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Collegiate Corner for Feb. 23, 2017

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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 […]

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Lakeland board OKs road, drainage and sewer pipe repairs

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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 […]

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Lakeland schools set legislative agenda to benefit students, teachers

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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 […]

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LSS: 2017 Legislative Agenda

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[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 […]

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SCSO sees thefts, intimidation, vandalism in Lakeland

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the latter half of January. For earlier January incidents, see last week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for stolen/damaged items. These are […]

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Business Briefs for Feb. 16, 2017

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LACC awards top businesses at banquet On Jan. 25, the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce recognized top-performing businesses and other leaders who contribute to business success in the city. The chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet Luncheon was held at Club Windward in Lakeland. Honorees included: Making It Happen: Tom Skehan, Lakeland city planner Excellent Customer Service: […]

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Collegiate Corner

Universities and colleges have released the following information about area students. Honors Jessica D. Brewer of Arlington has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Qualifying students must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours […]

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Lakeland city board elects new commissioner

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The Lakeland Board of Commissioners elected former school board member Matt Wright on Thursday night to fill a seat left open by Sherri Gallick, who is moving out of town. In his biography, Wright described a broad background of activism in his community, his faith and Lakeland’s educational system. He is a graduate of Evangelical […]

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Trio of violent crimes hits Bartlett, Millington, Lakeland

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A Lakeland shooting Friday night capped a string of unusual violence in Shelby County suburbs. Earlier in the week, a carjacker shot a victim in Bartlett on Jan. 25, and a Millington man stabbed his grandmother and mother mid-day on Friday. Lakeland shooting The Shelby County Sheriff’s office reported that one Lakeland brother apparently shot […]

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Lakeland brothers’ fight sends one to Med in critical condition

The Shelby County Sheriff’s office has reported that one Lakeland brother apparently shot his older brother in the lower abdomen Friday night, Jan. 27. The shooting happened on the 9400 block of Fletcher Trace Parkway. The victim was taken to Regional One Hospital (“The Med”) for surgery and remained in critical condition as of Saturday […]

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Calendar of Events

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“Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K registration: Registration now open for “Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K. Event will be 10 a.m. April 8 at the Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. Registration: $10-$25. Details: racesonline.com/events/readysetgrow5k. Ride for Life registration: Registration now open for 6th annual Ride for Life 25-mile ride and 1 mile kids fun run. Event […]

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SCSO tracks down package thief in Lakeland incidents

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handled the following incidents in Lakeland during the latter half of December, including the resolution of several front-porch package thefts. For earlier December incidents, see last week’s issue of The Bartlett Express. Editor’s note: All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and […]

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