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Bartlett High 5K to raise boys’ track funds

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Bartlett High School is hosting its first Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk on March 4 as a fundraiser for the boys’ track team. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Bartlett High School, 5688 Woodlawn St. Early entry fees will be $12 for school district employees and students and $15 for all others. Fees the […]

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TFWC sets 2017-18 waterfowl hunting seasons

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NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission established the 2017-18 waterfowl and other migratory bird hunting seasons at its Feb. 16-17 meeting. The meeting was held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building. The TFWC approved the TWRA’s recommendation to establish an operational sandhill crane hunting season. For the past four years, […]

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Hunting, fishing guide licenses now required in Tenn.

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NASHVILLE—Tennessee sportsmen and non-residents who work as hunting and fishing guides in the state will now have to complete an application for their licenses beginning with the 2017-18 license year. Resident and non-resident guide licenses are now available by application, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Guides wishing to apply can go online at […]

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Body found in Arlington woods today

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday to a report of a body found in the woods in Arlington. It was found behind a home at 5374 Hidden Meadows Drive around noon. Earle Farrell, the SCSO’s public information officer, said Tuesday afternoon that the body is that of a black male, as yet unidentified. He […]

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Pinot’s Palette donates art to Fayette Cares Homeless Shelter

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HOORAY for cheer champs!

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Bartlett, Arlington teams rated among best in country Bartlett High’s cheerleaders were rated as some of the best in the nation in this weekend’s National Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla. They took second place in for Junior Varsity Game Day and eighth place for Junior Varsity Non Tumbling. Arlington High’s cheerleaders were also rated as […]

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At a Glance for Feb. 16, 2017

Saint Francis-Bartlett offers information on conquering joint pain A free seminar on Feb. 16 will help people with stiff and sore joints learn how Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett can help identify causes and treat their pain. The event will be 6-9 p.m. in the hospital’s Magnolia Room. Admission is free. To attend, call (877) 624-2762 to […]

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Lakeland board OKs road, drainage and sewer pipe repairs

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On Feb. 9, Lakeland’s city board worked on the city’s infrastructure and made its meetings more accessible. Commissioners approved multiple contracts to expand street paving, fix storm sewer pipes and improve stormwater drainage. They also discussed a grant award, agreed to buy equipment for livestreaming board meetings and agreed to share costs for two personnel […]

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Couple hits the road for open-ended travel

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[Editor’s note: With the exception of the blog link at the bottom of this story, external links in this article are to related topics; these links were not provided by the interview subjects.] Ross Pennington and Sheena Henry are young professionals who could work almost anywhere, so they poured their dreams into a mobile lifestyle. […]

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Join Arbor Day Foundation in February for 10 free trees

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Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2017 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees […]

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Lakeland schools set legislative agenda to benefit students, teachers

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The 2017 legislative agenda drew the most discussion at Monday night’s Lakeland School System meeting. The three primary focuses of the board’s agenda are local control of schools, funding improvements and modification of Public Chapter 680. The latter item would enable the Department of Education to work with stakeholders in developing an accountability system that […]

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LSS: 2017 Legislative Agenda

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[Editor’s note: This legislative agenda was copied from the Lakeland School System’s website.] Local Control of Schools We believe that local Boards of Education (BOEs) are best equipped and informed to make decisions that address the needs and challenges of their local schools. In keeping with that principle, we support the following: • The appointment of—rather […]

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