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Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Bartlett High senior arrested for gun at school

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[Editor’s note: Updated with additional information from the school district’s communications coordinator at 1:54 p.m. Friday.] Based on a tip from a Bartlett High School student, a BHS school resource officer found a gun in another student’s possession on Thursday, May 4. A school administrator and the resource officer, a member of the Bartlett Police Department, […]

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Bartlett Corporate Park — an underappreciated gem

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Bartlett has many assets to claim, yet one of its greatest, and often most overlooked, is the area zoned for light industry. This stretch, coined Bartlett Corporate Park, is a jewel within suburban Shelby County. Encompassing approximately 600 acres of land, BCP is home to nearly 200 businesses that employ in excess of 6,000 taxpayers. […]

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MAAR honors commercial real estate performers

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MEMPHIS — The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council recently honored the top performers in commercial real estate for 2016. Honors were bestowed at the 16th Annual Pinnacle Awards reception, held April 6 at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms. Coming away with the evening’s highest honors were Commercial Hall of Fame inductee Dan […]

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3 masked men rob Bartlett drugstore today

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Three armed robbers struck the Bartlett Prescription Shop (5675 Stage Road) just before 10 a.m. this morning. While dispatchers were on the phone with the alarm company, an employee from the business called and said one of the men told them to all get down on the ground. Two other males entered and secured the […]

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Youth Villages breaks ground on $22M expansion

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On Monday, Youth Villages broke ground for Bill’s Place, a $22 million investment to expand intensive residential treatment on the Bartlett campus. The 100,000-square-foot addition will create a 148,000-square-foot center designed to enhance treatment options for the community’s most at-risk and vulnerable youth. This addresses a gap in service for medically fragile children and the […]

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May the fourth be with him

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Signups for Panther Pom

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Senate committees focus on state budget

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As the 2017 session of the Tennessee General Assembly gets closer to adjournment, Senate committee action last week primarily centered on the state budget. The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee received Governor Bill Haslam’s amended budget proposal on April 25, and it makes several improvements and adjustments to the original plan submitted to lawmakers […]

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Stomp Out Suicide event

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Bartlett author releases STEM book for children

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Children’s book author and Bartlett resident Donald Jacobsen has released his third book, titled, “Mighty Mommies and Their Amazing Jobs.” This book explains science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers in a format that is easy to read for toddlers and young school-aged children. Illustrations by British artist Graham Evans are rendered in eye-catching and […]

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Take-back day nets 377 lbs. of drugs

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LSS estimates dedication date for middle school

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The Lakeland School System has set a tentative date for dedicating its new middle school, which is currently under construction and on schedule. The date is July 29, according to LSS Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell.   The projected date for dedicating Lakeland Middle Preparatory School was announced at the May 1 school board meeting. Horrell […]

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