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Monthly Archives: March 2017

The presence of faith within community

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Editor’s note: “Living on Purpose” is a Kentucky-based religious column provided free to the Bartlett Express. We also welcome local columns with similarly universal messages; send your submissions to carolyn.bahm@journalinc.com. The idea of faith within any community usually leads to thoughts about various types of churches, and this can definitely be a part of it; […]

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The wonder of ‘Willy Wonka’

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Bartlett youths kept the onstage fun flowing last weekend with multiple performances of “Willy Wonka — The Musical.” The production ran March 23-26 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka followed enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he staged a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious […]

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FALSE SIGHTING: Video didn’t show suspect

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C’ville sighting of supposed kidnapper dismissed by TBI. An update from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation late Thursday afternoon revealed that a man spotted on surveillance video in Collierville today was not Tad Cummins, a suspect on Tennessee’s Most Wanted List. The 50-year-old is suspected of kidnapping his former student, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas. Mid-day reports of […]

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Legals for March 30, 2017

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Bartlett Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Annex, 6382 Stage Road, Bartlett, Tennessee. The Commission will hear the request of Douglas and Ginger Meyer for approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the residence at […]

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BREAKING: BPD seeks suspects in $32K Brewer’s break-in

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Bartlett police are investigating two big thefts and vandalism at Brewer’s Pool and Landscaping around 12:40 p.m. March 19. The suspects cost the owner an estimated $32,100 in loss and damages, according to the police report. Watch the surveillance video The first two responding officers found damage to the back wooden fence and evidence that […]

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Bartlett Expo grows each year

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An estimated 1,100 guests visited the annual Bartlett Expo on March 23 at the Bartlett Recreation Center. Known more formally as the Bartlett Business, Home, Health & Garden Expo, the event introduces local residents to aisle after aisle of area businesses, passes out goodies and door prizes, and lets business owners network. The popular annual […]

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Bartlett mayor announces bid for re-election

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Long-time Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald announced March 22 that he will be running for re-election in November 2018. He is still recovering from his Feb. 16 neck/spinal disc surgery to relieve arthritic pain from pinched nerves. After suffering with chronic and worsening pain for three years, he acquiesced to the surgery and is now feeling […]

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Screenings: Life-savers for colorectal cancer

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  EDITOR’S NOTE: The Bartlett Express welcomes letters to the editor and guest opinion columns; see guidelines. Dear Editor, March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to bring attention to potentially lifesaving actions people can take. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates over 135,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer […]

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Regaining balance with clear and undisputed tax cut

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Critics of the original IMPROVE Act made a legitimate point opposing the bill as first drafted. They argued that state government cannot in good conscience ask for more money when Tennessee is running an overall budget surplus. They were right. That was then, this is now. The original proposal is no longer before us. Those […]

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Bills get students out of their seats

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The Senate advanced two bills last week which help ensure that students get more physical activity in schools, including the Tom Cronan Physical Education Act, which requires each student in elementary school to participate in a physical education class (PE) at least twice a week for a combined total of no less than 60 minutes. […]

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State Library and Archives can’t afford more funding delays

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As the legislative session winds down, I am cautiously optimistic that the General Assembly will include funding for a new Tennessee State Library and Archives building in the next state budget. I am optimistic because I have heard from many House and Senate members who support funding for the new building. But I am also […]

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Marker to commemorate MLK’s final flight

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A historical marker commemorating the final flight of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be dedicated at Memphis International Airport on April 3. Former congressman and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young, King’s chief aide and confidante, will speak at the event. Young was with the civil rights leader on that final flight […]

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