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Daily Archives: August 10, 2017

Lakeland board to seek legal advice on free speech vs. libel

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The Aug. 3 work session for Lakeland’s city board ended on a jarring note that continues to play out in contentious social media posts. The topic was defamation of board members’ characters on social media. Vice Mayor Josh Roman said the board gets frustrated when they believe people are trying to undermine the progress of […]

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Immigrant families get rock star treatment on the first day back to school in Memphis

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Emerging from the shadows since federal agents raided several Latino neighborhoods in Memphis, immigrant families were greeted Monday by cheering neighbors and educators as they brought their children back to school amid assurances of protection. Holding signs such as “Bienvenido” and “Every Student is Welcome,” clusters of people gathered at the entrances of about 25 […]

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Princeton Review rates Rhodes College among tops in U.S.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rhodes College in Memphis announced that it has been ranked highly among the country’s top colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review’s respected annual survey. The education services company features the college in the newly released 2018 edition of its guide, The Best 382 Colleges. Rhodes also earned top spots on The […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 31-Aug. 6

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of July 31-Aug. 6. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated […]

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Briarcrest sophomore track star competes in Jr. Olympics

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Briarcrest volleyball team has winning GPA

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Bartlett, Arlington to join eight other schools in annual football jamboree

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On behalf of Millington Central High School, residents of Collierville, Arlington, Bartlett, Germantown and Fayette County are welcome to the new-look Flag City. When MCHS hosts the Shelby County Football Jamboree Aug. 11 at Mooney Bosewell Field, guests are invited to enjoy the new shops and eateries of Millington. But first thing first, it will […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: Are we spectators or participators in helping?

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We do not have to look very far to find someone who needs a miracle. There are lots of people who are suffering some type of crisis with everything from health problems, their children, and grieving over a loss, to finances, marriage issues and addictions. When we see and hear about difficulties, we become sympathetic, […]

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Saint Francis Healthcare donates $17.3K and 14K cereal servings to hungry

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Saint Francis Healthcare has announced that it collected 41,818 servings of cereal and more than $17,000 to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. The donation is a result of Saint Francis Healthcare’s Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive held June 3-10. “I am so proud of all of our colleagues and physicians for an outstanding effort to […]

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NoWait app helps diners find shortest wait times

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Restaurant owners and customers: There’s a cool app that helps your customers avoid the frustration of long waits to be seated, and several Mid-South eateries are already participating. NoWait.com has a website, and there are smartphone apps for the iPhone and Android phones. For restaurants that use the service, customers can reserve a table and […]

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From flea market to stock market: Success can have humble roots

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Bill Green was once just one of us. A regular guy growing up in the suburbs with no silver spoon to be found anywhere, no trust fund waiting for him to turn the right age and no guarantees that life was going to work out pretty well for the entrepreneur who turned a flea market […]

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Georgia company acquires Bartlett Town Center

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ATLANTA, Ga. — Branch Properties, an Atlanta-based private real estate investment firm, recently purchased Bartlett Towne Center, a 192,624 square-foot grocery-anchored community center in Bartlett. Located directly outside of Memphis at 5985 Stage Road, the center was purchased from Weingarten Realty and is anchored by Kroger, Petco and Dollar Tree. Other notable tenants include Shoe […]

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