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Monthly Archives: August 2015

At a Glance for Aug. 27, 2015

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High school fans get all the info for fall football In this week’s print edition, see all the details you need to enjoy local high school teams’ football seasons this fall in our enclosed Gridiron Glory section — from season outlooks to schedules, rosters and additional information. Bartlett 9th Grade Academy plans book drive Bartlett Academy is hosting […]

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Bartlett Police report for Aug. 17-23, 2015

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for Aug. 17-23, 2015. These are the most notable cases of the week and do not necessarily represent all BPD activities for the time period. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated […]

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Lifeblood urges blood donors to give, relieve severe shortage

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Because of recent patient needs, Lifeblood is in a critical shortage of O-negative and B-negative blood types, according to the company’s website. Donors are encouraged to visit a center or go to a local blood drive as soon as possible. Also be aware that every blood type is important when it comes to maintaining a […]

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Bartlett uses ground game to pound Sheffield

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The high school football season opened with a bang for Bartlett High School. The Panthers ran roughshod over the Sheffield Crusaders, defeating the out-of-town opponent 42-0. Bartlett’s senior running back LaMarcus Young ran all over, and sometimes through, Sheffield defenders, racking up 156 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. Head Coach Jeff McFerran said […]

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Bolton falls to Trojans in season opener

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Love was in the air Friday night in Millington. No it wasn’t a fuzzy feeling or an emotion that filled the Flag City sky as the Bolton Wildcats arrived in town. Despite the buzz from passionate Millington Trojan fans in the Millington Football Stadium stands, the love in the air was the nickname of the […]

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‘Digging for Daddy’ chronicles search for grave

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When two Texas residents called a suburban Chicago cemetery inquiring about their loved one’s remains, the ensuing tale became so compelling, the two wrote a book about it. ary Ilic Hurst and her daughter, Lisa Lopez, residents of Fort Worth, Texas, recently visited Memphis-area locations to promote their new book, “Digging for Daddy: A Promise […]

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Passing the gavel

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Urgent: Roll up sleeve for August, September blood donations

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Because of recent patient needs, Lifeblood is in a critical shortage of O-negative and B-negative blood types, according to the company’s website. Donors are encouraged to visit a center or go to a local blood drive as soon as possible. Also be aware that every blood type is important when it comes to maintaining a […]

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Foster parents needed, training starts Sept. 1

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Youth Villages is looking for caring adults in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties who want to make a difference in the lives of children in need of loving foster homes. Free foster parent training starts Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Youth Villages Office at 5515 Shelby Oaks Dr. in Memphis. Children […]

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20 questions: Mid-South Renaissance Faire

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These are 20 questions designed to help anyone in the Mid-South who’s ever wondered what a ren faire is and where the closest one can be found. As of this month, there’s one right here in Shelby County! 1. What is a Renaissance Faire? A Renaissance Faire is a festival with music, food, and entertainment where […]

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Bartlett High’s Varsity Football Jamboree

Bartlett and Arlington participated in the Varsity Football Jamboree at Bartlett High School on Aug. 14. Other schools participating in the event were Collierville, Houston, Millington and Munford. Bartlett hosted the Collierville Dragons and Arlington played Munford. The Panthers will open their season Friday at 7 p.m. with a home game against Sheffield. The Tigers […]

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Games & booths make big splash at Expo

Lakeland’s families, city leaders and school district administrators flocked to Lakeland Elementary School Saturday to enjoy the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce’s Family Expo. Admission was free, and businesses gave away samples, demos and discounts. Children of city and school leaders also gleefully pitched balls at the dunk tank until their parents took a big dive into […]

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