At a Glance for May 1, 2014

How to help tornado victims

tornadoWant to offer help to devastated tornado victims in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi?

See this article on for information on some of the reputable charities coordinating donations.

Lakeland claims 2014 Mrs. Tennessee, United States

Congratulations to Lakeland’s Rachael Briley Neudecker, crowned Sunday night as "Mrs. Tennessee, United States" at the West Creek Performing Arts Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. The event included swimsuit and gown competition, as well as a question-and-answer period with judges. She will compete later this year in the national competition in Las Vegas. See this article for more details.

Things you don't want to miss

Look out for these goodies in the Mid-South this weekend:

  • “Movies at the Manor at Davies Manor Plantation in Bartlett, now through October. For details, see
  • Come to Bartlett for the Pickin’ Picnic, a free annual concert to be hosted May 2 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC).
  • Lakeland has set aside May 3 to show civic pride and “clean living.” Join the city’s proud residents for Community Cleanup Day at Winward Slopes Park (located on Beverle Rivera Drive just east of Fire Station No. 1). See this article for details on what items are accepted.
  • For other upcoming events, see our calendar of events.