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Daily Archives: June 10, 2016

Bartlett’s ‘reel’ summer fun

  Six a.m. Saturday came bright and early for youthful fishermen and their families in Bartlett, but they were up for the challenge. The city has announced winners from the 2016 Children’s Fishing Rodeo, held 6-9 a.m. at Appling Lake in the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center (U.S. 70 and Appling Road, Bartlett). Overall winners […]

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German immigrant establishes Bartlett family legacy

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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. Frederick (Fred) Ludwig Warner was born Feb. 14, 1835, in Stuttgart, Germany, and as a young man he immigrated to the U.S. and made his way to Memphis. He worked as a merchant and […]

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Bartlett school board honors student, teacher and school achievements

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The May 26 Bartlett school board meeting was a time for honoring student achievements, exemplary teachers seeking to improve their leadership skills, outstanding charitable work and an employee’s creativity that saved the district more than $100,000. Altruria Elementary School was singled out for special recognition for its charitable work, raising funds for St. Jude Children’s […]

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Lifeblood seeks 1,963 blood donations in 1 week during Donor Fest

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During summer months the need for blood remains high but donations often do not. To encourage donors to keep giving blood through the critical summer months, Lifeblood will be holding its seventh annual Donor Fest event June 6-11. Donor Fest is a week-long blood drive blitz, and this year’s goal is to collect more than […]

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Ticket-burning legislator labels traffic camera supporters ‘irresponsible’

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A recent, seemingly anonymous, editorial (one of many across the state) appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel, claiming that my campaign against unmanned photo-enforcement is “irresponsible,” and I would like to take a moment to respond. The editorial claimed that photo-enforcement cameras make our roads safer, and, well, the timing on that statement could not […]

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Disability rights advocates protest ‘Me Before You’ as ‘disability snuff film’

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Disability rights advocates in cities across the U.S. and around the world are protesting the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia of the lead disabled character. Protests already have been held in New York City, Boston and Denver, with more planned in other cities. Me Before You was released on Friday, June 3. Some […]

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Career news for June 9, 2016

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Area citizens have received the following recent professional recognition. Memphis dietitian is tapped for national office Dianne Polly, a registered and licensed dietitian and attorney from Memphis, was recently elected Speaker of the House of Delegates (HOD) for the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In this national role she will lead the profession in deliberating […]

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Business briefs for June 9, 2016

Business Briefs lists up-to-date short stories about the local business world. Back Yard marks Burger Month, reaches for $50K charity goal Local fast-casual burger restaurant Back Yard Burgers held activities all May long in honor of National Burger Month. BYB teamed up with No Kid Hungry and committed to raising $100,000 location-wide for the cause this […]

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Saint Francis-Bartlett earns Gold-Plus cardiology award

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has received the Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award. The honor recognizes the hospital’s implementation of specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. This marks the 7th consecutive year that Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett […]

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Bartlett marks June 6-10 as National Garden Week

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On Monday, Bartlett Mayor A. Keith McDonald issued the following proclamation: “WHEREAS, garden clubs across the United States meet and organize to share their love of gardening with each other and with the community at large through meetings, correspondence and publications. Since their inception, garden clubs have promoted gardening education and related environmental issues to […]

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THP testimony: BPD officer’s speed, other driver’s failure to yield led to fatal crash

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High speed and a victim’s failure to yield were major factors in an officer-involved crash in Bartlett October 2014 that left two citizens dead, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). The data came from a state trooper’s testimony in criminal court last Friday, explaining evidence that Bartlett Police officer Lucas […]

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Feast on the Farm June 17 to support the Agricenter

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MEMPHIS — Join other supporters at Agricenter International June 17 for an evening of farm-to-table fare from the area’s finest chefs. Produce is provided by Agricenter Farmer’s Market vendors. The event will be 7-11 p.m. at the ShowPlace Arena. Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds will support the Agricenter’s free […]

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