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Lakeland, Arlington share candidates for school superintendent

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Lakeland and Arlington school boards separately interviewed the same four candidates for superintendent on Jan. 20. Although the leading candidate was not yet chosen at press time on Monday, one or more job offers may soon be on the table. The boards planned to meet separately Monday afternoon to compare […]

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Boys basketball camp planned for Jan. 2-4

St. Benedict at Auburndale Varsity Boys’ Head Basketball Coach Caleb Marcum is hosting his annual SBA Holiday Hoops Basketball Camp for boys in grades 1-8 on Jan. 2-4 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the school, 8250 Varnavas Drive at Germantown Parkway in Cordova. Take the extra days after the holidays to work on […]

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Resolving to tighten and cherish those ‘ties that bind’ for 2013

Rick Jacobs

By Rick Jacobs Columnist When this column goes to print, Christmas will have come and gone. The gifts have been opened and the lines to exchange or return some of them will be long and slow moving. Lights and trees will come down. Christmas music will be shelved until next year. In a few short […]

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Future advanced technology: Let’s define ‘advanced’


By Robert McGowan Columnist Have you heard or read about graphene? If you haven’t, it is a newly discovered and very special form of graphite. This is a special breakthrough — so special that two scientists who were the first to produce single-atomic thick crystals of graphite were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. […]

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3 lessons I got right this year


By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Once again, I look back over an imperfect year and see many small steps (the only kind that ever seem to get me anywhere) that helped me be more authentic, kind, and happy today. It’s been an uneven path of successes and failures: I worked hard to lose 60 pounds, […]

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Panthers fall to Southwind Jaguars

The Bartlett Panthers fell to Southwind 70-45 Friday night at home. Bartlett played the 8-2 Jaguars neck and neck in the first quarter but lost momentum in the second, taking a 39-31 deficit into halftime. While the Panthers nearly matched Southwind bucket for bucket in the third period, they were outscored 17-4 in the closing […]

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Bolton wins against FCA

Bolton beat FCA 75-53 on Dec. 16 to improve to 9-2 on the season. The Wildcats trailed 19-17 after the first quarter but put together a strong second quarter to take a 36-32 lead into the half. Bolton put it all together to open the second half, going on a 26-5 run. Trebor Jackson led […]

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Higdon bags his first deer

First-grader Cooper Higdon of Bartlett, 6, harvested his first deer on the family farm in Mississippi on Dec. 14. He is the son of Randy and Kelli Higdon. He was hunting with his father and says he wants to pass the deer count of his brother, Parker.

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Miss. State to honor Bartlett vet Feb. 7

A Bartlett native will be among the honorees at the annual Mississippi State University Alumni Association awards banquet on Feb. 7. The College of Veterinary Medicine is honoring Susanne Taylor of Bartlett as its alumni of the year. A 1983 doctor of veterinary medicine graduate, she owns the Wolfchase Animal Hospital. Each of MSU’s eight […]

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Church float winner


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Local students perform on TV for Belmont

Two Shelby County students were among the performers in a nationally televised Christmas concert this month. Aileen Fitzgerald of Arlington and Jeffrey Arnold of Cordova were among more than 800 Belmont University student musicians, singers and faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir performing in “Christmas at Belmont.” Hosted by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, the […]

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Lakeland native among USM’s grads

Paul Robert West of Lakeland was among the graduates at the University of Southern Mississippi’s fall commencement exercises on Dec. 13 in Hattiesburg, Miss. He earned a bachelor of science degree. The event was held at Reed Green Coliseum. Mississippi Supreme Court Justices James Kitchens and Randy Pierce served as commencement speakers.

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