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Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Bartlett woman loses 135 lbs., praises gym’s support

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Dorothy Washington of Bartlett is less than half the woman she used to be, now that she’s lost 135 lbs. Four years ago, her best friend’s death from weight-related issues shook her out of bad habits. “It takes something like that to wake you up,” the 42-year-old said in an interview on Friday. “I didn’t […]

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BCS students travel to Ecuador for summer missions trip

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For the eighth year in a row, Briarcrest Christian High School has sent students and teachers to Misahuallí, Ecuador, to assist the Jungle Kids for Christ ministry at Antioch Christian Academy. Jungle Kids for Christ is an organization that is passionate about empowering children for God’s glory in the jungle of Ecuador so that they […]

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Bartlett school board eyes district office renovations

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The Bartlett school board and the public got an early look at the July 27 board meeting of how the board’s district office could appear after renovations. Currently, the district office is housed in close quarters at Bartlett High School with various departments dispersed throughout the district’s properties. Renaissance Group in Lakeland is the architectural […]

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Help children enjoy math with everyday practices

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For some kids, one of the toughest parts of the back-to-school season is getting back into the swing of math class. You can help ease the transition this fall and beyond by making math a wholly integrated part of the day. Math plays a hidden role in so many aspects of daily life. By pointing […]

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Briarcrest student raises funds for veterans’ project

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Back-to-school shopping is down, families say

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Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and both parents and teens are busy tackling long shopping lists. According to a new survey conducted on behalf of Ebates, a leader and pioneer in cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global internet services company Rakuten, many parents (42 percent) plan to spend between $100 and $300 — […]

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Girl Scouts open up 23 new badges in STEM and outdoors

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has released new badges in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the outdoors, areas girls are not typically encouraged to explore outside of Girl Scouting. The badges are debuting on the organization’s first digital platform for volunteers, making it more accessible than ever to unleash […]

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Adult students can reconnect with college via TN program

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People who have always dreamed about finishing what they started can “Reconnect Today with Southwest!” Tennessee Reconnect is the State of Tennessee’s initiative to help adults enter higher education so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential. Thousands of people started college, […]

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Civil and human rights org decries Trump’s attacks on LGBTQ rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on July 26 after President Donald Trump announced his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military “in any capacity.” “President Trump stated on the campaign trail that he would be an […]

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Kelsey: ‘I will always advocate on behalf of Tennesseans’

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I have been spending my time working to improve the juvenile justice system in our state and making sure that the issues important to Tennesseans are heard. Juvenile justice I was honored to be appointed by Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally to serve as a member of the Joint Ad Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force […]

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TN mayor doubles down on alleged constitutional violation

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is asking a Tennessee county mayor to reconsider his unwise decision to keep religious inscriptions on its courthouse walls. FFRF is alarmed by Henderson County’s plan to retain a biblical engraving on its courthouse after receiving a letter in June from FFRF Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert advising the county to […]

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Legislative Roundup

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Corker urges sanctions after N. Korea’s missle launch CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has released the following statement in response to reports of a ballistic missile launch by North Korea. He supported near-unanimous Senate passage of legislation to sanction Iran, Russia and North Korea, which […]

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