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Daycare owner heartbroken over bankruptcy, closure

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A Lakeland day care center shocked employees and parents on June 21 when the owner abruptly closed its doors and announced she was filing for bankruptcy. Funtime Learning Center had been operating for 21 years, but owner Lisa Naquin could not hold up under the financial pressures. “Over the course of 21 years, the children […]

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Collegiate Corner

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Colleges and universities have released the following news about area students. Scholarships Sarah Gehring of Bartlett recently received scholarship awards from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., for the 2017-18 academic year. She received the Provost Scholarship and an out-of-state fee waiver. She was selected from those who applied based on their ACT (American College […]

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Collegiate Corner for June 15, 2017

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Universities and colleges have released the following information about local students’ achievements. Academic honors Morgan White of Lakeland has been named to the spring 2017 president’s honor roll at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Okla. To be eligible, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester and maintain a GPA […]

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Arlington election petitions due today

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Those who wish to run for office in the upcoming Arlington Municipal Election must submit their petitions by noon today, June 15, the qualifying deadline. It’s still not too late to pick up a petition to run for office. Linda Phillips, administrator of elections, said, “There’s still time to get the necessary signatures and qualify.” […]

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Arlington teen dies from accidental shooting

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ARLINGTON — Arlington teen Lucinda “Luci” Kay Luna died just hours after being accidentally shot at home late last Thursday night. Luna, 19, was relaxing in her room with her boyfriend, another couple and their child around 11:30 p.m. June 1 when the accident happened, according to Earle Farrell, public information officer for the Shelby County […]

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Collegiate Corner for June 8, 2017

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Colleges and universities have released the following information about area students. Academic honors Jessica D. Brewer of Arlington has been named to the spring dean’s list at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while […]

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Arlington, Bartlett and Bolton represented in All-Star game

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The latest edition of the AutoZone Shelby County All-Star Baseball game at USA Stadium will stand out in the history books. The post Memorial Day tradition, held in Millington, features the best of the Public Schools vs. the top-notch Private School stars. Since 2012, both sides have claimed victory and there has been one “did-not-finish” […]

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Arlington teen dies from accidental shooting

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ARLINGTON — Arlington teen Lucinda “Luci” Kay Luna died just hours after being accidentally shot at home late Thursday night. Luna, 19, was relaxing in her room with her boyfriend, another couple and their child around 11:30 p.m. when the accident happened, according to Earle Farrell, public information officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Former AMS dance team booster treasurer indicted on felony theft charges

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The former treasurer for the Arlington Middle School Dance Team Booster Club has been indicted on felony theft charges for allegedly using thousands of booster club dollars for her personal use, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday. A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Charlene Wheeler, 44, on charges of theft of property […]

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Bartlett’s TNReady scores are late, Arlington’s arrived today

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Bartlett City Schools and the Lakeland School System did not receive results from the TNReady tests by a May 22 deadline, so those test scores will not be counted in the final report cards of those districts’ students. Districts can opt out of using the scores if they haven’t gotten them within five days of […]

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Collegiate Corner for May 25, 2017

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Universities and colleges have released the following information about local students. Academic honors William Wright of Arlington has been named to the spring 2017 president’s list at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Miss. Paige Medline of Bartlett has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, […]

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MLGW gives update on destroyed substation

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Memphis Light Gas and Water is still wrapping up work on fully restoring the substation destroyed in a July 11 explosion last year. The catastrophic failure at Substation 68 destroyed the breaker, one transformer and the control house, leaving most of Lakeland and Arlington, as well as part of Bartlett, without power temporarily. The new […]

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