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Bartlett ornament marks city’s 150th

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One thing common among Bartlett residents at the holidays hangs bright and shiny and right in front of them on their Christmas trees: The city’s collectible ornaments. This year’s version is a deep blue glass globe with the red “150 Years” emblem, designed to celebrate the city’s sesquicentennial. They cost $10, and this year they […]

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The advantages of last-minute holiday shopping

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Tackling tasks well in advance has many advantages, and often it is in one’s best interest to be ahead of the game, including when the game at hand is holiday shopping. But men and women who simply can’t get a head start on their holiday shopping need not fear, as waiting until the eleventh hour […]

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How to manage shopping trips with tots in tow

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Holiday shopping has changed considerably since the dawn of the Information Age. Whereas holiday shopping once required shoppers to spend hours perusing stores at the local mall, nowadays many shoppers get the bulk of their shopping done online. Shopping online may be convenient, but more traditional holiday shopping still affords shoppers the chance to find […]

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Families harvest tradition, trees, pumpkins at Priddy Farms

Stepping out of the car at Priddy Farms in Bartlett, customers inhale deeply and say it already smells like Christmas before their shoes crunch on the gravel. The scent of cedar and pine fills the air, already laced with smoke from the campfire where children are roasting marshmallows. The occasional chainsaw growls, and machinery whirs […]

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Gnome Home: Bartlett woodworker gives in to whimsy

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Bartlett retiree Ray Bills saw something no one else did in the Y-shaped stump of a grand old elm, and today his gnome home is bringing smiles to neighbors and others who pass his home at 2506 Elmore Park. “At one time it was just a beautiful spreading elm tree, and it covered up half […]

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Prayer, support help Kim Griffin traverse breast cancer

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Editor’s note: We apologize for not having a photo of Kim to accompany this article as we did for the other survivors in our breast cancer special section. She was lovely in a pair of slacks, bright pink blouse and matching pink lipstick at the interview. For some reason, the office camera’s brand-new memory card glitched, and her images […]

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Pet rescuers

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Splish-Splash

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Pageant winner helps girls at Youth Villages

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Mrs. Tennessee International, Deanna Loveland, was at Youth Villages in Bartlett on Tuesday to provide a girls’ makeover and empowerment event. She was at the facility from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Loveland is originally from the eastern shore of Maryland and now resides in Nashville. She was most recently crowned Mrs. Tennessee International 2016 […]

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Church bids farewell to beloved admin after 4 decades of service

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Historic moments bracket Ada Holmes Person’s four decades of service to her church. When she first came to work at Decatur-Trinity Christian Church in Bartlett, her nation was amidst its 1976 bicentennial celebrations. Now, 40 years later at age 79, while her city is marking its 150th anniversary, she is stepping down from her role […]

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Summer solstice

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The angelic weathervane at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bartlett is just right for the occasion, with Monday heralding the season’s change. Not counting the western Tennessee heat that had already arrived, Monday was the official start of summer with the solstice upon us as of 5:34 p.m. Monday. The summer solstice is the longest […]

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Staying COOL at the Splash Pad

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