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St. Benedict renovating football field, facilities

St. Benedict at Auburndale High School has announced the resurfacing of its football field. The resurfacing is the first phase of a three-phase renovation plan to the entire football facility. In announcing this renovation project, SBA Athletic Director Caleb Marcum said, “The decision to resurface was based on the needs of a legitimate practice place […]

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Bartlett Splash Pad opens

Despite intermittent showers and gray skies Saturday, the Bartlett Splash Pad debuted to a happy crowd of local children.

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Arlington needs $11M for veterans’ home

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Building a veterans’ home in Arlington will require $11.5 million in local funds over the next year, organizers said at the town board’s June 25 work session. The funds are expected to come from the city as well as area businesses, churches, organizations, and individual citizens. Project organizers asked the town’s leaders to set an […]

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At a Glance for July 2, 2015

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Bikers’ charity events to raise WTVH funds The West Tennessee Veterans Home (WTVH) project will benefit from several motorcycle charity events in July to help build a veterans’ home in Arlington. Two dice freedom runs will be on July 3-4 as part of the Riders and Rocka-billy Rally & Blues Hog BBQ and Music Festival […]

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3-vehicle wreck Monday sends 5 to area hospitals

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Five Mid-South residents, including one who had to be airlifted, were transported to local hospitals after a dramatic three-car accident in Lakeland Monday morning. Two cars were travelling eastbound on U.S. 70, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, when a westbound 2005 Dodge Ram failed to maintain its line and struck one of the eastbound […]

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Fireworks to light up Bartlett July 2

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Bartlett will celebrate the upcoming July 4 holiday with its 2015 Star Spangled Fireworks Extravaganza on July 2. Citizens are invited to gather at the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center, 3663 Appling Road, 6:30-9:30 p.m. All activities will take place on the lawn of the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center (BPACC) and Appling Middle […]

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Municipalities announce July meetings

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Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland have announced their public meeting dates for July. Bartlett City Hall: (901) 385-6400; website: cityofbartlett.org; Twitter: @BartlettTNGov July 2: City Beautiful Commission, 7 p.m., Bartlett Station Municipal Center July 6: Family Assistance Commission, 6 p.m., Bartlett City Hall Council Chambers, 6400 Stage Road July 6: Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Bartlett City […]

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Keep the momentum going for positive changes in the law

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I am writing you from Charleston, South Carolina, where I joined President Obama and members of Congress today [June 26] in paying my respects to the victims of the Charleston Church shooting. This week, we saw a number of changes in our country. The Supreme Court ruled that Memphians can keep the healthcare subsidies they […]

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Same-sex marriage opponents decry SCOTUS decision

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Several Tennessee-based opponents of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision on marriage equality were quick to express their opposition. Tennessee’s attorney general, Herbert H. Slatery III, spoke out Friday against the Supreme Court’s opinion that affirmed marriage equality rights in two same-sex marriage cases (Tanco v. Haslam and Obergefell v. Hodges). “Today’s United States Supreme […]

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SBA to welcome ‘Biking for Babies’ July 14

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Biking for Babies is riding through Memphis on July 14, stopping at St. Benedict High School in Cordova. The stop will include Mass at 6 p.m., dinner and time for the riders to sleep. The biking program is a group of young riders raising awareness and funds for pregnancy resource centers. They are cycling more […]

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