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Lake District project gets reprieve until Sept. 15

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The struggling $375-million Lake District development planned for the former Factory Outlet Mall in Lakeland got another reprieve on Friday, right on the brink of a planned foreclosure. The sale of some of the property was delayed seven more days until 2 p.m. Sept. 15 so that developer Yehuda Netanel could work out the details […]

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BPACC to welcome Jim Messina for concert

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Legendary singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and engineer Jim Messina comes to Bartlett on Wednesday, Sept. 20, for one performance. He will be onstage at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center at 7:30 p.m. Born in California and raised for part of his childhood in Texas, Messina was an influential figure in California’s budding country […]

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Donate used solar eclipse glasses to children in Philippines

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Don’t throw away those solar eclipse glasses just yet. Grace Presbyterian Church in Bartlett is collecting those glasses that are still in good condition for donation in the Philippines. It’s a great time to pass along your glasses before they are forgotten or damaged. The church is working closely with the school board on the […]

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Children’s memorial honors 9/11 victims, first responders

Altruria Elementary School hosts its 9/11 Ceremony each year to honor those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terroristic attacks in the U.S. They also honor the first responders who helped the victims and the survivors. The entire school filed outside Monday morning to a crowd of parents, and all recited the Pledge of […]

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Scott commissioned as 2nd Lt. in Bartlett

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Jonathan M. Scott of Bartlett has completed 12 weeks of Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on Sept. 8. The ceremony was held at his family’s home on the 7900 block of Stephanie Cove. Family and friends attended, and officers from Chattanooga, Tenn., performed the ceremony. Scott graduated 12th out […]

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Brandon Bostian cleared of criminal charges in fatal Amtrak crash

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Brandon Bostian, a former Bartlett resident and the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak train crash, has had his criminal charges dismissed. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Municipal Judge Thomas Gehret dismissed the charges and cited a lack of evidence at a preliminary hearing for Bostian. He said he believes the crash was more likely an accident […]

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Alert Bartlett man reunites family with lost dachshund

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After four frightful days, Avery is back home, thanks to an alert Bartlett family and their neighbors. A six-year-old long-haired dachshund, Avery took off running last Monday morning when an AT&T service man came to the door of Martha Williams, the grandmother of owner Ashley Tilton. Tilton and her husband, James, are residents of Bixby, […]

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Trail enhanced for Agricenter visitors

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Bartlett Police reports for Sept. 14, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Sept. 4-10. 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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Ribbon cuttings in Bartlett

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Memphis area sees highest home sales of year in August

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MEMPHIS — August home sales in the Memphis-area increased 10.3 percent from a year ago, with 1,942 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors property records database. Sales were up 11.2 percent from July, when there were 1,747 total sales. Average sales price from August-to-August was up 4.4 percent at $183,175. Inventory decreased […]

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MAAR members elect 2018-19 board of directors

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MEMPHIS — At the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ annual meeting and election on Aug. 31, MAAR members elected five individuals to the 2018-2019 board of directors. They are: 2018 Director/2019 Vice President Amanda Lott of Crye-Leike Inc. 2018-2019 Director Eric Fuhrman of Crye-Leike Inc. 2018-2019 Director Keith Gilliam of Weichert-Realtors-BenchMark 2018-2019 Director Grace Uhlhorn of […]

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