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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Board OKs soccer field purchase

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[Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of the story and includes additional approved School Support Organizations, a corrected amount for the soccer fields purchase and the addition of a student’s name for a reading honor.] The Bartlett school board approved the $315,000 purchase of soccer fields from the Bartlett United Methodist Church at the board’s […]

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At-a-Glance for Sept. 29, 2016

Grab your guidebook to this weekend’s Bartlett Festival All the cool people will be at this weekend’s Bartlett Festival, and all the rest of us should show up too for fun on Sept. 30 through Oct. 1. It’s a good time to smell the barbecue, take a whirl on carnival rides, get the thrill of […]

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Bartlett Homecoming Week

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Car burglaries dominate Arlington’s August SCSO report

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Arlington during the latter half of August. For earlier August incidents, see the Sept. 22 issue of The Bartlett Express. 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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Lifeblood announces dates for October blood drives

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You can save lives, one pint at a time. It’s a fact: 90 percent of us will need blood before age 70, but less than 10 percent of the general population actually donates blood. The need for blood in the Mid-South is pressing and constant. Lifeblood’s donors provide 60 percent of the blood used by […]

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Arlington holds off late Dragon run to win 35-28

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Coming or going, Arlington High School football players don’t miss the sign. Posted inside the entrance of the field house is a message that gives directions: “Priorities. Your Faith, Family, School Work, Football, Everything Else.” Head Coach Adam Sykes put up the sign this past summer. “It’s something that we had in our weight room […]

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Part 8: Former Bolton teacher succumbs to brain cancer

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in the “Learning to Live Again” series about the former Bolton High School yearbook sponsor and Millington resident diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in April 2013. Dianne Young’s story The Bartlett Express and Dianne Young’s supporters have followed her progress since her diagnosis. Part 1: […]

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AHS vs. White Station

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The Maze: Spooky, lush, corny

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Photos by John Collins The labyrinth of the Mid-South Maze at Agricenter International (7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis) attracts people like the Victor family, above, during daylight hours. After dark, it draws teens/adults who don’t mind being scared out of their wits in the “haunted” version. Admission ranges from $5 to $12. An aerial view of the […]

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Thousands work to spread joy one rock at a time

Cartoon and children’s literary characters. Sports team logos, animals and insects. Hearts, rainbows and hot air balloons. Inspirational messages, Bible verses or even just one simple word like “Love” or “Family.” Tiny masterpieces are popping up all over Shelby County and can be found in the simplest of places —on small rocks. 901 Rocks! is […]

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Legals for Sept. 22, 2016

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City of Bartlett Public Works Solid Waste Division Recycling Attendant Part-time Salary $8.06 per hour This is a part-time position without benefits. Will work approximately 25 hours per week. Will assist people with recycling at drop off centers. Wil travel to other unmanned drop off centers to inspect and clean area. Will perform outside grounds […]

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True friends comprise Bartlett library support group

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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. This is the third in a group of articles about the Bartlett Library. For decades a group of citizens has existed in some form to ensure the growth and welfare of the Bartlett Library […]

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