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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bartlett man, businesses part of synthetic drug sting

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A Bartlett man faces federal drug trafficking charges and one Bartlett business was closed following what is being called the largest nationwide bust of synthetic drug traffickers. Umar Yusuf, also known as Umar Hussein, 34, of Bartlett, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday with one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute synthetic […]

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Mid-South junior golfers highlight the talent pipeline at “The Bubba”

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Just a week after the FedEx St. Jude classic, some mid-south junior golfers showed what was about to emerge from the younger talent pipeline. Hand-selected players teed off at the National Bubba Conlee Jr. Invitational at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Bartlett. At the end of the three day tournament, Braden Thornberry, a junior from […]

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Rally kicks off push for school referendum

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Autistic care center gets gift of kitchen for clients

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Some Bartlett business people are helping an autistic treatment center here make lunches and celebrations more enjoyable. David Weimar, of Weimar’s Jewelers, has agreed to donate money to install a kitchen at Transformations. The kitchen will help staff there prepare lunches for autistic clients and allow them to hold events such as birthday parties, said […]

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Board member wants SCS employees to have a voice

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With so many issues still surfacing in the newly formed Shelby County School district, at least one school board member wants to make sure its employees have a way to be heard when expressing concern about them. David Reaves had planned Tuesday night to present to the SCS board at large a resolution that would […]

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Discipline infrequent among city employees

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When two Bartlett Police Department officers recently found themselves subjects of internal city investigations, they also found themselves caught up in a process that doesn’t happen very often. “When it rains, it pours,” said police Chief Gary Rikard. “I wish I knew what caused them to come up all at once.” Rikard said in the […]

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I miss hearing from you

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As a newcomer to Bartlett, I’m continually impressed by how generous and positively involved the people are here. So, it surprises me how few of you write to me to share your point of view. I’ve been a newspaper editor since 2002, and this is the first time I’ve encountered a town where its citizens […]

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College holds career fair

College holds career fair The Bartlett Campus of National College of Business and Technology will host a career fair from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June. The event is free and open to the public. More 15 employers are expected to participate in the career fair, including Memphis Light, Gas & Water; American Esoteric Laboratories; […]

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Retirement community hosts veterans program

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Robinwood Retirement Community will host an event for wartime veterans and their surviving spouses this week.  The program, “Wartime Veteran’s & Surviving Spouses: Do You Qualify for the Aid & Attendance Pension?” will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Robinwood Retirement Community Theater, 2795 Kirby Whitten Parkway, Bartlett. Moderators will include Anthony […]

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Vote for Best of the Best for a chance to win $50!

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That’s right! You could win $50 just for filling out The Bartlett Express Best of the Best ballot form. Complete your ballot for your favorite local businesses by July 12, 2013, and you’ll be registered for a chance to win the cash prize. For official rules and details, pick up a copy of the June […]

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School system finds solution to paycheck problem

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After a flurry of social media posts from angry teachers and administrators, the unified Shelby County School system has found what it believes is a solution to a gap in employees’ pay.  Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson II told employees in a letter dated Monday that it has come up with a plan to prevent former […]

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County tax rate fails on second reading

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An increase in the Shelby County tax rate meant to offset falling real estate appraisals and help the new unified Shelby County School system failed to pass the commissioners at large during their Monday meeting.  But that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. Commissioners will meet again on July 8 for the third and final […]

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