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Easter with Faith

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The youngsters of Faith Baptist Church of Bartlett raced around Buckhead Creek Recreation Complex in Arlington on Saturday, swooping down into the spring grass to grab bright Easter eggs and beam at their families during the Children’s Easter Celebration. Hundreds of church members and friends gathered for the music, treats for the children, a devotion […]

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Family-owned hardware store sticks to roots, takes pride in service

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Germantown Hardware and Paint has been open for less than two decades but the store’s owners continue to take a long-established approach to business by concentrating on top of the line products and hands-on customer service. “We focus on having everything that a true hardware store should have,” said owner Justin Wagner, “and more.” The […]

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Bartlett Dog Park picks up new pet-friendly features

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The Bartlett Dog Park recently received some new amenities: Four pet waste stations donated by Memphis Veterinary Specialists (MVS). The park, which is at 5220 Shelter Run Lane, is adjacent to the Bartlett Animal Shelter. The four new pet waste stations are constructed of green powder-coated aluminum, and they dispense plastic pet waste pick-up bags. […]

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Bartlett man judges dogs’ agility at Westminster

Dog agility judging has been part of Don Farage’s life since 2003, and long before that he was a dog owner who happily trained his own pet. This year, the Bartlett resident and his wife, Alicia, traveled to New York City so he could judge for the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on […]

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Smokin’ D’s Bar-B-Que fulfills multiple missions from Millington

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MILLINGTON — Pastor Darrell Boyd has several passions in his life. He loves family and friends, meanwhile dedicating some time to being a big-time NASCAR fan. Boyd always had a love for making barbecue working alongside the late David Stroud winning a world championship in 2001. Add Boyd’s calling of being a minister, and all […]

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Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett welcomes first baby of 2018

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The staff at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett welcomed their first baby of 2018 when Khazi Robbins was born at 5:59 p.m. on January 1. Khazi’s parents are Kierra Smith and Domonick Robbins of Sommerville. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. “January 1 was actually my predicted due date, so I […]

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Train up a child and keep praying

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Every child, whether he turns out to be wonderful or less than desirable, is to some degree the product of a mom and dad. It’s true that some parents have invested very little enthusiasm into their children’s development, but – generally speaking – mothers and fathers dearly love their kids and want the best for […]

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Double negatives add up to positives in Grandpa’s heart

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“Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.” Remember this commercial? If you’re old enough, you will. I consider it the second greatest use of a double-negative I’ve ever heard. And I have to believe a child said it first. “But Daddy,” a sweet, sincere toddler’s voice said, “nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.” […]

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Toddlers are magical, but silence is golden

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Things are different around the house once you have grandchildren living with you. Noticeable things. Take noise. As I write this, the past three days have been grandchildren-free days because both Caleb and Izzy went to visit with Gran and Aunt Jan for a long weekend. They were both giddy with excitement. As were Susie […]

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Biking for a cure: 31 cycle to Florida for cancer awareness, funds

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GERMANTOWN — A group of 31 Mid-South men biked 525 miles in five days, from the West Cancer Center in Germantown to the Town Center in Rosemary Beach, Fla. Their goal was to promote cancer awareness, encourage a healthy lifestyle and raise funds for the WINGS Supportive Care Division within The University of Tennessee/West Institute for […]

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Cancer survivor Raquel Gomez: ‘Nobody’s gonna take my smile away from my face’

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Joys and worries — that’s how Raquel Gomez of Bartlett remembers 2013. It’s the year her second grandchild was born. The year her son made her cry with happiness because he got out of a gang. The year she proudly became an American citizen. And the year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was doing […]

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Veterinary hospital accepting donations for pets in Key West

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When Hurricane Irma slammed into the coast of Florida, it wasn’t only people who were affected by the storm damage; their pets were affected, too. Day and Night Animal Hospital, located at 4670 Summer Ave., Memphis, has started collecting pet supplies to send to hurricane victims in Key West. On Sept. 18, Day and Night […]

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