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Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

Delta Fair’s little road warriors

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Millington man dies in I-40 accident

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[Editor’s note: This story reflects a correction we published on Sept. 28; the original story referred to Mr. Asemota by the wrong gender. We regret the error and extend our condolences to the Asemota family.] ARLINGTON — A four-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 Thursday killed one Millington man, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Blessing Asemota, […]

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New Bartlett eatery focuses on fresh Southern cooking

Taste of the South Location: 4210 Altruria Road, Bartlett (formerly the 4210 Café) Hours: 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Sunday; closed on Mondays Menu:Daily menus on Facebook after 10 a.m.; search for “Taste of the South Restaurant & Event Hall” Catering: Available Payment: Accepts major […]

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Planning helps Bartlett, Arlington with Hurricane Harvey’s remnants

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Just over four inches of rain hit the greater Memphis metro area on Thursday as the remnants of Hurricane Harvey swept through the region, but city officials in Bartlett and Arlington said good preparation helped them weather the heavy rains and winds without too much trouble. According to the National Weather Service, rain started locally […]

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Shelby County to register voters at September events

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September is National Voter Registration Month, and the Shelby County Election Commission will have voter registration tables at various events and locations throughout the county. The remaining dates include: Through Sept. 10: Delta Fair at the Agricenter International, Memphis; times vary. Sept. 8-9: Goat Days Festival, 4351 Babe Howard Blvd, Millington; hours: 6-10 p.m. Friday […]

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Charter school operates in Bartlett despite location issues

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A charter school that opened in Bartlett last month drew the ire of Shelby County commissioners when it decided without permission to move from downtown Memphis to their new location at 6165 Stage Road in Bartlett. A Gateway University Charter School’s spokesman on Friday declined to provide any statement about the location decision, whether he […]

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Student’s knife at a Bartlett school was a simple mistake

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Local speculations about how a Bartlett student brought a knife to school on Aug. 31 have sounded much more alarming than the truth, according to school officials. Bartlett City Schools’ Communications Coordinator Jason Sykes explained what happened at Bon Lin Middle School: A female student brought a steak lunch from home, so she also packed […]

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Bartlett hospital responds to ED ruling in Arlington

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Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) ruled on Aug. 23 to deny a Certificate of Need request from Baptist Memorial Hospital for a freestanding emergency department in Arlington. In response, Chris Locke, CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, released the following statement: “We are pleased with the Agency’s decision and agree that Baptist’s application does […]

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Arlington runs away from Houston 42-27

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Arlington’s victory over Houston came with a price — 27 sprints on Labor Day. The number of points scored against the Tigers on Friday is how many sprints they ran on Monday for conditioning. “I told them it feels a lot better to run this after a win than it would have a loss,” said […]

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Panthers suffer first loss of season as Collierville rolls

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Scoring was plentiful last Friday night at Panther Stadium as the visiting Collierville Dragons improved to 2-1 on the season with a 49-21 victory over Bartlett High in Region 7-6A action. After falling 42-12 to Olive Branch (Miss.) to start the season, the Dragons have outscored their opponents 94-21 in the two games since. Meanwhile, […]

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Bartlett woman charged with Walmart arson

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MEMPHIS — A Bartlett woman accused of setting fire to a rack of clothes in a store last Thursday has been charged with aggravated arson and released after posting a $50,000 bond. The fire happened around 7 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Walmart store at 3950 Austin Peay, in the Raleigh area. If found guilty, she […]

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Legals for Sept. 7, 2017

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