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Lakeland weighs investments in streets, software, personnel

Three hours into the FY2017 budget retreat Monday night, Lakeland’s Board of Commissioners were still going strong with no signs of slowing down. They were working out the fine points of items they will vote on at the next business meeting on June 9. Here are a few tidbits: The current version of the budget […]

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At-a-Glance for May 26, 2016

BCCB to play May 29 at Memphis event The Bartlett Community Concert Band (BCCB) will perform at 1:40 p.m. May 29 at the Memphis National Cemetery in observation of Memorial Day. Admission is free. Check the band’s website at bartlettcommunityband.org for updates. ‘Sound of Music’ or ‘RHPC’? Both at the Orpheum We’re not sure if […]

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Church grew from ‘Bush Harbor’ with community pride

Editor’s note: This series will run weekly throughout 2016 to highlight Bartlett’s history in honor of its 150th anniversary this year. The Educational Annex The church’s Educational Annex was formerly the Bartlett Elementary School, which opened in 1910 for grades 1-6 with two classrooms and a chapel. During 1914-1916, another classroom was added. In 1924 […]

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SCSO handles drug arrests, thefts from vehicles in Arlington

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled the following incidents in Arlington during April (the most recent reporting period). 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 detailed SCSO reports. April 4 Airline Road […]

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Bartlett Police Department report for May 16-22, 2016

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) handled the following incidents during May 16-22. 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 estimated for stolen/damaged items. […]

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Alexander touts power of Republican majority’s funding votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said last week that the Republican majority continues to prove the appropriations process can work after he voted for two critical funding bills that were passed by the Senate on May 19. “This appropriations bill allocates more than $800 million for Tennessee’s highways, consistent with the highway […]

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Legislative updates for May 26, 2016

Phaseout of Hall Income Tax praised for Tenn. NASHVILLE — Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-German-town) said the signing of legislation phasing out the Hall Income Tax by Governor Bill Haslam on Friday was a major victory for Tennessee taxpayers across the state. Kelsey, who co-sponsored the legislation, has made repeal of the Hall Tax one of […]

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Paschall-Gray

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Mr. and Mrs. William Paschall of Bartlett announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Ann, to Edgar Gray II, son of Edgar and Jean Ann Gray of Talbott, Tenn. Ms. Paschall, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, is about to begin her Master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology. Mr. Gray graduated from the University of […]

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Parade of Homes returns to Mid-South

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The West Tennessee Home Builders Association is bringing back a former tradition — the Mid-South Parade of Homes. This 22-home tour spanning the Mid-South will showcase the best of new trends in home design, technology, products and decorating during June 10-26. “Mid-South residents have a lot to look forward to at this premier event,” said […]

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