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Bartlett City Beautiful adds powerful state and national affiliation

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Saturdays are normally a day of relaxation or work around the home, but a group of dedicated Bartlett citizens known as the Keep Bartlett Beautiful (KBB) Commission gathered at 1 p.m. in Bartlett Station Municipal Center to celebrate their latest accomplishment. Their efforts earned an affiliation with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB). Mayor Keith […]

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BPACC announces Aug. 28 auditions for November musical

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Want to do some live acting on stage? You’ll be happy about the latest news from the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center: The BPACC Little Theatre program launches this November. Auditions for the entertaining and touching musical comedy “Smoke on the Mountain” will be 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Center. Performance dates will […]

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Doubling down: Arlington restaurant moves to Millington for expansion

The grill is being fired up, the sauce is being created and the pies are being whipped. For a year and a half, the menu of Double D’s BBQ Restaurant and Lounge came to life at the previous location of 9508 Millington-Arlington Road. The taste of smoked ribs, homemade buttermilk pies and thick-cut bologna led […]

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Volunteers sought for mass casualty exercise in Shelby County

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If there’s a little drama in you, Shelby County needs your acting skills. A mass casualty exercise on Oct. 11 needs volunteers to role play patients experiencing illness or injuries. The event is practice for a large-scale disaster and mass medical surge. Partners include the Shelby County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, Agricenter […]

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New tool improves complex spinal surgeries at Saint Francis-Bartlett

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Saint Francis Hospital in Bartlett is using new spinal surgery technology that helps doctors be more precise and typically improves patient outcomes. The hospital is the first in the area to have an O-arm Multidimensional Imaging System. It provides a three-dimensional view of the spine – particularly useful for complex cases such as spinal fusions. […]

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Second Saturday Divorce Workshop to launch in Memphis Aug. 12

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When WIFE.org co-founders and KPBS Local Heroes Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall founded Second Saturday Divorce Workshops through their non-profit organization 25 years ago, they never imagined that they would be offering support to tens of thousands of women struggling with divorce processes. These workshops have cropped up around the country, and with over half […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: Are we spectators or participators in helping?

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We do not have to look very far to find someone who needs a miracle. There are lots of people who are suffering some type of crisis with everything from health problems, their children, and grieving over a loss, to finances, marriage issues and addictions. When we see and hear about difficulties, we become sympathetic, […]

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Bartlett city board sets hearing for new assisted living facility

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The Bartlett city board and mayor took another step toward issuing a special use permit for a new assisted living facility at the July 25 business meeting. They set a public hearing for Aug. 22. The proposed facility would be north of U.S. 64 on the northeast corner of New Brunswick and Brunswick Roads. In […]

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Bartlett seeks applications for Mayor’s Youth Council

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The city of Bartlett Mayor’s Youth Council will be starting up for the 2017-2018 school year, and aspiring students need to get their applications in by Aug. 18. The Mayor’s Youth Council consists of a group of 20 students who are selected each year through an application interview process. Members will work with the mayor […]

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BCS students travel to Ecuador for summer missions trip

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For the eighth year in a row, Briarcrest Christian High School has sent students and teachers to Misahuallí, Ecuador, to assist the Jungle Kids for Christ ministry at Antioch Christian Academy. Jungle Kids for Christ is an organization that is passionate about empowering children for God’s glory in the jungle of Ecuador so that they […]

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Girl Scouts open up 23 new badges in STEM and outdoors

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has released new badges in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the outdoors, areas girls are not typically encouraged to explore outside of Girl Scouting. The badges are debuting on the organization’s first digital platform for volunteers, making it more accessible than ever to unleash […]

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Shelby County mayor’s Fight Blight Team holds closing ceremony

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Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr., thanked the members of the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team at a ceremony this past Friday, at Agricenter International at 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event honored the young people and their supervisors who have been part of the 10 work teams since June 5. “I’m so pleased […]

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