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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Bubbles & a movie: Defeating the heat

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Book Stop Plus seeks buyer to keep local bookstore open

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To people who have a longtime love affair with books, Book Stop Plus in Bartlett is worth a happy sigh. The five rooms are a warren of clean white shelves packed with an orderly array of new and used books. The store is currently up for sale, and owner Andrea Russell of Bartlett is hoping […]

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Trio convicted in Bartlett meth trafficking scheme

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Two men and a woman have been convicted in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in Bartlett — a plan they carried out while the men were serving time in separate prisons. They used contraband jail phones to arrange the purchase and delivery of illegal drugs, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich in a July […]

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Bartlett Express brings home business coverage honor

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The Bartlett Express is among the Tennessee newspapers that can claim honors from the state press association’s 2017 newspaper contest. Tuesday’s announcement of winners included The Bartlett Express in second place for business coverage in Group I newspapers. Judges’ comments were, “Impressive business coverage. Express covers local issues well for community.” Journal West 10 Publishing […]

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BHS hosts summer cheer camp for 60

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Briarcrest art teacher presents at TN Arts Academy

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Briarcrest Middle School art teacher Melody Weintraub of Cordova presented a workshop this summer at the Tennessee Arts Academy Conference at Belmont University in Nashville. Her workshop, “Glamour Goggles to Steampunk: Transforming Science Goggles Into a Crazy Lesson on Sustainability,” involved upcycling and embellishing discarded safety goggles. She included three different lesson samples with the […]

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No charges in SCSO’s fatal shooting of Arlington man

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No criminal charges will be filed against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies involved in the fatal shooting last December of an Arlington man, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich on Monday. The two deputies fired shots that killed 48-year-old Jimmy Lee Lawson on Dec. 17, 2016, while they were responding to […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for July 17-23, 2017

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Unsecured garages and unlocked vehicles were once again favorite targets of thieves in Bartlett last week. See those crimes and others in the following report from the Bartlett Police Department for the period of July 17-23. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. […]

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Letter to the Editor

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Ballew Bridal rescues wedding from designer’s abrupt shutdown Dear Editor, My name is Melanie Brooks and up until recent I have been an excited bride due to wed on the 23rd of September. Planning a wedding can be exciting, fun, and stressful. Every woman longs for the experience of picking a dress for herself and […]

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6 things not to say to bereaved parents

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Joan Markwell knows the gut-wrenching, hollow feeling left behind when a child is taken too early. It’s a feeling that mothers have experienced recently and throughout the last few years after tragic attacks in Orlando, Manchester, London, San Bernardino, Calif., and Charleston, S.C., just to name a few. With every new tragedy, vigil, story on […]

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Teachers’ union leader draws fire from education reform group

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Last Thursday, July 20, USA Today reported on a strongly worded speech that same day by Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, criticizing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The speech criticized her for refusing to acknowledge “the good in our public schools and their foundational place in our democracy.” Weingarten said the […]

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Legals for July 27, 2017

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