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Bartlett signs letter to buy 20+ acres for TCAT campus

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The Bartlett city board has approved a letter of intent to buy just over 20 acres of property for the construction of a Bartlett campus for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. The Gary W. Taylor Living Trust of Lakeland agreed to sell the land for $770,000. The purchase has a due diligence period of […]

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Stores soothe brides alarmed by dress company’s closure

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Mid-South brides were crying over the phone to their bridal salons Friday, worried that gowns for them and their bridesmaids won’t arrive. Their tears and fears are based on last Thursday’s abrupt shutdown of Alfred Angelo, a major national retailer and manufacturer of those gowns. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is about […]

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LSS to weigh dress code options

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Last week, the Lakeland school board carried over the topic of a standardized dress code for students until its next meeting, but all other items on the July 10 meeting’s agenda passed. In a lengthier discussion at a previous meeting on June 10, board member Geoff Hicks advocated using uniforms at both schools to save […]

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Bartlett Police reports for July 10-16, 2017

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Unsecured garages and unlocked vehicles were favorite targets of thieves in Bartlett last week. See those crimes and others in the following report from the Bartlett Police Department for the period of July 10-16. This listing includes the most notable incidents for the reporting period and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. Editor’s note: […]

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Letter to the Editor: Quail Ridge donates leftovers to soup kitchen

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Hello, and I would like to say that I have never written in to the Bartlett Express before, but I am a subscriber and have enjoyed it for years. I felt so moved by the generosity of Quail Ridge Golf Course, that I felt it important to let someone know. The Quail Ridge Golf Course […]

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Inaugural football tourney offers pre-season glimpse

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Community partnerships support BCS fine arts, sports

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Bartlett has supported its public school district from the beginning, and the new school year that began July 1 kicked off the second year of a special partnership with businesses, civic groups, churches and other organizations. The Bartlett City Schools District Sponsorship Program is working with sponsors to build a better foundation for sports and […]

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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School’s 2017-18 calendar

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Aug. 3 Registration day New parent orientation at 6:30 p.m. First- and second-grade Parent Information Night at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 Back-to-school skating party at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade Parent Information Night at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 First day of school Meet the Principal Breakfast at 7:50 a.m. 11:30 a.m. dismissal […]

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Why Shelby County cities will get federal money for more poor students than they have

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Last school year, the small Lakeland district outside Memphis received about $64,000 in Title I funds to help educate poor students. Next year, it’s expecting nearly $427,000. The Collierville district, 20 miles away, got about $635,000 last year. Next year? It’s expecting more than $3.1 million, a 490 percent jump. And Germantown will do best […]

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Signs a tutor might be necessary

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School is not always easy, and some students struggle as they transition from grade to grade. As students get older, some who may have experienced smooth sailing as youngsters may find they need some extra help grasping the material as coursework becomes more complicated. Those who need some extra clarification and reinforcement may first turn […]

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Incarnation Catholic School’s 2017 fall calendar

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Aug. 2 Meet the Teacher Night for pre-school at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 Orientation Night at 4 p.m. Meet the Teacher Night for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at 5:30 p.m. Meet the Teacher Night for pre-school at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 Back-to-school picnic at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 First day of school at 8 a.m. with […]

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Briarcrest Christian School’s fall 2017 calendar

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July 27 Alumni girls soccer game Aug. 14 Registration — Last names from A to J at 8 a.m. and last names from K to Z at 9 a.m. at the Houston Levee campus Aug. 15 First day of school Aug. 22 Elementary parent meetings for junior kindergarten through first grade Aug. 24 Elementary parent meetings […]

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