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New church blesses area at gas station

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Twenty cents off every gallon of gas is one way to make a great first impression. At least one church hopes so. Members of New Season Church, a new church that currently meets at Bolton High School, introduced themselves to their community by offering inexpensive gasoline and free bottled water. The church members not only […]

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Mud Camp unites Memphis-area kids of different races, religions in fun

“That was so awesome! I can’t wait to do it again!” Jocelyn said as she scampered off towards the black tubular slide. The slide, one of two, sits atop a sloped embankment and deposits children, like Jocelyn, into the caramel brown waters of the Mud Hole (or Mud Pit, depending on your preference) — the […]

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Love endures crises of health, failing self-confidence

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A very dear friend of mine is going through a difficult time. Her dear mother recently suffered a stroke. Sherry was the one who found her and the way she found her is a story in itself. Sherry was cutting her yard and, without warning, her lawnmower quit working. So she called her mother to […]

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Fireworks to light up Bartlett July 2

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Bartlett will celebrate the upcoming July 4 holiday with its 2015 Star Spangled Fireworks Extravaganza on July 2. Citizens are invited to gather at the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center, 3663 Appling Road, 6:30-9:30 p.m. All activities will take place on the lawn of the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) and Appling Middle […]

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Same-sex marriage opponents decry SCOTUS decision

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Several Tennessee-based opponents of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision on marriage equality were quick to express their opposition. Tennessee’s attorney general, Herbert H. Slatery III, spoke out Friday against the Supreme Court’s opinion that affirmed marriage equality rights in two same-sex marriage cases (Tanco v. Haslam and Obergefell v. Hodges). “Today’s United States Supreme […]

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At a Glance for June 18, 2015

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Attention to all pirates: a free movie airs Friday Your favorite free movie series isn’t over yet! “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” will show Friday night at W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett as part of the 2015 Bartlett Station Movies in the Park. Food vendors will arrive at 7 p.m., […]

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St. Benedict High School gets full-time chaplain

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The Rev. Herbert Ene has joined St. Benedict at Auburndale High School (SBA) as a full-time chaplain. He joins Spiritual Affairs Director Hannah Keegan in the school’s Spiritual Affairs Office. Ene is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Nigeria. He was ordained in August 1997, having completed his bachelor of philosophy and bachelor […]

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Camp Conquest conquers summer boredom

Campers started having fun right away at Camp Conquest, a Christ-centered overnight camp at 849 Rocky Point Road, Cordova. The camp is designed for children and adults with special needs, chronic illnesses and disabilities. See more photos and videos on the camp’s website. For details about what the camp offers, visit the website at campconquest.com, […]

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Historical marker unveiled in Rosemark

Above the steady rumble of cicadas were family, church members, civic leaders and community supporters who gathered Monday for a special event. They were on hand for the dedication and unveiling of the Shelby County Historical Marker for Anthony Chapel School and Greenwood A.M.E. Church and Cemetery in Rosemark. The Historical Archives of Rosemark & […]

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A service in remembrance of sacrifices

Observers of Memorial Day weekend gathered at Bartlett Woods Church of Christ (7900 Old Brownsville Road, Arlington) on Sunday, May 24, for a ceremony to remember the sacrifices of military veterans as well as first responders at home. Services included: Opening prelude, “There She Stands” Presentation of Colors by the Bartlett Police Honor Guard Pledge […]

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