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Urgent: Roll up sleeve for August, September blood donations

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Because of recent patient needs, Lifeblood is in a critical shortage of O-negative and B-negative blood types, according to the company’s website. Donors are encouraged to visit a center or go to a local blood drive as soon as possible. Also be aware that every blood type is important when it comes to maintaining a […]

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Foster parents needed, training starts Sept. 1

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Youth Villages is looking for caring adults in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties who want to make a difference in the lives of children in need of loving foster homes. Free foster parent training starts Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Youth Villages Office at 5515 Shelby Oaks Dr. in Memphis. Children […]

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20 questions: Mid-South Renaissance Faire

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These are 20 questions designed to help anyone in the Mid-South who’s ever wondered what a ren faire is and where the closest one can be found. As of this month, there’s one right here in Shelby County! 1. What is a Renaissance Faire? A Renaissance Faire is a festival with music, food, and entertainment where […]

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Bartlett High’s Varsity Football Jamboree

Bartlett and Arlington participated in the Varsity Football Jamboree at Bartlett High School on Aug. 14. Other schools participating in the event were Collierville, Houston, Millington and Munford. Bartlett hosted the Collierville Dragons and Arlington played Munford. The Panthers will open their season Friday at 7 p.m. with a home game against Sheffield. The Tigers […]

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Games & booths make big splash at Expo

Lakeland’s families, city leaders and school district administrators flocked to Lakeland Elementary School Saturday to enjoy the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce’s Family Expo. Admission was free, and businesses gave away samples, demos and discounts. Children of city and school leaders also gleefully pitched balls at the dunk tank until their parents took a big dive into […]

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Students score victory with 26,000 books read

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Congratulations to the big winners of this summer’s reading competition at the Bartlett library. City schools competed to see whose students could read the most books, with Bon Lin Elementary squeaking out a victory over Bartlett Elementary. Collectively, district students read more than 26,000 books this summer and earned school donations. The event was sponsored […]

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Bartlett hears rowdy de-annexation demand again

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Murphy Farley brought a fiery speech and defiant stance to the Bartlett city board meeting on Aug. 11. For the second month in a row, the Bartlett senior citizen gave the mayor and board a piece of his mind about annexing his property on Billy Maher Road back in 2012. At the July 14 meeting, […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 20, 2015

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Sign petition and support tag for fallen officers Memorials for fallen law enforcement officers only shine briefly, but there’s a new petition circulating that will let police supporters celebrate our fallen heroes year-round. Melissa Bero of Bartlett is gathering signatures on a petition to have a fallen officer memorial license plate issued for vehicles in […]

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Lakeland district marks historic moment in land purchase

Lakeland School System’s march toward building a middle school by the fall of 2018 continues to gain momentum, from this month’s decision by the state Comptroller’s office to allow the city to issue $20 million in capital outlay notes to the Aug. 13 signature of contract documents purchasing 94 acres of land from the Jones […]

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Lakeland sets term limits for mayor and commissioners

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Lakeland’s city board unanimously approved setting term limits for the mayor and commissioners at their Aug. 13 meeting after lengthy discussions. Going forward, future mayors and commissioners may serve a lifetime limit of two terms. By a majority, the board also approved going forward with condemnation proceedings for one of the four or five properties […]

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