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Higher court denies Lakeland’s appeal in bond lawsuit

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Lakeland lost an appeal last Wednesday and now faces a handful of its citizens in court. The Tennessee Court of Appeals in Jackson, Tenn., announced Jan. 30 that the court denied an interlocutory appeal filed by the City of Lakeland in the lawsuit, Melton vs. Lakeland. (According to uslegal.com, an interlocutory appeal is “an appeal […]

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Apply now for Youth Citizens Police Academy

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Bartlett Youth Citizens Police Academy is accepting applications from teens ages 14-16 now through May 28. The purpose of the academy is to increase the understanding of law enforcement by young citizens through education and interaction with members of the city’s police department. The academy gives youths the opportunity to learn firsthand, in an educational […]

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L.A. Fitness ribbon cutting

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Bartlett Exchange Club welcomes founding member as speaker

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Members of the Bartlett Exchange Club met at El Molino’s restaurant on Thursday, Feb. 1, and welcomed former president and founding member Bobby Simmons as the evening’s speaker. Simmons, a Bartlett alderman, shared his vision of the upcoming Shelby County elections where he is a candidate for Juvenile Court Clerk. Simmons, a career Shelby County […]

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SBA students join National March for Life

For the 28th year, more than 80 St. Benedict at Auburndale (SBA) students and chaperones traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Annual March for Life. The date marked the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, that legalized abortion in the U.S. The students and chaperones (which included 12 Christian […]

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Bartlett High softball seeks community support

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The Bartlett High School Lady Panthers have faced some financial challenges caused by a major theft and weather-related field damage, and they are asking for the community’s help. With the spring just around the corner the Bartlett Lady Panthers are busy with pre-season workouts and have tryouts scheduled later this month. For first year Head […]

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Bartlett schools announce Teachers of the Year

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Bartlett City Schools has announced that the following teachers have been selected as BCS Teacher of the Year division winners: Anthony Richardson — Pre-K-4 Category, Oak Elementary, for music Nick Wammack — 5-8 Category, Appling Middle for choir Catherine Solomon — 9-12 Category, Bartlett High School for English Jason Sykes, BCS communications, volunteer & outreach coordinator, said, “Congratulations […]

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Election commission launches redesigned, streamlined website

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The Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) launched its redesigned website, shelbyvote.com, on Jan. 31. The new site has a cleaner look and is designed to be more user friendly. Though the web site name itself is unchanged, the difference in the URL is that it now begins with https://. (This indicates that the session between […]

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2nd BCS Cheer and Pom Showcase draws area talent

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On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Bartlett High School Cheerleading program hosted its second Bartlett City Schools Cheer and Pom Showcase. The exhibition showcased the cheer, dance and pom squads from elementary and middle schools in the district, the Bartlett Youth cheer programs and a performance by the four competitive cheer teams of Bartlett High School. […]

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Bartlett welcomes Freedom Fair

The Freedom Fair, which celebrated the contributions of African-American artists and entrepreneurs during Black History Month, brought a roomful of authors and business people together Saturday in Bartlett. The event, held at the Singleton Community Center, gathered a roomful of authors, book distributors and entrepreneurs in cosmetics, jewelry, nutrition and more. The event was hosted […]

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Smokin’ D’s Bar-B-Que fulfills multiple missions from Millington

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MILLINGTON — Pastor Darrell Boyd has several passions in his life. He loves family and friends, meanwhile dedicating some time to being a big-time NASCAR fan. Boyd always had a love for making barbecue working alongside the late David Stroud winning a world championship in 2001. Add Boyd’s calling of being a minister, and all […]

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Business Briefs

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New at Pinnacle: Stephanie Pilkington and Ken Pruett have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as senior vice presidents and mortgage advisors. Pilkington comes to Pinnacle from American Mortgage Service Company, where she was a loan originator. Previously, she was a teller for INSOUTH Bank in Covington. Pilkington is a graduate of Dyersburg State Community College, and […]

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