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Charity begins with kittens

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About 22 Appling Middle School cheerleaders were on a mission to tidy up and socialize the dogs and cats at the Bartlett Animal Shelter Saturday, July 12. They cuddled kittens and petted dogs, but the project involved more than simply enjoying the animals. They helped with the shelter’s operations as they walked, brushed and bathed […]

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At a Glance for July 17, 2014

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Former Bartlett resident wins as Miss Rhode Island. Miss Rhode Island Ivy DePew, formerly of Bartlett, knows that nothing replaces persistence. The 23-year-old competed four times at Miss Tennessee and twice at Miss Rhode Island, finally winning the title of Miss Rhode Island in mid-June. “I did it for the people who had supported me […]

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Lakeland kicks off Canada Road/I-40 interchange project

Beginning this month, Lakeland’s Canada Road/I-40 Interchange Project has set an estimated $24 million budget and a timeline that stretches through spring 2017. The new interchange will have more capability to to handle traffic flow and is expected to boost development. Lanes on I-40 will be built with two extra lanes at Canada Road, eventually […]

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Bartlett wrestler grapples for $10K prize July 20

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A Bartlett wrestler hopes to be the last man standing in Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge and bring home a $10,000 prize. Joe Pass said if he wins, he will use the money to give his fiancée the wedding of her dreams. Pass, 24, says he is up to the challenge. He has worked previously […]

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Bartlett High alum pens first novel

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Though it’’s been 17 years since author William Cooper roamed the halls of Bartlett High School (class of 1997), he hasn’t forgotten the influence it had on his life, nor the influence of one particular English teacher, Coach Jim Steinbrecher. Cooper grew up in Bartlett, joined the Navy, returned as a disabled veteran and later […]

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Elizabeth “Liz” Stewart

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Elizabeth “Liz” Stewart, 70, kid at heart, fooled all who knew her when she slipped away quietly Tuesday, July 8, 2014 — in stark contrast to the way she lived her life! Liz was a lifelong fighter who believed in family, God, the judicious application of guilt, the power of words, the freedom of education, […]

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Military Matters for July 17, 2014

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Air Force Airman Michael J. Mejia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward […]

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Monday thunderstorms scattered damages

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High winds associated with an early evening thunderstorm on Monday, July 14, knocked down trees and utility lines in Shelby County. More than 30,000 people were left without power. In Bartlett, police directed people away from downed tree limbs and guided motorists through several intersections where traffic lights were out. In Collierville, the storm also […]

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DA and sheriff to speak on Internet safety

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St. Benedict at Auburndale invites parents and educators to find out what true Internet safety means. The high school is hosting a free public program in the SBA Theater at 6:30 p.m. July 28. Featured speakers for the event will be Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich and Sheriff Bill Oldham. Their topic will be, […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 7-12, 2014

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported the following incidents for July 7-12. (Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are brief summaries of more detailed BPD reports.) July 7 Third Road (theft from coin machine/ device): Responded at 6:30 a.m. on July […]

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