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

Happy 40th, Lakeland!

Read More

Foreclosure casts shadow on $375M Lake District project

Post Image

The $375-million Lake District development in Lakeland is no longer a sure thing. The Memphis Daily News shocked local residents and city officials last Wednesday with the project’s property foreclosure notice. The notice was for 33 acres of property owned by Lakeland Station Holding LLC and Gilad Development Corp. at 3536 Canada Road, Lakeland. This […]

Read More

Eads pianist earns Five Year National Award

Post Image

Rose Guimera, 13, daughter of Don and Cora Guimera of Eads, has earned the Five Year National Award from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She performed 10 memorized pieces each year for five years in Germantown’s Piano Guild Auditions, where she earned Superior Plus ratings. She received the Guild’s five-year pin and a porcelain […]

Read More

News in Brief for Aug. 24, 2017

Post Image

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 […]

Read More

$3.5M surplus has LSS eying athletics project

Post Image

Construction of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School came in $3.5 million under budget, and the superintendent and school board have an idea what to do with those funds: Get a head start on the campus’s athletic fields with the help of another $1 million in funds set aside by the city. At the Aug. 14 school […]

Read More

Lakeland board to seek legal advice on free speech vs. libel

Post Image

The Aug. 3 work session for Lakeland’s city board ended on a jarring note that continues to play out in contentious social media posts. The topic was defamation of board members’ characters on social media. Vice Mayor Josh Roman said the board gets frustrated when they believe people are trying to undermine the progress of […]

Read More

Lakeland welcomes public to tour new $20M middle school

Lakeland’s new $20-million middle school went from a spring 2016 groundbreaking to a ribbon cutting in one breathtaking year. On Sunday, officials welcomed an estimated 300 or more citizens into the pristine brick and stone-clad building. The 2017-18 school year begins on Monday, Aug. 7, openings its doors to about 600 students in grades 5-8. […]

Read More

Pair of sixth-graders tidy up Lakeland Senior Center library

Abby Johnson and Abigail Delloso of Lakeland, both 11, shelved their free-time to earn community service hours at the Lakeland Senior Center. The two rising sixth-graders cleaned up and alphabetized more than 200 books by the author’s last name in the center’s library area on July 20. They pulled out any duplicate book titles and […]

Read More

Collegiate Corner

Post Image

Colleges and universities have released the following updates about area students. Academic honors Taylor Mallett of Arlington was named to the spring 2017 dean’s list for Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of […]

Read More

LSS to weigh dress code options

Post Image

Last week, the Lakeland school board carried over the topic of a standardized dress code for students until its next meeting, but all other items on the July 10 meeting’s agenda passed. In a lengthier discussion at a previous meeting on June 10, board member Geoff Hicks advocated using uniforms at both schools to save […]

Read More

July 30 open house set for new Lakeland middle school

Post Image

The Lakeland School System is ready to unveil its new $20 million Lakeland Middle Preparatory School on July 30. Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell, the Lakeland School System Board of Education and LMPS principal Matt Adler will host the public and both elected and appointed officials at a dedication, ribbon cutting and open house for the […]

Read More

Bartlett, Arlington & Lakeland public schools’ 2017-18 calendar

Post Image

The following combined school district calendar is for Bartlett City Schools, Arlington Community Schools and Lakeland School System. July 27-28 New teacher induction (Bartlett and Arlington) July 31 Professional development, morning; administrative day, afternoon. For teachers and administrative staff Aug. 1 Administrative day and student enrollment verification/new student registration day Aug. 2 Professional development, morning; […]

Read More