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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bartlett benefits from nearby fine dining

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Morgan Bedard is a Bartlett resident who has mastered the fine art of service and knows premium cuisine.  In finding fine dining worthy of her talents she ventured to the nearby community of Germantown.  She now serves a combination of talent and tradition with creations by Chef Alex Grisanti. “The whole world is moving out […]

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Arlington Jamboree

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[By Daniel McCrosky] If Arlington’s 17-0 dismantling of the Houston Mustangs last Friday night in the Shelby County Football Jamboree is any indication, then the 2012 edition of Tiger football could well be one of the ages. With key offensive and defensive players returning from last year’s 9-2 team, which won the school’s its first […]

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60 years strong

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In 1952 entrepreneurs, Kemmons Wilson and Wallace Johnson revolutionize the travel industry by providing clean, comfortable economical lodging to the traveling public.  The first Holiday Inn opened on Summer Avenue, in Memphis, on August 1, 1952. Earlier this month a 60-year celebration was held at the Holiday Inn, 2751 New Brunswick Road.  The celebration was […]

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Guiness record holder receives key to the city

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Frances Bruce is a Bartlett resident who wrote a book in 1985, entered the Guinness Book of World records on November 29, 2010, and is receiving a key to the city of Bartlett in 2012.  If Bruce is not a household name, it certainly isn’t because she hasn’t lived long enough to make a name […]

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Dixie and Noodles rescued by students

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  For the second time this year a group of 4-H Forestry/Wildlife students took a field trip to Ghost River Wildlife Management Area and planted trees.  And for the second time, the group of 12-14 year old students rescued a dog.  The first rescue in February fueled a desire for the students to form an […]

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Sweet Inspirations

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In the 1980′s, Bartlett residents might have seen a ‘hair band’ called Thunder Road for Friday night entertainment.  Almost 35 years later, and perhaps a little thinner ‘hair band,’ Bartlett residents can get the same musical sensation via The Silverado Band featuring former members of Thunder Road and introducing the Sweet Inspirations.  Sweet Inspirations are the […]

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Fighting back

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“If I had known,” said Yong Tai Zheng, “I would have gotten it back before they left the door.” Zheng, partners with his brother, Young Luan Zheng, at the Panda Buffett, 6600 Stage Road, recalled the confusion surrounding the robbery at his restaurant on Thursday, August 2. It seems that four women and one man […]

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Lakeland bagpipes prompt giving spree

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A Lakeland Kroger customer happened upon Scott Fuller in the grocery parking lot and asked Fuller “to show some knee.”  In return, the customer gave Fuller a check in the amount of $1000.  Sometimes things are just not what they appear.  Fuller and the many eye-witnesses, far from being mortified by the request, were ecstatic.  […]

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An original Mosiej

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Tom Mosiej, Bartlett resident and artist, was born in 1928, two months before the birth of Mickey Mouse, in Chicago. A slight and nimble man, even at 84 years young, it is easy to picture him in 1951 participating in the Detroit Olympic trials for gymnastics. While he did not make it all the way […]

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Free press under attack again: Does anyone care?

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When the media exclaims that the free press is under attack once again, too often the resulting response is one of indifference. Who cares if elected officials meet in questionable circumstances to determine your communities’ future? Who cares if attempts are being made to “out” anonymous bloggers as a possible means of intimidating the same […]

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