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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bartlett Touchdown Club hosts first golf tournament

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The Bartlett Touchdown Club’s first ever fundraising golf tournament was a much needed success both monetarily and in raising interest in the program. The event, held Saturday at Quail Ridge Golf Club, sported 24 four-man teams and raised $3,500. Alan MacFerran, the Touchdown Club’s president, was excited about the tournament’s success, but believes that it’s […]

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Grizzlies campers get coach’s advice

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Bartlett residents take top honors at world martial arts competition

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Last weekend, some students representing Bartlett ATA Martial Arts traveled to Little Rock, Ark., to represent the city in the ATA’s World Championships competition. With over 1,300 competitors from as far away as South Africa vying for the coveted title of world champion, three Bartlett residents rose to the top and separated themselves from the […]

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At a Glance for July 30, 2015

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  Time to shop, plan and get ready for school Learn more about the upcoming sales tax holiday, special back-to-school sales, and what families and students need to know for the 2015-16 school year. See our Back-to-School tips in Section B! Bartlett sets 2 crime-fighting evenings This year, residents of Bartlett will again have two opportunities to […]

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USO, hotel chain, volunteers build care packages for military

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The United Service Organizations (USO) and more than 30 team members from Homewood Suites by Hilton in Memphis teamed up on a project to honor U.S. veterans on Friday. They put together 500 travel-themed care packages for the U.S. military and their families. The “Make a Travel Moment” campaign will distribute the packages at five […]

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Lakeland board cuts third from chamber’s funding

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One of cinema’s most recognizable lines, a quotation from Cool Hand Luke, was applicable during tense discussions between the Lakeland Board of Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce. “What we got here is failure to communicate” ranks as the 11th best quotation in film history, according to the American Film Institute. But it ranks as the […]

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Lakeland-Arlington school agreement: No talks until current one terminated

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At multiple Lakeland city and school board meetings, citizens who resist the $20 million funding of the proposed middle school have asked that leaders of Lakeland and Arlington’s school districts hammer out the details of a longer-term interlocal agreement. Such an agreement would have Arlington continuing to educate Lakeland’s high school students for the foreseeable […]

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Father and son look back over 10 years of automotive shop

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While a local automotive business approaches a milestone anniversary, it’s been the relationship between the father and son duo that helped it grow. Christian Brother’s Automotive will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its Bartlett location in October. Scott Few, the shop’s owner, has been with CBA all 10 years and doesn’t see himself quitting the […]

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New church blesses area at gas station

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Twenty cents off every gallon of gas is one way to make a great first impression. At least one church hopes so. Members of New Season Church, a new church that currently meets at Bolton High School, introduced themselves to their community by offering inexpensive gasoline and free bottled water. The church members not only […]

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Brenda Gray Kilp Bowien

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BARTLETT, Tenn. — Brenda Gray Kilp Bowien, 71, of Bartlett, Tenn., passed away on July 27, 2015, after a long illness. She was retired from the Bartlett Police Department. Mrs. Bowien is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Teresa Gray of Bartlett; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and David Hamby of Marion, Ark.; and […]

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Sen. Norris: State’s ranking on child well-being ‘unacceptable’

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NASHVILLE — Following the release of a report ranking Tennessee 36th in overall child well-being last week, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) called on his legislative colleagues and the Haslam Administration to focus more effectively on the needs of the state’s youth. The Annie E. Casey Foundation last week issued a report ranking states […]

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Senators introduce Employee Rights Act

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Washington, D.C. — Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate as well as a member and former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Employee Rights Act in the United States Senate on Monday, alongside the sponsor of the House companion bill, Rep. Tom […]

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