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Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Education briefs for May 11, 2017

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Briarcrest High School announces Who’s Who Briarcrest High School Who’s Who is selected by faculty members based on scholarship, character, leadership, service to school and community. Congratulations to the following 2017 honorees. 9th grade: Alli Clarkson and Carrington Kelsey. 10th grade: Kate Basse, Rachel Sullivan, Jack Kruse and Jake Purkey. 11th grade: Lilac Ding, Emily […]

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YTD home sales rise for Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland

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The total Memphis area (as well as Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland) is seeing rises in year-to-date sales through the end of April, according to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors property records database. “The first four months of the year have been very solid,” said MAAR President Tommie Criswell. “Now we get a slight boost […]

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ECS student earns spot in National Geographic Bee

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Simeon Betapudi, a 7th-grader at Evangelical Christian School, recently won the Tennessee National Geographic State Bee. This accomplishment qualified him to represent Tennessee in the national bee that took place May 14-17 at National Geographic’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Although Betapudi didn’t make it to the finals in this week’s national competition, his first-place achievement among Tennessee students earned him $5,000 […]

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Soccer standout signs with Lincoln

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Briarcrest senior Taegan Allen of Lakeland signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Lincoln Memorial University. After transferring and sitting out most of her sophomore year, Allen had an immediate impact in the 2014 TSSAA State Semifinal game when she assisted both Briarcrest goals against defending State Champion Father Ryan. While […]

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Bible advises to shed pride, have a merciful heart

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In today’s world, it’s common to see people standing on the corner holding signs that declare how desperate they are for financial assistance. In our small town, we also have individuals that walk up and down the streets at all hours of the day and night, and over the years they have become familiar simply […]

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Skimmers rip off Bartlett drivers at gas pumps

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Drivers need to be extra careful to avoid getting their credit card information stolen at the gas pumps. Bartlett Police Department detectives are looking into two credit card “skimmers” recently found at Bartlett gas stations. One was at the Circle K (8140 U.S. 64) and the other was at the Shell gas station on Kirby […]

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BCS signs on property manager for district office building

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The Bartlett school board approved a management company Friday to oversee its recent purchase of space for a new district office. Bartlett City Schools bought the property on Bartlett Square for $1,373,000, closing the deal on May 1. The school board signed a property management agreement with Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC of Memphis on Friday […]

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‘Pistols & Petticoats’ dances welcome newcomers

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Round and round they go, and it’s a fun evening for square dancers in Bartlett. Pistols & Petticoats, the group that meets regularly at Bartlett United Methodist Church, periodically offers lessons on Wednesday nights to get newcomers interested in the pastime. Glenda Torvik of Collierville, a member, said dancers also come from throughout the region […]

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Panthers fall to Arlington in playoffs

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‘Music by the Lake’ in Bartlett Friday

ABOVE, TOP LEFT: B.J. Banks & Friends performed as the lead act at Music by the Lake on May 5, the first in a series of free community concerts this summer. From left are Paul Crum on bass guitar, Banks on acoustic guitar, Allen Rankin on drums and Tim Alexander on banjo. Banks said the […]

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Shelby County couple are first to wed at Sandals South Coast Overwater Chapel

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Stephanie Garner, one of the honeymoon and destination wedding travel experts at Travel Leaders Memphis/Bartlett/Collierville booked the first couple to wed at Sandals South Coast Overwater Chapel. The Overwater Wedding Chapel is at a unique location at Sandals South Coast and the first of its kind in Jamaica. The couple that wed, Chris and Art Kuntzman, […]

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Allen signs LOI

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“This is what it’s all about.” Sincere words quietly remarked in the back of a crowded library seemed to encapsulate the emotion felt by all who came Wednesday afternoon, May 3, to watch Bartlett senior Darion Allen make official his college plans to compete for the University of St. Mary Spires in Leavenworth, Kan. It […]

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