Readers’ Choice winners earn warm praise
Bartlett knows how to say “Thank you!” to its finest businesses, industries, services and people. In this week’s issue, see your list of winners in the 2016 Readers’ Choice awards, including feature stories for honorees in the overall categories.
Krystal opens Lakeland location
The grand opening of the new Krystal in Lakeland is this Saturday, Aug. 13, kicking off at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The restaurant is located at 9986 U.S. 64.
BPD warns of two indecent exposures
The Bartlett Police Department’s report this week lists two separate incidents of men deliberately and publicly exposing their genitals in front of two women and a child in the city. See details inside this week’s issue.
Shelby Co. warns: 4th case of Zika found in travelers
It’s confirmed; the Shelby County Health Department reports the fourth case of Zika virus disease in Shelby County. The patient traveled to one of the affected areas and is currently symptomatic.
At this time, Zika cases in Shelby County are the result of travelers returning from countries where Zika is prevalent. Except in pregnant women, Zika virus is almost always a very mild illness and for most people testing is not necessary. Approximately 80 percent of those infected never show symptoms of the disease while approximately 20 percent show only mild symptoms. There is no vaccine to prevent infection and no specific antiviral treatment.
There have been increased cases of microcephaly possibly associated with Zika virus infections of pregnant women. For more information on current cases, prevention and more, go to cdc.gov/zika.