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Arlington Wrestling Club continues winning honors

About 225 wrestlers competed for top honors at the Arlington Wrestling Club’s annual Bobcat Classic on Dec. 14 at Arlington High School. Tournament champions were William Westbrook, Chris DeLuca, Doug Sattler, Luke Kerns, and Clay Spicer. Second-place winners were Lucas Hunt, Michael Anderson, Josh Miller, Sam Lee, Garrett Johnson, and Nick Taylor. Third-place winners were […]

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Cops spread Christmas joy for kids

A “wall of blue” was in full effect at the Cordova Walmart Saturday, all in service of the jolliest holiday. Forty-eight law enforcement officers took underprivileged children on free Christmas shopping trips, courtesy of the Fraternal Order of Police,  Lodge No. 35. Officers participating in Cops-N-Kids 2013 represented Bartlett, Memphis, Mason, and University of Memphis […]

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Local athletes compete in All-Star game

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Sports Editor The annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game was getting ugly real fast. As some spectators were still finding their seats in the MUS Football Stadium Saturday, the Red Team was ahead 24-7 after one quarter. But the 12th edition of the All-Star game would end up being […]

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Bartlett boys down Eagles while Lady Panthers fall

The Bartlett boys’ basketball team improved to 3-5 on the season Friday by holding on to beat ECS 47-45 at home. After storming to a 14-5 lead early in the game, the Panthers lost some momentum in the second quarter and clung to a 25-21 lead at halftime. Bartlett began the second half hot, pushing […]

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Using the Tao to understand happiness

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By Robert McGowan Columnist A few days ago I watched a television program called “What Is Happiness.” I wish they would have answered the question for me. However, not unexpectedly, they didn’t or couldn’t. The program, a hodgepodge of inconsistencies and expanded trivialities, did motivate me to look again into a couple of books that […]

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2013 Christmas parade: You’re a winner, Mr. Grinch

Not shown: La Luz Del Mundo Church took home the trophy for Spirit of Christmas-Church. (The church’s photo was not available at press time and was published the following week; see it online here.) Photos by Tyrone Randall  

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Superintendent choices narrowed to three

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By Carolyn Bahm By this weekend, Bartlett residents could know who will lead the new city school district. Candidate interviews on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights will conclude with a special-called school board meeting on Friday to review the choices. The vote is expected to come as early as that Dec. 20 meeting. Although the […]

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Dec. 12 Legals

City of Bartlett City Owned & Seized Assets Internet Auction www.govdeals.com Thursday, Dec. 12th – Thursday, Dec. 26th 02 Ford Taurus SE, 2000 Explorer, 99 Chrysler 300M, 96 Infinity I30, 94 Ranger XLT, 91 Accord, 97 Tahoe, 95 Sonoma, 93 Escort, 94 Plymouth, 92 Accord, 02 Tahoe, 98 Sable, 2000 Grand AM, 01 Grand AM, […]

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Bahm named Express editor

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By Carolyn Bahm I’m a small-town woman from southern Mississippi, so Bartlett looks like a big and interesting place to me. But your bustle is already starting to feel like home sweet home when I get into the office. I started this week as the new editor of the Bartlett Express, and I’m enjoying meeting […]

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My feeders are not a McDonald’s for deer

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By Pettus L. Read As a young boy walking the lanes of my grandparents’ farm, I often heard the beautiful calls of a certain bird that seemed to make those days a little bit brighter, no matter what the purpose of my trip involved. If the walk involved getting up the milk cows for the […]

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Lucky and qualified to write today’s thoughts

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By Robert McGowan Yep, in a few months I’ll be 92 years old. I suppose that’s old and I will admit to stopping my writing here because I don’t know what to say next. I am really thankful to be such a lucky guy in many ways. Yes, lucky in many ways. But, instead of […]

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News from the North Pole

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By Rick Jacobs The wait is over! It is time once again for my annual, “News From the North Pole” column! (I will pause for a moment for the applause to die down). From the North Pole:   Santa’s elves have had to call in extra help from the Jockey Guild and work around the […]

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