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Legals for Sept. 18, 2014

City of Bartlett NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Bartlett Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following request at the Planning Commission meeting on Monday, October 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Bartlett City Hall, in the Assembly Chamber. Ave Maria Nursing Home, is requesting asking for approval to Rezone properties they […]

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1,000-year flood: Sept. 11 rain soaks Bartlett and overflows storm drains

Bartlett residents, business owners and city employees were sweeping water out of their buildings or calling their insurance agents after last week’s rapid flooding damaged walls, floors, carpets and belongings. Mike Adams, assistant director of Bartlett public works, said the city got 7.35 inches of rain in a two and one-half hour period on Sept. 11. […]

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Criticism is inaccurate, Bartlett jail official says

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A man jailed in Bartlett for four days wrote a scathing criticism Sunday of the facility’s cleanliness and the staff’s actions, but a jail spokesman said the facility’s condition and records show that all the allegations are untrue. Jeff Davis of Bartlett said he was jailed for public intoxication. He alleged unsanitary conditions, near-starvation-level food […]

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At a Glance for Sept. 18, 2014

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Steampunk lit to visit library on Sept. 27 Come celebrate the steampunk literary genre in Bartlett on Sept. 27 with help from a Memphis group, the Clockwork Mechanalists. The 3 p.m. event at the Bartlett Branch Library will include a dramatic reading from a steampunk classic, a show-and-tell of hand-designed technology and more. Registration is […]

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SCSO releases August report for Arlington

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has provided all of Arlington’s crime reports for August. The most recent incidents are summarized below, and the full list is available on bartlett-express.com, along with charts and a map of the offenses. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Sept. 8-14, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported the following incidents for the week of Sept. 8-14. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of more detailed BPD reports. Sept. 8 Stage Hills Boulevard (vandalism): Responded […]

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Shelby County bus crashes on Austin Peay

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A Shelby County school bus carrying 32 children left Bolton High School Monday afternoon and crossed the center line southbound on Austin Peay Highway at Pleasant Ridge. The bus struck an 18-wheeler, injuring the bus driver and 10* children, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The driver, Jacqueline McKinley, 52, was taken to Regional One Medical […]

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Bartlett home sales drop, YTD median sales price rises

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Memphis-area home sales for August declined 24.7 percent from a year ago, with 1,293 total sales recorded in the data property records database of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR). Sales decreased 11.8 percent from July, when there were 1,466 total sales. Average sales price from August to August increased 11 percent to $161,191. […]

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Almost head-shaving time!

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Firefighter’s prostate cancer campaign draws donors Tori Tijerina has not yet developed a scissors phobia. But she’s just one buzz cut away from Bartlett firehouse fame. The firefighter plans to shave off her shoulder-length hair at the end of this month in a prostate cancer fundraiser and awareness campaign. She explained that her mostly male […]

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Lakeland Prep tax vote bumped to October

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By the time the Lakeland city board meets on Sept. 23, residents will have had 10 or more public meetings where they can learn about the proposed new combined middle/high school and the $0.55 property tax increase to fund it over the next 30 years. The mayor and Board of Commissioners originally planned to vote […]

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