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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Bridal section advertising opportunity

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Legals for Dec. 29, 2016

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet in the City Hall Annex, Large Conference Room, 6382 Stage Road, on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. for a hearing to consider the following request: John McNatt, Contractor, is requesting a variance for an accessory building for owners of property at 8421 […]

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A spirit of charity helps single mom through the holiday

Many people find that the charitable urge tugs at their hearts a little stronger around Christmas. Because of a death in the family, one Bartlett police officer wasn’t available to participate this year in the Fraternal Order of Police’s usual Christmas shopping trip for children in need or other charitable works of the season. But […]

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Governments spell out options to recycle live Christmas trees

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That dried-out live Christmas tree that once looked so crisp and smelled so wonderful has to go out the door when the strings of lights come down and the ornaments are packed away for another year. Shelby County and local suburban governments are clear about how they can help with disposals. In Bartlett, residents can […]

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Holiday lighting winners announced in Bartlett

Bartlett City Beautiful has picked the winners of the 2016 Holiday Lighting Contest for the best outdoor residential and business displays. Locations that took top honors included: First place: 6928 Briarhill Drive Second Place: 9450 Gypsy Cove Third Place: 7124 Shady Oaks Drive Civic Pride winner (business): Split Endz at 7790 U.S. 70 The city […]

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SCSO captures suspected Lakeland package thief

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One young Grinch went to jail Thursday on charges of grabbing Christmas packages off Lakeland porches. He was nabbed thanks to a crystal-clear home security camera, alert homeowners and the work of Shelby County Sheriff’s Office pros. The suspect is Deandre Williams, 18, arrested after someone spotted his car in the Wendy’s parking lot at […]

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Bartlett Police report for Dec. 19-25, 2016

The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Dec. 19-25. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. 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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Report shows violence up, property crimes down

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MEMPHIS—The major violent crime rates in Shelby County and in Memphis are up for the first 11 months of 2016, according to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. A report released on Dec. 22 shows statistics for the period of January through November, based on preliminary data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). Major violent […]

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SCSO addresses thefts, intimidation, violence in Lakeland

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the latter half of November. For earlier November incidents, see last 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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Cataract surgery common and effective

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As men and women age, their risk for cataracts increases. Starting at age 50, cataract risk rises, and that risk only grows more significant as men and women get older. The National Eye Institute predicts that, by the year 2050, 50.2 million Americans will experience cataracts. The lens of the eye is normally clear, but […]

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How to help seniors who are socially isolated

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The elderly population is on the rise in many countries. Advancements in healthcare and a growing emphasis on healthy lifestyles means people are living longer than ever before. Age is often accompanied by wisdom, but men and women may also find that feelings of isolation, loneliness and depression may also settle in as they grow […]

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Five ways to honor grandparents

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Grandparents hold a special place in the hearts of people all over the world. In many cultures, elders are revered and celebrated, and many people know their grandparents as fun-loving folks who sneak their grandchildren candy and let them get away with things when their parents aren’t looking. The American Grandparents Association says there are […]

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