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‘Living on Purpose’: Maintaining a close relationship with God and our spouse

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Editor’s note: “Living on Purpose” is a Kentucky-based religious column provided free to the Bartlett Express. We also welcome local columns with similarly universal messages; send your submissions to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com. Last week, I was sitting in my office on a dreary afternoon, tapping on the keyboard and listening to the rain blowing against the window. The […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: We will always be a member of God’s family

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Editor’s note: “Living on Purpose” is a Kentucky-based religious column provided free to the Bartlett Express. We also welcome local columns on similarly universal topics; send your submissions to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com. As a chaplain for a veterans health care facility, I meet a lot of interesting men and women on a regular basis. I facilitate Bible studies and […]

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At a Glance for Feb. 9, 2017

Mid-South announces Black History Month exhibit and events The Ballet On Wheel Dance School & Company is collaborating with the Memphis Public Library & Information Center (MPLIC) on a celebration: “Groundbreakers: African-American Ballerina Stories of Triumph and Struggles.” The month-long celebration includes an exhibit, which incorporates photos of African-American ballerinas and historical performance materials. The […]

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At a Glance for Feb. 9, 2017

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Mid-South announcesBlack History Month exhibit and events The Ballet On Wheel Dance School & Company is collaborating with the Memphis Public Library & Information Center (MPLIC) on a celebration: “Groundbreakers: African-American Ballerina Stories of Triumph and Struggles.” The month-long celebration includes an exhibit, which incorporates photos of African-American ballerinas and historical performance materials. The exhibit […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: True peace and joy are only a prayer away

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Editor’s note: “Living on Purpose” is a Kentucky-based religious column provided free to the Bartlett Express. We are testing it out as a possible new online-only weekly opinion column. Let us know what you think in the comments. We also welcome local columns on similarly universal topics; send your submissions to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com. It is spiritually reassuring to know […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: Connecting with God brings spiritual peace

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Editor’s note: “Living on Purpose” is a Kentucky-based religious column provided free to the Bartlett Express. We are testing it out as a possible new online-only weekly opinion column. Let us know what you think in the comments. We also welcome local columns on similarly universal topics; send your submissions to bartlett.editor@journalinc.com. The author introduces his writing with […]

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Bartlett displays sparkly holiday parade under gray skies

Bartlett had holiday spirit Saturday despite a cold intermittent drizzle, and the Christmas parade continued under gray skies to an appreciative crowd lining one of the city’s main streets. The route was on Stage Road between Bartlett Boulevard and Shelby Street. Eighteen floats registered to participate, but six of them dropped out because of the […]

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Ribbon cuttings celebrated

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Shelby County pauses land transfers to churches

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation has persuaded Shelby County to stop giving away land to churches. The Shelby County Board of Commissioners had repeatedly transferred land to churches for nominal sums under a Tennessee provision that permitted this for nonprofits. For example, the county conveyed eight parcels of land to Memphis’ Kingdom Fellowship Baptist Church […]

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Man of the Year: Rev. Stephen Shaphard

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Stephen Shaphard’s ministry at Bartlett United Methodist Church is more than his clerical career. It’s a way of life. Citizens of Bartlett recognized his investments in the community and his love of serving it when they selected him as the 2016 Man of the Year. “It’s important to me to connect to different areas of […]

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Shelby County pauses land transfers to churches

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has persuaded Shelby County to stop giving away land to churches. The Shelby County Board of Commissioners had repeatedly transferred land to churches for nominal sums under a Tennessee provision that permitted this for nonprofits. For example, the county conveyed eight parcels of land to Memphis’ Kingdom Fellowship Baptist […]

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Two backpack giveaways to aid local children

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TCC to donate thousands of backpacks Deserving young students in Bartlett will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon authorized retailer in the U.S., is partnering with A Wireless to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. More than 1,300 participating […]

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