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Veterans Cemetery event honors military lives lost

The West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery was the site for a flag placement service on May 23 and a public Memorial Day service on May 25. Ladd Golf Carts provided golf carts to assist those unable to walk from the parking area to the program center. The cemetery is at 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road, Memphis. Operated by the […]

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Historical marker unveiled in Rosemark

Above the steady rumble of cicadas were family, church members, civic leaders and community supporters who gathered Monday for a special event. They were on hand for the dedication and unveiling of the Shelby County Historical Marker for Anthony Chapel School and Greenwood A.M.E. Church and Cemetery in Rosemark. The Historical Archives of Rosemark & […]

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Bartlett honors fallen veterans for sacrifices

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The American Legion Post 249 invited citizens to join them at Veterans Park in Bartlett on Memorial Day, May 25, for a 10 a.m. program. A crowd that ranged from young to old gathered despite stormy skies to participate in a service and an observance of how much American veterans have sacrificed. Editor’s note: In […]

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Families pay graveside respects at Galilee

People eager to visit, resent lack of information [Editor’s note: This version of the story corrected the estimated number of attendees and adds an update about the cemetery.] LAND PURCHASE UPDATE The proposed purchase of land illegally used for burials adjacent to Galilee Memorial Gardens may ease the cemetery’s space problems. Documents filed Tuesday with […]

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At a Glance for May 28, 2015

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Poppy sales aid veterans and their families Bright red poppies are the traditional symbol of veterans’ sacrifices, and members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 249 will distribute the crepe-paper blossoms Saturday, May 30, at the Walmart on U.S. 64. Revenue benefits veterans and their families. Cheesecake Factory sets 2015 target This winter, dieters will […]

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Warner wins high jump

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MURFREESBORO — Bolton Lady Wildcat junior Dionna Warner entered the Middle Tennessee State University Track Stadium with the 10th best qualifying high jump. But before last Thursday’s Class 3A State High Jump unfolded, Warner knew she had a secret weapon of a strong track pedigree on her side. With her hitting the height of 5-feet, […]

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Panthers knock out 2 teams, fall short of state championship game

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MURFREESBORO — The Bartlett Panthers arrived to Murfreesboro on May 19 for the Class 3A State Tournament with a set plan. But the ace of the Hardin Valley Hawks changed those by leading his team to a 2-0 win over the Panthers. Head Coach Josh Stewart’s Panthers woke up the next morning knowing they had […]

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April 2015, Part 2: Thefts, stolen identities dominate Lakeland crime report

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Motor vehicle thefts, stolen identities, and domestic violence were among the incidents the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) handled in Lakeland during the last half of April. The first half of April’s incidents were reported in the May 21 issue of The Bartlett Express; see that article for the incidents and all the accompanying tables, charts […]

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A service in remembrance of sacrifices

Observers of Memorial Day weekend gathered at Bartlett Woods Church of Christ (7900 Old Brownsville Road, Arlington) on Sunday, May 24, for a ceremony to remember the sacrifices of military veterans as well as first responders at home. Services included: Opening prelude, “There She Stands” Presentation of Colors by the Bartlett Police Honor Guard Pledge […]

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Bartlett Police reports for May 18-24, 2015

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The Bartlett Police Department (BPD) reported the following incidents for May 18-24, 2015. 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 BPD reports. May 18 Tall Meadows Cove (theft) Officers responded to a […]

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