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Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

Panther Pom to start junior team

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Panther Pom (All Star) is currently going through summer sign-ups for a new junior team, grades 6-9. There is no expensive uniform cost. Participants wear shorts, T-shirts and shoes, and they use poms. The group will perform for the Redbirds, a Memphis Grizz game, the Riverkings, the Bartlett Festival on Oct. 1, a Bartlett High […]

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Bartlett honors Science & Maker Faire winners

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Bartlett City Schools hosts different variations on the traditional science fair each year so that students in various grades have options about how they would like to participate. The 2017 winners of the Science & Maker Faire were announced at the May 25 school board meeting, and each received a trophy for his or her […]

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Bartlett passes budget, sets June 13 hearing date

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The Bartlett city board passed its 2017-2018 budget at the May 23 meeting, with only the June 13 public hearing as the final step. The certified tax rate came back at $1.48 rather than the anticipated $1.50, according to Vice Mayor Jack Young. The city is still supporting a 35-cent property tax increase, so the […]

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BCS honors Principal Cody Duncan

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Remembering fallen heroes

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Bartlett school board adopts high school master plan

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The Bartlett City Schools district adopted the proposed master plan for Bartlett High School on Thursday night. The school board also named Fleming Architects in Memphis as the project’s architect of record. The full two-volume master plan is being posted on the school district’s website for the high school renovations, builtforbartlett.com. The project, estimated at […]

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Bartlett NeuroRehab PT holds ribbon cutting

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Cutting the ribbon on Thursday, May 25, for his new office was a milestone for physical therapist Jonathan Henderson, and he’s eager to finish checking off all the boxes so he can open his doors at Bartlett NeuroRehab Physical Therapy LLC and begin serving patients. He is currently waiting for Medicare approval and will be working […]

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Severe winds knock down trees, power lines

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Late on Saturday and early Sunday, high winds damaged trees and the power infrastructure in a wide swath through the Mid-South. The affected area spanned more than 240 miles and four states, according to Memphis Light Gas and Water. The storms had a widespread path of 65- to 80 mph winds, and there was an […]

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Wright wins Lakeland board seat by 8 votes

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Unofficial results of the Lakeland special election on May 25 show Wesley Wright narrowly winning a seat on the city board by just eight votes. He replaces Michele Dial, who resigned in March. Wright received 380 votes, with his closest competitor, Maurice Denbow, receiving 372. Billy Rodgers had 145 votes, and there was one write-in […]

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National Teachers Day recognized

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The City of Bartlett recognized distinguished educators recently in honor of National Teachers Day being celebrated in Bartlett. Attendees included Altruria Elementary’s Marva Johnson (principal), Elizabeth Wehmeyer (Tech Teacher of the Year) and Melissa Richarde (Pre-K-5 Teacher of the Year); Appling Middle’s Keshia Y. McMickens (principal) and Marnie Morrissett (functional skills teacher for special education); […]

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Man accused of touching teen has had other complaints, church says

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A statement from Faith Baptist Church has shed new light on the Bartlett senior citizen charged with one county of sexual battery of a teen on church grounds. Robert Stephen Austin, 67, reportedly touched the female victim’s left breast and let his fingers linger while she was relaxing, elbows propped up on a table, in […]

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