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Legals for Aug. 31, 2017

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Panthers impress in first game of season

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Friends of Faith Ministry founders to be honored Sept. 30

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Bill and Nellie Cooper, founders of the Friends of Faith Ministry in Bartlett, will receive a community recognition award when The Arc Mid-South holds its 22nd Annual Awards and Benefit Gala on Saturday, Sept. 30. Businessman J.W. Gibson and attorney Ruby Wharton will also will receive community recognition awards. The event, to be held from […]

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News in Brief for Aug. 24, 2017

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Gelato Café in Bartlett to close by end of August The Gelato Café in Bartlett announced via Facebook late Monday night that it will be closing at its current location on Aug. 31. It is in the Bartlett Towne Center at 5985 Stage Road. Owner Maher Garada wrote, “We are sad to announce that Gelato […]

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Mid-South’s partial solar eclipse sparks awe and smiles

Patchy clouds and spots of rain kept some in the Mid-South from seeing Monday’s partial solar eclipse, but when the sky cleared those who got a peek through their protective glasses were oohing about the bright orange circle with a clear bite taken out of one side. At Bartlett High School, a flurry of students […]

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Flipped car in Bartlett sends 1 woman to hospital

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Citizens who passed by a dramatic two-car crash in Bartlett on Aug. 10 can now learn about the details. A car flipped on Bartlett Boulevard at Venson Drive sending one woman to the hospital and sending the other driver home with a ticket but without injury. On Monday, the Bartlett Police Department released details: The […]

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Legals for Aug. 24, 2017

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Bartlett schools complete $2.9M in summer projects

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Bartlett City Schools completed 13 facilities’ projects at seven of the district’s schools this summer. The work totaled approximately $2.9 million and is part of the district’s work to catch up on maintenance that was sometimes deferred while the buildings were under Shelby County School’s control. BCS Communications, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Jason Sykes, provided […]

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Bartlett board expands city’s hiring practices, approves projects

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At the Aug. 8 board meeting, the Bartlett mayor and aldermen unanimously approved changing the city’s hiring practices to allow employment of relatives. The revised policy will allow Bartlett to hire qualified relatives of existing city employees as long as there is no direct supervision between them. The previous policy was more restrictive: For example, […]

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Bartlett City Beautiful adds powerful state and national affiliation

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Saturdays are normally a day of relaxation or work around the home, but a group of dedicated Bartlett citizens known as the Keep Bartlett Beautiful (KBB) Commission gathered at 1 p.m. in Bartlett Station Municipal Center to celebrate their latest accomplishment. Their efforts earned an affiliation with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB). Mayor Keith […]

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BPACC announces Aug. 28 auditions for November musical

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Want to do some live acting on stage? You’ll be happy about the latest news from the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center: The BPACC Little Theatre program launches this November. Auditions for the entertaining and touching musical comedy “Smoke on the Mountain” will be 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Center. Performance dates will […]

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Bartlett Police reports for Aug. 7-13, 2017

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The Bartlett Police Department handled the following incidents for the period of Aug. 7-13. 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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