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Arlington, Bartlett football previews

1 Gridiron Glory 2016

ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL By Bill Sorrell The night before Arlington’s football team played in the jamboree there was an icebreaking sophomore talent show with heated-up competition. “It gets them away from the football field. Nobody is going to be worried about every little thing they do. They can relax and have fun together. They can […]

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Mid-South Renaissance Faire

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ABOVE: knights in armour swing a wicked blade, and guests at the Mid-South Renaissance Faire this weekend can see more sword fights and jousting. BELOW: Even the pooches can get gussied up in finery for the Mid-South Renaissance Faire, which will be hosting its second weekend of fun, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Aug. 27-28 at […]

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At a Glance for Aug. 25, 2016

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Billy Bob Thornton’s band to perform Aug. 27 in Bartlett Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC). You may know Billy Bob Thornton as an Academy Award-winning actor, but his true passion lies in music and performing for live audiences. […]

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BPD officer convicted of 2 counts reckless driving

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It took just hours of deliberation Friday for a Shelby County jury to convict Bartlett Police Officer Lucas Hines in a high-profile case about a deadly crash. He will be sentenced for two counts of reckless driving on Sept. 23. The trial took three and a half days of testimony. In the October 12, 2014, […]

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Car smashes into Wiemer’s Jewelry

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For the second time this month, a driver crashed into a Bartlett business on Friday. Wiemer’s Jewelry was a sitting duck when a driver hit the gas instead of the brakes. David Wiemer, owner of the jewelry store at 7525 U.S. 64 in Bartlett, said it was at 9:15 a.m. and he was enjoying a […]

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Bartlett-area readers took the first steps toward a local library in 1954

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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. This is the first article in a series on Bartlett’s library history. See the Sept. 1 issue for the second article. Bartlett’s library history began with rural readers traveling to downtown Memphis to go […]

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Police treated to homemade caramels

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The New Neighbors charitable organization that serves the Mid-South decided to honor local police departments with a gift of homemade caramels this summer. New Neighbors member Lana Tice made approximately 1,500 homemade caramels July 20 to deliver to the Memphis Police Department in appreciation of all they do to protect our community. Assisting in cutting […]

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Legals for Aug. 25, 2016

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Zaxby’s robber steals cash, shoots employee

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LAKELAND, Tenn.—Although hospitalized, the employee shot Aug 17 in an armed robbery at the Lakeland Zaxby’s is fine, according to a Zaxby’s spokesman the next morning. It was about 10:20 p.m. and an employee was taking garbage out back after the restaurant closed. He faced a black male holding a small handgun. The two struggled, […]

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SCSO reports on July incidents in Arlington

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Arlington during the first half of July. See next week’s issue for Arlington’s remaining July incidents. 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 […]

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