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Lakeland school bond lawsuit heads to trial: City to appeal judge’s decision

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Attorneys for Cary and Lillie (Lou) Melton and the City of Lakeland were back in chancery court again Tuesday to get a ruling on the Meltons’ lawsuit to stop Lakeland’s proposed school bond. The Lakeland couple filed on Dec. 8 in an attempt to stop any bonds that violate state law. Their lawsuit also alleges […]

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Cities announce holiday closures

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Area municipalities have announced their holiday closures. Bartlett Bartlett City Offices, the senior center, library and animal shelter will be closed Dec. 25-26 for the Christmas holiday. They will also be closed on Jan. 1, 2018, for New Year’s Day. Trash pickup for the week of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will be delayed one […]

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Lawsuit adds tension to Lakeland High project

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Cary and Lillie (Lou) Melton are among a group of Lakeland residents who refuse to accept their city’s and school district’s plans to issue $60 million in bonds without getting public approval. Of that amount, an estimated $36.5 million would be used to build a high school. The Meltons have taken it a step further, […]

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CBU student earns national pianist award

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Ralph Guimera, 18, of Eads has earned the Six Year National Award from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. He performed 10 memorized pieces each year for six years in Germantown’s Piano Guild Auditions, where he earned Superior Plus Ratings. He received the guild’s six-year pin and a porcelain bust of Beethoven from his teacher, […]

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Business Briefs

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Bartlett Allstate agency owner earns prestigious designation As a business leader and involved citizen in the Memphis area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Daniel Garcia has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017. The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon 26 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. The designation is […]

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Lakeland’s Shamblin signs with Bama

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Lakeland considers $36.5M high school

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Central elements in the Nov. 9 Lakeland city board meeting were a presentation on a $36.5 million high school plan, establishment of a city court, and establishment of limits for less-desirable businesses. By request, Lakeland School System Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell provided an overview of build-out plans and estimated costs so the district can accommodate […]

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2 burglary suspects fall for Lakeland ‘bait’ truck

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A spike in the number of auto burglaries led to a successful “bait” vehicle operation in Lakeland last week. Lt. David Ballard of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Lakeland, Bartlett, Memphis and Shelby County have seen an uptick in the number of auto burglaries recently. At a weekly intel meeting between police […]

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DUI driver charged in multi-vehicle crash on I-40

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A woman has been charged with DUI in a multi-vehicle crash near Lakeland last Thursday. Just before 4 a.m. Nov. 2, Angela Underwood of Mason, Tenn., took the wrong ramp for Interstate 40 at Canada Road and headed westbound into the eastbound lane, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman. She collided head-on with another […]

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Veterans Day 2017: Honors for hometown heroes

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See the enclosed special section, “Hometown Heroes” for information on local Veterans Day observations, special discounts for veterans and active-duty military members, and feature stories about some of our area veterans. Closures Also note that some public offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observation of Veterans Day: Bartlett City Offices, Bartlett Public Library, […]

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Collegiate Corner for Nov. 9, 2017

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Colleges and universities have issued press releases about the following local students. Arlington nursing student has 3 wins at national conference Third-year Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Sara Wilkinson of Arlington took home top honors at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) annual conference in Seattle, Wash. Wilkinson, a student at University of […]

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U.S. 64 crash kills 1, injures 3

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LAKELAND — A two-vehicle collision on U.S. 64 left one person dead and three injured on Thursday, Oct. 26, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. It was at the intersection with Rockcreek Parkway. Tylen D. Yancey, 21, was driving the first vehicle, a 2016 Ford Mustang, and was injured in the crash. His passenger, Mario Bell […]

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