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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bolton falls 13-0 to Cordova Wolves

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Arlington shuts out Kingsbury 42-0 at home

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Trojans down Panthers in foul-plagued game

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Every Friday night, three teams take to a high school football field. Usually the crew in black and white goes unnoticed. But in last Friday’s game in Millington, the officials were the talk in the stands of the Millington Trojan faithful and Bartlett Panther fans. With a minute and 21 seconds remaining, Bartlett Head Coach […]

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Bartlett High DECA to flash fashion for charity

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Fashion fans and charity lovers will get a kick from an Oct. 2 event. The Bartlett High School’s DECA chapter will host its annual fashion show at the school’s auditorium. The theme: “Moment for Life.” Organizers say to think “youth” and “individuality.” All donations at the event will go to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Sept. 15-21, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported the following incidents for Sept. 15-21. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of detailed BPD reports. Sept. 15 Shira Drive (theft): Responded around 1:29 p.m. Sept. 15 […]

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Beyond his appointed rounds: Postal carrier keeps an eye on older citizens

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Although email, texting, tweeting and posting on social media all offer instant communication today, the U.S. Postal Service continues to deliver cards, invitations and packages to our doors six days a week. Some postal carriers deliver something more in the form of a wave, a friendly hello and sometimes a helping hand to those in […]

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Lakeland crime report released for August

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Aug. 1 U.S. 64 (embezzlement): A former employee is suspected of stealing $1,210 from the safe at Dunkin’ Donuts (8984 U.S. 64), the store’s district manager reported on Aug. 1. The employee was being fired around 9:30 a.m. on July 30 and he left despite being advised not to leave the office until the safe’s […]

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At a Glance for Sept. 25, 2014

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Bartlett festival welcomes all this weekend Come to the 2014 Bartlett Festival and Car Show for the views of gleaming cars and tethered rides on hot air balloons, and stay to enjoy the soaring music, kiddie rides, barbecue contest and those irresistible funnel cakes. See our special section in this issue for all the details, […]

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Preventing shutdown was the right choice

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Congress has a responsibility to both keep our government running and keep the American people safe. I am pleased that many on both sides of the aisle came together this week (Sept. 14-20) to pass H.J.Res.124, which prevents yet another government shutdown and shows our support for President Obama’s plan to degrade and ultimately destroy […]

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Century Farm program honors ag heritage

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A few weeks back, I was invited to speak at the Wilson County Fair Century Farm Luncheon. It was a grand day for a visit to one of Tennessee’s top county fairs and a chance to celebrate the Century Farm Program. Government-related guests at the event brought to mind an old story about my Uncle […]

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Trust doctors and patients to make abortion choices

Dear Editor, Pregnancy always poses some health risks for women. Even young and otherwise healthy women can develop serious, sometimes life-threatening complications during pregnancy. Women and their families have to make difficult decisions when complications threaten a woman’s health or when a fetus has a tragic congenital defect incompatible with life. The last thing that […]

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School shooting threat alarms Arlington High

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“Im shooting up the skool sep 22, 2014 good luk.” Words to chill the heart of any parent or student. About half of Arlington High’s students missed classes Monday out of fears of a school shooting based on that threat, scrawled on an AHS bathroom wall an estimated seven to 10 days previously. The threat […]

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