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READY, SET, VOTE! Early voting on Lakeland’s $50M bond begins Friday

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This is the first in a weekly series of stories leading up to Lakeland’s historic bond vote for the local school system. Both sides of the vote are invited to volunteer comments and photos for upcoming stories. LAKELAND REFERENDUM When & where to vote Lakeland’s registered voters are heading to their polling places to let […]

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Shelby County Jericho Project wins 2015 award

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Jericho Project has been chosen as one of eight programs across the country approaching criminal justice challenges in new and effective ways. The recipients of the 2015 “Innovations in Criminal Justice Award” were selected by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s […]

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Pets of the Week for March 26, 2015

The Bartlett Animal Shelter has cuddly pets of different ages and sizes who are ready to find loving homes. For more information, contact the shelter during business hours. Bartlett Animal Shelter is at 5220 Shelter Run Lane, and the phone number is (901) 385-6484. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and […]

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Senators report on Iran nuclear act and opposition to micro-unions

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Support grows for Congress to review Iran nuclear deal CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In an appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said bipartisan support is growing for his legislation to require con gressional review of any final nuclear agreement with Iran. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee […]

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Collegiate Corner for March 12, 2015

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The following colleges and universities have recently announced scholarships and honors. Scholarships Ashleigh Pagenkopf of Arlington has been awarded the Presidental Scholarship at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. Academic scholarships to APSU are awarded for scholarly achievement, high class rank and qualifying scores on national assessment testing. Three seniors from St. Benedict at Auburndale […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 9-17, 2015

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Crimes of opportunity were the theme for most recent incidents in Bartlett, from a wide-open garage to unlocked vehicles and unsecured bicycles —all tempting targets for thieves. These are among the incidents the Bartlett Police Depart-ment (BPD) handled March 9 through March 17. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty […]

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Cultural gap may lead to more discipline for African-American students

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Numerous studies have revealed that African-American students are more likely than their white peers to face referrals to the office, suspension, expulsion or other forms of discipline at school. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Renae Azziz, founder and director of Virtuoso Education Consulting, which provides professional development training to teachers and […]

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Bartlett welcomes 7 new officers

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Weekend events in the Mid-South

Saxophonist to screen March 29 ‘docu-musical’ CORDOVA, Tenn. — Grammy award-winning recording artist Kirk Whalum will present the highly anticipated new “The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter IV” docu-musical on March 29 at Hope Church (8500 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova). Whalum elevates his award-winning “Gospel According To Jazz” series to a new level with the […]

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3 educators are regional ‘Teachers of the Year’

Three area educators have been chosen as regional Teachers of the Year, school districts have announced. Regional winners were selected from among all municipal school districts as well as Shelby County Schools. These winners will go on to compete for the state Teacher of the Year recognition in their perspective categories. Schwann Logan from Elmore […]

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