Call us  Call Us (901) 433-9138

2850 Stage Village Cove No. 5
Bartlett, TN. 38134
Fax (901) 529-7687
News: bartlett.editor@journalinc.com
Advertising: vickie.clark@journalinc.com

 Subscribe in a reader

Lakeland news

Seniors go green!

Oldies but goodies keep the senior crowd rocking. Guests of the Seniors 55+ Going Green Potluck Dinner had an early celebration in Lakeland on March 10 for St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring. Tables at the International Harvester Clubhouse were decorated with shamrock, coins, necklaces, and lapel pins detailed with popular Irish lingos […]

Read More

‘Ready. Set. Grow!’ 5K set for April 8

Post Image

The “Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K will begin at 10 a.m. April 8 at the Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. It’s part of a statewide event to raise awareness about Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB). All ages are welcome. The entry fee is $25 before race day or $35 the day of the race. Registration […]

Read More

SCSO deputy shoots Lakeland woman

Post Image

A Lakeland woman shot by a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputy this afternoon is under care at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Her name and condition, as well as the circumstances, have not been released yet. The shooting happened on the north side of U.S. 64 off Canada Road at 10016 Woodline Pines Cove. […]

Read More

Lakeland slates May 25 special election

Post Image

LAKELAND — The City of Lakeland will have a Special Election May 25, to fill a vacancy on the city’s Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Michele Dial resigned on March 7, and the special election is required to fill her board seat. She was the second commissioner to resign since the first of the year. Sherri […]

Read More

Lakeland cowgirl has barrels of fun

Post Image

A blanket of sun warms the snow-saturated air, and steam blows from the horse’s lips. Hailey Green walks around her horse, Pistol, as she reaches under his blanket to check his body temperature; he is warm, and she buries her hands under the blanket. She smiles as the feeling returns to her fingers and then […]

Read More

Lakeland bank robbery suspect escapes

Post Image

LAKELAND—The Memphis Police Department is investigating a Tuesday morning bank robbery at SunTrust inside of Kroger (9025 U.S. 64, Lakeland). Shelby County Sheriff’s Office deputies were among the law enforcement officers who responded to the scene, and SCSO Public Information Officer Earle Farrell said the suspect was a black male wearing a brown coat and […]

Read More

Man dies at Lakeland intersection Friday

Post Image

LAKELAND—A man died of what appeared to be natural causes, possibly a heart attack, behind the wheel before 6 a.m. Friday morning. Douglas Norman, 53, of Arlington stopped his vehicle at the traffic light on Canada Road before the I-40 overpass. Witnesses said he slumped over the steering wheel, and the car rolled into nearby heavy […]

Read More

Collegiate Corner for March 2, 2017

Post Image

Colleges and universities have announced the following news about area students. Honors The following students have been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at the University of Memphis. Bartlett students include Kenneth Abney, Amaj Ahmed, Sandy Ahmedy, Timothy Albin, Alexa Alcala, Kim Alcala, Christopher Anderson, Katrina Arnold, Bradnei Avery, Emily Awtrey, Joshua Ayers, Anna […]

Read More

Collegiate Corner for Feb. 23, 2017

Post Image

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 […]

Read More

Lakeland board OKs road, drainage and sewer pipe repairs

Post Image

On Feb. 9, Lakeland’s city board worked on the city’s infrastructure and made its meetings more accessible. Commissioners approved multiple contracts to expand street paving, fix storm sewer pipes and improve stormwater drainage. They also discussed a grant award, agreed to buy equipment for livestreaming board meetings and agreed to share costs for two personnel […]

Read More

Lakeland schools set legislative agenda to benefit students, teachers

Post Image

The 2017 legislative agenda drew the most discussion at Monday night’s Lakeland School System meeting. The three primary focuses of the board’s agenda are local control of schools, funding improvements and modification of Public Chapter 680. The latter item would enable the Department of Education to work with stakeholders in developing an accountability system that […]

Read More

LSS: 2017 Legislative Agenda

Post Image

[Editor’s note: This legislative agenda was copied from the Lakeland School System’s website.] Local Control of Schools We believe that local Boards of Education (BOEs) are best equipped and informed to make decisions that address the needs and challenges of their local schools. In keeping with that principle, we support the following: • The appointment of—rather […]

Read More