At a Glance for Oct. 27, 2016


Exercise the right to cast vote early

Early voting is underway, and people are flocking to the polls. Vote now through Nov. 3 to beat the Election Day crowds. See locations, dates and times online at

Bartlett offers fall festivities, comedy,song workshopping on Oct. 29

Looking for a fun fall festival or Trunk-or-Treat in Bartlett or the surrounding area this weekend? See our listing inside this issue.

“Southern Fried Chicks” is an all-female comedy group coming to the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center Oct. 29 with performances at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. They promise plenty of stories, music, audience participation, singing and dancing. See details and ticket information at

Bartlett’s experienced and would-be songwriters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Singleton Community Center for an informal workshop meeting of the Bartlett Songwriters’ Alliance. See for details.

MLGW invites citizens’questions, discussions on smart meters

mlgw-small-logoIn a Bartlett social media forum, a spokesman for MLGW has offered help in the ongoing discussion about the pros and cons of smart meters.

Senior Communications Specialist Richard Thompson said his office is open to attending homeowner association meetings or gatherings on this topic. Contact him at or (901) 901-528-4557, and see more online at

Smart meters have two-way communication between the meter and the utility. For MLGW, this means automatic daily meter readings, reporting of power outages and tamper alerts as they occur, notification to MLGW of water leaks, and the ability to connect and disconnect electric service remotely.