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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Forestry division requires permits for open burning

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Tennessee currently requires a burn permit to conduct any outdoor open burning of debris. From Oct. 15 through May 15, anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Tennessee Division of Forestry. Permits are not required for burning in containers […]

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Old Brownsville Road bridge temporarily goes to 1 lane Oct. 23

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The bridge on Old Brownsville Road over Buckhead Creek/Frank’s Branch (between Eagles Nest and Bristol Woods) will be reduced to one lane temporarily, starting Monday, Oct. 23. Two-way traffic will be maintained with a temporary traffic signal, one direction at a time. Drivers should expect delays. Construction will take several months as the bridge is […]

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Biking for a cure: 31 cycle to Florida for cancer awareness, funds

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GERMANTOWN — A group of 31 Mid-South men biked 525 miles in five days, from the West Cancer Center in Germantown to the Town Center in Rosemary Beach, Fla. Their goal was to promote cancer awareness, encourage a healthy lifestyle and raise funds for the WINGS Supportive Care Division within The University of Tennessee/West Institute for […]

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Legals for October 19, 2017

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BlueCross offers public Medicare Advantage meetings

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During the Medicare Advantage open enrollment period, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will be in multiple Mid-South communities to educate seniors about the health care options available to them and the benefits of a BlueAdvantage plan.   Medicare advocates from BlueCross will be holding educational meetings all across the state that are free and open to […]

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American Legion Post 249 donates to BHS Band

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Thick-cut venison sandwiches coming to Bartlett Arby’s Saturday

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When you have a taste for venison this weekend, you won’t have to search through your hunter friends’ freezers. You can just go to Arby’s on Saturday. The restaurant is living up to its “we have the meats” slogan with the nationwide debut of its venison sandwich. But go early — these sandwiches are in short […]

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Boy Scouts open doors to girls as Girl Scouts’ local council objects

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It’s not new for girls to participate in the Boy Scouts of America — the Exploring and Venturing programs have allowed girls in for about 40 years. The news in 2017 is that they can enter as Cub Scouts and Scouts, and they can advance to the rank of Eagle Scout. “Girls have always kind of […]

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Breast implants carry very low risk of causing cancer

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Cosmetic surgery to address anything from wrinkles to abdominal fat has become more acceptable in recent decades. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that, since 2000, overall procedures have risen by 115 percent. Although procedures like lower body lifts and nose reshaping remain popular, breast augmentation was the most common of the 1.7 million […]

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Cancer survivor Raquel Gomez: ‘Nobody’s gonna take my smile away from my face’

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Joys and worries — that’s how Raquel Gomez of Bartlett remembers 2013. It’s the year her second grandchild was born. The year her son made her cry with happiness because he got out of a gang. The year she proudly became an American citizen. And the year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was doing […]

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Journal West 10 Media’s Power 10 Week 10

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Lady Saints head to state again

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