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Pastor carries flag, salutes on U.S. walk

He’s a skinny man with a white beard, sturdy sneakers, a large American flag outfitted with a soft foam grip on the pole for hours of walking, and a crisp salute for everyone he sees … for nearly 1,200 miles so far. Walter “Chick” McGill is pastor of the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church in […]

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UT Martin plans retirement workshop in Bartlett

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The University of Tennessee at Martin is sponsoring a retirement planning workshop later this month in Bartlett for people interested in learning about the six elements of estate planning. The in-depth, six-hour course will be offered in two, three-hour sessions on Thursdays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the […]

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Lakeland to check seniors’ smoke detectors

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Senior citizens get a special bonus each year from the city of Lakeland at the August ice cream social and forum: Help in protecting their homes from fire. A representative of the Shelby County Fire Department will conduct a smoke detector check and free battery replacement at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21. There will be a […]

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Legals for July 17, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE Ave Maria Home agrees to comply with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all requirements imposed pursuant there to, to the end, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise […]

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Retire with zest, says Cordova author

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Mary Ashmore Scobey of Cordova brings a new outlook to growing older in her book, “The Trials and Triumphs of Growing Older.” The 88-year-old author says the senior years can be some of the most enjoyable and rewarding part of one’s life. She and nine other local authors will be on hand July 12 to […]

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Lakeland nixes adding Bolton, argues budget

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In a lively work session Thursday, the Lakeland Board of Commissioners and mayor dismissed a long-debated annexation proposal, hotly debated many parts of the city budget in a page-by-page review, discussed school district growth costs, and strongly supported new funding to add personnel for the town’s senior center and Parks and Recreation Department. (See related stories […]

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June courses help with retirement planning

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The University of Tennessee at Martin is sponsoring a series of retirement planning workshops around Shelby County in June for individuals and families interested in learning about the six elements of estate planning. The in-depth, six-hour courses will be offered at these two locations: Arlington — 6-9 p.m. on Mondays, June 16 and 23, at the […]

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Lakeland updated on Bolton study, trash bids, senior center

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Lakeland’s city board had a packed house for its May 1 work session. Some citizens left after trash bids were discussed, and a few others left after brief discussion of a much-anticipated feasibility study. The study is designed to help Lakeland’s leaders decide whether to proceed with requests to annex the Bolton rural reserve area. […]

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Jo Dee Messina to sing at Ave Maria April 12

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Grammy-nominated country music star Jo Dee Messina will headline the Ave Maria Foundation’s 13th annual Silent Auction and Concert on April 12. The event will be in the Sally Hook Performing Arts Center of St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School at 4830 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis. Doors open at 5 p.m. The evening […]

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Robinwood wins national award with high ratings

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Robinwood Retirement Resort in Bartlett has been presented with a SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013. The award is reserved for the top one percent of senior living communities nationwide, according to participating consumers. SeniorAdvisor.com is a consumer reviews web site established by A Place for […]

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Alzheimer’s center coming to Bartlett

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Retired architect turns attention to art

By Graham Sweeney Special to The Express When Bartlett’s Thomas Mosiej discusses his lengthy career as an architect, it is sometimes hard to follow a single chain of thought. Because the eager 85-year-old has designed hundreds of buildings throughout the Mid-South, he frequently shifts from one to another during the course of a conversation. With […]

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