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Daily Archives: June 30, 2016

Star-Spangled Arlington

Saturday’s Star Spangled Spectacular in Arlington on Saturday night drew hundreds of families and friends for an early celebration of July 4th. The event was held at the Arlington Sports Complex on Memphis-Arlington Road with a kick-off at 6 p.m. and fireworks starting around 9:15 p.m. Featured attractions included live music by the Eric Hughes Band, family […]

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Legals for June 30, 2016

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CORRECTION City of Bartlett NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING There was a typo in last week’s notices. The Bartlett Planning Commission will consider those requests at the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 (not Monday, July 5th, 2016) at 7:00 p.m. at Bartlett City Hall in the Council Assembly Chamber.

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Bartlett’s July 4 party to boast music, fireworks, family fun

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A sky full of splendor is worth a trip to the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center in Bartlett on Monday night. The public is invited to the city’s Star Spangled Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4. Events kick off at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:10 p.m. Attractions will include music, a car display, children’s activities, […]

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At-A-Glance for June 30, 2016

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Vote for your Bartlett favorites Don’t forget to vote now for your favorite Bartlett retail shops, restaurants, city personnel and more in the 2016 Readers’ Choice survey. Go to bartlett-express.com/vote-now-readers-choice-2016/ or use the printed ballot in this week’s print edition. Voting will be open through July 15, with results in our Aug. 4 issue. Vietnam […]

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Old recipes reflect a different kind of cooking

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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. Recipes today have very precise measurements, baking times and ways of serving them. One hundred and fifty years ago, when Bartlett was founded, it was quite different. Most women learned to cook from their mothers […]

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Lifeblood issues emergency appeal for donations of all blood types

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Plummeting blood donations since the Memorial Day holiday forced Lifeblood on June 23 to issue an emergency appeal for all blood types, especially all Rh negative types: A-negative, B-negative, AB-negative and O-negative. As the community blood provider for this area and stewards of the community blood supply, maintaining an adequate supply of […]

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‘A Day in the Life’: K-9 officer backs up patrol units with trained canine

Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional story series about “A Day in the Life” of city and county professionals. A sliver of sunset spills across the gear of Bartlett police officer Christian Schaumburg as he and his three-year-old K-9, Ali, prepare for their night shift. The German shepherd mix wags his tail in […]

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Lakeland OKs internal control manuals for city, school district

At a special-called meeting Monday, the Lakeland mayor and city board approved two new documents — separate internal control manuals for the city and the school district. The documents meet a requirement by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury with a June 30 deadline. The purpose is to formalize the best practices used by the […]

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50th anniversary: The Campbells

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Tommy and Jimmie Campbell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 26, with family on a Caribbean cruise, where they will renew their vows.

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Bartlett board welcomes newly sworn-in director of personnel

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Ted Archdeacon, Bartlett’s new director of personnel, was sworn in at the May 24 city board meeting. Archdeacon is a graduate of Millington High School and the University of Memphis, where he obtained a bachelor of business administration in general management. He was the senior manager of human resources for Brother Industries from 1991 through […]

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Patriotism is year-round, not just a seasonal nod to history

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The upcoming July 4th holiday marks the conclusion of a month-long celebration of America and 240 years of independence. But it really should mark the beginning, not the end, of our celebration — of the renewed dedication it takes to fortify freedom and democracy daily. Under various Congressional resolutions, the people of the United States have been […]

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Legislative & court updates for June 30, 2016

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Immigration: U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said June 23 that he supports the 4-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on immigration. The decision affirmed an appeals court ruling that blocks President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. “I strongly oppose President Obama’s unilateral actions, which effectively changed immigration laws without going through Congress, and I […]

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