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2015 Woman of the Year: Patti Jennings

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Originally from Memphis, Patti Jennings had made Bartlett home since the mid ’80s. Her passion for real estate work has helped to make Bartlett and the Mid-South in general a good home for many other families too over the past 32 years. Jennings owns Norman Realtors in Bartlett, and she buys, sells and manages properties […]

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MSCOR facility opens to help former inmates find work, resources

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A ribbon cutting on Tuesday marked the opening of a new kind of facility in Shelby County: The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Re-entry (MSCOR). Tennessee’s only joint-agency office to assist formerly incarcerated people find work and other resources officially opened Tuesday at its permanent location in south Memphis (1362 Mississippi Boulevard). The center previously […]

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First South Financial earns top 200 honor

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DepositAccounts has released the 2015 edition of its Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America, and First South Financial has made the list for the second straight year (one of only 66 credit unions to do so out of 6,655 total federally insured credit unions). To see the list, go online to https://www.depositaccounts.com/banks/health.aspx#healthiest. A more […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 13, 2015

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Winners named in reader poll on best of Bartlett Bartlett reveals its best and brightest, according to our readers votes, in the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. See the stories and photos in this issue! LSS on brink of signing school land contracts Lakeland School System Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell told the school board Monday that contract negotiations […]

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Lakeland Expo set for Aug. 15

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The Lakeland Chamber’s Family Expo will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Lakeland Elementary School. The event is designed for all ages from children through senior citizens. Admission is free. Businesses will be on hand to give demonstrations, samples and discounts, and there will be other giveaways throughout the day. Pink Flamingo […]

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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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