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Pickin’ up steam

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Old motel demolished

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Bartlett city board denies bright green signage for Walmart

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The Bartlett city board unanimously denied a Walmart petition about using “Outrageous Green” as part of signage background at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting. The decision applied to Walmart Neighborhood Market at 6520 Memphis Arlington Road. Terry Emerick, city director of planning and economic development, explained that in October the contractor received a stop-work order […]

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At a Glance for Feb. 23, 2017

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See what’s happening in our ‘Progress’ magazine for 2017 Look for the 40-page 2017 “Progress” magazine in this issue, showcasing growth in businesses and industry and highlighting some of the Mid-South’s citizens. Special tea in Bartlett to celebrate literacy with Miss Tennessee “Tea with Miss Tennessee” will celebrate literacy 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the […]

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Find goosebumps and grins in ‘Southern Terror’ anthology

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Creative and entertaining fiction starts with an author’s “What if?” and then launches into uncharted waters. That free-thinking style shines in A.J. Dugger III’s collection of short stories, “Southern Terror,” which hit shelves in January. He describes the work as silly stories in a horror situation. The horror anthology’s back cover asks, “What if you […]

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ECS among 11 in U.S. rated as exemplary schools

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CORDOVA—Valentine’s Day 2017 was one to remember for Evangelical Christian School, which worked years to achieve a national honor. That’s when ECS announced it had earned Exemplary School Accreditation from the Association of Christian Schools International. It is one of only 11 such schools out of 3,300+ ACSI-member schools in the U.S. The accreditation applies […]

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Collegiate Corner for Feb. 23, 2017

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Colleges and universities have the following announcements about area students. Honors Angel A. Mercado of Bartlett has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list for Rhodes College. Qualifying students must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.70 or better. Mercado […]

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Arlington sees property crimes, intimidation in January

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Arlington during the first half of January. For later January incidents, see next week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. 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 […]

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Bartlett High’s All-West competitors

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Lady Panthers win

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Panthers fall

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Breaking news: body ID’d in Arlington, 8K death in Bartlett

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Body found in Arlington ID’d as missing man with dementia The body found around noon Tuesday in a wooded patch of Arlington has been identified as 63-year-old John Shields, who suffered from dementia and diabetes. He was prone to wandering and was last seen alive midday on Jan. 31 at his apartment near Hacks Cross […]

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