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Daily Archives: June 3, 2016

Bartlett accepts bids, says farewell to personnel director

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At the May 24 Bartlett city board meeting, the mayor and alderman said goodbye to a veteran employee, held a public hearing on a city judge’s salary and approved multiple bids for work at the Bartlett Soccer Park, Fletcher Creek near Appling Road, renovation at the animal shelter, and other locations. Farewell to Peter Voss […]

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We remember: Bartlett honors fallen military veterans

Veterans, their families, city leaders, active military personnel and other citizens gathered for the annual ceremony at Veterans Park in Bartlett Monday to mark Memorial Day. It is the only holiday solely dedicated to those who gave their lives in American military service. We honor and remember those who did not come home. (Editor’s note: […]

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Dozens of local athletes participate in All-Star game

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USA Baseball Stadium in Millington hosted the fifth annual AutoZone Shelby County All-Star Baseball Game on Tuesday. “This is a great way for these graduating players to be recognized for their success on the baseball field,” said Johnny Ray of USA Stadium. “They will compete against the best players in the county, and what better […]

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Bartlett Police report for May 23-29, 2016

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for the period of May 23-29, 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 June 2, 2016

Bartlett to air free movie in park June 3 Friday night will put movie lovers back in W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett for a free viewing of “Hotel Transylvania 2” on an outdoor screen at sunset. The movie is part of the city’s popular Movies in the Park series. The season will end later this […]

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Bartlett’s embattled charter abolished multiple times

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Editor’s note: This series will run weekly throughout 2016 to highlight Bartlett’s history in honor of its 150th anniversary this year. In its early days, Bartlett had several saloons or grog shops. Late in January 1885 several of the town matrons convened to state their intense dislike of the whiskey trade and expressed a desire […]

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SCSO handles April crimes in Lakeland

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled the following incidents in Lakeland during April. 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 summaries of detailed SCSO reports. April 4 Canada Road (misdemeanor vandalism) Someone drove ruts […]

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MLGW publishes imperfect, dated info on lead water pipes as a start

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Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is providing online access to a recently-discovered 16-year-old database of early water service line records that was found in its archives. The records, announced on Friday, May 27, indicate the possible location and composition of some water service lines. Out of approximately 288,000 water service line records included in […]

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BBB warns of 250+ complaints for JustFly.com travel agency

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The Better Business Bureau is once again warning consumers about JustFly.com, an online travel agency that has racked up more than 250 customer complaints with BBB, earning it an F rating and generating an investigation by “The Haggler” that appeared in the May 22 edition of the New York Times. This is BBB’s second warning […]

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Business briefs for June 2, 2016

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Home dialysis center opened Satellite Healthcare, a leading national not-for-profit and the sixth largest provider of patient-centered dialysis and kidney disease services, has announced the opening of Satellite WellBound of Memphis, its first home dialysis center in Tennessee. The opening comes on the heels of the organization’s March opening of an in-center dialysis clinic in […]

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Got a traffic camera ticket? Read your rights on the citation

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Law enforcement spokesmen have this advice: Be cautious if following the example of a Tennessee state legislator, at least when it comes to certain traffic tickets. Rep. Andy Holt (R-District 76) made headlines on May 25 when he posted a Facebook video of himself burning his own ticket that was based on an automated traffic […]

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D.A.R.E. essay winners announced

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Recent student winners have been announced for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) essay competition. They include the following students at St. Ann Catholic School and Rivercrest Elementary School, both in Bartlett (see photo captions below). D.A.R.E. was first established in the City of Bartlett in 1992 in response to the drug-related deaths of three […]

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