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Lakeland board cuts third from chamber’s funding

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One of cinema’s most recognizable lines, a quotation from Cool Hand Luke, was applicable during tense discussions between the Lakeland Board of Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce. “What we got here is failure to communicate” ranks as the 11th best quotation in film history, according to the American Film Institute. But it ranks as the […]

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Father and son look back over 10 years of automotive shop

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While a local automotive business approaches a milestone anniversary, it’s been the relationship between the father and son duo that helped it grow. Christian Brother’s Automotive will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its Bartlett location in October. Scott Few, the shop’s owner, has been with CBA all 10 years and doesn’t see himself quitting the […]

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SERVPRO honors revenue growth in Bartlett, Cordova

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SERVPRO, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, recognized Ronald E. Barnett Sr. and Ronald E. Barnett Jr. and Kimberly Heather Tapp of SERVPRO of Bartlett/Cordova with the CHAIRMAN’S Platinum award for outstanding revenue performance. The awards event took place at the company’s 46th annual vonvention, held July 6- 10 at the […]

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Gateway debuts new look for Lakeland

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The Lakeland Chamber recently hosted a grand remodeling ribbon cutting for Gateway Tire, located at 9750 U.S. 64 in Lakeland. Customers, employees, city officials, and representatives of the the Lakeland Chamber were on hand to wield the big ribbon-cutting scissors and admire the eye-catching good looks of the center’s redesign.

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First South ranks in top 50 among healthy credit unions

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For the second year in a row, First South Financial Credit Union, headquartered in Bartlett, ranked high in the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America. Of 6,655 federally insured credit unions, First South ranked 48th in America and and No. 1 in Tennessee. First South has 15 Mid-South banking center locations. The ranking was […]

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Lakeland’s new planning director describes vision, priorities

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Tom Skehan is the new planning pirector for the City of Lakeland. He took time this week to speak with the Bartlett Express about his background and what he sees as the direction for Lakeland’s future. Where are you from? Well my dad was in the Air Force, so we transferred quite a bit. All […]

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Q&A introduces Lakeland’s new director of parks and recreation

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Robbie Spencer is Lakeland’s new director of parks and recreation. He sat down with the Bartlett Express to discuss his new role and how he wants to bring exciting changes to Lakeland. Can you give me a brief bio about yourself?  I come from a lot of places. I graduated high school in Ohio. I’ve […]

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New BPACC director brings skills, love of city

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Bartlett’s mayor announced Jason Sykes as the new director of the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) at the July 14 city board meeting. In an interview Monday, Sykes praised the center’s bright role in the community over the years and said he plans to continue along that path. He looks forward to adding […]

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Way more than doodles: Zentangles are meditative art

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It’s not doodling, he’s quick to point out. Doodling is mindless scribbling, usually an attempt to make time go by quicker. But Zentangles, no, that’s not doodling — quite the contrary. It’s a mindful attention to each mark, so that one is completely focused on the drawing at hand and nothing else. Nysha Nelson is […]

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Bartlett lawn company owner to oversee 300 in D.C. cemetery work

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Kenny D. Crenshaw, the owner and president of Bartlett-based Herbi-Systems Inc., is gearing up for his annual trip to the nation’s capital on July 20. This year marks 12 years of patriotic volunteerism and leadership for Crenshaw. In D.C., he serves as a “champion” or leader in the Arlington National Cemetery Renewal and Remembrance project, […]

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