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Old Lakeland mall crumbles, makes way for Lake District

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Lakeland bolsters code for more sanitary lots, rescinds Evergreen Square plans

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Lakeland’s city board tightened code on overgrown and dirty properties and acted on the stalled Evergreen Square development at its Sept. 14 meeting. Mayor Wyatt Bunker and Commissioner Clark Plunk were absent, but the board had a quorum to conduct business. No audience members spoke for or against amendments to the city’s code regulating overgrown […]

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LSS tweaks budget for growing technology needs

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The Lakeland School System board added a technology position and an on-call substitute nurse at the Sept. 7 special-called meeting, as well as conducting other business. Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell asked for funds to hire an additional full-time technology employee for the district. Currently, the district and the city of Lakeland share one tech employee, […]

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Lake District project gets reprieve until Sept. 15

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The struggling $375-million Lake District development planned for the former Factory Outlet Mall in Lakeland got another reprieve on Friday, right on the brink of a planned foreclosure. The sale of some of the property was delayed seven more days until 2 p.m. Sept. 15 so that developer Yehuda Netanel could work out the details […]

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Memphis area sees highest home sales of year in August

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MEMPHIS — August home sales in the Memphis-area increased 10.3 percent from a year ago, with 1,942 total sales recorded in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors property records database. Sales were up 11.2 percent from July, when there were 1,747 total sales. Average sales price from August-to-August was up 4.4 percent at $183,175. Inventory decreased […]

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MAAR members elect 2018-19 board of directors

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MEMPHIS — At the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ annual meeting and election on Aug. 31, MAAR members elected five individuals to the 2018-2019 board of directors. They are: 2018 Director/2019 Vice President Amanda Lott of Crye-Leike Inc. 2018-2019 Director Eric Fuhrman of Crye-Leike Inc. 2018-2019 Director Keith Gilliam of Weichert-Realtors-BenchMark 2018-2019 Director Grace Uhlhorn of […]

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LSS approves architect, consultant for LMPS athletic fields project

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In a brief special-called meeting on Thursday, the Lakeland school board approved two items to advance their athletic fields project. The board first approved an agreement with Renaissance Group Inc. to provide architectural services for the athletic fields project at Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. The project makes use of surplus funds from the LMPS building’s […]

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Collegiate Corner

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Universities and colleges have released the following information about Mid-South students. Scholarships The Educational & Memorial Foundation of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) in Brentwood, Tenn., recently awarded scholarships to 18 Memphis-area residents for the 2017-18 academic year. The recipients include Michelle Swain of Lakeland and Baylor White of Cordova, both of […]

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Happy 40th, Lakeland!

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Foreclosure casts shadow on $375M Lake District project

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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 […]

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Eads pianist earns Five Year National Award

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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 […]

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News in Brief for Aug. 24, 2017

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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 […]

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