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The 901’s Good News Round Up: July 10th Edition

Welcome to your source for the uplifting stories that make Memphis shine!  From innovative community projects to heartwarming tales of local heroes, there is so much good happening in the city of Memphis, TN. Take a moment to dive into the news that uplifts and unites, proving there’s plenty to cheer about in the 901!

1. Ja Morant Back in Action and Ready to Shine

A basketball player in a Grizzlies jersey with the number 12 makes a binocular gesture with his hands during a game, embodying that 901 Good News vibe.
Photo courtesy of Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

Big news for #GrizzNation! Our very own Ja Morant is ready to hit the court with renewed energy and focus. This uplifting news means our star point guard is prepared to continue dazzling us on the court and inspiring our community with his leadership and heart. Let’s get ready to cheer on Ja and the Grizzlies as they gear up for another incredible season!

Good News Source: The Commericial Appeal

 

2. JT Coming to Minglewood Hall with City Cinderella Tour

A person with long red hair, decorative lip makeup, a nose piercing, and a cross necklace stands against a solid green background, embodying the vibrant spirit of Memphis Good News.
Photo courtesy of Spotify

Get ready to turn up, Memphis! Rap sensation JT, known for hits like “Okay” and “No Bars,” is bringing her City Cinderella Tour to Minglewood Hall on September 10th. Her dynamic performance is sure to be a night to remember! Tickets go on sale on July 12th–let’s show JT how the 901 gets down!

Story Credit: Vibe

 

3. XAi Brining 100+ Jobs to Memphis, TN

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Photo courtesy of XAI

Exciting times ahead for the 901! Tech innovator XAi is set to create over 100 new jobs right here in Memphis. From software developers to marketing mavens, there’s a wealth of opportunities for our talented community. This expansion is a major win for Memphis, boosting the local economy and opening doors for career growth.

Story Credit: Channel 3

 

4. K. Carbon Hosts Pop-Up for Black-Owned Businesses

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Photo Courtesy of Local Memphis

Shoutout to Memphis rapper K. Carbon for lifting up the local Black-owned businesses with a special pop-up event! This event was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and support the amazing entrepreneurs in our community. From unique fashion and art to delicious food and wellness products, the experience really spotlighted the creativity and resilience of Memphis’ Black business owners.

Story Credit: ABC 24

 

5. Orange Mound Splash Pad Opens

A splash park with various water features and children playing can be found at 901 Good News. It also boasts a shaded seating area and trees in the background under a partly cloudy sky, making it a delightful spot for family fun in Memphis.
Photo courtesy of The Commercial Appeal

Summer just got a whole lot cooler in Orange Mound! The Orange Mound Splash Pad is now reopened, offering families a refreshing and fun way to enjoy some of this Memphis heat. Bring the kids, pack a picnic, and splash the day away at this awesome new spot! The splash pad is located at 2430 Carnes Road

Story Credit: The Commercial Appeal

 

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