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Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

Legals for March 9, 2017

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Bartlett to speed up code offense notification

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At the Feb. 28 business meeting, Bartlett’s city board took the next step to speed up the handling of code violations. They had the second reading of two ordinance amendments: The first reduces the time frame for appealing code violations. Currently, the ordinance specifies that suspected code violators receive at least 20 days’ notice. The […]

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Suspicions ignited: ‘Crucible’ tells tale of Salem’s fears, grudges

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Bartlett High School actors in Puritan garb took to the stage of the Panther Playhouse March 2-4. They were acting out a community’s rising suspicions and long-held grudges that caught fire in 1692’s Salem, Mass. In their performance of Arthur Miller’s 1963 classic play, “The Crucible,” they showed how the line can blur between truth […]

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MLGW update on smart meters, programs

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Memphis Light, Gas and Water is currently installing about 2,500 new smart meters daily, with some days peaking around 4,000 meters. From the end of May 2016 to the end of February this year, MLGW’s contractor, Apex, had installed approximately 265,500 meters. All residential smart meters for electricity in MLGW’s service area are expected to […]

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Marine Corps League to honor 50th anniversary of Bartlett hero’s death

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The Sgt Walter K. Singleton Detachment #476 Marine Corps League will host a special remembrance ceremony on the 50th anniversary of when Singleton died. The St. Walter K. Singleton Memorial Day will be at 11 a.m. March 25 at Veterans Park in Bartlett. The park is adjacent to W.J. Freeman Park at the corner of […]

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‘Tea with Miss Tennessee’ boosts literacy program

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess was in Bartlett Feb. 25 to promote a cause that’s close to her heart: Early childhood literacy. The Bartlett native was the main attraction at “Tea with Miss Tennessee,” an event designed to raise money for “Books from Birth,” a program that provides free age-appropriate books each month to children under […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for March 9, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Feb. 27-March 5, 2017. 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 […]

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Girl Scouts hit the booths

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Now is the time for medicinal cannabis

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Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner has stated that expanding medical marijuana does more harm than good to any additional legalization. In our opinion, the swamp of deceit foisted on Tennesseans could not get any deeper. “Currently, the weight of evidence is that when marijuana is used as medicine, it will do more harm […]

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Sen. Lamar Alexander opines on Obamacare

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There is an Obamacare emergency in Tennessee. Humana just announced the week of Feb. 19-25 that it is pulling out of all Obamacare exchanges for 2018 – meaning that 40,000 Knoxville residents on the exchange may have zero options for health insurance next year. They have an Obamacare subsidy, but it’ll be like holding a […]

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Majority opposes costly Nashville waterpark deal

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NASHVILLE—As the Metro Nashville City Council’s upcoming vote on an incentive deal for a waterpark in Nashville that a stunning 95 percent of Tennessee taxpayers oppose grows closer, the Beacon Center took a look at how else that $14 million could have been used. Based on average salaries in the city of Nashville, this $14 million […]

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Lawmakers announce intent to protect elderly and vulnerable from abuse

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NASHVILLE — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown), Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City), Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), Representative Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) and Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) recently announced comprehensive legislation to address abuse of elderly or vulnerable adults in Tennessee. Senate Bills 1192, 1230 and 1267 […]

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