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Monthly Archives: November 2016

ACS urges lawmakers to repeal new school grading system

The Arlington school board passed a resolution at its Nov. 15 meeting, urging state lawmakers to repeal legislation that mandates assigning letter grades to Tennessee schools. Passed in March 2016, House Bill 155 and Senate Bill 300 directed the Tennessee Department of Education to develop a grading system for assigning letter grades A through F […]

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Bartlett school board changes terms of office, meeting location

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The Bartlett school board met briefly Nov. 17 at the high school library to approve policy changes and pass other routine measures. Their actions included: Approving a revised policy on the method and election of school board officers. The purpose is to align elections to the district’s fiscal calendar. Terms will run July 1-July 30, […]

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Distinctive character emerges for Bartlett elementary schools

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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 column on Bartlett schools. The previous columns on Bartlett schools published on Nov. 3 and 17. In 2014-2015 the Tennessee Department of Education named Bartlett City Schools an Exemplary District. […]

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Arlington’s Depot Square sparkles with holiday spirit

Santa hats, wintry scarves and holiday sweatshirts were out in abundance on a nippy Saturday afternoon at Arlington’s popular Christmas on the Square last weekend. The event started at 4 p.m. and drew hundreds. They browsed sheltered booths (including a candy shop and toy store), snapped photos of their children grinning in Santa’s lap, petted […]

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SCSO handles early October incidents in Lakeland

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the first half of October. For later October incidents, see next week’s 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 are […]

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$94K investment is building Bartlett’s retail presence

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Bartlett just paid $24,000 to kick off the city’s third year of a consulting contract designed to rev up the city’s retail growth. The aldermen approved the payment at their Nov. 10 meeting. Birmingham-based Retail Strategies has charged the city a total of $94,000 to date for the three-year project, designed to increase the city’s […]

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Legals for Nov. 24, 2016

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  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet in the City Hall Annex at 6382 Stage on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. for a hearing to consider the following request: Cindy Reaves, SRC Consulting, LLC for 7933 Stage Hills Boulevard, is requesting a variance from the Bartlett Zoning Ordinance […]

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Gotten House holiday event

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Business Briefs for Nov. 24, 2016

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Bartlett-based credit union opens Collierville branch First South Financial Credit Union, based in Bartlett, has announced a 3,950 square-foot Collierville branch opening at 369 S. Byhalia Road. With 16 Mid-South banking center locations, First South’s continued growth has propelled the credit union to become the largest in West Tennessee based on capital. With many of […]

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Shelby County infant death rate reaches historic low

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The Shelby County Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in 2015 was 8.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, the lowest ever recorded in the county. “We have made significant improvements and are encouraged by the decreased rate,” said Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN, director of the Shelby County Health Department. “We will continue to collaborate with all partners; […]

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Lakeland transforms unwanted trees, branches into assets

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Recycling is more than just carefully sorting bottles and cans or returning plastic bags to the store. It’s also about turning waste into something valuable. Lakeland is doing just that with its practice of tree and branch disposal. Martin Perez, Lakeland’s public works supervisor since late June, said he believes in fully using resources. The […]

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$12M in grants to fund Bartlett TCAT campus and hiring project

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Editor’s note: Also see the shorter sidebar article that is a companion to this story, “Local medical device companies have $2.66 billion impact.” Funding zoomed from zero to $12 million within one week to boost training and otherwise support the regional medical device manufacturing sector. Bartlett is at the epicenter of the growth. As part […]

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