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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Lakeland brothers’ fight sends one to Med in critical condition

The Shelby County Sheriff’s office has reported that one Lakeland brother apparently shot his older brother in the lower abdomen Friday night, Jan. 27. The shooting happened on the 9400 block of Fletcher Trace Parkway. The victim was taken to Regional One Hospital (“The Med”) for surgery and remained in critical condition as of Saturday […]

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Double stabbing in Millington, 2 victims are now stable

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Two women are in stable condition at The Med after a double-stabbing Friday in Millington. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Danny Jerome Williams, 51, stabbed his mother and grandmother in the head at 6525 Sledge Road, Millington, around 12:15 p.m. The suspect is currently in custody at the Shelby County Jail. The victims are […]

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Bartlett High’s got talent, and it’s magical

A packed house heard some of Bartlett High School’s finest teenaged talents Friday night, as the R.O.S.E.S. club hosted its annual talent show, a scholarship fundraiser, at the school’s auditorium. From beat-boxing to drum solos, soaring songs and magic tricks, the 16 competitors delivered solid entertainment. “It was very, very exciting to see a full […]

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Glow party comes to Arlington

The Mother/Son Glow Party in Arlington drew a full house for an evening of dancing, playing with glowstick accessories, dinner and a Saturday evening of fun on Jan. 21. The event was hosted by the Arlington Community Schools PTA Council at the Arlington Storm Shelter. Dinner was included in the ticket price of $30 for […]

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Legals for Jan. 26, 2017

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Solutions for feral cats take work, patience, and networking

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Animal lovers who have compassion for feral cats are using social media to help protect the free-ranging cats that they enjoy. That includes Facebook groups, websites and more. Their goal is to compassionately care for and control a growing cat population, and one key action is to participate in a trap-neuter-release (TNR) program. This can […]

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New details, photos released in Bartlett shooting

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[Editor’s note: In addition to providing updated victim and suspect information, this story corrects several inaccuracies that arose from early witness accounts of the incident — notably the location, the type of car involved, and the number of people involved in the incident.] The man shot three times in a Stage Road parking lot in […]

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BPD arrests suspect in Bartlett’s Wednesday shooting

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Bartlett Police have a suspect in custody for Wednesday’s shooting in the area of 5985 Stage Road. Robert Lee Brooks III, 22, surrendered at the Bartlett Police Department headquarters, and officers took him into custody without incident. He is being charged with attempted murder and carjacking. The department announced the suspect’s arrest just before 4 a.m. […]

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Bartlett author clocks in 4 years of work by age 15

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Alva Edison Hard work and talent have made many Bartlett High School students stand out, and sophomore Elena Schauwecker, 15, already has her own place in the spotlight. She completed her first novel this December after working on it for the past four years with the help […]

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At a Glance for Jan. 26, 2017

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Powerhouse singer comes to BPACC Melinda Doolittle, a former “American Idol” star, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Bartlett Performing Arts Center. The $25 tickets are selling fast. See details at bpacc.org. ‘Back the Blue’ stickers are back in stock   “Back the Blue” decals that support the work of the Bartlett Police […]

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Calendar of Events

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“Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K registration: Registration now open for “Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K. Event will be 10 a.m. April 8 at the Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Registration: $10-$25. Details: racesonline.com/events/readysetgrow5k. Ride for Life registration: Registration now open for 6th annual Ride for Life 25-mile ride and 1 mile kids fun run. Event […]

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December thefts, assaults, intimidations hit Arlington

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Arlington during the first half of December. For the remainder of December’s incidents, see next week’s issue. 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 brief summaries […]

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