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Monthly Archives: May 2014

‘Cycle the Greenway’ rolls out on June 7

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“Cycle the Greenway,” the Wolf River Conservancy’s annual bicycle ride, will be held on 7 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7 . Event parking and the bike ride’s start will be at Walnut Grove Road and Humphreys Boulevard in the Boyle parking lot. Registration is $45, and walk-in registration will be available at the event. There will be three […]

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Library to launch summer reading program

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MEMPHIS — The Memphis Public Library and Information Center (MLIC) will launch its new and expanded Summer Reading program, “Explore Memphis,” on June 2. Customers of all ages can participate. Explore Memphis will operate June 2-July 25 at all Memphis Public Library locations. The program will offer customers a chance to explore their interests while […]

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Local Plato’s Closet owner wins award

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CORDOVA — The owner of the Cordova-area Plato’s Closet was honored with the Sales Excellence Award at the company’s annual conference, held April 30-May 3 in Anaheim, Calif. The honoree was Brown Dudley from the location at 2200 N Germantown Pkwy, Ste 17 (as well as the Plato’s Closet at 4760 Poplar Ave., Memphis). Plato’s Closet locations are resale stores […]

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Prepare for St. Jude Classic with spectator tips

Photo source: Flickr.com; some rights reserved; 1, 2, 3, 4.     MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Spectators enjoying the FedEx St. Jude Classic now have the advantage of the following helpful tips on getting the most out of this major golf tournament, quickly approaching on June 2-8. The advice comes courtesy of TPC Southwind, host for the tourney and the […]

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Food bank to give USDA commodities June 2-6

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Mid-South Food Bank has announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed to eligible area residents for Memphis and Shelby County on June 2-6. Monday, June 2                                   For people in ZIP code 38108: 8:12 a.m. at Corinthian MB […]

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Legals for May 29, 2014

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City of Bartlett NOTICE OF INTENT TO EXCEED CERTIFIED TAX RECAPTURE RATE The City of Bartlett will conduct a public hearing on June 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., on the city’s intent to exceed the certified property tax recapture rate. The recapture rate recoups the (to date) unutilized portion of an appeals allowance included in […]

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Bartlett man appointed to appellate courts

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The Tennessee Supreme Court has named James M. Hivner of Bartlett as the Clerk of the Appellate Courts. Hivner, 47, is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Shelby County Chancery Court. He will be replacing Mike Catalano, who is retiring in early June after more than 10 years as clerk. Hivner will take office on […]

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Saint Francis to celebrate 10 years of service

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett will be celebrating a decade of health care with fun activities that are open to the public. On Saturday, May 31, the hospital will host a free community carnival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attractions will include rides, games, music and other activities for the entire family. A food truck rodeo will […]

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Dairy numbers: Short, but ‘udderly’ vital

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With National Dairy Month quickly approaching in June, let’s honor the contributions of our dairy farmers who look after our good health and provide us with fresh, wholesome dairy products. The industry has generated billions of dollars for our state’s economy for years and continues to do so even though the number of dairy farms […]

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Bartlett Police reports for May 19-25, 2014

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  The Bartlett Police Department reported the following incidents for May 19-25. May 19 Silverwood: Responded at 1:23 p.m. on May 19 to Silverwood regarding a burglary complaint. The house is under construction, and someone entered through an unlocked door to steal a Whirlpool dishwasher valued at $350. n Court: Responded around 5:53 p.m. to […]

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Lakeland school board projects growth needs

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Lakeland’s school board is looking ahead to when — not if — it will need to build either a combined junior/high school or separate facilities. The district is now getting land costs for its projections. At a special-called meeting on May 20, the superintendent led the board through a discussion of different futures. Then the board unanimously […]

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LSS board OKs benefits, discusses budget

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At the May 22 meeting, the Lakeland School System (LSS) board approved an employee benefits package and discussed budget amendments. Benefits The board reviewed the employee benefits package before approving the superintendent’s motion for the executive committee to execute contracts. The package is better coverage than Shelby County teachers currently receive, and it’s at a […]

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