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Education

LSS updates its policies, preps legislative agenda

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The Lakeland School System’s board passed new a new policy about preventing and treating sports-related concussions, updated the operating budget and conducted other business at its Sept. 8 meeting. In other action board members updated policies on discipline procedures, child abuse and neglect, and homeless students. They also approved an emergency preparedness plan and the […]

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Fast-working armyworms destroy lawns, sports fields

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People with lush lawns should keep an eye on them: A recurring pest is here in droves. Moth larvae, known as fall armyworms, are chomping their way through Shelby and DeSoto counties. They are quite literally taking over your turf. The Mid-South is currently the marching grounds for the armyworm strain that loves a good […]

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Bartlett schools get $2.138M budget boost

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The Bartlett school board expanded its budget at the Aug. 25 meeting. The amendment to the General Fund Budget accounts for an additional $2.138 million from the County Commission, based on the district’s average daily attendance (ADA). Stephens said he talked with each director on budget items that had been deleted previously, and he recommended […]

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Saints down Gryphons in annual Battle of the Levee

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Briarcrest quarterback Jackson Walker celebrated his 16th birthday on Aug. 26 in the sweetest way possible, beating bitter rival St. George’s 37-14 in Collierville. “I was hoping for one (a win as a birthday present),” said Walker as he fielded happy birthdays from happy Briarcrest fans. “I couldn’t appreciate it until after we won. It […]

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At a Glance for Sept. 1, 2016

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Golfers ask for support to raise education dollars The Bartlett Education Foundation has teamed up with First Tennessee Bank, Brother Industries and area companies and restaurants for its first Golfathon. About 40 golfers will attempt to play 100 holes of golf on Sept. 20 at Quail Ridge Golf Course. These golfers will be asking for donation support […]

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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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