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Daily Archives: May 7, 2017

BHS to upgrade space for arts, tech, special education, athletics

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The April 20 town hall meeting in Bartlett gave citizens their first chance to lob questions at city and school leaders about the proposed $55-60 million project to renovate Bartlett High School. It also gave school leaders and the project’s architectural firm a chance to explain the details. Some sort of renovation was inevitable, with […]

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Harmony Church marks 5 years

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Shelby County Office of Preparedness recruits volunteers

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“One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” — John F. Kennedy Dale Lane, director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, has announced, “We are recruiting volunteers to work along-side our Shelby County Office of Preparedness (SCOP) staff and emergency responders to help keep our citizens safe. When disaster strikes, trained […]

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Mayor’s letter

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Bartlett sees education honors, retail growth, housing needs, multiple projects in  the city’s sesquicentennial year The year 2016 was very special in Bartlett as we celebrated our sesquicentennial (150 year) birthday as a city. The sesquicentennial committee worked hard and planned a variety of fun events throughout the year to commemorate this milestone, and I hope […]

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Bartlett High School’s 2017 prom

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SBA bands earn 21 medals

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Students in the St. Ann Catholic School Bartlett Band participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival at Elmore Park Middle School recently. Band members performed in front of a judge with an opportunity to earn a medal, blue medal for a superior rating, a red medal for an excellent rating. Other ratings include good, fair, […]

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SBA orator wins right to life contest

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Collegiate Corner for April 27, 2017

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Students initiated into Phi Kappa Phi The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, at the University of Memphis. Arlington students include Mychael Johnson, Christina Tuznik, Raven Davis, Cole Harrell and Matthew Kossan. Bartlett students include Brooke McGhee, […]

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$14M in funding to help combat opioid abuse in Tennessee

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On Wednesday, April 19, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price announced Tennessee will soon receive nearly $14 million in funding to combat opioid abuse — the first of two rounds of funding to be delivered as part of the 21st Century Cures Act that I sponsored and the president signed into law last year. […]

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The evidence is clear: Private school vouchers are a bad investment for Shelby County Schools

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The Coalition of Large School Systems (CLASS), which includes the Shelby, Davidson, Knox and Hamilton county school systems, opposes legislation that would create a voucher program in Tennessee to pay for private school tuition. CLASS opposes spending money collected for public schools on private school tuition, and the Tennessee Constitution is clear that public money […]

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Bartlett educator given statewide award

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Sue Lynn with Bartlett City Schools has been named the Coach of the Month for March by the TN Read to be Ready program. Lynn’s career as an educator began with six years at Presbyterian Day School in Memphis — a private all boys’ school — where she taught pre-K, kindergarten and second grade. Next came 17 […]

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Track meet

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