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Education

Teen theaters

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Last weekend’s local high school theater performances brought big action and big casts to two area stages. ABOVE: Arlington High School performs the preamble in “School House Rock.” BELOW: These are serious faces for seriously funny times in the dark comedy of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Bartlett High School, featuring Heather Leslie, Bridgett Church, […]

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Cordova school to host qualifier for history bee

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For the second straight year, First Assembly Christian School in Cordova will play host on Saturday, Nov. 1, to the West Tennessee History Bee and Bowl. With as many as 25 teams coming from throughout the Memphis metropolitan area and beyond, the FACS contest is expected to be one of the largest in the nation. National […]

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BCS makes first $680K payment to Shelby County Schools

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The Bartlett City Schools District pulled out its checkbook to write a long stream of numbers this week. The first payment of $608,198 was due to Shelby County Schools as of Nov. 1, and the superintendent and school board ensured it would be delivered early. Teresa Winter, the chief financial officer (CFO) for Bartlett City […]

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Lady Panthers headed to state after winning region

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  Led by the MVP performance of senior Kenzie Fields, the Bartlett Lady Panthers are once again Region 7-3A Volleyball champions. The Lady Panthers advanced to the title game beating Hardin County, the District 13-3A runner ups. Bartlett would face the Munford Lady Cougars after they sweep the Bolton Lady Wildcats in the other semifinal […]

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Bartlett wins annual BHS Bowl

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True blue, Bolton team captain Eric Kemp told it like it is. “It’s the rivalry of the year. We don’t like them and they don’t like us but we respect each other,” said Kemp of the “BHS Bowl” matchup between Bartlett and Bolton. Bartlett wide receiver C.J. Burrow added, “We always have a big rivalry […]

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Festival tosses

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Ellendale Elementary drew crowds to enjoy a race, the vendors’foods, games, music, face painting and more on Saturday at the Spike’s Sprint 5K & Fun Run and Festival. ABOVE: Addison Brown takes aim at paper plates with a little coaching. BELOW: Four-year-old Jackson Frendt hasn’t quite mastered the tight spiral yet, but he’s working on it.

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Teen prostitution rumors under investigation at Bolton High

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Spokesmen for the Shelby County School district are providing scant information about allegations that a teen girl has been selling sex at Bolton High School. The district did note on Tuesday that six students have been suspended so far for various reasons as a result of the investigation. A spokesman for Shelby County Schools said […]

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At a Glance for Oct. 23, 2014

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Fall festivals earn smiles this weekend Bartlett is ready for the scent of candied apples and fall fun this weekend: A Halloween carnival at Singleton Community Center (7266 Third Road, Bartlett), 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24. The Bon Lin Elementary Carnival and Auction. 1-5 p.m. Oct. 25. The Bartlett Recreation Center’s Trunk or Treat (7700 Flaherty Place, Bartlett), […]

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District win for Bartlett Lady Panthers

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Before their Regional win on Oct. 14, the Bartlett Lady Panthers beat Bolton in three sets last Wednesday to win the District 14-AAA Championship with a 37-6 season — undefeated in district play and ranked 11th in the state. (RELATED: See our story on their Region 7-3A win.)  

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Bartlett falls to 3-4 for season

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Bartlett fell to 3-4 on the season Friday after losing 33-14 to Dyersburg at home. The Trojans’ run-heavy offense picked up all 428 yards on the ground. Bartlett got an early spark from Lamarcus Young, who returned a kickoff for 92 yards in the first quarter.

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