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Bartlett defeats Houston Lady Mustangs

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St. Benedict loses season opener to Collierville

After holding St. Benedict scoreless, Collierville defensive tackle Devan Reynolds was holding his 8-month-old sister, Paisley, celebrating the 45-0 season opening victory with his family on Friday. “We stayed together as a unit. Our hard work in the off-season paid off for us. The scoreboard shows it tonight,” said Reynolds, a 5-8, 200-pound senior, who […]

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Lakeland Expo 2016

The annual Lakeland Expo, held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Lakeland Elementary School, drew guests to browse products and services that local businesses offer. Attendees also enjoyed demos and door prizes, as well as face painting, balloon twisting and games for the children. For more information, email ginny@mylakelandchamber.org.

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Lakeland’s city, school boards come together on construction issue

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The city of Lakeland and its municipal school district are working together to manage roadwork related to the construction and operation of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. The school district is negotiating with property owners for fewer than two acres of land where temporary access is needed during construction, and slivers of land are also needed […]

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Back to School

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LSS eyes $27K annual savings with software change

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Lakeland’s school board on Monday night approved a software change that could save the district thousands annually after the new middle school opens in August 2017. The board authorized Dr. Ted Horrell, superintendent of education, to negotiate a contract with Skyward Inc. The move will replace the Lakeland School System’s current business management (APECS), student […]

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Add pedestrian safety to back-to-school habits

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As summer comes to an end and the classroom roll call begins, 50 million childreacross the U.S. will head back to school. With 13 percent of those school childretypically walking or biking to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for […]

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‘Tolerance’ insults people but ‘acceptance’ welcomes them

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I was working with a leadership development group on the topic of conflict (one of my favorites). Rarely do I use another person’s slides, but that’s how this one worked out. I put up a slide—which I’d missed seeing somehow—that suggested we “develop a tolerance for others’ beliefs and norms.” My first thought was “How […]

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Education briefs for Aug. 4, 2016

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SCS bus routes to change for fall Shelby County Schools (SCS) is consolidating and changing bus routes this year for efficiency. Drivers began testing the new routes on Aug. 1. SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson said updated bus stop information will be online this week, and parents should receive a notification about any bus stop change […]

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Two backpack giveaways to aid local children

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TCC to donate thousands of backpacks Deserving young students in Bartlett will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon authorized retailer in the U.S., is partnering with A Wireless to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. More than 1,300 participating […]

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