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A spirit of charity helps single mom through the holiday

Many people find that the charitable urge tugs at their hearts a little stronger around Christmas. Because of a death in the family, one Bartlett police officer wasn’t available to participate this year in the Fraternal Order of Police’s usual Christmas shopping trip for children in need or other charitable works of the season. But […]

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Sen. Norris urges supporting Hunters for the Hungry

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Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) is urging residents in West Tennessee to join him in supporting the Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program. He understands the important role Hunters for the Hungry plays for the Mid-South Food Bank and hunger-relief organizations across the region. Now he has formally accepted TWF’s Legislative Challenge, held each year […]

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Lifeblood donors earn toys for LeBonheur patients

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Pediatric patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis will be the recipients of holiday-themed plush stuffed polar bears in Lifeblood’s “Bears for Le Bonheur” holiday donation program, which runs through Dec. 21. Lifeblood is kicking off the 2016 holiday season with a special holiday promotion for its donors. For each donor that gives blood […]

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Elementary kindness

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Prairie Farms donates $5K to Youth Villages

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City Auto presents $9,500 gift to Bartlett Education Foundation

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Dignitaries on hand for the check presentation included, from left, Tennessee State Rep. Mark White; Tennessee State Rep. Ron Lollar; Brooks McDonald, Bartlett Education Foundation Board member; Superintendent David Stephens, Bartlett City Schools; City of Bartlett Mayor A. Keith McDonald; Jerry Clark, Wells Fargo; Kevin Boyer, Wells Fargo; Christal Frederick, Bartlett Education Foundation Board member; […]

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Youth Villages children need gift donors in Bartlett

Bartlett Area Chamber and Kiwanis members have made it their tradition since 1993 to reach out to approximately 100 children at the Youth Villages Bartlett Campus by purchasing and wrapping gifts and providing a Christmas party for the residents. These Holiday Heroes are hosting the big party on Dec. 14, and they need 30 more […]

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Support Bartlett parks with donations to new fund

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Keeping a wish list for future improvements to Bartlett’s celebrated parks isn’t enough, and neither is resting on the city’s laurels after earning the title as the 2016 Best Parks and Recreation Department Program in Tennessee. How else to remain the very best except by dreaming big and planning for the long term? That’s where […]

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Vet clinic donates land, benefits memorial park in Lakeland

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Owners of a new building project, Lakeland’s leaders, and a family remembering lost loved ones have found a win-win-win situation that also benefits the people of Lakeland. The Pet Hospitals-Lakeland has a building project next to Zadie E. Kuehl Park, named for the six-month-old Lakeland infant who was killed along with her mother, Stefanie, and […]

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FCNB hosts ‘Pink Out’

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In an effort to bring awareness to breast cancer research and promote survival rates, teammates at First Citizens National Bank’s 23 locations hosted their annual “Pink Out” on Oct. 21. ABOVE: Bartlett teammates, from left, are Lesley Williams, Tammy Matlock, Carlette Fields-Wells and Samantha Juris. BELOW: Arlington teammates, from left, are Chris Martin, John Smith, […]

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$19.25M of West TN Veterans Home funds raised to date

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From the rattle of pocket change hitting a Mason jar to corporate checks so big they ought to be printed on poster board and photographed for posterity, the West Tennessee Veterans Home Project in Arlington is accepting all the generous support local residents want to give. “This is definitely going to happen,” said Holly Swogger, […]

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Bartlett, Arlington, Bolton high schools celebrate 14 years of giving blood

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This year marks the 14th “Giving Together” program hosted by Lifeblood. Through the program, Arlington, Bartlett and Bolton high schools are working together to collect blood donations through Nov. 5. The drive began Oct. 22. During that time, the schools strive to collect as many blood donations as possible through a combination of individual donors […]

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