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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, where and how to see it

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If you’re in the right place at the right time on Aug. 21, you can catch a glimpse of one of nature’s most stunning sights, a total solar eclipse. But lots of people have the same idea, so the sooner you make your travel plans the better. A total eclipse occurs when the moon completely […]

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Lakeland’s seniors pack a patriotic party

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Lakeland’s International Harvester Managerial Clubhouse was draped in red, white and blue, for the Seniors 55+ annual Stars & Stripes Dinner on June 16. The event, sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett and Trustmark Bank, drew about 50 guests, many of them in patriotic clothing. They enjoyed an evening of entertainment and a chance to […]

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Arlington lights up with patriotic display

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Bright lights, big advice: Check laws, safety for fireworks use

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Bartlett parents who don’t mind their children waving around a bright sparkler in the July 4 twilight can take heart in the fact that the city doesn’t have a specific ordinance prohibiting minor fireworks. As long as users avoid making enough noise to offend the neighbors and continue to use commonsense fire safety precautions, they […]

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Lakeland youths get help with T-shirt tie-dying

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Wringing some fun out of their summer break is what several youths did on June 9 in Lakeland. They were at the Tie-Dye Naturally Workshop presented by Memphis Botanic Garden and hosted at International Harvester Managerial Park. Youth participants learned how animals and plants play a role in creating a variety of fabrics and dyes […]

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BES summer reading camp preps kids for fall

Struggling readers are getting a head start with more polished and prepared reading skills at Bartlett Elementary School. The four-week “Read to be Ready” summer camp is designed for students who will enter grades 1-3 in August, and teachers say they are having a ball. “They feed off each other,” said third-grade teacher Tara White, […]

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Drumming by the lake

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Rose ceremony to comfort those without dads

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Forest Hill Community Outreach, a program of Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, will host a Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance to remember and honor fathers. This free event will be at 4 p.m. June 18 at Forest Hill Memorial Park East, 2440 Whitten Road, Memphis. The hour-long program is intended to be inspiring […]

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Bartlett High cheer team wins big at camp

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The Bartlett High School cheer team brought home five trophies from the Universal Cheerleaders Association Camp at Panama City Beach, Fla., on June 4-7. The team is made up of 44 girls in grades 8-12. On competition day, the Blue Team (non-tumbling) placed first in cheer and third in dance, earning two trophies. That team […]

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BPACC unveils diverse, family-friendly season

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The upcoming season of diverse music, live theater, dance, educational partnerships and more for the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center should be a smash, according to BPACC director Michael Bollinger. “I believe we have an exceptional season in store to entertain and enlighten audiences,” he said. “I am personally excited to announce BPACC’s coming […]

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Remembering fallen heroes

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National Teachers Day recognized

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The City of Bartlett recognized distinguished educators recently in honor of National Teachers Day being celebrated in Bartlett. Attendees included Altruria Elementary’s Marva Johnson (principal), Elizabeth Wehmeyer (Tech Teacher of the Year) and Melissa Richarde (Pre-K-5 Teacher of the Year); Appling Middle’s Keshia Y. McMickens (principal) and Marnie Morrissett (functional skills teacher for special education); […]

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