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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hopkins to lead Briarcrest baseball program

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On Monday, Briarcrest Christian School hired a first-time varsity head baseball coach who has made it clear he wants to build a program the right way. Craig Hopkins will take over Briarcrest’s baseball program, filling the interim position held by Brian Stewart, head football coach for the Saints, since October. “I am unbelievably excited,” he […]

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June car show honors, helps transplant recipients

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A vehicle show and fundraiser on Saturday honored the memory of Daniel Brooks, a double-lung recipient from Arlington who died in February 2013. It also raised $500 for selected transplant recipients. Organizers estimated that 140 people showed to view the 16 vehicles on display. The event, now in its fifth year, was the Antique Car, […]

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Local contestant among Miss Tenn. finalists

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JACKSON, Tenn. — What surprised Hannah Robison most about competing in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant? “Winning. Absolutely. I was so shocked. I couldn’t believe I won talent, then I couldn’t believe that I won swimsuit and it hasn’t sunk in that I won Miss Tennessee,” said Robison, after being crowned on Saturday at the […]

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Bartlett schools poised to extend superintendent’s contract to 2019

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Bartlett’s school board showed no dissent on June 18 as members briefly discussed extending the superintendent’s contract during their monthly work session. If approved at the June 25 business meeting, David Stephen’s contract will be extended through the 2018-19 school year and keep him at the same $160,000 annual salary. Boards discuss business during work […]

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Bartlett families ready for sloshes, giggles at Splash Pad

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Hot summer days just turned cooler for Bartlett’s children. The Bartlett Recreation Center Splash Pad will open for business this Saturday. Up to 125 children can enjoy the colorful fixtures and the cool spray, drip and slosh of water. Splash parks are regarded as lower risks for drowning because there is no standing water. Operating […]

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At a Glance for June 25, 2015

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Readers’ Choice ballot is ready for your vote Each year, our readers select their favorite businesses, industries and personnel in Bartlett. Voting is open through July 17 for the 2015 Reachers’ Choice Awards. See the paper ballot in printed issues or vote online at http://bartlett-express.com/vote-now-readers-choice-2015/. See the winners in the Aug. 6 issue. July 1 […]

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Free class explains benefits of rain gardens

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Mary Wilder, a Master Gardener with the University of Tennessee Shelby County Extension Service since 2009, will lead a class on June 30 at the Germantown Community Library (1925 Exeter Road, Germantown, TN 3813) at 6:30 p.m. about rain gardens. Rain gardens are designed to reduce water pollution and storm water runoff from roofs, driveways, […]

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Legislative round-up for June 25, 2015

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Time to remove a symbol of racism In addition to WalMart’s ban this week on Confederate flag sales, three area legislators have come out against the banner in the wake of the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Monday, “It is up to the people […]

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First burglary in 30 years doesn’t spoil a good day

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It only took 30 years. That’s how long I’ve been living in my home. That’s how long I’ve lived in Bartlett. In that time my wife and I have raised four children and several dogs. We’ve survived countless storms and straight-line winds. Our house burned and was then rebuilt. Three decades of love, laughter, a […]

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Vet proclaims readiness of U.S. military

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Dear editor, In 1917 and 1942 when our young men and women went off to war, they were told it was “a war to end all wars” and “a war to make the world safe for democracy.” Well, here we are 97 years later and we have less of a democracy now than we had […]

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Collegiate Corner for June 25, 2015

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Colleges and universities have released the latest information on academic honors and graduations for Mid-South students. Honors Christina Thomas of Arlington has been named to the spring 2015 dean’s list for Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Eligible students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and […]

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Arlington teacher earns regional honor

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An Arlington educator is among the finalists recently announced for the Tennessee Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year program. Tonya Hawkins, fourth-grade teacher at Arlington Elementary School was the finalist for the Shelby/Municipals region in West Tennessee. The Teacher of the Year program honors outstanding teachers who enrich the lives of Tennessee children and […]

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