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Ellendale Baptist Church marks 6 decades

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60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Invitations went out to previous members, pastors and staff members to join the Ellendale Baptist Church’s congregation in their 60th anniversary celebration on May 17. The morning worship service will be from 10 a.m. until about 11:45 a.m., including: A sermon delivered by former pastor Dr. Glen Putman A joint choir of […]

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At a Glance for May 7, 2015

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A kiss is but a kiss to a Boston Marathon runner Our hat’s off to the Lakeland runner who made a name for herself by completing the Boston Marathon April 20 and then stealing a quick runner’s smooch from one of the onlookers, according to the race’s traditions. Barbara Tatge’s photo of the kiss and […]

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Bartlett Christian Writers release May anthology

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Readers who are looking for another inspirational read have a treat in store: The Bartlett Christian Writers group has completed a new anthology to be released in May. “Looking Through the Rearview Mirror” is a compilation of short stories and poems which draw from the past to inspire the future. These twenty-four stories and poems […]

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Bartlett native takes mission trip to San Francisco

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Sarah Hogan, a native of Bartlett and and student at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, was part of a team that went on a mission trip to San Francisco last month. Ten Trevecca students went to the San Francisco Bay Area to minister to poverty-stricken immigrants, the homeless and people with HIV. They went to […]

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Faith-based groups to help SCS schools

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Twenty Shelby County schools will receive increased literacy and teacher effectiveness support for the 2015-2016 school year from faith-based organizations. The list includes some Priority Schools, identified by the State of Tennessee for being among the lowest-performing five percent in the state in terms of academic achievement. Others on the list are in need of […]

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At a Glance for April 2, 2015

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Municipal offices close to mark Good Friday Local municipalities have announced closings in honor of Good Friday on April 3 and Easter Sunday on April 5. Bartlett: City offices, the library and the animal Shelter will be closed on Friday, but the Bartlett Recreaction Center will be open for regular hours. Trash pick-up won’t be affected on […]

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CBU to feature ‘Nuns on the Bus’ speaker at April 16 symposium

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tenth Annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will feature Sister Simone Campbell of the Sisters of Social Service (SSS). She will speak at the symposium 7-9 p.m. April 16 in the University Theater at Christian Brothers University. The symposium is free and open to the public. Campbell is a well-known advocate for the poor and disenfranchised […]

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SBA team wins grand prize in Knowledge Bowl championship

  St. Ann Catholic School Bartlett took home the grand prize during the recent SBA Academic Day. Three SAS Knowledge Bowl teams competed against 15 other teams from six schools. One of St. Ann’s seventh- and eighth- grade teams went undefeated and won the championship. The team captain was Libbyclaire McGhee along with Kellon Musgrove, […]

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April 2 atheist event promoted with Arabic sign

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Memphis, Tenn. — An Arabic-language billboard that welcomes ex-Muslims to an atheist event went up recently in Memphis. The signage is among the promotions for the American Atheists 2015 National Convention. The event will be at the Peabody Hotel April 2-5. The billboard features a young girl wearing bunny ears with accompanying text reading, “An atheist convention […]

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