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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bartlett Police reports for Sept. 21-28, 2015

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents from Sept. 21 through 27. 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 […]

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Bartlett man reportedly beat wife, texted violent photos to his son

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A man flagged down a Bartlett Police officer around 2 a.m. Sept. 22 at McDonald’s to report his stepmother’s injuries. He showed the officer a photo that his father had texted around 11 p.m. on Sept. 21, showing the woman with severe facial trauma. He said his father confessed to the violence in another message. […]

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Flowers, balloons bring joy Saturday to local survivors of ovarian cancer

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Survivors of ovarian cancer gathered at Debbie’s Flowers on Saturday morning to receive a gift of a teal orchid and celebrate life with a colorful balloon release. The popular Ovarian Cancer Awareness Walk was cancelled for 2015, but shop owner Debbie Ellis wanted the survivors know they are always valued and celebrated. She began the […]

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Local Beta Sigma Phi chapter gathers school supplies for girls at Youth Villages

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The Laureate Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently delivered school supplies to the Swan Cottage for girls on the Bartlett campus of Youth Villages. With only 10 members, the chapter was able to collect an assortment of supplies for the girls to use for a long time. This chapter has worked with the Swan […]

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Bartlett awards $45,200 design contract for city hall renovations

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Bartlett City Hall’s planned renovations will make it easier for citizens to follow discussions in public meetings and will improve the look and function of the lobby, mayor’s office and adjacent areas. The $45,200 design contract was awarded at the board’s Sept. 22 business meeting. No date has been set yet for the actual construction […]

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Legislative Round-up for Oct. 1, 2015

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Senators rally effort for housing finance reform U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) was joined by Senate colleagues Mark Warner (D-Va.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), all members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, in September to reintroduce legislation to spur substantive and structural housing finance reform. The “Jumpstart GSE Reform […]

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No Senate filibuster? Kiss Tenn. right-to-work law goodbye

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Republicans who want to abolish the filibuster in the U.S. Senate are Republicans with short memories. The Senate’s 226-year tradition of extended debate was created to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority, and for the last 70 years, most of the time Republicans have been the minority needing that protection. Since World […]

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2015 Bartlett Festival ushers in fall fun

An overcast sky and a light fall breeze made weather just right for thousands of visitors at last weekend’s Bartlett Festival and Car Show. The event drew guests to enjoy the midway carnival rides, arts and crafts, a cooking competition, a classic car show, a children’s area, a petting zoo, a climbing wall, bungee jumping, […]

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Events Round-up for Oct. 1, 2015

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Poetry, charity unite on Oct. 17 The Spartan City Poetry Club will host the Poetry Pantry SLAM Fall Food Drive 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 17. This free event will be held at the Cordova Branch Library, 8457 Trinity Road, in Large Meeting Room A. Help the club slam the door on hunger by attending this […]

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Legislative round-up for Sept. 24, 2015

Sen. Alexander: Don’t ban the useful filibuster WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Monday that “Republicans who want to abolish the filibuster in the United States Senate are Republicans with short memories.” The senator, a former chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, said, “The Senate’s 226-year tradition of extended debate was created to protect the […]

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Collegiate Corner for Sept. 24, 2015

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The University of Memphis awarded 642 degrees during commencement Aug. 8, including the following area students from Arlington, Bartlett and Lakeland. Arlington Rachel Akin, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems Eduardo Argote, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing Spencer Barron, Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management Terrence Brittenum, Doctor of Education […]

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Senators demand Job Corps safety improvements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and employment and workplace safety subcommittee chairman Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on Sept. 18 called for the Department of Labor (DOL) to resolve safety failures in its Job Corps program, after two students were murdered in separate attacks at Job Corps centers this year. The […]

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