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Marker to commemorate MLK’s final flight

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A historical marker commemorating the final flight of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be dedicated at Memphis International Airport on April 3. Former congressman and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young, King’s chief aide and confidante, will speak at the event. Young was with the civil rights leader on that final flight […]

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BREAKING: Court expunges record of former BPD officer in fatal 2014 crash

The criminal record of former Bartlett police officer Lucas Hines is now clear of his conviction in a deadly 2014 car crash. A jury found him guilty on Aug. 19, 2016, of two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving for crashing into a car while speeding through a red light during a pursuit. He was initially […]

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Bartlett Police reports for March 20-26, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for March 20-26, 2017. 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 stolen/damaged items. […]

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BBB warns about SOE Gear of Camden, Tenn.

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As a leader in advancing marketplace trust, the Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning about a group of businesses operated by or affiliated with James E. Jones of Memphis. BBB first issued a press release on one of Jones’s businesses, 1stChoice Home Services, in October 2013. The company offered carpet and duct cleaning services […]

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Bartlett High loses to Collierville

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SBA shooter hits perfect score

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Run or Walk for Youth Villages on April 1

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The 35th Annual Youth Villages 5K & 10Miler, presented by NIKE and the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, is set for Saturday, April 1, at the Marsh Center at 1000 Ridgeway Loop, Memphis. Both the 3.1-mile and 10-mile races will begin at 8:15 a.m. The course will go through the residential area adjacent to Ridgeway […]

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Bartlett OKs bids for $158,000

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City board also updates code violation laws. In a brief meeting on March 14, the Bartlett city board approved maintenance and equipment bids, held public hearings on two ordinances before they passed into law, and conducted other routine business. The board met at Bartlett Station Municipal Center once again while renovations were being wrapped up […]

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Seniors go green!

Oldies but goodies keep the senior crowd rocking. Guests of the Seniors 55+ Going Green Potluck Dinner had an early celebration in Lakeland on March 10 for St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring. Tables at the International Harvester Clubhouse were decorated with shamrock, coins, necklaces, and lapel pins detailed with popular Irish lingos […]

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Bartlett center to hold Midsouth Autism Conference

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Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett is bringing in national experts, vendors and special needs guests for its 2017 Midsouth Autism Conference from 8 a.m. on March 30 until noon April 1. The event will be at The Guesthouse at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. The conference offers medical, legal, parental, and professional tracks, […]

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SBA faces Pi Day

Students at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School weren’t going to let something like spring break spoil their usual Pi Day fun. Math Honor Society Mu Alpha Theta traditionally celebrates the famous number (commonly shortened to 3.14159) on March 14 (also known as 3/14). This year they celebrated it one week early. They sold slices […]

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Yes, we ‘can’

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BES collects 22K cans for food drive

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