt Award honors 2 mayors, tiger handler
 

Citation recognizes university partners who show exemplary commitment to Memphis

First Rudi and Honey Scheidt Community Impact Award honors people who go out their way to work for the community and spirit it embodies.

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Salvation Army could use a little help saving Christmas
 

Local Salvation Army leaders brace for contributions to drop this year. But donors can still give dollars at kettle901.org or adopt an angel at angeltreememphis.org.

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Hi-Tone reopens in its third location, to uncertain future
 

Hi-Tone stages have hosted innumerable local record-release shows and been at least a partial home for signature Memphis events.

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MyCityRides buys Summer Avenue property for scooter campus
 

The nonprofit organization that promotes the 169cc SYM Fiddle III motor scooter as an affordable solution for getting Memphians to and from work now plans a new campus on Summer Avenue. 

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How a Memphis medical lab mobilized to fight COVID-19
 

Poplar Healthcare joined the battle against the coronavirus late, but now it’s leading the charge to help Memphis reopen and stay open.

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Father V's long, lovely farewell from his front porch
 

For months before he died, the Greek Orthodox priest’s front yard became a gathering place for well-wishers from all parts of town and walks of life.

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Up, up and away: Through pandemic, model airplane builders/pilots doubled down
 

The COVID-19 pandemic might have grounded some local model airplane enthusiasts for a while, but it couldn’t stop them from building more Ringmaster model planes and being ready for Saturday’s 13th annual Worldwide Fly-A-Thon.

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Cooper Young runners rev for fun
 

Even though the Cooper Young Festival was canceled this year due to coronavirus restrictions, the annual four-miler race went on.

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Candle company lights a way for victims of sex-trafficking
 

'I’d never known anything but darkness.'

For at least one local worker, where there was once darkness, now there is light. 

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Christ Community Health Services builds on legacy
 

Four founders' perseverance gave birth to medical clinic in underserved area

Visionaries who started the health clinic imagined it as a way to change life in South Memphis; 25 years ago, ZIP code 38109 had the most health concerns, and the fewest doctors.

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