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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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‘Starting over’: Grandparents take on the tasks, joys of rearing grandchildren

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Starting over. I guess that’s one way to look at it. And, at my age, looking at it that way is a little, well, let’s say daunting. I mean, if you’re in the middle of a movie and your spouse suddenly joins you, and she wants you to start it over, you’re looking at maybe […]

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Alert Bartlett man reunites family with lost dachshund

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After four frightful days, Avery is back home, thanks to an alert Bartlett family and their neighbors. A six-year-old long-haired dachshund, Avery took off running last Monday morning when an AT&T service man came to the door of Martha Williams, the grandmother of owner Ashley Tilton. Tilton and her husband, James, are residents of Bixby, […]

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Teen drivers, parents encouraged to get smart about auto insurance

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With the back-to-school season underway, many teen drivers are taking the wheel and driving themselves to class for the first time. Before handing over the keys, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to do their homework on auto insurance and talk to their teens about the importance of responsible driving. “It’s […]

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More grandparents are now raising grandkids: 3 things they need to know

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From single parents to traditional and multigenerational households, modern families come in all shapes and sizes. But did you know there’s an uptick in the number of grandparents raising grandkids? According to data from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2.9 million grandparents were raising their grandchildren in 2015 compared with 2.5 million in 2005. Oftentimes, grandparents […]

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July 4 tips to keep pets happy, healthy

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According to the pet experts at Ask.Vet — a service that lets you text licensed vets for quick advice — July 4 is one of the most dangerous pet holidays, and pet owners shouldn’t take it lightly. Here are 5 tips to keep your pet safe (and yourself sane) this July 4.

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ECS day camp brings out big smiles

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Birthday girl in Bartlett

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Former Bartlett author debuts novel, ‘Rooted’

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Idabel Allen’s fresh voice in in literary fiction is bringing a new, vivid novel to Amazon.com and other online booksellers on May 2. “Rooted” will be available in trade paperback and in both Kindle and Nook formats. The former Bartlett resident has two other works under her belt and another currently being considered by a […]

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Viola Street marks 100 years as family’s beloved queen bee

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One hundred years look good on Viola Street. The Robinwood Retirement Community resident was relaxed and smiling last Wednesday in a pink, silver and white pantsuit when she welcomed family and friends to her centennial birthday. Her daughter, Barbara Linder, looked on indulgently as her mom greeted guest after guest. “She’s still the queen and […]

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Lakeland cowgirl has barrels of fun

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A blanket of sun warms the snow-saturated air, and steam blows from the horse’s lips. Hailey Green walks around her horse, Pistol, as she reaches under his blanket to check his body temperature; he is warm, and she buries her hands under the blanket. She smiles as the feeling returns to her fingers and then […]

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Couple hits the road for open-ended travel

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[Editor’s note: With the exception of the blog link at the bottom of this story, external links in this article are to related topics; these links were not provided by the interview subjects.] Ross Pennington and Sheena Henry are young professionals who could work almost anywhere, so they poured their dreams into a mobile lifestyle. […]

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