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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bethel Church opens doors to local voters

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Bartlett beats Arlington 62-60

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Lady Panthers defeat Bolton 61-36

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Arlington freshman makes school history at state wrestling tourney

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Arlington High School wrestler Reed Cannon recently made school history at the TSSAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament by becoming the first-ever freshman and only the second wrestler in Arlington history to achieve a medal in the state tournament. Reed placed sixth in the AAA division, where he wrestled his way into the semifinals from a […]

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Tough German blacksmith, soldier forges Bartlett legacy

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Editor’s note: This series will run weekly throughout 2016 to highlight prominent people, places and events in Bartlett in honor of the city’s 150th anniversary this year. Article edited on March 7, 2016, to add sourcing; see end of article. Nicholas Gotten was born in the year 1832 in Spangdahlen, Germany. We have been able […]

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Legislative updates for Feb. 25, 2016

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TennCare Opt Out program gains Senate support NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution Monday sponsored by Sen. Mark Green, M.D., that encourages Governor Bill Haslam to seek an “appropriate waiver in order to implement the TennCare Opt Out program as a pilot program” based on consumer control and choice of healthcare spending within […]

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Alexander: College students need easier loan forms, lower payments

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Congress should this year help more students attend college by simplifying the “dreaded” FAFSA application for financial aid and by making it easier to lower your loan payments after you graduate, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said on Feb. 17. “It’s never easy to reach compromise on difficult issues, such as how […]

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SCSO reports Lakeland’s early January assaults, swindles, vandalism

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) responded to the following incidents in Lakeland during the first half of January 2016. See next week’s issue for the remainder of January’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 […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Feb. 15-21, 2016

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for the week of Feb. 15-21, 2016. 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 […]

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At-a-Glance for Feb. 25, 2016

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Girl Scouts out selling cookies this weekend Dieters everywhere can tremble — Girl Scout cookies are hitting the streets this Friday. Cookie booths will be sprouting up at most area Kroger grocery store locations, most Wal-Mart Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets, all Mid-South H & R Block locations, Hollywood Feed stores, Petco stores, Huey’s Restaurants, the […]

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UPDATED: Police ID body found Monday in a Bartlett back yard

An MLG&W worker trying to locate a gas leak in Bartlett Monday came across an unresponsive white male lying in the back yard of 7960 Terry Franklin Drive. On Wednesday, Bartlett Police identified the man as Jeremy Bryant, 25. He was the homeowner at that address. Additional details are not yet available. Police and fire officers […]

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Beards for Bartlett

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Toss the razor, buy a button & celebrate city’s birthday! From debonaire to scruffy, facial hair of all types will show up in Bartlett this year. For the city’s 150th anniversary, some are opting to put their razors aside for a while and grow their whiskers, Bartlett style, in honor of the city’s 150th birthday […]

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