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Teen theaters

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Last weekend’s local high school theater performances brought big action and big casts to two area stages. ABOVE: Arlington High School performs the preamble in “School House Rock.” BELOW: These are serious faces for seriously funny times in the dark comedy of “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Bartlett High School, featuring Heather Leslie, Bridgett Church, […]

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2 charged in case of infant’s body found near Bartlett dumpster

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Two people have been charged in the case of a newborn’s body found near a chicken restaurant’s dumpster in Bartlett about a year ago. Kalandra Lacy, 22, gave birth in the bathroom of Gus’s Fried Chicken around the 36th week of her pregnancy. She is charged with abuse of a corpse. Michael Baines, 23, is […]

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Oct. 31 concert to benefit cancer patient

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Four local rock bands will perform at an Oct. 31 concert to benefit a Bartlett resident who is fighting stage four cancer. Logan Sanders will be hosting the bands at his home, and all proceeds from the event will go toward this person’s bills. The address is 4349 Cedar Hills Road, Bartlett. Donations of any […]

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Cordova school to host qualifier for history bee

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For the second straight year, First Assembly Christian School in Cordova will play host on Saturday, Nov. 1, to the West Tennessee History Bee and Bowl. With as many as 25 teams coming from throughout the Memphis metropolitan area and beyond, the FACS contest is expected to be one of the largest in the nation. National […]

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Quilting group donates 1,000+ pillowcases

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Soft cotton fabric and thread, along with volunteered time, are warming the hearts of young people at Youth Villages. The Cotton Patchers Quilt Guild, which meets twice monthly at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, has pieced together more than 1,000 handmade pillowcases for the children since this spring. The program gives the children something bright and […]

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BCS makes first $680K payment to Shelby County Schools

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The Bartlett City Schools District pulled out its checkbook to write a long stream of numbers this week. The first payment of $608,198 was due to Shelby County Schools as of Nov. 1, and the superintendent and school board ensured it would be delivered early. Teresa Winter, the chief financial officer (CFO) for Bartlett City […]

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Signage, history blend in new Memphis book

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Memphis artist Rebecca Phillips and author Caitlin L. Horton have created a Memphis history book now available for purchase. “Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner” combines local art and offbeat history. The book features 19 iconic Memphis signs that Phillips painted a few years ago as part of an art series. Horton […]

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Investigation continues in fatal Bartlett crash

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Two weeks into its investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports no updates available yet in the officer-involved car crash that killed two in Bartlett earlier this month. Because of the volume of information that has to be gathered and analyzed, these investigations typically take several months to complete, Bartlett assistant police chief Glenn Williamson explained […]

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Obituary: Rose “Frances” Colvett Bruce

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Funeral services for Mrs. Rose “Frances” Colvett Bruce, age 102, were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Alamo Church of Christ. Interment followed at the Alamo Cemetery. Ronk Funeral Home was in charge of the services. Frances, born in the Nance community of Alamo, Tenn., on Aug. 23, 1912, departed this earth […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Oct. 20-26, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported the following incidents for Oct. 20-26, 2014. 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 detailed BPD reports. Oct. 21 Jumper Lane (theft) A man reported on Oct. […]

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