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Summer movies start!

Bartlett families kicked off a new season of free movies Friday night with a showing of “Big Hero 6” in W.J. Freeman Park. The event opened the third season of Bartlett Station Movies in the Park, presented by Platinum sponsor Leaders Credit Union. The shows air every other week at 8 p.m., with food vendors […]

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Bartlett mayor delivers 2015 State of the City address

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At a Glance for April 16, 2015

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April 18 plant sale to benefit Fayette Cares Early birds get the best opportunities this Saturday at the Fayette Cares Plant Sale in Oakland. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and continues to 2:30 p.m. at First Citizens National Bank (in front of Kroger). Organizers advise: Those who shop early, purchase early gift certificates, […]

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Bartlett Police reports for April 7-12, 2015

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Vandalism, thefts, home burglaries and one driver menacing another with a BB gun led the list of complaints filed with the Bartlett Police Department (BPD) for April 7-12. 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 […]

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Festival to raise autism awareness, share fun

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A Bartlett organization is making autism easier to understand while creating a fun event for all area families. The first Autism Awareness Festival, hosted by Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett, will kick off on April 25 in their parking lot, rain or shine. The festival is designed not just for autistic children and their […]

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Tenn. ranks 23rd in March job growth analysis

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For March, Tennessee earned 23rd place in the Work Force Index(WFI) generated monthly by AIM and the Creighton University College of Business. The state’s online job openings expanded by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Biggest percentage online gainers for the month were nursing and manufacturing jobs. In absolute numbers, the greatest numbers […]

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28.3% already voted on Lakeland’s $50M bond

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Even before polls open today, Lakeland already had 2,374 votes socked away as voters took advantage of the March 27-April 11 early voting privileges. That’s 28.3 percent of the city’s 8,390 voters who registered in time to participate. It may be a record high for early voting in a city election, Lakeland school board members […]

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Lakeland recorder fired for $5.8K on city card

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Lakeland City Hall has released additional details on why its 17-year-veteran city recorder lost her job on April 6. Sontidra Thomas was fired for making five unauthorized rental car charges over two months, totaling $5,852.96, according to city records released under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. She made the charges on a city […]

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Lakeland’s new city manager: Love the city, love its future

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Lakeland’s latest city manager may be new on the job, but he brings years of experience and credentials with him, along with affection for the city and and a history of working closely with its people. Jim Atkinson stepped up as interim city manager on Jan. 20 after the city ended its contract with former […]

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Central Library to bring top authors to Bookstock

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This year’s Bookstock event promises to be just as exciting and fun filled as the previous one. New York Times best-selling authors Charles Graeber, Patricia McKissack, and Mary Monroe are the featured authors this year for the event that will be 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar […]

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