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Bartlett drama brings charm to Lakeland seniors

A lot of drama took place at the Lakeland Senior Center recently, but it was purely theatrics. At first glance, the facility appeared to be overrun with homeless vagabonds and townspeopl who looked as if they stepped right out of another era. Instead, they were 16 members of the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club. The […]

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Collegiate Corner

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Colleges and universities have released the following news about area students. Scholarships Sarah Gehring of Bartlett recently received scholarship awards from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., for the 2017-18 academic year. She received the Provost Scholarship and an out-of-state fee waiver. She was selected from those who applied based on their ACT (American College […]

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Lakeland ignites plan to launch fire department

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After about two years of study and discussion, Lakeland took a big step last week toward setting up the city’s own fire department. Lakeland currently pays the Shelby County Fire Department for fire service, and the mayor and commissioners believe the move will save money in the long run. At the June 8 city board […]

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Lakeland to weigh different dress codes

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Lakeland’s school board is considering either a “standardized dress code” or updating the district’s traditional dress code policy. After a lengthy discussion at the June 12 meeting, the board agreed to send out a survey to parents and hear a presentation from Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell at the July 10 meeting. The board’s goal is […]

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Students honored at piano recital

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Benita Pepper of Lakeland, a private piano instructor, presented 24 students in a recital May 27 at Lane Music Recital Hall in Germantown. Students were awarded certificates for their participation. Eleven students received medals for successfully performing 10-piece memorized programs and skills tests at the National Piano Guild Auditions in May. They were Sharav Shyam, […]

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Big Orange Caravan cruises to Cordova

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Collegiate Corner for June 15, 2017

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Universities and colleges have released the following information about local students’ achievements. Academic honors Morgan White of Lakeland has been named to the spring 2017 president’s honor roll at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Okla. To be eligible, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester and maintain a GPA […]

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Sex trafficking victim rescued at Lakeland motel

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­ [Updates: Updated 4:37 p.m. CST June 15 with details from the female suspect’s affidavit. Updated 4 p.m. CST June 15 with details from the male suspect’s affidavit. Updated 3:37 p.m. CST June 15 with ages and home city locations for suspects. Updated 4:51 p.m. CST June 14 with Tennessee statistics. Updated 3:54 p.m. CST June […]

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Collegiate Corner for June 8, 2017

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Colleges and universities have released the following information about area students. Academic honors Jessica D. Brewer of Arlington has been named to the spring dean’s list at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while […]

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Wright wins Lakeland board seat by 8 votes

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Unofficial results of the Lakeland special election on May 25 show Wesley Wright narrowly winning a seat on the city board by just eight votes. He replaces Michele Dial, who resigned in March. Wright received 380 votes, with his closest competitor, Maurice Denbow, receiving 372. Billy Rodgers had 145 votes, and there was one write-in […]

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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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Youths learn the value of patience and good bait

Under gray skies Saturday morning, 90 children from Lakeland and surrounding communities gathered around I.H. Managerial Park Lake to try their luck at earning a fishing trophy. Children ages 4-12 competed in the Annual Children’s Fishing Rodeo, starting at 8 a.m. Parents kept a close eye on the little ones to keep them from slinging […]

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