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Summer solstice

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The angelic weathervane at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bartlett is just right for the occasion, with Monday heralding the season’s change. Not counting the western Tennessee heat that had already arrived, Monday was the official start of summer with the solstice upon us as of 5:34 p.m. Monday. The summer solstice is the longest […]

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At-a-Glance for June 23, 2016

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Ex-teacher gets 3 months in jail for statutory rape Former Bolton High School math teacher LaTorrence Bivens, 31, has pleaded guilty to the 2013 aggravated statutory rape of a teenager. It was announced Tuesday that he has been sentenced to 90 days and will be on probation for three years. He was reportedly in a […]

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Bartlett approves $932K bid for bike and pedestrian trail

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Bartlett’s city board worked efficiently through a long agenda of bid approvals, maintenace agreements, park trail work and more at the June 16 meeting. The mayor and board: Accepted the lowest bid for the Fletcher Creek Greenway Bike and Pedestrian Trail. The bid was from Vucon LLC for $932,787.20, plus a contingency amount of $70,000 […]

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SCSO reports crimes in Lakeland for late May

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the latter half of May. The earlier incidents were listed in last week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. 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. […]

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Bartlett Police reports for June 13-19, 2016

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents for the period of June 13-19, 2016. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are […]

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Tennessee Forum praises best, slams worst of state politicians

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Forum— a not-for-profit political organization that advocates for better government — has identified 10 Republican legislators in the state who they believe embody the best and worst of state government. The list appears in the first-ever edition of The Best & Worst of the 109th General Assembly. Intended to educate and […]

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Affordable health screenings coming to greater Bartlett area

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People in and around Bartlett can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings that are now being offered by Life Line Screening. Bartlett United Methodist Church will host this community event on June 25. The church is located at 5676 Stage Road. These screenings can […]

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New laws to address abuse, exploitation of senior citizens

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While most caregivers and family members look after senior citizens with love and compassion, there are those who carry out unconscionable acts of violence. The abuse can take many other forms, including psychological cruelty, wanton neglect and financial exploitation. For seniors targeted with financial crimes, this can mean the loss of lifelong savings and pension […]

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Bartlett church plays music for patriotic souls

The music Friday night was about all things American for the Patriotic Pops Organ Concert at the Catholic Church of the Nativity in Bartlett. The free event was at 7:30 p.m. with a reception afterward. Featured performers were Dr. Scott Elsholz and Tyrus R. Legge Jr. on organ and Melissa Warwell on flute and piccolo. […]

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Bartlett honored for excellence in parks and rec management

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bartlett received a top honor from the Tennessee Municipal League last week. Bartlett was recognized with a 2016 Tennessee Municipal League Achievement Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation. The awarded was presented on Tuesday, June 14, during TML’s 77th Annual Conference in Tennessee Ballroom of the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg. […]

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