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Monthly Archives: September 2017

National program seeks top youth volunteers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Through Nov. 7, 2017, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Tennessee’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The […]

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Grab your grill and get fired up to win: It’s Bartlett BBQ Fest time

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Expect to see proud faces behind the grills Saturday when local teams compete for top honors in the 2017 Bartlett BBQ Fest, a Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned event. These are people who savor good food and take their barbecue seriously. The aromatic and mouth-watering event is part of the Bartlett Festival at W.J. Freeman Park […]

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5k run to kick off Saturday’s Bartlett Festival

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Runners across the Mid-South are preparing to remember one of Bartlett’s own in an activity that has quickly become a city tradition: The Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K Run. The event is held alongside other Bartlett Festival activities, and the race kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett. It […]

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AHS senior Luke Patterson signs for Bethel University

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4 aldermen, 3 school board members elected in Arlington

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ARLINGTON — Last Thursday saw a turnout of 1,112 voters in Arlington’s election of aldermen and school board members. At press time, the following results were still unofficial, pending certification. Alderman position 2: Cheryl Pardue, who ran unopposed, was the winner with 925 votes. There were 46 write-ins. Alderman position 4: Incumbent Oscar Brooks Sr. won […]

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Coat drive launched to aid children in greater Memphis

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For the second year, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis are partnering to help children get the warm coats they need for the coming winter. “It’s a logical partnership,” said Lee McWaters, MAAR vice president and chair of the coat drive. “We are, after all, in […]

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TN Democratic Party: Graham-Cassidy bill could cost state $61B

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Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement heavily criticizing the Graham-Cassidy Bill: “The uninsured rate in Tennessee dropped from 15% to 9% because of the Affordable Care Act. It would be even lower if Tennessee Republicans had not blocked Medicaid Expansion in the state. The Graham-Cassidy bill will undo all […]

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Go Jim Go! takes training ride through Bartlett

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Blessing Ehi Ikponmwonba Asemota

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Blessing Ehi Ikponmwonba Asemota May 4, 1954 – Aug. 31, 2017 Blessing Ehi Ikponmwonba Asemota was born in Benin City, Nigeria, on May 4, 1954, to Prince Anslem Ikponmwonba and Princess Tinuade Ajayi Ikponmwonba. He completed his elementary and secondary education in Benin, Lagos and Sokoto. He then spent years working at a bank, a […]

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Veterinary hospital accepting donations for pets in Key West

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When Hurricane Irma slammed into the coast of Florida, it wasn’t only people who were affected by the storm damage; their pets were affected, too. Day and Night Animal Hospital, located at 4670 Summer Ave., Memphis, has started collecting pet supplies to send to hurricane victims in Key West. On Sept. 18, Day and Night […]

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Bartlett Panthers fall to Spartans 45-17

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Despite amassing more than 300 passing yards the Bartlett Panthers struggled to score against White Station Friday night on the road and eventually fell 45-17. The Spartan’s strong run attack punished Bartlett throughout the night as White Station scored three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter and two more before halftime. Down 21-0 going into […]

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Newest Bartlett ornament debuts

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