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American Paper Optics works 24/7 to make world’s solar eclipse glasses

  The countdown to the 2017 solar eclipse over America is ticking louder and louder as the date of Aug. 21 approaches. One Bartlett business had a long-range vision that began more than two years ago, because its leaders knew how big of a deal the eclipse would be. As a result, American Paper Optics […]

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Bartlett schools complete $2.9M in summer projects

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Bartlett City Schools completed 13 facilities’ projects at seven of the district’s schools this summer. The work totaled approximately $2.9 million and is part of the district’s work to catch up on maintenance that was sometimes deferred while the buildings were under Shelby County School’s control. BCS Communications, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Jason Sykes, provided […]

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Bartlett board expands city’s hiring practices, approves projects

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At the Aug. 8 board meeting, the Bartlett mayor and aldermen unanimously approved changing the city’s hiring practices to allow employment of relatives. The revised policy will allow Bartlett to hire qualified relatives of existing city employees as long as there is no direct supervision between them. The previous policy was more restrictive: For example, […]

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Bartlett City Beautiful adds powerful state and national affiliation

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Saturdays are normally a day of relaxation or work around the home, but a group of dedicated Bartlett citizens known as the Keep Bartlett Beautiful (KBB) Commission gathered at 1 p.m. in Bartlett Station Municipal Center to celebrate their latest accomplishment. Their efforts earned an affiliation with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB). Mayor Keith […]

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BPACC announces Aug. 28 auditions for November musical

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Want to do some live acting on stage? You’ll be happy about the latest news from the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center: The BPACC Little Theatre program launches this November. Auditions for the entertaining and touching musical comedy “Smoke on the Mountain” will be 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Center. Performance dates will […]

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$3.5M surplus has LSS eying athletics project

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Construction of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School came in $3.5 million under budget, and the superintendent and school board have an idea what to do with those funds: Get a head start on the campus’s athletic fields with the help of another $1 million in funds set aside by the city. At the Aug. 14 school […]

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Doubling down: Arlington restaurant moves to Millington for expansion

The grill is being fired up, the sauce is being created and the pies are being whipped. For a year and a half, the menu of Double D’s BBQ Restaurant and Lounge came to life at the previous location of 9508 Millington-Arlington Road. The taste of smoked ribs, homemade buttermilk pies and thick-cut bologna led […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Aug. 7-13, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Aug. 7-13. 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 […]

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Panthers practice under Friday Night Lights

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Millington was on center stage last Friday night welcoming residents from Fayette County, Collierville, Arlington, Germantown and Bartlett. The home of the Trojans hosted the 2017 Shelby County Football Jamboree for the first time. With coordination from the Millington Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department and Millington Central High School staff, the event ran smoothly […]

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Week 1: Journal West 10 Media Power 10

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The teams from the coverage area including Arlington, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Germantown, Millington and South Tipton County are eligible to be included in this ranking. Each week throughout 2017, see how the poll shakes out. Here are the preseason rankings heading into Week 1.

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Summer’s over: First day back

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Above, Bartlett High School opened for the 2017-18 school year on Monday. Before diving into the first day of school, these two 11th-graders, Brooklyn and Shona, paused outside to catch up. Below, it usually isn’t a bright, sunny day when school starts again, with ominous clouds piling up on some years and on other years […]

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Arlington OKs more than $260K in town projects

The Arlington town board approved resolutions on four projects totaling more than $260,000 Monday night. Resolutions included: Entering into an agreement with Powers Hill Design LLC to perform professional services for the Phase 2 of the Forrest Street Park project. The cost will be $130,435. Entering into an agreement with CSX Transportation Inc. for construction […]

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