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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Legals for Feb. 15, 2018

Legals - Announcements
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‘It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men’

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Former Bartlett resident faces trial in deadly 2015 train wreck

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Former Bartlett resident and suspended Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian got some stunning news on Feb. 6: He will stand trial after all for the 2015 train accident that killed eight people and left about 200 more injured. Bostian, 34, is a 2001 graduate of Bartlett High School. The prosecution has been a stop-and-start affair from […]

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Lakeland Elementary nominated for national honor

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Lakeland Elementary School (LES) is in the running for a national honor. On Feb. 9, Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell announced that LES is one of six Tennessee schools nominated for the National Blue Ribbon School designation. LES was nominated as an “Exemplary High Performing School.” indicating that its scores were at least in the top […]

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20 fire fatalities make January TN’s third-deadliest month since 2010

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NASHVILLE — The latest tally of January fire fatalities has the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) urgently renewing its call that residents turn their focus to fire prevention during the high-risk winter months. Current SFMO data indicates that 15 fatal fires caused 20 fatalities in Tennessee during January 2018, making it the third-deadliest month for […]

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Real estate summit to yield expert market analysis on Feb. 22

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MEMPHIS — Real estate leaders will offer their reviews and insights for the Memphis-area commercial market at the 16th annual Commercial Property Forecast Summit on Feb. 22 at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts, 225 S. Main St., Memphis. The program is presented by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Commercial Council. Registration begins at […]

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Shelby County needs veterans as court mentors

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The Shelby County Veterans Treatment Court is currently seeking veterans to serve as mentors to fellow veterans that have violated the community trust by committing a felony or misdemeanor offense. The mission of the Mentoring Program is to support the veteran through their readjustment to civilian life, to assist the veteran navigate through the court, […]

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Bartlett, Arlington youths win with fire prevention posters

NASHVILLE — Bartlett and Arlington children were among the artists recognized by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) in its 2017 Fire Prevention Poster Contest and Fire Prevention Video Contest. The awards event was on Feb. 10 at Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Governor’s Residence in Nashville. Both statewide contests were designed to harness Tennesseans’ […]

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TN is 8th from last among states in immigrants’ impact

Source: WalletHub With immigration reform remaining one of the biggest policy issues in 2018, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2018’s Economic Impact of Immigration by State. In order to determine which states benefit most from immigration, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics, ranging […]

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Collegiate Corner

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Colleges and universities have the following announcements about Mid-South students. Honors Taylor Mallett of Arlington was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. Eligible students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Britney Bost of Bartlett […]

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Girls in grades 4+ can enter Girl Scouts infographic contest

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The Girls Scouts Heart of the South regional council, based in Memphis, is calling for girls to enter the nationwide One Heart One Voice National Infographic Contest. It is open to all girls in grades 4-12. The event is in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and […]

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Bartlett Chick-fil-A to open by early April

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It’s possible there could be a long-anticipated chick, or at least chicken, in Bartlett’s Easter basket this year. Allen Arant is opening his and the city’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant sometime around the end of March or early April. The exact date has not yet been announced. “The store is under construction and looking pretty good […]

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