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Daily Archives: November 23, 2017

BHS Marching Band takes all

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  BHS Marching Band takes all Bartlett High School Band competed in the recent 2017 Forrest City Marching Invitationaland took home the First Place Overall Band Sweepstakes Award along with First Place Color Guard, First Place Percussion, Second Place Field Commander and First Place Soloist (Mellophone, Samara Salsbury). The band, directed by Dwight Dodd and […]

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City board approves $5K BCS expense

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The Bartlett city board approved a $5,000 increase in the budget for renovating the school district’s pending new central office, among other actions at the Nov. 14 meeting. The board amended the Education Capital Project Fund Budget as requested by the Bartlett City Schools district. Renovations for Bartlett Square went up from $125,000 to $130,000. […]

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Fatal crash into tree kills Arlington driver

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ARLINGTON — A single-vehicle crash in Arlington killed one man around 5:30 p.m. Friday night, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Earle Farrell, SCSO public information officer, said the driver was going fast, veered off the road and hit a tree on Chester Road near the intersection with Larry Anderson Road. The man had to […]

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‘Super Scientific Circus’ at BPACC

The “Super Scientific Circus” program at Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center combined showmanship and magic tricks to entertain and educate the weekend before Thanksgiving and also during special showings on the Monday before the holiday. The show proved that science can be fun and funny. Performers used circus skills, bubbles, magic and humor to […]

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‘You’re going down, turkey!’

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Winners of the 2017 Turkey Shoot at Bartlett’s Singleton Community Center include marksmen in the following age brackets: Ages 8 and under: Jaxon Church, first; Angelo Sanchez, second; and Sarah Whalen, third Ages 9-12: Lucas Grozco, first; Zach Griffith, second; and Hayden Jordan, third Ages 13-17: Tanner Wade, first; Jared Smith, second; and Luke Luster, third Ages […]

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CBU student earns national pianist award

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Ralph Guimera, 18, of Eads has earned the Six Year National Award from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. He performed 10 memorized pieces each year for six years in Germantown’s Piano Guild Auditions, where he earned Superior Plus Ratings. He received the guild’s six-year pin and a porcelain bust of Beethoven from his teacher, […]

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Business Briefs

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Bartlett Allstate agency owner earns prestigious designation As a business leader and involved citizen in the Memphis area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Daniel Garcia has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017. The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon 26 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. The designation is […]

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Fired testing company seeks $25.3M despite TNReady’s bumpy rollout

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Tennessee officials won’t talk about the state’s ongoing dispute with the testing company it fired last year, but the company’s president is. Henry Scherich says Tennessee owes Measurement Inc. $25.3 million for services associated with TNReady, the state’s new standardized test for its public schools. That’s nearly a quarter of the company’s five-year, $108 million […]

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All Southwest Choir performs

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett honored for safety

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Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital industry watchdog. This marks the eighth consecutive grading period in which Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett has received an “A.” Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is the only hospital in Shelby County to receive an “A” grade. The Leapfrog Hospital […]

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Carpenters tribute packs BPACC

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Michelle Berting Brett, lauded as “a richly gifted vocalist” by JazzTimes Magazine, starred in the Nov. 18 performance of a Carpenters tribute show at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC). “We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered” celebrates the music of brother-and-sister duo Karen and Richard Carpenter, who were one of the most successful […]

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Bartlett High students compete in speech

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