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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Arlington Tigers have a memorable week

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Bartlett’s Senior Night sees big plays

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Lakeland: More than a one-school wonder

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Lakeland School System is progressing toward that August 4 deadline when the school doors open, and the new superintendent, Dr. Ted Horrell, is confident the district will be ready. Some skeptics have doubted the potential success of a district that currently has just one school. “But the longer I’ve done this, I’m convinced it’s a […]

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett gets safety award

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group. This group is an independent hospital industry watchdog whose Board Members include FedEx Corporation and Memphis Business Group on Health. Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is one of just four hospitals in the Memphis area to receive an “A” grade. The […]

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BPACC awards 2014 ‘Westy’ to Raineys

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Jay Rainey and his late wife, Jeannette, were honored with the 2013 Westendorf Award on March 29 for outstanding contributions to the cultural heritage of Bartlett. As longtime residents of Bartlett, the Raineys lived for 40 years in Cedar Hall and were responsible for adding the grand home to the National Register of Historic Places. […]

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Mock crash at Bolton High School

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Additional photos below provided by Brennan Brown (click each to enlarge).  

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Ex-Bartlett resident designs handmade purses and accessories

Former Bartlett resident Patti Yancey founded her growing handbag and accessories business, Kindred Spirit Style, in her Oakland home some four years ago, after losing her job as the national sales director for a well-known fashion company. Her handmade items and fabric choices are unique, and she is inspired by things that aren’t necessarily meant […]

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Back in Bartlett for May 1, 2014

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35 years ago: May 3, 1979 BHS class of 1929 to hold 1st reunion Plans for the 50th reunion of the Bartlett High School class of 1929 are being made now, the first reunion that group has ever had. The event is to be held at 4 p.m. May 19 at the home of Mr. and […]

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Local teacher, columnist retires pen at age 92

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After 31 years of teaching college students at the University of Memphis, former Fayette County resident Robert McGowan spent another 23 educating local newspaper readers with his always informative weekly columns. Now, at the age of 92, McGowan has decided to retire his dated computer after more than 1,100 consecutive weeks of writing. “I never […]

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Shelby County has free disaster prep training

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Disasters such as earthquakes, major fires, chemical spills, power outages, terrorism, flooding, and inclement weather events can occur with little or no warning. Are you ready to survive?   Learn how you can prepare for all hazards and threats by taking the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, under […]

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Communities get advice on ways to fight crime

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JACKSON, Miss. — Neighborhood safety is often a main concern of homeowners and, unfortunately, even the safest community is susceptible to crime. It’s important to take action with your community to preserve the safety of both your home and neighborhood. These tips from the Mississippi Alarm Association (MAA) can help your community work together to […]

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Bartlett Police reports for April 21-27, 2014

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Note: The regular list of arrest reports will resume next week.

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