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‘Giving Together’ adds $6K in Lifeblood donations

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Lakeland to study Bolton area’s petition for annexation

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor The hot topic at Feb. 18’s Lakeland city board meeting was a petition signed by Bolton area residents requesting annexation for an area that includes an estimated 1,026 single-family homes. Delivered by local resident Chris Price, the petition met mixed support and opposition from audience members. Some supporters said they […]

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Planning sessions can cut college costs 60%

Shelby County, Tenn. — Mid-South students and their parents can participate in a free college and career planning event in their local area that can help cut college costs up to 60 percent and provide valuable step-by- step insight on college preparation at several locations around the county.  Local high school students and parents are invited to […]

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Lakeland school board unveils logo, preps for Feb. 10 meeting

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By Carolyn Bahm Express editor Churning waters, a distant sailboat navigating the waves and a guiding star are the eye-catching elements in the Lakeland School System’s proposed logo, provided by board member Matt Wright and unveiled at Monday night’s school board work session. The symbolism captures the rough waters of standing up a new school […]

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Lakeland City Hall flood estimated at $50K

Repairs amounting to an estimated $50,000 will continue at least through Feb. 1 at Lakeland City Hall in the aftermath of a water heater explosion that occurred over the Jan. 10-12 weekend. Every baseboard within range of the water will have to be replaced as well as most of the carpeted areas. Lakeland City Manager […]

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Area home sales show solid growth

The Memphis Area Home Sales Report showed year-over-year home sales growth trends in 2013 for Bartlett, Arlington, and Lakeland. “It was a very solid year for the local market with sales up almost seven percent and average sales price rising 10.6 percent,” said Greg Glosson, president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR). “Certainly, […]

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Jan. 23 Legals

City of Bartlett NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to the requirements of the State of Tennessee and Ordinances of the City of Bartlett, Tennessee, the following is published and made known to all interested persons: The Bartlett Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the Bartlett […]

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Lakeland School System gets initial 3-month budget

By CAROLYN BAHM Express Editor The Lakeland school board approved a $62,000 three-month start-up budget at Monday’s meeting. The start-up funding for January through March came from $100,000 allocated by the city of Lakeland. Using those funds, Supt. Ted Horrell proposed an initial budget with these categories: wages and benefits for the district’s first few […]

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Lakeland wades through city hall flood

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By CAROLYN BAHM Express Editor Lakeland lived up to its name with a burst water heater flooding City Hall last weekend, doing $50,000 in damages. One to two inches of water seeped throughout much of the building, city manager Chris Thomas said. The flooding soaked carpets, fried computers that were housed under desks, damaged boxes […]

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Jan. 16 Legals

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE REALTY LAWSUIT As County Trustee, I am required by law to publish the following statement: You are advised that after March 28, 2014, additional penalties and cost will be imposed in consequence of suits to be filed for enforcement of the lien for taxes against real property; until the filing […]

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Arlington, Lakeland approve superintendents’ contracts

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor Arlington unanimously approved Supt. Tammy Mason’s contract with an annual salary of $143,000, a business vehicle, health insurance, and other benefits. No performance bonus is included. Lakeland approved Supt. Ted Horrell’s contract with an annual salary of $132,600, a $200 monthly car allowance, mileage reimbursement for business-related travel beyond 60 […]

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Lakeland plans Jan. 6 contract vote

By Carolyn Bahm Express Editor The Lakeland School Board is targeting Jan. 6 to approve a proposed contract with Dr. William Edward “Ted” Horrell III as the new school district’s first superintendent. Board members unanimously voted for Horrell at a Dec. 23 meeting, and the salary and benefits negotiations are progressing. An official start date […]

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