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Saint Francis nurse earns national honor

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David McWhirter, a registered nurse at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, has been honored with the DAISY Award for Extra-ordinary Nurses. This national award recognizes nurses for the excellent care they provide to patients. (The award’s name is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) McWhirter joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in March 2015. He has been […]

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Olympus pops cork on $12M deal

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Shelby County was abuzz last week when news broke that Olympus plans to construct a new $12 million East Coast national service and distribution center in Bartlett Corporate Park and add 280 jobs. But the project has been in the works for about a year, according to Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce President John Threadgill. […]

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State scans for open burial plots at Galilee

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Although the biggest question about Galilee Memorial Gardens in recent months has been “where are the bodies buried?” the state is calling in experts with ground-penetrating radar for a different purpose: To find out where the bodies aren’t. Until stormy weather broke Tuesday morning, Ground Penetrating Radar Systems Inc. was prepared to begin scanning the […]

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BBB of Mid-South delivers an action-packed year of service

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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of the Mid-South, which serves 28 counties in west Tennessee, north Mississippi, and east Arkansas, saw increases in the services provided in 2015. BBB delivered 1.2 million reports on local companies to inquirers. Most inquiries were for: New and used car dealerships Home builders and general contractors Heating and air […]

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Bartlett to welcome new $12M Olympus facility

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Olympus officials announced Thursday that the company will construct a new East Coast national service and distribution center in Bartlett Corporate Park. Olympus will invest $12 million in the facility, which will operate as a service and distribution center […]

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News roundup for Jan. 28, 2016

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Agricenter hires director of communications MEMPHIS — John Charles Wilson, President of Agricenter International, has selected Christine Donhardt, ASLA, to serve as Director of Communications. She is tasked with sharing the mission of the Agricenter with the public through outreach, event planning, grant writing, and fundraising. Donhardt served for nearly five years in the Memphis-Shelby […]

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Ribbon cuttings for Jan. 14, 2016

Bartlett-area businesses that have had recent ribbon cuttings include the Asian Star Restaurant, Christian Care Center of Memphis, and Tricie’s Treasures. Asian Star The Bartlett Area Chamber and staff gathered at Asian Star for a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Jan. 5. The restaurant, which features Chinese and Japanese fare, is at 6158 Stage […]

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AWA banquet, auction to aid law students set for Jan. 21

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The 36th annual banquet and silent auction hosted by the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 21. The venue is the Tower Center at Clark Tower (5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 3300, Memphis). The event supports scholarships at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. The admission price […]

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Bartlett Business Expo offers early discounts

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The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) has announced the date and opened applications for the 2016 Bartlett Business Expo. It will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Bartlett Recreation Center. The annual event draws more than 1,000 attendees and is being presented this year by the city, the chamber and […]

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News Roundup for Jan. 7, 2015

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Specialty license plate available to honor veterans NASHVILLE — Paying tribute to Tennessee’s veterans, state Senator and physician Mark Green recently kicked off the specialty automobile plate sales program to assist with funding mental health services for military veterans. “Our men and women make an incredible sacrifice to serve our nation. The specialty tag program […]

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