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Tigers defeat Kirby

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Hundreds attend Lakeland town forum

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Citizens speak out on tax hike and middle/high school. Lakeland citizens stayed for nearly three hours at an Aug. 19 town forum to voice their support and their fears about the proposed $50 million combined middle and high school. Officials are looking at a 30-year $0.55 property tax increase to fund the facility, currently called […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 28, 2014

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Lakeland revs up meetings on $50M school The Lakeland school board is hosting special neighborhood meetings on the $50 million middle/ high school proposal: 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Lakeland City Hall for Creekside Manor. 5 p.m. Sept. 2 at the I.H. Clubhouse (4523 Canada Road) for The Pointe and Woodland Park. 6:30 p.m. Sept. […]

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Cordova girl shot by gun left in toddler’s reach

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Putting a gun within the reach of preschoolers is a recipe for disaster, as a Cordova family discovered Saturday when a little girl was shot in the foot. Charles Sanders, 25, allegedly left a loaded weapon under his living room couch, where the four-year-old victim and her two-year-old brother found it. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Bartlett Police report for Aug. 18-24, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department reported the following incidents for Aug. 18-24. (Reports for the week of Aug. 11-17 were not provided.) 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. Aug. […]

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Blood donors in September get free haircut

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The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good.” During the month of September, those who come to give blood or platelets at participating Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut. Eligible donors can visit […]

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Local municipalities reach petition goals for grocery wine sales vote

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As of Monday, work continued on verifying signatures on petitions to add the Wine in Grocery Store (WIGS) referendum to the Nov. 4 ballot for Memphis, but the goal seems within reach. Other munitipalities have reached their goals already: Memphis: 12,355 valid; 13,372 needed Arlington: 328 valid; 328 needed Bartlett: 1,623 valid; 1,622 needed Collierville: […]

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Bartlett area needs more foster parents

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For those looking to make a difference in the lives of children, becoming a foster parent provides a rewarding opportunity to help a child in need. Youth Villages is looking for caring adults in the Bartlett area to open their hearts and homes as foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. […]

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LEGO that ribbon

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The Lakeland Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 13, for “Bricks and Minifigs” at 9755 Hwy 64, Suite 103. The business is the first venue in the tri-state area that will buy, sell, and trade anything LEGO.

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Red Cross asks for more blood donors

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The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday. Donors on Aug. 30-Sept. 1 will receive a mason jar tumbler while supplies last. Upcoming donor opportunities include: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23 at 24/7 Fitness Club, 1028 Goodman Road in […]

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