At a Glance for Jan. 8, 2015

Bartlett police rank nationally for social media

Bartlett police badgeThe Bartlett Police Department (BPD) is ranked sixth nationally among departments its size for the success of its Facebook page, which now hasmore than 18,000 “likes.” (They also have a Twitter feed.)

The ranking came from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the BPD was in the category of departments with 100-249 sworn officers.

Congratulations also to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for ranking sixth among departments with 500+ officers. Their Facebook page now has almost 40,000 “likes.” (They also have a Twitter feed.)

2 local students win statewide for fire posters

arl fire poster winner

Congratulations to two area high school students who earned top honors in their divisions of the state Fire Safety Poster Contest:

  • Holly Tinsley of Bartlett High School (Special Needs Division, Grades 6-12), sponsored by the Bartlett Fire Department.
  • Tate Hill from Arlington High School (10th Grade Division), sponsored by the Arlington Fire Department

Winners will each receive a $50 prize check and a certificate of achievement signed by the governor. See posters online at

Bring pets in from the cold

Remember your pets when the temperatures dip. Their cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet, based on their coats, body fat stores, activity levels, and health.

See cold-weather veterinary tips at