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David Sedgwick Sr.

David Sedgwick Sr., 73, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital. Mr. Sedgwick was a fleet director in the automotive industries for more than 32 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Paula Sedgwick; his daughter, Carrie Sedgwick; his sons, David Sedgwick and Mark Sedgwick; his grandchildren, Morgan, […]

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Arlington town superintendent resigns for Millington post

Editor’s note: On Jan. 23, Ed Haley reversed his decision to leave the Arlington position; see the updated story here. Staff reports Ed Haley starts a new career February 1 as Millington city manager, but he leaves behind a long legacy of work as Arlington’s town superintendent. He tendered his resignation in Arlington on Jan. […]

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Back in Bartlett for Jan. 23, 2014

35 years ago Teens give joy to local octogenarian About all Joseph Thomas is able to do these days (Jan. 25, 1979) is feed peanuts to the squirrels in his backyard, patiently gaze out his front window, and watch for “his” children who come along twice each weekday. Bent with arthritis and 82 years old, […]

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Farm Bill passage is long overdue

By Pettus Read Tenn. Farm Bureau Recently, I passed a church sign that had some really good words of wisdom lettered upon it. It said, “Don’t be caught leaning on the handle of a shovel while praying for a hole.” If that is not profound then I don’t know what is. It seems lately that […]

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Grandpa races to scene of the cry

Rick Jacobs

By Rick Jacobs Columnist Now, time for: Bragnet! The following is an accurate account of a series of events that occurred in a real house, in a real cove, in a real city. The story is true. The diapers were changed to protect the skin. The city is Bartlett. My name’s Grandpa. I carry a […]

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Rural America needs reform of farm program

By Chris Petersen Guest columnist Thanks to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), both the Senate and House versions of the farm bill include a strict limit on farm program payments. Some Farm Bill Conference Committee members want to remove those farm limits, but that would be a mistake. Here in rural […]

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Agricenter sets Feb. 28 deadline for poster entries


Agricenter International in Memphis is inviting students to participate in the “2014 Ag Day” Poster Contest by the Feb. 28 deadline. Students throughout Shelby County Schools, private schools, and home-school groups in grades three through eight are eligible to enter. Posters can be a maximum of 11 by 14 inches and should be done in […]

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‘Super Sale’ on Jan. 25 to fund Guatemala mission trip

Bartlett Baptist Church has schedule its annual “Super Sale” for 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 25. The massive rummage sale will be indoors at the church’s Worship Center at 3465 Kirby Whitten Parkway in Bartlett. Items for sale vary each year, but organizers say there is never a shortage of furniture, exercise equipment, children’s clothes and […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Jan. 13-20, 2014


The Bartlett Police Department reported the following activities for the period of Dec. 13-20: Firebird’s parking lot: Responded on Jan. 14 to report of auto burglary at the Firebird’s Restaurant on Highway 64. The complainant said someone broke into the driver’s door of her 2013 truck in the parking lot between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 […]

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AHS secretary indicted, $172K missing

An estimated $172,000 missing from Arlington High School funds led to the indictment last week of former financial secretary Toni Cox. An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s office found that she allegedly misappropriated at least $142,000 of school collections from Arlington High School for herself and took an additional $30,000 – much of it collected […]

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Lakeland City Hall flood estimated at $50K

Repairs amounting to an estimated $50,000 will continue at least through Feb. 1 at Lakeland City Hall in the aftermath of a water heater explosion that occurred over the Jan. 10-12 weekend. Every baseboard within range of the water will have to be replaced as well as most of the carpeted areas. Lakeland City Manager […]

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Area home sales show solid growth

The Memphis Area Home Sales Report showed year-over-year home sales growth trends in 2013 for Bartlett, Arlington, and Lakeland. “It was a very solid year for the local market with sales up almost seven percent and average sales price rising 10.6 percent,” said Greg Glosson, president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR). “Certainly, […]

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