At a Glance for Aug. 13, 2015


Winners named in reader poll on best of Bartlett

Bartlett reveals its best and brightest, according to our readers votes, in the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. See the stories and photos in this issue!

LSS on brink of signing school land contracts

Lakeland School System Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell told the school board Monday that contract negotiations to purchase land for the middle school are nearly complete. The board set a special-called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at Lakeland City Hall for action.

Breakfast set for Aug. 13 to honor astronaut

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South (the regional council) is among the hosts of a reception for a former astronaut on Aug. 13. They are helping to host the event for Leland Melvin 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hutchison School’s Weiner Theater, 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis. Girl Scouts will also be the spotlight charity at a breakfast featuring Melvin on Aug. 14 at the Germantown Performing Arts Center.

Melvin is the only person to have played professional football and flown in space. For more information about the reception, contact Jeremy Park at (901) 321-1020 or