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Starting Jan. 27: Meetings set for proposed school closures

Shelby County Schools will host multiple community meetings regarding the district’s proposal to close 13 schools for the 2014-15 school year. All meetings are at 5:30 p.m.: Jan. 27: meetings at both Alcy Elementary School and Vance Middle School Jan. 30: meetings at both Riverview Elementary School and Gordon Elementary School Feb. 3: meetings at […]

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Free program Jan. 27 teaches parliamentary procedures

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and educational program at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library located at 5094 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Anyone interested in expanding his or her knowledge of parliamentary law and Robert’s Rules of Order is invited to attend.

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Free flu vaccine now available at Shelby County health clinics

Influenza vaccine is now available at no cost at all of the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) clinics while supplies last. No appointment is necessary. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise specified below. Galloway Clinic, 757 Galloway Hickory Hill Clinic, 6590 Kirby Center Cove Millington Clinic, 8225 Highway 51 N. Immunization […]

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Agricenter sets Feb. 28 deadline for poster entries


Agricenter International in Memphis is inviting students to participate in the “2014 Ag Day” Poster Contest by the Feb. 28 deadline. Students throughout Shelby County Schools, private schools, and home-school groups in grades three through eight are eligible to enter. Posters can be a maximum of 11 by 14 inches and should be done in […]

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‘Super Sale’ on Jan. 25 to fund Guatemala mission trip

Bartlett Baptist Church has schedule its annual “Super Sale” for 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 25. The massive rummage sale will be indoors at the church’s Worship Center at 3465 Kirby Whitten Parkway in Bartlett. Items for sale vary each year, but organizers say there is never a shortage of furniture, exercise equipment, children’s clothes and […]

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At a Glance for Jan. 23, 2014

‘I Am Woman’ mini showcase slated for Jan. 25 Le’Chiq Catering and Dining is hosting a mini showcase called “I am Woman” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 25. The event will be at 5788 Stage Road, Suite 1, in Bartlett. There will be food, drink, music, speaker, games and vendors; seats are limited. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call (901) […]

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Bartlett ‘State of the City’: School budgeting, housing growth ahead

Bartlett mayor Keith McDonald said last Tuesday that 2014 is already proving to be a “mathematical year,” with all the number-crunching necessary to help the new city school district and also manage the city’s own balance sheets. Success is worth the effort, and he sees supporting both the city and its new school district as […]

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At a Glance for Jan. 16, 2014

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Shelby County School closures to be discussed Shelby County Schools will host an information session for the general public on the district’s proposal to close 13 schools in the county at the end of this school year (2013-14). The session will be 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the SCS board auditorium at 160 S. Hollywood. Superintendent Dorsey […]

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Faith Baptist Church’s camp property in Cordova was the site for some post-Christmas festivities on Jan. 12. The Grove at Red Lake (formerly known as Camp Cordova) hosted its first Christmas tree bonfire, with dried holiday trees provided by the community.

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Church to host Dave Ramsey finances class


Ellendale Baptist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University beginning on Feb. 5. The church is at 3861 Broadway Road in Bartlett. This class will start at 6 p.m. The cost for this nine-week course is $93. To register, visit the church’s website at and click the Financial Peace University icon. You may […]

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Part 4: Good test results buoy teacher with cancer

Dianne Young

Editor’s note: This is the fourth part of the occasional “Learning to Live Again” series on Dianne Young, the Bolton High School yearbook sponsor who learned in April 2013 that she has a rare form of brain cancer. By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Bolton High School teacher Dianne Young is managing monthly rounds of exhausting […]

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Veterans group to organize in Arlington

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A group of veterans in Arlington will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 in hopes of establishing a permanent group. The American Legion will hold the meeting at Living Word Lutheran Church at 11974 Walker Street. This is a second in a series of organizing efforts led by the Past Department […]

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