Katie Fretland, Commercial Appeal

Katie Fretland

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Memphis, TN, United States

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Past articles by Katie:

Women of Achievement will unveil new Memphis Women's Legacy Trail

A trail honoring Memphis women will feature a printed guide, online essays and a mobile app. It is slated to be unveiled on March 24. → Read More

St. Patrick's Day parades in Memphis: 5 things to know

Floats, music, juggling and the "raising of the goat" mark St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Memphis. → Read More

Memphis in May to include Guinness world record attempt for longest picnic table

A special Celebrate Memphis event on May 25 is part of the city's bicentennial. → Read More

'Dog Life Savings Time': Memphis Animal Services offers reduced adoption fee

Memphis Animal Services is offering reduced adoption fees in an effort called 'Dog Life Savings Time.' The shelter reports intakes are up 46%. → Read More

New Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers location in Horn Lake hopes to open this summer

Freddy's is opening a fourth Memphis-area location. → Read More

BlocBoy JB arrested on drug, gun charges, Shelby County Sheriff's Office says

Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB has been arrested on theft, drug and a gun charge, Shelby County Sheriff's spokesman Anthony Buckner said Thursday. → Read More

Officials report 'productive' meeting over Memphis in May concerns about Tom Lee Park redesign

Where's Memphis in May going to be? Officials pledged Tuesday to work together to determine whether a redesigned Tom Lee Park can hold the festival. → Read More

Collierville board scheduled to vote on school start times

The Collierville School Board is considering changing the high school and middle school start times to later. → Read More

Tennesseans stuck in Chicago after Midwest snowstorm cancels flights

Travelers to Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville were experiencing canceled flights and long waits at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after a post-Thanksgiving snowstorm. → Read More

Toddlers soar into science with free classes in Collierville

Collierville's Burch Library is offering free weekly classes teaching concepts in science, technology, engineering, arts and math to children as young as 2. → Read More

Rhett and Link of Good Mythical Morning search for Memphis’ best ribs

Rhett & LInk from Good Mythical Morning were in Memphis this month raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and looking for the city's best ribs. → Read More

Victims identified in Whitehaven triple homicide

Three men were found dead Friday at Bent Tree Apartments. → Read More

One person killed Sunday night in shooting at food mart in northeast Memphis

One person was killed late Sunday in a shooting near North Graham Street and Chelsea Avenue, according to emergency dispatchers. → Read More

Collierville campaign event for Bill Lee, David Kustoff draws ethics complaint

A defeated Democrat filed an ethics complaint over Republicans Bill Lee and David Kustoff holding a campaign event inside Collierville's Town Hall. → Read More

Collierville committee recommends 7:30 a.m. start time for high school

After months of meetings and research, a Collierville committee recommended that high school start 30 minutes later and middle school 15 minutes later. → Read More

Pilot program places dogs in Memphis-area foster homes

Memphis Animal Services will announce five dogs every Wednesday available for fostering through a new pilot program. → Read More

Incumbent aldermen re-elected in Collierville; Warren wins school board position

Collierville elected school board members and aldermen on Tuesday night. → Read More

Rare albino raccoon spotted in backyard

We’ve never seen a raccoon like this before. → Read More

Quinn Ridge: Collierville eyes annexation of large, disputed development area

Collierville is negotiating with developer John Porter about plans for 177 acres off Quinn Road north of the Mississippi state line. → Read More

What time should school start in Collierville?

The debate over what time school should start in Collierville continued Thursday night with parents addressing officials. → Read More