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Task force holds annual meeting in Bartlett

The West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force drew law enforcement officers and representatives of several district attorney offices to Bartlett earlier this month for their annual meeting to award honors, highlight accomplishments and emphasize the need for the work the task force does. Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich, Weirich, 30th Judicial District, […]

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City Auto presents $9,500 gift to Bartlett Education Foundation

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Dignitaries on hand for the check presentation included, from left, Tennessee State Rep. Mark White; Tennessee State Rep. Ron Lollar; Brooks McDonald, Bartlett Education Foundation Board member; Superintendent David Stephens, Bartlett City Schools; City of Bartlett Mayor A. Keith McDonald; Jerry Clark, Wells Fargo; Kevin Boyer, Wells Fargo; Christal Frederick, Bartlett Education Foundation Board member; […]

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FFA and Brother Industries pooled resources to construct Bartlett’s stagecoach

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Editor’s note: This series will run weekly throughout 2016 to highlight Bartlett’s history in honor of its 150th anniversary this year. For those who do not know, Bartlett began as a stagecoach stop about 1829 on the route from Memphis to Nashville, and it was known as Jessamine. In 1991 the Bartlett Area Chamber of […]

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Barlett Police reports for Nov. 12-25, 2016

The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for Nov. 12-25. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. 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 […]

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Dance bootcamp

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Gnome Home: Bartlett woodworker gives in to whimsy

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Bartlett retiree Ray Bills saw something no one else did in the Y-shaped stump of a grand old elm, and today his gnome home is bringing smiles to neighbors and others who pass his home at 2506 Elmore Park. “At one time it was just a beautiful spreading elm tree, and it covered up half […]

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Lady Tigers top Collierville

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SLU signs Briarcrest’s Harrington

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ACS urges lawmakers to repeal new school grading system

The Arlington school board passed a resolution at its Nov. 15 meeting, urging state lawmakers to repeal legislation that mandates assigning letter grades to Tennessee schools. Passed in March 2016, House Bill 155 and Senate Bill 300 directed the Tennessee Department of Education to develop a grading system for assigning letter grades A through F […]

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Bartlett school board changes terms of office, meeting location

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The Bartlett school board met briefly Nov. 17 at the high school library to approve policy changes and pass other routine measures. Their actions included: Approving a revised policy on the method and election of school board officers. The purpose is to align elections to the district’s fiscal calendar. Terms will run July 1-July 30, […]

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