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Daily Archives: December 13, 2017

North Pole News: Holiday song dispute and reindeer rights

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This week I’ve decided to stray slightly from the usual theme of this column and revive a popular annual tradition from years ago. I bring you the 2017 edition of: “News from the North Pole!” The official list of “That’s Not a Christmas Song” – otherwise known as T-NACS – was released recently, and committee […]

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School district, superintendent rank high in Top Workplaces

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Bartlett City Schools has been ranked second in the “Top 10 Large Business Workplaces” in the Memphis area. Memphis is home to thousands of companies large and small, including multiple major corporations that have been established in the Mid-South for decades. Jason Sykes, BCS communications, volunteer & outreach coordinator, said, “We are honored to receive […]

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‘Snowkus Pocus’ wows at BPACC

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Lawsuit adds tension to Lakeland High project

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Cary and Lillie (Lou) Melton are among a group of Lakeland residents who refuse to accept their city’s and school district’s plans to issue $60 million in bonds without getting public approval. Of that amount, an estimated $36.5 million would be used to build a high school. The Meltons have taken it a step further, […]

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Arlington Square sparkles with Christmas spirit

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Last weekend’s 2017 Christmas on the Square in Arlington drew hundreds of families and individuals to enjoy hot cocoa, see the square’s big Christmas tree lighting, hear live music, put in a good word with Santa and rev up their holiday spirits. Attendees were invited to enjoy free carriage rides, a tiny train ride for […]

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Apply now for next free Citizens Police Academy

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Are you interested in seeing what it’s like to drive a police car or learning how fingerprints are taken? The Bartlett Police Department has a free class that lets you do those things plus so much more. The Citizens Police Academy to be offered in Bartlett this spring is a fun, free, informative 10-week course. […]

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Bartlett artists spotlighted at WinterArts

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Three Bartlett artists have been selected to show their work at the 2017 edition of WinterArts. The seasonal exhibition – often cited as “The South’s Premiere Holiday Artists’ Market” – is underway through Dec. 24 in east Memphis at Park Place Centre, 1215 Ridgeway Road at Park Avenue. This year’s WinterArts welcomes Bartlett resident Michele […]

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Election commission relocates downtown office

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MEMPHIS — The Downtown office of the Shelby County Election Commission has moved from its current space to the building next door at 157 Poplar Ave., Suite 137. The building in the same one in which Downtown early voting has taken place. The move was originally schedule for earlier in November, but delays in carpet […]

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Bartlett choral students warm up a winter’s eve

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Suburban school leaders say districts’ formation didn’t hurt Shelby County Schools

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Leaders of Arlington and Germantown school districts told a town council near Chattanooga last week that their towns’ 2014 secession from Shelby County Schools didn’t hurt the urban district left behind. But that’s not true. In one glaring example, Shelby County Schools was saddled with a $1 billion-plus liability for employee retirement benefits as part […]

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Arlington teen crowned

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Bartlett High artists earns honor

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