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Legals for Jan. 18, 2018

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Woman robbed at gunpoint in Kroger parking lot

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Law enforcement is investigating an armed robbery at Kroger in the 9000 block of Highway 64 in Lakeland. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with victim who said she was robbed at gunpoint. According to the report, the victim was loading her groceries into her car when she was approached by a man. The man […]

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Authorities investigating attempted carjacking at Sonic

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Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a carjacking that just doesn’t make sense. It happened at the Sonic in Lakeland in midnight. The Sheriff’s Office says two brothers and two of their friends were sitting in the car when armed men stole their watches and the car. At least, that’s how the brothers described it. […]

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Corker releases statement on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump proclaimed January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. “With the establishment of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and matching $25 million contributions from the U.S. and United Kingdom, […]

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Another snow day: Schools closed Thursday

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All three public school districts in our coverage area (Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland) are remaining closed another day. Sorry, parents — but enjoy the day off, kids!

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Bolton vs. Bartlett: Battle of BHS

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This past Friday night the Bartlett Panthers squads traveled to rival and District 14-3A foes the Bolton Wildcats for the first of two regular-season showdowns for the 2017-18 season. Panthers like Jefferson Walker gave a solid effort but came up short. The Wildcats were able to sweep the night with the Lady Wildcats beating the […]

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Home Weatherization Program applications open to Shelby County homeowners

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Homeowners who need attic insulation, broken window replacements, HVAC, water heater and other repairs to make their homes more energy efficient, are encouraged to apply for MIFA and MLGW’s Share the Pennies Home Weatherization Program. Applications will be open online at MIFA.org/sharethepennies to all qualified Shelby County homeowners starting Tuesday, Jan. 9 and will remain […]

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Coalition shares Blueprint for Sensible Justice with gubernatorial candidates

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice sent its 2018 “Blueprint for a Sensible Justice System” to all Tennessee gubernatorial candidates this week. The blueprint outlines recommended reforms to the criminal justice system to enhance public safety and save taxpayers money. The blueprint calls on the next governor to adopt reforms in the areas of: […]

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Germantown law firm selected as first ‘Wise Choice’ by Andy Wise

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Since leaving the Memphis television market late last year after nearly two decades as a consumer investigative reporter, Andy Wise has formed a new company called Wise Choices which will be a direct resources for consumers to save money, avoid scams, and make wise choices. He will be recommending top-notch businesses after a thorough and […]

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Trump visit follows the 10th rural hospital closure since 2010

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President Trump’s visit to Nashville comes on the heels of the announcement that the 10th rural hospital will close in the Volunteer State since 2010, all while Republicans have held total control of the state government. Republican State Representative, Steve McDaniel laid the blame directly at the feet of other Republicans for blocking Medicaid Expansion. […]

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From Senator Alexander’s desk

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This year was a productive one in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the committee I chair: 13 substantial bills in the committee’s jurisdiction were signed into law; our committee approved 32 of President Trump’s nominees; and we held 32 hearings to tackle issues important to Tennessee families. In 2017, the committee took […]

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Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett welcomes first baby of 2018

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The staff at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett welcomed their first baby of 2018 when Khazi Robbins was born at 5:59 p.m. on January 1. Khazi’s parents are Kierra Smith and Domonick Robbins of Sommerville. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. “January 1 was actually my predicted due date, so I […]

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