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Bartlett signs letter to buy 20+ acres for TCAT campus

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The Bartlett city board has approved a letter of intent to buy just over 20 acres of property for the construction of a Bartlett campus for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The Gary W. Taylor Living Trust of Lakeland agreed to sell the land for $770,000. The purchase has a due diligence period of […]

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Stores soothe brides alarmed by dress company’s closure

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Mid-South brides were crying over the phone to their bridal salons Friday, worried that gowns for them and their bridesmaids won’t arrive. Their tears and fears are based on last Thursday’s abrupt shutdown of Alfred Angelo, a major national retailer and manufacturer of those gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is about […]

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LSS to weigh dress code options

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Last week, the Lakeland school board carried over the topic of a standardized dress code for students until its next meeting, but all other items on the July 10 meeting’s agenda passed. In a lengthier discussion at a previous meeting on June 10, board member Geoff Hicks advocated using uniforms at both schools to save […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 10-16, 2017

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Unsecured garages and unlocked vehicles were favorite targets of thieves in Bartlett last week. See those crimes and others in the following report from the Bartlett Police Department for the period of July 10-16. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: […]

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Memphis-area TSCPA chapter names new officers

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The Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants has selected new officers from across Shelby County. New officers include: President: Kelly Crow of Memphis, CPA, of Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck PLC, Memphis President-elect: Shirley McCauley of Arlington, CPA, MBA, of Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck PLC in Memphis Vice President of Programs: Patricia […]

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Corker releases statement on Trump actions against Iran

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on Tuesday in response to the Trump administration’s actions against Iran. The administration announced new sanctions along with certification of Tehran’s technical compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A […]

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Letter to the Editor: Quail Ridge donates leftovers to soup kitchen

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Hello, and I would like to say that I have never written in to the Bartlett Express before, but I am a subscriber and have enjoyed it for years. I felt so moved by the generosity of Quail Ridge Golf Course, that I felt it important to let someone know. The Quail Ridge Golf Course […]

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Safe driving begins at home: Our children see

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Fog envelops my glasses as the humidity rushes through the opening garage door. I fumble to open the truck door through the veil of moisture that is blocking my view. I flop into the driver’s seat and turn on the truck before buckling up and clearing my glasses. I put the truck in reverse and […]

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Utility hoax is further proof that good journalism trumps social media

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The hoax heard around the world … well, at least Memphis has shone a spotlight on a few issues. The one that jumps out to me personally is the need for good journalists, journalism and trustworthy outlets. On the morning of July 8, word spread quickly via social media that former Memphis Grizzlies player Zach […]

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Inaugural football tourney offers pre-season glimpse

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Community partnerships support BCS fine arts, sports

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Bartlett has supported its public school district from the beginning, and the new school year that began July 1 kicked off the second year of a special partnership with businesses, civic groups, churches and other organizations. The Bartlett City Schools District Sponsorship Program is working with sponsors to build a better foundation for sports and […]

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