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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Workers’ comp decision relieves Bartlett employees

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City of Bartlett employees will not face a one-third reduction of their worker’s compensation wage benefits this year, the mayor and aldermen decided at a packed July 22 meeting. The cost-savings measure was on the agenda to help manage this year’s dramatically higher workers’ compensation premiums. But in the face of strong community resistance, Bartlett’s […]

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Bartlett school board shows off new academy, approves ILAs, sets policies, preps for first year

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After a well-attended open house for the Bartlett 9th Grade Academy on July 24, the Bartlett City Schools board met to tie up loose ends on transportation, interlocal agreements (ILAs) with other districts, computer leasing and multiple district policies. The board authorized superintendent David Stephens to negotiate the final details of a contract with the […]

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At a Glance for July 31, 2014

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Galilee owner’s trial bumped to Sept. 22. Galilee Memorial Gardens owner Jemar Lambert has a new trial date of Sept. 22 in Shelby County Criminal Court, rescheduled from Aug. 25 to avoid conflicts with the Labor Day weekend. Lambert, who remains in jail without bond, is facing the first charge (theft of property over $60,000) […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 21-27, 2014

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  The Bartlett Police Department reported the following activities for July 21-27. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and values are estimated for thefts and damages. These are brief summaries of more detailed reports. July 21 Bright Star Lane (burglary): Responded around 4:05 a.m. July 21 to Bright Star […]

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Home invasion alarms Lakeland woman July 23

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A Lakeland woman faced an armed intruder during a July 23 home invasion. She entered her home on the 4200 block of Lock Meade Drive just before 5 p.m. and heard an alarm chime, indicating an opened door. She told Shelby County Sheriff’s detectives that a suspect approached her, pushed her to the ground, brandished […]

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Decision against TNVA is criticized

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The Center for Education Reform strongly condemns the recent directive by the Tennessee Education Commissioner to un-enroll 626 students from the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), denying them their school choice rights. “It’s an outrage that these 626 legally enrolled students are now being forcefully turned away, just two weeks before the start of the school […]

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Collegiate Corner for July 31, 2014

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Universities and colleges have released their lists of Shelby County students who earned degrees and those who have received scholarships and awards. Graduates Union University: Charita L. Atkins of Bartlett was one of the 630 students who received degrees in the spring commencement ceremony at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. She graduated with a Master […]

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BPACC single-event tickets go on sale Friday

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As it prepares to begin its 16th season, the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) will start selling single tickets to all 2014-2015 performances at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 1. The lineup includes big-name musicians like Dave Mason and Kenny Loggins, who joins Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr in a two-night performance of the band, […]

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Republican rally with Haslam slated for Aug. 4

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The public is invited to the Northeast Shelby Republican Club’s “Red to the Roots Rally” with Tennessee governor Bill Haslam on Aug. 4. The event will be 4-7 p.m. Monday in W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett. Ice cream will be served at 4 p.m. The event is being hosted by Becky and David Parsons. Parsons […]

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Musical ‘Job’ opens in Bartlett on July 25

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Bartlett fans of live musicals and inspirational messages will have a special opportunity this Friday. The original musical, “Job: The Now Testament,” will be performed at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bartlett at 7:30 p.m. July 25. Written by Memphis resident John Angotti, the show focuses on Aaron, a main character who suffers greatly in […]

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Legals for July 24, 2014

City of Bartlett City Owned & Seized AssetsInternet Auction www.govdeals.com Thursday July 24th – Monday August 4th Toshiba 61’ Color Projection TV Sperry Top-Sider Shoes

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Collegiate Corner for July 24, 2014

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Colleges and universities hav released their lists of area students who graduated this spring. Union University: Charita L. Atkins of Bartlett was one of the 630 students who received degrees in the spring commencement ceremony at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Education degree in education. The University […]

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