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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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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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YTD home sales rise for Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland

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The total Memphis area (as well as Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland) is seeing rises in year-to-date sales through the end of April, according to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors property records database. “The first four months of the year have been very solid,” said MAAR President Tommie Criswell. “Now we get a slight boost […]

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Soccer standout signs with Lincoln

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Briarcrest senior Taegan Allen of Lakeland signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Lincoln Memorial University. After transferring and sitting out most of her sophomore year, Allen had an immediate impact in the 2014 TSSAA State Semifinal game when she assisted both Briarcrest goals against defending State Champion Father Ryan. While […]

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Collegiate Corner for May 11, 2017

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Colleges and universities have released the following information about area students, as well as announcements about their institutions. Phi Eta Sigma welcomes Bartlett student Kathryn Paine of Bartlett was among the 20 students initiated into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society on April 13 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. Phi Eta Sigma […]

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LSS estimates dedication date for middle school

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The Lakeland School System has set a tentative date for dedicating its new middle school, which is currently under construction and on schedule. The date is July 29, according to LSS Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell.   The projected date for dedicating Lakeland Middle Preparatory School was announced at the May 1 school board meeting. Horrell […]

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Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland pros dinged in March report

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Licensed business people from Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland and Memphis have faced substantial fines recently, according to the March report from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Regulatory Boards. Yolander King of Bartlett, in the cosmetology and barber category, had her license suspended on March 31 for failure to comply with one or […]

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Business Briefs for April 27, 2017

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What will open at Stage Road and Bartlett Blvd? Curiosity is about to be satisfied for all the people who have been wondering just what is being built at the corner of Bartlett Boulevard and Stage Road. There will be a new Valero convenience store and gas pumps replacing the gas station that was once […]

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Lakeland’s eggscellent adventure

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LSS OKs next year’s budget, discusses teacher compensation

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At Monday’s meeting, Lakeland School System’s board members approved the budget for the 2017-18 school year. The budget shows $13,520,421.91 in general fund revenues and other financing sources. They also heard an update on the construction of Lakeland Preparatory Middle School, discussed teachers’ salaries and conducted routine school board business. Dr. James B. Mitchell Jr. […]

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Good Friday and Easter closures

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Bartlett, Arlington and Lakeland municipal offices will all be closed for Good Friday, April 14. Closures also include other municipal facilities noted below. Bartlett: City hall and the animal shelter will be closed on Friday. The library will also be closed on Friday and on Easter Sunday. The Bartlett Recreation Center will be open for […]

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March home sales rise 9.1% in Bartlett

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The Memphis Area Association of Realtors shows home sales are up in Bartlett but down in Lakeland and Arlington for last month compared to March of 2016. March is the most recent month in 2017 for which complete numbers are available. The MAAR data system includes records of all property transactions in Shelby, Fayette and […]

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