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Monthly Archives: December 2013

At a Glance for Dec. 26, 2013

Bradford Health Services

Holidays closings announced City officials have announced what buildings will be closed and what services will be impacted by the upcoming New Year’s holiday: Bartlett City offices, the Bartlett Public Library and the animal shelter in Bartlett will be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. The Bartlett Recreation Center’s hours will be 5 […]

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Blessing the pets

Almost 50 pets were blessed in a free community-wide ceremony Dec. 14 at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Memphis. In this photo, Father Jim Berends uses a rosemary sprig dipped in holy water to bless Penny, owned by Connie Apoladimas. The event honored St. Modestos, whose feast day was Dec. 16. The women’s philanthropic club […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Dec. 16-22, 2013

The Bartlett Police Department reported the following activity for Dec. 16-22: Davies Plantation: Responded on Dec. 16 to reported theft at Davies Plantation. The complainant said that sometime between 3 p.m. Dec. 13 and 9 a.m. Dec. 16 someone stole half a pallet of sod from the yard of a residence under construction. Estimated loss […]

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BPD honors officers

At the Bartlett Police Department’s annual Christmas Dinner during the second weekend of December, several employees were recognized for their years of service. 5 Years: Jailer William Bechtel Dispatcher Shelley Deeken Jailer Joey Delph Officer Lucas Hines Officer Jason Jackson Officer Andrew Maliskas Officer Keith Rose Officer Thomas Whittaker Officer Nathan Willis Officer Grant Young […]

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Can you ID this credit/debit card fraud suspect?

The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) has requested the public’s assistance in identifying a black male suspect, shown in this photo, at right. He is wanted for questioning regarding fraudulent use of credit/debit cards in the Bartlett area. This subject was caught on security video allegedly using cards without the permission of the account holder. If […]

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Lakeland, Arlington share candidates for school superintendent

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Lakeland and Arlington school boards separately interviewed the same four candidates for superintendent on Jan. 20. Although the leading candidate was not yet chosen at press time on Monday, one or more job offers may soon be on the table. The boards planned to meet separately Monday afternoon to compare […]

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Boys basketball camp planned for Jan. 2-4

St. Benedict at Auburndale Varsity Boys’ Head Basketball Coach Caleb Marcum is hosting his annual SBA Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-8 on Jan. 2-4 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the school, 8250 Varnavas Drive at Germantown Parkway in Cordova. Take the extra days after the holidays to work on […]

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Resolving to tighten and cherish those ‘ties that bind’ for 2013

Rick Jacobs

By Rick Jacobs Columnist When this column goes to print, Christmas will have come and gone. The gifts have been opened and the lines to exchange or return some of them will be long and slow moving. Lights and trees will come down. Christmas music will be shelved until next year. In a few short […]

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Future advanced technology: Let’s define ‘advanced’


By Robert McGowan Columnist Have you heard or read about graphene? If you haven’t, it is a newly discovered and very special form of graphite. This is a special breakthrough — so special that two scientists who were the first to produce single-atomic thick crystals of graphite were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. […]

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3 lessons I got right this year


By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Once again, I look back over an imperfect year and see many small steps (the only kind that ever seem to get me anywhere) that helped me be more authentic, kind, and happy today. It’s been an uneven path of successes and failures: I worked hard to lose 60 pounds, […]

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Panthers fall to Southwind Jaguars

The Bartlett Panthers fell to Southwind 70-45 Friday night at home. Bartlett played the 8-2 Jaguars neck and neck in the first quarter but lost momentum in the second, taking a 39-31 deficit into halftime. While the Panthers nearly matched Southwind bucket for bucket in the third period, they were outscored 17-4 in the closing […]

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Bolton wins against FCA

Bolton beat FCA 75-53 on Dec. 16 to improve to 9-2 on the season. The Wildcats trailed 19-17 after the first quarter but put together a strong second quarter to take a 36-32 lead into the half. Bolton put it all together to open the second half, going on a 26-5 run. Trebor Jackson led […]

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