At a Glance for Aug. 6, 2015


Tax-free buys get children set for school year

It’s hard to believe that the 2015-16 school year starts on Monday. Are you ready?

The state’s annual tax-free weekend is a great chance to stock up on some bargains. The tax break will last from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 7 through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 9.

Items that qualify include clothes purchases of $100 or less, school supplies of $100 or less, and computers of $1,500 or less. See details and restrictions online at


New Neighbors Coffee promotes service and fun

Bartlett residents are welcome to participate in the monthly New Neighbors Coffee. New Neighbors is a nonprofit organization of neighbors meeting neighbors through social activities and community service.

For August, the coffee will be 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at the home of Denise Leyes. The event is always on the second Thursday of each month. For details or to join, call Julia Williams at (901) 626-3649.


Readers’ Choice 2015 picks are ready for Aug. 13

Boy, do we have some winners for you! Watch for next week’s edition of The Bartlett Express when we reveal the Man and Woman of the Year and your top choices in all the retail, industrial and individual employee categories.