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Church grew from ‘Bush Harbor’ with community pride

Editor’s note: This series will run weekly throughout 2016 to highlight Bartlett’s history in honor of its 150th anniversary this year. The Educational Annex The church’s Educational Annex was formerly the Bartlett Elementary School, which opened in 1910 for grades 1-6 with two classrooms and a chapel. During 1914-1916, another classroom was added. In 1924 […]

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Atheists sue sheriff for alleged censorship, religious messaging

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American Atheists along with a resident of Bradley County, Tenn., filed suit in federal district court in Eastern Tennessee Monday against Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson for alleged violations of the First Amendment. The organization states that the purpose of the suit is to stop the sheriff’s policy of censoring comments that are negative or […]

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At-a-Glance for April 21, 2016

6th RE:FUEL Conference set for April 22 The sixth annual RE:FUEL Memphis Conference is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. April 22 with keynote speaker Jase Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. This family event of inspiring speakers, music and the launch of a new online tool will be at Highland Church, 400 North Houston Levee, Cordova. RE:FUEL Memphis is […]

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Cordova writer signs with Tate Publishing

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Cordova author Adriane P. O’Neal has signed with Tate Publishing to begin the publication of her non-fiction book, Prayer, Praise, and Worship. A story of experience and lifestyle, Prayer, Praise, and Worship is a work of practical information for the novice in Christianity to aid the way with God. “My inspiration for writing this book […]

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SBA, Kate Dudek honored for charity, social work

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic church in the U.S. and one of the 10 largest in the world, has announced student Kate Dudek and St. Benedict at Auburndale High School, as a 2016 Charity and Social Service Honoree. Dudek and St. Benedict are one […]

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April 16 prayer breakfast draws White House correspondent

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White House correspondent and author William Koenig will be the featured speaker at the inaugural Memphis and Shelby County Prayer Breakfast. The event is planned for April 16 at the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church at 6655 Winchester Road, Memphis. Koenig’s topic will be, “Such a Time as This: America at the Crossroads.” He is […]

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Tranquil view for a troubling Easter: Armed visitor diverted from Bellevue service

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[Editor’s note: Corrected to accurately describe the rifle. It was not an assault rifle.] The armed man who visited Bellevue Baptist Church on Easter Sunday remained under a mental health evaluation as of Tuesday. Marcus Donald, 31, entered the church with a loaded .40-caliber Beretta in his pants pocket and a 300 Black Out AR […]

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Mormon missionaries serve, witness to Bartlett

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Editor’s note: Mormon missionaries do not commonly share their first names because they view their mission work as representing their savior, not themselves. “Sister” is used in lieu of first names for female missionaries, and “Elder” for male missionaries. Two missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as the LDS […]

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St. Philip’s youth group takes part in skit about teen dating violence

St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church Youth participated in an interactive skit last month to explore unhealthy dating relationships. The performance was facilitated by Fayette Cares staff as an ongoing effort to prevent abuse and spark social change. Violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18. Some, especially tweens and teens, misinterpret […]

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St. Ann students bring ‘Godspell’ to the stage for 3 performances

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In just a couple of weeks, students at St. Ann Catholic School in Bartlett will present the iconic Broadway musical Godspell, the Gospel according to Matthew, as told through rock music. Performances will be Wednesday-Friday at 7 p.m. March 2-4 in the St. Benedict Auditorium at 8250 Varnavas Drive, Cordova. Godspell tells the story of […]

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