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Monthly Archives: October 2015

5K and 10K off-road races set for Nov. 8 at Agricenter

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On Nov. 8, the community is invited to join Run the Farm Memphis at Agricenter International. This new 10K and 5K cross-country-styled “off-road” race is designed to encourage nature lovers and health enthusiasts to enjoy the many terrains found on a working farm at Agricenter International. The event is for all ages, with courses passing […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Oct. 19-26, 2015

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for Oct. 19-26. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. […]

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Pumpkin time: Lakeland welcomes its new Halloween Festival

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Rains earlier in the day didn’t dampen spirits for families attending Lakeland’s Halloween Festival on Saturday. The skies cleared, city personnel set up the event in the field behind city hall, and an estimated 250-300 people attended from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m. Hosted by the Lakeland Parks and Recreation Department, the event drew children […]

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LSS closes on middle school land buy

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Lakeland made history on Friday with the school district’s closing on land for school development. Representatives from Lakeland School System and the Jones-Gilliland Group LLC signed final closing documents to complete the purchase and sale of 94 acres of land for $1 million. The site will hold a new Lakeland middle school by August 2018 […]

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Angry father threatens Shelby detective at home

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An outraged Arlington father tracked down the home address of an undercover narcotics officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Saturday to vent his wrath. He reportedly screamed and beat on the door as neighbors peeked out. The man, Jonathan Todd, has since been arrested and charged with threats for purpose of retaliation for past action. […]

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At a Glance for Oct. 29, 2015

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Options abound for area children on Halloween Looking for some trick-or-treat alternatives? See our separate story with details. Lifeblood sets dates for blood drives next week Lifeblood has announced its upcoming Mid-South blood drives for next week. They include: Nov. 1, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 8151 Poplar Ave., Germantown. Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1, Bethlehem Missionary Baptist […]

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Adoptable pets of the week for Oct. 29, 2015

The Bartlett Animal Shelter has cuddly pets of different ages and sizes who are ready to find loving homes. See the photos above for two darlings. Not ready to adopt, but you have a soft spot for animals? The shelter always welcomes your donations: Dry puppy food Dry dog food Dry kitten food Dry cat […]

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IRS phone scammers target vulnerable Mid-South residents

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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning area consumers about a longtime phone scam that is hitting hard in the Memphis area right now. Crooks are targeting taxpayers throughout the Mid-South by calling and telling them that they owe money to the IRS. They threaten the intended victims if they don’t agree to pay up. […]

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Thefts, violence dominate Lakeland crime report

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the first half of September. See next week’s issue for the remainder of September’s incidents. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief […]

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Sen. Alexander: U.S. needs faster approval for medical devices

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MEMPHIS, Oct. 26 — U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Monday that America’s patients need a “breakthrough” in the medical device industry after touring Smith & Nephew, a medical device company in Memphis, Tennessee. “We hear a lot about the negative effects of the medical device tax, but what I’m hearing more from the medical […]

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Legislative updates for Oct. 29, 2015

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Corker says sanctuary cities threaten families U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) spoke out last week after he voted to advance the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (S.2146). The bill would prohibit certain grants being given to sanctuary cities that harbor illegal immigrants, and it would establish prison terms for returning illegal aliens. “I […]

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Bartlett native Craig Sanders tapped for ‘Forty under 40’ honor

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Bartlett native Craig P. Sanders, a partner at the law firm of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC, has been selected as one of the Jackson Sun’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2015. The Jackson Sun and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce have recognized 40 West Tennesseans under the age of 40 who are making […]

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