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Bartlett uses ground game to pound Sheffield

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The high school football season opened with a bang for Bartlett High School. The Panthers ran roughshod over the Sheffield Crusaders, defeating the out-of-town opponent 42-0. Bartlett’s senior running back LaMarcus Young ran all over, and sometimes through, Sheffield defenders, racking up 156 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. Head Coach Jeff McFerran said […]

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Bolton falls to Trojans in season opener

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Love was in the air Friday night in Millington. No it wasn’t a fuzzy feeling or an emotion that filled the Flag City sky as the Bolton Wildcats arrived in town. Despite the buzz from passionate Millington Trojan fans in the Millington Football Stadium stands, the love in the air was the nickname of the […]

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Games & booths make big splash at Expo

Lakeland’s families, city leaders and school district administrators flocked to Lakeland Elementary School Saturday to enjoy the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce’s Family Expo. Admission was free, and businesses gave away samples, demos and discounts. Children of city and school leaders also gleefully pitched balls at the dunk tank until their parents took a big dive into […]

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Students score victory with 26,000 books read

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Congratulations to the big winners of this summer’s reading competition at the Bartlett library. City schools competed to see whose students could read the most books, with Bon Lin Elementary squeaking out a victory over Bartlett Elementary. Collectively, district students read more than 26,000 books this summer and earned school donations. The event was sponsored […]

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Lakeland district marks historic moment in land purchase

Lakeland School System’s march toward building a middle school by the fall of 2018 continues to gain momentum, from this month’s decision by the state Comptroller’s office to allow the city to issue $20 million in capital outlay notes to the Aug. 13 signature of contract documents purchasing 94 acres of land from the Jones […]

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Back-to-school art celebrates community at Bon Lin Elementary

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Students at Bon Lin Elementary School in Bartlett celebrated back to school with a collaborative art assignment. Art teachers, Karen Luellen and Aimee Jones, discussed what it means to be a community and work together. Students each were given a small piece of paper with part of a circle on it to create their art […]

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All Stars: ‘Starry Night’ lookalike cheers up Bartlett Elementary office

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Students at Bartlett Elementary had a big surprise waiting for them when school opened this month. There was brand-new art in the front office, courtesy of their talented teachers. ABOVE: Teachers broke out their paintbrushes, paints and artististic imagination to create their own version of Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.”

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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 Elementary cleared of mold concerns, board says

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To satisfy a Lakeland citizen concerned about unanswered questions in a 2014 mold abatement project, the school board invested $750 for the good of its students to get a new evaluation. The verdict from EnvironClean of Memphis: An all-clear from their experts. School superintendent Ted Horrell provided the report to the board and members of […]

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Area school districts see high enrollment

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The data is still fluctuating during this first week of school, but school districts in Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland already are seeing brisk enrollment numbers, kicking off their second year. Bartlett Bartlett, the largest of the three districts with 11 schools, had a district-wide enrollment of 8,162 students, or 95 percent of capacity, as of […]

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