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Shelby County bus crashes on Austin Peay

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A Shelby County school bus carrying 32 children left Bolton High School Monday afternoon and crossed the center line southbound on Austin Peay Highway at Pleasant Ridge. The bus struck an 18-wheeler, injuring the bus driver and 10* children, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The driver, Jacqueline McKinley, 52, was taken to Regional One Medical […]

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Lakeland Prep tax vote bumped to October

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By the time the Lakeland city board meets on Sept. 23, residents will have had 10 or more public meetings where they can learn about the proposed new combined middle/high school and the $0.55 property tax increase to fund it over the next 30 years. The mayor and Board of Commissioners originally planned to vote […]

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Wildcats get Win No. 1

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Tigers gain early lead, beat Panthers 41-7

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Kicking off Arlington’s 41-7 District 14-AAA victory over Bartlett on Friday WAS the kickoff. A 76-yard return of the opening kickoff by Tevarious Foster that went to Bartlett’s 11-yard line led to the Tigers’ first touchdown 30 seconds after the game started and to Arlington coach Chris Wiley saying, “We got a pretty decent start […]

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Teacher in the tank

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Bolton High’s young world travelers

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Hundreds attend Lakeland town forum

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Citizens speak out on tax hike and middle/high school. Lakeland citizens stayed for nearly three hours at an Aug. 19 town forum to voice their support and their fears about the proposed $50 million combined middle and high school. Officials are looking at a 30-year $0.55 property tax increase to fund the facility, currently called […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 28, 2014

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Lakeland revs up meetings on $50M school The Lakeland school board is hosting special neighborhood meetings on the $50 million middle/ high school proposal: 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Lakeland City Hall for Creekside Manor. 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at the I.H. Clubhouse (4523 Canada Road) for The Pointe and Woodland Park. 6:30 p.m. Sept. […]

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Eagle Scout project renews Panther prints

  A couple of weeks before school started, Aaron Clemons of Bartlett completed an Eagle Scout project that honored the new Bartlett City Schools district and welcomed new students coming from Bolton. His project included refreshing the faded Bartlett Panther paw prints in front of Bartlett High School, adding paw prints in front of the […]

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Lakeland’s $50M school bond passes first vote

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The Lakeland city board unanimously approved a special $0.55 property tax Thursday to fund a $50 million middle/high school building project. The tax will not go into law until it passes a public hearing and final reading scheduled for Sept. 23. Bill Edwards, president of a Lakeland homeowners’ association, said he was concerned that not […]

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